The burden of occupational injuries and diseases is significant, both
for employers and the wider economy, resulting in losses from early retirements,
staff absence and rising insurance premiums. With the ISO 45001 a standard has
been developed aiming to help organizations to improve employee safety, reduce
workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions, all over the world.
The standard was developed by a committee of occupational health and safety
experts, and follows other generic management system approaches such as ISO
14001 and ISO 9001. It takes into account other International Standards in this
area, the International Labour Organization's ILO-OSH Guidelines, various
national standards and the ILO's international labour standards and conventions.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) now launches a survey
on the use of ISO 45001 - the global standard for occupational health and
safety management systems. The aim of the survey is to collect users'
experiences which will serve as a basis for further improvements of this OSH
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work asks to take a moment to fill
out the survey.
AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work