From OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001

Samstag, 30. April 2016 - 17:59

What will the World do with OHSAS 18001 when ISO 45001 is published? (, Chris J Ward CMIOSH, Committee member at British Standards Institution ISO 45001)

[...] It cannot just be withdrawn immediately. It is written into law or regulation in some countries and this will take time to manage. There is a three year migration period planned to allow organizations to move from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 and this migration should not be too difficult for those already implementing OHSAS 18001.
Read the Draft Standard and more on my website
And more on my Linkedin group EHS ISO 45001

In my country (Germany) the change will be very interesting to works councils. Here most employees didn’t have a clue when OHSAS 18001 was implemented in their companies, even though leaving them clueless was not only not compliant with the standard, it also was against the OH&S laws. But now, if the employee representatives learned from that and if they got involved in audititing their employers’ OH&S management system based on OHSAS 18001, they will be better prepared to use the migration form OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 as an occasion to apply their rights&duties (co-determination) when implementing ISO 45001.

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