Recently, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 45001, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – Requirements with Guidance for Use. This new global standard provides practical solutions for worker safety that are similar to other safety management system standards used in the workforce.
- Examine and improve your current system
- If your organization does not currently have a safety system, ISO 45001 is a great resource to use in order to develop one.
- If your organization already uses another system, review ISO 45001 to discover areas to improve upon or adjust within you current safety management system.
- Engage with stakeholders
- This is a great opportunity for safety professionals to bring occupational health & safety to the forefront and demonstrate its importance and benefits to leaders at all levels.
- This engagement can create a ripple effect in promoting safety as a core value within your organization.
- Determine priorities and establish goals
- By examining your current safety system and gathering feedback from both leaders and workers, organizations can establish newfound priorities and goals that relate safety success to overall business success.
- If properly communicated and implemented, this business success will be manifested through reduced workplace incidents and insurance costs, enhanced reputation, and overall higher morale.
To learn more about ISO 45001, please click on the link below.
STC’s Vision for Success
At STC, we are focused on preserving the world’s most precious resource – human life. In order to do that, we understand the importance of building and sustaining effective safety management systems that produce tangible results over time.
- Identify safety hazards and risks in the workplace
- Build and/or revise safety policies, programs & procedures
- Establish safety goals & objectives moving forward
- Put preventive & protective measures in place
- Communicate safety policies and procedures to organization
- Execute safety inspections/audits, training, meetings, investigations
- Monitor and measure safety activities
- Leverage technology for the trending and tracking of data
- Analyze results consistently
- Review safety results in comparison to set goals
- Hold people and divisions accountable (positive or negative)
- Improve overall plan and continue the cycle
As you can tell, this process is simplified to create a framework that gives way to continual improvement over time. STC Safety works with both leaders and employees to help build and sustain the safest working environment possible.
If you are interested in learning more about STC Safety and ways in which we can help your organization develop an effective safety management system, simply reply back to this email or call our office at the number listed below.