A new era for Occupational Health and Safety: ISO 45001:2018

ISO 45001:2018, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, is now published and is designed for organisations of all sizes, sectors and locations. It aims to reduce the 2.78 million work-related deaths and 374 million non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses each year estimated by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

ISO 45001:2018 replaces OHSAS 18001; certified organisations will have three years to migrate to the new standard. The new standard introduces a framework that can be used throughout the supply chain to create a health and safety culture that will continually improve OH&S performance.

ISO 45001:2018 is based on Annex SL – the same High Level Structure as ISO 9001:2015 (quality management systems) and ISO 14001:2015 (environmental management systems), which will make it easier for organisations using these standards to implement and integrate ISO 45001:2018 into a broader business management system.

How Lloyd's Register can help?

Lloyd’s Register has a series of services to support organisations with either their migration from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 or courses for those implementing a OH&S management system for the first time. For more detail, please contact us.