Industry Insights from November 2018

Desk with newspaper and laptopChristmas is just around the corner, but first it’s time for our final Industry Insights instalment of 2018. To keep you up to date on industry news, we’ve put together a shortlist of our favourite articles from November.


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Watch the new ISO 9001 video from Alcumus ISOQAR

Getting ISO 9001 certified may be easier than you think. Watch our new animated video 'An Introduction to ISO 9001' to see how you can benefit from a Quality Management System.

Watch: New ISO 9001 video from Alcumus ISOQAR

 
Samsung apologises to workers who developed cancer after exposure to toxic chemicals

Shows that even the biggest of companies can fail to manage the hazardous substances in their business and failure to do so can have very real implications for the business and, more importantly, for the people effected.

Read: Samsung apologised to workers who developed cancer after exposure to toxic chemicals

 

Working in the digital future

A new report reveals the findings of a 2-year project that investigated the effects of digitalisation on Occupational Safety & Health. It highlights ICT-enabled technology and software and the potential impact this will have on the organisation, as well as the challenges and opportunities it will bring.

Read: New study anticipates the safety and health risks that lie ahead

 

Value and resilience through better risk management

In a risk environment that is growing more perilous and costly, boards need to help steer their companies toward resilience and value by embedding strategic risk capabilities throughout the organisation.

Read: Value and resilience through better risk management  

 

Fines worth £1m or more are the ‘new norm’ for health and safety failures

It is now the norm within the UK for fines of more than £1m to be issued to companies for health and safety breaches. This emphasises the importance of regularly reviewing healthy and safety policies and procedures to ensure compliance with legislation and, in turn, avoid fines.

Read: £1m+ fines the ‘new norm’ for health and safety failure
 
That’s all for this month. We’ll be back in the new year to share more of our favourite articles. Watch this space and stay in the know.