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ISO 45001:2018 4.2 Interested parties

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ISO 45001:2015 Clause 4.2 Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties


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Clause 4.2 Breakdown

 

4.2     Understanding the needs and expectations of workers and other interested parties

 

Who are interested parties, what do they need and expect?

 

The standard is looking for an organization to managed interested parties who can affect or be affected by the OH&S management system.  The organization needs to take the time to identify these interested parties and to understand their needs and expectations.  It maybe that the organization sees a benefit by voluntarily adopting an imitative, for example ISO 14001:2015, or perhaps key OH&S staff required to hold membership of IOSH.

 

These may include; (both internal and external)

 

by dependency:

Customers

Clients          

Suppliers (utilities / materials)

Providers (contractors, subcontractors. agency staff, etc)

Employees (all levels)

 

by responsibility:

Owners

Share holders          

Investors

Banks

Insurers

Landlord / Land Owner          

 

by proximity:

Neighbouring communities

Neighbouring businesses          

General Public

 

by authority:

Legislative requirements

Local / Public Authorities

Governments

Regulatory Bodies

Statutory Agencies

 

by influence:

Non-governmental organisations

Think tanks

Community / pressure groups

Media (Social, Newspaper, TV, Radio, etc)

Share holder groups

 

by representations:

Industry membership associations

Standard organizations

IOSH

 

Note:  Those parties relevant or related to the OH&S system.

 

Shown below as an organizational interested parties mind-map

ISO 45001:2018 4.2 Understanding the needs and expectations of workers and other interested parties

 

Useful integrated management system cross references

 

ISO 9001-2015 4.2 - Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties

ISO 14001-2015 4.2 - Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties

 


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