Occupational Health and Safety Management System helps an organization effectively control occupational health and safety risks and improve its OH&S performance. The main aims of ISO 45001 are to guarantee effective management of occupational health and safety risks, to bring about continual improvement based on experience and the reformulation of goals objectives, establish a source control strategy for occupational health and safety risks, to provide insight into the way the organization complies with legal occupational health and safety obligations and controls occupational health and safety risks.
Occupational Health and Safety Management System to enable an organization to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account legal requirements and information about OH&S risks, It is intended to apply to all type and sizes of organization and to accommodate diverse geographical a, cultural and social condition. The success of the system depends on commitment from all levels and function of the organization. The specification gives requirements for an occupational health and safety management system, to enable an organization to control its OH&S risks and improve its performance. It does not state specific OH&S performance criteria, nor does it give detailed specifications for the design of a management system.
ISO 45001 has been developed to be compatible with the ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environmental) management systems standards, in order to facilitate the integration of quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management systems by organizations.