ISO 45001 the international standard for occupational health and safety, set to replace OHSAS 18001 later this year has reached the second draft (DIS 2) stage of its journey. The published draft is now available for purchase from BSI who are seeking comments from reviewers to help the UK committee determine if the draft can be approved. To review the latest draft of ISO 45001 click here.
The individual comments will be considered by the committee who will make a decision on whether to put the comments forward to ISO. A balloting period will then open on 19th May 2017 and this will enable you to go on the draft review site to read and comment on each clause of the standard. BSI are giving people the option to read the standard in one go before commenting by allowing people to buy and review the latest draft of ISO 45001 now.
Review The Latest Draft of ISO 45001
ISO 45001 is the international standard that specifies the requirements for an OH&S management system. The standard uses risk-based thinking throughout to give users a framework for the management of relevant risks and opportunities to their business. It is generally accepted that an efficient occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system will promote a safer working environment.
As we know the ISO 45001 standard is being developed to improve the occupational health and safety of people working in organisations throughout the world as well as bring it in line with other ISO standards that have recently undergone revisions, such as ISO 9001 & ISO 14001.
ISO 45001 is suitable for any organisation, regardless of its size, type or its activities that wants to:
- Establish, implement and maintain an OH&S management system
- Improve its OH&S performance by eliminating or reducing OH&S risks as well as taking advantage of OH&S opportunities.