The New Work Item Proposal (NWIP) for development of an ISO Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard has been approved. A new ISO Project Committee, PC 283, has been established to develop the standard. BSI has been appointed as secretariat.
The intent is that this new ISO standard will replace OHSAS 18001:2007.
As I outlined in a prior blog post, there are several issues associated with this standard development activity. The most important of these is that the development of ISO standards must conform with the ISO directives, including the requirements for management system standards set out in Annex SL.
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