‘Day zero’ water crises: Spain, Morocc

‘Day zero’ water crises: Spain, Morocco, India and Iraq at risk as reservoirs shrink
The Guardian
Drastic conservation measures have forestalled that moment in South Africa, but dozens of other countries face similar risks from rising demand, mismanagement and climate change, say the World Resources Institute (WRI). The US-based environmental organisation is working with Deltares, the Dutch … http://ow.ly/69zu30jsgHV

Maritime worker health and safety – stil

Maritime worker health and safety – still on choppy waters
One of main problems that remains is the application and operation of the Maritime OHS Act. The Maritime OHS Act was based on the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991 (Cth) which was replaced by the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) (WHS Act). However, the Maritime OHS Act has not …

MAI™ AUDIT MODULE http://ow.ly/LgZf30jow

MAI™ AUDIT MODULE http://ow.ly/LgZf30jown7
The recent alignment of the different ISO standards into the new 10 point format for quality (9001), health & safety (45001) and the environment (14001) is welcome news for auditors and others charged with implementing and maintaining management systems.

Need to improve miners safety and health

Need to improve miners safety and health standards
Other occupational health hazards in mining include exposure to intense heat, poor ventilation, vibration, poisoning, dust, explosion, fumes, and improper choice of working tools, absence of personal protective equipment and being trapped or buried. The majority of ASGM-related accidents, fatalities, …