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Designed for establishments that have a management system or wish to establish a complete management system

Best for certified

companies in

ISO 9001

ISO 14001

ISO 45001

SQF

Requirements

Based on the concept of “Plan – Do – Check – Act” (PDCA)

Complimentary requirements to ISO standards focusing on the identification, control, measurement and action of infectious hazards

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IPCMS Certification requirements

The system has been created to identify and control the risks from day to day operations and to react and control emergencies in case of a new outbreak.

  1. Developing and implementing an Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Policy.
  2. Identifying hazards and determining exposure risks associated with its activities and establishing a process of prioritizing these risks to focus on resources and controls on high-risk exposures.
  1. Establishing practical and cost-effective controls to eliminate, reduce, or mitigate its exposure risks.
  2. Ensuring personnel implementing these controls are trained and competent in performing the necessary tasks while ensuring their safety and the safety of others.
  3. Establishing communication procedures to proactively ensure:
      • Internal compliance with procedures and guidelines.
      • Communicate to interested parties (clients, suppliers, contractors) the expected actions on their part.
      • Information gathering of:
        • Potential Outbreaks.
        • Applicable legal requirements or guidelines and protocols issued by relevant authorities.
  4. Establishing and testing Emergency Procedures and Plans to cover:
      • Modified Responsibilities and Authorities.
      • Internal as well as an external communication mechanism.
      • Modified Operating Processes (when necessary) including social distancing, staggered shifts, Personal Protective Equipment, remote work, safety barriers, identification of high-risk personnel, etc.
      • Identification, segregation, and, when possible, contact tracing of interested parties that have potentially been infected.
      • Procedures on how to return infected personnel to the organization.
      • How to leave and return to facilities to normal operations (in case of evacuation requirements).
  1. Proactively evaluate the performance and effectiveness of the established controls and the IPCMS via:
    • Performance of Internal Audits.
    • Evaluation of structural and process indicators.
  2. Establishing corrective action mechanisms to promote the improvement of the management system.
  1. Periodically reviewing the effectiveness of the IPCMS performance.

Absolute requirements and specifications for Infection Prevention and Control efforts are not established by this standard beyond the commitments, as stated by the Infection Prevention and Control Policy, to fulfill the pertinent legal requirements and other guidance protocols and requirements applicable to the organization.

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