Nobody at your facility has been hurt in more than a year. Weekly inspection forms are returned with no non-compliances. Are the facility’s safety plans really working that well or is it just luck? Conducting a safety audit is one of the proven ways to answer that question.
Well, unless you’ve been existing in a vacuum for the last few years, you’ll know the key update is ISO 45001, and it is intended to replace OHSAS 18001. Let’s take a look at the two standards, assess how they differ, and see what this will mean for all of us.
If you’re in the construction industry, you already know about the Council for Project and Construction Management Professionals (SACPCMP). But, are you aware of everything you’re required to do if you want to register as a member? Today’s blog breaks down the essential points of which you’ll need to be aware.
Sometimes you may find it tough to talk to your boss about workplace safety, but it’s important and it has to be done. Employers need to know about workplace hazards so they can take the necessary steps to implement policies and procedures to protect you and your fellow employees.
As you are aware, this enquiry has suffered multiple postponements for various reasons. Here’s where it stands as of today.
The Department of Labour’s (DoL) inquiry into the collapse of the Grayston drive pedestrian bridge, on Gauteng’s M1 highway – which resulted in the death of two people and the injury of a further 19 – has been postponed, possibly until July, 2018. The presiding inspector Lennie Samuel said that he would make a decision on this within the next two weeks.
Two weeks ago, the Durban skyline was blackened by a fire that blazed within – and without – a local factory. The fire broke out on the morning of Friday the 24th of March, at a 200 000 m2 Transnet-owned wax-production facility, and eventually razed the building to the ground. Alex Gloster, a Durban Fire Department commander on the scene of the factory fire, said that firefighters had done a ‘world class job’ on what was ‘…certainly the biggest fire of my career.’
Training is a major responsibility. Whether you’re a training professional, a veteran of company training, or have just been asked to take over or start up a training programme, you have a great deal of responsibility. Just think about all the different kinds of training employees need throughout their careers.
Although it’s already been almost two years since ISO 9001 was revised, you may still be a little hazy on the details. So we thought we’d take the opportunity to break the main points down for you.
Like we did for ISO 9001: 2015, today’s blog takes a look at the 2015 revisions to ISO 14001, and how these have improved the standard, as well as changed it.
Recap: What is ISO 14001?
ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It helps organisations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.