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This Week is European Week for Waste Reduction

November 24, 2014

European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) runs this week from 22-30 November – an initiative aiming to raise awareness of sustainable resource and waste management amongst a wide range of audiences including public authorities and private companies.

Over 300,000 Achieve ISO 14001

November 21, 2014

Recent data showing the uptake of the international Environmental Management System standard ISO 14001 reveals that the number of certificates issued worldwide has topped the 300,000 mark.

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) Update

November 10, 2014

The HSE are now proposing to develop an Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) in a reduced form, subject to Board approval and then proceed to gain the relevant Government clearances to allow the draft CDM 2015 Regulations to come into force in April 2015.

Workplace Transport – New Guidance from the HSE

November 3, 2014

Vehicles at work continue to be a major cause of fatal and major injuries. According to the HSE there are over 5000 incidents each year involving transport in the workplace. Approximately 50 of these incidents result in people being killed. It is estimated that up to one-third of all road traffic accidents involve someone who is at work at the time1. The HSE have published a new guidance document, HSG136, which has been updated to take account of new advice on workplace transport safety and also to reflect changes to relevant legislation and associated guidance. HSG136 provides specific guidance on controlling risks associated with workplace transport including safe sites, safe vehicles and safe drivers.