Tag: Health & Safety Executive

Health & Safety Executive Board Targets “Blue Tape”

The Health & Safety Executive’s priorities for 2018-19 include empowering small businesses to cut through “blue tape”, advising on a proportional approach to the new ISO 45001 standards and creating more guidance specifically for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The plans were outlined in papers prepared ahead of the Health & Safety Executive’s most Read More

ISO 45001 Has Finally Been Published

After four years of intense and often heated discussion, the first global standard for occupational health and safety, ISO 45001, has been published. The standard has been eagerly awaited for three reasons: The expectation that it will force those who adopt it to make health and safety an integral part of business strategy rather than Read More

Stress Rises to Become Most Prevalent Work Illness

Work related stress has climbed to its highest rate in at least 16 years, according to statistics published by the Health & Safety Executive. Against a background of little year-to-year change in overall rates of occupational ill health, the proportion of people who reported experiencing working-related stress, depression or anxiety last year rose by 7% Read More

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