The archived database covers international occupational safety and health (OSH) literature. It includes many language materials from various countries. CISDOC constitutes an ideal tool for obtaining references to international OSH information and publications from the 20th century and beyond.
Sample record: Automobile repair workers
- International database representing all aspects of safety and health at work;
- Emphasis on training and policy documents from various countries;
- Subject descriptors and annotations provided for all records.
The database features simple and advanced search tools and its content can be browsed by topics and industries.
Every record contains a detailed bibliographic description, a full abstract and indexing descriptors. In most cases PDF files can be downloaded.
Update and review
The latest entry to the database has been added on June 5, 2012. From 2014, CISDOC will benefit from the coordinated contributions of various agencies, organizations and partners that make up the ILO-CIS network. They will be able to insert their bibliographic references in an autonomous but nevertheless revised manner.
During the past few years of the information age, more and more documents were made available on the Internet, directly from their publishers and authors. Better functioning search engines improved the chances of finding relevant information on the Web and facilitated personal, customized information collection. In addition, new specialized digital tools and platforms created the premises for a knowledge-based approach to reviewing OSH information. Therefore, surrounded by many high-tech global networks that span over their influence on both OSH knowledge throughput and how prevention initiatives operate in an efficient way, CISDOC will remain available as a window allowing for a glimpse into the occupational safety and health literature. However, better and more effective ways to access knowledge, such as specialized services provided in the new digital era will be explored.
Archived Legislative Texts on Occupational Safety and Health are also available in CISDOC via browsing by countries and subject categories and provide bibliographic information on laws, regulation and directives from around the world. The collection presents various pieces of legislation, from the 1901 Mines Inspection Act of New South Wales in Australia to a 2010 Ministerial Regulation in Thailand. These legal texts allow for observing how the regulatory framework shaped the world of OSH throughout the years. The new Global Database on Occupational Safety and Health Legislation (LEGOSH) will soon be available as a fundamental pillar of the ILO knowledge base on OSH.
The indexing descriptors of the records in the CISDOC database are drawn from the Occupational Safety and Health Thesaurus, which is also being currently updated.