Category: Health & Safety

New standard to improve safety in the nuclear sector

A freshly published standard applies the principles of one of the world’s most renowned quality standards, ISO 9001, to the nuclear sector, combining best practice in quality with the specific requirements of the nuclear industry.

Helping Rotterdam Stay Cool

During extended periods of heat, urban residents are more prone to health problems; elderly people, children, and the ill are particularly vulnerable to overheating and dehydration.

Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth

Biggest analysis to date reveals huge footprint of livestock - it provides just 18% of calories but takes up 83% of farmland.

Winning the battle against plastic pollution with International Standards on World Environment Day

“Beat Plastic Pollution”, the theme of this year’s World Environment Day (5 June), is a call to action for all of us to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time.

One dead, 13 others sick in raw cheese E. coli outbreak

French authorities have recalled all reblochon cheeses made by a site in eastern France after seven children were hospitalised with E.coli infections traced to a producer.

Food safety may be put at risk by Brexit

Food safety standards could be put at risk by Brexit if the UK quits the EU without a deal to keep exchanging information on public health issues, the Local Government Association has warned.

The Next Great Smart City Challenge: Public Health

As we start to find more success with smart city technology, researchers are now studying how those same technologies can address systemic challenges in health systems and environments around the world.

New technical specification for auditors of ISO 45001

Hot on the heels of the world’s first International Standard for occupational health and safety comes a technical specification to ensure those auditing it are up to scratch.

How ISO standards support World Day for Safety and Health at Work

28 April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. This year’s theme, “Generation Safe & Healthy”, focuses on the need to end child labour and to improve the safety and health of young workers.

EU to ban lower-quality branded food!

Studies suggest hundreds of well-known products are inferior to versions sold in the west.

Saving lives with new standards for sanitation

Human waste safely transformed into clean drinking water? Work is underway to develop international guidance to help new technologies flourish!

Plague 101 | National Geographic

Learn about the bacterium behind the plague disease and how factors like trade and urbanization caused it to spread to almost every continents.