ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management System
The New International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management ISO 45001:2018 Certification
The ISO 45001:2018 standard was released on 12th March, 2018.
How will this impact current Occupational Health & Safety management system certificates? After the publication of ISO 45001:2018, the OHSAS 18001/18002 standards will be withdrawn. Organizations certified will be allotted a 3-year transition period. The steps for how to transition your current OHSAS 18001 certificate to the ISO 45001:2018 standard will follow the rules defined by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).Depending on your current certification, transition will take one of the following routes:
An accredited OHSAS 18001 certificate will be transitioned through a seamless process to ISO 45001:2018 during the 3 years after publication as described by IAF. A non-accredited OHSAS certificate will follow a specific procedure which will make the transition to ISO 45001:2018 as smooth as possible.
ISO 45001:2018 is an international standard that specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. It will enable organizations to proactively improve its OH&S performance in preventing injury and ill-health. ISO 45001:2018 will replace OHSAS 18001 as the primary international standard for OH&S management systems. It is expected that organizations currently holding OHSAS 18001 certification will have three years to recertify to the requirements in the new standard.