What is ISO 45001?
ISO 45001, an Occupational Health & Safety Management System, often called an OH&SMS, defines the framework in which the organization cares for the occupational health and safety of its employees. It represents a set of rules, policies, processes, plans and practices for preventing occupational health and safety hazards and minimizes risks in the workplace.
The ISO 45001 consist of eleven sections. The first three sections represent an introduction to the standard, its scope and normative references, and the other seven sections contain the requirements for the Occupational Health and Safety Management System. Here is what the seven main sections are about:
Section 4: Context of the organization. This section requires the organization to determine its context in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System, including interested parties and their needs and expectations.
Section 5: Leadership. This clause of the standard requires top management to demonstrate leadership and commitment to the OH&SMS, along with defining the occupational health & safety policy.
Section 6: Planning. The planning section defines requirements for addressing risks and opportunities, and the requirements for occupational risk analysis.
Section 7: Support. This clause defines requirements for supporting processes and provisions of resources necessary for effective operation of the OH&SMS.
Section 8: Operation. This clause is focused on establishing operational controls to eliminate the occupational health and safety hazards, management of changes and emergency preparedness and response.
Section 9: Performance evaluation. The purpose of the requirements placed in this clause is to provide the organization with mechanisms to determine the effectiveness of the QMS.
Section 10: Improvement. The last section of the standard defines requirements for continual improvement of the OH&SMS, including requirements for managing non-nonconformity, incidents and corrective actions.
What are the benefits of ISO 45001 Management System?
Enhance your image and market share by reducing the number of OH&S incidents on the workplace and sending a clear message that your organization takes care of its employees;
Engage employees to reduce your occupational health and safety hazards and increase theirs focus and retention;
Use evidence-based decision making which can save costs and time;
Create a culture of continual improvement;
Improve cost control.
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