Purpose

The objective of an Occupational Safety Management System is to reduce risks for workers, preventing possible accidents and ensuring compliance with Legislative Decree 81/08.

Where to start?

At the basis of an Occupational Safety Management System is the Company Risk Assessment Document (DVR). Once the risks for workers have been correctly identified, the company must commit to reducing them through dedicated procedures and controls.

What does an Occupational Safety Management System entail?

The ISO 45001:2018 certification, an evolution of the old BS OHSAS 18001:2007, is based on a strong verification of legal requirements, so the management system will have to focus on the continuous control of the deadlines generated by the mandatory regulations. In addition, the System requires a constant commitment of the management in pursuing the highest safety standards, keeping accidents and near misses under control. For the reasons set out above, the task of the System Manager takes on considerable importance, especially with regard to monitoring behaviour and deviations from procedures, identifying non-compliance and training personnel in relation to risks and changes to the system.

How to obtain ISO 45001:2018 Certification?

ISO 45001 is a certification of the management system developed according to the high level structure as already seen for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.  The company will therefore have to implement a system that allows:

the control of occupational safety risks in relation to the company context and the processes carried out;
to demonstrate Management’s commitment to improving safety conditions, both for internal staff and external suppliers working on its behalf;
keeping under control the main system indicators (accident index, accident severity rate, incidence of occupational diseases, etc.);
Keeping the legal requirements and related deadlines under control;
keeping accidents and harmful or potentially harmful events under control;
the growth of general awareness of safety at work;
continuous improvement;