GMN Singapore receives ISO 45001:2018 certification

By Sau Mei Chia | Sep 30, 2019
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GM Nameplate (GMN) is strongly committed to improving its work environment and protecting the health and safety of all associates. Taking a step further towards that goal, GMN’s Singapore division recently received the ISO 45001:2018 certification.

What is ISO 45001:2018?

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a universally recognized standard-setting board adopted by over 160 countries. ISO 45001:2018 is an ISO certification that involves putting in place a thorough occupational health and safety management system for the entire division. It is a framework that systematically reduces workplace accidents and injuries by ensuring every employee is trained and actively involved in mitigating and abating workplace risks. ISO 45001:2018 is valid for three years and requires annual audits to verify the standards are being followed.

What is new about ISO 45001:2018?

ISO 45001:2018 replaces the previous Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001. The new standard involves more managerial involvement and a greater focus on evaluating and proactively addressing any possible health or safety risks in the workplace. The new standard also emphasizes employee participation and providing employees with extensive training to help identify and mitigate any workplace risks.

GMN’s commitment to safety

GMN Singapore’s division held several comprehensive consulting sessions on the new safety standard to ensure all employees, as well as management, are well acquainted with the requirements. Striving for continuous improvement, the internal auditing teams also ensure adherence to the strict guidelines established in the standard. The new ISO 45001:2018 certification is just another example of how GMN not only meets the rigorous Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) standards, but also relentlessly strives to create a better and safer work place.

To learn more about quality systems and compliance at GMN, visit our website here.