ISO 45001 is the new international standard for Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) management system that will replace OHSAS 18001. ISO 45001 sets a framework that can help companies proactively address risks in the workplace, risks that cause over 7,600 deaths daily due to work-related accidents and diseases.
Being certified for ISO 45001 means that an organization’s OH&S management system has met the world standard of practice intended to keep the workplace safe for all employees.
According to ISO, the successful implementation of an effective OH&S management system can be dependent on the following key factors:
- Management-led culture of commitment to safety
- Inclusive and open communication amongst employees
- Proper allocation of resources
- OH&S policies aligned with company goals
- Implementation and continuous improvement of risk management
- Legal compliance
A company can self-check and work to implement an effective OH&S management system before consulting an independent certification body to be certified for ISO 45001. Paper-based audits though under the new ISO 45001 requirements can be burdensome and time-consuming, running the risk of delivering the opposite of the intended objective of the OH&S Management System. Time spent on documentation and manual filing of records could be better spent working on the actual hazards found during audits.
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Here is a collection of our carefully prepared workplace safety checklists you can browse and use as part of achieving ISO 45001 certification and ongoing compliance.