Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA) organized the seminar named “ISO/FDIS 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System” on 18th Jan 2018. The ISO 45001 OHSMS Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) was released on 30th Nov 2017 and it was now set for the new standard to be published in the first quarter of 2018. The seminar aimed to discuss how the “migration” from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 and the major difference between these two standards. Before the seminar, I took a photo with Dr. Nigel Croft my old quality friend who visited Hong Kong every year for HKQAA symposium and worked as guest speaker for different standards revision in specific years (See reference).
Dr. Nigel Croft (Chairman, ISO/TC 176/SC 2 (Quality Systems); Member, ISO Joint Technical Coordination Group (JTCG) and Associate Technical Director, HKQAA) was the guest speaker and his topic named “Introduction to the new ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management System Standard”. In the beginning, he briefed the ISO mission that supported sustainable and equitable economic growth promote innovation and protect health, safety and the environment.
He pointed out two of 17 goals of WHO sustainable development related to Quality, Safety and Environment. Nigel added that dreaming of a sustainable future included “Economic Growth”, “Environmental Integrity” and “Social Responsibility”.