ISO 45001 - New Standard for Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems

ISO 45001

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

There is a worldwide need to harmonize health andsafety management systems using an international standard and share best practices. ISO 45001 is a great opportunity to further improve occupational health andsafety performance. With an international standard to refer to, together with the right infrastructure and training, organizations will be able to address these risks better in future.

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.


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