|Environment, health, and safety (EHS) standards play a key role in the overall standards environment, providing a backbone for many other industry specific standardization efforts.|
ISO 14001, Environmental Management Systems, is the go-to international standard for environmetal considerations turned to by organizations of every size.
BS OHSAS 18001 and BS OHSAS 18002, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management Systems, Requirements (18001) and Implementation (18002), together were developed in response to customer demand for a recognizable OHS management standard so that their own efforts could be assessed and certified. Compatible by design with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, this puts the OHSAS standards in a foundational role for organizations seeking widely acknowledged certification.
ISO 45001, still in its draft stages, is set to replace the BS OHSAS standards. Working from various existing national standards, the International Labour Organization's ILO-OSH Guidelines, and the currently in place BS OHSAS standards, ISO 45001 will present a unified approach toward Occupational Health and Safety. Deeply integrated with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 through the implementation of Annex SL, these three standards together provide an over-arching management system applicable to organizations regardless of size or industry.
Additionally, Redlines have been published, highlighting changes from the previous edition of a standards to the current revisions.
From this foundation, many industries go on to develop their own industry specific workplace safety standards for their own use.
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