ISO 45001 Overview

ISO 45001 2018 is a new occupational health and safety management standard.
This page presents an overview of this new standard. For a more detailed version,
please
see our ISO 45001 2018 OH&S Management Translated into Plain English.

4. Context

4.1 Understand your organization and its unique external and internal context.

4.2 Clarify the needs and expectations of workers and other interested parties.

4.3 Define the scope of your occupational health and safety management system.

4.4 Establish and maintain an occupational health and safety management system.

5. Leadership

5.1 Provide leadership by accepting responsibility for occupational health and safety.

5.2 Provide leadership by establishing, implementing, and maintaining an OH&S policy.

5.3 Provide leadership by assigning organizational roles, responsibilities, and authorities.

5.4 Provide leadership by consulting with workers and encouraging their participation.

6. Planning

6.1 Formulate actions to address your organization's risks and opportunities.

6.1.1 Plan the establishment and documentation of your OHSMS.

6.1.2 Identify your hazards and assess OH&S risks and opportunities.

6.1.2.1 Develop a process to identify your organization's hazards.

6.1.2.2 Develop a process to assess your organization's risks.

6.1.2.3 Develop a process to assess your opportunities.

6.1.3 Develop a process to manage your legal and other requirements.

6.1.4 Plan actions and figure out how to implement and evaluate them.

6.2 Formulate your OH&S objectives and develop plans to achieve them.

6.2.1 Establish OH&S objectives at relevant functions and levels.

6.2.2 Plan how to achieve your organization's OH&S objectives.

7. Support

7.1 Support your organization's OHSMS by providing the necessary resources.

7.2 Support your organization's OHSMS by ensuring that people are competent.

7.3 Support your organization's OHSMS by making people aware of their duties.

7.4 Support your organization's OHSMS by controlling your communications.

7.4.1 Support your organization's OHSMS by creating communication processes.

7.4.2 Support your organization's OHSMS by facilitating internal communications.

7.4.3 Support your organization's OHSMS by establishing external communications.

7.5 Support your organization's OHSMS by managing documented information.

7.5.1 Support your OHSMS by including necessary documents and records.

7.5.2 Support your OHSMS by managing the use of documents and records.

7.5.3 Support your OHSMS by controlling relevant documents and records.

8. Operations

8.1 Establish and maintain processes needed to meet OHSMS requirements.

8.1.1 Establish processes for managing occupational health and safety.

8.1.2 Establish processes for managing hazards and controlling risks.

8.1.3 Establish processes for managing changes and controlling impacts.

8.1.4 Establish processes for managing contractors and service providers.

8.1.4.1 Develop procurement processes that meet your OHSMS requirements.

8.1.4.2 Expect contractors and their workers to meet your OHSMS requirements.

8.1.4.3 Maintain outsourcing arrangements that meet your OHSMS requirements.

8.2 Establish all necessary emergency preparedness and response processes.

9. Evaluation

9.1 Establish processes to monitor, measure, analyze, and evaluate your OHSMS.

9.1.1 Establish processes to monitor, measure, analyze, and evaluate performance.

9.1.2 Establish processes to evaluate compliance with legal and other requirements.

9.2 Determine internal OH&S audit requirements, responsibilities, and methods.

9.2.1 Audit the conformance of your organization's OHSMS at planned intervals.

9.2.2 Establish, implement, and maintain an internal OHSMS audit programme.

9.3 Review the suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness of your organization's OHSMS.

10. Improvement

10.1 Identify OH&S improvement opportunities and take action to achieve intended outcomes.

10.2 Establish processes to investigate and respond to OH&S incidents and nonconformities.

10.3 Enhance the suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness of your organization's OHSMS.

 

 If you'd like to see how we've translated each of the above sections into
Plain English, please check out our more detailed ISO 45001 webpage.

OTHER ISO 45001 PAGES

Introduction to ISO 45001 2018

Plain English OH&S Management Definitions

ISO 45001 2018 Standard Translated into Plain English

OHSAS 18001 2007 OH&S Standard in Plain English

ISO 45001 2018 OH&S Management Audit Process

Knowledge & Skills OH&S Auditors Should Have

Plain English OH&S Management Checklist

Plain English OH&S Gap Analysis

Our Plain English Approach

Updated on November 16, 2018. First published on November 16, 2018.

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