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Kathy Seabrook, Vice-Chair of the United States Technical Advisory Group to ANSI, speaks on the impact of the proposed ISO 45001 Standard for an Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Standard. This is from the United States Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting held at ISN in Dallas during February 2016.

Victor Toy is the Chair of the United States Technical Advisory Group working on the proposed ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Standard. In this video Vic Toy gives a briefing on the proposed standard in regards to its status and the process being used to formulate the United States and voting position through the American National Standards Institute, (ANSI). This video should interest occupational safety and health professionals working on safety management and global exposures.

Mike Belcher, President of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) speaks on the impact of the proposed ISO 45001 Standard for an Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Standard. This is from the United States Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting held at ISN in Dallas during February 2016.

Dag Yemenu, Senior Vice-President for ISN, speaks on the impact of the proposed ISO 45001 Standard for an Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Standard. This is from the United States Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting, which was held at ISN in Dallas during February 2016.

Jose Velasquez of ISN speaks on the impact of the proposed ISO 45001 Standard for an Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Standard. This is from the United States Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting held at ISN in Dallas during February 2016.

Geoffrey Peckham, CEO of Clarion, speaks on the impact of the proposed ISO 45001 Standard for an Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Standard. This is from the United States Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting held at ISN in Dallas during February 2016.

Jim Howe speaks on the impact of the proposed ISO 45001 Standard for an Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Standard. This is from the United States Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting held at ISN in Dallas during February 2016.

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A Conversation with Vic Toy.

International Delegates Meeting on ISO 45001

International Delegates Meeting on ISO 45001The international standards-development community met in Toronto, Ontario, to address public comments on the draft international standard (DIS) ISO 45001, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS): Requirements With Guidance for Use. The ground-breaking ISO 45001 standard is similar in concept to ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems). In fact, the three standards share a common framework and core language, known as Annex SL, that is designed to facilitate development and revision of ISO management system standards as well as to make it easier for organizations to adopt a integrated management system approach to various disciplines.

“OHSMS are not new to the OSH field,” explains Vic Toy, CSP, CIH, U.S. TAG Chair. Well-known standards on such systems include OHSAS 18001 and ANSI/ASSE Z10-2012. “What makes this effort unique is the consensus process ISO uses to develop the standard via member countries and liaison organizations,” Toy notes. More than 65 countries on six continents are involved, and the number of participants has grown steadily since the initial meeting of ISO 45001 Project Committee (PC) 283 in October 2013. “This interest underscores the importance of, as well as the potential impact of, this standard on improving worker safety and on organizations seeking to maintain and improve their OSH performance aligned with their business objectives,” Toy says.

The DIS is the fifth of seven stages involved in publishing an ISO standard. One stage separates the DIS from the final step. Called the final DIS or FDIS, it an optional step largely for grammatical edits. However, since the DIS missed approval by a narrow margin of 2 votes, members of the PC283 committee must address the comments on the DIS and produce an updated draft. Then, a second vote will be taken on whether to move forward to the FDIS. Based on that timeline, Toy says that spring 2017 is likely the earliest the standard will be released.