ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System

Every day around the world, 6,300 employees lose their lives due to work-related illnesses or accidents and this is equal to more than 2.5 million lives per year.

The negative effects of all these accidents and diseases on the economy of both the country and the employers are classified as visible and invisible costs. While visible costs include hospital costs, compensation, legal transactions, invisible costs are more in quantity. Labor losses, machine downtimes, loss of production, motivation problems of the employees and image loss of the company are seen as invisible and long-term more costly expenses.

Considering all these problems, ISO published ISO 45001: 2018 by revising the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard covering these issues.

ISO 45001, which was aimed to ensure full integration with the revised ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards in 2015, was published at the end of 2018.

The published standard supports the OHS studies that are compulsory in all enterprises in our country, especially in accordance with the law numbered 6331 and can be used for every sector.

ISO 45001 is prepared in accordance with the new system established by ISO for quality systems. The standard, which is called Annex SL and which is composed of 10 items according to the structure forming the roof of the quality systems, has become compatible with other quality systems.

OHSAS 18001 will be valid for a while after the current and new ISO 45001 standard is published.

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