Achieving global certification to the ISO 45001 standard demonstrates Smith’s dedication to protecting our employees from potential hazards in the workplace
HOUSTON (PRWEB) July 08, 2020
Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces its certification to the ISO 45001 standard at its distribution centers in Hong Kong and Amsterdam. ISO 45001 is a process management system that recognizes Smith’s capability to identify, control, and decrease risks associated with occupational health and safety.
Smith’s Houston headquarters has been certified to OHSAS 18001 – the benchmark for workplace health and safety prior to the introduction of ISO 45001 – since 2015 and recently transitioned to ISO 45001 as part of the global certification process. Achieving this certification demonstrates Smith’s dedication to providing a safe work environment for both employees and visitors.
The ISO 45001 standard utilizes a plan-do-check-act model for organizations to outline action items to minimize the risk of illness or injury, and it also provides a framework for integrating health and safety initiatives into operational plans and processes.
“The wellbeing of Smith’s employees is of the utmost importance to us,” said Kirk Wehby, Smith’s Chief Operating Officer. “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in our communities, our health and safety management system has been an essential tool to help us develop and implement new policies and procedures to reduce the risk of transmission.”
“Achieving global certification to the ISO 45001 standard demonstrates Smith’s dedication to protecting our employees from potential hazards in the workplace,” Wehby continued. “We are proud to have our commitment to occupational health and safety recognized.”