Emergency Preparedness Requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007

| September 4, 2007

Emergency Preparedness is an integral part of an occupational health and safety management system.  OHSAS 18001:2007 requires that procedures be put in place to both identify and respond to potential emergency situations.

What is an emergency?

According to the dictionary – it is an unexpected occurence requiring immediate action.

One of the critical parts of being prepared for emergencies is the anticipation of the unexpected.  One way of accomplishing this “anticipation” is to include it as an explicit part of your hazard identification and risk assessment processes.  As you are identifying hazards, ask – “What if ….”  The answer may surprise you.

Category: Emergency Preparedness

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