Friday, 21 July 2017

New health and safety standard


A new International Standard due out early next year – ISO 45001. This is ISO’s first standard for occupational health and safety management systems.

According to ISO: “ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, will provide the requirements for implementing a management system and framework that reduces the risk of harm and ill health to employees.

The standard is being developed by a committee of occupational health and safety experts and will follow in the footsteps of ISO’s other management systems approaches, such as ISO 14001 (environment) and ISO 9001 (quality). It will take into account other International Standards in this area including OHSAS 18001, the International Labour Organization’s ILO-OSH Guidelines, various national standards and the ILO’s international labour standards and conventions.”

For further details see: ISO



Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle