ISO 45001 (& OHSAS 18001)

Let Us Help You Put Occupational Health and Safety First

Managing health and safety risks should be top-of-mind for every company, even for those who haven’t reported an accident or injury for an extended period. Employers everywhere are striving for safer workplaces where employees can do their jobs, while still making it home safely to their families and friends.

Occupational injuries, diseases, and high-risk working hazards are a significant burden for both the employer and the economy as a whole – these undesirable outcomes can result in gaps in staffing, rising insurance costs, or worst of all tragic loss.

To better address these issues, the ISO 45001 standard was developed. The new Occupational Health and Safety Management System will eventually replace OHSAS 18001, and helps organizations reduce the aforementioned burdens by providing a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions, regardless of the location or industry.

Easily integrated with both ISO 9001 quality management systems and ISO 14001 environmental management systems, SQA offers ISO 45001 to manufactures and service providers worldwide. In addition to promoting safety and helping manage risk, adherence to these processes and procedures will result in:

  • Protecting employees and stakeholders from unnecessary risk
  • Reduced lost time due to accidents and near misses
  • Improved employee involvement with training and responsibility
  • Enhanced reputation, marketing capabilities, and an improved corporate image
  • Reduced costs and limited liabilities
  • Possible reduction of regulatory oversight

An audit performed by SQA resulting in ISO 45001 certification provides:

  • A series of common standards that are implemented globally throughout the supply chain
  • Public recognition for your commitment to a process which produces a safe environment for employees
  • Increased opportunities for new business from customers that require ISO 45001 certification
  • External, unbiased validation that your occupational health and safety management system meets requirements
  • Independent feedback and discussions to foster continual improvement to help your bottom line

Why Choose SQA as Your Occupational Health and Safety Auditor?

We don’t like uncertainty, and we know you don’t either. That’s why Smithers Quality Assessments has a “No Surprises” philosophy that reduces the uncertainty of the ISO 45001 certification of your management system. By becoming an integral part of your team and maintaining open communication throughout the entire process, we get to know your business and help you thoroughly prepare for auditing. This reduces stress and helps to facilitate the certification process and maintain your certification status.

Our proprietary certification process is designed to provide objective, value-added feedback on your performance. Our auditors also are required to pass an industry competency test, which ensures you have the most knowledgeable auditors working to help you with the ISO 45001 certification process.

Looking to Migrate from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001?

Here are some important recommendations and things to consider before you embark on a migration audit:

  • Make sure you have a full understanding of the differences between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001 (Our ISO 45001 Information Guide can be a big help here)
  • Identify and close the gaps that exist in your current quality management system when compared against the new standard
  • Schedule an internal audit, as well as a management review of the findings and determine your strategic alignment with the updated QMS.

*The migration period to the new ISO 45001 began on March 2018 and with expire in March 2021, when OHSAS 18001 will be retired. 

Call Us Today to Discuss Your ISO 45001 Auditing Needs.

Already certified through another registrar? No problem. Transferring your certification to SQA is easy. Contact us or call 400 928 2677​.

  • Overview, benefits, and breakdown of ISO 45001
  • OHSAS 18001 vs. ISO 45001 comparison map
  • Required documents and records guide
  • Keywords and Quick Reference guide