Migrating from OHSAS 18001 to the new International Standard ISO 45001 may have its challenges, but with careful planning, checking and commitment, organizations, their employees and all stakeholders will enjoy the benefits of improved health and safety management systems.
Published on ISO.org | By Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis
Many of these stories often turn out to be apocryphal; urban myths that have gained currency over the years as the result of an overzealous interpretation of the health and safety rules and the fear of being sued.
Sleeping on the job
All businesses and institutions, of course, have a responsibility to provide their employees with a safe and healthy workplace. Examples here can provoke more eye-rolling. In some organizations and tech companies, sleep pods and nap rooms are becoming the norm, such as the dome-shaped nap rooms at the Beijing headquarters of Chinese Internet company Baidu, and the MetroNaps sleep pods at Google’s head office in California.