ISO 45001:2018 Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use is to be identically adopted in New Zealand. The standard can help New Zealand businesses provide a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks, and create better, safer working conditions. The draft version of the standard, with the designation DZ ISO 45001:2018, is now available for public comment.
Counterfeit goods are nothing new, but with globalisation, the internet, and increased movement of goods the fakes business is booming. From fake versions of widely sold pharmaceutical brands to phony designer watches and handbags, counterfeit has grown into a thriving underground economy.
There are thousands of different consumer products on the market and almost daily we see new products being launched. How does a business ensure their products are safe, especially if there are no regulations to help provide some guidance?
WorkSafe has started a major drive to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities involving vehicles on farms. WorkSafe will work with the sector on new and improved guidance, standards, and training to help farmers make the right decisions.
ISO 45001 provides requirements and guidance for an effective occupational health and safety management system. The standard requires health and safety aspects to be part of an overall management system and no longer just an added extra.
Sunscreen producer Johnson & Johnson has agreed to only sell sunscreen products that meet the joint Australian/New Zealand standards, after a complaint by Consumer NZ and an investigation by the Commerce Commission.
A new standard will help to reduce the risk of a consumer being injured by unsafe or dangerous products. NZS ISO 10377:2017 Consumer product safety – Guidelines for suppliers provides guidance and tools to identify, assess, eliminate, or reduce potential safety risks, before a product enters the market.
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Hon Kris Faafoi is taking an unprecedented step to get button battery manufacturers and retailers to make their products safer for New Zealand consumers.
The new international standard for health and safety (H&S) management systems has been under development since 2013 and will be released shortly. Chris Peace, a risk management consultant, evaluates its significance.
We’re seeking feedback from relevant stakeholders on the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) proposal to establish a new technical committee on ‘Occupational health and safety management’.