ISO 45001 is the first cohesive worldwide standard for corporate management systems focused on occupational health and safety (OH&S MS). The standard was first published on March 12th, 2018 and replaces OHSAS 18001, which will be retracted at the end of the transition period.
ISO 45001 is already an important criterium for customers deciding which suppliers to form contractual partnerships with.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) initially set a three-year transition period during which companies were to switch from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this timeline has been extended by an additional six months. More information about the cause of this extension can be found on the IAF webpage. As you can see in the infographic, companies now have until September 30th, 2021 to make the switch. On average, companies currently certified under OHSAS 18001 will need 9-14 months to fully switch to ISO 45001.
Is your company affected by the switch too? Then take advantage of this opportunity and get started on time! Our infographic covers all the most crucial data and facts about ISO 45001, including changes due to COVID-19.
Even if your company is not affected by the switch, it is still worthwhile to begin introducing a management system compliant to ISO 45001. The infographic also enumerates the reasons for this and summarizes the benefits for your company and the steps to successfully acquiring certification.