Process approach in the requirements of ISO 45001: 2018. Design of processes in the safety and health management system


R.A. Kadirov Process approach in the requirements of ISO 45001: 2018. Designing Processes in an Occupational Health and Safety Management System: An Overview of the Standard. - Publishing house "SCIENTIFIC LIBRARY", 2021. - 572 p.

ISBN 978-5-907497-08-5

The book describes the methods and ways of implementing the international standard ISO 45001: 2018 "SMOZBT" at enterprises of different industries, through systematization and a process approach.

According to David Smith, Chair of the ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Development Committee, there are an estimated 2,3 million work-related deaths per year, the majority (2 million) of which are the result of ill health and disease. ... People in this category often experience long-term illness from prolonged exposure to the very likelihood of all sorts of risks. These incidents should not be ignored, focusing only on accidents that are more visible and usually lead to immediate action (reactive approach).
The priority is international standardization, this is a proactive approach aimed at preventing actions and it is the process approach, with its simplicity and understanding, that makes it possible.
The process approach to health and safety management is a revolutionary change that formed the basis of the international standard ISO 45001: 2018. If the previous version, reflected in the international standard OHSAS 18001: 2007, was built on a procedural model, i.e. a detailed description of actions, with a complex hierarchical responsibility and authority, which often led to a formalized nature, had a ramified structure of responsibility and was difficult to understand, especially by field personnel, then the process approach described in the ISO45001: 2018 standard has transparency to the implementation of step-by-step tasks, simplicity understanding and implementing the required actions based on a risk-based model.
Apparently, therefore, the International Labor Organization (ILO OSHMS) has delegated authority to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to assess confirmation, with further declaration and / or certification of health and safety management systems.
The purpose of the book is understanding, reforming and perception of personnel responsible for health and safety management, principles and main provisions reflected in the process and system approach for more effective process management in relation to the requirements reflected in the international standard ISO 45001: 2018.
This book is an attempt to translate the requirements established in the quality management system (ISO 9001: 2015) to build health and safety, using a process approach. It contains examples of the successful integration of the international standard ISO 45001 into the daily life of an organization. There is a clear step-by-step guide to implementing the system and a description of how it will work. This book provides guidelines for building guidelines for solving current modeling issues and implementing a process approach in OH&S requirements.
The book contains more than 100 figures and more than 100 tables, within the framework of systematization and process approach.

PhD in Biological Sciences, Accredited Auditor for International Standards ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001: 2015, ISO 50001: 2011, ISO 4500: 2018
Ruslan Kadirov


Dear Colleagues !

I am very pleased that you are using your field experience in such an analysis, which allows the reader to achieve greater efficiency in the implementation, application and evaluation of the processes underlying the ISO 45001 standard. The concept of industrial safety is multifactorial in a wide range of processes and competencies taken into account. Safety is associated with the operation of machines and mechanisms, social working conditions, the depth of understanding by each employee of his personal responsibility. The process approach makes it possible to achieve the goal efficiently, optimally distributing efforts, resources and responsibility for the result. And the result is difficult to overestimate in its scale - the preservation of life and health of people. I am sure that this book will be an excellent assistant for those for whom the concept of implementing and maintaining the ISO 45001 standard is not a formality imposed by someone, but personal commitment to the idea and responsibility for the result.

 General Director of Bureau Veritas Rus
Mikhail Frolov


To implement a systematic approach to ensuring labor safety and health protection, organizations apply the accumulated international experience in the form of the requirements of the ISO 45001 standard. The Institute for Technical Regulation, Standardization and Certification, together with the Foundation for the Promotion of the Development of the Chemical Industry, developed the national standard GOST R 59240-2020 "Safety Management Systems labor and health protection. Requirements for the organization of medical support, disease prevention and health promotion of workers ”, which supplements and specifies certain requirements of ISO 45001. However, methodological materials explaining the practice of applying the ISO 45001 standard are extremely insufficient. Therefore, the author's work is especially important for those organizations that strive to develop and implement on their own an effective management system that reduces risks in the field of occupational health and safety.

The guarantee of a long-term high level of staff performance is not only unique methods of employee motivation, but also the measures taken to protect health and safety at work. The author's book is an important methodological tool in order to form a systemic and process approach to the implementation of these measures.

General Director of the Institute for Technical Regulation, Standardization and Certification, Editor-in-Chief of the Quality Management Methods magazine, Project Coordinator for the implementation of ISO 45001, expert ISO / TC 176,
Maxim Ekaterinin 


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