Occupational health and safety management systems. General guidelines for the implementation of ISO
This document - BS ISO 45002:2023 - is the new international guidance document is designed to help organisations implement BS ISO 45001. It gives guidance on how to ensure that the specific needs of different individuals and groups of workers are addressed.
Organisations of all sizes and types in any sector, whether they’re looking to improve an existing implementation of BS ISO 45001, are first time users of that standard, or are not yet ready to comply with all the requirements of BS ISO 45001 but want to systematically improve their organisation’s OH&S.
Users of the standards will typically be:
OH&S professionals and managers.
Leaders of organisations, including CEOs and board members.
BS ISO 45002 gives guidance on the establishment, implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system that can help organisations conform to BS ISO 45001:2018.
This document is designed to help organisations implement BS ISO 45001:2018 more effectively. Where that standard states ‘what’ needs to be done, BS ISO 45002:2023 expands on the ‘how to do it’ with examples and guidance on how to implement the requirements in any type of organisation, thereby helping organisations improve OH&S performance, namely, to prevent injury and ill health to workers and provide safe and healthy workplaces, as well as fulfil legal requirements and meet other OH&S objectives.
In addition, by providing additional guidance, BS ISO 45002 can help ensure the specific needs of individuals and groups of workers are being fully addressed.
BS ISO 45002 can also help organisations to improve their risk management, increase trust among stakeholders and to grow sustainably.
BSI February 2023
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