Getting ISO 45001 Certified in San Jose, California (CA)
It all started with OHSAS 18001 health and safety management provides the resources for addressing health and safety at the workplace at the corporate level. Almost all industries including Aerospace and Security, Automobile, Consumer Packaged Goods, General Manufacturing, Hi-Tech, and Life Sciences are impacted. In addition to the impact on workers and their families, a company’s financial effect on injuries may include wasted resources, lack of profitability, delay of the distribution of goods and services, exposure of litigation, fines, damages, and compensation. While quality control of goods or services and environmental conservation avoids physical anomalies, workplace safety, and health management, it requires the safety of employees and the establishment of a culture of safety between employers and staff.
Introducing ISO 45001, a new occupational safety standard that will have slowly substituted OHSAS 18001 by the end of 2017. More than 50 countries and organizations have been instrumental in creating ISO 45001 to meet the needs and requirements of the world. The goal is to build a tool that can be utilized by any business, in every industry, anywhere in the world. The new international standard is structured to encourage companies to apply occupational health and safety compliance systems more successfully to their workforce. ISO 45001 standards are process-oriented, not focused on ensuring that a certain procedure is followed. This will encourage businesses to set up a workplace health and safety management program that tackles specific threats to their employees.
The new specification will use ISO 9001:2015, and ISO 14001:2015 as its origins. This means that the requirements of this specification will be compatible with the parameters of the other two standards causing it to be far easier to implement due to the general background of an existing management framework.
According to other health and safety professionals, ISO 45001 is a major success – particularly the clinicians who worked on the ISO project. Companies of all sizes will now, for the first time globally, use a common structure that provides them with a straightforward path to implementing better and more efficient occupational health and safety policies.
Although OHSAS 18001 was used to inform ISO 45001, it is a distinctly new standard — not a simple overhaul or brief update. Our team at ISO Pros in San Jose, California (CA) have worked for many companies, in both types and sizes, to help them maintain compliance and achieve ISO 45001 acceptance.
ISO 45001- The Fundamentals
ISO 45001:2018 is a substitute for OHSAS 18001 which is the standardized ISO standard for occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS).
Not only has the standard superseded OHSAS 18001, but allows but simpler than ever to align with other management systems; as it meets the new standardized structure set down by Annex SL, it is directly compliant with the 2015 iterations of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
More specifics can be found in the NQA ISO 45001 Distance Guide about this model and the variations concerning OHSAS 18001. Please note Existing NQA OHSAS 18001 customers can use migration assistance and view the gaps to be filled until a migration audit can be detected.