ISO: Second Draft of OHS Management Systems Standard Approved
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) announced in June that the second draft of ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems—Requirements, has been approved by members involved in its development. ISO 45001 is an international standard intended to help organizations of all sizes and types improve their OHS performance. According to ISO, the standard is designed to be integrated into existing management systems and will complement related standards such as those for health and well-being. A previous draft of the standard failed to achieve the necessary approval from 75 percent of countries participating in ISO/PC 283, the committee responsible for developing the standard. For more information on ISO 45001, visit the ISO website. The Synergist features a regular column on OHS management systems and ISO 45001 by AIHA member Thea Dunmire, JD, CIH, CSP, who is a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO/PC 283. Her latest article appears in the June/July issue.