ISO 45001:2018
Occupational Health and Safety Management System

(with usage guide)
What is ISO 45001?
ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety management systems requires organizations to adopt a risk-based approach to workplace safety management. This first ISO safety standard was published in 2018 and is based on the same higher-level structure as all ISO management system standards. ISO 45001 is not a prescriptive document, rather it is intended to enable organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces, prevent occupational injuries and deterioration of health, and continuously improve OHS performance.

Requirements for the occupational health and occupational safety management system

Occupational health and safety management systems, also known as safety management systems, require organizations to:

  • Conduct a risk assessment of the site, plant and equipment, and processes
  • Understand external and internal issues relevant to workplace safety
  • Develop a Safety Policy declaring commitment to workplace safety
  • Develop a Risk Register
  • Develop an Safety or Management Manual briefly addressing the clauses of ISO 45001
  • Develop procedures to address workplace safety monitoring
  • Undertake Job Safety Analysis (JSA), or similar, to identify project risks
  • Develop Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) for high risk processes
  • Develop Safe Operating Procedures (SOPs), or similar, for high risk equipment
  • Develop and monitor safety objectives and targets
  • Develop processes to address workplace safety monitoring
  • Embrace workplace safety risks and opportunities
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and codes of practice
  • Implement workplace inspections
  • Monitor safety performance
  • Plan responses to workplace safety emergencies
  • Report and investigate accidents and incidents
  • Control safety nonconformances and take corrective action for significant or repetitive nonconformances
  • Conduct internal audits of the safety management system
  • Ensure senior management strategically review the safety management system
  • Ensure staff are competent and understand the safety management system.

Documentation requirements:
  • Risk Assessments (site, plant/equipment and processes)
  • Safety Policy
  • Risk Register
  • Safety or Management Manual
  • Procedures
  • Job Safety Analysis (JSA), or similar
  • Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)
  • Safe Operating Procedures (SOPs), or similar
  • Safety Improvement or Management Plan (monitoring safety objectives and targets)
  • Registers – for accidents & incidents, nonconformances and corrective action, and compliance
  • Emergency Response Plan

Advantages of the occupational health and safety management system:
  • demonstrating due diligence, complying with regulatory requirements and customer
  • requirements fulfilling tender
  • requirements improving the reputation and profile of the company
  • minimizing risks and reducing the number of accidents and incidents in the workplace
  • improved safety indicators, which leads to fewer accidents and incidents
  • lower insurance fees
  • lower costs, leading to increased profits
  • increased morale and empowering employees
  • established procedures to address security issues as they arise, thereby saving time
  • defines the actual documentation requirements for your business, and does not contain many unrelated policies and procedures
  • compliance with community expectations
  • is easily integrated with other management systems.

TQCSI Certification Process:
  • Contact your local TQCSI Office and ask for a quote or apply on-line - TQCSI will need to know what your business does and how many employees (full time equivalent)
  • To prevent delays, don’t wait until your Safety Management System is fully implemented.
Sign of certification of Occupational Health and Occupational Safety Management Systems:

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