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ISO 45001 Is Coming…

The introduction of ISO 45001, the new occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system standard, is fast approaching. Heralded to combat the issue of occupational injuries and promote a safer working environment, ISO 45001 will enable organizations to better manage their OH&S risks and improve their OH&S performance. To clarify…

The introduction of ISO 45001, the new occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system standard, is fast approaching.

Heralded to combat the issue of occupational injuries and promote a safer working environment, ISO 45001 will enable organizations to better manage their OH&S risks and improve their OH&S performance.

To clarify facets of the new standard, here is a brief overview of ISO 45001.

What is ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety management systemsRequirements is currently under development and will replace OHSAS 18001 (officially BS OHSAS 18001). OHSAS 18001 is an internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems.

Once finalized, the international standard will provide a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks, and create better, safer working conditions globally.

What is the purpose of ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 specifies requirements for an OH&S management system, with guidance for its use, to enable an organization to proactively improve its OH&S performance in preventing injury and ill-health.

The new standard enables an organization, through its OH&S management systems, to integrate other aspects of health and safety, such as worker wellness/well-being.

What are the key differences between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 is built on the Annex SL framework, which features in all new and revised ISO management system standards (including ISO 9001 and ISO 14001) as the core.

The new international standard draws from OHSAS 18001, U.S. Z10, and other widely used specifications.

ISO 45001’s main differences from OHSAS 18001 include:

  • The inclusion of Annex SL and the language used
  • More stress on leadership and management roles
  • New risk-based approach

The Annex SL framework will allow for easier integration with other ISO management systems standards.

Who is ISO 45001 designed for?

The new standard is intended to be applicable to any organization regardless of its size, type, and nature.

All of the requirements of the standard are intended to be integrated into an organization’s own management processes.

What will be the key benefits of implementing ISO 45001?

Implementing an ISO 45001-based OH&S management system will enable an organization to improve its OH&S performance by:

  • Developing and implementing an OH&S policy and OH&S objectives
  • Determining hazards and OH&S risks, with the goal of eliminating them
  • Increasing awareness of OH&S risks
  • Evaluating OH&S performance and seeking to make improvements

What is the current status?

The standard is currently under development. The Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) version of the new standard is expected to be released in June 2016. The FDIS is the penultimate stage in the standard development process.

Following the release of the FDIS, Exemplar Global will provide more detailed information on the requirements to transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001.

When will the new standard be published?

The final International Standard (IS) version of ISO 45001 is expected to be published in October 2016.

For more information about the introduction of ISO 45001, email info@theauditoronline.com.

ISO 45001 Is Coming…

The introduction of ISO 45001, the new occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system standard, is fast approaching. Heralded to combat the issue of occupational injuries and promote a safer working environment, ISO 45001 will enable organizations to better manage their OH&S risks and improve their OH&S performance. To clarify…

The introduction of ISO 45001, the new occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system standard, is fast approaching.

Heralded to combat the issue of occupational injuries and promote a safer working environment, ISO 45001 will enable organizations to better manage their OH&S risks and improve their OH&S performance.

To clarify facets of the new standard, here is a brief overview of ISO 45001.

What is ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety management systemsRequirements is currently under development and will replace OHSAS 18001 (officially BS OHSAS 18001). OHSAS 18001 is an internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems.

Once finalized, the international standard will provide a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks, and create better, safer working conditions globally.

What is the purpose of ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 specifies requirements for an OH&S management system, with guidance for its use, to enable an organization to proactively improve its OH&S performance in preventing injury and ill-health.

The new standard enables an organization, through its OH&S management systems, to integrate other aspects of health and safety, such as worker wellness/well-being.

What are the key differences between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 is built on the Annex SL framework, which features in all new and revised ISO management system standards (including ISO 9001 and ISO 14001) as the core.

The new international standard draws from OHSAS 18001, U.S. Z10, and other widely used specifications.

ISO 45001’s main differences from OHSAS 18001 include:

  • The inclusion of Annex SL and the language used
  • More stress on leadership and management roles
  • New risk-based approach

The Annex SL framework will allow for easier integration with other ISO management systems standards.

Who is ISO 45001 designed for?

The new standard is intended to be applicable to any organization regardless of its size, type, and nature.

All of the requirements of the standard are intended to be integrated into an organization’s own management processes.

What will be the key benefits of implementing ISO 45001?

Implementing an ISO 45001-based OH&S management system will enable an organization to improve its OH&S performance by:

  • Developing and implementing an OH&S policy and OH&S objectives
  • Determining hazards and OH&S risks, with the goal of eliminating them
  • Increasing awareness of OH&S risks
  • Evaluating OH&S performance and seeking to make improvements

What is the current status?

The standard is currently under development. The Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) version of the new standard is expected to be released in June 2016. The FDIS is the penultimate stage in the standard development process.

Following the release of the FDIS, Exemplar Global will provide more detailed information on the requirements to transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001.

When will the new standard be published?

The final International Standard (IS) version of ISO 45001 is expected to be published in October 2016.

For more information about the introduction of ISO 45001, email Suzi Gomesz at sgomesz@theauditoronline.com.

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Exemplar Global Seeks Exam Question Writers for IAF Project

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Exemplar Global is working on technical area exams based on industry International Accreditation Forum (IAF) codes to help standardize auditor competency when auditing management systems standards. At present, we are looking for individuals to write questions (items) for exams related to the following industries, under the environmental management system (EMS)…

Exemplar Global is working on technical area exams based on industry International Accreditation Forum (IAF) codes to help standardize auditor competency when auditing management systems standards.

At present, we are looking for individuals to write questions (items) for exams related to the following industries, under the environmental management system (EMS) scheme:

  • Basic metal and fabricated metal products
  • Machinery and equipment manufacturing

Item writers will have a direct impact on setting the standard for competency requirements in our industry. Any time given to this project will also qualify as continual professional development (CPD) hours.

We are specifically looking for individuals with a comprehensive understanding of the industries noted above, as demonstrated through five or more years of direct work experience in the industry (minimum 30 days per year; this may include consulting and auditing). In addition, we are looking for three or more years of experience with EMS.

Prior exam development or item writing experience is preferable but not required.

If you are interested in contributing to this initiative, please submit a copy of a current CV to Exemplar Global for review on or before Wednesday, December 30, 2015, to Marya Ryan at notice@theauditoronline.com.

Exemplar Global Seeks Exam Question Writers for IAF Project

Exemplar Global is working on technical area exams based on industry International Accreditation Forum (IAF) codes to help standardize auditor competency when auditing management systems standards. At present, we are looking for individuals to write questions (items) for exams related to the following industries, under the environmental management system (EMS)…

Exemplar Global is working on technical area exams based on industry International Accreditation Forum (IAF) codes to help standardize auditor competency when auditing management systems standards.

At present, we are looking for individuals to write questions (items) for exams related to the following industries, under the environmental management system (EMS) scheme:

  • Basic metal and fabricated metal products
  • Machinery and equipment manufacturing

Item writers will have a direct impact on setting the standard for competency requirements in our industry. Any time given to this project will also qualify as continual professional development (CPD) hours.

We are specifically looking for individuals with a comprehensive understanding of the industries noted above, as demonstrated through five or more years of direct work experience in the industry (minimum 30 days per year; this may include consulting and auditing). In addition, we are looking for three or more years of experience with EMS.

Prior exam development or item writing experience is preferable but not required.

If you are interested in contributing to this initiative, please submit a copy of a current CV to Exemplar Global for review on or before Wednesday, December 30, 2015, to Marya Ryan at notice@exemplarglobal.org.

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Exemplar Global Seeks Exam Question Writers for IAF Project

Exemplar Global is working on technical area exams based on industry International Accreditation Forum (IAF) codes to help standardize auditor competency when auditing management systems standards. At present, we are looking for individuals to write questions (items) for exams related to the following industries, under the environmental management system (EMS)…

Exemplar Global is working on technical area exams based on industry International Accreditation Forum (IAF) codes to help standardize auditor competency when auditing management systems standards.

At present, we are looking for individuals to write questions (items) for exams related to the following industries, under the environmental management system (EMS) scheme:

  • Basic metal and fabricated metal products
  • Machinery and equipment manufacturing

Item writers will have a direct impact on setting the standard for competency requirements in our industry. Any time given to this project will also qualify as continual professional development (CPD) hours.

We are specifically looking for individuals with a comprehensive understanding of the industries noted above, as demonstrated through five or more years of direct work experience in the industry (minimum 30 days per year; this may include consulting and auditing). In addition, we are looking for three or more years of experience with EMS.

Prior exam development or item writing experience is preferable but not required.

If you are interested in contributing to this initiative, please submit a copy of a current CV to Exemplar Global for review on or before Wednesday, December 30, 2015, to Marya Ryan at notice@theauditoronline.com.

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Important Notice for Exemplar Global Australia-Based Training Providers

Sydney: Exemplar Global has recently made a change to the TCD93-Training Certification Guide that will affect training providers that are registered training organizations (RTO). Historically, training providers that had RTO status were exempt from completing any office audit activity to gain and/or maintain your certification. Key changes to the Exemplar Global…

Sydney: Exemplar Global has recently made a change to the TCD93-Training Certification Guide that will affect training providers that are registered training organizations (RTO).

Historically, training providers that had RTO status were exempt from completing any office audit activity to gain and/or maintain your certification.

Key changes to the Exemplar Global Training Provider Certification Guide (TCD93 – pg.13) from December 1, 2015:

  • To be exempt from an office audit a training provider that is an RTO must have undergone a “Re-registration Audit” performed by the appropriate State or Territory Registering Authority within the last 12 months.
  • Exemplar Global reserves the right to conduct an office audit based on the significance of any findings identified during the document review.
  • This change will affect TPECS, TCC, and Exemplify.

Next Step:

  • Your Exemplar Global Examiner, Tracey Roberts, will contact training providers that possess RTO status to discuss their specific needs in order to meet the changes to the Training Certification Guide (TCD93).

We value our partnership with training providers and will continue to ensure that our products and services are market reflective.

All feedback about the new fee structure is welcomed. Please send feedback to:sgomesz@theauditoronline.com

Best Regards, The Exemplar Global Training Team

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Exemplar Global College Releases Updated ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course and Assessment

Exemplar Global College has released an updated version of its online ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course and the accompanying assessment. The ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course is designed to help students gain an understanding of the changes in the 2015 revision to ISO 9001 and how the changes affect their organization’s quality…

Exemplar Global College has released an updated version of its online ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course and the accompanying assessment. The ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course is designed to help students gain an understanding of the changes in the 2015 revision to ISO 9001 and how the changes affect their organization’s quality management system.

The ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course was developed by the Independent Association of Accredited Registrars (IAAR). This is the first time that a global course and assessment has been developed by the collective knowledge of the certification industry. Exemplar Global, as a leader in personnel certification, was one of the key contributors in the development of this unique course.

The ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course is self-paced and modular. Each module builds upon the student’s knowledge of the standard and how to make the transition to the 2015 version. The course includes:

  • Fundamental principles of quality management
  • Quality management best practice
  • Planning a QMS based on ISO 9001
  • Implementing a QMS based on ISO 9001
  • Performance evaluation, monitoring, and measurement of a QMS
  • Continual improvement of a QMS based on ISO 9001
  • Preparing for a QMS certification audit

Upon the successful completion of the course, students take an examination and receive a certificate of completion.

This course is designed for people who work with and have an understanding of the ISO 9001:2008 standard and are required to transition to the 2015 version. This includes:

  • Senior management
  • Management representatives
  • Industry consultants
  • Internal and external auditors
  • Operations personnel
  • Trainers
  • Sales personnel

For more information on the ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course or to register for the course, visit www.exemplarglobalcollege.org.

Exemplar Global College Releases Updated ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course and Assessment

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Exemplar Global College has released an updated version of its online ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course and the accompanying assessment. The ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course is designed to help students gain an understanding of the changes in the 2015 revision to ISO 9001 and how the changes affect their organization’s quality…

Exemplar Global College has released an updated version of its online ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course and the accompanying assessment. The ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course is designed to help students gain an understanding of the changes in the 2015 revision to ISO 9001 and how the changes affect their organization’s quality management system.

The ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course was developed by the Independent Association of Accredited Registrars (IAAR). This is the first time that a global course and assessment has been developed by the collective knowledge of the certification industry. Exemplar Global, as a leader in personnel certification, was one of the key contributors in the development of this unique course.

The ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course is self-paced and modular. Each module builds upon the student’s knowledge of the standard and how to make the transition to the 2015 version. The course includes:

  • Fundamental principles of quality management
  • Quality management best practice
  • Planning a QMS based on ISO 9001
  • Implementing a QMS based on ISO 9001
  • Performance evaluation, monitoring, and measurement of a QMS
  • Continual improvement of a QMS based on ISO 9001
  • Preparing for a QMS certification audit

Upon the successful completion of the course, students take an examination and receive a certificate of completion.

This course is designed for people who work with and have an understanding of the ISO 9001:2008 standard and are required to transition to the 2015 version. This includes:

  • Senior management
  • Management representatives
  • Industry consultants
  • Internal and external auditors
  • Operations personnel
  • Trainers
  • Sales personnel

For more information on the ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course or to register for the course, visit www.exemplarglobalcollege.org.

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Exemplar Global College Releases Updated ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course and Assessment

Exemplar Global College has released an updated version of its online ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course and the accompanying assessment. The ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course is designed to help students gain an understanding of the changes in the 2015 revision to ISO 9001 and how the changes affect their organization’s quality…

Exemplar Global College has released an updated version of its online ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course and the accompanying assessment. The ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course is designed to help students gain an understanding of the changes in the 2015 revision to ISO 9001 and how the changes affect their organization’s quality management system.

The ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course was developed by the Independent Association of Accredited Registrars (IAAR). This is the first time that a global course and assessment has been developed by the collective knowledge of the certification industry. Exemplar Global, as a leader in personnel certification, was one of the key contributors in the development of this unique course.

The ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course is self-paced and modular. Each module builds upon the student’s knowledge of the standard and how to make the transition to the 2015 version. The course includes:

  • Fundamental principles of quality management
  • Quality management best practice
  • Planning a QMS based on ISO 9001
  • Implementing a QMS based on ISO 9001
  • Performance evaluation, monitoring, and measurement of a QMS
  • Continual improvement of a QMS based on ISO 9001
  • Preparing for a QMS certification audit

Upon the successful completion of the course, students take an examination and receive a certificate of completion.

This course is designed for people who work with and have an understanding of the ISO 9001:2008 standard and are required to transition to the 2015 version. This includes:

  • Senior management
  • Management representatives
  • Industry consultants
  • Internal and external auditors
  • Operations personnel
  • Trainers
  • Sales personnel

For more information on the ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course or to register for the course, visit www.exemplarglobalcollege.org.

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Certification Update: Exemplar Global ISO 14001:2015 Transition Assessment

Exemplar Global Certification (A division of Exemplar Global, Inc.) announces the release of the Exemplar Global ISO 14001:2015 Transition Assessment. The Exemplar Global ISO 14001:2015 Transition Assessment is now available on the Exemplar Global College website. As a reminder, all personnel certified in the following Exemplar Global programs are required…

Exemplar Global Certification (A division of Exemplar Global, Inc.) announces the release of the Exemplar Global ISO 14001:2015 Transition Assessment.

The Exemplar Global ISO 14001:2015 Transition Assessment is now available on the Exemplar Global College website.

As a reminder, all personnel certified in the following Exemplar Global programs are required to complete the assessment:

  • Qualification and competency-based environmental management systems auditors (all grades)
  • Environmental management system internal auditors
  • Certified environmental management systems practitioners

How much does the transition assessment cost?

The ISO 14001:2015 Transition Assessment is available through the Exemplar College website for U.S. $79. There is no additional certification cost for transition to the new standard once you have successfully completed the transition assessment online.

Deadline for completion of the transition assessment

To ensure Exemplar Global certified professionals maintain the highest global standards, the transition assessment must be completed by February 1, 2016.

Where can I find more details about the ISO 14001:2015 Transition Assessment?

Details regarding the transition assessment can be found on the Exemplar Global College website at: www.exemplarglobalcollege.org.

What about auditing to the new standard?

Exemplar Global certified auditors are not permitted to conduct any audits to the ISO 14001:2015 standard without successfully completing the ISO 14001:2015 Transition Assessment. Exemplar Global will not accept any audits to the ISO 14001:2015 standard without evidence of successful completion of the transition assessment.

After September 1, 2018, Exemplar Global will not accept any audits for certification, recertification, and/or expansion of certification to the ISO 14001:2004 standard. Additionally, after September 1, 2018, the ISO 14001:2004 scope will no longer be available.

If you have any questions regarding the general transition requirements or the ISO 14001:2015 Transition Assessment, please email info@theauditoronline.com.