The new standard aims to improve employee safety and working conditions and to create greater global consistency.
ISO/FDIS 45001 will go to a final vote by the ISO member National Standard Bodies (NSBs) and if the result is positive, publication of the standard is expected 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 organizations 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) is developing the migration requirements to help certified organizations, certification bodies, accreditation bodies and other interested parties prepare. We expect that there will be a three-year migration period from the publication of ISO 45001.
With all the major ISO standards being revised, we are at the forefront of communicating the changes. We offer a range of ISO 45001 training courses to support organizations worldwide with their migration to the new standard.