ISO 45001 is an international standard that specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, which is intended to improve the safety and health of both employees and other personnel.
ISO 45001 replaces OHSAS 18001, which is currently used by over 100,000 organisations worldwide, as the primary OH&S standard used internationally. The new standard enables organisations to proactively improve injury prevention and reduce ill-health, while protecting the organisation’s longevity. Organisations which currently hold OHSAS 18001 certification now have three years to re-certify, in order to meet the requirements of this new standard.
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