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ISO 45001
Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use

On March 12, 2018, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the first international standard on occupational and safety management systems, standard ISO 45001. The purpose of this standard is to allow organizations to manage their occupational health and safety (OHS) risks and proactively improve their performance in this area. The standard provides a framework to mitigate incidents, accidents, injuries and work-related health problems for workers and persons working under an organization’s control.  

Standard ISO 45001 is based on the structure adopted for other management standards, such as standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, in order to allow companies to simplify the integration of a health and safety management system into a more comprehensive management system (e.g., quality, safety and the environment). 

Modeled on standard OHSAS 18001, standard ISO 45001 places more emphasis, among other things, on the consultation and participation of workers and their representatives in the change management process and the consideration of risks related to the outsourcing of activities.


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ISO 45001

Choosing to implement an OHS management system allows an organization to: 

  • Contribute to a healthy and safe work environment;
  • Prevent incidents and accidents;
  • Avoid or reduce work-related injuries and illnesses;
  • Reduce downtimes and production disruption costs;
  • Decrease the costs of incidents and accidents;
  • Potentially reduce costs and insurance premiums (e.g., contributions to the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail [CNESST]);
  • Better ensure regulatory compliance; 
  • Improve its OHS track record.

For questions regarding ISO 45001 certification, please contact Isabelle Perreault, Program Manager. She will be pleased to be of service.