What’s Happening Now?
Progress Made on ISO 45001 DIS.
Recently, the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO Project Committee 283 met in Dallas to discuss the draft international standard (DIS). As the first standard international for occupational health and safety management systems, it is expected that ISO 45001 will enable organizations to proactively improve OSH performance and provides a framework for a consistent OSH system for all organizations across the supply chain.
U.S. TAG Vice Chair Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CFIOSH, EurOSHM, points to the global significance of the group's work. "The work the U.S. TAG to ISO 45001 is doing . . . is positioning the U.S. to influence the development of [this] standard," she states. "Translated, this means the U.S. has the ability to impact workplace safety and health in organizations and their supply chains around the world."
Given the standard’s potential impact and reach, OSH professionals need to understand this standard and its implications for business performance. Learn the details from Seabrook and other professionals instrumental the standard’s development.
What Will The ISO 45001 Mean For Me?
The proposed ISO 45001 Standard is potentially one of the most significant occupational safety and health voluntary national consensus to ever be promulgated. As an OSH Professional you work with safety management systems standard on an almost daily basis. This standard has the potential to move safety and health management forward on both a global level and in a country-by-country basis. As a professional it is imperative that you understand this standard, implementation, and implication for your company, colleagues, and clients. You will be in the position to advise and guide significant safety and health decisions in the near future.
Proposed Timeline for the ISO 45001 Standard