ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 are undergoing significant change intended to improve these standards. The new ISO High Level Structure will align all ISO standards along a common management systems structure and promote integration. The recent US Technical Advisory Group meeting in Orlando, Florida was a particularly enlightening conference for us where US TAG members were able to share their ideas of the way the HLS applies to EHS management Systems.
An important part of the revision processes is being able to communicate to current and new users how the standards are changing and how these changes will affect an existing EHSMS. This diagram represents how we at ECSI see the developing changes to ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 and the relationships between some of the important clauses of the revised standards.
We are interested in understanding how users of the EHSMS standards feel about the changes and what information they need to begin to plan for the changes to their EHSMS. ECSI will be conducting a short, one hour webinar Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 10am-11am Central Standard Time. The purpose of the seminar is to provide the current state of the revision process and to discuss how we see the EHSMS standard revisions progressing. If you are interested in participating in one of these webinars send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply with the logon instructions.