Occupational health and safety management systems have become a key aspect of business management since they lessen the risk of accidents in the workplace, reduce personnel costs and transmit an image of safety to clients and suppliers.
What is NMX-SAST-001-IMNC-2008 certification?
Mexico’s NMX-SAST-001-IMNC-2008 standard for occupational health and safety sets out the control and monitoring requirements for occupational risk prevention strategies with a view to reducing the impact of accidents in the workplace. It is a Spanish translation of BSI OHSAS 18001:2007, approved by the British Standards Institution, and aims to define best-practice safety measures for reducing the number of accidents and injuries in accordance with Mexico’s official standards (NOMs) and applicable legislation.
This standard sets out to equip organisations with the tools they need to implement an effective occupational health and safety management system, which could be integrated with other management systems and will help the organisation to achieve both its health and safety and its financial targets. To obtain NMX-SAST-001-IMNC-2008 certification, an organisation must undergo an initial, on-site document review (Stage I), followed by an on-site certification audit on the basis of the resulting information (Stage II). Following the evaluation of the occupational health and safety management system, the chief auditor makes a recommendation to the relevant certification body, which ultimately decides whether or not to issue the certificate.
- Reduces accidents by preventing and monitoring risks in the workplace
- Ensures a productive, qualified and motivated workforce
- Minimises material losses owing to accidents and unwanted production stoppages
- Ensures compliance with applicable standards and legislation
- Helps the organisation to retain its competitive edge and identify opportunities for improvement
- Enhances customer satisfaction
- Integrates the organisation’s various management systems
- Generates public recognition
Why certify with Applus+ Certification?
Applus+ Certification is a prestigious independent body that was established to help organisations achieve their aim of continuous improvement. We assess the specific needs of our clients so that our auditors, who specialise in the sectors in question, can add maximum value while evaluating an organisation’s compliance.
Our teams of professionals draw up customised certification plans taking into account client structures, processes and areas of activity. Our global presence, extensive product portfolio and wide-ranging accreditations enable us to provide our clients with a comprehensive, expert and tailormade service.