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As previously reported, the ballot for the first Draft International Standard (DIS) of ISO 45001 failed to gain approval in May 2016.

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The ISO 45001 project committee agreed to move forward with the development of a second Draft International Standard (DIS2) for the highly anticipated ISO 45001 standard.

The ballot was conducted throughout Q2 2017, with the final result being a vote in favor of acceptance. This process returned further comments, and the project committee subsequently convened in Malaysia in September 2017 to review these and agree the way forward.

The outcome of this meeting was a decision to proceed to a Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) and a ballot.

However, if the FDIS ballot returns a significant number of technical comments, publication of ISO 45001 may be delayed until Q3 2018.

ISO 45001 key features:

  • Adoption of Annex SL to share high-level structure, content, terms and definitions with the latest ISO management standards
  • Top management commitment 
  • Context of the organization
  • Risk-based thinking 
  • Process approach
  • Consultation and worker participation
  • Prevention of ill-health and injury
  • Supplier and sub-contractor management

Future Updates

SGS continues its ongoing involvement in the development of the new standard. We will be issuing further information and updates regarding the development of ISO 45001 and its publication schedule as they become available. To ensure you are keeping up-to-date with our communications, please visit ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.

For more information, please contact:

Anna Amato
Sr. Global Marketing Manager
SGS S.A.
t: +603 2095 9200

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