OHS NEWS: ISO 45001 applies the ISO High Level Structure
ISO 45001 applies the ISO High-Level Structure (HLS), common for all ISO standards. Some of the changes in ISO 45001 vs. OHSAS 18001 are induced by the common HLS and some are specific to Occupational Health and Safety.
As ISO 45001 is now released, OHSAS 18001 will be withdrawn. Companies must migrate to the new standard by March 2021. ISO 45001 is an international standard, ensuring enhanced compatibility with other standards, such as ISO 9001 and 14001. It makes it easier to implement and integrate to a management system, giving increased value to users.
If you are already applying OHSAS 18001, you will recognize most of the requirements in ISO 45001. However, there are quite a few changes from OHSAS 18001 that you must prepare for in order to migrate and comply with ISO 45001.