Latest ISO 45001 update – January 2018
ISO 45001 Approved, Anticipate Publication in March 2018
Voting members of ISO/PC 283 have overwhelmingly approved the proposed ISO 45001 standard, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. According to ISO, 93% of members voted in favor of the global standard; ISO policy requires slightly more than 66% favorable votes to approve a standard.
ASSE is administrator of the U.S. technical advisory group (TAG) to ANSI for this standard.
"Congratulations to all members of the U.S. TAG for their efforts and dedication over the past few years to get this standard approved," says Tim Fisher, ASSE's director of technical services and standards. "Special thanks and recognition to Vic Toy and Kathy Seabrook for their TAG leadership along with ASSE's delegates Jim Howe, Ken Clayman and Todd Hohn."
"Great news for workplace safety around the world," Seabrook posted to LinkedIn on Sunday, Jan. 28. The latest indications are that the standard will be published in mid-March 2018. Learn more about the standard on ASSE's ISO 45001 microsite.
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