How to become an ISO 45001 lead auditor

If you have been involved in auditing your organization’s Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS), verifying that you meet the requirements of the ISO 45001:2018 standard, you may be wondering about the next step in your auditing career. Or, you might want to become a health & safety consultant. …

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What is ISO 45001 change management process?

When you are creating your Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) using the requirements of ISO 45001:2018 it is important to remember that implementing the OHSMS according to the requirements is only the beginning. Your OHSMS becomes an ongoing project that requires maintenance and improvement, and processes will need …

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OHSAS vs. OHSMS: What is the difference

With the release of ISO 45001:2018 some people have become confused with the acronym OHSMS and the acronym OHSAS which was previously used in the title of the occupational health & safety management system standard OHSAS 18001:2007. So, what is the difference between these two acronyms, and what does it …

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ISO 45001 certification requirements for companies

If you are implementing an Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) using the ISO 45001:2018 standard requirements, you are likely considering having your OHSMS certified when implementation is done. If so, you may wonder what needs to be done to successfully prepare for the certification auditor after the OHSMS …

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How to improve your OH&SMS according to ISO 45001 clause 10

When reviewing the requirements of ISO 45001:2018 to create your Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OH&SMS), many people find clause 10, Improvement, mystifying. It is easy to understand that improvement is important, but the three subclauses within clause 10 can cause confusion, even though each subclause talks about different …

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Six myths about ISO 45001

As you implement your Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS), you will find that ISO 45001:2018 has many myths that surround it, and it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. In this article, we will look at the six most common myths surrounding ISO 45001, and try …

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ISO 45001:2018 Glossary of terms

The ISO 45001:2018 standard includes many terms that are needed to understand the Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS). This article defines what some of the most important terms mean within this standard. So, here is the ISO 45001 glossary. Competence – When identifying competence requirements for a job, this …

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Top seven benefits of ISO 45001 training

There is no doubt that training employees will be a key activity when implementing an Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) using the requirements of ISO 45001:2018. However, this training can sometimes be seen as a necessary evil of the implementation process rather than an activity that provides actual …

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Benefits of SWOT analysis in ISO 45001

Many companies use a SWOT analysis in their business planning, and this can be a helpful tool to use in the Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) as well. ISO 45001:2018 requires a company to identify top-level issues, risks, and opportunities, which is exactly what the SWOT analysis does. …

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How is ISO 45001 related to mental health?

Just as every company is different, so every Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) is different, even if it is implemented to meet the requirements of ISO 45001:2018. When you are using the requirements of the international standard to design the processes for your company, you will need to …

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