Update on Proposed ISO 45001
ASSE continues to receive regular inquires about the status on the proposed ISO standard on health and safety management standard (ISO 45001), as this standard is expected to significantly affect OSH practice as well as the profession as a whole.
ASSE is the lead organization (TAG administrator) to ANSI for the U.S. The TAG will meet later this month in Dallas, TX. It is expected that the group will finalize the comments and voting position for the U.S. via ANSI. ISO reports that a a draft of the proposed standard will be available once it reaches the public enquiry (DIS) stage. (You can learn more about the stages of ISO's standards development process here.)
To help members understand the standard and its provisions, ASSE has created a dedicated ISO 45001 website that includes papers, videos and background information. The Society will also deliver a 2-day virtual symposium addressing the proposed standard, "The Rise of a Global Safety Management Standard – Getting Prepared for ISO 45001." It's a great way to hear from leading members of the U.S. TAG and learn from their unique insight on what OSH professionals can expect from this standard.