Occupational Health and Safety

Health and safety is a legal requirement and serves to protect your employees

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Accident Prevention Begins with a Conversation

By EHS Today on 23 January 2019

Have you ever asked the question, “What else can I do to improve our safety culture?” The answer may be in your next conversation. One of the most common safety weaknesses I see in organizations is a lack of management engagement with employees...

Human Fatigue: A Hidden Food Safety Hazard

By Food Safety Magazine on 22 May 2018

Human fatigue is a widespread and more troubling condition than most realize.

Your transition to ISO 45001

By Michele Pietersen on 01 March 2018

Every 15 seconds a worker dies from a work-related accident or disease. With these alarming statistics, the advantages of having the an effectively implemented and maintained ISO 45001 management system should be of high priority.

Planning your Health, Safety and Environment file

By Mike Morrison on 17 October 2017

One of the banes in the lives of contractors and people employing contractors is the “Health, Safety and Environment file” that the law requires. This file is a legal agreement between the contractor and the customer. It is called a “File” because the paper required will not fit

Hazards and Risk Assessments | Part 2

By Mike Morrison on 02 October 2017

This article is the second in a series on Hazard and Risk Assessments, and addresses the requirements of a contractor’s Health and Safety file, which is legally required when a contractor works on a customer’s site.

Hazards and Risk Assessments | Part 1

By Mike Morrison on 24 September 2017

This article addresses the requirements of a contractor’s Health and Safety file, which is legally required when a contractor works on a customer’s site. I will describe the Hazard and Risk Assessment process, but you can use the same format for the Environmental Aspects and ...

Protecting your maintenance crew in a food facility

By Linda Jackson on 21 August 2017

Maintenance is a workplace activities that can affect health and safety not only of the workers directly involved, but also of other workers if safe procedures are not followed. When we consider health and safety hazards in a food facility we often only think about the production

Cleaning chemicals safety checklist - avoiding accidents

By Linda Jackson on 16 August 2017

Looking for a safety checklist for cleaning chemicals, that will help you and your staff handle them safely to avoid unnecessary accidents? This will help.

Hepatitis A and the Food Industry

By Linda Jackson on 28 July 2017

Frozen tuna recalled due to hepatitis A | Another frozen berry recall over Hepatitis A fear | Scallops recalled after hundreds of people contract hepatitis A. Alarming headlines like these are a stark reminder of the need for an international focus on this preventable disease

Safety Maturity: 3 Crucial Elements of Best-in-Class Safety - Part 4

By EHS Today on 18 July 2017

It's important for manufacturers to have a solid understanding of their safety technologies and techniques. Companies can do this by determining which of the following categories they best fit into, in part 4 of this article series.

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