The most recent draft of the proposed new international standard for occupational health and safety, ISO 45001, is unlikely to be released in the autumn as originally timetabled. This is because members of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) committee voted narrowly against approval.
Under the rules, where more than 25% reject the draft it is sent back to committee for further revisions. The vote concluded mid- May and 28% of members were against acceptance. In due course a revised version of the Draft International Standard will be issued for consultation and a further ballot.