The ISO 45001 generally applies ISO HLS or High Level Structure, common for various ISO standards. There are some changes in the ISO 45001 and are induced by HLS and are quite specific to the occupational safety and health.
The iso 45001 transition is released, and OHSAS 18001 can be withdrawn. The companies should migrate to new standard by 2021. ISO 45001 is the international standard, making sure the enhanced compatibility with some other standards, like ISO 9001 & 14001. This makes it simple to implement & integrate to the management system, offering higher value for the users.
Suppose you’re applying OHSAS 18001, then you can recognize the requirements in the ISO 45001. But, there are some changes from the OHSAS 18001, which you should prepare for to migrate & comply with the ISO 45001.
Some important changes in the ISO 45001
Business Context: In chapter 4.1, internal and external issues, introduces the new clauses for the systematic determination & monitoring of business context.
Workers & other interested parties: The chapter 4.2 introduces improved focus on the needs & expectations for the workers & other interested parties or worker involvement. It is to systematically identify & understand certain factors that have to get managed through management system.
Risk & opportunity management: It is described in the 6.1.1, 22.214.171.124, and 6.1.4, companies will determine, and, where essential, take proper action to address risks and opportunities that might impact (positively or negatively) an ability of management system for delivering the intended results, and including improved health & safety at workplace.