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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, these are just some of the factors that contribute to occupational health and safety hazards in Latin America. But a culturally rooted lack of awareness...
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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.
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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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This month in ISOfocus

Cover page: ISOfocus March/April 2018 - 	 Health and safety at work - Are you ready for ISO 45001?
March-April 2018

Health and safety at work - Are you ready for ISO 45001? 

Uncover why ISO 45001 has the potential to be a real game changer for millions of workers (and workplace health hazards) around the world.


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