NR-1 – General Provisions and Occupational Risk Management

NR-1 sets out general provisions and guidelines for managing occupational risks. This regulation has undergone several revisions over the years, and the latest one was published in March 2020, with a deferred effective date of Marh 2021. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the implementation of the new NR-1 was postponed to January 2022.

NR-1 was first issued in 1978, based on articles 154 to 159 of the CLT. It underwent four revisions until 2019, the last one decided by the CTPP. The revision aimed to harmonize the NR-1 with the ISO 45001 and other international standards. The revised text was approved by consensus in December 2019 and published in March 2020, with a deferred entry into force in March 2021.

NR-1 applies to all employers and workers in Brazil, regardless of the size, nature or location of the establishment. It provides different treatment for micro and small enterprises, as well as for low-risk activities, such as simplified risk assessment and declaration of inexistence of risks.

NR-1 consists of an introduction and an annex. The introduction defines the concepts, principles, rights and obligations related to occupational health and safety. The annex establishes the requirements for risk management, such as identification, assessment, control, monitoring and communication of risks, as well as the implementation of preventive and corrective actions.

NR-1 – General Provisions and Occupational Risk Management
(Last modification: SEPRT Ordinance No. 6,730, of March 9, 2020.)
(Effective date: January 3, 2022 – SEPRT Ordinance 8,873, of July 23, 2021)

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