A proposed new law aims to revoke EU-derived legislation, including life-saving protections, by December 2023, unless specifically kept or replaced – Richard Jones CFIOSH explains how OSH practitioners can get involved.
The five-year anniversary of ISO 45001: 2018, the first truly international OSH management system standard, is an ideal opportunity to reflect on its impact and plan for a climate-affected future, writes Richard Jones CFIOSH.
Former head of policy at IOSH, Richard Jones CFIOSH, reflects on deregulatory initiatives of this decade, argues that socioeconomic challenges should instead lead to raised OSH standards, as good regulation can benefit all.
As COP27 seeks urgent answers, climate change increasingly threatens worker health, with the hottest seven years on record and current policies that could lead to a 2.4-3.5 degrees centigrade increase by 2100, according to The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: health at the mercy of fossil fuels (2022).
Public policy, codes and accords should be better used to protect factory workers worldwide from Leicester to Lahore; so argues Richard Jones CFIOSH, commenting on new research reports, as the ILO recognises OSH as a fundamental right.