ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems is designed for organizations 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 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 is based on Annex SL – the same High Level Structure as ISO 9001:2015 (quality management systems) and ISO 14001 (environmental management systems), which will make it easier for organisations using these standards to implement and integrate ISO 45001 into a broader business management system.