ISO 45001 is the internationally-recognised standard for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) and through its implementation, it can help companies to reduce and mitigate risks, provide regulation and ultimately puts employee’s safety at the forefront.
ISO 45001 is an improved OHSMS standard which utilises the original OHSAS 18001 criteria but uses an Annex SL structure like other ISO management systems, making the implementation easier and more efficient.
The key differences between both standards are that ISO 45001 requires the company management to take a stronger leadership role in Occupational Health and Safety and for this to be incorporated into the overall management system of the company. ISO 45001 also follows a preventative process, requiring hazard risks to be evaluated and remedied before they cause accidents and injuries, unlike OHSAS 18001, which focused only on hazard control.
By becoming certified to ISO 45001, it means that your company’s Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) policy satisfies the requirements of the standard which helps your business to reduce staff productivity and increase staff engagement.