Over 2.3 million people die every year as a result of work-related accidents or diseases, ultimately that’s 6,300 people that die every day (International Labour Organisation, 2017). A company’s most valuable asset is their employees, therefore it is important that all businesses ensure their staff and visitors are not exposed to health and safety risks.
BS OHSAS 18001:2007 is a British health and safety standard which promotes a safer working environment. The standard creates a framework to comply with legal responsibilities and safeguards your employees, reputation and business opportunities. Unlike most health and safety standards, OHSAS 18001 can be tailored to fit your company and requirements, it is also applicable to all businesses of any size.
BS OHSAS 18001 will soon be replaced by ISO 45001 which is due to be published in February 2018 according to the International Standardization Organization (ISO). ISO 45001 will be the first global occupational health and safety management system. Similar to the upgraded ISO 9001:2015 standard, top management will be a primary focus of change.
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