ISO 45001:2018 is the first ISO standard for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S); elevating the importance of OH&S on the corporate agenda and bringing benefits to workers across the world.
One of the many benefits of ISO 45001 is that it involves the whole organization in the Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS).
While we all need to take responsibility for our own health and safety at work – and for that of others, top management has overall responsibility. They need to take an active role in promoting the health and safety culture and demonstrating why it is important. The introduction to ISO 45001 makes this intention clear from the start.
Why is leadership an important element within ISO 45001?
While leadership isn’t specifically defined in ISO 45001, it does have some broadly accepted traits, including creating and sharing a vision and motivating others to follow it. Leaders provide the structure, information and resources that will enable the people in their organization to achieve that vision.
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