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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 can be prevented. 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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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.

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Consumers have high concerns about what they buy and environmental labels and declarations can help them identify those products or services proven “environmentally preferable”. But the world’s environmental context has changed dramatically since 1999 when ISO 14024 laid down the first international requirements for ecolabelling – a change that is mirrored by heightened consumer demands. A new updated version of the standard will help meet these expectations.

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2018 may only have just begun, but it looks like a big year for information security. With questions being raised about the security of micro-processors, and major cyber security initiatives such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation brought into effect this year, a new edition of ISO/IEC 27000 has come at just the right time.

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Damage to reputation or brand, cyber crime, political risk and terrorism are some of the risks that private and public organizations of all types and sizes around the world must face with increasing frequency. The latest version of ISO 31000 has just been unveiled to help manage the uncertainty.

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Cruising never ceases to grow in popularity. Yet, what few like to consider is the small but real number of holidaymakers who fall overboard. New international guidelines from ISO aim to provide a boost to the technology that detects such incidents and helps them get back on board.

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The world’s population is ageing, just like us. As we enter the era of “super-aged societies”1), governments, communities and businesses need to adapt. A new ISO technical committee has just been formed to help.

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FSSC 22000 uses ISO 22000 and the technical specifications for sector PRPs to focus on the management and assurance of food safety. ISO 9001 details the specifications for the management and assurance of quality. FSSC 22000 - Quality covers both. The FSSC 22000-Quality audit is always a full audit. All the FSSC 22000 and ISO 9001 requirements are audited.

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Global mobility, intensive farming and urban developments that have spread into once uninhabitable areas have made water access, use, and reuse, critical areas for International Standards. 

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Why do we need to manage global water resources? According to environmental scientist Dr Debbie Chapman, our health and well-being depend on it – and the payback is tremendous. Here, Dr Chapman explains the importance of managing water resources at the global scale.

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