Final Publication of ISO 45001 Coming in March 2018

The international standard ISO 45001 has reached the Final Draft International Standard stage, which means interested parties can submit feedback on the draft until Jan. 25, 2018, before its final publication.

ANSI announced that the international standard ISO 45001 has reached the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) stage, which means interested parties can submit feedback on the draft until Jan. 25, 2018, before its final publication. It currently exists as ISO/FDIS 45001:2017 - Occupational health and safety management systems - Requirements with guidance for use.

The announcement on the ANSI website said voting on ISO/FDIS 45001:2017 began on Nov. 11, 2017, and will end Jan. 25, 2018. The final publication of ISO 45001 is expected in March 2018. it will contain guidelines needed for an organization to adopt an occupational health and safety management system, which is vital to prevent the millions of workplace injuries that occur annually around the world, according to the organization.

ISO 45001 is intended to replace OHSAS 18001 "and takes into account other international standards in this area, makes use of the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle to lay out the framework for the strategic and operational decision of implementing an OH&S management system in an organization," it reported.

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