The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Wellbeing is a comprehensive and cutting-edge work providing the latest insights into a range of perspectives on organizational wellbeing, as well as highlighting global wellbeing issues and exploring new contexts. Topics covered include: digital working and social media, LGBTQIA+ identifications and work, suicide at work, refugee workers, and mental health. A multi- and inter-disciplinary work, this handbook embraces ideas and empirical work from a range of fields including psychology, business and management, economics, and science. This handbook draws together current knowledge whilst also outlining emerging issues and directions, making this an invaluable resource for students and researchers spanning a wide array of disciplines. Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives; Part 2: International Issues and Contexts; Part 3: Developing Organizational Wellbeing; and Part 4: Emerging Issues and Directions.
Chapter 40: International and National Standards in Health, Safety and Wellbeing
International and National Standards in Health, Safety and Wellbeing
What Are International and National Standards?
Organizations large or small, and regardless of their sector or field of activity, use voluntary International and National Standards as a basis for consistent, coherent, evidence-based practice in a wide range of domains from technical standards in materials to environmental management, organizational governance, data security, and health and safety. Standards matter to governments as they provide a basis for public policy and amplify regulation. They matter to the standards users because they assure the quality, safety, characteristics and specification of a product or a service.
These standards, as standards do, provide an agreed way of doing something, ...