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Similar to ISO 14001:2004, ISO 45001:2018 focuses on managing Occupational Health and Safety concern include job hazards, OSHA regulatory requirements and potential emergencies, and includes a management suite that addresses legal compliance issues, but still offers the flexibility to decide which other aspects will be managed. Required OHS activities also include improvement objectives, training programs and control documents (work instructions, operating manuals, etc) to manage the system. More complexity is added for certain elements such as participation, incident investigation and others, but the basic structure remains almost identical to ISO 14001. Therefore, developing an ISO 45001 system is relatively simple if the organization already has an ISO 14001 system.

OHSAS 18001 is now ISO 45001.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently released the new ISO 45001 standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS). ISO 45001 provides a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better and safer conditions for workers everywhere. The standard was developed over a five-year period by ISO/PC 283, incorporating most of the requirements from the previous OHSMS standard— OHSAS 18001.

IES has developed the same suite of assistance programs and training classes for ISO 45001 as it has for ISO 14001, assisting 50+ companies with coaching and certification to these standards:

If you need help implementing ISO 45001 for your organization or have questions about our suite of ISO 45001 suite, contact us today.