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ISO 45001: Procurement and contractors

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ISO 45001: Procurement and contractors

I am looking for more info on ISO45001 Sect: 8.1.4. to use in a presentation to management. In particular, I am looking for more information on requirements for Procurement and contractors to use in a presentation to Management on ISO45001.
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Mark Hammar Jul 15, 2019

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Clause 8.1.4 of ISO 45001:2018 is included in the standard to ensure that the process for procuring from external providers within your company includes controls so that the products and services you purchase meet the needs of your OHSMS, or in other words do your purchases consider occupational health & safety. The clause further discusses particular considerations for contractors and outsourcing separately, mainly because these are special types of procurement that require extra thought. Of course, the controls you will need to put in place will be dependant on not only your organization, but also the outsourcing or contracting you are using.
In general Outsourcing occurs at a supplier facility when they take on one of your processes, and this also requires you to ensure that these outso urced products and service meet your OH&S needs. Contractors will generally work within your facility, and need to understand your OH&S requirements as well as how they affect the OH&S of your facility. How do you ensure that contractors will not negatively affect your OHSMS when they are doing work, and how do you ensure that your do not negatively impact contractor safety when they are working? These two terms are defined more clearly, along with others, in the article: ISO 45001:2018 Glossary of terms, https://advisera.com/45001academy/blog/2019/06/27/iso-45001-glossary-of-terms-and-definitions/
For an explanation of the whole ISO 45001 standard, see the whitepaper: Clause-by-clause explanation of ISO 45001:2018, https://info.advisera.com/45001academy/free-download/clause-by-clause-explanation-of-iso-45001

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