ISO 18001:2007 Transition to ISO 45001

The new ISO Health & Safety Management Systems Standard has been published since March 2018. Companies that are ISO 18001 certified have 3 years to transition to the new standard. 

One major difference between ISO 18001 and ISO 45001 is that while the former takes a reactive approach towards hazard control ISO 45001 takes a more proactive approach by involving top management in hazard control. 

ISO 45001 follows a preventive process, which evaluates hazard risks as opposed to controlling hazard as in ISO 18001.