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ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety

(Effective March 12, 2018) formerly OHSAS 18001

Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management Systems

ISO 45001, effective March 12, 2018 (formerly OHSAS 18001), is an International Standard that specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system.  It provides guidance for its use to enable a company (even one with low-risk operations) to improve its performance and prevent injury and ill-health.

ISO 45001 has been written to apply even to small businesses, regardless of size, type.  Its requirements are designed to be easily integrated into other management processes, ISO 9001 and 14001.

Other aspects of worker health and safety can been integrated such as wellness/wellbeing and may be required by local/state legal requirements.  The ISO 45001 standard does not specifically address issues such as product safety, property damage or environmental impact. The ISO 45001 standard’s primary goal is to eliminate or minimize the risk of harm to people.

The benefits of implementing ISO 45001:

It enables your company to improve it OH&S performance

Improve ability to respond to regulatory compliance issues

Reduce downtime and costs of disruption to operations

Reduce the cost of your company insurance premiums

Reduce absenteeism and employee turnover rates

Recognition and differentiation as achieving an international benchmark for OH&S

Greater customer satisfaction for those customers who are concerned about your performance and social responsibilities.

ISO 45001 can be easily integrated with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 because the Annex SL structure is the same for all these standards.

Consulting Support for ISO 45001

Core Business Solutions has qualified ISO 45001 consultants ready to help you achieve certification. Support for the ISO 45001 standard is available through our Full-Service Consulting Program. Our ISO 45001 / OHSAS 18001 clients include:

Small businesses currently ISO 9001:2015 certified seeking to add the ISO 45001 / OHSAS 18001 certification through an Integrated Management System.

Small businesses with no certification seeking ISO 45001 qualification.

For more information about our consulting support for the ISO 45001 standard, please call our consulting office at 866-354-0300, or email info@thecoresolution.com.

Related standards

See ISO 9001:2015 for quality management system

See ISO 14001 for environmental management systems

See R2:2013 for recycling management systems

See Integrated Management Systems