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By: Chris J Ward | October 31, 2017

So if all goes according to plan the FDIS will be published on 27 November 2018 and if it passes the ballot the finished standard ISO 45001 will be published not before March, more likely later, because there is always slippage. Well before publication organisations will be preparing for its introduction.  There's so much pent up appetite and there will be a rush to be the first to achieve certification.  This will not be possible before 6 months have elapsed.

What will this mean for business?  There will be the A listers, those who will want and achieve compliance very willingly.  The B listers will adopt with some reservation because they must be seen to do so.  The C listers are going to be pressurised by their cl...

Category: ISO 45001 


By: Chris J Ward | September 27, 2017

The meeting finished on 25 September, however we will have to wait for a few more weeks to hear if there will be a Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) ISO 45001, or whether there will be a move to direct publication of an agreed and accepted ISO 45001 standard. The head of the technical committee, Jose Alcorta, said the hope is to publish the new standard by March 2018.  It is considered that the standard is unlikely to be substantially different from the draft standard, DIS2.  The process of establishing this new standard was started in 2013.  Since that date there have been shifts in the political landscape and changes to trading patterns and alignments, notably Brexit and policies such as "America first". &...

Category: ISO 45001 


By: Chris J Ward | May 28, 2017

On 25 May , Jane and I held a webinar discussion (780 registered, hosted by Intelex) to explain the Three Reasons Why Organisations Fail to Manage OHS. The slide deck and audio will be posted here at the start of June.  Meanwhile a number of you want to know the differences between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001.  I have added a table in resources for you.  Why not register for inside track updates (see tab) to be automatically updated?

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By: Chris J Ward | May 06, 2017

Having recently acted as a panelist on the Future of ISO 45001 I am now more aware of the hurdles users will face when attempting to comply. For instance how are organisations going to provide "demonstrable evidence" of leadership, context and risk profiling.  See my presentation in Resources and read comments  on this link