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Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in the workplace requirements come into force in July 2016

14th April 2016
A new EU directive on electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in the workplace comes into force in July 2016. The EU has been trying for many years to bring in legislation to protect workers from the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs), and after several delays and false starts this is now finally happening. Directive 2013/35/EU, which comes into force in July 2016, will for the first time lay down mandatory...
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New Energy Management Standard – ISO 50001

27th January 2016
Make 2016 the year for implementing an Energy Management System. If you have recently carried out energy assessments for ESOS compliance then you have a four year window until the next compliance date.  50001 gives you a different route to compliance and  will help your business to manage energy use better and maximise the benefits of sound energy management as well as providing you with...
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ISO 45001 draft issued for comment

27th January 2016
The long-awaited draft international standard (DIS) of ISO 45001 is now available. It will be the first internationally agreed health and safety management systems standard to apply to organisations across the world. ISO 45001 will replace BS OHSAS 18001 and have a greater emphasis on leadership, worker involvement, context and documented information, following the common high-level structure for...
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Britain’s future health and safety strategy

6th January 2016
Companies are being urged to have a say in shaping the future strategy for Great Britain’s health and safety system. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) today published six themes that the five-year strategy will cover. The six themes for the strategy are: Promoting broader ownership of workplace health and safety Highlighting and tackling the burden of work-related ill-health Supporting...
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Sentencing Guidelines 2015 – Now published

25th November 2015
Following a consultation last year, the Sentencing Council has now published definitive guidelines covering health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences. The publication of the guidelines means that for the first time, courts in England and Wales will have comprehensive sentencing guidelines covering the most commonly sentenced health and safety offences and food...
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ISO 14001 changes

29th October 2015
Companies holding ISO 14001 should begin the process of planning for the changes required under the new ISO14001:2015 standard.  The major changes under the new standard are summarised below: • Strategic Leadership - The Environmental Management System (EMS) should be integrated with business processes and compatible with business strategy. Top management should demonstrate their involvement...
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