Category Management Systems

IUMSS Handbook: Guidance on integrated management system standards just updated

The IUMSS handbook has been updated to reflect the many changes in management system standards. This handbook provides a practical guide for organisations to effectively align their management systems with their strategies, plans and operations.

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ISO FDIS 22000 Update May 2018

Food safety is related to the presence of food-borne hazards in food at the point of consumption. As the introduction of food safety hazards can occur at any stage of the food chain, adequate control throughout the food chain is essential. Thus, food safety is ensured through the combined efforts of all the parties participating in the food chain.

ISO 45001 Will Proceed to Second Draft International Standard

The highly awaited international standard ISO 45001 for occupational health & safety has suffered a slight set back but this delay should be seen as an opportunity to refine and improve upon the draft standard. The first Draft International Standard (DIS) has failed to attain the necessary votes for approval at a recent ballot of […]

Integrated Management Systems: Benefits and Constraints

An integrated management system (IMS) refers to the seamless integration of several different standards into a common system that meets the requirements of each of the standards. This allows the organisation to work as a single unit with unified objectives. When integrating several standards into one system the organisation needs to take certain things into […]

A Deeper Look at ISO 45001

ISO PC 283 was inaugurated in London in October 2013 with the aim of developing ISO 45001, the international standard in occupational health and safety management. Its ultimate aim is to supplant OHSAS 18001:2007. In excess of 90,000 OHSAS 18001 certificates have been issued in 127 countries to date. ISO/DIS 45001 was recently issued, with […]

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 […]

ISO Survey Results 2014

The International Standards Organisation has released the latest annual ISO Survey of Certificates. This post examines the global growth five of the eight ISO management system standards surveyed between 2013 and 2014. A total of 1,609,294 certificates were issued worldwide in 2014, this number was an increase from 2013 when a total of 1,564,448 were […]