Changes to workplace standards explained

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THe ISO 14001 logo revitalisedBusinesses need to get their heads around the changes to the international environemental standards coming into force next year. As an international standard this is not going to change as part of the Federal Government’s deregulation program so it is important to understand whatthe changes mean for you.

The world’s most popular environmental management system standard, ISO 14001 is being amended and the new changes are programmed for release next year! By 2016 a new ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard should also be available.

The changes will be discussed at the next meeting of the Sustainable Engineers chapter of Engineers Australia

Date: Tuesday 15 April 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm  
Venue: Engineers Australia, 447 Upper Edward St, Brisbane

The presentation will address:

  • The brief background to ISO 14001 and how it has evolved over many years into the standard that we see and implement today
  • What is expected to change in 2015 when the new standard revision will be published
  • An outline of Annex SL – the new top level management structure that we will see introduced in the revised ISO 14001 standard – what it is and how it will affect the implementation of a management system
  • What the revised changes are likely to mean for your organization
  • And finally, some guidance on revision and transition timings and where you can get help

Based on BS OHSAS 18001, the new ISO 45001 will support new areas of management systems to ensure better compatibility and systems governance, making the implementation within an organization a lot smoother. Once published, the standard will apply to any organization wishing to:

  • Establish and implement an internationally recognized occupational health and safety management system to reduce or minimize risks to personnel and other relevant parties
  • Maintain and constantly improve their health and safety performance
  • Keep all operations in line with their stated health and safety policies to an internationally recognised standard.

For more information see the attached flyer.
Go to Qld Division event listing to register.

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