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  • AS/NZS 4801:2001

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    Occupational health and safety management systems - Specification with guidance for use

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  15-11-2001

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS/NZS 4801:2001 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS-SPECIFICATION WITH GUIDANCE FOR USE
    4 - Preface
    5 - Contents
    6 - Foreword
    11 - 1 Scope
    12 - 2 Referenced documents
    13 - 3 Definitions
    13 - 3.1 Audit
    13 - 3.2 Competent person
    13 - 3.3 Continual improvement
    13 - 3.4 Control of hazards/risks
    13 - 3.5 Hazard
    13 - 3.6 Hazard identification
    13 - 3.7 Hazard/risk assessment
    14 - 3.8 Health surveillance
    14 - 3.9 Incident
    14 - 3.10 Interested parties
    14 - 3.11 Occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS)
    14 - 3.12 Occupational health and safety objectives
    14 - 3.13 Occupational health and safety performance
    14 - 3.14 Occupational health and safety policy
    14 - 3.15 Occupational health and safety professional
    14 - 3.16 Occupational health and safety target
    15 - 3.17 Organization
    15 - 3.18 Risk
    15 - 3.19 Safety
    16 - 4 OHSMS Requirements
    16 - 4.1 General requirements
    16 - 4.2 OHS Policy
    16 - 4.3 Planning
    16 - 4.3.1 Planning identification of hazards, hazard/risk assessment and control of hazards/risks
    16 - 4.3.2 Legal and other requirements
    17 - 4.3.3 Objectives and targets
    17 - 4.3.4 OHS management plans
    17 - 4.4 Implementation
    17 - 4.4.1 Structure and responsibility
    18 - 4.4.2 Training and competency
    18 - 4.4.3 Consultation, communication and reporting
    19 - 4.4.4 Documentation
    19 - 4.4.5 Document and data control
    20 - 4.4.6 Hazard identification, hazard/risk assessment and control of hazards/risks
    21 - 4.4.7 Emergency preparedness and response
    21 - 4.5 Measurement and evaluation
    21 - 4.5.1 Monitoring and measurement
    21 - 4.5.2 Incident investigation, corrective and preventive action
    22 - 4.5.3 Records and records management
    22 - 4.5.4 OHSMS audit
    22 - 4.6 Management review
    23 - APPENDIX A - Guidance on the use of the specification
    23 - A1 Scope
    23 - A2 General requirements
    23 - A3 Aims of the Standard
    24 - A4 OHSMS requirements
    24 - A4.1 General requirements
    24 - A4.2 OHS policy
    25 - A4.3 Planning
    27 - A4.4 Implementation
    31 - A4.5 Measurement and evaluation
    33 - A4.6 Management review
    35 - APPENDIX B - Bibliography
    36 - APPENDIX C - Correspondence between this Standard, AS/NZS ISO 14001:1996 and AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000

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    Sets out requirements for an occupational health and safety management system. The requirements may be used for auditing and certification purposes. The requirements follow the guidelines set out in AS/NZS4804:2001. In this joint revision the terms 'hazard/risk assessment' and 'control of hazards/risks' are used to accommodate the different terminology used in each country to describe similar elements of the systematic management of occupational health and safety.

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    This Standard specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS), to enable an organization to formulate a policy and objectives taking into account legislative requirements and information about hazards or risks. It applies to those hazards or risks over which the organization may exert control and over which it can be expected to have an influence. It does not state specific OHS performance outcomes.This Standard is applicable to any organization that wishes to—(a) implement, maintain and improve an OHSMS;(b) assure itself of its conformance with its stated OHS policy;(c) demonstrate such conformance to others;(d) seek certification/registration of its OHSMS by an external organization; or(e) make a self-determination and declaration of conformance with the Standard.All the requirements in the Standard are intended to be incorporated into any OHSMS. The extent of the application will depend on such factors as the OHS policy of the organization, the nature of its activities and the conditions in which it operates.Effective implementation of an OHS management system should seek to ensure the organization complies with relevant OHS legislation, standards and codes of practice. However, the implementation of any of the requirements of this Standard, whether or not the organization has gained certification from a third-party certification body or is otherwise recognized, does not in any way assure compliance with legal requirements, or other obligations placed upon the organization by a statutory body. Hence, the implementation, either actual or intended, of this Standard, or parts thereof, would not preclude any action by a statutory body.NOTES1) The Standard also provides informative guidance on the use of the specification in Appendix A, a bibliography for further reading in Appendix B, and a correspondence of the requirements of this Standard with AS/NZS ISO 14001 and AS/NZS ISO 9001 in Appendix C.2) For ease of use, the clauses of the specification and Appendix A have related numbers.

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    Committee SF-001
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status AvailableSuperseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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    First published in Australia as AS 4801-2000.First published in New Zealand as NZS 4801(Int):1999.AS 4801-2000 and NZS 4801(Int):1999 jointly revised and designated as AS/NZS 4801:2001. Originated in Australia as AS4801-2000. Originated in New Zealand as NZS4801(Int):1999. AS4801-2000 and NZS4801(Int):1999 jointly revised and designated AS/NZS4801:2001.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000 Quality management systems - Requirements
    AS 1885.1-1990 Measurement of occupational health and safety performance Describing and reporting occupational injuries and disease, known as the Workplace injury and disease recording standard
    AS/NZS ISO 14001:1996 Environmental management systems - Specification with guidance for use
    BS OHSAS 18001(1999) : 1999 AMD 14223 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - SPECIFICATION

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    AS 3806-2006 Compliance programs
    AS/NZS 3800:2012 Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres - Repair and overhaul
    AS/NZS 2982:2010 Laboratory design and construction
    AS 5062:2016 Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment
    AS/NZS 2243.6:2010 Safety in laboratories Plant and equipment aspects
    HB 393-2011 Bunk beds for the short-term rental accommodation industry
    AS/NZS 4804:2001 Occupational health and safety management systems - General guidelines on principles, systems and supporting techniques (Reconfirmed 2020)
    AS/NZS 2243.10:2004 Safety in laboratories Storage of chemicals
    AS/NZS 2243.8:2014 Safety in laboratories Fume cupboards
    HB 139-2003 Guidance on Integrating the Requirements of Quality, Environment, and Health and Safety Management System Standards
    HB 139-2003 Guidance on Integrating the Requirements of Quality, Environment, and Health and Safety Management System Standards
    AS/NZS 2290.1:2014 Electrical equipment for coal mines - Introduction, inspection and maintenance For hazardous areas
    AS/NZS 2243.4:2018 Safety in laboratories Ionizing radiations
    AS/NZS 2243.1:2005 Safety in laboratories Planning and operational aspects
    AS 4233.1:2013 High pressure water jetting systems Safe operation and maintenance
    HB 242-2007 High voltage mining equipment for use underground (Reconfirmed 2019)
    AS 5062-2006 Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment
    AS 2601-2001 The demolition of structures
    AS/NZS 2243.2:2006 Safety in laboratories Chemical aspects
    AS/NZS 2843.2:2006 Timber preservation plants Treatment area operation (Reconfirmed 2016)
    HB 139-2003 Guidance on Integrating the Requirements of Quality, Environment, and Health and Safety Management System Standards
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