New occupational health and safety standard: ISO 45001:2018 approved

The new occupational health and safety (OH&S) standard, ISO 45001, has been approved following an overwhelming final vote of 93% by the ISO member National Standard Bodies (NSBs).  According to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Director – Jose Alcorta – publication is anticipated in March 2018.

ISO 45001 is based on the same High Level Structure as the quality and environmental management system standards, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, which will make the structure and common features familiar to organisations using those standards. ISO 45001 will replace OHSAS 18001, which has been widely adopted alongside a number of other national standards.

The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has developed the migration requirements to help certified organisations, certification bodies, accreditation bodies and other interested parties to migrate to ISO 45001. There will be a three-year migration period from the date of publication of ISO 45001:2018.

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