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Opportunities in ISO45001

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Opportunities in ISO45001

1. What is other opportunities in risk and other opportunities (ISO 45001)?
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Mark Hammar Jan 24, 2019
2. How we explain other opportunities?

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1. OH&S opportunities and other opportunities are best described in ISO 45001 clause 6.1.2.3. OH&S opportunities are described as specific OH&S activities that would enhance the OH&S performance, with examples such as adapting work, or eliminating hazards and risks. Other opportunities would consist of other activities that would improve the OH&S management system that are not seen directly as OH&S opportunities. The wording appears to be this way to ensure that people include all opportunities to improve OH&S performance regardless of how they classify those opportunities.
2. So, other opportunities are things you can do to improve the OH&S performance that you might not directly think of as OH&S opportunities, including opportunities from other management systems that have an affect on the OH&S performance. An example might be if you were replacing a chemical in your process in order to improve the quality o f the product created. The new chemical will have different OH&S effects than the old chemical and the OH&S risk posed by a new chemical may become part of your decision of which replacement chemical to choose.

For more on understanding risks and opportunities in ISO 45001, see this article: 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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RAMADURAI .G May 08, 2021

How to identify the opportunities from the risk involved 

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Mark Hammar May 10, 2021

Opportunities are not necessarily related to the risks. OH&S opportunities are about reducing or eliminating the risks associated with hazards, so for these you can think of how to make the risk less as an OH&S opportunity, but other opportunities are not necessarily from risks. These are top level opportunities that you might identify as part of a SWOT analysis or other strategic planning process to identify uncertainties you can capitalize on.

 

You can read a bit more on the SWOT analysis in the article: Benefits of SWOT analysis in ISO 45001, https://advisera.com/45001academy/blog/2019/05/27/iso-45001-swot-analysis-what-are-the-benefits/

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