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ISO 26000 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

ISO 26000, Guidance on social responsibility, was developed by ISO to provide organisations with tools to improve Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and contribute to sustainability in alignment with the UN Sustainability Goals. In addition to ISO 26000, there are standards that support each of the UN SDGs. These include ISO 20400, Sustainable procurement – Guidance,  …

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Have You Reviewed Your Stress, Bullying and Harassment Risk Assessments in Light of a Global Pandemic?

Psycho-Social Hazards in a Global Pandemic Most organisations will by now have a Covid-19 pandemic risk assessment and a plan for working during the pandemic. Hazards which were relatively easy to identify and control when employees were under the same roof or at least meeting regularly are less visible and controllable now. It is worth …

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ISO 45001 Migration from OHSAS 18001

ISO 45001 Certification – migration from OHSAS 18001   NSAI Migration Policy The NSAI Migration Policy sets out specific timelines and options for certification to ISO 45001:2018 for existing OHSAS 18001 certified organisations. ISO 45001 replaces the OHSAS standard and puts Occupational Health and Safety at the same level of international recognition as the Quality …

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Biodiversity Planning

The role of biodiversity in an Environmental Management System: Managing the environment and improving sustainability isn’t only about controlling negative aspects, such as waste and emissions. The site can contribute positively to the environment by improving it’s sustainability as a habitat, reducing the use of harmful chemicals and promoting the growth of carbon sequestering trees, …

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Cleaning and Disinfection for SARS-COV-2 (Coronavirus)

1. General requirements Cleaning and disinfection options for all type of premises during the COVID-19 pandemic have been identified by the European Centre for Disease Control (Ref. ECDC TECHNICAL REPORT Disinfection of environments in healthcare and non-healthcare settings contaminated with SARS-CoV-2). Where SARS-CoV- 2 (the novel coronavirus) may be present in the environment both cleaning …

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Returning to the Workplace during Relaxation of COVID-19 Restrictions

Returning to the workplace during relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions will be a challenge for lots of organisations. For the most recent and up to date information and guidance on COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and returning to work go to: Irish Health Services Executive (HSE) and Government websites: www.HSE.ie https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/ https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/ UK National Health Service (NHS) and …

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Employment Health & Safety law and COVID-19

For up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) go to – Irish Health Services Executive (HSE) and Government websites: www.HSE.ie https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/ https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/ UK National Health Service (NHS) and Government websites: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/ https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public   EMPLOYMENT HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW AND COVID-19 The basis for ensuing occupational health and safety is the identification of hazards, the …

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