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Annual 2015/6 workplace fatality statistics published

20th July 2016
The provisional figure for the number of workers fatally injured in 2015/16 is 144, and corresponds to a rate of fatal injury of 0.46 deaths per 100,000 workers. The figure of 144 worker deaths in 2015/16 is 7% lower than the average for the past five years (155). The latest rate of fatal injury of 0.46 compares to the five-year average rate of 0.52. The finalised figure for 2014/15 is 142 worker...
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Update on ISO 45001

20th July 2016
ISO 45001, a new standard consolidating the best practice knowledge on Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S), is expected to replace BS OHSAS 18001. Orininally scheduled for publication in October 2016, the final standard is now expected in the second half of 2017. This is due to various on going discussions regarding certain definitions and other minor changes. In the meantime, we continue...
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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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