The Castellón Port Authority has obtained the international ISO 45001 certificate. The standard replaces the old OHSAS 18001 and defines a system for the management of occupational risk prevention. In this sense, it not only ensures compliance with risk laws, but also demonstrates PortCastelló’s commitment to managing health and safety at work.
The Castellón Port Authority has been certified in the OHSAS standard for the management of occupational risk prevention since 2008, and in 2020, together with the company OCA Instituto de Certificación SLU, carried out the audit to make the transition to ISO 45001 with satisfactory results.
The general director of OCA GLOBAL, David Lao and the director of operations, Jaime Forment, have delivered this certificate to the president of the Castellón Port Authority, Rafa Simó, the director Ana Ulloa, the head of the Sustainability department, Maria José Rubio, and the head of the Occupational Risk Prevention unit, Antonio Almela.
Rafa Simó has pointed out that “the involvement of the Port Authority in these management processes is essential to enhance economic profitability, reduce workplace accidents and increase productivity, motivation and employee satisfaction.”
The ISO 45001 Standard is the first of an international nature that determines the basic requirements to implement an Occupational Health and Safety Management System, allowing it to develop in an integrated way with the requirements established in other standards such as the ISO 9001 Standard (certification of the Quality Management Systems) and the ISO 14001 Standard (certification of Environmental Management Systems).
The Standard has been developed to help organizations provide a safe and healthy workplace for workers, as well as other stakeholders, such as suppliers, contractors and neighbors. In this way, it contributes to the prevention of work-related injuries and health problems, in addition to the continuous improvement of health and safety performance.