Day Three – Safety 2017 Denver Conference (ASSE) – ISO 45001 – Global Standard for OHS


One of the hottest topics of conversation at ASSE this year is the upcoming release of the ISO 45001 Global Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.

Set to replace OHSAS 18001, the highly-anticipated ISO 45001 looks to be a great step forward for EHS professionals around the globe, and once finalized, will provide a consistent and measurable global approach to health and safety, which will have a significant and positive impact for all organizations that operate in multiple countries globally.
As the first global consensus standard for health and safety management, ISO 45001 has the potential to move health and safety management forward on a global level, and will provide organizations with the framework necessary to effectively manage OSH goals and efforts, and support them in building an effective safety management system to better suit their unique health and safety needs.
For companies that achieve the standards set by ISO 45001, the positive impact on health and safety performance will be significant, both in the long and short term.
It looks to be a game changer.