Changes to Safety Management System Standards
Replacing the previous standard OHSAS 18001, ISO 45001 Safety Management System provides a framework for preventing injury & ill health and to provide a safe and healthy workplace.
So why implement a safety management system:
The Health and safety statistics for Ireland show that there were 47 fatalities in 2019 and in 2018 620,800 workdays were lost due to work-related injuries and illness. Implementing an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management System reduces the risk for your employees, your organisation and all other interested parties. The benefits of implementing the system include:
Provides a framework to identify and control risks
Identification of opportunities to improve OH&S performance
Reduction in accidents, ill health.
Engagement of staff and stakeholders in positive improvements
Integration of OHS into the organisations overall strategy and plans