The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 45001: Occupational health and safety management systems in March 2018. The new standard provides a framework to increase safety, reduce workplace risks and enhance health and well-being at work, and is the world’s first International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety.
SCC is pleased to announce that we now offer accreditation for bodies certifying to ISO 45001. The new program is available to our currently accredited bodies, as well as organizations who may wish to become accredited to provide this certification. Certification bodies will be held to the SCC accreditation requirements for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems certification bodies.
Each day, more than 7,600 people die from work-related accidents or diseases—equivalent to more than 2.78 million people each year. The impact of workplace injuries is significant, both for employers and national economies. Workplace injuries result in early retirements, staff absences and rising insurance premiums, among other costs. By offering ISO 45001 accreditation, SCC is ensuring that certification options are available to organizations that wish to improve their occupational health and safety and reduce workplace risk.
To learn more about this program and to apply for accreditation, visit the Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems program page.