A new era for Occupational Health and Safety: ISO 45001:2018 is published

The new international standard for occupational health and safety is set to increase global consistency to make workplaces safer and healthier for all.

ISO 45001:2018, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, has been published today and is designed for organisations of all sizes, sectors and locations. It aims to reduce the 2.78 million work-related deaths and 374 million non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses each year estimated by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

ISO 45001:2018 replaces OHSAS 18001; certified organisations will have three years to migrate to the new standard. The new standard introduces a framework that can be used throughout the supply chain to create a health and safety culture that will continually improve OH&S performance. ISO 45001:2018 is based on Annex SL – the same High Level Structure as ISO 9001:2015 (quality management systems) and ISO 14001:2015 (environmental management systems), which will make it easier for organisations using these standards to implement and integrate ISO 45001:2018 into a broader business management system.

With all the major ISO standards being revised, GVL are at the forefront of communicating the changes. We offer a range of ISO 45001 services to support organisations worldwide as they adopt the new standard.

Preparing for ISO 45001 (and migrating from OHSAS 18001)

A great starting point for those responsible or involved with the migration to ISO 45001 is the Preparing for ISO 45001 training course. This one day course will help you understand the potential implications of the new high-level ‘Annex SL’ structure on your OH&S management system and organisation, providing you with an understanding of the extent and nature of the changes introduced by ISO 45001.

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