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ISO 45001 UPDATE: ISO 45001:2018 STANDARD PUBLISHED

29 Aug 2018
ISO 45001 UPDATE: ISO 45001:2018 STANDARD PUBLISHED
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ISO 45001 UPDATE: ISO 45001:2018 STANDARD PUBLISHED

On March 12, 2018, the final version of the new ISO 45001 standard was published by the International Standard Organization (ISO).
Over 7 600 people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases – that’s over 2.78 million every year*.
The burden of occupational injuries and diseases is significant, both for employers and the wider economy, resulting in losses from early retirements, staff absence and rising insurance premiums.
To combat the problem, ISO has developed a new standard, ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements, that will help organizations reduce this burden by providing a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions, all over the world.
ISO 45001:2018 replaces OHSAS 18001:2007 as the globally recognized occupational health and safety management system certification standard. While it is similar to OHSAS 18001, the new ISO 45001 standard adopts the Annex SL top-level framework of all new and revised ISO management system standards.
 
*Source: iso.org

Transition from OHSAS 18001:2009 to ISO 45001:2018

ISO 45001 is anticipated to replace OHSAS 18001 over three years following its publication. It uses the management system standard structure guideline Annex SL to allow for simplified integration with other management system standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
How to make the transition?
Obtain a copy of ISO 45001:2018.
Identify the gaps in your existing OHSAS 18001 system which need to be addressed to meet any new requirements.
Develop an implementation plan.
Ensure that any new competence needs are met and create awareness for all parties that have an impact on the effectiveness of the OHSAS.
Update the existing OHSAS to meet the new requirements and provide verification of its effectiveness.
Where applicable, liaise with your certification body for migration arrangements.
 

How can ELITE assist you?

We can provide:
Awareness training to help you understand the requirements of ISO 45001:2018, Annex SL, Risk Based Thinking and Empowering Leadership.
A gap analysis, which can be used to highlight the changes that will need to be made for transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001:2018 certification.
Guidance to help you with the transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001:2018 certification.
 

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