Understanding SZNS ISO 45001: 2015 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) – Requirements
This training manual covers the requirements for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OH&S MS). The training material is based on the ISO DS 45001.
ISO 45001 does not state specific criteria for OH&S performance, nor is it prescriptive about the design of an OH&S management system. An organization’s OH&S management system should be specific to meeting its own needs in preventing injuries and ill-health; consequently a small business with low risks may only need to implement a relatively simple system, whereas a large organization with high levels of risks may need something much more sophisticated.
A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:
- Explain the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007 standard
- Identify objective evidence needed to show the conformance and effectiveness of the entire OH&S Management System.
- Describe the difference between legal compliance and conformance with the OSHAS 18001.
- Evaluate an organisation’s effective implementation of procedures and methodologies to conform to OHSAS 18001.
With particular emphasis on the following areas:
- OH&S policy, procedures, records showing the relevant legislation;
- Hazard identification and risk assessment;
- Objectives, targets and programmes for achieving continual improvement;
- Management controls over operations and monitoring of performance.
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For an explanation on the meaning of ISO specific terms and expressions related to conformity assessment, as well as information about ISO’s adherence to the WTO principles in the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) see the following URL: Foreword – Supplementary information
The committee responsible for this document is ISO/PC 283, Occupational health and safety management systems.
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