ISO 45001 is an effective tool that can be applied to all organizations in all kinds of sectors and activities and is used to analyze occupational health and safety activities in a systematic manner in accordance with the general strategies of the organizations and to analyze them within the framework of continuous improvement approach. With the help of this standard it is possible to establish a management system in which occupational health and safety risks are defined, analyzed and minimized by measures, legislative compliant, occupational health and safety related goals are met and practices are devised for their realization. Employees on this side will be part of a system that is ready for emergencies, monitors occupational health and safety performance, uses them to initiate activities to improve monitoring results, monitors activities, observes what they do and documents essential health and safety activities.
The main objective of ISO 45001 is; is to create and manage a healthy, safe work environment by removing or minimizing the risks associated with established occupational health and safety legislation. To be more specific, the objectives of ISO 45001 in three main areas are:
1) Protecting employees: Protecting employees from the negative effects of the workplace and ensuring that they work in a safe and secure environment is the first goal of occupational health and safety.
2) Ensuring production safety: The reduction of labor force and workday losses that may occur due to work accidents and occupational diseases, and therefore the increase of work productivity and protection of production (product and / or service) is one of the aims of occupational health and safety.
3) Ensuring operational safety: With the measures taken in the work environment, fire, explosion, machine malfunctions and disconnection that could put the operation at risk will ensure operational safety.
Many organizations implement a Business Health and Safety Management System as part of their risk management strategy to adapt to changing laws and protect their workforce. This system promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that allows organizations to consistently identify and monitor health and safety risks, reduce risk of accidents, help compliance with legislation and improve overall performance.
ISO 45001 is an international standard that is in line with quality and environmental standards, together with the requirements for occupational health and safety. For this reason, ISO 45001 can be easily integrated into other management systems. While ISO 45001 demonstrates that organizations comply with legislation on occupational health and safety, it also improves productivity and productivity at the workplace through continuous improvement of the business environment. ISO 45001 is a standard for the health and safety of employees rather than the security of the products and services of the organizations.
With a proactive approach, ISO 45001 aims to identify the possible hazards that may result in harm and to take the necessary precautions.
ISO 45001 practices are generally in line with meeting regulatory requirements.
It is a management system based on volunteerism that can be applied to every business regardless of sector and scale.
What are the Benefits of ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System?
It helps to prevent undesirable events that cause death, illness, injury, damage and other loss at work to a large extent.
It ensures that resources are protected by integrating occupational health and safety activities into other activities.
It shows that management’s commitment is due to the importance given to health and safety issues.
By increasing the reputation of the institution, it earns credible firm image in the public eye.
It increases the motivation and participation of the employees, gives them confidence to the organization, contributes to the attachment to the company values.
It demonstrates compliance with national and international requirements and legislation related to occupational health and safety.
It provides systematic dissemination of occupational health and safety activities within the organization.
Provides a potential decrease in the number of occupational diseases and accidents, preventing loss of work power.
It causes a potential drop in failure times and costs.
It allows for better management of health and safety risks both today and in the future.
When business health is assured, it contributes to customer satisfaction and loyalty by ensuring the continuity of products that are in accordance with customer demands.
It controls risk accidents and possible job accidents. Clearly diagnosis of preventive measures