The new standard ISO 45001:2018, which gradually replaces OHSAS 18001:2007 standard, concerns all companies aiming at managing threats and opportunities associated with health and safety in the working environment for employees, customers and the general public and it can be implemented by any company, regardless of its size or activity including product manufacturers or service providers.
ISO 45001:2018 is applicable to any organization that wishes to:
- Establish an OH&S management system to eliminate or minimize risk to employees and other interested parties who may be exposed to OH&S risks associated with its activities.
- Implement, maintain and continually improve an OH&S management system
ISO 45001:2018, which was issued on 12/3/2018, is an international standard giving requirements related to health and safety management and sets a prerequisite of the existence of OH&S Management System. The organization should define its context and identify the needs and expectations of employees and other stakeholders related to the OH&S management system. It relies on the prevention of accidents and enables an organization to have control over, and knowledge of, all relevant hazards resulting from normal operations and abnormal situations, and improve its performance.
The core of the standard is the identification, evaluation and control of OHS hazards. The ‘Plan-Do-Check-Act’ principle also applies to this standard. Commitment by top management for the continual improvement of OHS performance, participation of workers, prevention of accidents and compliance with the legislation is a prerequisite and crucial for its successful implementation.
Reduction in number of accidents and day-absence from work
Demonstrate your commitment to the OHS of staff and protection of property and facilities
Conformance with legal requirements and avoidance of authority fines
Increase in employee motivation
Improvement of safety culture
Increased flexibility and smoother transition to changes within the organization through more transparent processes
Increased control and reduction of hazards through the setting of objectives, targets and evolved responsibility
- Normative references
- Terms and definitions
- Context of the organization
- Leadership and worker participation
- Performance evaluation
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