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    NEW H&S MANAGEMENT STANDARD DELAYED

    Publication of ISO 45001 not expected until June 2017

    ISO 45001 is an International Standard which specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety management system designed to enable organisation to proactively improve their performance in preventing injury and ill-health.

    The standard is intended to be applicable to any organisation regardless of size, type and nature. All of the requirements of the standard are intended to be integrated into the existing management processes of the organisation.

    At a recent meeting in Toronto  safety and health experts faced nearly 3,000 individual points from a consultation on the ISO 45001. The sheer volume and detail of the comments mean that the new international standard publication date will not be before until June 2017.

    Delay will ensure a “practical standard”

    The UK Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH) is a liaison body for ISO 45001 and was represented at the Toronto meeting by its head of policy and public affairs, Richard Jones, and chartered IOSH member Phil Bates.

    Mr Jones Richard said:

    “A great deal of progress has been made and IOSH is pleased to be part of this important development process. The volume and diversity of responses to the DIS shows the keen interest and engagement that ISO 45001 is already generating. Securing agreement and reaching consensus remain vital.

    Extending the time frame supports achievement of this and helps ensure the overall outcome is a practical, robust and effective standard that can assist organisations worldwide improve health and safety performance.”

     

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