The Benefits of ISO 45001

The Benefits of ISO 45001

The Benefits of ISO 45001

For organizations 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 regulatory requirements.

Read more at the ANSI Blog: The Benefits of ISO 45001 https://blog.ansi.org/?p=157384