How is ISO 45001 aligned with other ISO standards?
How is ISO 45001 aligned with other ISO standards e.g. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and minor differences?
ISO 45001:2018 is based on Annex SL – the high-level structure that implements a common framework to all management systems, i.e. it applies a common language across all standards.
This helps to keep consistency, supports alignment of different management system standards, e.g. ISO9001, ISO14001, etc.
Organisations can find it easier to incorporate their OH&S management system into core business processes and get more involvement from senior management.
The standard(s) are written in such a way that by following clause by clause, a methodical approach is achieved.
Structure of BS ISO45001, highlighting minor difference / requirements:
Context of the organization
You must look beyond your own health and safety issues and consider what society expects from you, regarding health and safety issues.
Here we come across the term ‘workers’ identified within interested parties
Consider use of Contractors and Suppliers, how work can affect others in surrounding areas e.g. neighbours, public, visitors, etc.
Leadership and worker participation
Management / Senior Leaders endorsement of the OH&S Policy is no longer enough; they must now lead by example and demonstrate their commitment and engagement in key OH&S management activities.
OH&S Policy now requires five specific commitments, including commitment to consultation and participation of workers
New / enhanced requirement for Consultation and participation of workers, workers (non-managerial) – must be involved (consultation and participation), supporting improvements in processes, identification of hazards and risks.
Risk-based thinking – you must demonstrate you have determined, considered, and take action to address any risks and opportunities.
Determination of applicable legal and other requirements; this can result in identification of risks and opportunities
As part of planning, determination and assessment of risks and opportunities should be undertaken before change implemented
More emphasis on competence, particularly with identification of hazards
Communication with interested parties – internal and external; and taking into account diversity needs; ensure views of external interested parties are considered when establishing communication process
Operational planning and control – eliminating hazards and reducing OH&S risks, managing change, management of procurement e.g. Contractors, outsourcing, to ensure conformity to OH&S management system
Emergency preparedness and response to ensure you can respond to potential emergency situations; these will have been identified within Planning, or will feed back for assessment if not previously picked up
Monitoring and measurement equipment (e.g. calibration) is located in section 9.1.1
Evaluation of compliance – similar to ISO14001
Management review; information on performance and trends includes, Incidents, consultation and participation of workers,
Management shall communicate relevant outputs of management reviews to workers (and/or representatives)
Establishment, implementation and maintenance of process for reporting, investigating and taking action, to determine and manage incidents and nonconformities
Involve workers, and other interested parties, in the evaluation and corrective action to eliminate root causes of incidents / nonconformities
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