The first Draft International Standard (DIS) for Occupational Health and Safety, ISO/DIS 45001, has failed to gain the necessary votes needed for approval. The development of ISO 45001 will now advance to a second DIS, which is expected in December 2016 or early 2017.
Following the publication of the first DIS in February 2016, the International Committee met in Toronto in June 2016 to discuss over 3,000 comments that had been submitted during the ballot. It was agreed at the closing plenary session to move to publication of a second DIS.
The next Project Committee meeting, which is scheduled for October 2016, will review the remaining comments submitted during the first DIS ballot and also finalize the content for the second DIS. The final standard publication is now anticipated to be released in the second half of 2017.
We will continue to bring you further information and updates on the development of ISO 45001 and its publication schedule as it becomes available.