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ISO 45001: SWOT for risks and opportunities

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ISO 45001: SWOT for risks and opportunities

Is there a chance you can provide a SWOT analysis in line with ISO45001 in identifying internal and external threats and opportunities?
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ISO 45001 DOCUMENTATION TOOLKIT

Step-by-step implementation for smaller companies.

ISO 45001 DOCUMENTATION TOOLKIT

Step-by-step implementation for smaller companies.

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Mark Hammar Apr 18, 2019

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A sample SWOT analysis is difficult because this tool is very specific to the organization. The strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats change form company to company and industry to industry. Even the format of this tool is not common since it can be a table, or even just a listing for the 4 sections. It is also important to remember that the ISO 45001 standard does not require a SWOT analysis, just an assessment of risks and opportunities. This is only one tool to identify the risks and opportunities for your OHSMS.
So, while you need to decide the information for each section of the analysis for your organization, some examples could include:
Strengths: You have a highly engaged workforce focused on OH&S
Weaknesses: You have a lot of accidents/incidents which you need to work to preventing.
Opportunities: You have a supplier that has developed a new chemical which is less hazardou s, and could be used in your process.
Threats: A supplier is discontinuing a chemical you need, and the easy replacement is more hazardous.

For more on the requirements for risks and opportunities, see this blog post: What are the new requirements for risks and opportunities according to ISO 45001?, https://advisera.com/45001academy/blog/2018/04/25/what-are-the-new-requirements-for-risks-and-opportunities-according-to-iso-45001/
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