International standards on OHS management expected in 2018

Standards Australia recently announced the International Standard ISO 45001 is still being drafted and publication is expected in 2018.

Standards Australia issued a statement advising Occupational Health and Safety Management remains an active contributor to the international technical committee ISO/PC 283, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, responsible for developing ISO 45001.

Standards Australia says if consensus is reached internationally on the final draft of ISO 45001, adoption of the document will then be considered in Australia, in accordance with our process which involves the development of a proposal and public consultation.

According to Standards Australia, speculation regarding what will happen with the draft ISO 45001 standard, or whether it will be adopted in Australia, is premature given the ISO document is still in development.

Organisations contributing to Australia’s position on the draft international standard include:

Association of Accredited Certification

Bodies Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Australian Council of Trade Unions

Australian Industry Group

Bureau of Steel Manufacturers of Australia

Department of Natural Resources and Mines,

QLD Energy Networks

Australia Engineers Australia Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand

Master Builders Australia New Zealand

Institute of Safety Management

Responsible Care New Zealand

Safe Work Australia

Safety Institute of Australia

Australian Certification Interests (SAI Global)

University of New South Wales


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