Articles about quality, environmental and safety compliance issues.

Mobile technology continues to make extraordinary advances, contributing to the growth across all industries. New software tools and apps have taken existing work processes and provided people with the ability to do their work faster and more efficiently. Environmental, health and safety (EHS) professionals in particular are now able to leverage the progression of mobile […]

Safety is something we can all get on board with, and it affects us in more ways than we realize. In our modern day, many of the things we take for granted are mired in strict safety guidelines: driving, food preparation, infrastructure, sports, and much more. One place where safety is often overlooked, due to […]

Based on the book Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems Auditing by Gene Marie Shematek, Paul MacLean, Peter Lineen. In order to audit a Health & Safety Management System (H & S Management System) and provide valuable recommendations to the organization, you must have a clear understanding of what constitutes an effective Health & Safety […]

ISO 45001: 2018 is the new Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System that replaces the old OHSAS 18001. It is applicable to any organization irrespective of industry and size. Although it can be beneficial even if parts of it are implemented, in order to achieve a certification, you have to implement it in entirety. The […]

Summary In 2016 a coalition including environmental NGOs, companies like Burberry and Coca Cola, government agencies and investments and accounting organizations published the natural capital protocol. This is a toolkit, meant to help businesses measure and value the natural services they rely on and their natural capital liabilities, which include the environmental damage that may […]

By Yusi Wang – Regulatory Analyst and China Country Manager, Nimonik Last year, in 2017, China issued many new laws and regulations in areas related to environmental protection but not Occupational Health & Safety (OHS). The reason became clear as March 2018 saw the large-scale institutional reorganization around OHS. The reorganization eliminated the SAWS (State […]

Summary Carbon prices in the European Union had been too low to really change behavior, but a new mechanism announced earlier this year is meant to fix that. It’s called the market stability reserve and it will begin to operate at the start of 2019. But prices have already begun to rise in anticipation. It […]

Excerpts from the interview   For context, can you just introduce the standard quickly? IATF 16949 standard was designed to replace the old TS 16949 standard. IATF aligned it with the ISO 9001 standard. So basically it’s a quality management system standard, the automotive version of the ISO 9001. What were some of the major […]

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