Major Developments in Health and Safety Management Systems
The final vote on the ISO 45001 standard passed at the end of January with 93% in favor of passage. ISO 45001 will replace OHSAS 18001, and it is expected to be published in March 2018. It is an Integrated Management Standard, aligned with ISOs 9001 & 14001. Many organizations, especially manufacturers, are already registered to ISO 9001 and 14001. The publication of ISO 45001 is expected to drive many customers and suppliers to require registration to ISO 45001 as well.