ISO 45001 Draft Approved

The second draft of the new ISO 45001 standard has been approved. Its title will be “Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use”.  It is expected to be published in late 2017 or early 2018.

Over 6300 people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases – that’s nearly 2.3 million every year, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO).

The burden of occupational injuries and diseases is significant, both for employers and the wider economy, resulting in losses from early retirements, staff absence and rising insurance premiums.

To combat the problem, ISO 45001 will help organizations reduce this burden by providing a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks, and create better, safer, working conditions, all over the world.

ISO 45001 will use the same generic management system framework as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. It will also take into account other international standards such as OHSAS 18001, the International Labor Organization’s ILO-OSH Guidelines, various national standards, and the ILO’s international labor standards and conventions.

The draft ISO 45001 can be ordered at this ISO web page for about $60. The table of contents for ISO 45001 is shown below:

Foreword
Introduction

1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions

4 Context of the organization
4.1 Understanding the organization and its context
4.2 Understanding the needs and expectations of workers and other interested parties
4.3 Determining the scope of the OH&S management system
4.4 OH&S management system

5 Leadership and worker participation
5.1 Leadership and commitment
5.2 OH&S policy
5.3 Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities
5.4 Consultation and participation of workers

6 Planning
6.1 Actions to address risks and opportunities
6.1.1 General
6.1.2 Hazard identification and assessment of risks and opportunities
6.1.3 Determination of legal requirements and other requirements
6.1.4 Planning action
6.2 OH&S objectives and planning to achieve them
6.2.1 OH&S objectives
6.2.2 Planning to achieve OH&S objectives

7 Support
7.1 Resources
7.2 Competence
7.3 Awareness
7.4 Communication
7.5 Documented information
7.5.1 General
7.5.2 Creating and updating
7.5.3 Control of documented Information

8 Operation
8.1 Operational planning and control
8.1.1 General
8.1.2 Eliminating hazards and reducing OH&S risks
8.1.3 Management of change
8.1.4 Outsourcing
8.1.5 Procurement
8.1.6 Contractors
8.2 Emergency preparedness and response

9 Performance evaluation
9.1 Monitoring, measurement, analysis and performance evaluation
9.1.1 General
9.1.2 Evaluation of compliance
9.2 Internal audit
9.2.1 General
9.2.2 Internal audit program
9.3 Management review

10 Improvement
10.1 General
10.2 Incident, nonconformity and corrective action
10.3 Continual improvement

Annex A – Guidance on the use of this document
A.1 General
A.2 Normative references
A.3 Terms and definitions

A.4 Context of the organization
A.4.1 Understanding the context of the organization
A.4.2 Understanding the needs and expectations of workers and other interested parties
A.4.3 Scope of the OH&S management system
A.4.4 OH&S management system

A.5 Leadership and worker participation
A.5.1 Leadership and commitment
A.5.2 OH&S policy
A.5.3 Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities
A.5.4 Consultation and participation of workers

A.6 Planning
A.6.1 Actions to address risks and opportunities
A.6.2 OH&S objectives and planning to achieve them

A.7 Support
A.7.1 Resources
A.7.2 Competence
A.7.3 Awareness
A.7.4 Communication
A.7.5 Documented information

A.8 Operation
A.8.1 Operational planning and control
A.8.1.1 General
A.8.1.2 Eliminating hazards and reducing OH&S risks
A.8.1.3 Management of change
A.8.1.4 Outsourcing
A.8.1.5 Procurement
A.8.1.6 Contractors
A.8.2 Emergency preparedness and response

A.9 Performance evaluation
A.9.1 Monitoring, measurement, analysis and performance evaluation
A.9.2 Internal audit
A.9.3 Management review

A.10 Improvement
A.10.1 General
A.10.2 Incident, nonconformity and corrective action
A.10.3 Continual improvement

Alphabetical index of terms