Occupational Health And Safety Management System

Occupational health and safety is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safetyhealth, and welfare of people at work. The goals of occupational safety and health programs include to foster a safe and healthy work environment. The main focus in occupational health is on three different objectives: (i) the maintenance and promotion of workers’ health and working capacity; (ii) the improvement of working environment and work to become conducive to safety and health and (iii) development of work organizations and working cultures in a direction which supports health and safety at work and in doing so also promotes a positive social climate and smooth operation and may enhance productivity of the organization

Occupational Health & Safety management system

ISO 45001

  • Health and safety in the workplace are the prime concern of most businesses, still deaths and injuries occur. ISO 45001 sets the minimum standard of practice to protect employees.
  • 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, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements, will help organizations reduce occupational injuries and ill health by providing a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions, 
  • ISO 45001 is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, industry or nature of business.
  • It is designed to be integrated into an organization’s existing management processes and follows the same high-level structure as other ISO management system standards, such as ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management).

Benefits :

  • will help them manage their OH&S risks and improve their OH&S performance by developing and implementing effective policies and objectives. Key potential benefits from use of the standard include:
  • Reduction of workplace incidents
  • Reduced absenteeism and staff turnover, leading to increased productivity
  •  Reduced cost of insurance premiums
  •  Creation of a health and safety culture, whereby employees are encouraged to take an active role in their own OH&S
  •  Reinforced leadership commitment to proactively improve OH&S performance • Ability to meet legal and regulatory requirements
  • Enhanced reputation
  • Improved staff morale

 

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