At this stage, unfortunately, there is not that much of an update. The Health and Safety Standard ISO 45001 is being produced to provide organisations with a framework that is designed to help them to identify health and safety risks and apply appropriate control measures. It will replace OHSAS 18001 and will help organisations to follow a structured approach to reducing risks and maintaining legal compliance. This new standard will follow a similar approach to health and safety management as the 2015 versions of the Environmental Standard (ISO 14001) and the Quality Standard (ISO 9001) do.
ISO45001 Update: In mid-2016 it was understood that a new ISO 45001 standard for occupational safety and health was in the pipeline (and that it would be published in October 2016. It is understood that this is still delayed.
ISO45001 Update: According to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), there are still many issues that need to be resolved. As there are a lot of interested parties, this is not likely to be a quick process. At the end of November 2016, IOSH estimated that a draft of the updated standard would be posted in June 2017 and the full standard published at the end of 2017. At this stage, it is possible that there will be further delays.