ISO 45001:2015 - Occupational health and safety management system.
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.
ISO 45001 defines the requirements for a management system for OH&S management, as well as giving guidance on its use.
An ISO 45001 management system provides a framework to establish OH&S management policies, objectives, processes and governance, and facilitates an organisation's achievement of its strategic goals. ISO 45001 utilizes a structured, effective, and efficient process that drives continual improvement for an organisation's OH&S performance.
Note: This standard focuses on the need for a management system, not the management of specific types of hazards and risks.
Migrating from OHSAS 18001 to the new International Standard ISO 45001.
While ISO 45001 draws on OHSAS 18001 – the former benchmark for OH&S – it is a new and distinct standard, not a revision or update, and is due to be phased in gradually over the next three years. Organisations will therefore need to revise their current thinking and work practices in order to maintain organisational compliance.
*source: International Labour Organisation.