ISO/DIS 45001


New International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

The world’s first occupational health and safety international standard is currently being developed. It will help your organization provide a safe and healthy workplace for your workers and other people, prevent deaths, work-related injury and ill-health as well as continually improve OH&S performance.




What are the anticipated benefits of ISO/DIS 45001?

ISO/DIS 45001 brings occupational health and safety management and continual improvement into the heart of an organization. This new standard is an opportunity for organizations to align their strategic direction with their OH&S management system. In addition, there is an increased focus on improving occupational health and safety performance.

Our customers tell us they get multiple benefits as a result of implementing and adopting occupational health and safety management systems, such as:

• Reduce work related injuries, ill health and death

•Eliminate or minimize OH&S risks

• Improve OH&S performance and effectiveness

• Demonstrate corporate responsibility and meet supply chain requirements

• Protect brand reputation

• Motivate and engage staff through consultation and participation

Learn more about the standard in our informative guide.


What if my organization is certified to BS OHSAS 18001?

BSI will support you through the migration and we will provide you with guidelines and training to help you make it as smooth as possible.

Part of the reason that BSI is the first choice provider for certification is that we will support you through the changes, helping you to understand them and how they  affect – and benefit – your organization.

Watch the video below for more information or download our mapping guide that compares BS OHSAS 18001 to the new standard ISO/DIS 45001.


ISO 45001 Whitepaper: An update on the latest developments of the new International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management System

Before the development of the BS OHSAS 18000 Series in 1999, there had been a lot of confusion andfragmentation in the market. This was due to organizations choosing from a variety of national healthand safety standards and proprietary certification schemes. These individual schemes often carried nocredibility and created trade barriers on national and international levels.


What should I do to certify BS OHSAS 18001?

BS OHSAS 18001 is still valid and it is envisaged will be for some time after the new ISO Standard is published. Companies will still benefit from implementing and certifying against BS OHSAS 18001 and certification will be allowed for a period of time following the publication of ISO 45001 later this year. 


I’m currently certified to BS OHSAS 18001. What do I need to do?

Once the revised standard has been published in 2016, BSI will support you through a transition process to ISO 45001. A transition period will be set and we will provide you with guidelines and training to help you make your transition as smooth as possible.

Part of the reason that BSI is the first choice provider for certification is that we will support you through standard changes and revisions, helping you to understand how the changes affect – and benefit – your organization.

Check back here regularly to gain the latest insight into the development of the new standard.