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ISO 45001: What’s new?

Posted by The Brain on Mar 7, 2019 4:00:00 AM


We’ve all been following major shifts in occupational health and safety. And perhaps, no one recent change has been bigger than the introduction of ISO 45001. The new ISO standard supplants OHSAS 18001 to give organizations of any size and in any market a systematic, integrated way to manage work safety risk.

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Topics: Work Health Safety

Challenges to effective business continuity planning

Posted by The Brain on Mar 7, 2019 2:00:00 AM


Year after year, the likelihood of a business-destroying critical event only seems to increase. Yet somehow, business continuity planning–the collection of resources, actions, procedures, and information, designed to prepare organizations to maintain essential functions in the event of a disaster or other major disruption–hasn’t made it to the top rung of C-suite priorities. 

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Topics: Business Continuity

How Security Operations Centers Can Help Mitigate Physical Security Risk

Posted by The Brain on Mar 6, 2019 5:16:17 AM


Physical security incidents cause staggering levels of material damage and cost organizations big bucks. In the construction industry, for example, businesses lose between $300 million and $1 billion every year due to the theft of equipment and other high-value materials, according to data from the U.S. National Insurance Crime Bureau. 

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Topics: Security Management

Managing Major-event Duty of Care

Posted by The Brain on Mar 1, 2019 5:23:44 AM


Managing major events is difficult – it’s not for nothing that Olympic host cities have over five years to prepare for the next Games (incidentally, Los Angeles will have eleven to prepare for the 2028 Summer Olympics). For one, the level of risk they create is enormous, and not just security risk. 

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Topics: Public Safety

Noggin at Work: The case of the LINX Group

Posted by The Brain on Feb 27, 2019 4:33:48 AM


The LINX Group is a pretty big deal in the logistics infrastructure and solutions space. How couldn’t it be? Built on more than a century’s worth of ports and logistics experience, the company brings together the skills and expertise of four market-leading operations. As a result, it boasts customers across a wide array of industries.

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Topics: Ports, Incident Management, Work Health Safety

ISO 22301: What you need to know about the international business continuity management standard

Posted by The Brain on Feb 20, 2019 8:15:07 AM


Business continuity management (BCM) has been around for some time now, roughly since the 1970s, according to most accounts. Back then, the field was a mere offshoot of crisis management. But now its scope has narrowed substantially to a holistic management process for identifying potential threats to an organization and the operational impacts those threats pose.

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Topics: Business Continuity

Explaining the Ministerial Last Powers Rules in the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018

Posted by The Brain on Feb 13, 2019 8:50:17 AM


In March 2018, the Australian Parliament passed the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act. As you probably know, the Act majorly ramps up state scrutiny of so-called critical infrastructure assets (ports, as well as electricity, gas, and water entities), by attempting to improve cooperation and collaboration between government bodies and the owners and operators of those assets. To do so, the Act compels asset operators and owners to relay detailed operational information (as well as relevant updates) to a government authority.

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Topics: Security Management

What Is Critical Event Management? Definitions, benefits, and what to look for

Posted by The Brain on Feb 7, 2019 3:30:00 AM


Critical events have become increasingly disruptive facts of corporate life. A recent Forrester report documented that all companies experienced a critical event in the last two years. In fact, many dealt with multiple incidents, the average being more than four discrete critical events in a two-year period.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Incident Management, Noggin Crisis

After Reforms, Key Work Health and Safety Challenges Persist in Australia & New Zealand

Posted by The Brain on Feb 6, 2019 6:57:48 AM


In the last decade, Australia and New Zealand launched broad-based reforms to retool their occupational health and safety systems. Australia implemented a rigorous harmonisation regime: its commonwealth Model Work Health and Safety Act now forms the basis of the majority of state WHS laws. New Zealand, then, used Australia’s Model Act as the basis for its regulations.

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Topics: Work Health Safety

Who Are the Lone Workers at My Organisation?

Posted by The Brain on Jan 30, 2019 5:17:43 AM


Nowadays, most jurisdictions impose a strict duty of care obligation on employers. In other words, employers must provide a baseline level of care for their employees, i.e. ensure security and safety. That requirement, however, doesn’t just apply to employees working within the four walls of the traditional office; it also extends to lone workers. 

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Topics: Work Health Safety

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