Minerva Marine obtained ISO 45001 certificate by DNV GL, becoming the first Greek shipmanagement company to obtain this ISO. Now, Minerva upgraded its occupational health and safety management system from OHSAS 18001 to the latest ISO 45001 standard.
ISO 45001:2018 specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, and gives guidance for its use, to enable organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as by improving its OH&S performance.
ISO 45001:2018 is applicable to any organization that wishes to establish, implement and maintain an OH&S management system to improve occupational health and safety, eliminate hazards and minimize OH&S risks, leverage OH&S opportunities, and address OH&S management system nonconformities associated with its activities.
Minerva Marine stated:
The award reflects Company commitment to excellence and is directly aligned with its vision “to be the shipping company of choice, recognized for its people, its performance, and its business ethos.
ISO 45001:2018, published on 12 March 2018, is the new international standard concerning the management of occupational health and safety, which take a top-down approach to the management of safety risks.
Although certification to ISO 45001 is not a requirement, the implementation of the new standard is recommended for the operators, as it is a useful tool to demonstrate that the company meets these criteria. Operators who are already certified to OHSAS 18001, although it is a very different standard, they will be able to use some of the tools and systems they have already acquired from the previous standard, to implement the new.