Improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions
Occupational injuries and illnesses are a significant burden on both companies and the economy as a whole.
Taking effective preventive and protective measures can play a significant role in counteracting this problem.
They enable an organization or company to provide a safe and healthy workplace for employees whilst
increasing the profitability of companies. To support companies in implementing such initiatives, ISO has
developed a new standard:
ISO 45001:2018-03 – Occupational health and safety management systems - Requirements with
guidance for use
This international standard provides uniform rules governing occupational health and safety management
systems; as a result, the specification OHSAS 18001 has been withdrawn. This document specifies requirements
for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system and is applicable to any organization regardless
of its size, type and activities. It also provides guidelines for its application that empower organizations to prevent
work-related injury and ill health and provide a safe and healthy workplace for employees. Key points:
What can using ISO 45001 do for your organization?
An OH&S management system based on ISO 45001 can improve or support the following measures:
What benefits can this provide to a company or organization?
Who should consider using ISO 45001?
The very simple answer is: ALL organizations. Any organization that wishes to establish, implement
and maintain an OH&S management system can benefit from using this standard. This includes small
businesses, multinational corporations, non-profit organizations, foundations, academic institutions
and government ministries. Any organization that has employees can benefit from taking systematic
actions to provide a safe and healthy workplace by eliminating hazards and minimizing OH&S risks.