ISO45001:2018 – Occupational Health and Safety management systems
What is ISO45001?
ISO 45001 is a unique opportunity for ensuring your organisation is perfectly aligned with an OHS management system. Check differences between ISO 45001:2018 and OHSAS 18001:
If your business is accredited to OHSAS 18001, you have until 12 March 2021 to make the transition to its replacement standard, ISO 45001:2018.
Businesses not transitioned to ISO 45001 by that date will find themselves without an accredited occupational health and safety management system and the benefits that come with it.
What are some of the main differences between ISO 45001 and OHSAS 18001?
Structure: The structure of ISO 45001 is based on Annex SL, which is the framework used in other ISO management system standards, making implementation easier and more efficient
Management Commitment: ISO 45001 requires the incorporation of health and safety into the overall management system of the organization, requiring management to take a stronger leadership role in OH&S
Worker Involvement: ISO 45001 requires employee training and education to identify risks and help create a successful safety program, allowing broader employee participation
Risk v. Hazard: ISO 45001 follows a preventative process, requiring hazard risks to be evaluated and remedied before they cause accidents and injuries, unlike OHSAS 18001, which focused only on hazard control