Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Management System
(ISO 45001)


Businesses face growing compliance demands related to workplace-related illnesses and accidents. ISO 45001 Health & Safety Management System certification by Bureau Veritas supports organizations in proactively preventing work-related injury and ill health.

Consumer expectations for social responsibility are greater than ever. Injury and fatalities related to Occupational Health & Safety risks are extremely costly to society. Securing public confidence means placing a health and safety management system at the heart of a sound business strategy.

ISO 45001 is the new international certification standard in Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS). Adoption of the standard supports you in implementing a comprehensive approach to occupational health and safety, or in improving upon an existing OHSMS. Achieving ISO 45001 certification from Bureau Veritas underscores your organization’s commitment to protect employees worldwide.

Key benefits

  • Develop the right health & safety approach

    for your business with ISO 45001

  • Determine health & safety hazards and risks

    and establish processes relevant to your business and its context

  • Reduce workplace incidents

    by implementing controls and evaluating performance

  • Ensure workers take an active role

    in health & safety at work, and raise awareness of risks

  • Reduce downtime

    cost of incidents and insurance premiums

  • Enhance your reputation

    through international certification to ISO 45001 with Bureau Veritas, an accredited certification body

ISO 45001, a complete approach to workplace occupational health and safety

The ISO 45001 standard provides more detailed planning requirements than its predecessor, OHSAS 18001. The new standard expands its scope beyond physical safety to encompass the psychological dangers of burnout, harassment and stress-related illness. It also includes less obvious hazards such as repetitive strain injuries and back pain common in office environments.

Worker participation to enhance effectiveness

A significant new concept is the role of workers in identifying potential health and safety hazards at work. This may take the form of a representative team to ensure health and safety risks are identified at all levels of the organization. Every clause incorporates risk-based thinking to encourage proactive action aimed at reducing workplace injuries and fatalities.

High-Level Structure creates synergy with other standards

ISO 45001 certification requirements follow the same High-Level Structure as other ISO management system standards, streamlining the implementation of several certification standards simultaneously. It also aligns with existing certification standards such as the International Labour Organization OSH Guidelines and ILO International Labour Standards and Conventions.

Underscore your commitment with accredited certification from Bureau Veritas

Unlike with the previous OHSAS 18001 certification, ISO 45001 is an accredited standard. Working with Bureau Veritas for your certification proves your commitment to excellence. Bureau Veritas is a world leader in health and safety program training and certification, respected for its reliability, sustainability and trustworthiness.

Related documents

ISO 45001 Technical Guide


ISO 45001 Service Sheet

2,000+auditors worldwide for ISO 45001

What is occupational health and safety?

Occupational health and safety is a multidisciplinary field that maintains and promotes work health and safety and the welfare of people at work. Programs in this field aim to improve the working environment so it can become conducive to employee health and safety, and many others who may be affected by it.