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Compare ISO 9001 + ISO 14001 + ISO 45001

ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management System was intentionally developed to be compatible with the ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environmental) management systems standards for easier integration of quality, environmental and occupational health & safety management systems by organizations. ISO 45001 outlines requirements for an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS), to enable an organization to control its OH&S risks and improve its performance. Like ISO 14001, it does NOT state performance criteria or dictate the design of a management system.

Integrating an IMS can be more effective and efficient than maintaining individual systems. Whichever method you choose, here is some information:


Learn More: What is ISO 45001?


Learn More: What is ISO 9001?


Learn More: What is ISO 14001?

Integration Options

There are three primary options the organization must choose between:

  1. Maintaining two separate systems (9001 and 14001/45001)
  2. Partially integrated systems
  3. Fully integrated systems

We offer six versions of the Documentation Package to simplify the process for organizations that already have other management systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, etc.) in place or want to deal with more than one standard at a time. We also offer a completely integrated manual.

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Compare ISO 9001-14001-45001

There are ten common elements in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001:

  1. Scope
  2. Normative References
  3. Terms and Definitions
  4. Context of the Organization
  5. Leadership
  6. Planning
  7. Support
  8. Operation
  9. Performance Evaluation
  10. Improvement

An IMS takes advantage of these common elements and implementation of 14001 and 45001 is simplified into an existing ISO 9001 certified organization.

The most recent QMS, EMS and OHSMS standards have implemented the same high level structure (Annex L), in order to make implementing multiple standards an easier status.

More Comparisons between ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001

ISO 9001 is a Quality Management System (QMS) which gives organizations a systematic approach for meeting customer objectives.

ISO 14001 is an Environmental Management System (EMS) which provides a system for measuring and improving an organization’s environmental impact.

ISO 45001 is an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS)which provides a system for measuring and improving an organization’s health and safety impact.

One important difference between ISO 45001 and other international standards is that an organization can self-declare their compliance. Learn More

Because ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 are very similar, the management systems can be effectively combined, integrated and a self-declaration made (a cost savings option).

To train your personnel and help your project along, you may want to consider our resources:

ISO Brochure on Integrated Management Systems

ISO-9001-and-14001ISO has published a combined book and CD giving organizations advice on how to make integrated use of management system standards.

Comparison table of ISO 9001-14001-ISO 45001

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