Standards in Transition

  • Overview
  • ISO 45001:2018 Migration
  • RCMS®: 2019 Transition
  • ISO/IEC 20000-1 Transition

Whether your organization is transitioning to a new version of a standard or you are implementing a management system for the first time, NSF-ISR is here to help.

This page provides resources on preparing for a successful transition or new certification to an updated standard.

ISO 45001:2018 Migration

OHSAS 18001 will be withdrawn in 2021, with certificates expiring on March 11, 2021. Current OHSAS 18001 clients will need to migrate to ISO 45001 to ensure continuity of their occupational health and safety management program to protect employee and public health.

NSF-ISR encourages existing and new customers to certify to ISO 45001 no later than November 10, 2020. This will ensure nonconformances are resolved prior to expiration and withdrawal of OHSAS 18001.

For more information and resources, see the ISO 45001:2018 Migration tab.

RCMS®: 2019 Transition

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has released an updated Responsible Care Management System® standard, RCMS®:2019. The current version (RCMS:2013) will no longer be valid after December 31, 2020. NSF-ISR can help ensure a smooth transition to the newly released technical specification.

For more information and resources, see the RCMS: 2019 Transition tab.

ISO 45001:2018 Migration

Transition smoothly from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001.

To help you understand this new international standard for occupational health and safety, NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR) has developed resources to simplify your migration process.

If you are a current NSF-ISR client, please check the Announcements section of your NSF Connect portal for additional tools.

45001 Migration Process Overview: Offers a clear overview of the process, includes important upcoming dates and outlines the different migration audit options.

Migration Guide: Contains facts about ISO 45001, key changes from OHSAS 18001and information about how to prepare for the migration.

Migration Readiness Tool: Can be re-used throughout your migration process to help identify your organization’s progress as well as identify opportunities for improvement before undergoing an audit.

On-Demand Webinars: Make the move to ISO 45001 more straightforward while providing background information about the standard. The sessions are no cost to you.

ISO 45001 Upgrade Planner and Delta Checklist: Help start your migration process through an exclusive document that captures areas of new requirements, changes and updates from the previous version of the standard. Once completed, send it to our expert lead auditor for a half-day minimum desk audit.

Other Resources in Development

Please check back periodically for additional tools to help you throughout the migration process.

RCMS®: 2019 Transition

The transition period from the 2013 version to the 2019 version of the RCMS® Technical Specification will end on December 31, 2020.

NSF-ISR can work with you to ensure a smooth transition to the newly released technical specification. A few important highlights include:

  • January 1, 2020: All audits will be conducted using RCMS:2019.
  • December 31, 2020: The transition period to move from RCMS:2013 to RCMS:2019 ends
  • RCMS:2019: The statement of conformity will be issued to the version of the technical specification audited. RCMS:2019 is optional through 2019.
    • RCMS:2013: Any certificate issued to RCMS:2013 will expire on December 31, 2020. Your existing certificate will be re-issued to reflect this new expiration date.
      For any nonconformances, the auditor will identify the clause in both RCMS:2013 and RCMS:2019.
    • RCMS:2019: The statement of conformity will be issued to the version of the technical specification audited. RCMS:2019 is optional through 2019, once NSF-ISR receives ANAB approval.

For more information, please review the RCMS:2019 Technical Specification, RC101.06.

If you are a current NSF client, check your NSF Connect portal for a transition guide, which provides an overview of transition options.

Transition readiness tool: Can be re-used throughout your transition process to help identify your organization’s progress and opportunities for improvement before undergoing an audit.

Other Resources in Development

Please check back periodically as new resources and tools will be added in the coming months.

The three-year transition period from ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 to ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018 began September 14, 2018. This three-year transition period will end on September 30, 2021, and on the same day all ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 certifications will expire.

For more information and resources, see the ISO/IEC 20000-1 Transition tab.

ISO/IEC 20000-1 Transition

The transition period from the 2011 version to the 2018 version of ISO/IEC 20000-1 will end on September 30, 2021. On the same day all ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 certifications will expire.

NSF-ISR can work with you to ensure a smooth transition to the newly released technical specification. A few important highlights include:

Important Dates

  • September 14, 2018: ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018 was published by ISO, beginning the three-year transition period.
  • March 30, 2020: Last date for initial audits to the 2011 version. After this date, we will no longer be allowed to perform recertifications to the 2011 version.
  • June 15, 2021: Target date for all clients to schedule their transition audits.
  • September 30, 2021: The three-year transition period ends, and all ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 certifications expire.

Key Edition Revisions

  • Integration and alignment of service management with organizational strategic direction
  • Improved service performance and value
    • Easier application of varying methodologies (i.e. agile, DevOps, ITIL, Lean, SIAM, VeriSM)
    • Reduction of documentation and procedures
  • Focus on service management system and service outcomes rather than outputs
  • Same high-level structure of all new ISO management standards, creating an opportunity for integration of management systems
  • Clear transition path from 2011 edition to 2018 edition

ISO/IEC 20000-1 Upgrade Planner and Delta Checklist: Kick off your transition process with this document, which captures the areas of new requirements, changes and updates from the previous standard version.

Other Resources in Development

Please check back periodically as new resources and tools will be added in the coming months.

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