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The ISO 45001 granted approval

25/01/2018

The Final Draft of the Standard (FDIS) ISO 45001 has been approved by the ISO Committee PC 283. It is the first Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard and it is due to be published in March of this year. This document will be available in Spanish, English and French on the AENOR website.

This now concludes the work carried out over the last 5 years by 100 experts from 70 countries, including experts representing Spain from the Spanish Association for Standardisation - UNE.

The main advances include the strengthening of the senior management's role in leading the Occupational Health and Safety Management System, as a relevant part of its business strategy. Similarly, it presents a high-level structure common to the most widely-used management documents in the world, such as ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environment).

The publication of this standard is expected to result in the cancellation of the OHSAS 18001 standard. Therefore, companies with this benchmark certification will have a deadline of three years to wrap up migration to ISO 45001. At present, organisations from 130 countries around the globe have successfully applied the OHSAS 18001 standard.

For further information on ISO 45001 and its relationship with OHSAS 18001, please see the attached document and here .

See the minimum requirements for the migration here.