ORBINOX Manufacturing Plants in Anoeta (Spain), Coimbatore (India), Ningbo (China) and Laval (Canada) have successfully achieved the ISO 45001:2018, the world's first global health and safety management system

ORBINOX SA, ORBINOX India and ORBINOX China have successfully transitioned from OHSAS 18001* to ISO 45001 and ORBINOX Canada has directly achieved ISO 45001.

The award of this certification acknowledges the performance and the continuous improvement of its Health and Safety policy.

This milestone underscores the importance placed on employee and client health and safety. It also marks the continuing move towards risk-based thinking in the management ystem.

ISO 45001 is the world’s international standard for occupational health and safety, issued to protect employees and visitors from work-related accidents and diseases. ISO 45001 certification was developed to mitigate any factors that can cause employees and businesses irreparable harm. Its standards are the result of great effort by a committee of health and safety management experts who looked closely at a number of other approaches to system management — including ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. In addition, ISO 45001 was designed to take other existing occupational health and safety standards, such as OHSAS 18001, into account — as well as the ILO’s labor standards, conventions, and safety guidelines.

ISO 45001 has the ultimate goal of helping businesses provide a healthy and safe working environment for their employees and everyone else who visits the workplace. This goal can be achieved by controlling factors that could potentially lead to injury, illness and — in extreme situations — even death. As a result, ISO 45001 is concerned with mitigating any factors that are harmful or that pose a danger to workers’ physical and/or mental well-being.

* OHSAS 18001 was withdrawn effective March 12, 2018. Companies who are currently using OHSAS 18001 will need to migrate to ISO 45001 by March 12, 2021.

09 Diciembre 2020