45001:2018 is a standard for occupational health and safety management systems. It exists to help all kinds of organizations put in place demonstrably sound occupational health and safety performance. It is widely seen as the world’s most recognized occupational health and safety management system standard.
45001:2018 occupational health and safety management system promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that helps organizations to consistently identify and control health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents, aid legislative compliance and improve overall performance.
45001:2018 standards provide organizations with the elements of an effective that can be integrated with other management requirements and help organizations achieve better occupational health and safety performance and economic objectives.
45001:2018 specifies requirements for management system to help an organization develop and implement its policy and objectives, which take into account legal requirements and information about risks. It applies to all types and sizes of organizations and accommodates diverse geographical, cultural and social conditions.
45001:2018 provides generic assistance for establishing, implementing, or improving management system and demonstrates successful implementation.
45001:2018 can be aligned with existing ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 management systems. Historically many organizations start with a quality management system (ISO 9001) and then add the environmental management requirements of ISO 14001. Then they look at their health and safety risks and add 45001:2018. More recently, many organizations look at implementing all three standards at the same time, which can be cost-effective and minimizes disruption. The standards can be integrated using a standard such as BSI’s PAS 99.