Interested Party - This term is defined as a “person or organization that can affect, be affected by, or perceive to be affected by a [organization's] decision or activity.”
Interested party is an important inclusion in the ISO 45001:2018 standard. It was not considered as much in OHSAS 18001:2007. The term is defined in clause 3.2. It is also referred to as "stakeholder" in the standard.
Examples of Interested parties regarding occupational health and safety management systems are: employees, management and shareholders, external parties, contractors and service providers, manufacturing partners, government and legislative bodies, pressure groups, neighbors, trade unions, company insurers. See the illustration on the following tab.
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