ISO 45001:2018 is the successor to OHSAS 18001, and it is structured according to Annex SL which is standard for all ISO standards. This webinar will begin with the very real benefits of workplace safety, and continue with an overview of ISO 45001:2018 with particular focus on its most important clauses. ISO 45001 differs from other ISO standards with its emphasis on workforce participation, which is achievable with proven off the shelf methods such as workplace safety committees and worker-initiated near-miss reports (hiyari hatto = "experience of almost accident situation" in Japan).
The Ford Motor Company was a pioneer in modern industrial safety more than 100 years ago, and its proven methods such as lockout-tagout and error proofing are still used today. The "Can't rather than don't," as in "Make it so the worker can't put his or her hand in the moving parts rather than telling workers not to do this," underscores the need for engineering controls that make accidents impossible rather than administrative controls that rely on compliance and vigilance. 5S, ISO 9001, and "Can't rather than don't" can meanwhile eliminate eleven of the twelve accident root causes cited by Ford (and that have changed little during the past 90 or so years).
The webinar will discuss benefits and transition requirements for ISO 45001 and will also address the vital concept of management of change (MOC), which means that any change in a process, personnel, equipment, methods, and so on creates the risk of undesired consequences related to safety as well as quality.
Organizations have a legal and ethical obligation to ensure workplace safety, and ISO 45001:2018 helps them take occupational health and safety to the highest level. Transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 and conformance to ISO 45001 will even go a long way toward equipping organizations to meet the requirements of OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), which offers additional benefits.
Bottom line benefits include not only lower experience modification ratings (EMRs) for worker's compensation insurance but also avoidance of the indirect cost of workplace injuries which can ("Building a Business Case for Safety," Pennsylvania Training for Health and Safety") be 3 to 7 times the direct costs. These indirect costs can include disruption of production as well as OSHA penalties for safety violations. Another benefit of safer workplaces includes a lower Days Away Restricted or Transferred (DART) case rate.
ISO 45001 stresses the need for workforce participation. This webinar will describe how workplace safety committees and empowerment of workers (and other relevant interested parties) to file near miss reports gives workers central roles in identifying and removing potential hazards before they can cause any harm.
Organizations that are familiar with the ISO standards, including ISO 9001:2015 in particular, will have little difficulty in understanding the benefits and transition requirements for ISO 45001 and implementing ISO 45001 or even integrating it into an overall business system.
• Know the benefits of occupational health and safety (OHS) in terms of not only the ethical and legal obligation to protect worker safety, but also the business case with which to gain buy-in from all stakeholders, and recognize the synergy between ISO 45001 and OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program.
• Know the key changes in ISO 45001 vs. OHSAS 18001 and overall structure of ISO 45001 with focus on its most important clauses.
• Know how to implement ISO 45001's clauses on workforce participation through workplace safety committees and empowerment of workers (and others) to file near-miss reports for unsafe situations. A detailed discussion of safety committees will be provided.
• Know how off the shelf methods such as 5S, ISO 9001:2015 (clauses 7.1.3 and 7.1.4), and error proofing ("can't rather than don't") can eliminate 11 of Henry Ford's 12 root causes of accidents—root causes that are as applicable today as they were in 1922. ("Unsuitable clothing" is the only remaining issue, and is addressed by personal protective equipment and regulations for what can be worn.)
• Use job safety analysis (JSA) to identify and remove hazards.
• Empower workers and other relevant interested parties to use the hiyari hatto ("experience of almost accident situation") to initiate corrective and preventive action (CAPA) for hazardous situations. This is a form of workforce participation that supports ISO 45001.
• Apply management of change (MOC) to assess changes in personnel, equipment, methods, materials or anything else in the traditional cause and effect diagram for unintended and undesirable consequences with regard to OHS and, for that matter, quality.
• Apply OHS to contractors and external suppliers.
• Apply "Can't rather than don't" to make injuries impossible, as opposed to relying on administrative controls that require vigilance and compliance (as in "Be careful"). Lockout-tagout is a form of "can't rather than don't."
• Know the benefits of inherently safer technology (IST).
• Develop emergency response plans that make emergency responders aware of potential hazards in advance.
• Access free resources (Pennsylvania Training for Health and Safety, webinars available to out-of-state employers), OSHA, and Ready.gov.
Disclaimer; nothing in this webinar constitutes formal engineering advice.
This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of ISO 45001:2018 with a focus on its key clauses, and also on the workforce participation requirement that is unique to this standard (in contrast to ISO 9001, for example). Benefits include safer workplaces, lower worker's compensation premiums, and also support for OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).
Manufacturing and safety professionals, as well as executives and managers who want to gain the benefits of ISO 45001.
Years of Experience: 30+ years
Areas of Expertise: Statistical Process Control, Lean Manufacturing, Quality, ISO 9001, Design Of Experiments, Non-Normal Distributions, Quality Management Systems
William Levinson is the principal of Levinson Productivity Systems, P.C. He is an ASQ Fellow, Certified Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor, Quality Manager, Reliability Engineer, and Six Sigma Black Belt. He holds degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering from Penn State and Cornell Universities, and night school degrees in business administration and applied statistics from Union College, and he has given presentations at the ASQ World Conference, ISO/Lean Six Sigma World Conference, and others.View all trainings by this speaker