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New standard ISO 45001 - OH&S management system

Date: 18.10.2018

New standard ISO 45001 - OH&S management system


In march 2018, ISO 45001:2018 that replaces BS OHSAS 18001:2007 was issued. There is currently a transition period during which both standards are valid. Transition period will end in March 2021. After this date, all certificates issued according to BS OHSAS 18001:2007 will become invalid. Certified organizations should adopt their occupational health and safety management system to ISO 45001:2018 requirements during transition period.


The new standard brings several significant changes, e.g.:


  • enhanced emphasis on leadership and responsibility for management system by top management
  • understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties
  • risk and opportunities control
  • enhanced emphasis on consultancy and participation of workers
  • and others.