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What is ISO45001?


ISO 45001 is an international standard that specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) that an organization can use to promote a safe and healthy workplace, prevent work-related injuries and illnesses, and continually improve its OHS performance. While the standard is applicable to any organization, regardless of its size, type, or sector, there are some sectors that have traditionally been more proactive in adopting ISO 45001. These sectors include:


  1. Construction: The construction industry is one of the most hazardous industries, and therefore, has been an early adopter of ISO 45001 to promote safety and health in the workplace, reduce accidents and injuries, and improve safety culture.

  2. Manufacturing: Manufacturing companies have also been among the earliest adopters of ISO 45001 to promote safety and health in the workplace, improve safety culture, and reduce work-related injuries and illnesses.

  3. Healthcare: Healthcare providers, including hospitals, clinics, and medical device manufacturers, have increasingly adopted ISO 45001 to promote safety and health in the workplace, enhance patient safety, and comply with regulatory requirements.

  4. Service industries: Service industries such as transportation, hospitality, and retail have also adopted ISO 45001 to promote safety and health in the workplace, reduce work-related injuries and illnesses, and enhance safety culture.

  5. Energy: Energy companies, including oil and gas, utilities, and renewable energy firms, have adopted ISO 45001 to promote safety and health in the workplace, manage occupational hazards, and comply with regulatory requirements.

Overall, ISO 45001 can be applied to any sector or industry that seeks to promote safety and health in the workplace, prevent work-related injuries and illnesses, and improve its OHS performance