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Safety Observations: 9 Common Examples

Health and safety are everyone’s business. Companies that make safety a shared responsibility across front-line staff, managers, and C-suite executives are better equipped to identify, quantify, and remediate key issues. One key component in creating a safety culture is the Safety Observations Report. By documenting potentially unsafe practices and processes on-site, organizations can create action […]

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Managing Human Rights and Environmental Impacts in Supply Chains: The Proposed EC Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence and What it Means for Businesses with Global Supply Chains

What is the EC Draft Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence? Proposed by the European Commission in February 2022, the EC Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence aims to force global brands to play a key role in building a “just and sustainable economy” through their compliance with rules that enforce the “respect of human […]

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Hazard vs Risk: What’s the Difference?

Hazards and risks are interconnected. Both represent potential problems for companies if workers are injured as a result of preexisting hazards or risks, the results could have both short- and long-term implications on health and safety. It’s worth noting, however, that while hazards and risks are similar, they’re not the same thing. Although they’re sometimes […]

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What is an ISO Audit — and Why Does Your Business Need One?

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental international organization and certification body with more than 167 members. The goal of the ISO is to create voluntary international standards that help companies evaluate and improve current processes. ISO has been creating and evolving standards for more than 70 years, helping companies stay up-to-date […]

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Success with SMETA — Exploring the SMETA Audit

Social responsibility and sustainability are now critical components of business success. But in order to effectively deploy and integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) frameworks, companies need to know what’s working, what isn’t, and what needs to change across current operations. A SMETA audit can help. What is a SMETA Audit? SMETA stands for the […]

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Quality Control Inspections: 5 Common Types to Boost your QMS

Quality control is essential to ensure that products being produced align with specifications and meet basic standards of reliability and safety. As a result, businesses are best served by regularly carrying out a quality control inspection and quality assurance inspection across the production process to assess the current quality and address potential issues. What is […]

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What is HACCP?

HACCP, which stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point, is defined as a “management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement, and handling, to manufacturing, distribution, and consumption of the finished product,” according to the FDA. In practice, HACCP […]

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What are Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Suppliers?

Many businesses have multiple suppliers and extensive supplier tiers that contribute to a final product. This allows businesses to specialize in specific areas and create a better final product. However, having a clear vision of a business’s supply chain is less common. As low as 6% of U.S companies have reported having clear visibility of […]

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The Top 5 Safety Metrics You Should be Tracking

More information is always better. The more you know about what’s happening in your organization, the better equipped you are to address and remediate potential safety problems. Safety metrics make this possible. By measuring and tracking key performance indicators (KPIs), you can identify areas in need of improvement and create plans that help achieve this […]

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The Difference Between Leading and Lagging Safety Indicators

Leading and lagging safety indicators help your organization better understand how potential hazards occur and what you can do to limit overall risk. But what are lagging and leading indicators? How do they differ, where are they similar, and what benefits do they offer to your organization? Here’s what you need to know.  What are […]

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