Standard deviation There’s nothing wrong with setting and upholding good workplace standards. But, warns TUC head of safety Hugh Robertson, standard-setting bodies could be developing a healthy income line without delivering any guarantee of safety. Hazards 129, January-March 2015
Brutish standards Standards underpinning safety management at work should be a good thing, right? Right – but only if they are good ones. And the draft standard cooked up by a British Standards Institute chaired international committee, warns Sharan Burrow of the global union confederation ITUC, is far from good.
Hazards special online report, December 2014
Global: Voluntary standards don’t stand up
Plans for a certifiable international standard on health and safety are well underway. But the International Organisation for Standardisation’s (ISO) proposed ISO 45001 standard, currently being rushed to completion, is a potentially unhealthy alternative to binding and enforceable laws, the European trade union research body ETUI has concluded.
A new ISO standard for occupational health and safety management systems: is this the right approach?, ETUI briefing, 2016. TUC Stronger Unions blog. Risks 746. 16 April 2016
Are safety regulations being quietly underminded and privatised?
Standards underpinning safety management at work should be a good thing, right? Right – but only if they are good ones.