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Tony Boyle

General Health and Safety
September 20, 2018

Human resources issue – Part two

In my previous post I described BS 76000:2015 Human resource - Valuing people - Management system - Requirements and guidance and described how Hastam has used its requirements to include human resource issues in its Integrated Management System. In the present post I want to describe another people-related Standard we found useful, that is, BS ISO 27500:2016 The human-centred organization -…
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DocumentationGeneral Health and Safety
August 23, 2018

Human resources issues – Part 1

One of the ISO’s aims in mandating that all ISO management system Standards conformed to the 10 clause structure set out in Annex SL Appendix 3 was to make the integration of management systems easier. Having worked on a number of integrated management system involving ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 I know that this has worked. I have…
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General Health and Safety
July 26, 2018

Standards

There has been a lot written about ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety management systems - Requirements with guidance for use over the last few months. In my view, this is as it should be since ISO 45001 is arguably the next step change in health and safety management in the following sequence the first edition of Successful health and…
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Documentation
May 10, 2018

Audit – Best Practice

In June last year I wrote about the two main types of audit used by health and safety professionals, that is, management system audits and risk based audits. The publication of ISO 45001 earlier this year has prompted me to have another look at management system auditing in the light of this new Standard. My main gripe in this earlier…
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March 22, 2018

ISO 45001 – at last!

ISO 45001 was published on 12 March. I was beginning to think that I would never be able to type ‘ISO 45001 was published …’ - I seem to have been writing about DISs and DIS2s and FDISs for years. However, it is here now and I would like to bring you up to date with what this will mean…
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General Health and SafetyRiskSafety Culture
February 8, 2018

Morecambe Bay and modern slavery

February the sixth is the fourteenth anniversary of the Morecambe Bay disaster where at least 21 illegal Chinese immigrants were drowned - it is thought that some bodies were not recovered. They were picking cockles on Warton Sands when they were overtaken by the incoming evening tide. The tide comes in very rapidly on this stretch of the coast and…
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DocumentationGeneral Health and Safety
February 1, 2018

ISO 45001 Final Draft International Standard

In the first quarter of 2016 I wrote a series of blogs  setting out my views on various aspects of the Draft International Standard of ISO 45001. Since then a second Draft International Standard has been published and this made a large number of changes, However, the second Draft International Standard was replaced by a Final Draft International Standard late in…
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General Health and Safety
October 23, 2017

Notification of New Substances Regulations

 Last year Dr Tony Boyle  wrote a number of short blogs reminiscing about his 50 years working in the world of Health and Safety. Recently a comment left on an old blog inspired some more thoughts by him you can read below. In an earlier post I mentioned that I had done some interesting work with Mary Hale on an expert system for the…
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General Health and Safety
October 19, 2017

Yet more on the NIIP

Last year Dr Tony Boyle  wrote a number of short blogs reminiscing about his 50 years working in the world of Health and Safety. Recently a comment left on an old blog has inspired a fresh set of new thoughts by him you can read below. At the end of my previous post on Robert Goodhand's response to my reminiscences I wrote that…
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General Health and Safety
October 12, 2017

More on the NIIP

Last year Dr Tony Boyle  wrote a number of short blogs reminiscing about his 50 years working in the world of Health and Safety. Recently a comment left on an old blog inspired some more thoughts by him you can read below. A while back I reminisced about my time at the National Institute of Industrial Psychology and painted a rather rosy picture…
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General Health and Safety
August 17, 2017

Reminiscences 8 – HASAWA

Doctor Tony Boyle continues reminiscing about his 50 years working in the world of Health and Safety this week he writes about HASAWA. Discussing the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (HASAWA) in a previous post  triggered two memories - a National Institute of Industrial Psychology (NIIP) job of relevance to the HASAWA, and my initial study of the…
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General Health and Safety
August 10, 2017

Reminiscences 7 – Cleaning London and the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act

Doctor Tony Boyle continues reminiscing about his 50 years working in the world of Health and Safety. In this post he writes about London Pea Soupers of 1952 and how this lead to the Clean Air act of 1956. Last summer I wrote about my time at the National Institute of Industrial Psychology (NIIP)  at 13 to 15 Welbeck Street,…
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