What business benefits are there in implementing ISO45001
Over 6000* people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases – that’s over 2.3 million* every year.
Additionally, there are some 340 million* occupational accidents, many of these resulting in extended absences from work.
- Diseases related to work cause the most deaths among workers. Hazardous substances alone are estimated to cause 651,279 deaths a year.
- The construction industry has a disproportionately high rate of recorded accidents.
- Younger and older workers are particularly vulnerable. The ageing population in developed countries means that an increasing number of older persons are working and need special consideration.
* source: International Labour Organisation
With effective and robust processes in place, many organisations can mitigate and / or prevent such incidents.
ISO 45001:2018 sets the framework for establishing, implementing, and maintaining an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, managing OH&S risks and opportunities. With ISO45001 being based on the high-level structure for all management systems, an organisation can combine systems with other standards e.g. ISO9001 and ISO14001.
ISO45001 is designed to prevent work-related injury and ill-health and to provide safe and healthy workplaces. Ultimately, its aim is to promote and protect the physical and mental health of workers, a responsibility held by any organisation.
Being an international standard, ISO45001 crosses all boundaries; geographic, political, economic, commercial and social. So, whether large or small, trading locally, nationally or internationally, ISO45001 sets the benchmark.
Good safety and health management systems and cultures help organisation to:
- Prevent injury, illness and death
- Improve reputation, resilience and results
Benefits can include:
- Improve ability to respond to regulatory compliance issues
- Improve identification of hazards and risks
- Reduce the overall costs of incidents
- Reduce downtime and the costs of disruption to operations
- Reducing the cost of insurance premiums
- Reducing absenteeism and employee turnover rates
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