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 Volume 11, Issue 1 (January 2024), Pages: 192-200


 Technical Note

Developing an ISO 45001-based OHSMS for a Bogotá, Colombia real estate and property development company


 Daniela Angulo, Lizeth Mesa, Ana Leonela Pérez, Angélica Santis *


 Ingenio Induspymes Research Group, Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia

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Today, many organizations are seeking to implement continuous improvement plans not only to achieve greater economic benefits but also to improve the quality of life for their employees. The importance of reducing and preventing workplace accidents, protecting the health and well-being of employees, and preventing work-related illnesses has increased. This article focuses on the development of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) for an organization in the real estate and property development services sector in Bogotá. The design of the OHSMS is based on the identification of the deficiencies of the current system and the proposal of continuous improvement, according to the ISO 45001: 2018 standard. The design process included three stages of research: 1. initial diagnosis, 2. hazard and risk assessment, and 3. management system performance assessment with appropriate controls and indicators. This article evaluates working conditions in production and in enclosed spaces, such as offices. The integration of these aspects ensures a comprehensive vision of occupational health and safety in real estate and property development companies. The design of the OHSMS is an essential step towards the continuous improvement of working conditions and the well-being of employees. Compliance with the ISO 45001: 2018 standard aims to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for all members of the organization.

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 Occupational health and safety, ISO 45001 standard, Real estate, Risk assessment

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 Received 2 September 2023, Received in revised form 9 January 2024, Accepted 12 January 2024


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 Conflict of interest: The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.


 Angulo D, Mesa L, Pérez AL, and Santis A (2024). Developing an ISO 45001-based OHSMS for a Bogotá, Colombia real estate and property development company. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 11(1): 192-200

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