Italian Study identifies the benefits of accredited H&S management systems

A study carried out by Accredia, the Italian Accreditation Body, INAIL, a public insurer, and AICQ, the Italian Quality Institute, has identified that companies with accredited certification of their health and safety management system (OHSAS 18001) provides businesses with a number of benefits. A total of large, medium and small 238 organisations responded to a survey.

The following results were recorded:

  • 98.4% stated an improvement in their Health & Safety performance in terms of injury and accidents, missed injuries, training hours, and the number of non-conformities handled.
  • 90% of respondents stated that accredited certification had increased their competitiveness
  • 70% of respondents reported new market opportunities
  • 50% of respondents reported an improvement in the way that they manage external suppliers



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