ISO 45001

ISO 45001:2018 specifies 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.

ISO 45001:2018 is applicable to any organization that wishes to establish, implement and maintain an OH&S management system to improve occupational health and safety, eliminate hazards and minimize OH&S risks (including system deficiencies), take advantage of OH&S opportunities, and address OH&S management system nonconformities associated with its activities.

ISO 45001:2018 helps an organization to achieve the intended outcomes of its OH&S management system. Consistent with the organization’s OH&S policy, the intended outcomes of an OH&S management system include:

a) continual improvement of OH&S performance;

b) fulfilment of legal requirements and other requirements;

c) achievement of OH&S objectives.

What is ISO 45001?

The purpose of ISO 45001 health and safety management is to improve your performance in relation to the working environment by creating the framework for management and management of the risks that are within your working environment. This helps to reduce work accidents and create safe and healthy jobs. The standards and guidelines of the standard thus give you a tool to put your work with the working environment into system and ensure that you continuously check your work environment and evaluate and improve your efforts.

By introducing the management system for working environment ISO 45001 you and your company work structured with learning in the work environment area.

5 facts about ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety

  • The foundation of the management system is the mapping of internal and external requirements as well as important stakeholders and their requirements and expectations for performance in the work environment area.
  • ISO 45001 requires that top management take responsibility for the working environment and work purposefully to create continuous improvements in work environment performance and collaboration
  • Work environment goals must be planned based on the foundation of the management system as well as the results of the mapping of risks and opportunities. The working environment goals must also be operated to demonstrate compliance and improvement of performance
  • Great focus on the importance and importance of consultation and involvement of employees and work environment organization
  • Important to build a culture with a focus on continuous improvement.

More than 50 countries and organizations have been involved in writing the standard, which can be used by all companies and organizations regardless of industry and business types. The standard replaces OHSAS 18001 and has the same structure as the other major management standards, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. The deadline for changing its management system from OHSAS to ISO 45001 is March 12, 2021.