ISO 45001 is an international standard that shows the way to correctly implement whatever is required to manage the occupational health and safety of our workplace. Its first edition was published on 12 September 2018. Its purpose is that if you follow the given requirements of this standard at your workplace, then accidents occurring at your workplace will decrease and work environment will also improve. The ISO 45001 standard tells us how we can improve work conditions as well as reduce work-related injuries by reducing the risks by addressing the hazards and controlling at our workplace.
After the introduction of ISO 45001 standard in 2018, its transition period was kept for three years. That is, the organizations that are certified in OHSAS 18001 must be certified in ISO 45001 by 2021, following the requirements of ISO 45001.
There is no legal restriction to follow the ISO 45001 beads. But it provides you a structural framework, with the help of which you can manage and control occupational health and safety in your organization.