The latest draft of ISO 45001, the planned international standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) management systems has been approved in an international ballot.
The second draft international standard, known as DIS2, was subject to a ballot of 69 national standards bodies (NSBs) in May and June.
The result was 53 votes for approval (88 % of the total). Only seven bodies (11 %) disapproved the draft, well short of the 25 % which would have triggered a rejection of the text.
The ISO Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Project Committee PC283 will meet next from 18 to 23 September in Malacca, Malaysia and discuss a final draft. If technical changes to the standard are needed the final draft international standard stage will be required resulting in publication early 2018. When ISO 45001 is published it will replace OHSAS 18001:2007 S.R.
A three-year migration period is anticipated after publication of the final standard. ISO 45001 will then join a suite of ISO standards for management systems, including ISO 14001 for environmental management and ISO 9001 for quality systems.
NSAI advise that you plan for the change by using the NSAI OH&S questionnaire.