The Hellenic Organization for Standardization announces the Greek language version of the ELOT standard ISO45001:2018 "Management systems for health and safety at work — Requirements and application guidelines". Title in English: “Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use”.

The new 45001 standard replaces ELOT 1801, which was based on OHSAS 18001, and provides a global reference framework for organizations in the Private and Public Sectors seeking to improve their performance and minimize Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) risk ) through taking effective prevention and protection measures.

Although certification with ELOT ISO 45001 is not a requirement, organizations that are interested in or have been certified with ELOT 1801 or OHSAS 18001 can, if they wish, prepare for the transition and certification.

New Requirements

The new standard requires organizations to factor in external factors and potential risks. They must prioritize not only Health and Safety issues that have a direct impact on them, but also control the impact they have on the wider society. With ISO 45001 and the use of Annex SL, greater emphasis is placed on the context of the organization and the role of leadership, senior management and employees. The new data on Health and Safety must be integrated into the structure of every organization as a key business factor. Until now with OHSAS 18001 the responsibility was borne by the Health and Safety Manager.

With ISO 45001, this responsibility is integrated into daily business activities and is not the sole responsibility of the Manager.

What are the benefits of the new standard?

ISO 45001 introduces clear and improved terms compared to OHSAS 18001 on which it was based. One of the main objectives is to integrate workers and their representatives into the core of Health and Safety management systems. The new standard strengthens the resilience of organizations which are now able to anticipate and successfully address potential Health and Safety risks.

Other benefits:

  • Easy integration with other management systems, such as ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environment),
  • Wider scope of commitment and co-responsibility within the organization for Health and Safety issues,
  • Organized risk management will lead to their reduction,
  • The introduction of the "Organizational Framework" helps organizations to take account of internal and external risk factors thus setting clear objectives and comprehensively planning their strategy,
  • The process of managing outsourcing, contractors and supply arrangements becomes clearer, reducing risks and increasing efficiency

The new standard applies to any organization regardless of industry, size or location.

Who is it for?

The new standard applies to any organization regardless of industry, size or location. The use of the new structure, Annex SL, makes it possible to easily integrate ISO 45001 with other management systems, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, and to integrate it with other programs that promote employee health.

Why ISO 45001?

Globalization brings more and more organizations face to face with new challenges. Many follow generic or national Health and Safety standards and do not promote compliance with international standards.


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