ISO 45001/5 and the pandemic

ISO 45001/5 and the pandemic 24th Feb 2021 It would be naïve to think that Covid-19 doesn’t impact our current occupational health and safety management systems, as there are very particular risks that have to be managed and controlled. Within the realm of the ISO 45001 requirements, Marina Sander and Elfriede Giard, from The World of Ethics Group, explain why it is wise for employers to look at the guideline published in ISO/PAS 45005. The ISO/PAS 45005 will support organisations […]

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Is your organisation resilient?

Is your organisation resilient? 17th Dec 2020 Organisational resilience is one of the management mechanisms that organisations use to navigate a turbulent world, where many human-induced and natural hazards are present. So what is it exactly? The BSI Group says it’s “the ability of an organisation to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions in order to survive and prosper”. Research has suggested that a positive safety culture is related to organisational resilience in a […]

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Business ethics during Covid-19

Business ethics during Covid-19 8th Oct 2020 In the world of SHEQ it isn’t uncommon to be sitting at the crossroads of ethics versus compliance. This paradigm will become all too familiar as we move through the current crisis. Marina Sander asks if we can relax a compliance stance in the name of “doing the right thing” – an ethical decision that may stretch the compliance boundaries (within an acceptable level of risk) We have not experienced such a crisis […]

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