OHSAS 18001:2007 is the most widely used British standard for occupational health and safety management system. Since it was a British standard and in past it was not incorporated by the International Organization for Standardization i.e. the ISO. Therefore there was always a need that ISO should made a worldwide standard for occupational health and safety management system. With this thought and intensive working of the ISO committee ISO PC/283, finally ISO 45001:2018 is released.

Now organizations complying with OHSAS 18001:2007 have got migration period of three years starting from 12 March 2018 to upgrade their systems on ISO 45001:2018. This does not mean that organizations should wait for last year to work for the migration rather they should start working on this project today. Since those who will immediately transform themselves with the latest version of ISO 45001:2018 can actually be more competitive and reputable within the industry.

Surgical unit’s comparison matrix between the two standards is shared below:

ISO 45001:2018 & OHSAS 18001:2007 Clause-wise Comparison Matrix

ISO 45001:2018

OHSAS 18001:2007

1  SCOPE 1  SCOPE
2  NORMATIVE REFERENCES 2  REFERENCE PUBLICATIONS
3  TERMS AND DEFINITIONS 3  TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
4  CONTEXT OF THE ORGANIZATION (Title) Corresponding Clause does not exist
4.1 Understanding the organization & its context
4.2 Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties
4.3  Determining the scope of the OH & S management system 4.1 General requirements, paragraph-2
4.4  OH & S  management system 4.1 General requirements, paragraph-1
Corresponding Clause does not exist
5  LEADERSHIP (Title)
5.1 Leadership and commitment 4.4.1 Resources, roles, responsibility, accountability and authority, paragraph-1
5.2  OH & S policy, paragraph-1 4.2 OH&S policy
5.2  OH & S policy, paragraph-2
5.3 Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities 4.4.1 Resources, roles, responsibility, accountability and authority, paragraph-2.b & 3 to 6
5.4 Consultation and participation of workers 4.4.3.2 Participation and consultation
6  PLANNING (Title) 4.3 PLANNING (Title)
6.1 Actions to address risks & opportunities (Title) Corresponding Clause does not exist
6.1.1 General
6.1.2  Hazard Identification and assessment of risks and opportunities 4.3.1 Hazard identification, risk assessment, and determining controls, paragraph-1 part, 2 to 4 & 7
6.1.3  Determination of legal requirements and other requirements 4.3.2 Legal and other requirements
6.1.4  Planning action 4.3.1 Hazard identification, risk assessment, and determining controls, paragraph-1 part, 5 & 6
6.2 OH & S objectives and planning to achieve them (Title) Corresponding Clause does not exist
6.2.1  OH & S objectives 4.3.3 Objectives and programme(s), paragraph-1 to 3
6.2.2 Planning actions to achieve OH & S objectives 4.3.3 Objectives and programme(s), paragraph-4 & 5
7  SUPPORT (Title) 4.4 IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION (Title)
7.1 Resources 4.4.1 Resources, roles, responsibility, accountability and authority, paragraph-2.a
7.2 Competence 4.4.2 Competence, training & awareness, paragraph-1 & 2
7.3 Awareness 4.4.2 Competence, training & awareness, paragraph-3
7.4  Communication (Title) 4.4.3 Communication, participation & consultation (Title)
7.4.1 General 4.4.3.1 Communication
7.4.2  Internal Communication Corresponding Clause does not exist
7.4.3  External Communication
7.5 Documented information (Title)
7.5.1 General 4.4.4 Documentation
7.5.2  Creating and updating 4.4.5 Control of documents, paragraph-2 part
4.5.4 Control of records, paragraph-2 part
7.5.3 Control of documented information, paragraph-1 4.4.5 Control of documents, paragraph-1
4.5.4 Control of records, paragraph-1
7.5.3 Control of documented information, paragraph-2 & 3 4.4.5 Control of documents, paragraph-2 part
4.5.4 Control of records, paragraph-2 part & 3
8  OPERATION (Title) 4.4 IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION (Title)
8.1 Operational planning and control 4.4.6 Operational control
8.2  Emergency preparedness and response 4.4.7 Emergency preparedness and response
9  PERFORMANCE EVALUATION (Title) 4.5 CHECKING (Title)
9.1 Monitoring, measuring, analysis and evaluation (Title) Corresponding Clause does not exist
9.1.1  General, paragraph-2, 4, 6 4.5.1 Performance measurement and monitoring
9.1.1  General, paragraph-1, 3, 5
9.1.2  Evaluation of compliance 4.5.2 Evaluation of compliance
9.2  Internal audit (Title) Corresponding Clause does not exist
9.2.1 General 4.5.5 Internal audit, paragraph-1
9.2.2  Internal audit programme 4.5.5 Internal audit, paragraph-2 to 4
9.3 Management review, paragraph-1 4.6 Management review, paragraph-1
9.3 Management review, paragraph-2 4.6 Management review, paragraph-2
9.3 Management review, paragraph-3 4.6 Management review, paragraph-3
Corresponding Clause does not exist 4.6 Management review, paragraph-4
10  IMPROVEMENT (Title) Corresponding Clause does not exist
10.1 General
Corresponding Clause does not exist 4.5.3 Incident investigation, NC, CA & PA (Title)
10.2  Incident, Nonconformity & corrective action, paragraph-1, 2 4.5.3.1 Incident investigation, paragraph-1 to 3
4.5.3.2 Nonconformity, CA and PA
10.2  Incident, Nonconformity & corrective action, paragraph-3 4.5.3.1 Incident investigation, paragraph-4
10.3  Continual improvement Corresponding Clause does not exist

Comparison matrix on ISO 45001:2018 versus OHSAS 18001:2007 will help organizations to upgrade themselves since it can help them identify gaps existing in system developed on OHSAS 18001:2007 and therefore they can work to fill in those gaps so as to upgrade on ISO 45001:2018.

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