The organization must maintain documented information about its legal and other requirements and ensure that it is updated to reflect changes. The Federal Register is a legal journal published every weekday by the National Archives and Records Administration on federal news. It includes federal agency regulations, proposed rules, public announcements, executive orders, proclamations, and other presidential documents. An organization must maintain documented information about its compliance obligations. A legal registry is a form of document or system that describes in detail the legislation that an organization must comply with as a result of the activities it carries out. The legal register can only contain laws of a certain type, such as environmental or health and safety regulations. The range of applicable laws can vary considerably depending on the type and size of an organization and the industry in which it operates, as well as its location. As you can see, the term “legal register” is not used in the standards themselves. In fact, the two standards differ in the language they use, with ISO 14001 using “compliance obligations” and ISO 45001 using “legal and other requirements”. However, the term “legal registry” has become the standard terminology for standard requirements. This is certainly one of the best ways for an organization to maintain documented information on its compliance obligations and to help it meet the requirements of section 6.1.3. “An organization shall establish and have access to compliance obligations relating to its environmental aspects; determine how these compliance obligations apply to the organization; take these compliance obligations into account when establishing, implementing, maintaining and continuously improving the environmental management system.
It`s more than a blank model, in fact, it`s a comprehensive HSE legal registry for Afghanistan. So, for those of you lucky enough to work in Afghanistan, feel free to use our HSE Legal Registry. All you have to do is adapt it to your specific needs (step 5). For those of you in other countries, feel free to use it as a template. You can look at the Afghanistan registry to get an idea of how much detail is required. Thank you for your comments. I fully agree with your approach. Developing your own registry is tedious and time-consuming, but I think it`s worth it as a meaningful learning experience. A third-party review is then a very good idea as an exam. In next week`s blog post, I address the issue of compliance with legal requirements, which is the natural consequence of the registry development process. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can continue to chat offline.
Greetings. The first step is to develop a generic template and format for the HSE Legal Registry. There are really no restrictions on how this can be done. But my experience is that the simpler, the better. I prefer to use an Excel spreadsheet for the registry, but they can also be written in MS Word, in a database like MS Access, or even on flashcards if you`re old school! You will find that some articles are very specific to a single HSE topic and/or requirement, while others are general in nature or have many different subsections related to different topics and/or requirements. In each case, name each article and the specific clause(s) related to HSE requirements and note them in the Summary worksheet. See below for some examples from the Afghanistan Register: Organizations often struggle to comply with their OHS legal requirements and ensure that the health and safety legislation they refer to is up to date. Reviewing legal requirements is considered a critical step in planning for managing exposure to corporate risk. What do the standards actually require organizations to do for this clause? Simply put, a company must have a process in place that identifies them and gives them access to applicable regulations based on the activities they perform. This must be kept up to date and taken into account throughout the management system. This corresponds to a legal register! A standard (or regulation) is a regulatory requirement established and published by the organization to serve as a criterion for measuring whether employers are complying with the laws of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
OSHA standards are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and are divided into separate standards for general industry, construction, and marine. Hi I hope you are well, I am a student would like to become a health and safety officer I have a task that I need to do a legal register, compliance checklist and deviations Legislation is published daily by the government through new laws and regulations, in addition to existing laws that are amended, revoked or repealed. Maintaining a legal registry, either automatically through a subscription service or manually, provides the organization with important updates to legislation, which may mean making changes to practices to ensure they remain compliant. ISO 45001: Section 6.1.3 Establishment of legal and other requirements Admittedly, I have exaggerated the simplicity of developing such a register. A legal registry for Afghanistan was as simple as it is – due to the lack of laws and regulations – and yet even it takes a lot of time and effort to create. The time and complexity would increase many times for those creating a registry from scratch for a more developed country with more comprehensive HSE laws and regulations. But if you have the time, desire, and expertise, I encourage you to do it yourself, as you will learn a lot and gain considerable knowledge that will be useful for your career. I am currently working on our company`s legal register and I found this information very convenient. I outsourced this exercise due to time constraints, but thank you for this informative article. Namibia, Africa The legal registry becomes an important resource for an organization to determine what it needs to do to ensure compliance. The alternative would be to look for relevant legislation whenever a problem arises, which would be time-consuming and ineffective. It would also be unclear whether the legislation obtained by searching the Internet was the latest version or whether it had been superseded by other rules.
There are several ways to get an HSE legal registry for your business, including DIY, hiring a consultant, or using the services of one of the many web-based HSE legal registry providers. Each has its pros and cons: In this blog post, I`ll walk you through a five-step process so you can develop your own HSE legal registry. We will take the example of Afghanistan and the result will be fully functional (and free!) HSE Legal Register in Excel format that you can download and modify for your use.