Occupational health and safety - Hazard identification and elimination and risk assessment and control
|Publication Date:||1 January 2012|
|ICS Code (Occupational safety. Industrial hygiene):||13.100|
This Standard specifies requirements for the identification of OHS hazards, their elimination where practical, and assessment and control of risks associated with remaining hazards.
This Standard is applicable to organizations of any size or type and can be applied at all stages in the lifecycle of a product, process, or service.
This Standard is intended to be used by all stakeholders, e.g., those who are responsible for
(a) evaluating an organization's practices in assessing OHS risk;
(b) ensuring that an organization eliminates OHS hazards and controls risk associated with remaining hazards that cannot be eliminated;
(c) organizational efforts to eliminate OHS hazards and control risk associated with a specific area or activity; and
(d) development of standards, guides, procedures, and codes of practice that in whole or in part set out how hazards are to be eliminated and risks controlled within the specific context of their documents.
In this Standard, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.