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OHSAS 18001:2007 Requirements

In the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard (Requirements for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems)is 10 pages.

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The requirements are:

4.1 General requirements
Defines the OHSMS and the scope of the OHSMS within the organization

4.2 OH&S Policy
Creation of an OH&S policy

4.3.1 Hazard identification, Risk Assessment and Determining Controls
Procedure for the on-going identification of hazards, assessments of risks and determination of the necessary controls.

4.3.2 Legal and Other Requirements
Procedure for describing how legal information is identified and accessed.

4.3.3 Objectives and Programs
Outlines the importance of a process to manage OH&S programs with objectives & targets which are consistent with the policy determined in Sec 4.2.

4.4.1 Resources, Roles, Responsibility, Accountability and Authority
Top management needs to take ultimate responsibility for health and safety. This requirement defines relevant management, accountability, structure, roles, responsibilities, authorities and includes the appointment of an OH&S management representative

4.4.2 Competence, Training, and Awareness
Ensures that persons performing tasks are competent and trained to do them

4.4.3 Communication, Participation and Consultation
Outlines required procedures for internal & external communications.

4.4.4 Documentation
OHSMS documentation requirements in electronic or paper form

4.4.5 Control of Documents
Explains the requirement to control documents so that current versions are distributed and available at points of use and obsolete versions are removed from the system.

4.4.6 Operational Control
Identifies critical functions associated with the identified hazards where controls are necessary.

4.4.7 Emergency Preparedness and Response
Process required for identifying & responding to emergencies.

4.5.1 Performance Measurement and Monitoring
Measures data for action and describes the plan to monitor and measure OH&S performance on a regular basis.

4.5.2 Evaluation of Compliance
Procedure(s) required for scheduled evaluations of compliance. The organization will need to keep records of these periodic evaluations.

4.5.3 Incident Investigation, Non-conformances, Corrective & Preventive Action
Procedures for investigating incidents and acting on health and safety non-conformances. Corrective and Preventive actions must be taken.

4.5.4 Control of Records
Records necessary to demonstrate conformity to the requirements of the OHSMS must be controlled

4.5.5 Internal Audit
Procedure to conduct the audits of the OHSMS at planned intervals to ensure that the system complies with planned arrangements.

4.6 Management Review
Top Management must review of the OHSMS at planned intervals to ensure that the system continues to be suitable, adequate and effective.

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