Interested party is an important inclusion in the latest ISO 45001:2018 standard. It was not much considered in OHSAS 18001:2007 standard. The term is defined in clause 3.2 of the standard. The term is also referred as stakeholder as an admitted term in lieu of interested party.
The term is defined as “person or organization that can affect, be affected by, or perceive itself to be affected by a decision or activity.”
Examples of Interested parties for occupational health and safety management systems are employees, management and shareholders, external parties, contractors and service providers, manufacturing partners, government or legislative bodies, pressure groups, neighbors and trade unions, and the company insurers’ etc.
Learn the documentation required by ISO 45001:2018 on the concept of interested parties.
The inclusion of Interested parties have important role in occupational health and safety management system. The organization will be required to conduct analysis regarding it’s context in which interested parties and their needs and expectations will also be listed. Then organization will identify the significant needs and expectations and will plan actions against each significant need or expectations.