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Supplier Occupational Health and Safety Requirements - English

General OHS Requirements

These OHS requirements are applicable for all suppliers

General Supplier OHS requirements 

Specific OHS Requirements

In addition to the Ericsson General Supplier OHS Standards, these Specific OHS Standards are mandatory for Suppliers of Construction, Field Maintenance and Network Roll-Out Services, and for all other Suppliers for which this document is contractually binding. The Standards are recommended for all other suppliers.

Specific Supplier OHS requirements

Stop Work Authority Process for Suppliers

Ericsson strongly encourages suppliers’ employees and other personnel engaged by suppliers to exercise the Stop Work Authority, or otherwise intervene in a work situation when they, in good faith, believe that they or others are in an immediate danger of suffering a fatality, injury, or illness.

Stop Work Authority

No disciplinary actions or other retaliation (including liability or damage claims) are allowed to be taken against personnel who, in good faith, have exercised the Stop Work Authority.

Please find details in the Stop Work Authority Process for Suppliers.

Health, Safety and Well-being Supplier Recognition

Ericsson recognizes suppliers’ Good Behavior, Best Practice, or Top Improvement suggestion within the realm of Health, Safety and Well-being. Recognition will be given to the supplier or supplier personnel after Ericsson personnel become aware of the deserving behavior or initiative.

Please find details in the Health, Safety and Well-being Supplier Recognition.

OHS Operational Standards

Where applicable, the Suppliers’ OHS Management System shall as a minimum requirement meet or exceed the standards of Ericsson Group OHS Operational standards listed below.

Chemical handling 

Climbing and working at heights

Confined space entry

Construction and civil work management

Driver and vehicle safety

Environmental and occupational noise

Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields

Fire prevention 

Lone working

Manual handling

Personal Protective Equipment

Working with electricity