PD ISO/PAS 45005:2020
Occupational health and safety management. General guidelines for safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic
|Standard number:||PD ISO/PAS 45005:2020|
|ISBN:||978 0 539 15428 3|
PD ISO/PAS 45005:2020
Occupational health and safety management
General guidelines for safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic
This standard PD ISO/PAS 45005:2020 in these ICS categories:
- 13.100 Occupational safety. Industrial hygiene
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have to adapt to new conditions. It is necessary to adjust the operation of the business during a pandemic situation. These challenges have led the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to develop a new specification for safety and health at work in the 45000 series pandemic.
This document gives guidelines for organizations on how to manage the risks arising from COVID-19 to protect work-related health, safety and well-being.
This document is applicable to organizations of all sizes and sectors, including those that:
have been operating throughout the pandemic;
are resuming or planning to resume operations following full or partial closure;
are re-occupying workplaces that have been fully or partially closed;
are new and planning to operate for the first time.
This document also provides guidance relating to the protection of workers of all types (e.g. workers employed by the organization, workers of external providers, contractors, self-employed individuals, agency workers, older workers, workers with a disability and first responders), and other relevant interested parties (e.g. visitors to a workplace, including members of the public).
This document is not intended to provide guidance on how to implement specific infection control protocols in clinical, healthcare and other settings.
ISO 45005 emphasises on the specific risks to workers and others who can be affected by the organisation’s activities (e.g. visitors, customers, service users, the general public). The guidelines will allow the organisation to review what are some of the factors that could affect the company and employees. This includes the ability of individuals to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic and how its operations should change to address the increased risk to work-related health, safety and well-being.
The guidelines includes:
• Planning and assessment of risks
• Managing suspected or confirm cases of COVID-19
• Psychological health and well-being
• Resources needs
• Communications guidance
• Hygiene guidance
• Operations guidance
Applicable legislation and guidance is provided by government, regulators and health authorities for workers in these settings or in related roles.