SS 651:2019

Safety and health management system for the chemical industry — Requirements with guidance for use


Specifies requirements for a safety and health (S&H) management system for the chemical industry, and gives guidance for its use, to enable organisations to provide safe and healthy workplaces, by preventing work-related injury and ill health, process safety incidents as well as by proactively improving its S&H performance.

Is applicable to any organisation in the chemical industry that wishes to establish, implement and maintain an S&H management system to improve safety and health, eliminate hazards and minimise S&H risks (including system deficiencies), take advantage of S&H opportunities, and address S&H management system nonconformities associated with its activities.

Is applicable to the S&H risks under the organisation’s control, taking into account factors such as the context in which the organisation operates and the needs and expectations of its workers and other interested parties.

Does not state specific criteria for S&H performance, nor is it prescriptive about the design of an S&H management system.

Enables an organisation, through its S&H management system, to integrate other aspects of health and safety, such as worker wellness/wellbeing.

Does not address issues such as product safety beyond the risk to workers.

Can be used in whole or in part to systematically improve safety and health management. However, claims of conformity to this document are not acceptable unless all its requirements are incorporated into an organisation's S&H management system and fulfilled without exclusion.


Replaces SS 506-3 : 2013


Status Current
Edition 2019
No. of Pages 70
ICS Classification 13.100 Occupational safety. Industrial hygiene
71.020 Production in the chemical industry
Committee Chemical Standards Committee
Available for Purchase Global
Adoption ISO 45001 : 2018 MOD