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BSCA participated in EA training on ISO 45001

28-29 March, 2018


BSCA participated in the training on the new standard ISO 45001: 2018 "Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements" published on March 12, 2018. The training organized by the European Co-operation for Accreditation (EA) was attended by the representatives from 28 accreditation bodies.

ISO 45001: 2018 was developed to replace OHSAS 18001: 2007 "Occupational safety management systems. Requirements "and intends to improve employees safety, reduce the risks of accidents and deaths as well as to create safer working conditions at workplaces around the world. The established transition period for ISO 45001: 2018 is three years from the date of publication (i.e. until March 2021).

In order to assist certified organizations, certification bodies, accreditation bodies and other interested parties the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has developed mandatory documents IAF MD21: 2018 "Requirements for the Migration to ISO 45001:2018 from OHSAS 18001:2007", IAF MD22 "Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for the Certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OH&SMS)". The translation of IAF MD21: 2018 and IAF MD22: 2018 into Russian is being performed by BSCA. Accredited CABs /applicants for accreditation can get the Russian from BSCA version upon the request.

During the EA training the following issues were considered:

  • Comparative analysis of the requirements of ISO 45001: 2018 and OHSAS 18001: 2007;
  • Requirements of mandatory document IAF MD22: 2018 "Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for the Certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OH&SMS)";
  • The requirements of the binding document IAF MD21: 2018 " Requirements for the Migration to ISO 45001:2018 from OHSAS 18001:2007";
  • Critical changes for accreditation of management systems certification bodies (ISO/IEC 17021-1) taking into account the following IAF mandatory documents:

- IAF MD 5: 2015 " Determination of Audit Time of Quality and Environment Management Systems";

- IAF MD 17: 2015 " Witnessing Activities for the Accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies".

The development of an interstate standard for CIS members, identical to the international ISO 45001, is planned for 2019-2020. At the same time the draft policy for the transition to the new standard is being developed by BSCA (follow the news on BSCA website).


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