ISO 45001 – Occupational Health & Safety Management System

by Kumar Sivan published on November 27, 2021

ISO 45001:2018, OHS Management System requirements standard sets the background and requirements and organization to ensure the health and safety of its workers and others who enter its premises. The requirements of the ISO 45001 MSS demands continual improvement in health and safety management based on 

  • Prevention of ill-health, injury, and provision of a safe workplace
  • Meeting all legal and other requirements such as OSHA requirements, corporate edits and organizational & industry specific health and safety requirements
  • Determining and managing OHS and related risks using a hierarchy of controls
  • An effective change management process and, Consultation and Participation of workers and their representation in OHS related matters.

Many organizations were certified to the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard. However, it is time to abandon the 18001 and move to the ISO 45001:2018 standard because OHSAS 18001 certifications are no longer valid after September 2021. The new ISO 45001 standard brings substantial and measurable benefits to those who will use it to improve workplace safety. The standard is designed to be applicable to any organization regardless of its size or type of activities. The standard has a realizable systematic approach to identify and manage requirements and health and safety risks. Ultimately, good health and safety of workers is a good business practice. 

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