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Considering ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – Requirements, is due for release in 2017 to help organizations reduce the burden of injuries and illnesses. Tracking indicates that over 6,300 people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases – that’s nearly 2.3million every year, which breaks down to,

  • 262 happening every hour
  • 65 every 15 minutes
  • 4 injuries or illnesses every minute

The losses are significant and can be catastrophic for employees, families, businesses, and society. And so, yes, ISO 45001 will help prevent injuries and improve safety performance, but in addition, the entire organization benefits, such as

  • Enhanced Reputation and Attracting the Best Talent
  • Boosted Employee Engagement, Productivity, and Well-being
  • Enriched Working Environment
  • Increased Retention, Commitment and Loyalty
  • Deepened Profits and Reduced Costs
  • Fostered Sense of Camaraderie, Team Work, and Collaboration

In fact, ISO 45001 is considered a broad management system for all aspects of the business – not just safety, but, quality, productivity, wellness, and safety. As such, safety is embedded within business strategies and processes, becoming everyone’s responsibility.

Often safety functions in a silo, relegated as the sole responsibility of a single person, department or committee. At this level, the focus is compliance alone. Here’s the thing, when safety is a silo, not only will compliance not be achieved, but also safety performance will not be enhanced nor all the potential benefits realized.

Contact Karen (ext 112) if you would like a brief ISO 45001 Overview.

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