Decoding ISO 45001 - the new international standard for occupational health and safety management systems

A new international standard for occupational health and safety

Increased global trade brings new health and safety challenges, which have driven the need for an international OH&S management system standard, to enable global benchmarking and to raise the bar for health and safety in the workplace. For this reason, ISO have developed an international standard that will be applicable to organisations of any size, sector or location.

ISO 45001 will be a voluntary standard that is not legally binding but aims to help organisations to manage their OH&S risks and improve their performance to make people safer and healthier. Certification will help organisations to demonstrate that they have a robust OH&S system in place, boosting their reputation to customers and employees alike.

In January 2018, ISO 45001 was approved following an overwhelming final vote of 93% by the ISO member National Standard Bodies (NSBs). OHSAS 18001 will be withdrawn on publication of ISO 45001:2018, which is expected in March 2018 and there will be a three-year migration period from the date of publication.

As at 19 February 2018, it is not clear how AS/NZS 4801 will be impacted by ISO 45001. It has been anticipated by JAS-ANZ that it will not be superseded until all certification bodies and certified organisations have completed the transition from OHS 18001 to ISO 45001.

This Webinar:

Join us to understand how the ISO 45001 standard will change the way occupational health and safety management systems are implemented and certified. Our expert will cover:

  • The structure of the standard and key concepts of ISO 45001
  • The main differences between the requirements of OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001
  • The expected transition timeline and milestone events
  • New terminologies introduced in ISO 45001
  • Practical tips on how to prepare for the changes

Who should attend:

  • Health and safety managers
  • Management representatives
  • Members of management interested in understanding ISO 45001

Your Speaker: Damien Wallis

Abbas Zein

Our voice on environment, health and safety.

Damien has been working within the field of Environment, Health & Safety for over 18 years in a variety of roles including EHS Management, EHS Consultant and EHS auditor.

He has spent the past 10+ years at Lloyds Register assisting many organisations to implement and maintain robust EHS management systems and work practices that are in accordance with EHS Legislation and associated Codes of Practice & Australian Standards to improve EHS performance and reduce EHS risk.  

Damien is Degree qualified with tertiary units in OHS, Risk Management, Hazardous Materials, Toxicology/Hygiene and Environmental Management. Additionally, Damien has a Post Graduate Degree in Risk management, is an IRCA Registered Auditor (#1196068), has a Certificate IV in Workplace Training (Swinburne) as well as is trained in Incident Investigation & Reporting techniques.


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