Tag: Safety

Yes, Antarctica has a fire department

Fire prevention in one of the coldest places on Earth might not sound like the most likely job, but every year the US Antarctic Program recruits a team of fire-fighters to head poleward.

Playing safe with kids’ toys

ISO 8124 already plays an important role in influencing the requirements for toy safety in many countries.

Set the Standard – ISO 45001 is now published

The world’s much anticipated International Standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) has just been published, and is set to transform workplace practices globally.

ISO 45001 – All you need to know

Whether you are an employee, a manager or a business owner, you share a common goal – you don’t want anyone to get hurt on the job!

Toward a healthier manufacturing industry

Why the migration to ISO 45001 by businesses already certified to OHSAS 18001 will be relatively painless.

Quality and safety management in today’s shipping industry

The shipping industry has dealt with its fair share of challenges. Skill shortages and security risks pose real threats to shipping organisations everywhere.

Cruising to safety: Improving man overboard detection with new international guidelines

Cruising never ceases to grow in popularity. Few consider the number of holiday makers who fall overboard. New international guidelines from ISO aim to help!

Negligence and corruption at the heart of Mumbai’s deadly fire

A deadly fire in a rooftop restaurant in Mumbai has drawn fresh attention to the failures of planning in one of the city’s busiest upmarket commercial districts.

New International Standard to reduce mining accidents

There’s no question that mining has been made safer over the years, but mines are still one of the most hazardous places to work.

Why you absolutely cannot stare at the sun without eclipse glasses

Stocks of eclipse glasses are running low. That’s not an excuse to forget eye protection. If you’re going to stare at the sun during the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21, you need eye protection. Retailers across the country are reportedly selling out of the specs due to high demand. People have been camping out for ...

Become a certified ISO 31000 Lead Risk Manager

Risks affecting organisations can have consequences in terms of economic performance and professional reputation, as well as environmental, safety and societal outcomes. Managing risk effectively helps organisations to perform well in an environment full of uncertainty. That’s why they turn to ISO 31000 to support themselves in this task! Become a certified ISO 31000 Lead ...

Longer, fiercer fire seasons the new normal with climate changes

Firefighters in the West are starting to see it every year: an earlier start to the fire season and millions of acres of forest and range burned or ablaze as the summer just begins to heat up. At least 60 large blazes are currently devouring parts of the West, threatening to make 2017 a record-breaking ...