Everything we need to know about ISO 45001
Thousands of people die every day from work-related accidents or dangerous work-related illnesses, and we can prevent this type of death in the future, as ISO 45001 does with the help of organizations. This article fully explains how this new standard puts safety at the forefront of an organization.
It does not matter if you are an employee, a manager or a business owner, you all share a common goal and that is that you never want anyone to be hurt in the job. Productivity improvements are achieved by ensuring that you work in the workplace, which creates transparency and trust throughout your operations and supply chain. In addition, responsible practices are very important for brands and their reputation.
ISO 45001 is a new occupational health and safety (OH & S) standard that is recognized as one of the best in the world and is intended to greatly improve workplace safety.
Given that ISO 45001 has become a business norm and need, it is very important for companies to be able to cope with the latest developments and developments, regardless of whether organizations choose to adopt it or not.
What is ISO 45001?
ISO 45001 is the most important step! As the world’s first international standard on health and safety, ISO 45001 provides health management systems, occupational safety and guidance for using a clear framework for organizations that want to improve OH & S performance. The goal of the CEO is to create a safe and healthy work environment for employees and visitors.
To achieve this goal, by controlling all the factors that may lead to illness, injury, and in severe cases cause death, ISO 45001 reduces the adverse effects on a person’s physical, mental and cognitive condition and covers all these aspects. .
ISO 45001 is based on OHSAS 18001 (the former benchmark for OH & S), not revision and refurbishment, and is set to change gradually over the next three years. Therefore, organizations should review their current thinking and work practices in order to maintain organizational consistency.
What are the main differences between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001?
There are many differences, but the main difference is that ISO 45001 focuses on the interaction between an organization and its business environment, while OHSAS 18001 focuses on managing risk and other internal issues. But there are many other differences:
- ISO 45001 is process based but OHSAS 18001 is method based
- ISO 45001 is dynamic in all cases, but this dynamic does not apply to OHSAS18001
- ISO 45001 considers both risk and opportunity, but OHSAS 18001 deals exclusively with risk.
- ISO 45001 contains comments from interested parties, but not OHSAS 18001
These cases indicate a significant change in the way we manage health and safety. OH&S is no longer recognized as an “independent” approach, but must be seen from the perspective of running a sound and sustainable organization. Although the two standards differ in their performance, the management system developed in accordance with OHSAS 18001 will be a comprehensive platform for migrating to ISO 45001.
I have OHSAS 18001 certification, how can I immigrate to ISO 45001?
When migrating through OHSAS 18001, several steps must be taken to “prepare the ground” before setting up your new management system. If you follow the following methods, you will definitely succeed:
1. Analyze stakeholder groups (ie, individuals or organizations that can influence your organization’s activities) as well as internal and external factors that may affect your organization’s business, then ask yourself how these risks can be controlled through your management system. To be.
2. Determine the scope of the system, and consider what your management system is set to achieve.
3. Use this information to build your processes, assess risk, and most importantly, determine key performance indicators (KPIs) of processes.
Once you have matched all the data with the 18001 tool, you can use most of what you have in your new management system. So, while the approaches are quite different, the basic tools are the same.
What should I do if I am a new member of ISO 45001?
The answer depends on how much you know about ISO management systems. ISO 45001 refers to the text appendix (healthy lifestyle), the original text identical and similar to terms and definitions with other management system standards such as ISO 9001: 2015 (quality management) and ISO 14001: 2015 (environmental management). If you are already familiar with the common framework of these standards, ISO 45001 will seem familiar to you and you just need to fill the “gaps” in your system.
If not, things could be a little more complicated. This standard is not easy when you read it as a normal book. You need to understand all the connections between its specific rules. My best advice is to attend a good training course. In order to learn more about matters related to this standard, you can get help from isosystem consulting services to help you improve your processes.
I have an integrated system with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification. How can I use ISO 45001 to integrate with other management systems?
The shared ISO (Healthy Lifestyle) framework for management system standards has been deliberately developed to facilitate the integration of new management issues into the organization’s existing management systems. For example, ISO 45001 is relatively close to ISO 14001, because we know that many organizations internally combine their environmental performance.
Will ISO 45001 be used?
We anticipate that most organizations will use ISO 45001 to build an effective OH & S management system. Having an effective management system along with obtaining valid certifications brings many benefits with excellent performance. Certification is a sign and a confirmation to foreign customers that you have complied with this standard and met its requirements.
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