What’s Happening Now?
The ISO Project Committee 283 recently met in Vienna, Austria to discuss the future of the ISO 45001 Standard for Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems. The emphasis of the meeting was on the resolution and disposition of the remaining comments and preparation of a second draft standard, Draft International Standard (DIS) #2. The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) membership is expecting to see the DIS#2 draft standard sometime during this spring, and the TAG Administrator (ASSE) will work to expedite distribution of the document to the TAG for additional comments and discussion on the pending draft. The United States will have an opportunity to vote on the standard though ANSI as our voting organization at the ISO level. The TAG prepares the comments and voting position to ANSI for submission. READ MORE
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