ISO/PC 283 is a project committee of ISO (International Organization for Standardization) which is international federation of national bodies for standardization. The committee ISO/PC 283 was assigned a work to develop an international standard for occupational health and safety management system i.e. ISO 45001.
ISO/PC 283 is the ISO Project Committee (PC) who is responsible for the development of the new ISO standard ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety management systems. This standard provides framework for good practices in OH&S management and identifies requirements for a management system. The standard is useful for any type and size of organization, doing any kind of activity.
New work item proposal on the Occupational health and safety management systems was first presented in June 2013, ISO/PC 283 prepared a working draft in January 2014 following the proposal. 1st committee draft was prepared on July, 2014. 2nd committee draft was issued on March 2015, then draft international standard was prepared on January 2016. Then second draft international standard was prepared on April, 2017.
Finally FDIS which is final draft international standard was published on November, 2017. Then it was voted by member parties and the ballot closes on 25th January 2018. Finally after voting by majority of member parties endorsement on FDIS version of ISO 45001:2018, standard ISO 45001:2018 is published on March 12, 2018.
ISO/PC 283 prepared the standard on high level structure which is well compliant with the structure of other latest standards on management systems for example ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.