(Tony Boyle, 2014-11-24)
[…] in theory, ISO 45001 and OHSAS 18001 could run in parallel from then on. However, in OHSAS 18001 it says
This OHSAS Standard will be withdrawn on publication of its contents in, or as, an International Standard
so it seems unlikely that this will happen. However, there will inevitably be a transitional phase during which organisations move to the new International Standard.
In an earlier blog I described the ten clauses that make up OHSAS 45001 and showed that ISO 45001 differs from OHSAS 18001 in many important ways. At the end of this blog I have Listed the ten clauses again and have given brief notes on the significant changes from OHSAS 18001. As that section also indicates, you can expect some more blogs from me over the next few weeks and months going into detail on some of those changes […]
OHSAS 18001 will be withdrawn on publication of its contents in, or as, an International Standard. However, if ISO 45001 is different from OHSAS 18001, then there will not be any publication of its contents in, or as, ISO 45001. Consequently, OHSAS 18001 will not necessarily be withdrawn after ISO 45001 eventually will have been published.