ISO45001 – news from the ISO ballot

For all those who have been following the development of the new international standard on occupational health and safety management,   ISO 45001 there is news from Switzerland.

The ballot closed last night with a very positive vote in favour of the FDIS (Final draft international standard) and the standard will now move forward to publication after review of any editorial comments.

David Smith, director of iMS Risk Solutions, has taken a central role in the work on the standard as Chair of the ISO committee responsible for the development of the document. “This is a significant development in the area of international standardisation and I would like to thank all those who have given up so much of their time over the last four years in working towards this moment.  I would particularly like to Kristian Glaesel, Convener of the committee, for his unstinting work and support over the development. A great achievement!”