Champion Fiberglass has achieved ISO 45001 certification. This third certification is in addition to the ISO certifications that Champion has had for many years, ISO 9001-Quality Management Systems and ISO 14001-Environmental Systems Management.
Per the International Standards Organization (ISO), 45001 is an occupational health and safety management system that incorporates organizational processes. More specifically, it outlines “specific requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, and gives guidance for its use, to enable organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as by proactively improving its OH&S performance.”
Certification is a multi-step process that takes six months to a year to accomplish. The process typically involves familiarization with standards, documenting processes, audits and assessment with follow-up, plus employee training.
To customers, partners and employees, certifications show manufacturing leadership, create consistencies, improve overall efficiency of the business, lead to better customer retention and satisfaction and help empower employees.
Says President Goran Haag, “I am thrilled that we are able to add ISO 45001 to our list of ISO designations including 9001 and 14001. We value our manufacturing team and their health and safety in fulfilling our company’s mission. These certifications signal to others that we take seriously the manufacturing of quality products safely and sustainably. Plant Manager Paul Casano worked very hard with our partner to ensure all requirements of 45001 were met.”
A leading manufacturer in the electrical business, Champion Fiberglass is the only conduit-industry business to have received ISO 9001, 14001, and 45001 certifications.
ISO is an internationally recognized organization with membership in 161 national standards bodies. Their stated purpose is to define world-class standards for products, services, and systems.