Category: ISO Standards

European Union’s Regulations and Requirements Regarding Health & Safety in the Offshore Industry

Compliance Management

The geological and geographic conditions for offshore activities, naturally increase the risk factor when it comes to safety and health of the employees working on offshore workplaces such as oil rigs. However, reports on offshore disasters in the recent years have shown that most of the times; accidents occur due…

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Update on ISO 45001 – October 2017

ISO Standards

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has confirmed that ISO 45001, the Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard will be published at the end of March 2018. The Second Draft (DIS2) The second draft standard (DIS2) was published in May 2017 and received 88% approval rating from the various…

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ISO Survey Results 2016

ISO Standards

International Organisation for Standardisation performs a ISO survey indicating the number of valid certificates to ISO management standards issued in a year. Certificates issued against standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 etc. are reported and recorded for each country at the end of every year. This survey is conducted…

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ISO 9001 Certification & Accreditation Related Myths

Compliance Management

Originally, the quality assurance standard was created due to the Defence Industry’s need for standards for example, a company would be required to write down its procedures and get them inspected if it wants to supply the product to Ministry of Defence. It would then also be required to make…

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Food Safety Closures & Recalls; ISO 22000

ISO Standards

Food Safety According to World Health Organisation (WHO), 1 in 10 people fall ill every year due to food contamination; more than 200 diseases are spread through food. Globalisation and increasing trade had made the food supply chain longer. Hence, complicating food safety and food-borne disease outbreaks. It can ultimately…

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Top Greenhouse Gases Emitters of the World

Environment

Greenhouse Gases and Primary Sources The main contributing gases with poisonous effects on the environment, classified as the Greenhouse Gases are: Carbon Dioxide: CO2 is emitted due to activities such as deforestation, degradation of soil, land clearing for agricultural purposes etc. However, the primary source of CO2 emission is fossil…

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Powered by Renewable Energy: Countries & Sources

Energy

Renewable sources of energy are also known as infinite energy resources as they have the capability to replenish themselves and be reused. The shift towards renewable energy is largely motivated by increasing global temperatures, pollution and rapid depletion in fossil fuels. Hence, owing to above mentioned factors, renewable energy use…

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ISO 22000 Update; Food Safety Management System – July 2017

ISO Standards

Food safety is related to the presence of food-borne hazards in food at the point of consumption. As the introduction of food safety hazards can occur at any stage of the food chain, adequate control throughout the food chain is essential. Thus, food safety is ensured through the combined efforts…

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ISO 45001 – What’s new in DIS 2 June 2017

ISO Standards

As the development of ISO 45001 progresses to ISO/DIS 45001.2, which was published in May 2017 I am using this blog to outline the major changes introduced since ISO/DIS 45001 was published in February 2016. I will do this on a clause-by-clause basis. Please note that text in bold signifies changes…

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Information Security and Importance of ISO 27001

information Security

According to a national survey conducted by the Irish Computer Society (ICS) last year, two in five Irish companies consider external hacking as a top IT threat and one-third of Irish firms claim to have faced a data breach incident in last 12 months. Security incidents or data breaches have…

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