Announcing the Accreditation Institute
ASSE is forming an independent accreditation institute. Expected to debut this summer, the fee-based program will certify an applying organization’s OSH programs and products based on recognized voluntary national and international consensus standards.
The first certification will be based on the ISO 45001 standard on occupational health and safety management systems. The global standard offers a framework that enables companies to increase employee safety, reduce workplace risks and improve business outcomes. The certification will confirm adherence to the ISO 45001 standard.
“As the market for workplace safety and health products and services becomes more global, certifications become more valuable and are more frequently pursued,” says ASSE President Jim Smith, M.S., CSP. “ASSE has been leading the evolution of workplace safety for more than 100 years, so it makes sense to leverage our experience and create a seal of approval that identifies a strong commitment to safety and health.”