The standard ISO 45001 defines Occupational health and safety management system (which is also known as the OH&S management system) as “management system or part of a management system used to achieve the OH&S policy”.
The intended deliverables of the OH&S management system are to prevent injury and ill health in the workplace and to preserve and improve the health of workers. Furthermore the outcome of the system is to provide safe and healthy workplace.
The common terms used in industries are synonyms of each other. These terms are OH&S i.e. “occupational health and safety” and OSH i.e. “occupational safety and health”. Both terms have the same meaning.
OH&S policy defines the OH&S objectives of the organization. Thus a system designed to achieve and manage OH&S objectives is named as the OH&S management system.