The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is seeking public comment on its Draft Accreditation Rule A on OHSMS Program. ANAB is the U.S. accreditation body for a number of different management system standards, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ANSI/AIHA Z10. ANAB has posted a link on its web site (under Public Ballots) that provides access to this draft rule.
This draft accreditation rule sets out the requirements for certification bodies to obtain accreditation to their choice of –
- ANSI/AIHA Z10, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (the US standard)
- CSA Z1000, Occupational health and safety management (the Canadian standard)
- BS OHSAS 18001, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements (the British standard, which is identical to the international OHSAS 18001:2007 standard)