What is ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management?

An effective occupational health and safety management system will help you to protect and enhance your most important asset, your people, to drive business excellence. 

This new standard can help deliver the following benefits:

ISO 45001 benefits

  • Increase organizational resilience through proactive risk prevention, innovation and continual improvement
  • Strengthening of legal and regulatory compliance while reducing business losses
  • Demonstrates brand responsibility by committing to safe, healthy and sustainable work
  • One global occupational health and safety system for all businesses, of all sizes

Why ISO 45001 is good for your organization?

ISO 45001 is designed to prevent work-related injury and ill-health and to provide safe and healthy workplaces.

As an international standard, ISO 45001 crosses geographic, political, economic, commercial and social boundaries. This sets a single benchmark for the management of occupational health and safety.

So if your organization operates or trades internationally, you can work to a single standard which can simplify your business.

Whether you are currently working to BS OSHAS 18001 or country specific standards such as ANSI/ASSE Z10 2012, CAN/CSA-Z1000-14, AS/NZS 48001:2001 or others, you can upgrade to ISO 45001 now.

Or if you are new to occupational health and safety management, it’s a great framework to put into your business to build organizational resilience.


How ISO 45001 supports the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

Organizations that are committed to sustainability are increasingly aligning their corporate strategies to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Accredited certification of ISO 45001, the international occupational health and safety management system, demonstrates an organization’s commitment to ensuring decent work conditions, health, wellbeing and equality practices. For organizations seeking to enhance their ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) profile, implementation of ISO 45001 and its alignment to the SDGs sends a powerful message to shareholders and stakeholders including employees, that they truly care for their people.

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Who is ISO 45001 suitable for?

The standard is flexible and can be adapted to manage occupational health and safety and suits a wide range of organizations including:

  • Large organizations and enterprises
  • Small and medium-sized companies
  • Public and not-for-profit organizations
  • Non-government organizations (NGOs) and charities

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