A letter from ISO to it’s members has announced that ISO 45001 will be published in February 2018, providing the FDIS ballot is a success.
A ballot on the second Draft International Standard (DIS) of ISO 45001 was closed in July 2017, with the document gaining approval. However ISO did also confirm that they received approximately 1600 comments giving recommendations for improvement.
ISO/PC 283’s Working Group 1 (ISO/PC 283/WG1) were tasked to review the comments received and to recommend whether a Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) would be needed, or if the standard could proceed to publication. After the review process was completed, and a consultation with the ISO Central Secretariat it was agreed that a number of technical changes had been made to the DIS text, and that an FDIS stage would need to be completed.
The ISO 45001 draft has now been edited, and it has been placed on the ISO servers for download by ISO’s member national standards bodies for translation. The usual translation period for an FDIS is currently 2 weeks, however this has been extended to 4 weeks, to comply with a request from AFNOR for an extended period in which to prepare the French translation. This has pushed the FDIS ballot back and this will now commence on 30th November 2017 with the ballot to be completed on 25th January 2018.
If the FDIS ballot is successful, there will then be a short period of final preparation of the text, before ISO 45001 will be published in February 2018.
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