currently lacking an OH&S management system, the promotion of worker
health and safety is far more than just a precaution; it derives from
the need to combat persistent danger. According to the International
Labour Organization (ILO), there are over 2.78 million deaths each year
from workplace injuries or illnesses. Moreover, these incidents wage a
toll on all places of employment. In fact, the greatest portion of these
fatalities result from health issues, not injuries.
An OH&S management system helps organizations limit these risks.
Through the involvement of top leadership, clear communication,
effective processes for identifying hazards, and the means for continual
improvement, ISO 45001:2018 sets forth the guidance for an organization
to improve its OH&S performance. With its usage, organizations
should be able to clearly identify their OH&S risks, evaluate and
seek to improve performance, and encourage and assure that workers take
an active role.
The benefits for the employees are clear; they see improved workplace
conditions and lessen their risk for injury or illness. With limited
absenteeism and reduced workplace incidents, employers see monumental
advantages as well. By fostering a health a safety culture within the
workplace, employers can expect an increase in productivity and a
reduced cost of insurance premiums. Furthermore, this can better their
reputation and advance a positive staff morale overall.
With a focus on the involvement of leadership, users of the system
provided through ISO 45001:2018 should also expect reinforced leadership
commitment to improve conditions even further in the future. Those
adopting the system are also better equipped to meet legal and
Read more at the ANSI Blog: The Benefits of ISO 45001 https://blog.ansi.org/?p=157384