ISO 45001:2018 - Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational health and safety management systems requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, that gives guidance for its use, to enable organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, and improving its OH&S performance.

An organization is responsible for the occupational health and safety of workers and other stakeholders who can be affected by its activities. Adoption is intended to enable an organization to provide safe and healthy workplaces.

It is critical for the organization to eliminate hazards and minimize OH&S risks by taking effective preventive and protective measures.

How does it work?

Context of the Organization

  • The organization shall determine external and internal issues that are relevant to its purpose and that affect its ability to achieve the intended outcome(s) of its OH&S management system.

Leadership and worker participation

  • Top management shall demonstrate leadership and commitment with respect to the OH&S management system.


  • Actions to address risks and opportunities.


  • The organization shall determine and provide the resources needed for the establishment, implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of the OH&S management system.


  • The organization shall plan, implement, control and maintain the processes needed to meet requirements of the OH&S management system and implement the actions determined.

Performance Evaluation

  • Monitoring, measurement, analysis and performance evaluation.


  • The organization shall determine opportunities for improvement and implement necessary actions to achieve the intended outcomes of its OH&S management system.
    • Create a policy
    • Identify hazards
    • Assess Risks
    • Quantify Goals
    • Implement
    • Measure Review
    • Repeat


  • Reduced employee exposure to occupational health and safety risks.
  • A proven business tool or model by which to manage your Health & Safety risks.
  • Highly visible evidence of exercising due diligence through third-party auditing and registration.
  • Potential avoidance or reduction of cost associated with Health & Safety incidents and claims.
  • A system to provide continual improvement of Health & Safety performance.
  • Easy integration with other management systems such as ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004.

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