Integration of ISO Standards Part 4

As part of an earlier blog on ISO Management System Standards integration, there were some items that needed expansion. In this blog, the following point will be addressed:

By addressing all the clauses of ISO 9001 (or likewise with ISO 14001 or OHSAS 18001), you have effectively complied with approximately 30-50% of the other 2 standards.

ISO Management system standards are designed for integration, of particular mention:

  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems as was reviewed in the previous blog
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management and its industry specific derivatives:
    • ISO 13485 Medical Devices
    • AS 9100 Aerospace
    • TL 9000 Telecommunications
    • ISO / IEC 17025 Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories

Often a client of ours is not aware of the range of management system standards they can become certified to, but become aware of these during the consulting process, when it becomes clear that they didn’t know that they needed it.  The good news is that the cost and time of implementing a second, third, fourth, etc. standard is reasonably minimal. The standards were designed with that purpose in mind.  For example, the similarities between ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 can easily be seen by the following table (Using ISO 9001 as the leading standard):

Clauses from ISO 9001 Quality Management Clauses from OHSAS 18001 OHS Management Clauses from ISO 14001 Environmental Management
4.2.1 General (Documentation) 4.4.4 Documentation 4.4.4 Documentation
Quality Manual NA NA
4.2.3 Control of Documents 4.4.5 Control of documents 4.4.5 Control of documents
4.2.4 Control of Records 4.5.4 Control of records 4.5.4 Control of records
5.3 Quality Policy 4.2 OH&S policy 4.2 Environmental policy
5.4.1 Quality Objectives and 5.4.2 Quality Management System Planning 4.3.3 Objectives and programs 4.3.3 Objectives, targets and program (s)
5.5.1 Responsibility and authority 4.4.1 Resources, roles, responsibility, accountability, and authority 4.4.1 Resources, roles, responsibility and authority
5.5.3 Internal communication 4.4.3.1 Communication4.4.3.2 Participation and consultation 4.4.3 Communication
5.6 Management Review 4.6 Management review 4.6 Management review
6.1 Provision of resources 4.4.1 Resources, roles, responsibility, accountability, and authority 4.4.1 Resources, roles, responsibility and authority
6.2 Human resources 4.4.2 Competence, training, and awareness 4.4.2 Competence, training and awareness
6.3 Infrastructure 4.4.1 Resources, roles, responsibility, accountability, and authority 4.4.1 Resources, roles, responsibility and authority
6.4 Work environment NA NA
7.1 Planning of product realization 4.4.6 Operational control 4.4.6 Operational control
7.2.1 Determination of requirements related to the product 4.3.1 Hazard identification, risk assessment, and determining controls4.3.2 Legal and other requirements4.4.6 Operational control 4.3.1 Environmental aspects4.3.2 Legal and other requirements4.4.6 Operational control
7.2.2 Review of requirements related to the product 4.3.1 Hazard identification, risk assessment, and determining controls4.4.6 Operational control 4.3.1 Environmental aspects4.4.6 Operational control
7.2.3 Customer communication 4.4.3.1 Communication 4.4.3 Communication
7.3 Design and development 4.4.6 Operational control 4.4.6 Operational control
7.4 Purchasing 4.4.6 Operational control 4.4.6 Operational control
7.5 Production and service provision 4.4.6 Operational control 4.4.6 Operational control
7.6 Control of monitoring and measuring equipment 4.5.1 Performance measurement and monitoring 4.5.1 Monitoring and measurement
8.2.1 Customer satisfaction NA NA
8.2.2 Internal audit 4.5.5 Internal audit 4.5.5 Internal audit
8.2.3 Monitoring and measurement of processes 4.5.1 Performance measurement and monitoring4.5.2 Evaluation of compliance 4.5.1 Monitoring and measurement4.5.2 Evaluation of compliance
8.2.4 Monitoring and measurement of product 4.5.1 Performance measurement and monitoring4.5.2 Evaluation of compliance 4.5.1 Monitoring and measurement4.5.2 Evaluation of compliance
8.3 Control of non-conforming product 4.5.3.1 Incident investigation4.5.3.2 Nonconformity, corrective action, and preventive action4.4.7 Emergency preparedness and response 4.5.3 Nonconformity, corrective action and preventive action4.4.7 Emergency preparedness and response
8.4 Analysis of data 4.5.1 Performance measurement and monitoring 4.5.1 Monitoring and measurement
8.5.1 Continual Improvement 4.2 OH&S policy4.3.3 Objectives and programs4.6 Management review 4.2 Environmental policy4.3.3 Objectives, targets and program(s)4.6 Management review
8.5.2 Corrective action 4.5.3.2 Nonconformity, corrective action, and preventive action 4.5.3 Nonconformity, corrective action and preventive action
8.5.3 Preventive action 4.5.3.2 Nonconformity, corrective action, and preventive action 4.5.3 Nonconformity, corrective action and preventive action

Many of the above clauses have the same meaning but obviously a different theme and therefore one process to cover clauses across the 3 standards is not entirely possible. However, the clauses that are almost the same across the 3 clauses are colored yellow. As you can see there are many of them. There are even more when it comes to comparing ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 together.

When undertaking the consulting process, it is simpler and cheaper in the long run to prepare all of the required standards at the one time.

Call us and discuss which standards are relevant to you and let us prepare a competitive price with exceptional service and results to help you get compliant.



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