International Standards and Legal Requirements for Safety Management


International Standards and Legal Requirements for Safety Management

1 Day / .7 CEU

This seminar will enable the safety professional to identify the regulations, standards and legislation that pertains to SH&E in their country.

Learn to:

  • Recognize roles of statutes, regulations and industry standards across multiple jurisdictions and countries
  • Identify and follow international legal requirements
  • Identify international laws for SH&E management
  • Navigate legal requirements to mitigate risk
  • Implement successful case management strategies


Roles of Statutes, Regulations and Industry Standards

  • Origins of SH&E laws
  • Legal authority to establish SH&E laws
  • The goal of SH&E laws
  • Difference between Statutes, Regulations and Standards

Complying with International Legal Requirements

  • Sources and review of international SH&E laws.
  • Profile of countries, highlighting their government and legislative processes.
  • How international SH&E laws address the following:
    • Stakeholder Duties
    • Safety and Health Committees
    • Incident Reporting
    • The Inspectorate & Enforcement
    • Offences and Penalties

International SH&E Laws

Legal requirements that are common across multiple jurisdictions and countries:

  • Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Workplace Violence & Harassment
  • Alcohol & Drugs in the Workplace

Strategies to Mitigate SH&E Legal Risk

  • International work accident compensation systems
  • Managing injured worker claims
  • Communicating with government officials
  • Public and media relations
  • Auditing performance
  • Working with Legal Advisors & Consultants


After completing all the requirements for the Certificate in Safety Management, complete this form and return it to ASSE to receive your certificate.


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