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The 12th March 2018 marked a landmark day in occupational safety and health with the launch of ISO 45001. But what now? What are the implications for health and safety professionals and the wider business community? We bring you news of the new standard and details of some resources that are designed to help you interpret its significance for your organisation.

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Catherine Hackett
HSM Editor
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"Landmark day" as ISO 45001 is launched

Monday 12 March, was "a landmark day" in occupational safety and health (OSH) as ISO 45001 was launched.

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'Factory-prepared doorsets are the way forward': DHF reacts following police investigation into Grenfell

The DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) has re-issued its call for the use of factory-prepared doorsets in the wake of recent findings regarding the Grenfell tragedy. It was reported recently that a police investigation has found a number of the doors to flats in Grenfell Tower did not meet test standards and could only hold back a fire for half the time they were designed to: just 15 minutes as opposed to 30.

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Logistics company fined after multiple safety failings

Quainton Logistics & Storage has been fined after both putting workers at risk and allowing conditions on site to fall well below the expected standard.

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Company fined following unlicensed asbestos removal from primary school

A construction company has been fined after it carried out unsafe and unlicensed asbestos removal during the refurbishment works in a junior school in Dursley.

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Major new charity to launch at The Health & Safety Event

The Health & Safety Event taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, from the 10th-12th April 2018, marks the launch of a ground-breaking new charity dedicated exclusively to the work at height sector. The No Falls Foundation - sponsored by PASMA and supported by all eleven member organisations of the Access Industry Forum (AIF) - will be officially launched in the BSIF Theatre at 14.00 on Wednesday, 11th April.

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Uber suspends self-driving car tests after fatal crash in Arizona

An autonomous Uber car has killed a female pedestrian in a street in Arizona in what is believed to be the first fatal incident involving a self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian.

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Prince William to launch workplace wellbeing website

The Duke of Cambridge is set to launch a website and online training project to improve workplace wellbeing.

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Lone Worker Theatre to debut at The Health and Safety Event

Managing aggression, violence and stalking in the workplace, preparing for major incidents, and promoting the mental health and wellbeing of those who work alone will be among the topics explored at a brand-new theatre dedicated to Lone Working at The Health & Safety Event.

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Construction firm goes bust following H&S fine

Wilmslow-based Cheshire Contracting Wilmslow has gone bust after a £240,000 fine for breaching health and safety laws.

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Mates in Mind extends its reach into Northern Ireland

Mates in Mind has extended its reach into Northern Ireland through partnership with leading mental health charity, Inspire Knowledge and Leadership. The partnership means that construction companies and workers throughout Northern Ireland can access the full support of the Mates in Mind programme.

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No excuses, bump it

Today's gas detection technology offers better protection than ever before but one often-overlooked issue in the industry is the regular bump testing of instruments and, crucially, how many users are unaware of the importance of this simple procedure or unsure how to do it. Shawcity explains more

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Webinar: ISO 45001 an overview for Health & Safety Professionals

EssentialSkillz and Effective Software have teamed up with leading Health & Safety Consultant Bridget Leathley CMIOSH, MSc (The Safer Choice) to offer a free webinar examining the new ISO 45001 Standard, and what it means for Health & Safety professionals and the wider business.

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ISO 45001: Well it's here and now what?

Firstly - don't be afraid of this new standard - even though it is completely new, it builds on established foundations of BS OHSAS 18001. The structure of this new standard will be familiar to those of you who use the 2015 revision to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 - Annex SL. If you have certification to OHSAS 18001 you will need to migrate to ISO 45001 to maintain the validity of certification.

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Powerful simple dust monitoring and calibration

Casella's Apex2 I.S. personal air sampling pumps monitor an individual's exposure to dust, fumes and gases and offer class beating performance and long battery life.

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Don't forget the filters

Many people don't know how critical the cleanliness of a fan filter can be to a fan and the process it is performing, says Air Control Industries.

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Standards poster

Pilz has produced a poster of the European Harmonised Standards associated with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, the main legislation governing health and safety requirements for machines across Europe.

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Innovative partnership creates Europe's first antimicrobial nitrile glove

Market leaders Unigloves and BioCote have combined their expertise to create what is said to be Europe's first antimicrobial nitrile gloves.

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Two-door booth design

Following on from the success of the Personnel Cleaning Booth with its integrated JetBlack Cleaning Station, Air Control Industries (ACI) has added a two-door walk-through version to the options available.

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Safer access to shopping centre

Big Foot Systems has supplied a custom walkway as part of an £85million renovation and expansion project at a Shopping Centre in Sussex.

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Cirrus Research welcomes new sales manager

Yorkshire-based noise monitoring specialists Cirrus Research have appointed Martin Ellison as its new sales manager, following a re-alignment across the company's senior management team.

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Safer socket testing

Suitable for use as a first line indicator to identify potentially unsafe installations and wiring faults, socket testers offer a fast and effective solution. The CP501 Check Plug and BZ101Buzz-It are said to be the UK's favourite socket testers designed for easy verification of wall socket wiring

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