ISO 45001 Certification

Increased challenges to the organizations are witnessed due to injury/illness, loss of work, increase in safety regulations according to the occupation, vast amount of penalties or citations, rise in compensation cost of workers, medical claims and cost, worker retention and the satisfaction of employees. ISO 45001 OHSMS is the perfect sound blend for all of these issues.

Upon seeing the real-world operating experience, we noticed that the working compensations are seemingly growing upwards only with fast speed. Workers compensation medical is claiming ascend in the amount which is recorded at 3.6 billion over the period of last ten years. The traditional health and safety management related to occupations was only meant for reacting towards the incidents that took place and not on decreasing the risks related to that particular work that made ISO 45001:2018 certified organizations. Many other factors are included in the cost facing organizations, but however, these are not the things cost facing organizations are limited to.

It is reported that because of OHSMS 45001, there has been some drastic improvement in the benefits for all the occupational workers. Due to these organizations, employees are responding in favor of registered organizations, and they continue to commit to the improvements in health and safety. A positive organizational change is observed due to increased employee’s awareness and committing individually to occupational health and safety. More improvement is made because of the fact that employees are now being educated and are aware of the safety issues and understandings. Increasing awareness has been the key factor to OHSMS organizations in decreasing risk factors.

Bottom line improvements for organizations that have a registered OH&S management system include efficient organizational discipline, employee awareness and satisfaction, recognition by insures lower workers compensation and medical costs and increased control of regulatory issues.

The History of the OHSMS 45001 Standard

It was meant to fill the gap through a bridge to places where there were very little or no occupational health and safety regulations and also to the places where it didn’t meet the international standards. The development for this organization included many people in each post is it leading bodies, certifiers, trade bodies and expert consultancies.

The first version of the standard appeared in 1999 and was based on a number of existing standards (including BS8800:1996) that had been developed by the leading national certification bodies. The current version of the standard is OHSAS 18001:2007. This supersedes OHSAS 18001:1999, which is to be phased out by July 2009. Thereafter it (OHSAS 18001) will no longer be recognized.

What Would You Get?

It would be beneficial for us in lots of manners that included healthy/safe working environment, minimizing the risks, improvement in organizational performance, pro-active approach, competitive advantages, and Improved Communications, morale and job satisfaction, Help to stay in compliance with legal requirements, Diligence Demonstration & Gain Assurance and finally Improvement in Overall Performance.

As of statistics provided by the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates more than 6000 deaths daily due to work-related accidents or diseases. There are about 340 million occupational accidents and 160 million victims of occupational diseases every year. The ILO estimates that this number will continue to increase if every business owner does not appropriately handle it.

The ISO committee, especially occupational health & safety experts, has developed the ISO 45000 series, which can be used as a guideline for saving workers from accidents and occupational diseases. If your organization is looking for success while ensuring that performance and safety are not compromised, the ISO 45001 standard provide solutions and tool of continual improvement for Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems.

Understand the various standards that are part of the ISO 45000 Series provide support and can be applied in any organization. The series consists of several international standards as follows:

  • ISO 45001:2018 – Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use ISO 45001, an international standard published in March 2018, provides requirements and guidance on your organization’s occupational health and safety management systems. This standard also replaces the OHSAS 18001 standard, which has been withdrawn since 2021.
  • ISO 45001 is usually applied to organizations with multiple sites that may involve high-risk activities. Organizations can also use it to support all types of industrial fields and businesses of various scales. This is because occupational health and safety are required in each organization.
  • Every organization certified to ISO 45001 has succeeded in creating a safe, healthy and comfortable work environment for workers and meeting legal or other relevant requirements.
  • ISO 45002 – General guidelines for the implementation of ISO 45001:2018, The ISO 45002 standard is development by the technical committee of ISO/TC 283 Occupational health and safety management and has yet to be officially released. The purpose of this standard is to make it easier for your organization to implement ISO 45001.

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has released several guidelines that can be used as a reference in the implementation of ISO 45001, as follows:

  • BS 45002-0:2018 – General guidelines for the application of ISO 45001This standard can support your organization in implementing and developing its OH&S management system to achieve ISO 45001 certification. This guidance document provides multiple examples of implementation methods.
  • BS 45002-1:2018 – Managing occupational healthThis standard addresses managing occupational health in more detail than BS 45002-0. This guidance document outlines the responsibility of the top management, which includes leadership activities such as establishing occupational health objectives and ensuring that the workers are familiar with their roles and responsibilities.
  • BS 45002-2:2019 – Managing risks and opportunities, this standard provides guidance and support in determining control measures to address occupational health and safety risks and opportunities. This guidance document supports the implementer of this standard in understanding how risks and opportunities are applied to various processes described in ISO 45001.
  • BS 45002-3:2018 – Accident and incident investigation, this standard describes and supports how accident/incident investigations are carried out and the responsibilities of management and employee participation in the investigation process. It also explains how other processes within the ISO 45001 standard relate to and support the accident and incident investigation processes.
  • ISO 45003-2021 – Guidelines for managing psychosocial risks, this ISO 45003 international standard was released in June 2021. This new standard aims to support workers’ psychological health and safety issues in the workplace.Mental health cases have become more frequent since 2020. Therefore, the top management and business owners must be aware of this because it will affect the productivity and safety of workers in your work environment. This standard provides guidance and support on the following:
    • How to identify and assess psychosocial risks and determine what improvements are needed?
    • How to identify workplace conditions, circumstances, and pressures that can potentially interfere with workers’ psychological health and well-being?
  • ISO/PAS 45005-2020 – General guidelines for safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world for more than a year. This condition affects work activities both in the formal and informal sectors, where the vulnerability of the virus spread has become a severe health problem for workers in organizations. Therefore, the ISO/PAS 45005-2020 was developed to support every top management or business owner who needs to create a new work culture to prevent virus transmission in the work environment. ISO/PAS 45005-2020 – General guidelines for safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic, working in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly different from working in normal conditions. As a quick response to handling the pandemic, ISO/PAS 45005:2020 – General guidelines for safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic were released in December 2020.

Why DAS ?

With a blend of highly competent system assessors and certified & expert Health and Safety management system professionals, DAS Certification, all around the globe, provides the confidence that organizations are implementing a framework for taking a systematic approach to manage their business processes meeting customer requirements. DAS provide UKAS Accredited ISO 45001 OHSMS certifications.

Certification Mechanism

  1. Enquiry Handling
  2. Formal Application (Certification Scope)
  3. Stage I Assessment / Audit
  4. Stage II Assessment / Audit completion
  5. Award of Certificate
  6. Continuing Assessment through Surveillance Audits
  7. Renewal of Certificate / Recertification

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