ISO 45001:2018 is a new international standard offering a framework, Regardless of size, operation, and location of an organization, to manage and continuously improve Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) within the organization.
The risk-based approach standard introduces the common ‘Annex SL’ structure which provides compliance with other ISO standards including ISO 9001 Quality, ISO 14001 Environment and ISO 27001 Management Systems for Information Security.
The company will integrate OH&S into its business processes by adopting a systematic approach involving staff engagement, which can lead to injury prevention and long- and short-term ill health consequences. The standard provides a platform for the development of a positive safety culture which leads to well-being for workers.
If the policy structure is in place and procedures are in place to promote the organization ‘s dedication, the standard demands that the company inspect, evaluate and enhance the program, including determination of compliance obligations.
BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTATION
Adoption of the high-level structure of ‘AnnexSL’ enables organizations to integrate ISO 45001 with existing ISO 9001 Quality and ISO14001 Environmental management systems. This approach has reduced the complexity of several clause specifications, saving time and energy across various model applications.
The standard promotes worker participation in the identification, elimination or risk reduction of hazards by implementing controls integrated with other business processes. This approach will strengthen the safety culture, mitigate risk and implement best practices which lead to increased productivity.
The standard includes a mechanism for monitoring and updating regulatory obligations to ensure that the company, its goods and services, complies lawfully. It is important for an organisation to consider what it wants to do, why it wants to do it, and how it has done it – this will be shown within the system.
Emphasizing employees playing an active interest in matters relating to OH&S, which will have significant results to the reputation of a company as a healthy place to work leading to retention, engagement and improved efficiency.
Implementation also acknowledges the accomplishment of an international standard that will have a significant effect on the current benchmark And future customers in upholding their own obligations to social responsibility.
To facilitate quality development, ISO 45001 implemented the four-stage Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) process. This is an inherent part of the systemic approach to find workable approaches, determine results and incorporate those that have been shown to work.
Hazard identification is fundamental in the ISO 45001:2018 process to prioritize actions to address risks and opportunities. Using the ‘Hierarchy of Controls’ the standard requires the organization to conduct a risk assessment based on internal and external activities. Hazard identification will enable the organization to recognize and understand hazards.
The company will use the control hierarchy to assess the process in which the results are reported as written information and transmitted to staff and other stakeholders. The competent person would typically conduct a risk assessment and score the findings based on the probability of an event based on the severity of the harm with an applied risk score.
This approach will be systematically applied and dependent on the legal / regulatory criteria, operation form and conditions, i.e., explosion, impact, height risk assessment etc..
Eliminating hazards and reducing OH&S risks:
Having chosen the risk management approach, the company should use the outlined ‘Hierarchy of Controls’ to eliminate or reduce hazards to the lowest possible danger. It is important that staff, particularly external suppliers, are professional when performing risk assessment. On completion of the risk, the findings of the evaluation will be conveyed to all employees directly impacted within the project and to assist in implementing control measures. Workers must be involved in the evaluation process.
Unlike ISO 9001 Standard and ISO 14001 Environmental management System, in addition to nonconformity and disciplinary measures, ISO 45001 incorporates ‘Incident.’ Clause 3 ‘Words of Definition’ within the standard establishes the criteria for defining and documenting a ‘incident.’ An ‘accident’ is an incident which does not cause damage and/or ill health.The organization therefore needs to implement a reporting system that captures events that were not necessarily foreseen within the management system processes. These are often called ‘near misses,’ ‘near-hit’ or a ‘close call’’.
ISO 45001:2018 in Qatar:
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If you are having OHSAS 18001 why should you go for ISO 45001:2018 certification?
OHSAS 18001:2007 (initial version OHSAS 18001:1999) Is the predecessor to ISO standard ISO 45001:2018, recently released. The OHSAS standard has been globally approved but is not an ISO standard.
In 2021 OHSAS 18001 will be withdrawn leaving ISO 45001 the primary international OHS management system standard.
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