At Metallix, health and safety in the workplace is our number one concern and we do everything within our power to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people.
That’s why we’re proud to have obtained ISO 45001, the world’s first international standard for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S).
WHAT IS ISO 45001?
ISO 45001 provides a framework to increase safety, reduce workplace risks and enhance health and well-being at work, enabling an organization to proactively improve its OH&S performance. The goal of ISO 45001 is the reduction of occupational injuries and diseases, including promoting and protecting physical and mental health.
Developed under the ISO system, with the input of experts from more than 70 countries, it provides an international framework that takes into account the interaction between an organization and its business environment. ISO 45001 adopts a risk-based approach that ensures it is effective and undergoes continual improvement to meet an organization’s ever-changing context.
WHO IS ISO 45001 FOR?
ISO 45001 is relevant to all organizations, regardless of their size or industry. The standard has been designed so that it can be integrated into an organization’s existing management processes. It follows the same high-level structure as other ISO management system standards, such as ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management). Metallix now has all 3 certifications which give us an integrated management system to operate our business.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
ISO 45001 enables organizations to put in place an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. This helps them to manage risk and improve their health and safety performance by developing and implementing effective policies and objectives.
- Fewer workplace incidents
- Reduced absenteeism and staff turnover
- Lower insurance premiums
- Creation of a proactive health and safety culture
- Enhanced reputation
- Improved performance and higher customer satisfaction
- Improved staff morale
As a globally-recognised standard, ISO 45001 can also put businesses operating from different countries on a level-playing field, potentially enabling increased international trade.
Maria Piastre, CEO of Metallix, plans to take her company and its global supply chain on a similar journey of continuous improvement.
Achieving this important global standard illustrates our commitment to providing a safe, healthy and supportive working environment for our people. We hope that by obtaining ISO 45001, its principles will become a driver for positive culture change, decreased risk, good practice and continual improvement throughout our global operations.
We’re looking forward to working with our global supply chain to implement ISO 45001 principles and good practices as we move into 2022 and beyond.