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ISO 45001:2018 - Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard

Ajit Basrur

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#41
ISO/FDIS 45001 approved for publication

The FDIS ballot achieved 62 votes of approval, 4 votes of disapproval and 9 abstentions, so is now approved for publication as an International Standard.

ISO/FDIS 45001 has met the requirements of the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1, clause 2.7.3 for approval, so can now be taken forward for publication.

We estimate that the publication process will take 2 to 3 weeks to complete (we cannot be more precise, as some factors are outside of ISO's control e.g. designation of the ISBN number).
 
#43
Hail to the Technical Committee of International Organization of Standardisation (IOS). In my Country, we've been expecting this will be issued last year, and many of my clients eager to implement it ASAP, therefore they could harmonized with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, which previously launched..
 
#44
Hello !

Yes indeed Josephjohn, this very laborious development lasted for many years (about five years). But it's over as said Ajit Basrur (see attachment).
We are now waiting for the "public" publication of this ISO standard on Occupational Health and Safety Management System...

Bye.
 

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Sidney Vianna

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From ISO 45001 is now published

The world’s much anticipated International Standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) has just been published, and is set to transform workplace practices globally.

ISO 45001:2018 Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, provides a robust and effective set of processes for improving work safety in global supply chains. Designed to help organizations of all sizes and industries, the new International Standard is expected to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses around the world.

According to 2017 calculations by the International Labour Organization (ILO), 2.78 million fatal accidents occur at work yearly. This means that, every day, almost 7 700 persons die of work-related diseases or injuries. Additionally, there are some 374 million non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses each year, many of these resulting in extended absences from work. This paints a sober picture of the modern workplace – one where workers can suffer serious consequences as a result of simply “doing their job”.

ISO 45001 hopes to change that. It provides governmental agencies, industry and other affected stakeholders with effective, usable guidance for improving worker safety in countries around the world. By means of an easy-to-use framework, it can be applied to both captive and partner factories and production facilities, regardless of their location.

David Smith, Chair of project committee ISO/PC 283 that developed ISO 45001, believes the new International Standard will be a real game changer for millions of workers: “It is hoped that ISO 45001 will lead to a major transformation in workplace practices and reduce the tragic toll of work-related accidents and illnesses across the globe.” The new standard will help organizations provide a safe and healthy work environment for workers and visitors by continually improving their OH&S performance.

Smith adds: “World standards writers have come together to provide a framework for a safer workplace for all, whatever sector you work in and wherever you work in the world.” More than 70 countries were directly involved in the creation of this important document, developed by ISO/PC 283, Occupational health and safety management systems, with the British Standards Institution (BSI) serving as the committee secretariat.

Because ISO 45001 is designed to integrate with other ISO management systems standards, ensuring a high level of compatibility with the new versions of ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management), businesses that already implement an ISO standard will have a leg up if they decide to work toward ISO 45001.

The new OH&S standard is based on the common elements found in all of ISO’s management systems standards and uses a simple Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) model, which provides a framework for organizations to plan what they need to put in place in order to minimize the risk of harm. The measures should address concerns that can lead to long-term health issues and absence from work, as well as those that give rise to accidents.

ISO 45001 will replace OHSAS 18001, the world’s former reference for workplace health and safety. Organizations already certified to OHSAS 18001 will have three years to comply with the new ISO 45001 standard, although certification of conformity to ISO 45001 is not a requirement of the standard.

The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has developed the migration requirements to help certified organizations, certification bodies, accreditation bodies and other interested parties prepare. For more information, see the IAF Website.

ISO 45001:2018 can be purchased from your national ISO member or through the ISO Store.
 
#46
Hello !

Saying "ISO 45001 will replace OHSAS 18001" is an inaccurate shortcut simply because ISO is not BSI. The "true truth" is : "ISO has created its ISO 45001 standard, BSI will cancel* its BS OHSAS 18001** standard and will adopt ISO 45001 standard as a british one (BS ISO 45001). So many companies will change their OHSMS model (abandoning BS model and adopting ISO model). I note that ISO 45001 is closer to ILO-OSH than to BS OHSAS 18001.

* It will be interesting to see if some other countries will do the same (eg USA with ANSI / AIHA Z10).
** and BS OHSAS 18002 of course, but what about BS OHSAS 18004 ?

Cordially.
 
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Sidney Vianna

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I note that ISO 45001 is closer to ILO-OSH than to BS OHSAS 18001.
The funny thing is that the IAF issued a document with a transition plan from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001. No mention of a similar plan for other standards not recognized in the business world. Also, it is worth mentioning that, as I have explained numerous times in the past, the document is referred to as OHSAS 18001, not BS OHSAS 18001. OHSAS 18001 was not developed by a NSB. It was developed by NUMEROUS organizations.

And, in case you have not seen this thread yet, be aware: Friction between ISO and ILO on the 45001 and 26000 fronts It looks like ISO is not too keen on giving the ILO any preferential stakeholder treatment...:(

Au revoir.
 
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Randy

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Hello !

Saying "ISO 45001 will replace OHSAS 18001" is an inaccurate shortcut simply because ISO is not BSI. The "true truth" is : "ISO has created its ISO 45001 standard, BSI will cancel* its BS OHSAS 18001** standard and will adopt ISO 45001 standard as a british one (BS ISO 45001). So many companies will change their OHSMS model (abandoning BS model and adopting ISO model). I note that ISO 45001 is closer to ILO-OSH than to BS OHSAS 18001.

* It will be interesting to see if some other countries will do the same (eg USA with ANSI / AIHA Z10).
** and BS OHSAS 18002 of course, but what about BS OHSAS 18004 ?

Cordially.
Nobody in the US does ANSI Z-10 except for a small handful of organizations. Z-10 is next to unknown and most safety folks I know aren't even aware of it...Nobody cares!

Please just get past the anti-BSI/British rhetoric, accept what's happening in OHS management and move on.
 
#49
Hello !

It's been a long time since I had read you Randy.

I gladly accept the birth of the ISO 45001 because it is close to ILO-OSH and much better than the BS one. That's also why I started this debate. Thanks to contribute.

I don't know why the US don't use their own OHSMS Z10 standard(created in line with ILO-OSH) and preferred a foreign standard (BS). But I am curieurx to see if they will cancel Z10 to adopt ISO 45001 as US standard. Same for AS-NZS 4801 and 4804 in Australia, CSA Z1000 in Canada, etc...

Have a good day..
 

John C. Abnet

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#50
Re: All about ISO 45001...

Good day all;
I have my opinions, but would like input/council from the group regarding 8.1.1 "...multi-employer workplaces, the organization shall..."

I curious how others interpret this and have addressed this.

Thanks in advance.
 
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