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PDCA, process approach and risk based thinking in ISO 45001

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PDCA, process approach and risk based thinking in ISO 45001

The process approach is not mush different than in OHSAS 18001. In order to demonstrate the process approach in ISO 45001, you need to identify the processes and activities within your OH&SMS (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) and analyze each activity within the process to determine occupational health and safety hazards. Once the significant hazards are identified, you need to establish operational controls on the level of activities and processes to mitigate these hazards. Here is one article that can help you Process approach application in OHSAS 18001 implementation of health & safety https://advisera.com/45001academy/blog/2017/03/15/process-approach-application-in-ohsas-18001-implementation-of-health-safety/
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Step-by-step implementation for smaller companies.

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Step-by-step implementation for smaller companies.

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Strahinja Stojanovic Jun 26, 2018

Since ISO 45001 adopted the same High Level Structure and Annex XL as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and many other management system standards, the same principle is applied regarding the PDCA. Firs you need to plan your system, whi ch includes determining the context, the policy, addressing risks and opportunities, determining OH&S hazards, setting the objectives and provide resources, basically you need to cover clauses from 4 to 7.

Do phase is defined by the clause 8, where you need to establish and apply operational controls in order to mitigate occupational health and safety hazards.

Check phase is located in clause 9, and it requires organization to conduct internal audits, compliance evaluation and management review in order to determine conformity of the OH&SMS to requirements of the standard, legal requirements and overall effectiveness of the OH&SMS, as well as effectiveness of the operational control and actions to address risks and opportunities.

Finally the act phase is defined in the clause 10, which defines requirements for continual improvement, corrective actions and nonconformists.

For more information, see: The importance of the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle in OHSAS 18001 https://advisera.com/45001academy/blog/2015/11/25/the-importance-of-the-plan-do-check-act-cycle-in-ohsas-18001/
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