The latest ISO/PC283 Project Committee meeting, which was held in Vienna during February 2017, agreed to the publication of a new Draft International Standard 2 (DIS2) for the highly anticipated ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety management systems standard.
The new draft at DIS2 was registered on 17th March and is about to be issued for a two-month consultation and national voting during May/June.
The plan, following the consultation and voting on the new DIS2, includes a planned project committee meeting in September 2017 to review the results of the DIS2 Ballot.
If the project committee agree to avoid an FDIS stage and complete the review of DIS2 comments at the September meeting, publication could be announced as early as November 2017. However, if a large number of comments are once again received, requiring an additional meeting to process them, publication could be delayed to 2018 which could be March or possibly as late as October 2018.
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