New ISO45001 – David Smith takes the chair! – October 2013

David Smith, director of iMS Risk Solutions, has reluctantly given up his chairmanship of the British Standards committee on occupational health and safety management after some 20 years to take on the role of chairman of the ISO committee created to develop the new ISO standard ISO45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

The new ISO45001 is an international standard specifying the requirements for an occupational health and safety management system. It will enable an organisation to proactively improve OH&S performance in preventing injury and ill health. The new standard will not state any specific criteria for performance, nor is it prescriptive about the design of a system.

The inaugural meeting of the committee has just taken place in London – see