What is ISO 45001 and what does it mean for OHSAS 18001?
Moving on, what does that actually mean for the international community?
It means if you've got an OHSAS occupational health and safety assessment system or assessment scheme 18001 certificate, you'd be able to transition to a nice neat and tidy ISO 45001 standard certification or management system if you're not already certified.
The standards are not significantly different; some provisions in the standards are strengthened: things like communication, consultation, and risk management have been strengthened in the system but they're still very similar.
ISO 45001 is all about identifying occupational health and safety hazards and risks in your organization around the operations for your staff, your contractors and your suppliers. It's about putting controls in place to strategically manage injuries and incidents in your workplace.
What's really cool about it is it follows the theme called Annex-SL which maps against ISO 9001 the quality management system specification and ISO 14001 the environmental management system specification. What does that mean? Well ISO 45001 is going to fit neatly with the other standards giving you a really balanced approach to corporate risk management and your corporate risk horizon outside of your financial risk.