ISO 45001:2018 Supports ISO 14000 and Risk Management

Since August of 2013, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has approved the creation of a new project committee to develop an international standard for Occupational Health and Safety. The work was overseen by ISO Project Committee (PC) 283, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – Requirements.

teamwork-gearsSome of the ISO 45001:2018 areas that a company seeking certification must address are:

  • Planning for hazard recognition
  • Assessment and control of risk
  • Occupational Health System management
  • Awareness of occupational health and safety policies (from the factory worker to the CEO)
  • Proven ability to comply
  • Education and training
  • Communication with employees on problems and solutions
  • Emergency readiness and response procedures
  • Documentation reflecting performance and improvement measurements

ISO 45001:2018 Supports ISO 14000 and Risk Management


The ISO 45001:2018 standard was written to support, and be integrated with the ISO 14000 Environmental Management Standard and the ISO 9000 Quality Management System Standard. When reviewing an overview of the ISO 14000 Environmental Management Standard’s requirements and those of ISO 45001:2018, there are reflections of the two respective management systems.

Under the element Planning in ISO 45001:2018 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment is still defined; also in the ISO 14000 standard the examination of environmental Hazards and Risks is defined. Under ISO 45001:2018 requirements, Corrective Action is defined associated to Accidents and Incidents. The ISO 14000 standard also calls for Corrective Action. Of course, Planning, Risk Assessment and Corrective Action are also represented within ISO 9001:2015.

ISO 14000 certification requires that companies take stock of their environmental issues, prioritize them on criteria of their choice, and select the elements they will manage through an ISO 14000 environmental management system. These requirements are the same for ISO 45001:2018 in regard to health and safety issues in the workplace. ISO 45001:2018 certification, adds value to the company’s reputation in their market for continuity of quality in a safe and efficient environment.

ISO 45001:2018 Awareness, Internal Auditor and Business Skills Training are important aspects of the successful implementation your organization’s management system based upon the proper implementation of ISO 45001:2018. We can provide your organization with the training services that are needed for your success. We can help you understand ISO 45001 and assess whether your organization is a strong candidate for certification.

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