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Management Principles and Sustainability

Management System Standards and strategies may be successfully applied to sustainability. The concepts and processes involved provide a logical, strategic, and improvement-focused approach to sustainability. There are standards that support the UN Sustainable Development Goals. These include ISO 20400, Sustainable procurement – Guidance,  ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety, ISO 14001 Environmental Management, ISO 22000 …

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The Right to Disconnect!

What is the Right to Disconnect? The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) describes the right to disconnect as “an employee’s right to be able to disengage from work and refrain from engaging in work-related electronic communications, such as emails, telephone calls or other messages, outside normal working hours.” The WRC’s Code of Practice Right to Disconnect …

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Dynamic Risk Assessment

Dynamic risk assessment may be defined as the continuous process of identifying hazards, assessing risk, taking action to eliminate or reduce risk, and reviewing as circumstances change. Dynamic risk assessment should be used when: An unusual situation exists not foreseen in the existing risk assessments A rapidly changing or emergency situation exists where risk may …

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Cold Water Swimming

Just a quick reminder for those who plan to continue swimming in the great outdoors over the winter months. Coldwater swimming is generally defined as swimming in waters below 15 degrees C. Some tips to stay safe when swimming in cold water: Plan ahead. Know the likely water temperature and your own capabilities. If you …

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IS 10101 – Timeline for New Electrical Wiring Rules

I.S. 10101:2020 The NSAI published the 5th Edition National Rules for Electrical Installations, IS 10101:2020 on 6 March 2020. This replaced the 4th Edition, ET 101:2008. Enforcement of compliance will be introduced after a transition period of 28 months, which commenced in April of 2020.  This was extended from the initial period of 24 months due to …

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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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