Update on ISO 45001 – February 2017
The latest ISO 45001 working group meeting was held the week of February 6, 2017. There is an update on this new international standard for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S).
A second draft international standard (DIS2) is expected to be published in April 2017; there will then be a 4 month allotment to allow for translations and the ballot.
The results of the ballot should be known by the end of July 2017, these results will be reviewed in September 2017.
If DIS2 is approved and the final draft international standard (FDIS) stage is not required, publication of the new standard could be as early as November 2017.
However, if an FDIS is required, the publication is more likely to be in Q2 2018.
At this point it is likely that OHSAS 18001 will be removed and organizations currently certified to OHSAS 18001 will have a three year period to shift to ISO 45001.