Occupational Health & Safety System
ISO 45001 provides a framework to improve employee safety,
reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions,
all over the world
Occupational Health and Safety
Over 7 600 people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases – that’s over 2.78 million every year*. The burden of occupational injuries and diseases is significant, both for employers and the wider economy, resulting in losses from early retirements, staff absence and rising insurance premiums.
To combat the problem, ISO has developed the world’s first occupational health and safety standard. The standard aims to help your organization to provide a safe and healthy workplace for your workers and other people in order prevent deaths, work-related injury and ill-health as well as continually improve OH&S performance.
The standard brings occupational health and safety management and continual improvement into the heart of an organization. This new standard is an opportunity for organizations to align their strategic direction with their OH&S management system. In addition, there is an increased focus on improving occupational health and safety performance. The standard was developed by a committee of occupational health and safety experts, and follows other generic management system approaches such as ISO 14001 and ISO 9001
What are the major differences between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001?
There are many differences, but the main change is that ISO 45001 concentrates on the interaction between an organization and its business environment while OHSAS 18001 was focused on managing OH&S hazards and other internal issues. But the standards also diverge in many other ways:
- ISO 45001 is process-based – OHSAS 18001 is procedure-based
- ISO 45001 is dynamic in all clauses – OHSAS 18001 is not
- ISO 45001 considers both risk and opportunities – OHSAS 18001 deals exclusively with risk
- ISO 45001 includes the views of interested parties – OHSAS 18001 does not’
Kaizen Strategies provide consultancy services for the establishment, implementation and maintenance of a ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System .You will be assigned a dedicated consultant who will work with you throughout the implementation process. Your consultant will be responsible for advising you of the requirements and for producing your documented management system in accordance with the requirements of the Standard.
within the perspective of running a sound and sustainable organization,
the standard can help an organization to:
- Reduce work related injuries, ill health and death
- Eliminate or minimize OH&S risks
- Improve OH&S performance and effectiveness
- Demonstrate corporate responsibility and meet supply chain requirements
- Protect brand reputation
- Motivate and engage staff through consultation and participation