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1999

CIS 04-139 Punzet M., Augustyńska D., Drygała M., Gierasimiuk J., Konarska M., Pośniak M.
Occupational safety and health in small business - Occupational safety and health in printing and bookbinding workshops - OSH check list; Employers' guide
Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy w małych przedsiębiorstwach - Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy w zakładach poligraficznych i introligatorskich - Lista kontrolna bhp; Poradnik pracodawcy [in Polish]
The check list for the evaluation of occupational safety and health in printing and bookbinding workshops is designed for use in conjunction with the corresponding employer's guide. It lists the potential hazards that may be found in these workplaces and provides suggestions for their control or elimination. It also contains a list of relevant Polish legislation and technical standards.
Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy, ul. Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warszawa, Poland, 1999. 23+48p. 52+8 ref.

CIS 04-124 Kowalik K., Augustyńska D., Drygała M., Gierasimiuk J., Konarska M., Pośniak M.
Occupational safety and health in small business - Occupational safety and health in boiler rooms - OSH check list; Employers' guide
Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy w małych przedsiębiorstwach - Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy w kotłowniach - Lista kontrolna bhp; Poradnik pracodawcy [in Polish]
The check list for the evaluation of occupational safety and health in boiler rooms is designed for use in conjunction with the corresponding employer's guide. It lists the potential hazards that may be found in these workplaces and provides suggestions for their control or elimination. It also contains a list of relevant Polish legislation and technical standards.
Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy, ul. Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warszawa, Poland, 1998-1999. 25+24p. 55+3 ref.

CIS 04-126 Kowerski A., Augustyńska D., Drygała M., Gierasimiuk J., Konarska M., Pośniak M.
Occupational safety and health in small business - Occupational safety and health in locksmith workshops and machine assembly plants - OSH check list; Employers' guide
Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy w małych przedsiębiorstwach - Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy w zakładach ślusarskich i budowy maszyn - Lista kontrolna bhp; Poradnik pracodawcy [in Polish]
The check list for the evaluation of occupational safety and health in metalworking shops is designed for use in conjunction with the corresponding employer's guide. It lists the potential hazards that may be found in these workplaces and provides suggestions for their control or elimination. It also contains a list of relevant Polish legislation and technical standards.
Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy, ul. Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warszawa, Poland, 1999. 22+33p. 70+9 ref.

CIS 04-136 Wieczorek Z., Augustyńska D., Drygała M., Gierasimiuk J., Konarska M., Pośniak M.
Occupational safety and health in small business - Occupational safety and health in the plastics industry - OSH check list; Employers' guide
Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy w małych przedsiębiorstwach - Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy w zakładach przetwórstwa tworzyw sztucznych - Lista kontrolna bhp; Poradnik pracodawcy [in Polish]
The check list for the evaluation of occupational safety and health in the plastics industry is designed for use in conjunction with the corresponding employer's guide. It lists the potential hazards that may be found in these workplaces and provides suggestions for their control or elimination. It also contains a list of relevant Polish legislation and technical standards.
Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy, ul. Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warszawa, Poland, 1998-1999. 25+32p. 49 ref.

CIS 03-1541 When faced by accidents: Analyse and act
Face aux accidents: analyser, agir [in French]
This booklet presents in comic-strip form an example of the chain of events leading to an occupational accident. It is aimed at small-to medium-sized enterprises, with the objective of encouraging them not to consider occupational accidents as being unavoidable, but as occurrences that highlight deeper organizational problems. To address this issue, this document presents an approach consisting of four progressive levels of analysis: inventory of all accidents and incidents; list of known facts; search for corrective measures, including with the use of the causal tree method; definition of an occupational hygiene and safety action plan.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité (INRS), 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris cedex 14, France, Dec. 1999. 15p. Illus. Price: EUR 5.10.
http://www.inrs.fr/INRS-PUB/inrs01.nsf/inrs01_search_view_view/3A9AC50609E32043C1256CD9005116B1/$FILE/ed833.pdf [in French]

CIS 03-95 Small business management training: Integrating occupational health & safety competencies - A guide for trainers and educators
Contents of this training manual: glossary; introduction (national generic OSH competencies, small business management and OSH, development of the guide, relationship of the guide to national training packages); audience and purpose of the guide; planning; legislative and administrative matters; managing customer services; operations and financial management; people and self management; monitoring and review; useful OHS resources for small businesses; references and contacts.
AusInfo Government Info Shops, www.ausinfo.gov.au, Australia, 1999. 75p. 4 ref.
http://www.nohsc.gov.au/Pdf/SmallBusiness/smallbusiness.pdf [in English]

CIS 02-1385 Kliemt G., Voullaire E.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Hazardous substances in automobile repair shops: Can supra-company support be mobilized?
Gefahrstoffe im Kraftfahrzeuggewerbe: Läßt sich überbetriebliche Unterstützung mobilisieren? [in German]
The objective of this project was to analyse the occupational safety and health hazards in automobile repair shops due to harmful substances that could be addressed through technical support from automobile industry manufacturers. Four aspects were evaluated: reducing exposure to harmful substances during vehicle maintenance; reducing exposure to carbon monoxide in vehicle repair shops; support with respect to harmful substances. The project enabled the highlighting of conditions under which effective support from the automobile industry manufacturers was possible, and discusses requirements for the effective management of such cooperation projects.
Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 1999. 228p. Illus. 61 ref. Price: EUR 18.50.

CIS 01-1392 Favaro M.
Safety organization in SMEs: Some preliminary considerations when planning prevention measures
La prise en charge de la sécurité dans les PME: quelques réflexions préalables à la conception d'actions de prévention [in French]
This paper examines the issue of responsibility for safety and attitudes to risk in small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). It proposes theoretical and practical ideas on approaches to preventive action in SMEs. It begins by presenting the context and consequences of the general tendency to maintaining a "natural state" in terms of prevention in SMEs, and addresses the question of the lack at "natural demand" for prevention in SMEs. A diagnostic framework adapted to this state of affairs is provided. Finally, the paper presents and discusses a number of implementation possibilities adapted to the context of small firms from the viewpoint of an integrative approach to prevention.
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail, 1st Quarter 1999, No.174, p.37-46. 37 ref.

CIS 01-1518 Gardner D., Cross J.A., Fonteyn P.N., Carlopio J., Shikdar A.
Mechanical equipment injuries in small manufacturing businesses
Factors contributing to mechanical equipment injuries in small manufacturing businesses in Australia were investigated. Thirty-five small businesses participated in the study. Interviews were carried out with all 35 managers, and 145 employees returned completed questionnaires. Fifty-eight per cent of respondents reported having experienced an injury. Grinding machines and printing presses were found to have a high ratio of accidents per number of hours used. Factors contributing to accidents were investigated. Failure to follow known safe work procedures, non-existent and inadequate guarding, poor machine design and poor machine condition were common contributing factors. The implications of these findings for improving safety in small businesses are discussed.
Safety Science, Oct.-Nov. 1999, Vol.33, No.1-2, p.1-12. 13 ref.

CIS 01-1206 Bianchi P.
Radiation protection
La radioprotection [in French]
Ionizing radiation is present not only in the nuclear industry, but also in a variety of industrial and occupational settings including industrial radiology, measuring and detection instruments, radiation curing of polymers, static electricity suppressors, food conservation and medical facilities. A large proportion of these activities are carried out by SMEs. The article presents French radioprotection regulations, and summarizes the administrative, technical and medical requirements for companies housing this type of radiation. Among the other topics covered: effects of radiation; the "ALARA" (as low as reasonably achievable) principle of exposure optimization; measurement units; measuring instruments; personal protective equipment.
Face au risque, Oct. 1999, No.356, p.25-28. Illus.

CIS 01-845 Geyer A., Kittel G., Vollebregt L., Westra J., Wriedt H.
Assessment of the usefulness of material safety data sheets (MSDS) for SMEs - Final report
Fifty interviews with representatives of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) were evaluated with respect to the materials safety data sheets (MSDSs) available from suppliers of hazardous substances and intended to support occupational safety. The SMEs involved were in the car repair, plastics processing, metalworking and dental laboratory sectors. Suppliers, trade organizations and government experts were also interviewed. It was found that MSDSs were poorly utilized and many of their features (structure, redundancy, technical level, specificity) were criticized. A list of recommendations were made for improving the usefulness and use of MSDS in SMEs.
ppm Forschung und Beratung, Kaplanhofstrasse 1, 4020 Linz, Austria, Apr. 1999. ii, 59p.+35p. (Annex). Illus. 80 ref. Price: EUR 30.00.

CIS 01-874 Gardner D., Carlopio J., Fonteyn P.N., Cross J.A.
Mechanical equipment injuries in small manufacturing businesses: Knowledge, behavioral and management issues
This paper presents findings from a study into factors that have an influence on the high rate of injuries due to mechanical equipment in Australia, especially in small manufacturing firms. Issues relating to knowledge of heath and safety issues and to management practices have been shown to be extremely important with regards to safety in small businesses. Knowledge and awareness of hazards were found to be relatively low and few respondents, especially managers, had received adequate safety training. Managers did not regard the identification and control of risks as a priority. Workplaces generally lacked effective safety management procedures, and clearly defined responsibilities for safety. Some issues requiring further investigation, and some recommendations for improving safety in small businesses are presented.
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 1999, Vol.5, No.1, p.59-71. 16 ref.

CIS 01-392 Strothotte G.
The entrepreneur model - Promotion of entrepreneurial responsibility towards safety and health protection in small and medium-sized enterprises
Das Unternehmermodell - Förderung der Eigenverantwortung im Arbeitsschutz in kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen [in German]
The entrepreneur model, which was developed by the statutory insurance carriers in Germany, is a programme to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in complying with the Occupational Safety Act. All owners of SMEs participating in the programme receive information on the accident and health hazards in their company and help in implementing safety and health measures. The information is based on safety analyses. Business owners who choose to participate in the programme do not need to pay for the services of an internal or external expert to implement the legally required measures of safety and health. The programme is of potential interest to 30-50% of all industry employees. A first review of experience gathered with the programme reveals advantages over visits at regular intervals by external safety and health services in SMEs.
Die BG, Aug. 1999, No.8. p.458-462. Illus.

CIS 01-471 Hamacher W., Kliemt G., Voullaire E., Wienhold L.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
A qualification strategy for employers and employees in small-scale construction enterprises with a view to improving occupational safety and health
Qualifizierungsstrategie für Unternehmer und Beschäftigte in Kleinbetrieben des Baubereichs zur Verbesserung des Arbeitsschutzes [in German]
Literature reviews, interviews and existing training activities were evaluated in order to develop approaches for an improved communication of information and motivation in matters of safety and health. A basic requirement is that of integrating such topics in all fields of company activity. Existing regional technical and organizational training institutions should be included and multiplier models used. This guidance document is aimed at small construction firms, the management of which is often insufficiently qualified to tackle health and safety issues. It provides a systematic overview of the methods of teaching and learning, of the target groups, and of the topics (in ten groups, covering such items as responsibility, management, organization, instruction, the handling of hazardous materials, teaching aids, and the hazards encountered in building activities). Summaries in English and French.
Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 1999. 388p. Illus. 199 ref.

CIS 01-461 Alfa S.
Child labour in small-scale mines in Niger: Cases in natron, salt and gypsum mines, and on gold panning sites
Le travail des enfants dans les petites exploitations minières du Niger: cas des sites de natron, de sel, de gypse et d'orpaillage [in French]
This ILO working document presents an analysis of the current situation of child labour in the informal small-scale mining sector in Niger. The extraction of natron, salt, gypsum and gold, where children account for over 50% of the workforce, is described. Poverty is the main cause of child labour, and this can only be alleviated over the long term. However, there is a short-term need to stop some of the worst forms of child labour through law enforcement and with the help of international governmental and non-governmental organizations.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1999. iv, 50p. Illus. 7 ref.

CIS 01-438
Health and Safety Commission
Occupational Health Advisory Committee - Report and recommendations on improving access to occupational health support
This report presents the conclusions and recommendations of a working group of the Occupational Health Advisory Committee on how to improve access to occupational health support, particularly for people at work in small and medium enterprises. Part 1 describes the purpose of the work and the working method, part 2 highlights the current provisions for occupational health support, part 3 identifies the needs, and part 4 makes 30 recommendations for changing behaviour to bring about awareness of occupational health needs and for the delivery mechanisms for occupational health support.
HSE Books, P.O.Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, [1999]. 81p. lllus.

CIS 01-93 Floyd P.J., Footitt A.J.
Health and Safety Executive
Risk ranking for small and medium enterprises
The objective of this study was to develop a simple system of risk assessment and prioritization for SMEs. The methodology is divided into six steps: identification of hazards; likeliness of occurrence of each identified hazard; injuries and illnesses that might result should each hazard occur; determination of the number of people likely to be affected by the hazard; evaluation of the risks; ranking the risks. The method was refined after field tests in three workplaces.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 1999. viii, 59p. 6 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.

CIS 01-51
Health and Safety Executive
Health and safety in engineering workshops
Manual aimed at people who manage and work in small engineering workshops that manufacture, maintain and repair plant, machinery and products. Contents: management of safety and health; five steps to risk assessment; manual handling and lifting; transport; equipment and environment (hazardous substances, electricity, air conditioning, pressurized systems); detailed machine safety (including computer controls, metalworking fluids, noise, vibration, cleaning and degreasing); welding and flamecutting; radiography; painting and spraying; personal protective equipment; offices; accidents, emergencies and first aid.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., Nov. 1999. vi, 118p. Illus. 193 ref. Price: GBP 9.50.

CIS 00-1628 Holmes N., Lingard H., Yesilyurt Z., De Munk F.
An exploratory study of meanings of risk control for long term and acute effect occupational health and safety risks in small business construction firms
A qualitative study of employers' and employees' understanding of occupational health and safety (OHS) risk control was conducted among a sample of small enterprises of the Australian construction industry with the examples of two risks relevant to this industry: falls from heights, which represented an immediate consequence, and occupational skin disease, which represented a long-term health effect. Participants perceived the immediate effect, the falls from heights risk, as being more important in their workplaces than the delayed effect, the skin disease risk. The risk of falls from heights was perceived to be controllable but requiring a great deal of effort to prevent, whereas there was a fatalistic resignation to the risk of occupational skin disease.
Journal of Safety Research, Winter 1999, Vol.30, No.4, p.251-261. Illus. 36 ref.

CIS 00-1309 Identifying high-risk small business industries: The basis for preventing occupational injury, illness, and fatality
This report presents information on high-risk small industries identified from national data sources in the United States. These include the total number of cases and incidence rates of occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities in small business industries. The report also lists the leading causes of fatal occupational injuries in small business industries, which include transportation accidents, assaults and violent acts, contact with objects and equipment, falls and exposure to harmful substances and environments. When mortality and morbidity measures are combined into a single index, the highest risks for small business industries are: logging; cut stone and stone products; trucking terminal facilities; roofing, siding and sheet metal work; camps and recreational vehicle parks.
Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA, 1999. xii, 153p. Illus. 62 ref.

CIS 00-1352 Helping small enterprises set up occupational risk management systems
Aides à la gestion des risques professionnels dans les petites entreprises [in French]
Proceedings of the 25th National Congress of Occupational Medicine in the Construction Industry (Toulouse, France, 29-30 April 1999) dealing with helping small enterprises to set up occupational risk management systems. Topics dealt with: asbestos; medical examinations; company risk assessment sheets; company medical records; methodology for each occupational branch; information of workers; data sheets for chemical risk management on construction sites; machining of medium density fibre panels; risk evaluation systems; toxicological data sheets; prevention of falls; promotion of safety and health among apprentices.
Revue de médecine du travail, Nov.-Dec. 1999, Vol.XXVI, No.5, p.249-310 (whole issue). Illus.

CIS 00-1007 Alcouffe J., Manillier P., Brehier M., Fabin C., Faupin F.
Analysis by sex of low back pain among workers from small companies in the Paris area: Severity and occupational consequences
To describe workers with low back symptoms, to identify risk factors and to assess the occupational consequences separately in men and women, a descriptive study was conducted on a sample of workers selected at random from small companies in the Paris area. A group of 202 occupational physicians interviewed 7,129 workers with a standardized questionnaire. Data analysis was performed by sex in the two groups: with low back pain and without low back pain over the previous 12 months. The group with low back pain was then divided into four subgroups: mild cases (without referred pain), moderate cases (with referred pain above the knee), serious cases (with referred pain below the knee), and low back pain with occupational consequences. The incidence and severity of low back pain were higher in women, although they seemed to be less exposed to known occupational risk factors. However, the results indicate a preponderance of these risk factors among female workers. Particular attention must therefore be paid to the lifting of weights and uncomfortable working positions in female jobs (clerk, trading, health care staff).
Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Oct. 1999, Vol.56, No.10, p.696-701. 30 ref.

CIS 00-1149
Health and Safety Executive
Safety at granulators
Topics: analysis of accident causes; belt conveyors; circular-knife cutting machines; data sheet; fail safety; fixed guards; hot surfaces; interlock protection; limit switches; locking devices; mechanical feed and ejection; mechanical hazards; nips; periodical checks; plant safety organization; plastics converting industry; responsibilities of employers; restraining mechanisms; safe working methods; safety checks; safety devices; small enterprises; toolsetting; United Kingdom.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, June 1999. 4p. 2 ref.

CIS 00-1148
Health and Safety Executive
Safety at compression moulding machines
Topics: analysis of accident causes; automatic guards; compression moulding; data sheet; electronic guards; fail safety; fixed guards; hot surfaces; interlock protection; limit switches; locking devices; mechanical hazards; periodical checks; plant safety organization; plastics converting industry; platen presses; responsibilities of employers; restraining mechanisms; safe working methods; safety checks; safety devices; small enterprises; toolsetting; United Kingdom; warning notices.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, June 1999. 4p. 1 ref.

CIS 00-1147
Health and Safety Executive
Safety at window frame manufacturing machines
Topics: adjustable guards; analysis of accident causes; automatic guards; circular saws; clamps; data sheet; drilling machines; extrusion; fail safety; fixed guards; interlock protection; limit switches; locking devices; machining; mechanical hazards; milling machines; periodical checks; plant safety organization; plastics converting industry; responsibilities of employers; restraining mechanisms; safe working methods; safety checks; safety devices; saws for plastics; small enterprises; toolsetting; United Kingdom; welding of plastics.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, June 1999. 4p. 2 réf.

CIS 00-1142
Health and Safety Executive
Safety at extruders with caterpillar, belt or roller haul-offs
Topics: analysis of accident causes; belt conveyors; data sheet; extrusion; fail safety; fixed guards; haulage systems; hot surfaces; interlock protection; limit switches; locking devices; mechanical feed and ejection; mechanical hazards; periodical checks; plant safety organization; plastics converting industry; responsibilities of employers; restraining mechanisms; safe working methods; safety checks; safety devices; small enterprises; toolsetting; United Kingdom.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, June 1999. 4p.

CIS 00-1146
Health and Safety Executive
Safety at thermoforming machines
Topics: analysis of accident causes; data sheet; fail safety; fixed guards; hot surfaces; interlock protection; limit switches; locking devices; mechanical hazards; moulding of plastics; periodical checks; plant safety organization; plastics converting industry; responsibilities of employers; restraining mechanisms; safe working methods; safety checks; safety devices; small enterprises; toolsetting; United Kingdom.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, June 1999. 4p. 3 ref.

CIS 00-1145
Health and Safety Executive
Safety at blow moulding machines
Topics: blow moulding; data sheet; fail safety; fixed guards; hot surfaces; interlock protection; limit switches; locking devices; mechanical hazards; periodical checks; plant safety organization; plastics converting industry; responsibilities of employers; restraining mechanisms; safe working methods; safety checks; safety devices; small enterprises; toolsetting; United Kingdom.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, June 1999. 4p. 2 ref.

CIS 00-1144
Health and Safety Executive
Safety at injection moulding machines
Topics: analysis of accident causes; data sheet; fail safety; fixed guards; hot surfaces; injection moulding; interlock protection; limit switches; locking devices; mechanical hazards; periodical checks; plant safety organization; plastics converting industry; responsibilities of employers; restraining mechanisms; safe working methods; safety checks; safety devices; small enterprises; toolsetting; United Kingdom.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, June 1999. 4p. 3 ref.

CIS 00-1143
Health and Safety Executive
Managing machinery safety in small plastics factories
Topics: data sheet; mechanical hazards; moulding of plastics; plant safety organization; plastics converting industry; responsibilities of employers; safe working methods; safety checks; safety devices; small enterprises; United Kingdom.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, June 1999. 3p. 1 ref.

CIS 00-759 Check prevention - Sawmills
Check prévention - La scierie [in French]
Check preventie - De houtzagerij [in Dutch]
This booklet is aimed at owners and managers of sawmills to help them conduct the occupational risk assessment required by Belgian legislation within their company, and to enable them to keep track of areas that need improvement. A first section to be filled in consists of the names of workers and their occupations. This is followed by check lists concerning machinery and equipment, transport hazards, electrical safety, hazardous materials, fire and explosion hazards, physical hazards, ergonomics, workers' health, emergency organization and first aid, workplaces and buildings, and company policies and organization.
PREVENT, rue Gachard 88, Bte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 1999. 24p.

CIS 00-761 Check prevention - Street cleaning services (using trucks or mechanical street-sweepers)
Check prévention - Les agents du service de nettoyage de la voirie (travaillant avec des chariots ou des balayeuses) [in French]
Check preventie - De straatreinigers (met duwwangentjes of gemotoriseerde veegmachines) [in Dutch]
This booklet is aimed at owners and managers of street cleaning enterprises to help them conduct the occupational risk assessment required by Belgian legislation within their company, and to enable them to keep track of areas that need improvement. A first section to be filled in consists of the names of workers and their occupations. This is followed by check lists concerning machinery and equipment, workplaces and buildings - and in particular the vehicle garage, physical hazards, working methods, workers' health, information and training, and company policies and organization.
PREVENT, rue Gachard 88, Bte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 1999. 20p.

CIS 00-754 Check prevention - The textile industry
Check prévention - Le secteur de transformation du textile [in French]
Check preventie - De textielveredlingssector [in Dutch]
This booklet is aimed at owners and managers of small textile enterprises to help them conduct the occupational risk assessment required by Belgian legislation within their company, and to enable them to keep track of areas that need improvement. A first section to be filled in consists of the names of workers and their occupations. This is followed by check lists concerning machinery and equipment, transport hazards, electrical safety, hazardous materials, fire and explosion hazards, physical hazards, workers' health, ergonomics, workplaces and buildings, company policies and organization, and emergency organization and first aid.
PREVENT, rue Gachard 88, Bte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 1999. 24p.

CIS 00-753 Check prevention - Demolition contractors
Check prévention - Entreprises de démolition [in French]
Check preventie - Het slopingsbedrijf [in Dutch]
This booklet is aimed at owners and managers of demolition enterprises to help them conduct the occupational risk assessment required by Belgian legislation within their company, and to enable them to keep track of areas that need improvement. A first section to be filled in consists of the names of workers and their occupations. This is followed by check lists concerning machinery and equipment, transport hazards, electrical safety, hazardous materials, fire and explosion hazards, risks of falls, workers' health, physical hazards on worksites, and company policies and organization.
PREVENT, rue Gachard 88, Bte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 1999. 20p.

CIS 00-755 Check prevention - Treatment of furs and the fur garment manufacturing
Check prévention - Le traitement et la confection des fourrures [in French]
Check preventie - De hersteller en maker van bontkledij [in Dutch]
This booklet is aimed at owners and managers of small enterprises of the fur industry to help them conduct the occupational risk assessment required by Belgian legislation within their company, and to enable them to keep track of areas that need improvement. A first section to be filled in consists of the names of workers and their occupations. This is followed by check lists concerning machinery and equipment, electrical safety, hazardous materials, fire and explosion hazards, ergonomics, workers' health, workplaces and buildings, company policies and organization, emergency procedures and first aid.
PREVENT, rue Gachard 88, Bte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 1999. 20p.

CIS 00-760 Check prevention - The medical laboratory
Check prévention - Le laboratoire médical [in French]
Check preventie - Het medisch labo [in Dutch]
This booklet is aimed at owners and managers of medical laboratories to help them conduct the occupational risk assessment required by Belgian legislation within their company, and to enable them to keep track of areas that need improvement. A first section to be filled in consists of the names of workers and their occupations. This is followed by check lists concerning laboratory equipment, hazardous materials, physical hazards, fire and explosion hazards, contamination risks, electrical safety, ergonomics, workers' health, emergency organization and first aid, workplaces and buildings, and company policies and organization.
PREVENT, rue Gachard 88, Bte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 1999. 24p.

CIS 00-97 Lehtinen S., Huuskonen M.S., Kähkönen E., Rantanen J.
Proceedings of the regional symposium on occupational health and safety - Marangu, Tanzania, 13-15 December 1998
Topics: Africa; agriculture; backache; conference; developing countries; Kenya; national organization; occupational safety and health; plant health services; protective clothing; role of management; small enterprises; steam boilers; Tanzania, United Rep. of; tea farming; Uganda; women; wood dust; woodworking industry; workmen's compensation.
African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety, 1999, Vol.9, Supplement I, p.1-118 (whole issue). Illus. Bibl.ref.

CIS 00-89 Carol Llopart S.
Authorisation procedure for special work in small and medium-sized enterprises
El permiso de trabajos especiales en las pequeñas y medianas empresas [in Spanish]
Topics: authorization of dangerous work; maintenance and repair; permits-to-work; responsibilities of employers; small enterprises; Spain; supply of information.
Prevención, Apr.-June 1999, No.148, p.54-61. Illus. 5 ref.

CIS 00-87 Hunt S.
Tunnel vision
Occupational safety and health in small enterprises. Topics: Canada; check lists; economic aspects; enforcement; hazard evaluation; hazard identification; industrial hygienists; plant safety and health organization; public OSH institutions; role of management; safety consciousness; safety consultants; safety planning; small enterprises; workers participation.
Accident Prevention, Sep.-Oct. 1999, Vol.46, No.5 p.17-21.

CIS 99-1913 Social and labour issues in small-scale mines
Les problèmes sociaux et de travail dans les petites exploitations minières [in French]
Topics: mercury; silica; child labour; conditions of work; developing countries; economic aspects; ILO; informal sector; legal aspects; mining industry; report; responsibilities; small enterprises; social aspects; women.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Geneva 22, Switzerland, 1st ed., 1999. v, 99p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: CHF 17.50.

CIS 99-2074 Kawakami T., Batino J.M., Khai T.T.
Ergonomic strategies for improving working conditions in some developing countries in Asia
Recent ergonomic studies in developing countries in Asia have developed and applied measures for assessing local needs in field conditions, including small enterprises and agriculture. Field studies have contributed to improving working conditions of local people in materials handling, workstation design, work organization and work environment. Various non-expert human resources, including local government units, trade unions, industrial associations and agricultural sectors, have been mobilized to act as participatory trainers in action-oriented ergonomic training programmes. Ergonomists have facilitated these local action processes by developing action-oriented training tools such as checklists, good local examples and group work dynamics, and by training local trainers. It was confirmed that a number of ergonomic improvements could be formulated by the self-help initiative of local people when participatory action tools and training are provided. Topics: agriculture; Asia; case study; check lists; conditions of work; developing countries; ergonomic evaluation; ergonomics; role of workers organizations; safety and health training; small enterprises; textile, garment and related trades; welfare facilities; work-rest schedules.
Industrial Health, Apr. 1999, Vol.37, No.2, p.187-198. Illus. 33 ref.

1998

CIS 08-6 Watfa N., Glimberg I., Awan S.
Chemical safety pages - A tool for chemical safety information dissemination
This collection of safety data sheets is aimed at small and medium sized enterprises in developing countries. The sheets are written in simple language and are contained in a single page. Twenty sheets are included for priority chemicals that have been identified by surveys in a selection of developing countries within the framework of the ILO Action Programme on Safety in the Use of Chemicals at Work.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1998. 38p. Illus.

CIS 04-138 Goździewicz D., Augustyńska D., Drygała M., Gierasimiuk J., Konarska M., Pośniak M.
Occupational safety and health in small business - Occupational safety and health in meat processing plants - OSH check list; Employers' guide
Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy w małych przedsiębiorstwach - Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy w małych zakładach przetwórstwa mięsnego - Lista kontrolna bhp; Poradnik pracodawcy [in Polish]
The check list for the evaluation of occupational safety and health in meat processing plants is designed for use in conjunction with the corresponding employer's guide. It lists the potential hazards that may be found in these workplaces and provides suggestions for their control or elimination. It also contains a list of relevant Polish legislation and technical standards.
Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy, ul. Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warszawa, Poland, 1998. 27+36p. 57 ref.

CIS 04-137 Goździewicz D., Augustyńska D., Drygała M., Gierasimiuk J., Konarska M., Pośniak M.
Occupational safety and health in small business - Occupational safety and health in the fruit and vegetable processing industries - OSH check list; Employers' guide
Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy w małych przedsiębiorstwach - Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy w małych zakładach przetwórstwa owocowo-warzywnego - Lista kontrolna bhp; Poradnik pracodawcy [in Polish]
The check list for the evaluation of occupational safety and health in the fruit and vegetable processing industries is designed for use in conjunction with the corresponding employer's guide. It lists the potential hazards that may be found in these workplaces and provides suggestions for their control or elimination. It also contains a list of relevant Polish legislation and technical standards.
Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy, ul. Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warszawa, Poland, 1998. 25+35p. 57 ref.

CIS 04-133 Serwałski Z., Wieczorek Z., Augustyńska D., Drygała M., Gierasimiuk J., Konarska M., Pośniak M.
Occupational safety and health in small business - Occupational safety and health in the transport industry - OSH check list; Employers' guide
Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy w małych przedsiębiorstwach - Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy w przedsiębiorstwach transportowych - Lista kontrolna bhp; Poradnik pracodawcy [in Polish]
The check list for the evaluation of occupational safety and health in the transport industry is designed for use in conjunction with the corresponding employer's guide. It lists the potential hazards that may be found in these workplaces and provides suggestions for their control or elimination. It also contains a list of relevant Polish legislation and technical standards.
Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy, ul. Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warszawa, Poland, 1998. 32+45p. 62 ref.

CIS 04-141 Wojucki J., Augustyńska D., Drygała M., Gierasimiuk J., Konarska M., Pośniak M.
Occupational safety and health in small business - Occupational safety and health in laundries - OSH check list; Employers' guide
Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy w małych przedsiębiorstwach - Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy w pralniach - Lista kontrolna bhp; Poradnik pracodawcy [in Polish]
The check list for the evaluation of occupational safety and health in laundries is designed for use in conjunction with the corresponding employer's guide. It lists the potential hazards that may be found in these workplaces and provides suggestions for their control or elimination. It also contains a list of relevant Polish legislation and technical standards.
Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy, ul. Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warszawa, Poland, 1998. 17+32p. 40+3 ref.

CIS 04-140 Serwałski Z., Wieczorek Z., Augustyńska D., Drygała M., Gierasimiuk J., Konarska M., Pośniak M.
Occupational safety and health in small business - Occupational safety and health in restaurants - OSH check list; Employers' guide
Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy w małych przedsiębiorstwach - Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy w restauracjach - Lista kontrolna bhp; Poradnik pracodawcy [in Polish]
The check list for the evaluation of occupational safety and health in restaurants is designed for use in conjunction with the corresponding employer's guide. It lists the potential hazards that may be found in these workplaces and provides suggestions for their control or elimination. It also contains a list of relevant Polish legislation and technical standards.
Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy, ul. Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warszawa, Poland, 1998. 26+35p. 61 ref.

CIS 04-135 Świderski J., Augustyńska D., Drygała M., Gierasimiuk J., Konarska M., Pośniak M.
Occupational safety and health in small business - Occupational safety and health in garment manufacturing workshops - OSH check list; Employers' guide
Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy w małych przedsiębiorstwach - Bezpieczeństwo i higiena pracy w zakładach produkcji odzieży - Lista kontrolna bhp; Poradnik pracodawcy [in Polish]
The check list for the evaluation of occupational safety and health in garment manufacturing workshops is designed for use in conjunction with the corresponding employer's guide. It lists the potential hazards that may be found in these workplaces and provides suggestions for their control or elimination. It also contains a list of relevant Polish legislation and technical standards.
Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy, ul. Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warszawa, Poland, 1998. 22+33p. 54+55 ref.

CIS 01-1182 Wood dust - Technical note: Installing variable-flow exhausts in woodworking shops
Poussières de bois - Note technique: installation d'aspiration à débit variable dans l'industrie de deuxième transformation du bois [in French]
Guidance note on the installation of systems for absorbing wood dust in woodworking shops of small enterprises, where the level of activity is highly variable. The guidance is based on a real case installation of a variable-flow system in a company. Contents include: preliminary study; principles of a variable-flow network; description of the installed system; evaluation of the system. These systems contribute towards better working conditions (no need to wear dust respirators; reduced levels of noise; reduced risks of rhinitis; cleaner workshops).
Caisse régionale d'assurance maladie (CRAM) des Pays de la Loire, 7 rue du Président Herriot, BP 3405, 44034 Nantes Cedex 1, France, Oct. 1998. 17p. Illus.

CIS 01-702 Geyer A., Elsigan G.
Handbook for safety, health and environment in the enterprise: A guide for small enterprises
Handbuch für Sicherheit, Gesundheit und Umwelt im Betrieb: Ein Handlungsleitfaden für kleine Betriebe [in German]
A loose-leaf binder presenting eight modules allowing small enterprises to build their own safety, health and environmental management system. Contents include: evaluation of existing problems; defining tasks and responsibilities; workplace analysis; discussions with workers; centralizing the purchasing of chemicals and looking for substitution; defining the objectives and the means of achieving them; implementing measures and documenting results; defining the company's policies. Sample forms for documentation and check lists are included. Sample forms are also provided in electronic form.
ppm Forschung und Beratung, Kaplanhofstrasse 1, 4020 Linz, Austria, 1998. 77p. + Diskette (forms in MS-Word, Word 97 for Windows 95). Price: ATS 300.00.

CIS 01-770 Pröll U.
Work and health in small enterprises. Research results and experience in prevention. Workshop proceedings
Arbeit und Gesundheit im Kleinbetrieb. Forschungsergebnisse und Präventionserfahrungen. Tagungsband [in German]
Proceedings of a workshop held in Dortmund, Germany, 28 April 1998, on projects relating to health promotion in small enterprises funded by the German Ministry for Research and Technology. Individual projects and experience from participating small enterprises were presented. Positive and negative aspects of safety and health in small enterprises (family enterprises, carpenter shops, bakeries, heating and plumbing trades) were discussed. Main topics covered: allergies, information deficits, ageing of the workforce, health insurance and possibilities of a regional network to support prevention in small and medium enterprises.
Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund, Landesinstitut, Evinger Platz 17, 44339 Dortmund, Germany, 1998. 150p. Illus. 45 ref.

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