Let’s begin with a reminder: What is the environment? It is the set of living and non-living beings that are found in our natural environment, this balanced set where nature coexists with human beings and in which, over time, species have evolved and men and women have developed their lives.
However, with the passage of time and the advancement of human life has caused disturbances in nature, in our planet, in animals and in ourselves. There has been an abuse of natural resources and a complete lack of environmental awareness.
The current concern about the ravages caused by the hand of man on nature is growing, governments are becoming supporters of the care that we must have in order to help the preservation of animals, nature resources and reducing global warming.
Both organizations and each one of us have a relevant role in this situation, since the place where we live and develop is being affected in different ways, some of the actions that damage our environment are the following:
Emission of gases by factories, trucks or cars.
Cutting down trees.
Dumping polluting waste that ends up in lakes, lagoons or seas.
Not treating toxic waste properly.
Burning garbage causes heavy air pollution.
The use of fertilizers, pesticides.
Excessive consumption of fuels, electronics and plastic.
The following are the processes in which the occupational health and safety management system is developed and which are reviewed in an ISO 45001 certification audit:
Consultation and participation of workers.
Assessment of OSH (Occupational Safety and Health) risks and other risks to the OSH management system.
Identification of OSH and other opportunities.
Determination of applicable legal and other requirements.
Elimination of hazards and reduction of OSH risks.
Emergency preparedness and response.
Performance monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation.
Incidents, non-conformities and corrective actions.
The processes mentioned above should cover from management to non-management, since it influences your entire organization; it is important to emphasize that if you have outsourced workers, they are also under your responsibility.
Remember that you must have all the information of your processes documented and, likewise, if there have been accidents in your organization, document how they have been treated and followed up, as this is checked in the certification under the Occupational Health and Safety standard.
With this standard you will achieve the prevention of accidents and health problems that may occur in your workers, you will also get the following benefits:
Greater security and prestige in front of your customers by having an international certification.
To have a model of safety and health protection.
Greater commitment by senior management to safety and health requirements.
Greater motivation and confidence in your workers, having a greater impact on the effective performance of their work.
Establishment of an Occupational Health and Safety Policy.
Having favorable workplaces.
Effective fulfillment of your organization’s goals and objectives.
Better relationship with stakeholders.
Knowing the opportunities for improvement.
Reduce the probability of expenses due to accidents or contingencies.
As you can see, implementing an OSHMS and achieving your certification is a beneficial process in all senses, it helps your organization grow, leading to a high level of protection for your workers and people involved.
At QAlliance we are convinced that you can achieve your certification successfully, we have the necessary experience and our staff is highly qualified to help you along the way. Contact us to provide you with a personalized service.