ISO 45001 – Occupational Health & Safety
Released in March of 2018, this standard will replace the existing OHSAS 18000 standard. Certification to OHSAS 18000 will expire on March 12, 2021. In order to maintain certification to an Occupational Health and Safety Standard, will need to implement the new requirements. Although ISO 45001 has taken consideration the ISO 18000 requirements, guidelines from the International Labor Organization has also been taken into consideration.
The high-level structure of ISO 45001 is compatible with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 so that integrating the management systems is made easy and of course, with multiple ISO systems, easier to maintain when implemented and documented properly.
How does ISO 45001 certification benefit an organization?
Like the latest versions of the ISO 9000 (Quality) and ISO 14000 (Environmental) standards, this new standard adopts the risk-based approach.
Certification to ISO 45001, allows an organization to manage their OH&S risks, thus reducing workplace incidents which turn, will reduce absenteeism and turnover of staff which results in increased productivity.
Reduction of health and/or safety incidents means a reduction of insurance premiums.
Certification to ISO 45001 can allow an organization to demonstrate meeting legal and regulatory requirements.
Other benefits are reinforced leadership and a commitment to improve a company’s OH&S performance which helps improve staff morale.
Perry Johnson Consulting offers a streamlined four step approach that will prepare your company for certification quickly and inexpensively. Our A-Z process includes the development of your policy manual and procedures manuals and/or integration of your existing ISO 9001:2015 or ISO 14001:2015 systems, guidance on implementation, hands on training and internal audit services.