The adoption of the ISO 45001 standard is a watershed moment for operational health & safety (OH&S). With the new standard now published, it provides organizations a structure around which they can work to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. While Aberdeen’s previous report, ISO 45001: How to Prepare and What to Expect in Health & Safety, described the organizational journey from OSHAS 18001 to ISO 45001, this blog entry provides an update on organizational implementation plans.
ISO 45001 draws on OHSAS 18001 – the former benchmark for OH&S. However, ISO 45001 is a new and distinct standard. Not a revision or update, ISO 45001 is due to be phased in gradually over the next three years.