We talk to four early registrants to the new management standard about their experiences and what surprised them.
The new OSH management systems standard ISO 45001 prefers the term “interested party” to its synonym stakeholder, which might be more familiar to readers. Interested party is defined in ISO 45001 (and in the high-level ISO core management standard, Annex SL) as a “person or organisation that can affect, be affected by, or perceive itself to be affected by a decision or activity”.
The waste management contractor’s new OSH director plans to adapt COMAH industry techniques to continue a downward trend in accidents.
The publication of ISO 45001 in March paved the way for companies and organisations to embrace safety and health as part of an integrated business management system, so the third edition of Stephen Asbury’s book could not be better timed.
The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) business plan for 2018/19 includes revised guidance for employers to assess and manage mental ill health, a new guide on how to implement ISO 45001 proportionately, and efforts to improve the reporting and transparency of safety performance in high-hazard sectors.
Fifteen years ago I reported on the prosecution of a UK manufacturer after a diesel storage tank leaked thousands of litres of hydrocarbons into the surface drains at one of its plants. The tank, which was in plain sight at the works, had no bund to contain spills.
To coincide with the launch of the new international standard, we gather four experts to discuss the differences between it and the outgoing standard BS OHSAS 18001.
To coincide with the new global standard's launch IOSH Magazine's discussion aims to cover the differences between it and the old BS OHSAS 18001, what companies will need to do to make the switch and what consultants and auditors will be looking for in gap analyses and assessments.
As the ISO 45001 ship is finally launched and sets sail after an intensive four-and-a-half-year build process, the OSH profession has many exciting opportunities ahead.
The finished ISO 45001 international standard for occupational safety and health management systems will be published in March, it has been announced.
Environmental Health & Safety,Public Sector
Salary: £39,739 to £44,588 per annum fully inclusive
Corporate HSE,Environmental Health & Safety,Logistics
Corporate HSE,Environmental Health & Safety,Risk management
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