1st Edition

ISO 45001 Implementation How to Become an Occupational Health and Safety Champion

By Mehrdad Soltanifar Copyright 2022
    168 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    168 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    168 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    Over two million people worldwide die every year due to work-related accidents and illness, which corresponds to over 6000 deaths every day (International Labour Organisation, 2020). Globally, there are about 340 million occupational accidents and 160 million victims of work-related injuries and illness each year (International Labour Organisation, 2020). Occupational health and safety is a major challenge for many organizations.

    Regardless of the size and nature of their business, organizations should protect their people and provide a safe and healthy working environment. They should identify the potential health and safety risks present in their workplace and take appropriate action to keep their workers free from harm. Occupational safety focuses on potential safety hazards that can cause injury. Occupational health, on the other hand, looks at potential health issues such as occupational medicine, occupational hygiene, and primary health care, including the wellbeing of workers.

    For organizations that want to implement an occupational health and safety management system based on the ISO 45001:2018 standard but are not familiar with its structure and definitions, it often takes a significant amount of resources to understand the requirements of the standard and plan their implementation. This book provides guidance in establishing an occupational health and safety management system linked to the requirements of ISO 45001:2018. It aims to explain all the requirements of ISO 45001:2018 clause by clause to provide guidance to:

    • Organizations preparing for ISO 45001:2018 implementation

    • Individuals who want to build a career in occupational health and safety

    • Health and safety practitioners and managers who want to improve their occupational health and safety performance

    • Occupational health and safety consultants who prepare their clients for ISO 45001:2018 certification audits

    • Internal and external auditors who audit occupational health and safety management systems.

    In addition to the requirements of the standard, this book includes industry best practices, methods, and techniques to address these requirements. While clarifying each requirement of the standard, it also discusses the steps needed to achieve the requirement, areas that auditors may check, and mandatory or voluntary documents that may be maintained or retained to demonstrate conformity with the requirement.

    Table of Contents

    List of Figures *

    List of Tables *

    Chapter 1 – Introduction *

    Chapter 2 – What is ISO 45001? *

    Chapter 3 - Terms and Definitions *

    Chapter 4 - Context of the Organisation *

    4.1 – Understanding the organisation and its context *

    4.2 - Needs and expectations of interested parties *

    4.3 - Determining the scope of the OHSMS *

    4.4 – OHS management system *

    Chapter 5 – Leadership and worker participation *

    5.1 - Leadership and commitment *

    5.2 - OHS Policy *

    5.3 - Organisational roles and responsibilities *

    5.4 - Workers’ consultation and participation *

    Chapter 6: Planning * Hazard identification * Assessment of OHS risks * Assessment of OHS opportunities *

    6.1.3 Determination of legal requirements *

    6.1.4 Planning action *

    6.2 OHS objectives and planning to achieve them *

    Chapter 7 – Support *

    7.1 Resources *

    7.2 Competence *

    7.3 Awareness *

    7.4 Communication *

    7.5 Documented information *

    Chapter 8 – Operation *

    8.1 Operation planning and control *

    8.2 Emergency preparedness and response *

    Chapter 9 – Performance evaluation *

    9.1 Monitoring, measurement, analysis, and performance evaluation *

    9.2 Internal audit *

    9.3 Management review *

    Chapter 10 – Improvement *

    10.1 General & 10.2 Incident, nonconformity, and corrective action *

    10.3 Continual improvement *

    Appendices *

    References *


    Mehrdad Soltanifar received a Ph.D. degree in engineering from Auckland University of Technology, in 2020. Currently living in Auckland, New Zealand, he is interested in process development and continuous improvement. Mehrdad, is a senior consultant, trainer, business development manager, and researcher working on health and safety, quality, and environmental management systems for the past 10 years. He has extensive experience in improving organizations’ processes. In conjunction with the significant growth and expansion of multi-million-dollar companies, Mehrdad has assisted several organizations in various industries by reviewing health and safety, quality, and environmental aspects of their business to ensure the foundations are solid and capable of catering for the anticipated growth ahead.