ISO 45001:2018 is published

The world’s much anticipated International Standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) has just been published in order to transform workplace practices globally.

According to 2017 calculations by the International Labour Organization (ILO), 2.78 million fatal accidents occur at work yearly, meaning every day, almost 7 700 persons die of work-related diseases or injuries. Additionally, there are some 374 million non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses each year, many of these resulting in extended absences from work. 

ISO 45001:2018, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, provides a robust and effective set of processes for improving work safety in global supply chains expected to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses around the world.

ISO 45001 will replace OHSAS 18001, the world’s former reference for workplace health and safety. Organizations already certified to OHSAS 18001 will have three years to comply with the new ISO 45001 standard, although certification of conformity to ISO 45001 is not a requirement of the standard.

28.03.2018