TÜV AUSTRIA Romania: “Occupational Health & Safety: Transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001”
- Created by Dana Georgescu
The seminar was attended by agents of large Romanian companies as well as representatives of the Sibiu Territorial Labor Inspectorate and the National Institute of Research and Development for Labor Protection.
The main subjects of the seminar were the new standard to be implemented - ISO 45001 - as well as the differences between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001.
The ISO 45001 Standard uses a simple Plan-Do-Check-Act model that provides a framework for organizations to plan required implementations in order to minimize the risk of harm.
The OH&S management system specified in ISO 45001 allows organizations to include additional aspects of health and safety, such as the health of staff.
ISO 45001 requires an organization's leadership to integrate responsibility for health and safety issues into the organization's overall strategy instead of assigning responsibility to a safety manager, for example.
A new aspect of quality management introduced in ISO 45001 is the context of the organization, i.e. the combination of internal and external factors and conditions that can affect the way an organization deals with products, services, investments, and stakeholders ("interested parties").
At the end of the seminar TÜV AUSTRIA Romania received positive feedback from the participants as well as proposals for collaboration both in Bucharest and other cities in the country.