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Environment, Health, and Safety Management System Standards Environment, health, and safety (EHS) standards play a key role in the overall standards environment, providing a backbone for many other industry specific standardization efforts.

ISO 14001, Environmental Management Systems, is the go-to international standard for environmetal considerations turned to by organizations of every size.

BS OHSAS 18001 and BS OHSAS 18002, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management Systems, Requirements (18001) and Implementation (18002), together were developed in response to customer demand for a recognizable OHS management standard so that their own efforts could be assessed and certified. Compatible by design with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, this puts the OHSAS standards in a foundational role for organizations seeking widely acknowledged certification.

ISO 45001, still in its draft stages, is set to replace the BS OHSAS standards. Working from various existing national standards, the International Labour Organization's ILO-OSH Guidelines, and the currently in place BS OHSAS standards, ISO 45001 will present a unified approach toward Occupational Health and Safety. Deeply integrated with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 through the implementation of Annex SL, these three standards together provide an over-arching management system applicable to organizations regardless of size or industry.

Additionally, Redlines have been published, highlighting changes from the previous edition of a standards to the current revisions.

From this foundation, many industries go on to develop their own industry specific workplace safety standards for their own use.

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ISO 14001:2015

Environmental management systems - Requirements with guidance for use

ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can use to enhance its environmental performance. ISO 14001:2015 is intended for use by an organization seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability. ISO 14001:2015 helps an organization achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which provide value for the environment, the organization itself and interested parties. Consistent with the organization's environmental policy, the intended outcomes of an environmental management system include: + enhancement of environmental performance; + fulfillment of compliance obligations; + achievement of environmental objectives. ISO 14001:2015 is applicable to any organization, regardless of size, type and nature, and applies to the environmental aspects of its activities, products and services that the organization determines it can either control or influence considering a life cycle perspective. ISO 14001:2015 does not state specific environmental performance criteria. ISO 14001:2015 can be used in whole or in part to systematically improve environmental management. Claims of conformity to ISO 14001:2015, however, are not acceptable unless all its requirements are incorporated into an organization's environmental management system and fulfilled without exclusion.

This standard is also available from: ISO Redline  /  DIN  /  SS


BS ISO 45001:2018

Occupational health and safety management systems. Requirements with guidance for use (British Standard)

ISO 45001:2018 specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH b) fulfilment of legal requirements and other requirements; c) achievement of OH&S objectives. ISO 45001:2018 is applicable to any organization regardless of its size, type and activities. It is applicable to the OH&S risks under the organization's control, taking into account factors such as the context in which the organization operates and the needs and expectations of its workers and other interested parties. ISO 45001:2018 does not state specific criteria for OH&S performance, nor is it prescriptive about the design of an OH&S management system. ISO 45001:2018 enables an organization, through its OH&S management system, to integrate other aspects of health and safety, such as worker wellness/wellbeing. ISO 45001:2018 does not address issues such as product safety, property damage or environmental impacts, beyond the risks to workers and other relevant interested parties. ISO 45001:2018 can be used in whole or in part to systematically improve occupational health and safety management. However, claims of conformity to this document are not acceptable unless all its requirements are incorporated into an organization's OH&S management system and fulfilled without exclusion.


BS 45002-0:2018

Occupational health and safety management systems. General guidelines for the application of ISO 45001 (British Standard)