Some time ago I wrote to this forum and suggested the desirability of
organisations having a documented management system in place, which would
effectively enable workers to 'self-manage', by providing guidance
In Australia we have developed an Australian Standard AS4360 - Risk
Management, which has resulted in a lot of our industrial law becoming
performance based. In short occupational health and safety law now
requires hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control.
Part of the hierarchy of control involves 'administrative control', and
this is where such things as policy statements and operating procedures
come in - also industrial codes of practice.
The following article has appeared in Standards Australia International's
monthly magazine. You might find it of interest:
"Alan Cotterell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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