ISO 45001 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Standard, which will replace the OHSAS 18001 Standard, was published in English on March 12-13, 2018. For ISO 45001: 2018, for which a transition period of 3 years is foreseen as of the date of publication, the conversion will be made through the OHSAS 18001 system. ISO 45001 is designed to prevent occupational accidents and diseases and to provide safe and healthy working environments. The ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard will provide a serious gain in preventing occupational accidents and occupational diseases, which are a great burden on businesses.
The ISO 45001 standard creates a framework for businesses all over the world in order to reduce the risks of the working environment, increase the safety of employees and create more reliable working conditions and includes requirements that will reduce the burden on them.
It follows system approaches such as the ISO 9001 quality management system and ISO 14001 environmental management system, which are accepted all over the world. The main structure of ISO 45001 was established in accordance with the Annex SL structure that was implemented with the latest revisions and consists of 10 items.
It has been made easy to integrate with other standards.
ISO 45001 occupational health and safety management standard can be applied by the following organizations;
- Large-scale organizations
- Small and medium businesses
- Public institutions and non-profit organizations
- Non-governmental organizations
BENEFITS OF ISO 45001 STANDARD;
- To prove the importance given to occupational health and safety in the business
- To increase the productivity, market power and competitive conditions of the business
- It increases the motivation and participation of the employees, ensures their trust in the institution, contributes to the commitment to the corporate values.
- It prevents work accidents and occupational diseases at workplaces (causing death, illness, injury, damage and other losses) and prevents unwanted events to a great extent.
- It shows that the commitment of the management is ensured due to the importance given to health and safety issues. It increases the reputation of the institution and gives the image of a reliable company in the public eye.
- It takes control of possible work accidents with risk management. It ensures that precautionary practices are clearly defined and that these activities are carried out. As a result, accidents are prevented.
- By preventing the stopping and slowing of production due to accidents and diseases, it reduces the compensation expenses, fines and compensations and reduces operating costs.