The world’s first occupational health and safety international standard is currently being developed.

ISO 45001 brings occupational health and safety management and continual improvement into the heart of an organisation and is being developed to:

  • enable organisations to improve their occupational health and safety performance
  • prevent work related injury and/or ill health
  • provide safe and healthy workplaces

The Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) of ISO 45001, the new International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, was issued for ballot on 30 November 2017. The publication of the final standard is likely to be in the first half of 2018.

OHSAS 18001 will be withdrawn on publication of ISO 45001 and organisations currently certified to OHSAS 18001 will have a three year period to migrate to ISO 45001. The CQI will continue to keep its members and partners updated with the development of the standard.