Health & Safety

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“Everyone who can work from home should work from home”

COVID-19: What employers need to consider for home working “Everyone who can work from home should work from home,” William Hanage, an epidemiologist at the Center for Disease Dynamics at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston told the Guardian Newspaper. “The most important thing is that even if it won’t protect you …

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What are the leading safety indicators and what part do they plan in organisational behaviour and safety culture?

Organisational behaviour gives insight on how employees behave and perform in the workplace. It helps organisations develop an understanding of the aspects that can motivate employees, increase their performance, and help organisations establish a strong and trusting relationship with their employees.  Developing a strong safety culture in an organisation is an important organisational behaviour factor. …

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Health & Safety in the Construction Sector

Construction is one of the most highly regulated industries and health and safety is of paramount importance due to the nature and severity of the risks involved of the field. The construction sector has about four times the average rate of fatal accidents. Each year, the sector sees approximately 3% of its workers sustain a …

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Advancing HSE Standards in the GCC

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is one of the fastest developing regions in the world. Member states include The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait. While the benefits of economic development are tangible, there are potential social and environmental costs of such rapid change.  Regulatory measures, with particular respect to Health, …

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Increased Emphasis on Clauses 8.3, 8.4 & 8.5 in ISO/DIS 45001

One in a series of occasional blogs on ISO/DIS 45001 Occupational health and safety management system. Clause 8.3: Outsourcing; Clause 8.4: Procurement; Clause 8.5: Contractors The FDIS version of ISO 45001 is only months away from publication. ISO/FDIS 45001 is the penultimate version before final publication of the standard. Already, a lot of interest has …

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