The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published a new global standard, ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements.
The Switzerland-based organization explains that the new voluntary consensus standard:
“[W]ill help organizations reduce the burden [of occupational injuries and diseases] by providing a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions, all over the world.”
According to a February 1, 2018 EHS Today article:
“A significant aspect of ISO 45001 is how it works within an organization to integrate with processes and goals,” [Vic Toy, U.S. technical advisory group chair] said. “Everyone has a role and responsibility in the management system. Safety and health becomes a shared objective, and when done right, the organization greatly benefits from this cohesive way of managing risks.”
EHS Today also reports that a hard copy of the standard will be available to purchase on the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) ISO 45001 web page. ASSE was a key player in the creation of the standard and “has taken initial steps to pursue adoption of ISO 45001 as an American national standard.”
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