Integrated Management Systems - Updated to the latest standard changes including ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018

by Chad Kymal,Gregory Gruska,Dan Reid published on September 06, 2021

There is a proliferation of management system standards and requirements globally. These management system standards are either customer or industry mandated. Many standards are becoming a requirement for doing business (for example, ISO 9001, a Quality Management System standard with industryspecific versions such as ISO TS 16949 for Automotive, ISO 13485 for Medical Devices, and AS 9100 for the Aerospace industry; ISO 14001, an environmental management system standard; and ISO 45001, an occupational health and safety management system standard). There are yet other standards waiting in the wings that may soon become industry requirements for social responsibility or sustainability, laboratory management systems, and energy management systems. Typically, these standards are seen as hindrances or obstacles in the way of doing business and not beneficial.


Top management assigns these management standards to specialists in the company who then write manuals and procedures around quality, environmental, and health and safety management systems. The results are hundreds of procedures that impact the organization with multiple requirements for conducting a task (see Figure A1.1). How can a business manage these standards most economically? Are there efficient methods for managing them?


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