Full commitment and support by top business management in driving corporate-wide adherence to and support of regulations, policies and guidelines for safety, quality and pretty much any other regulatory directive is essential. It’s the power behind the punch.
That leaders need to lead is hardly an Earth-shattering revelation. But it’s a refreshing and necessary guiding principle behind the upcoming ISO 45001 standard, set for publication in April. The International Labour Organization estimates more than 7,600 people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases – over 2.78 million people every year.
This new standard spells out requirements for an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) through a framework intended to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions.
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