ISO 45001: Getting ready for the new WHS standard

Around the world, one worker dies every five seconds – that’s 2.3 million deaths a year. Globally, there are 317 million workplace incidents a year*. 

While the statistics in Australia are less dire, any opportunity to improve workplace health and safety is welcome.

The International Organisation for Standardisation’s (ISO) new workplace health and safety (WHS) standard, ISO 45001, establishes a new benchmark for enterprise safety. It is also the first truly global standard with important implications for businesses operating internationally.

Here we provide a high-level explanation of the key issues that WHS leaders will need to consider as they transition to ISO 45001. For additional support please contact Aon directly – details are provided at the end of this report.

*International Labour Organization

Mario Machado
National Practice Leader
+61 3 9211 3240