• Alex Tan, CHMM

ISO 45001 is Published



According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), more than 2.78 million workers die from work-related accidents and diseases. In addition, 374 million work-related injuries and illnesses occur each year. The ILO estimates a 3 trillion cost in global economy from occupational accidents and diseases.


ISO 45001 is published to improve the occupational health and safety management system and to replace OHSAS 18001 in three-year of transition. ISO 45001 uses the High Level Structure (HLS) to ensure the compatibility with other Standards (e.g. ISO 9001 and ISO 14001).


New Sections

4.2 - enhances emphasis on all interested parties including stakeholders and works within and and outside the organization.

5.2 - ensures the top management's involvement in the effectiveness and accountability of the health and safety of employees.

6.1.1/6.1.2/6.1.4 - identifies the risks and opportunities of the organization to address any impacts to the organization. The plan includes improving health and safety programs.

7.4 - implements the communication method with internal and external of the organization, including what, when, with whom, and how in documentation.

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