The brand new health & safety standard – ISO 45001 – has cleared the final hurdle in its development and will be published on 12 March 2018.
The last stage in the development of ISO 45001, ‘Occupational health and safety management systems’ was the ballot of ISO national members bodies. The 93% approval vote demonstrates the rigorous, expert processes that have gone into the standard’s development.
IIOC have been involved in the development of the standard right from the outset as one of the liaison members of the ISO Committee, with representatives from IIOC members.
IIOC members will be offering certification to the new standard and this will be robustly back-up by three other key documents, which IIOC has also been instrumental in helping develop:
Additionally, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) have produced two key documents to support accredited certification to ISO 45001:
With the 2015 revision of the quality standard ISO 9001 and the environmental management system standard ISO 14001, the new health & safety safety ISO 45001 provides businesses and other organisations with three powerful tools for improvement.