Global safety standard inches closer to finalisation
The draft ISO 45001 international occupational health and safety systems management standard is ready for public consultation.
The standard, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements, is being developed by ISO’s technical committee, including representatives from ISO and the International Labour Organization (ILO).
In a media statement, Kevin McKinley, ISO Acting Secretary-General described the draft standard as a “very useful tool to help organisations save lives and protect the health and safety of their employees”.
ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Policy, Sandra Polaski, said in the media statement: “A major motivation for the ILO’s participation in the meeting is to help ISO develop this standard to arrive at a result that is consistent with the international labour standards and guidelines that cover this subject.”
The draft standard is expected to be released for public comment via Australia’s ISO member body Standards Australia.
The final version of ISO 45001 is due to be published in October 2016.
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