Wednesday, August 30, 2017

ISO/DIS 45001:2017 OH&S management system manual template

We have added a new product to our Management System Documents and Templates collection: ISO/DIS 45001:2017 OH&S Manual Template.

The proposed OH&S Manual is written in sufficient detail. This allows you to use it to solve the following tasks:
  • OH&S Management system audit and certification.
  • Understanding of how the OH&S management system operates by senior leadership and personnel.
  • Personnel training. Practice shows that the OH&S Management System Manual is often the only source of knowledge about the operation of the OH&S management system for certain categories of personnel, including senior leadership.
  • The organization may find feasible to make the OH&S Management System Manual the only documented procedure for the OH&S management system. The proposed OH&S management system manual allows this.
  • The OH&S management system manual can be provided to interested parties to demonstrate the effectiveness of the organization's OH&S management system.
Section on addressing risks and opportunities were developed considering the requirements of ISO 31000:2009 Risk management. This facilitates the task of risk management integration with other standard management systems, including ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.

  • OH&S Manual Template is based on Plan-Do-Check-Act model
  • The following standards are referenced:
  • Draft International Standard ISO/DIS 45001.2:2017 Occupational health and safety management systems — Requirements with guidance for use
  • International Standard ISO 9000:2015 Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
  • Document is easy to customize in Microsoft Word - no special software required!
  • User-friendly format and professional layout - reviewed and approved by experienced auditors.
Included in the package:
  • 100 pages MS Word document
  • Diagrams and models
  • Type of delivery: Instant download

Download the 16-page pdf preview of the ISO/DIS 45001:2017 OH&S Manual Template.
The preview contains the following sections:
  • 4.2 Understanding the needs and expectations of workers and other interested parties
  • 4.3 Determining the Scope of the OH&S Management System
  • 4.4. OH&S Management System
  • 5.4 Consultation and participation of workers
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Friday, August 18, 2017

Clause 6.1 Actions to address risks and opportunities QnA

Is it possible to have two phase of Risk Based Thinking implementation in ISO 9001:2015?

I noticed that in clause 6.1, they mention the relation between this clause and clause 4.1 and 4.2, which is a new requirement, where organization shall identify the interested parties (either internal and external) and address the risk and opportunity. However, in the same clause of 6.1, they mention that the risk/opportunity addressed must be proportionate to product conformity, which still need us to do risk assessment to manufacturing process of product.

As to summarize, the two phase will be like:
Phase 1: Address Risk/Opportunity for Interested Parties
Phase 2: Risk Assessment towards process.

The first paragraph of ISO 9001 Clause 6.1 is talking about a mandatory set of requirements that must be taken into account in any QMS planning, namely:
  • internal and external context of the organization (cl.4.1);
  • needs and expectations (balance of interests) of interested parties (cl.4.2);
  • identification of risks and opportunities, which are discussed further in clause 6.1.
This does NOT mean that the requirements of cl.6.1 should be applied to 4.1 and 4.2.

This should be interpreted in a way that the requirements of clause 6.1 are applied Together with clauses 4.1 and 4.2 in achieving planning objectives.

As for addressing of risks and opportunities, these requirements are applicable to all QMS processes (cl 4.4).

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Why should you prefer an Integrated management system (IMS) or not?

With more ISO standards being drafted on a common framework, it is more straightforward to integrate them.

More people find using IMS very beneficial because it helps avoid redundancy of efforts and makes management system truly agile and effective.

Pros of the IMS:
  • Using IMS minimizes the duplication of a number of key clauses (Risks, Communication, Nonconformity and corrective actions, Continual improvement, etc.).
  • Simplified documentation helps make better choices and allows almost real-time decisions.

Cons of the IMS:
  • Difficult to find truly integrated Auditors. QMS auditors often have little to no training in EMS and Safety. You may need to keep internal audit teams separate or plan on getting them additional training on the basics in OSHA and Environmental systems above and beyond the standards.
Choosing to build an IMS should never be driven by desire for certification.
If the management decides to integrate all or some of the aspects described in the different ISO standards into their vision and objectives, it is their strategic decision. 

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