The ISO 45001 standard was published in March 2018.
The Draft International Standard (DIS) 45001 was published in February 2016 for public consultation. As part of this consultation process the DIS 45001 standard received over 3,000 comments. This reason together with the fact that the participating members of the ISO committee did not approve the first Draft International Standard (DIS), caused a delay in the publication and release of the new ISO 45001 standard.
Some of the concerns of the member bodies disapproving of the DIS 45011 were related to the issues around the standard definition of workers and hazard; clarifications required as to how ISO 45001 can require compliance to legal and other requirements under the ISO general rules and changes to the standard that were completed during the ISO editing process.
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has now published ISO 45001.
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