ISO 45001/18001 OHSAS Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

Rethink the ways your occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system can continually improve workplace conditions.
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ISO 45001:2018 addresses the risks that lead to accidents in the first place. It’s the new ISO occupational health and safety standard that replaced 18001 OHSAS. Instead of just trying to keep hazards under control, this more proactive, preventative initiative gives you the framework for:

  • Fostering a safe and healthy work environment
  • Minimizing workplace-related injuries and illnesses
  • Meeting OH&S legal and policy requirements

Companies certified to OHSAS 18001 have through March 2021 to migrate their management systems certification to ISO 45001.

Whether you need an upgrade, first-time certification or registration transfer, we’re consistently ranked as one of the top accredited registrars for overall customer satisfaction.

Initial Certifications

Commit to keeping your workforce safe.

Over 370 million accidents occur on the job annually. More than 2.78 million people die each year due to work-related activities. ISO 45001:2018 works with your management system to implement forward-thinking safety initiatives.

In some sectors and industries, independent third-party certification is a legal or contractual requirement. Having a registered certificate also establishes credibility while demonstrating your processes meet customer and consumer expectations.

Certifications are valid for three years and achieved in two stages.

Stage one determines how ready your organization is for certification. What we do is:

  1. Review documents about your organization’s processes and management
  2. Perform an on-site inspection of procedures
  3. Report potential nonconformities (areas that might not meet standards)

Stage two is when our auditors return and do a comprehensive review of your quality management system. This is where we:

  1. Confirm the effectiveness of your system
  2. Provide feedback about nonconformities
  3. Verify all standards have been met

After an independent reviewer* confirms our decision, we:

  1. Issue a certificate saying you’ve met all ISO 45001 requirements
  2. Publish your certification listing on our website
  3. Perform semiannual or annual surveillance audits to ensure system maintenance

Transferring Registrations

Uncomplicate the move to a new registrar for your accredited certifications, regardless of where you are in the process. We offer:

  • 30-day transfers of valid registrations
  • Proven integrity and expertise
  • Experience as a leading provider of management system certifications

A dedicated account manager and business development manager communicate with you throughout your transition to the NSF family of companies. The transfer process is seamless and straightforward:

  1. Our reviewer goes over your last audit.
  2. We assign an auditor to perform an on-site audit.
  3. Your audit is typically completed in a day or two.
  4. An independent reviewer* approves evidence, reports and recommendations regarding certification.
  5. NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR) issues your certificate.

*The independent reviewer is legally an NSF International employee and bound by the requirements of our contract. Certification evaluations and decisions are made impartially and independent from any NSF International activity.

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