“Why should we invest in ISO 45001?” “Spending money on Occupational Safety and Health (OH&S management system) is unnecessary because we already adhere to the health & safety laws.”
“We have other concerns than implementing a management program for safety & health.”
If you’re hearing these statements, you can probably convince your senior management to implement an Occupational Health & safety management system.
Your senior managers may have difficulty seeing beyond the costs of the implementation of the system, even if you are already in the process. While it may be difficult to convince senior managers of the need for an OH&S management program, it will make it easier to maintain it once it is established. It is difficult to show continuous improvement without the support of senior managers.
This is especially true when reviewing key performance indicators of the OH&S management program.
What Benefits Does An OH&S System Bring?
Although it can be helpful to speak in dollars and euros when trying to convince management, this can make it difficult to justify the implementation of a management program. Instead, you should focus on the benefits a management system can provide and how they will apply to your business. Here are some things to keep in mind:
Help You Maintain Compliance With Law Requirements: Although you will be meeting all legal requirements for occupational safety and health, are you sure you have made every effort to ensure that you do? Implementing ISO 45001 occupational health and safety standards will provide you with a framework to identify, monitor, and comply with all legal, regulatory, or contractual requirements applicable to your company’s processes. The system helps you to maintain your compliance. This can not only prevent injury for employees but also avoid costly fines if you don’t comply.
This Can Help Improve Your Company’s Image And Credibility: This could mean that customers have a lower probability to delay receiving hardware due to accidents or injuries. This can cause delays and can even stop production. In some cases, legal fines may be reduced if a company has an operating OH&S management program. This shows concern for preventing injuries and legal non-compliance.
Reduce Employee Turnover: Employees will choose to stay with employers that care about safety and security. Employees will be more satisfied if they are safe and can help improve the safe environment. It can save you a lot of money because well-trained employees will be your greatest asset. Retaining employees is more cost-effective than hiring and training new employees.
Process Improvement: Continuous improvement is an integral component of ISO 45001. This can be used to assist your organization in making improvements and enhancements to its organizational processes. Involving your people in process improvements can help you save both time and money.
Improving Worker Safety And Health
You want to improve the safety and well-being of your employees. This is why you need to implement an OH&S management program using ISO 45001 requirements. You should not just focus on the long-term benefits.