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Ventilation and the Use of CO2 Monitors – Guidance in the Updated Covid-19 Work Safely Protocol

In this blog I will review the new guidelines on ventilation and the use of Carbon Dioxide monitors in the government Covid-19 Work Safely Protocol. The latest version of the Covid-19 Work Safely Protocol gives advice about the use of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) monitors. This advice is outlined in Section D. Heating, Ventilation, and Air …

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ISO 30415:2021: New International Standard on Human Resource Management – Diversity and Inclusion

In this blog, I will introduce the new international standard ISO 30415:2021 which provides guidance on instilling diversity and inclusion in organisations. Fostering a diverse and inclusive organisational culture can enable individuals and teams to thrive and do their best in conditions that enable effective collaboration and participation. The ISO 30415:2021 standard can help organisations …

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The Potential for use of Smart Glasses as an Effective Training Tool?

What are Smart Glasses and how can they help with training? Smart Glasses are basically wearable computer glasses that add or overlay information alongside to what the wearer sees. Smart Glasses allow a worker to see training images and video in their vision while they are in the actual location where they will be doing …

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ISO 45003 – Risk Assessment for Psychological Hazards in the Workplace

What needs to be included in a risk assessment for psychological hazards in the workplace? The guidelines in the new ISO 45003 standard on managing psychological risks may help in identifying these types of hazards. ISO 45003 Occupational health and safety management – Psychological health and safety in the workplace – Guidelines – is currently being developed …

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ISO/PAS 45005: New Global Guidelines For Safe Working During the Covid-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has fundamentally impacted the way people live and work. Organisations need to quickly adapt to the “new normal” including new regulations and guidance on hygiene, social distancing and psychosocial health in order to work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic. ISO/PAS 45005 is designed to help organisations anywhere in the world to protect their workers …

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What Indoor Environmental Factors affect the spread of COVID-19?

What Indoor Environmental Factors affect the spread of COVID-19?   Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the virus that causes COVID-19. This blog highlights some of the key parameters which could affect the spread of COVID-19 in indoor environments. Does indoor air temperature and humidity affect the spread of COVID-19? We know that …

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ISO 45003 – New Guidelines on Psychological Health and Safety at Work and Managing Psychosocial Risks 

ISO 45003 – New Guidelines on Psychological Health and Safety at Work and Managing Psychosocial Risks   Research carried out by the European Union Organisation for Safety and Health at Work (ESENER EU-OSHA 2010, 2015, 2019),  found that only 20% of European Enterprises inform their employees on psychosocial risks or work related stress, let alone …

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