Health & Safety

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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DIS ISO 45001 available for public comment

ISO 45001, which is replacing OHSAS 18001, will be the first internationally agreed Health & Safety management system standard that will be relevant to organisations across the globe. ISO Standards have been developed to assist organisations in managing their processes and risks in a systematic and consistent way. The Draft International Standard (DIS) ISO 45001 has …

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