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Safety Management System (SMS)

System to administrate safety culture.

A important part of the requirements of the Seveso Directive.

The part of the an enterprise's general management system that includes the organisational structure, responsibilities, practices, procedures, processes, and resources for determining and implementing a chemical accident prevention policy. The safety management system normally addresses a number of issues including, but not limited to: organisation and personnel; identification and evaluation of hazards and risks; operational control; management of change; planning for emergencies; monitoring performance; audit and review.


  • OECD Environment, Health and Safety Publications Series on Chemical Accidents No. 10, Annex 1, 2nd Ed., 2003.

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