ISO 45001:2018 is the new occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization. This standard helps organizations of any size in any industry reduce workplace injuries, illness and risks by promoting a safe and healthy workplace for their employees and visitors.
ISO 45001 has officially replaced OHSAS 18001, which was a British standard for occupational health and safety. The OH&S standard was brought into the ISO family as ISO 45001, in order to establish a global health and safety management system. Organizations that are currently certified to OHSAS 18001 will have 3 years to transition to the new standard. This means that OHSAS 18001 certified organizations will have until March 12, 2021 to comply with ISO 45001 requirements.