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Keeping kids free from harm is the effect of ISO’s widely used International Standard for toy safety. And it has just been updated to ensure it covers all bases.
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Health for all is the theme of the World Health Organization’s World Health Day, and a new ISO committee recently formed aims to help.
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The average lifespan of businesses is shrinking, yet some have been around for hundreds of years. How to stay afloat in a rapidly changing world? A newly published standard aims to help.
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In the digital age, consumers have never been more informed about the products they buy, nor more hungry for information. Getting product information right is a key business strategy. A newly revised international guide will help ensure the product is really what it says on the tin.
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Water is our life force… and it is under threat. Today, World Water Day reminds of us the importance of the world’s most precious resource. 
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Every day, thousands of lives are lost due to work accidents or fatal diseases linked to work activities. These are deaths that could and should have been prevented, and must be in the future. ISO 45001 aims to help organizations do just that. Here, Kristian Glaesel and Charles Corrie tell us how the...
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Migrating from OHSAS 18001 to the new International Standard ISO 45001 may have its challenges, but with careful planning, checking and commitment, organizations, their employees and all stakeholders will enjoy the benefits of improved health and safety management systems.
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A prevalence of high-risk industries such as mining, exposure to powerful pesticides in agriculture and the exacerbation of risks due to climate change are just some of the factors that contribute to occupational health and safety hazards in Latin America. But a culturally rooted lack of awareness and...
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Whether it’s a failure to protect workers against toxic chemicals, or a sleep-deprived employee getting into a fatal car accident, millions of people are hurt or killed at work each year. Now, with the arrival of the world’s first International Standard on occupational health and safety, many such incidents...
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Workplace health and safety hazards can be costly (to lives and the bottom line), but the good news is that they are largely preventable if the right precautions are taken. Here, EEF representative Mike Denison explains.