What is ISO 45001?
ISO 45001 is the new international standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS). It replaces OHSAS 18001.
It enables organisations to manage risk and helps ensure compliance with legislation. It helps create and maintain a safe and healthy working environment for workers, visitors and anyone affected by your organisation’s activities.
Until the publication of ISO 45001 in March 2018, many organisations were using their own national health and safety standards. This new international standard means there is now consistency across the world.
If you already have other management systems in place, then there is good news. ISO 45001 is based on the Annex SL framework, so it integrates seamlessly with other ISO management systems, including ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 27001:2015.