Frequently Asked Questions ISO 45001
OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001 are both standards related to occupational health and safety management systems, but there are key differences between them. Here's a comparison:
OHSAS 18001: Developed by BSI, more prescriptive, less emphasis on risk, specific documentation requirements.
ISO 45001: Developed by ISO, more flexible, emphasizes a risk-based approach, integrates easily with other ISO standards, places strong emphasis on worker participation and less prescriptive on documentation.
ISO 45001 is relevant for organizations of all sizes and industries committed to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. It's suitable for those seeking legal compliance, global recognition, and integration with other management systems. Any organization prioritizing employee health and safety can benefit from implementing ISO 45001.
ISO certification is issued by independent certification bodies accredited by recognized accreditation bodies. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) itself does not provide certification.