ISO 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 happens next?

The draft has been shared with all ISO national members and they will review and provide feedback. The next ISO committee meeting will be held in May 2016 where all comments will be reviewed. The final standard is scheduled for publishing later this year.

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.

Making the migration from BS OHSAS 18001 to ISO/DIS 45001

What happens next?

Over the next 18 Month, the committee will meet a number of times to develop the standard further and to ensure agreement between stakeholders. The final standard is expected to be available towards the end of 2016.

We will keep you up to date on the progress of the revision, so make sure to check our website regularly.