OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001

OHSAS 18001 certification is on the way out, and taking its place is ISO 45001. The changes make compatibility easier with other standards related to worker safety, and to simplify its implementation and integration into your management system.

What Caused the Changes to OHSAS 18001?

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) established the changes to help prevent workplace accidents and fatal diseases linked to work activities. Not wanting anyone to be hurt on the job is a common goal shared by business owners, supervisors and employees alike.
The ISO 45001 standards, among the most eagerly awaited standards in the world, which should drastically improve the levels of workplace safety.

What Are the Main Differences between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001?

There are a host of major differences between OHSAS 18001 and its successor, ISO 45001, which depicts dramatic shift in the way health and safety management is dealt with in the workplace.
Among the main differences are:

  • the incorporation of management taking a stronger leadership role in health and safety;
  • workers will be required to undergo training, and are empowered to identify risks and generate ways to alleviate them; and
  • unlike OHSAS 18001, which emphasized only hazard control, ISO 45001 establishes and follows a preventative process in which hazard risks are evaluated and taken care of before causing injuries or accidents.

Are there Similarities between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001?

The two policies do have their share of similarities. Among them are the intent to establish a framework for preventing injuries on the job; the following of the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) method; and a host of requirements that have been consolidated and expanded upon in ISO 45001.

If You are Ready to Improve the Safety of Your Yorkers Through OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 Certification, Get in Touch with AEGIS Services W.L.L.

Finding the right vendor for your business’s certification process is crucial. Here at AEGIS Services, we have a host of high caliber trainers, auditors and consultants for a variety of industries. We are committed to completing your certification process quickly, and will provide you with systematic and organized documentation, with 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

Once you have submitted the online enquiry form, we’ll conduct a free gap analysis of your organization, and provide a quote. From which training sessions will be scheduled sessions a pre-audit will be conducted. The final audit will be performed by certification auditors. We’ll even provide assistance so that you can satisfy any non-conformance records.

For further information or inquiries please contact AEGIS Services W.L.L. at 974-4466-2120 or email at [email protected]


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