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Risk management in ISO 9001:2015 and other management system standards

ISO 9001:2015 establishes a systematic approach to risk. The previous versions treated it as a single component of a QMS.  ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 have added an enterprise risk element to the existing environmental and safety risk assessments. A risk-based approach embeds an assurance and prevention strategy into the whole system. Organisations can increase …

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IUMSS Handbook: Guidance on integrated management system standards

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) published the Integrated Use of Management System Standards (IUMSS) Handbook in November 2018. First published in 2008, this second edition brings together best-practice guidance and case studies on the implementation of integrating management system standards. The Handbook has been updated to reflect the many changes in management system standards …

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ISO 45001 Will Proceed to Second Draft International Standard

The highly awaited international standard ISO 45001 for occupational health & safety has suffered a slight set back but this delay should be seen as an opportunity to refine and improve upon the draft standard. The first Draft International Standard (DIS) has failed to attain the necessary votes for approval at a recent ballot of …

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Integrated Management Systems: Benefits and Constraints

An integrated management system (IMS) refers to the seamless integration of several different standards into a common system that meets the requirements of each of the standards. This allows the organisation to work as a single unit with unified objectives. When integrating several standards into one system the organisation needs to take certain things into …

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DIS ISO 45001 available for public comment

ISO 45001, which is replacing OHSAS 18001, will be the first internationally agreed Health & Safety management system standard that will be relevant to organisations across the globe. ISO Standards have been developed to assist organisations in managing their processes and risks in a systematic and consistent way. The Draft International Standard (DIS) ISO 45001 has …

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ISO Survey Results 2014

The International Standards Organisation has released the latest annual ISO Survey of Certificates. This post examines the global growth five of the eight ISO management system standards surveyed between 2013 and 2014. A total of 1,609,294 certificates were issued worldwide in 2014, this number was an increase from 2013 when a total of 1,564,448 were …

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