We have developed this ISO 45001 Checklist to identify the key requirements for achieving certification. You can use this as a high-level way to determine the extent to which your company is currently meeting the requirements of ISO 45001 and to highlight areas where implementation efforts should be focused.
Background to ISO 45001
ISO 45001 is an internationally recognized standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) that provides a framework for organizations to manage their occupational health and safety risks and promote a safe and healthy work environment. The standard was first published in 2018 and has since been adopted by many organizations around the world.
The primary objective of ISO 45001 is to enable organizations to establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve an effective OHSMS to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. This can be achieved by identifying and managing occupational health and safety risks, implementing controls to prevent or reduce those risks, and continually monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of those controls.
One of the key benefits of implementing ISO 45001 is that it can help organizations to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, and promote a safe and healthy work environment. By adopting a systematic approach to occupational health and safety management, organizations can identify and prioritize occupational health and safety risks, and implement appropriate controls to prevent or reduce those risks.
Another important benefit of ISO 45001 is that it can help organizations to comply with occupational health and safety regulations and avoid potential legal and financial liabilities. Many industries and jurisdictions have specific occupational health and safety regulations and requirements that organizations must meet in order to operate legally and ethically. By implementing ISO 45001, organizations can demonstrate compliance with these requirements and avoid the risk of fines, penalties, and legal action.
ISO 45001 is applicable to organizations of all types and sizes, including public and private sector organizations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. It is also applicable to all types of activities that have occupational health and safety risks, including production processes, service provision, and transportation.
The ISO 45001 standard requires organizations to take a systematic and structured approach to occupational health and safety management, which involves a series of steps, including hazard identification, risk assessment, risk treatment, and continual monitoring and improvement. The standard also emphasizes the importance of leadership and employee involvement in occupational health and safety management, requiring top management to demonstrate their commitment to occupational health and safety and ensure that employees are trained and aware of their roles and responsibilities in promoting a safe and healthy work environment.