Category: ISO Standards

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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ISO 45001 – An Update on the Health & Safety Standard

ISO Standards

The publication date for ISO 45001, the Occupational Health and Safety management system standard is now likely to be February 2018.  Once released it will replace OHSAS 18001:2007. This new voluntary standard currently under development will help organisations around the world improve their health and safety performance by creating a…

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Would Brexit mean the end of ESOS?

Energy

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations 2014, which came into force on the 17th of July 2014, are made under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 and implement Article 8(4), (5) and (6) of Directive 2012/27/EU on Energy Efficiency. Part 2 of the Regulations establishes the Energy Savings…

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How Safe is Your Organisation?

Compliance Management

The second Draft International Standard (DIS2) of ISO 45001 is expected to be released for comment in January 2017. With a global focus on this new international standard for Occupational Health and Safety, we decided to have a look at some Health and Safety statistics for Ireland and the UK…

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ISO Sustainable Procurement Standard Due For Publication 2017

ISO Standards

Supply chain management continues to pose a challenge to businesses in a time when climate change and the use of resource have become key issues for businesses, however, as many large organisations have already adopted some aspects of good sustainable procurement practices is there a need for more guidelines from…

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