ISO 45001 was established March 2018 for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. This new International Standard was adopted to focus on the reduction of occupational injuries and diseases, including promoting and protecting physical and mental health in the workplace.
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The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Bill 2020 has currently completed Dáil Éireann second stage, and if passed would legislate the need for “proactive health notification and surveillance” of Covid outbreaks.
Knowing where your business is heading is vital but knowing exactly how to get there is equally as important. It is often easy to outline strategic intentions – what the goals or the key performance indicators (KPIs) are. One of the main challenges businesses have to overcome is how to achieve these.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can provide a useful framework to organise a company’s Sustainability & CSR efforts. With ESG (Environmental, Social, & Governance) performance becoming an increasingly critical metric for stakeholders, adherence to SDGs quantify business operations in a relevant manner.
Incoming President Joe Biden is set to radically overhaul the US Government’s attitude towards the environment. Chief among his proposed goals is a return to the Paris Agreement, which the US controversially quit as of November 2020.
Making environmental performance commitments – whether it be to achieve carbon neutrality by a certain date, or otherwise minimise impact on the environment – is in vogue for many businesses. The rising relevance of ESG, and interest in sustainability, has introduced tangible financial incentives for companies to improve environmental performance.
At Emex, we strive to provide the best in class for Health & Safety Management, Environmental Performance and Sustainability & ESG Reporting. Siloed data, inefficient workflow systems, and inadequate reporting expose businesses to unnecessary risk – Emex automates these complex processes to optimise business performance.
Whether employers like it or not, remote work is set to become a regular feature of employment. Forced by the closing of offices and other work environments, millions around the world have now been working from home for a considerable amount of time during lockdown.
Ventilation has been shown to be a key weapon in the fight against COVID-19, so now is the time for H&S consultants, FMs and building owners to work together to prepare buildings for people returning to work full time. Sara MacLean from MacLean Communications explains.