ISO 45001 Migration – How to Migrate from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001


Need for ISO 45001 Migration

With ISO 45001 standard becoming an accepted international standard for Occupational Health and Safety, it is needful that all Occupational Health and Safety Professionals be certified with the standard.

If you are currently certified with OHSAS 18001, you will need to migrate to ISO 45001 as OHSAS 18001 will be withdrawn.

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All current existing certificates to OHSAS 18001:2007 will expire three years after release and publication of ISO 45001:2018. This is why you have to migrate to the new Occupational Health and Safety Standard.

Also, the ISO 45001 standard posses some differences from the OHSAS 18001 standard; the main difference being that  ISO 45001 concentrates on the interaction between an organization and its business environment while OHSAS 18001 was focused on managing OH&S hazards and other internal issues.

Since the ISO 45001 standard follows the same structure as other widely applied ISO standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, it will be easier to integrate with other management systems.


What you should do:

Contact any ISO 45001 Course provider, they will guide you through the ISO 45001 migration process either as an individual or as an organization.

In one of my articles, I have listed some ISO 45001 course providers, these course providers can help you in the ISO 45001 migration. Contact them for support.

If you still have questions to ask about the ISO 45001 migration, ask through the comment box and i will assist you.


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