ISO 45001 certification

ISO 45001 CertificationISO 45001 certification is certification against an ISO standard meant for Occupational Health and Safety of the employees in your organization. It’s important to know what is required for ISO 45001 certification before you start working on it. There are many requirements, including an organizational commitment to providing a safe working environment, risk assessment process, management system implementation with documented procedures and responsibilities, occupational injury/illness prevention program with an annual review process. 

Evolution of Health and Safety Management 

related to occupational accidents and diseases, the global workforce is facing increasing safety concerns, which are mainly caused by physical risk factors including noise, heat stress, and chemical exposure; psychological risks such as mental fatigue from long hours of concentration or boredom; combined biological/physical risks for example high loads on muscles and joints due to heavy lifting. The safety concerns are not limited to physical or psychological risks. The increasing environmental factors also represent a significant risk at workplaces, including:

– Long periods in areas with high levels of noise and vibration;

– Exposure to chemicals such as solvents, pesticides, formaldehyde, and silica dust without appropriate controls.

The Occupational Safety Standards Act (OSSA) was established in 1970. OSSA define the responsibility of employers to provide a safe and healthy work environment for employees. The standard is based on but does not replace any other statutes or regulations that regulate occupational safety.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which implements OSSA through enforcement activities, provide training and consultation and promote research to advance the field.

– OSSA require employers who have employees working in hazardous areas or occupations to prepare a written safety program for their workplaces;

– It also specifies guidelines on how to develop these programs, including specific requirements for hazard assessments.

The International Organization for Standardization’s ISO 45001 is built on the success of earlier international standards OHSAS 18001, which is also a code by the International Labour Organisation’s ILO-OSH Guidelines.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 45001 in March 2018. BS OHSAS 18001 certified organizations were eligible to upgrade to ISO 45001 by March 2021 and keep their recognized certification.

ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System

ISO 45001 establishes requirements for occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system to enable organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as by proactively improving its OH&S performance.

(OH&SMS) is a way for an organization to demonstrate that it has established a commitment to provide safety in the workplace. 

Many companies are under the impression that safety is just one of many important things to consider in an organization. Safety should be considered as corporate culture and part of every decision-making process, not only from management but also among employees at all levels. It requires a holistic approach that includes evaluating risks related to human health, environmental impact, and economic sustainability. It is important to consider the risks, hazards, and control measures when developing an OH&SMS. Such systems are built around the risks that they are established to address. 

ISO 45001, the International Standard for occupational health and safety management systems, is applicable to any organization that wishes to establish implement and maintain an OH&S management system to improve occupational health and safety; eliminate hazards; minimize OH&S risks (including system deficiencies) take advantage of OH&S opportunities and address OH&S.

The various outcomes that ISO 45001:2018 can help an organization to achieve are in line with their OH&S policy as they include;

  1. Continual improvement of OH&S performance;
  2. Fulfillment of legal requirements and other requirements;
  3. Achievement of OH&S objectives.

Any business, regardless of its size, type, or operations, can use ISO45001. It applies to OH&S risks under the organization’s control, takinginto account elements such as the organization’s operating environment,as well as the needs and expectations of its employees and other stakeholders.

EAS is providing ISO 45001 certification services, our strategic approach helps to achieve all the safety measures required to minimize the accidents and injuries that may happen in the workplace. Our service helps the organization that has not yet worked on a health and safety management system. We provide assistance from an independent service to find out what is still absent to attain compliance with the chosen standard requirements and obtain a related certification

The transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001

If your organization is already certified for OHSAS 18001 Safety Management System your organization can apply with the existing OHSAS certificate for transition to ISO 45001 certification 

What is the difference between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001?

The fundamental difference between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001 certifications is that ISO 45001 takes a proactive approach to hazard risk evaluation in order to prevent any accidents or injuries, whilst OHSAS 18001 focuses purely on risk management without solving or addressing any hazards.

Why EAS?

EAS will aid you to earn an in-depth knowledge of ISO 45001, a universal standard for safety management systems that contributes a structure for a safer workplace. Our global connected system in every country allows us to serve organizations worldwide and certify their compliance with ISO 45001 on a global scale. Auditors and trainers in EAS hold both international and national accreditations to meet local requirements for integrated auditing processes.

Benefits of ISO 45001 Certification

The success of an organization solely depends on the employees and the management. Retaining productive employees can achieve only by providing needful consideration of their welfare. The benefits of OH&SMS are providing a safe and healthy work environment for the employees thereby providing health protection for employees. The certification helps to enhance the reputation of the organization. A safe work environment helps to reduce workplace accidents and thereby eliminate unnecessary expenses. And predominantly the organization can achieve employee satisfaction.

Cost of Certification

EAS always charges the best competitive rates for ISO 45001 certification. The costing is done based on the

  • Number of Employees
  • Risk Factors
  • Sites and locations.

How to apply for ISO 45001 Certification

If you are interested to know about ISO 45001 certification, please visit the EAS website and fill out an Enquiry form. 

An auditor will get in touch with you within 24 hours of receiving your request. We’ll listen carefully before responding with a tailor-made quote for an assessment process that has been built around your organization’s needs, budget and time frames.

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