Last year, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the ISO 45001 standard to replace OHSAS 18001. Aimed at providing organizations with a single, clear framework to improve Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) performance and address persistent problems with safety performance, ISO 45001 represents the first true international standard on safety management systems. Moreover, it takes a more proactive, integrated approach to risk control by incorporating OHS practices into the organization’s overall management system and encourages top management to take a stronger leadership role in the company’s safety and health program. (Source: Occupational Health & Safety, 2019).
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