ISO 45001 specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. and gives guidance on how to use it. Implementing OH&S management enables organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health.
ISO 45001 is applicable to any organization that wishes to establish, implement and maintain an OH&S management system. It is applicable to any organization regardless of its size, type and activities. It helps to improve occupational health and safety, eliminate hazards and minimize OH&S risks, take advantage of OH&S opportunities, and address OH&S management system nonconformities associated with its activities.
The outcomes include:
– continual improvement of OH&S performance,
– fulfilment of legal requirements and other requirements,
– achievement of OH&S objectives.
ISO 45001 does not state specific criteria for OH&S performance, nor is it prescriptive about the design of an OH&S management system. It also does not address issues such as product safety, property damage or environmental impacts, beyond the risks to workers and other relevant interested parties. This standard can be used in whole or in part to systematically improve occupational health and safety management.