The first ISO 45001 standard, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, was approved and will be published in March of this year.
ISO has ratified the final draft of ISO 45001, a document that has been highly anticipated throughout the economic fabric worldwide. 100 experts from more than 70 countries have reached a consensus on the best practices to implement a health and safety system that will help improve the conditions of workers around the world.
With the publication of the ISO 45001 standard, companies certified by OHSAS 18001 will have a period of three years to carry out the migration to the new ISO 45001. In Spain thousands of companies are currently certified with OHSAS 18001.
ISO 45001 presents the high level structure common with the standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, so that organizations already certified in these references will have easier integration and implementation and is designed to apply to any organization regardless of its size, type or activity.
The process of certification transition has a period of 3 years after the publication of the standard and from ICDQ we are preparing our resources, structure and systems to be able to give a quick response to the demands of early evaluation.