Industry Insights from February 2019

This month’s round up includes the increasing importance of effective data management for health and safety, as well as other interesting articles.

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Accelerating the Evolution of GRC

We all know that processes and technologies for Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) have been evolving rapidly but, as the song goes, it’s safe to say we “ain’t seen nothin’ yet.” This also ties in well with the ever-increasing need for effective data management.

Read: Accelerating the Evolution of GRC

Why Effective Data Management is Becoming Increasingly Important for Health and Safety

The Internet of things, mobile devices, wearables and data analytics are driving health and safety teams to consider how they can collect and harness data to find new ways to improve their safety performance. Our blog discusses why effective data management is becoming increasingly important for health and safety teams.

Read: Why Effective Data Management is Becoming Increasingly Important for Health and Safety

How to Manage Corporate Risk in Cyber Space

More than 4 in 10 businesses suffer a cyber attack each year – and the problem is getting worse. What should you do to protect your organisation? Tom Martin-Ball, ISOQAR’s Information Security Sector Manager, considers how you can enhance cyber security with management standards.

Read: How to Manage Corporate Risk in Cyber Space

Change in Enforcement Expectations for Mild Steel Welding Fume

This safety alert from the HSE notifies that enforcement expectation of welding fumes has been strengthened due to general ventilation not achieving the necessary control. Research from the International Agency for Research on Cancer found that exposure to mild steel welding fume can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer. Mild welding fume has now been reclassified as a human carcinogen.

Read: Change in Enforcement Expectations for Mild Steel Welding Fume

Construction Company Fined After Failing to Implement its Own Risk Assessment

The impact of not having a comprehensive risk assessment in place resulted in life-changing injuries for a UK contractor and a hefty fine for his employer from the HSE after failing to mitigate risks involved in site work.

Read: Construction Company Fined After Failing to Implement its Own Risk Assessment

That’s all for now. We’ll be back next month with more interesting reads. Watch this space and stay on top of the latest happenings in the industry.