The highly anticipated ISO 45001 Standard has moved one step closer to publication after having its second version of the draft international standard (DIS #2) approved. ISO has also announced a provisional publication date of November 27th, 2017 for the final draft international standard (FDIS), meaning the standard will likely be published in the early part of 2018.
ASSE is the administrator of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) that developed the U.S. position on the standard. The group has been working on the standard for approximately 4 years.
Meanwhile, OSHAS 18001 (a widely used OHS management systems standard) is on its way out. BSI has said it will withdraw OSHAS 18001 once ISO 45001 has been published. There will be a 3-year migration period for organizations using OSHAS 18001.
ANSI/ASSE Z10, however, will not be withdrawn because it continues to fill a need and will provide flexibility to organizations seeking to implement a management system.