Tag Archives: Health & Safety

Tackling Work Related Stress

The recently published ESRI survey in Ireland suggests that 17% of the workforce experienced stress in 2015, up from 8% in 2010 which was one of the steepest increases among the ten western European countries surveyed. 

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ISO 45001 Update August 2017

As the development of ISO 45001 progresses ISO/DIS 45001.2 was published in May 2017. It was subject to a ballot of 69 national standards bodies (NSBs) of whom 88% approved and only 11% disapproved. Because this was short of the 25% threshold required for rejection of the text the standard can now move towards the […]

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 […]

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, […]

Health & Safety Risks at Work in the UK

There are many health and safety risks in the workplace. The most common cause of injuries at work by far are slips and trips. Fatal injuries can happen in every type of workplace. According to the UK Health and Safety Executive, most fatal injuries occur due to one of the following three causes: falls from […]

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 […]

10 Safety Signs Every Office Should Invest In

Sources Health and Safety Authority: Safety Signs – FAQs Health and Safety Authority: Slips, Trips & Falls The Pegasus Legal Register