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ISO 45001 – A New Standard for Workplace Safety

Date: 5th October 2018

More than 7,600 people die each day from occupational accidents and work-related diseases – nearly 2.78 million deaths every year. The International Standards Organization intends to change this statistic, introducing the world’s first International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety – ISO 45001:2018.

This standard is applicable to all organizations regardless of size, industry or type of business. ISO 45001:2018 is designed to deliver many benefits for your organization, including:

  • Reduction of workplace incidents
  • Decreased absenteeism and turnover
  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced cost of insurance premiums
  • Creating a culture focused on health and safety
  • Meet legal and regulatory requirements
  • Improved staff morale
  • Enhanced company reputation

ISO 45001:2018 was developed under the current ISO structure and incorporates the input of experts from more than 70 countries. It works with your business’s existing management processes to provide a framework that increases safety measures, reduces workplace risks, and enhances the overall health and well-being of your workers.

Pacific Safety’s approach to safety management has always been based on risk mitigation, prevention, and continuous improvement. We are strongly aligned with this new standard and have helped a client audit their programs against the ISO 45001:2018 standard requirements. We are currently working towards lead auditor certification.

If you would like to know more about implementing the ISO 45001:2018 – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems in your business, please contact our safety advisor team.

You can also get all the details about ISO 45001:2018 on the ISO website.

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