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ISO 14001 – Clause 5.3 Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities

Environment

In this blog we will continue to look at what an implementing company must do in order to meet the requirement of ISO 14001:2015. This blog will focus on clause 5.3: Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities. Clause 5.3: Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities Top management should ensure that the responsibilities…

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ISO 14001 – What is an environmental policy?

Environment

The environmental policy is a formal and documented set of principles with respect to the environment.  It is the guiding document for environmental improvement. Adhering to the environmental policy is fundamental to the integrity and success of your environmental management system. It is important that the policy is not just…

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Ergonomics – Importance in the Workplace and Employer’s Responsibilities

Occupational Health & Safety

Implementing Ergonomics in the workplace leads to maximum productivity while saving physiological and health-related costs to the organisation and the worker by reducing the risk of occupational injury or illness. Ergonomics Explained McCormick and Saunders (1993) explained ergonomics as the application of information about human behaviour, limitations and abilities to…

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F-Gases and ODS: No-Deal Brexit guide

Brexit

How companies can continue to buy and sell fluorinated greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting substances in the UK and EU if the UK leaves without a deal In the event of a No-Deal Brexit, the regulation of both fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) and ozone-depleting substances (ODS) will transfer from the EU…

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The New Single-Use Plastics Directive

Environment

According to The European Parliament, plastics production is now 20 times more than what it was during the 1960s. Single-use plastics are disastrous for our oceans and its inhabitants. As of 27th March 2019, the European Commission has adopted new rules on single–use plastics to decrease marine litter. The EU…

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REACH and No-Deal Brexit

Brexit

With the prospect of a no-deal Brexit growing larger by the day, it is important for businesses to know what they will need to do in this scenario. In the case of a no-deal Brexit, the EU REACH Regulation will be amended for the UK market only, retaining its key…

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ISO 14001 – Clause 5.2: Environmental Policy

Environment

In this blog we will describe what an implementing company must do in order to meet the requirement of the ISO 1401:2015 clause 5.2: environmental policy. Clause 5.2: Environmental policy The environmental policy is the mechanism by which top management formally expresses its commitment to improving its environment performance. As…

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Legislation Update Ireland: New Ionising Radiation Regulations 2019

Legislation Update

The Radiological Protection Act 1991 (Ionising Radiation) Regulations 2019 (SI No. 30 of 2019) were published on the 8th of February 2019 and transpose Council Directive 2013/59/EURATOM (the Basic Safety Standards Directive).   The Basic Safety Standards Directive establishes basic safety standards for the protection of the health of individuals…

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ISO 14001:2015 – Clause 5.1 Demonstrating Leadership & Commitment

Environment

ISO 14001:2015 Top management Leadership and Commitment ISO 14001:2015 requires top management to demonstrate leadership and commitment to the environmental management system. ISO 14001:2015 defines top management as the “person or group of people who directs and controls an organisation at the highest level”.  If the scope of the environmental…

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ISO 14001 – Clause 5.1: Leadership & Commitment

Environment

This is the fifth in a series of blogs, in which we will describe what is required by an organisation so that it may meet the requirements of ISO 14001:2015. We will look at clause 5 Leadership. Clause 5: Leadership This clause provides guidance on how the organisation demonstrates leadership…

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