First off, I should thank you for stopping by again today on your Productivity blog. You make doing this week in, week out very easy. Here I am again with loads of excitement coming your way this week. I believe it is safe to wish you a happy new month since this is our first interaction since this month started. I hope the month has been coming along great and I pray this month brings you pleasant surprises in every area all through this month.

We closed out the month of February talking about Standardization and the Quality Management System Standard to be precise. The summary of that article was simply “shine your eyes so you won’t get Aba made product at the price of the original”. LOL! If you haven’t read it kindly click here to read it.

Today, let’s discuss a less popular but very important standard. This is the ISO 45001 known as the Occupational Health and Safety Standard. By less popular here I mean, one that we don’t come across too often on documents or websites or even some places we visit, but this is not supposed to be exactly so. Every organization must ensure the safety of its employees and implore every means to reduce workplace hazards and creating safer and better working conditions. According to the International Labour Organization, an average of 6,000 people die daily from work related risks, accidents or diseases, totalling more than 2.2 million deaths annually of work-related risks. Going by this, the need for the ISO 45001 Standard cannot be overemphasized. The goal of the ISO 45001 is to ensure reduction of risks and promoting and protecting of physical and mental health.

Often times, we tend to tie job satisfaction by how much money comes into our bank accounts, a fancy office and minimal accident- prone areas forgetting our mental state. Toxicity in a workplace is quite common in many workplaces today and come in different forms. We would discuss psychological safety in the workplace another day. Improving productivity doesn’t boil down to increase in pay or more parties; it also stems from ensuring everyone operate in a workplace that provides transparency and builds trust throughout their operation and supply chain. In addition, responsible practices are becoming increasingly important to brands and reputations.

Whether you are an employee or an employer, we all share a common goal: no one wants to get hurt from the job we do whether directly or indirectly. Organizations need to revise the existing work practices in order to maintain organizational compliance with the ISO 45001. Reach us today at and let’s help you get this important standard in place. Don’t forget to join our standardization webinar which will be happening in the nearest future. Until I come your way again, stay safe, work smart and not just hard.


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