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ISO 45001 - Draft Out for Comment

20th August 2014
The draft international standard for occupational safety and health management system requirements (ISO 45001) has now reached the ‘Committee Draft’ stage. The new ISO standard, ISO 45001, on occupational health and safety management system requirements is being produced by a Project Committee, ISO PC 283, with the intention of publication in October 2016. The standard will be aligned...
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EU Energy Efficiency Directive

16th July 2014
The EU Energy Efficiency Directive entered into force in November 2012. The Directive aims to drive improvements in energy efficiency across the EU. Article 8(4) includes a requirement that all large (non-SME) enterprises i.e. businesses with more than 250 employees; and annual turnover over £42.5 million and a balance sheet exceeding £32.5 million; or part of a corporate group containing...
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All time low in fatal injuries but mesothelioma deaths on the rise

14th July 2014
 New figures released earlier this month indicate the number of workers killed in Britain last year has fallen to the lowest annual rate on record. Provisional data released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveals that 133 workers were fatally injured between April 2013 and March 2014, compared with 150 in the previous year. Also released were the latest number of deaths from mesothelioma,...
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Proposed Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) alignment

25th June 2014
HSE have proposed to align domestic legislation with the EU direct acting Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP). Consultative Document CD269 seeks views on these proposals. CLP, which implements in the EU the United Nations Globally Harmonised System (GHS) on the classification and labelling of chemicals, comes fully into force in June 2015. An amending directive with a transposition...
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NEBOSH Environmental Awareness at Work (EAW) qualification

27th May 2014
A brand new qualification from NEBOSH is already proving to be an excellent way for companies to improve employee awareness of environmental impacts and risk controls. The NEBOSH Environmental Awareness at Work qualification is suitable for all industry sectors and has been specifically designed to improve environmental awareness among the general workforce. We have found that employers are finding...
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ISO 14001 Revision

19th May 2014
The draft new 14001 standard should be available around September 2014. There will be an opportunity to comment on and help shape the standard. The final revised standard should be available mid 2015. Over 250,000 organisations are certified to ISO 14001 and while it continues to be as relevant as ever, the revision will take into consideration a number of issues to ensure organisations are able...
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