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Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften
First aid - Enforcement rules of regulation VBG 109 [Germany]
Erste Hilfe - Durchführungsanweisungen zur VBG 109 [in German]
Revised version of the enforcement rules of the safety regulation applying to first aid. For the regulation which came into force in 1979 and which is still valid, see CIS 79-1767.
Carl Heymanns Verlag KG, Luxemburger Strasse 449, D-W-5000 Köln 41, Germany, Apr. 1990. 8p.
Román Monzo J.L., Bobadilla Sancho J.M.
Expert system for controlling emergencies in large buildings
Sistema experto para el control de emergencias en grandes edificios [in Spanish]
The difficulty in handling information in case of emergencies, especially fires, in large buildings is discussed. The preparation of an emergency procedures manual for buildings is recommended to cover: risk evaluation, protective measures, emergency plans, and implementation. In order to be able to react flexibly and rapidly to different emergency situations, the development of a computerised system capable of handling all the information is studied. EMERGEX, a programme based on artificial intelligence, is presented as an expert system for controlling emergencies in large buildings.
Mapfre seguridad, 2nd Quarter 1990, No.38, p.21-26. Illus.
Industrial first aid regulations [Canada - British Columbia]
These regulations (effective 1979) were made pursuant to section 70 of the Workers' Compensation Act, R.S.B.C. 1979. The regulations outline requirements for: first-aid services, equipment, and supplies; industrial first-aid attendants; transportation to a hospital or physician; first-aid services for ship repair and stevedoring; oxygen therapy equipment; automatic mechanical ventilators; fire equipment for municipal fire fighters; certification of first-aid attendants and for survival first-aid training. In the schedules: classification of industries by first-aid requirements; obligatory contents of first-aid kits and supplies.
Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia, 6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, British Columbia V7C 1C6, Canada, 1990. 64p. Illus.
Callaghan J.M., Cooper D.M.
The material safety data sheet - A practical guide to first aid
A system for preparing and evaluating first aid recommendations for chemical exposures in the workplace is presented. How to write the first aid section of an MSDS is described, along with the reasoning behind the specific recommendations. A step-by-step system for selecting the appropriate recommendations for each route of exposure is presented. Sample decision trees are depicted and exceptions to decision trees are listed. Examples of applications and an explanation of terminology are included. A basic understanding of chemicals and their effects is required.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 250 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H6, Canada, 1990. 20p. Illus. CAD 25.00 (Canada); USD 30.00 (USA); USD 35.00 (elsewhere).
League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Guidelines on AIDS and first aid in the workplace
This booklet presents concise guidelines on the precautions that should be followed in order to protect first-aid workers from contracting HIV infection following the administration of first-aid measures in the workplace. The guidelines contain general information on the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and specific information on risks associated with first-aid treatment of injured employees. The book concludes with a consensus statement on AIDS and the workplace, including advice on the development of employment policies.
World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1990. iii, 12p. Annex. Price: CHF 4.00; USD 3.20.
Upfal M., Doyle C.
Medical management of hydrofluoric acid exposure
Hydrofluoric acid burns are usually due to accidental exposure. Deep tissue injury may result, damaging nerves, blood vessels, tendons, and bone. Concentrated hydrofluoric acid may cause immediate pain; dilute solutions may result in a delay of symptoms for many hours. Symptoms are usually out of proportion to the observed injury. Appropriate first aid and medical management can dramatically affect the prognosis. Local treatment consists of copious water lavage and the application of topical neutralisation agents. For more severe exposures, calcium gluconate injection or intraarterial infusion of calcium gluconate may be indicated as well. Life threatening alterations of electrolytes can occur, with ensuing arrhythmias. Inhalation, ingestion, and ocular exposures require specialised treatment and referral.
Journal of Occupational Medicine, Aug. 1990, Vol.32, No.8, p.726-731. Illus. 37 ref.
Health and Safety Commission
First aid on offshore installations and pipeline works - Approved Code of Practice; Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989 [United Kingdom] and Guidance
The Regulations came into force on 13 Sept. 1990. They place a duty on employers to ensure adequate first-aid and basic health-care provision for all their personnel. Contents of the Code of Practice: duty of the person in control of an offshore installation or pipeline works to provide adequate first-aid arrangements and to inform workers of these arrangements; size, layout and sitting of sick bays and associated medical equipment and facilities; provision of first-aid kits and their location and contents; numbers and types of offshore medics or first-aiders required and their recruitment, training and general responsibilities; liaison with medical practitioners onshore; arrangements during the construction and dismantling of offshore installations. General guidance for inclusion in first-aid boxes is given along with lists of recommended medications and equipment.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1990. 40p. Illus. Price: GBP 7.50.
Health and Safety Commission
First aid at work - Approved Code of Practice; Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 [United Kingdom] and Guidance
The Regulations came into force on 1 July 1982. They place a duty on employers to ensure adequate first-aid provision for their employees in the workplace. Contents of the Code of Practice: duty of the employer to make provision for first-aid and to inform employees of the arrangements; first-aid facilities, boxes and kits; provision of a suitably-equipped and staffed first-aid room; recording of first-aid treatment; recruitment, training and qualification of first-aiders. Addresses of regional employment nursing advisers are given as well as some general first-aid guidance for inclusion in first-aid boxes.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1990. 30p. Illus. Price: GBP 2.00.
Isolated workers. Guidelines for the employer and the safety officer
Allein arbeitende Personen: Anleitung für Arbeitsgeber und Sicherheitsbeauftragte [in German]
Persone tenute a lavorare da sole: Istituzione per i datori di lavoro e gli addetti alla sicurezza [in Italian]
Travaileurs isolés - Instructions pour les employeurs et les chargés de sécurité [in French]
Aspects dealt with: examples of accidents involving isolated workers; physical, psychological and intellectual capabilities of isolated workers; training and experience for the safe carrying out of tasks; call for assistance and organisation of first aid measures; control and alarm systems; types of work that isolated workers are not allowed to perform; review of the Swiss regulation in this field.
Cahiers suisses de la sécurité au travail, Caisse nationale d'assurance en cas d'accidents, case postale, 6200 Lucerne, Switzerland, Sep. 1990. 31p. Illus.
Graveling R.A., Miller B.G.
Permissible wearing times for rescue personnel using a new self-contained breathing apparatus
A series of experiments was carried out to determine the times for which a sample of mines-rescue men wearing a new compressed oxygen breathing apparatus, Selected Elevated Flow Apparatus (SEFA), could work in a range of climatic conditions without exceeding physiological safety criteria. Subjects carried out light and heavy physical work routines in a climate chamber under a range of experimentally controlled climates, and selected physiological responses were monitored. A chart of permissible wearing times for the SEFA apparatus was produced and is included in this report.
Institute of Occupational Medicine, Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh EH8 9SU, United Kingdom, Aug. 1989. 54p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: GBP 20.00 (GBP 25.00 in other countries).
Health and Welfare Canada
AIDS information for the workplace
Renseignements sur le SIDA en milieu de travail [in French]
This information sheet provides information on AIDS-related issues in the workplace. Topics covered: general information on AIDS; how HIV is spread; special precautions against HIV dissemination in the workplace; attitude towards HIV-infected co-workers; first aid in the workplace; responsibilities of employees and employers concerning AIDS.
Federal Centre for AIDS, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L2, Canada, 1989. 4p.
The organisation of first aid in the workplace
In the light of the experience gathered on first aid over a long period in many countries, this monograph shows in detail how first aid may be organised in the workplace, especially in small enterprises, and reviews how an organisation for first aid may be designed taking into account the many factors involved. Information is also provided on first-aid personnel, including duties and training, the necessary equipment, supplies and facilities, and the arrangements required beyond first aid for accidents needing specialised medical care. Examples on first-aid legislation in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the Federal Republic of Germany are appended.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1989. 73p. Price: CHF 15.00.
Chemical exposure treatment cards
This publication is a reference volume of the texts of 21 treatment cards recommending first aid and medical treatment following accidental contamination with a range of chemicals. Each card relates to one chemical or to a series of similar chemicals. Exposure details, casualty history and first aid treatment appear on the front of the card, while possible effects of exposure and appropriate medical treatment appear on the reverse. They may be used to ensure that the necessary equipment and first aid skills are available whenever accidental contamination may occur, and serve as a means of communication to hospital personnel.
Chemical Industries Association Limited, Kings Buildings, Smith Square, London SW1P 3JJ, United Kingdom, 1989. 49p.
Erste Hilfe [in German]
This illustrated booklet gives practical advice on the steps to be followed in providing first aid in case of trafic accident, avalanche, electric shock, breaking of the ice on a frozen river or lake or any other type of accident. Examples illustrate the different phases of the procedures: removal from the dangerous area, how to take off the helmet of an injured person, unconsciousness, respiratory arrest, bleeding, injuries, burns, fractures, poisoning, etc. This booklet may be used for training purposes.
Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt, Abteilung für Unfallverhütung und Berufskrankheitenbekämpfung, Adalbert-Stifter-Str. 65, 1200 Wien, Austria, 1989. 101p. Illus.
An adaptable microcomputer model for evacuation management
A simulation method is presented which enables a modeller to identify dangerous bottlenecks for emergency building evacuation and to test the sensitivity of occupant exit behaviour to evacuation improvement strategies. The modelling method is tested against landmark evacuation data by Pauls and Jones, and used to predict problems and solutions for a complex evacuation situation involving a large university building with several exit choices. Some concluding remarks are addressed to a future research agenda for this method.
Fire Technology, Nov. 1989, Vol.25, No.4, p.291-307. Illus. Bibl.
Callaghan J.M., Stock S.R.
Cyanide poisoning and first aid
Le cyanure - Intoxication et premiers soins [in French]
Cyanide compounds with high, moderate and low toxicity are listed along with sources in the workplace. The behaviour of cyanide in the body and symptoms of cyanide poisoning are described. First aid measures are outlined including administration of oxygen, inhalation of amyl nitrite and artificial respiration. Medical treatments using various antidotes are also described.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 250 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H6, Canada, May 1988. 10p. Bibl.
Zalmover I.E., Krivorot'ko G.I., Sergeev A.P.
Portable oxygen analyser for mine rescue workers
Perenosnyj analizator kisloroda dlja gornospasatelej [in Russian]
Description, block diagram and specifications of a new portable mine rescue oxygen analyser. The device can also measure ambient temperature. The data are fed into a 3-decade digital display. The analyser uses the electrochemical measurement principle and is fitted with an electronic thermometer. The device is operable in conditions of varying atmospheric pressure (87.8-119.7kPa), high humidity (up to 98%) and fluctuating mine air composition (volume fractions of methane ≥90%, carbon dioxide ≥50%, hydrogen ≥5%, carbon monoxide ≥5%). The analyser design permits manual correction of atmospheric pressure interference. Introduction of the analyser is expected to enhance mine rescue safety. It can also be used in other industries for monitoring oxygen levels in explosive gas mixtures and workplace air.
Ugol' Ukrainy, Oct. 1988, No.10, p.33. Illus.
Occupational safety and health in quarries
Ohrana truda na kar'erah [in Russian]
Contents of this training manual written for vocational training school students: general aspects; fundamentals of Soviet OSH legislation; OSH organisation; occupational injuries and diseases; general requirements for the protection of workers and environment at the stage of quarry design and operation; workplace climate and microclimate; noxious dust and gas control; workplace lighting; radiation protection; safety of the main processes; safety of the pressure vessels and systems, hoisting and lifting equipment and repair work; electrical safety; fire safety; flood and snow-drift control; mine rescue fundamentals.
Izdatel'stvo Nedra, pl. Belorusskogo vokzala 3, 125047 Moskva, USSR, 1988. 197p. Illus. 14 ref. Price: SUR 0.30.
Bridge repair - Use and handling of harmful substances
Brückeninstandsetzung - Einsatz und Umgang mit Gefahrstoffen [in German]
Repair work at a road bridge serves to illustrate the safety measures required by law. Synthetic resins are the most important group of harmful substances used. Safety measures include labelling and the wearing of protective clothing and safety goggles to prevent their contact. First-aid measures are outlined.
Tiefbau-Berufsgenossenschaft, 1988, Vol.100, No.12, p.832-835, 838-839, 841. Illus.
Perceptions of stress in British ambulance personnel
This paper reports upon an investigative study of stress in the Ambulance Service. The aims of the research were in part methodological and in part substantive. Methodologically, the study sought to validate as measurable constructs the perceptions of sources of stress reported by ambulance staff in response to questionnaire items. Substantively, it sought to identify these possible sources of stress and to measure the relationship as personality characteristics, length of service, and urban or rural location of operation and rank. Both aspects of the study are reported.
Work and Stress, Oct.-Dec. 1988, Vol.2, No.4, p.319-326. Illus. 12 ref.
Occupational Health and Safety Regulations [Canada - Yukon Territory]
Regulations issued under the 1984 Act (see CIS 89-1054). Seven volumes: general safety regulations (109p); occupational health regulations (45p.; includes, among others, noise exposure and permissible concentration lists); blasting regulations (23p.); radiation protection regulations (14p.); commercial diving regulations (19p.); mine safety regulations (91p.); minimum first-aid regulations (35p.).
Government of the Yukon Territory, Whitehorse, Y.T., Canada, no date. 7 vols. Illus.
Platforms for rescuing crane operators from cabins at a great height
Rettungsplattform zur Rettung von Kranführern aus hochliegenden Führerhäusern [in German]
The elevating platforms described are used for the rescuing of crane operators from their cabin at heights of e.g. 30 to 35m. They have room for three first-aid attendants, the patient and a medical doctor. They can accommodate a stretcher and first-aid equipment necessary for emergency treatment e.g. for a heart attack or injuries from accidents.
Die BG, May 1988, No.5, p.316-317. Illus.
First aid at a large construction site
Erste Hilfe an einer Grossbaustelle [in German]
The requirements of the German (Fed.Rep.) safety regulation (VBG 109 concerning first-aid on construction sites are summarised. The first-aid service organised at the site of construction of a power generating plant is described. At this site up to 3000 employees of approx. 100 firms were present at times. The causes and types of accidents that occured at the site during the various construction stages are enumerated.
Tiefbau-Berufsgenossenschaft, 1988, Vol.100, No.4, p.242, 244-246, 249. Illus.
Savings gestures - First aid at work
Les gestes qui sauvent - secourisme du travail [in French]
Videotape consisting of interviews, a scenario on first aid and demonstrations of first-aid activity (haemorrhage, unconsciousness with and without cessation of breathing, burns from heat and chemicals, fracture).
Aix Audio Visuel, ch. de la Blaque, 13090 Aix-en-Provence, France, 1988. Videotape (VHS-Secam). Length: 15min.
First aider's ABC
Skyddssamaritens ABC [in Swedish]
Revised edition of the student's guide abstracted under CIS 88-149. It contains well-illustrated, easy-to-read sections on dealing with the following emergencies that can arise in the workplace: loss of consciousness; respiratory arrest; cardiac arrest; bleeding; shock; medical emergencies; other acute injuries (burns, frostbite, contact with chemicals, eye injuries, poisoning, fractures); transport of the injured; psychological reactions of accident victims.
Arbetarskyddsnämnden, Box 3208, 103 64 Stockholm, Sweden, rev. ed., 1988. 32p. Illus.
Venomous creatures of Australia: A field guide with notes on first aid
A beautifully illustrated field-guide to poisonous animals in Australia, covering poisonous snakes, insects, spiders and ticks, other land creatures (centipedes, scorpions, the platypus), jellyfish and octopuses, stinging fish and other sea creatures. People in a wide variety of occupations (outdoor and indoor) can come into contact with these animals. Detailed first-aid measures are given - in particular, the Pressure/Immobilisation Method of first aid, now recommended after most cases of bites and stings, are described.
Oxford University Press Australia, 253 Normanby Road, South Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia, Rev.ed., 1988. 128p. Illus. 12 ref. Index. Price: AUD 9.99.
Organisation of first-aid services in an enterprise. Thoughts on a regional approach
Organisation des secours dans une entreprise. Réflexion sur une application régionale [in French]
Medical thesis. The enterprise studied is a chemical factory producing mainly organic and inorganic fluorine compounds. Safety problems confronting the workers and the surrounding population are reviewed. The organisation of first aid involves the plant medical service, regional clinics and hospitals and means of transport. The principal hazards in the factory are: burns from hydrofluoric acid, thermal burns, electric shock, trauma and inhalation of toxic gases. Procedures to be followed in case of accident are set forth. Accidents involving the neighbourhood of the plant, and means of avoiding them, are discussed.
Université de Montpellier 1, Faculté de Médecine, Montpellier, France, 1988. 121p. Illus. 35 ref.
First aid to victims of electric shock
Soins aux électrisés [in French]
Poster indicating first aid care for victims of electrical shock.
Journaux officiels, 26 rue Desaix, 75015 Paris, France, 1988. 1p.
Workplace prevention and management of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and human immunodeficiency virus infections (HIV) - Interim guidelines for providers of pre-hospital emergency care, resuscitation training
Part of a series of infection control guidelines to prevent the transmission of AIDS virus (HIV) infection in the community, in institutions and in other workplaces. A definition of AIDS, its cause, symptoms, transmission, risk activities, exposure tests, treatment, preventive measures and education are briefly explained. Specific precautions are outlined for paramedics, emergency medical technicians, law enforcement personnel, firefighters, lifeguards and others involved in first-response medical care.
Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Division, Suite 1000, 330 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3Z5, Canada, 1987. 22p. 22 ref.
Kupfer J., Funke K., Erkens R.
Electricity as an accident cause
Elektrischer Strom als Unfallursache [in German]
Starting off with some statistical data on electrical accidents, legal provisions and technological measures for the prevention of accidents are described. Human and environmental factors in electrical accident causation are discussed. Training and fitness tests are included. Physiological reactions and pathological consequences of electrical shock are discussed in detail as well as first-aid treatment by laymen and physicians. A chapter on the assessment of electrical accidents is added. Useful to engineers, safety personnel and physicians.
Verlag Tribüne Berlin, Am Treptower Park 28/30, 1193 Berlin, German Democratic Republic, 1st edition, 1987. 292p. Illus. 417 ref. Price: DDM 19.50.
New equipment for mine rescue operations
Neue Wege bei Grubenwehreinsätzen [in German]
The main features of new respirators and heat protective clothing (a vest and a suit) for rescue workers in mines are outlined. The respirators feature cooling of the inhaled air by dry ice or sodium phosphate. The vest is cooled by ice, the suit by a silicon oil.
Drägerheft, 1987, No.339, p.2-6. Illus. 2 ref.
Chemical and thermal burns of the organ of vision in a rural population
Chemiczne i termiczne oparzenia narządu wzroku u ludności wiejskiej [in Polish]
Review of lesions of the eye caused by heat and by the most typical and widely encountered chemical compounds. The importance of proper first aid is stressed. First aid carried out in the right way can save the patient's sight.
Medycyna Wiejska, 1987, Vol.22, No.3-4, p.180-185. 11 ref.
What you should know about cyanide poisoning - A guide for employers
Training brochure for emergencies. It applies to situations where there is no full-time occupational health service in the charge of qualified medical or nursing personnel.
Health and Safety Executive, Library and Information Services, Broad Lane, Sheffield S3 7HQ, United Kingdom, 1987. 9p.
Umgang mit Säuren [in German]
Having described the properties of mineral acids and organic acids, this safety guide deals with: storage, handling, premises, personal protective measures, first aid.
Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt, Abteilung für Unfallverhütung und Berufskrankheitenbekämpfung, Adalbert-Stifter-Strasse 65, 1200 Wien, Austria, 1987. 19p. Illus.
Directives for first-aid classes according to the Employee Protection Act
Richtlinien für die Abrechnung der Erste-Hilfe-Kurse nach dem Arbeitnehmerschutzgesetz durch die Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt [in German]
This booklet contains the directives for first-aid classes within enterprises and the conditions for the reimbursement of their cost by the Unfallversicherungsanstalt (number of participants, documentation, instructor).
Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt, Abteilung für Unfallverhütung und Berufskrankheitenbekämpfung, Adalbert-Stifter-Strasse 65, 1200 Wien, Austria, 1987. 3p.
Glazer I., Cohen S.
An improved comprehensive medical kit for passenger aircraft
Description of a medical kit designed for use by physicians on board the aircraft for medical emergencies. A full list of the contents of the kit is provided.
Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, Nov. 1987, Vol.58, No.11, p.1122-1126. Illus. 12 ref.
Audiovisual presentations (mostly slide-tape presentations, but some videotapes and 16-mm films as well) on health and safety in industry and on first aid are included in this general catalogue.
Camera Talks Ltd, 31 North Row, London W1E 5EZ, United Kingdom, 1987. 124p.
Royal Order amending the Regent's Order of 25 September 1947 issuing general regulations on safety and health measures for workers in mines, surface mines and underground quarries [Belgium]
Arrêté royal modifiant l'arrêté du Régent du 25 septembre 1947 portant règlement général des mesures d'hygiène et de santé des travailleurs dans les mines, minières et carrières souterraines [Belgique] [in French]
Koninklijk besluit tot wijziging van het besluit van de Regent van 25 september 1947 houdende algemeen reglement betreffende de maatregelen op gebied van hygiëne en gezondheid der arbeiders in de mijnen, ondergrondse groeven en graverijen [in Dutch]
This law dals principally with first aid and rescue of victims of accidents or sickness in mines.
Moniteur belge - Belgisch Staatsblad, 27 Mar. 1987, p.4590-4593.
First aid in Kenyan workplaces
A pilot survey of 100 factories by visit and questionnaire was made to determine the situation in regard to first aid facilities and training. Only 72% had first aid boxes; 40% of these were adequately stocked; 31% had adequately trained staff; and the boxes were not always easily available. The benefits of proper facilities are discussed and future projects outlined.
East African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety, 15 Apr. 1987, p.18-19. Illus.
Commissione delle Comunità Europee (CEC)
Treatment of acute and chronic poisoning in agriculture and industry
La terapia delle intossicazioni acute e croniche nell'agricultura e nell'industria [in Italian]
Proceedings of a meeting held at Milan (Italy), 21 Feb. 1986. Papers: role of poison centres in providing first aid for poisoning in the workplace; first aid in agriculture for pesticide poisoning; first aid in industry for poisoning by cyanides, nitriles or hydrogen sulfide; first aid for poisoning by carbon monoxide nitrous fumes, arsine or freons; antidotes; special detoxification methods; treatment of metal poisoning by chelating agents; treatment of metallic mercury poisoning; treatment of poisoning by mercury fumes and by organic and inorganic mercury compounds; two case studies of treatment of acute lead poisoning; treatment of thallium poisoning; treatment of poisoning by solvents; the role of poison centres in the acquisition of data on human toxicology. Information on toxicity and symptoms is provided for most substances discussed. A list of addresses and telephone numbers of poison centres in Italy is appended.
Fondazione Carlo Erba, Sezione di Medicina del Lavoro e Igiene Ambientale, Via Cino del Duca 8, 20122 Milano, Italy, 1987. 110p. Illus. Bibl.
First aid instructions
Consignes des premiers secours [in French]
Practical information on first aid in the workplace.
International Metalworkers' Federation, 54 bis, route des Acacias, 1227 Genève, Switzerland, 1986. 13p. Illus.
Occupational Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1986 [Canada - Newfoundland]
Regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (see CIS 87-1140), of first-aid organisation in undertakings and description in detail of appropriate equipment.
Newfoundland Gazette, Newfoundland Regulation 12/86, 31 Jan. 1986, Part I, No.5, p.17-23.
Fire-fighting and rescue equipment
Matériel de lutte et de secours contre l'incendie [in French]
This 2-volume collection includes French standards covering the terminology, properties and representation of fire-fighting equipment and extinguishing agents, as well as a list of French regulations pertaining to fire protection. Vol.1: generalities; piping and valves; vehicles and equipment for fire-fighting and rescue. Vol.2: fire extinguishers, fire detectors and fixed extinguishing systems.
Association française de normalisation, Tour Europe, 92080 Paris-la-Défense Cedex 7, France, 1986. Vol.1, 511p. Vol.2, 559p. Illus.
Cachon M., Chamard M., Charmettant G., Delon J., Monestier F., Palustran R.
Prevention and emergency treatment of acute toxic hazards in the enterprise - Preparation of information sheets
Prévention et traitement d'urgence des risques toxiques aigus en entreprise - Mise au point de fiches de conseils [in French]
Description of information sheets on 37 chemical products prepared by the occupational physicians of 2 interenterprise medical services in Fe. Written in clear and precise language, these information sheets contain practical information and first-aid advice. They are personalised for each enterprise by the physician who provides them. For each product, 2 sheets are prepared: a detailed one for supervisors, and one with less background information and more detailed first-aid instructions for the shop floor. Examples of these sheets for hydrofluoric acid are presented.
Documents pour le médecin du travail, July 1986, No.26, p.131-136. Appendices.
Ögonspolning [in Swedish]
These recommendations cover: preventive measures (wearing safety spectacles when alkaline substances or acids are handled or when there is a risk of flying particles; information of workers; installation and construction of eye-wash facilities); measures to be taken in the event of accidents (burns by alkaline substances and acids, mechanical damage, other substances).
LiberDistribution, 162 89 Stockholm, Sweden, 23 Jan. 1987. 7p.
Rjasnoj V.M., Komaščenko P.G., Gladyr' V.V., Mel'nikov G.P., Šul'ga M.N.
Elevator for rescue work in raises
Pod"emnik dlja spasatel'nyh rabot v vosstajuščih vyrabotah [in Russian]
Description of the PGS-200 elevator, which consists of a drive unit with a pneumatic motor, a suspended car and a hose reel for the air supply. The drive unit rides on the monorail mounting of the mining machine. The car is assembled from hinged components to permit quick assembly. It has a hand brake, safety catch, protective shield and manual drive. In the event of an accident, the PGS-200 provides prompt access for rescue teams and rapid evacuation of personnel from the danger zone.
Bezopasnost' truda v promyšlennosti, Apr. 1986, No.4, p.35-36. Illus.
First aiders in industry - Their responsibilities, duties and selection
An outline of the responsibilities, duties, selection, identification and rewarding of first-aid personnel in the workplace. Particular attention is paid to their role in the diagnosis of minor illnesses occurring during work, and in the maintenance of first-aid equipment and safe premises.
Safety Practitioner, July 1986, Vol.4, No.7, p.4-6. 1 ref.
Repair work in underground tunnels and passages - Problems of protecting emergency crews
Interventions dans les installations de circulations souterraines - Problèmes posés par la protection des personnels [in French]
Analysis of the difficulties faced by emergency crews who intervene after accidents in road, railway and underground (subway) tunnels. Aspects covered: intervention preparation, medical and physiological monitoring of crew members, operational training, checking and monitoring of equipment and materials, safety measures to be taken before and during the intervention, medical presence during the intervention.
Sécurité - sciences et techniques, Dec. 1986, No.59, p.45-52. Illus.
(Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Sozialordnung)
Guidelines concerning workplaces
Arbeitsstätten-Richtlinien [in German]
Enacted in conformity with the Ordinance Concerning Workplaces (CIS 75-1494) of the Federal Republic of Germany, these guidelines add information to Article 12, Paragraphs 1-3 (Protection against falls by persons and by objects), and to Article 38, Paragraph 2 (First-aid rooms).
Bundesarbeitsblatt, Oct. 1986, No.10, p.61-64. Illus.
Unit first aid kits
This data sheet provides information on the requirements related to the contents, location and use of these kits in the workplace.
National Safety Council, 444 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611, USA, 1986. 4p. Illus. Bibl.
Ventilation and fire fighting in mines
Rudničnaja ventiljacija i bor'ba s podzemnymi požarami [in Russian]
This textbook is intended for students of mining institutes. Contents: the mining atmosphere (atmospheric and mine air, control of mine air composition, mining dust, complex of dust control measures in mines, climatic conditions in mines), mine ventilation technology (air movement in mine workings, natural ventilation, fans and their operation in the mine ventilation network, regulation of air consumption in mines, ventilation equipment and systems, aeration of workings, dust control and ventilation services and monitoring of mining ventilation function); fire fighting in mines (phases of endogenous fires and signs for their recognition, preventing and putting out fires in mines); rescue organisation in mines.
Izdatel'stvo Nedra, Valovaja 28, 113 054 Moskva, USSR, 1985. 3rd ed. 248p. Illus. 37 ref. Appendices. Price: SUR 0.75.
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