The purpose of an OH&S management system is to provide a framework for managing OH&S risks and opportunities. The aim and intended outcomes of the OH&S management system are to prevent work-related injury and ill health to workers and to provide safe and healthy workplaces; consequently, it is critically important for the organization to eliminate hazards and minimize OH&S risks by taking effective preventive and protective measures.
Main difference between ISO 45001 vs OHSAS 18001 ISO 45001 is the newly published standard that supersedes OHSAS 18001. As all organisations currently certified to OHSAS 18001 has to transition to ISO 45001 within a 3 year period, there is a lot of debate on the difference between ISO 45001 vs OHSAS 18001.
The new ISO 45001 standard implements the high level structure, compatible with ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015. Therefore, applying and integrating this management system will add values to the organisations and raise the health and safety bar.