WHAT IS ISO 45001?
Regardless of your industry sector, accidents that lead to injury or health related issues will always occur. Therefore, whether you are an employee, manager or business owner, you will always share the same goal - minimize the number of casualties at work. This new ISO standard provides you with a framework to identify, control and prevent workplace safety.
ISO 45001:2018 is the replacement for OHSAS 18001, and is the new international ISO standard for defining the minimum requirements for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS). Applicable to organizations of all sizes, the standard provides a framework for establishing a safe working environment and preventing workplace injuries, ill-health, and deaths. It is dedicated to continual improvement of occupational health and safety performance via a well-planned, executed, and monitored OHS management system. The new OHSMS standard easily integrates with other recent ISO management systems standards since it shares the new common structure defined by Annex SL in the 2015 versions of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
If your organization has already certified to OHSAS 18001, it will need to migrate to ISO 45001 to maintain the validity of certification. By obtaining an ISO certification, your organization will prove that it cares about the welfare of its employees, and that it is continually making efforts to enhance workplace safety. Your organization will also gain a competitive advantage by improving its brand’s reputation. External stakeholders such as regulators, creditors, investors, board members, customers, and suppliers will respect and value the assurance of an ISO OHS management system that is third-party audited and assured.
In short, adopting the new international standard for occupational health and safety will ensure that your organization:
What you will learn in this course
During this training course, you will be able to understand the different modules of an OHSMS, including policy, procedures, performance measurements, management commitment, internal audit, management review and continual improvement. Be sure to take a look at the "Training Agenda" tab on this page for complete details of what you will learn.
Assessing and Migrating to ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management (3 Days)
Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) concepts as required by ISO 45001
Establishing and managing an OHSMS conforming to ISO best practices
Establishing, managing, and performing OHS controls, continued
Measuring the performance and effectiveness of the Management System and Controls (Clause 9)
Continuous improvement and corrective action (Clause 10)
Break-out Class Lab: Management System Gap Assessment
* ISO Standards are NOT included in this management system and compliance training, nor are provided in class. Students are encouraged to bring their own hard-copies of the standards to the class. ISO standards are available for purchase at www.iso.org.
Who needs to be trained to participate in occupational health and safety roles and activities?
ISO 45001 requires OHS management throughout the organization. Specifically, the ISO standard requires:
Per ISO 45001, Clause 7.2 "Competence", managers at every level must attend appropriate OHS training to achieve sufficient competence according to the manager's roles and responsibilities within the OHMS. The sufficiency of competence must be maintained and documented. This ISO 45001 Assessment and Migration training fulfils the ISO competence development requirement.
Furthermore, ISO 45001 requires creating an OHS function to: