ISO 45001 / OHSAS 18001

Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems

What is this?

Occupational Safety and Health management systems are relevant and can be applied to all businesses, regardless of size or activity.

The Health & Safety Systems have application in every company that aims at the practical proof of its interest for the safety of its employees, but also of all the persons involved in its operation (customers, visitors), establishment of a reliable system of identification, recording, evaluation and control of all risks, setting specific health & safety goals and implementing organized actions to achieve them.

What are the advantages of its application?

  • Commitment and allocation of necessary resources for the implementation of the OSH programs, in order to achieve the objectives for the OSH.

  • Strengthening companies in forecasting & dealing with potential risks for the OSH.

  • Active role of employees, through their training & education in risk identification, to create a successful OSH program.

  • Monitoring the current in the operation of the Legislation body and conformity assessment.

  • Defining a control framework for partners-suppliers-subcontractors.

  • Definition of OSH monitoring indicators.

  • Development of OSH culture within the company.

  • Reduction of accidents and occupational diseases.

  • Reduction of time loss due to accidents and occupational diseases.

  • Reducing the cost of accident and occupational disease management.

  • Recognition of the acquisition of an international benchmark.

Whom it may concern?

All organizations regardless of size and type of activity that want to highlight the health and safety of their employees.

The ISO 45001: 2018 standard was published on March 12, 2018 and a three-year transitional period was set for the transition of certification from OHSAS 18001: 2007 to ISO 45001: 2018, ie the deadline is March 11, 2021. On this date all certificates issued in accordance with BS OHSAS 18001 will become invalid. It is noted, however, that after March 12, 2020, all certificates issued will be exclusively in accordance with the ISO 45001: 2018 standard.

The goal of ISO 45001 is to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses, including the promotion and protection of physical and mental health.