Health & Safety News from September 2018

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Written by: Alcumus
1st October

It’s time for another monthly roundup of industry news. To keep you well-informed on all things health and safety, our experts have collated their favourite must-read articles from September.

Increase in sentencing for health & safety offences imminent

This is something all businesses need to be aware of. New sentencing guidelines for manslaughter offences were published earlier this year and will come into force in November. Learn about these new guidelines and find what you need to do as a business.

Read: Increase in sentencing for health & safety offences imminent

Top ten tips for implementing ISO

If you're thinking of implementing an ISO 9001 Quality Management System, then you should read these top ten tips from an ISO 9001 expert.

Read: Top 10 tips for implementing ISO 

Getting the most out of internal audits

Conducting effective internal audits is essential to keeping your management system ticking over smoothly. Whichever standard you hold certificates for, you should read this advice from an Alcumus ISOQAR Lead Auditor.

Read: Getting the most out of internal audits 

Worker exposure to hazardous chemicals is a 'global health crisis'

A UN expert has issued a report detailing 15 proposed principles that aim to help governments and business better protect workers from exposure to hazardous chemicals, which he claims is currently a "global health crisis". This article explains more about his findings on this issue.

Read: Worker exposure to hazardous chemicals is a 'global health crisis'

The difference between digitization and digital transformation

With more organisations introducing CTOs and CIOs to their board to drive their digital agenda, organisations are starting to look to their EHS teams for a digital strategy.  We love this article that explains the difference brilliantly between digitalisation and digital transformation.

Read: The difference between digitization and digital transformation

Workplace fatal injuries in Great Britain 2018

The HSE released an annual report around workplace fatal injury statistics in the UK for 2017/18. It’s extremely important to be aware of injuries that occur due to health and safety failings, which is why this report has made it to our list. We have also created our own guide on fatal injuries in the workplace.

Read: Fatal injuries in the workplace

If you’ve read any interesting blogs recently, we'd love to hear from you. Email [email protected] or tweet us @alcumusgroup.

We’ll be back next month to share our shortlist of favourite articles. Watch this space and stay up to date in the health and safety industry.