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Resuscitation - Diagnosis and medical care of emergencies at the workplace
Reanimation - Diagnostik und Therapie des Notfalls am Arbeitsplatz [in German]
This special issue contains the following articles: on-the-spot lifesaving techniques without medical equipment; use of ambulance or helicopter; an up-to-date pharmacological and instrument kit for emergencies; resuscitation drugs; use of intensive care stretcher bed in ambulances; syndrome in cases of severe burning; hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of gas gangrene.
Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Präventivmedizin, Aug. 1974, Vol.9, No.8, p.157-173.
Fitech - The international equipment guide for emergency services.
Fitech - Guide international du matériel d'incendie et de secours. [in French]
This catalogue gives, for 15 countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany (Fed.Rep.), Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States), particulars about suppliers of firefighting equipment (extinguishers, branchpipes and nozzles, vehicles, clothing, respiratory apparatus, etc.), fire detection equipment and first-aid medical supplies, indicating the chief features of the products presented. An index to products facilitates consulation. The catalogue is profusely illustrated.
UNISAF Publications Ltd., Unisaf House, 32-36 Dudley Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom, 4th edition, 1974. 414p. Illus.
Handbook of dangerous goods
Handbuch der gefährlichen Güter [in German]
First part of a loose-leaf register containing explanatory notes on the data sheets, a list of gas detector tubes, lists of German and other poison control centres and German and Swiss hospitals for severe burn injuries, an alphabetical index of substance names and data sheets on 212 hazardous substances. Data provided include: physical properties, flammability and explosibility characteristics, reactions with air and water, health hazards, olfactory threshold and TLV, measures to be taken in the event of an accident, first aid, notes for the doctor. A graphic symbol, the danger diamond, gives immediate information on the degree of hazard. The 1st and 2nd parts cover a total of 414 hazardous substances.
Springer Verlag, Heidelberger Platz 3, 1 Berlin 33 (Westsektoren), 2nd revised and enlarged edition, 1974. 504p. (not paginated). Price: DM.64.00.
First aid in case of fractures and dislocations
Luunmurtuman ja sijoiltaanmenon ensiapu [in Finnish]
Första hjälp vid benbrott och urledvridningar [in Swedish]
Statistical data on different fractures due to accidents recorded in Finland in 1967 and 1968 are followed by general considerations on preventive and first-aid measures. Specific first-aid procedures are described for fractures of cervical vertebrae, the spinal column, the skull and face bones, the thorax, shoulder and arm bones, the pelvis and lower extremities. CIS has only the Swedish-language version.
Ehkäise tapaturmia - Förebygg olycksfall, 1974, No.3, p.4-7. Illus.
Uhličev V.V., Klimanov A.D.
Graphic method for the determination of escape route and time for emergency personnel evacuation
Grafičeskij metod opredelenija protjažennosti i vremeni vyhoda ljudej pri avarijah [in Russian]
Description of a graphic method developed in Russian coal mines for the rapid determination of escape route and time in relation to the location of the fire, taking smoke production and number of miners to be evacuated into consideration. The proposed method has the advantage of being simple and evocative.
Ugol', Jan. 1974, No.1, p.56-57. Illus.
Veiledning nr.3, Directorate of the Inspectorate of Labour (Direktoratet for arbeidstilsynet), Postboks 8103, Oslo, Norway, Jan. 1974. 3p.
First aid equipment
Førstehjelputstyr [in Norwegian]
This directive contains a checklist of some 30 items which should be always available as a first-aid kit at the workplace, as stipulated in the Norwegian Labour Protection Act. Indications on how to store first-aid kits.
Petit J.M., Schewe A., Hausman A.
Research for the improvement of the physiological conditions of breathing apparatus.
Translations of 3 articles, "Recherches visant à améliorer les conditions physiologiques des appareils respiratoires". Revue de l'Institut d'Hygiène des Mines, Hasselt, Belgium, 1971, Vol.26, No.1, p.3-11, 12-16, and 17-23. Up to 13 self-contained breathing appliances were tested (liquid oxygen apparatus with soda lime regeneration, compressed oxygen apparatus with caustic soda regeneration, and compressed oxygen apparatus with soda lime regeneration). No.6362 (Petit) demonstrates the possibility of improving CO2 absorption and reducing the thermal load in hot environments by means of CO2-cooled protective clothing. Diagrams for estimating the overall physiological effects of a "good" and a "bad" respirator are reproduced. No. 6363 (Schewe) presents a method of simulating the use of self-contained breathing apparatus, using an artificial lung. Results obtained with ventilation rates of 10 and 50l/min are compared with those obtained in a human subject. No.6364 (Hausman) reports results of tests in 300 rescue workers with a wet-bulb temperature of up to 34°C. A definite improvement of the compressed oxygen appliances was obtained by cooling with solid CO2.
SMRE Translation No.6362, 6363, 6364, Department of Trade and Industry, Safety in Mines Research Establishment, Red Hill, Broad Lane, Sheffield S3 7HQ, United Kingdom, Dec. 1973. 15, 10 and 13p.
Medical services for construction projects.
Organisation and administration of first-aid and medical services for construction projects employing up to 300 persons. Basic requirements: developing policies and procedures for handling cases of injury and disease; informing employees of proper procedures; establishing a uniform reporting and record keeping system. Typical accident report forms and a checklist for first-aid kits are appended.
Data Sheet 640, National Safety Council, 425 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA, 1973. 10p. Illus. 10 ref. Price: US-$0.50.
Industrial and occupational ophthalmology.
After having emphasised the importance of proper pre-employment and periodic testing of visual aptitudes, the author reviews in chapters 1 and 2 the tests available and indicates the visual requirements for various categories of personnel. Chapters 3 and 4 are devoted to eye protective equipment and the visual adaptation of the task, including a discussion of lighting standards. Chapters 5, 6 and 7 deal with the in-plant management of eye injuries (mechanical, chemical and thermal). The remaining chapters deal with the one-eyed employee, contact lenses in industry, visual requirements for motor vehicle operators, the evaluation of ocular impairment, etc.
Charles C. Thomas, 301-327 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, Illinois, USA, 1973. 203p. Illus. 87 ref. US-$12.75.
Handbook on dangerous goods
Handbuch der gefährlichen Güter [in German]
This new instalment comprises separate data sheets on 202 additional hazardous substances. The new alphabetical index, which covers the 1st and 2nd instalments, contains the common names and synonyms of 414 substances in English, French and German. Apart from the formula and names of the substance, each data sheet provides information on the following points: physical properties; international regulations relating to transport by water, rail, road and air; appearance and smell; hazards related to the release of the substances and to their mixing with the atmosphere and water; health hazards and maximum allowable concentrations; safety measures to be taken in the danger zone in case of incident; first aid; medical notes. A graphic symbol called the "danger diamond" (diamond shape indicating the fire, explosion and health hazards) provides quick information on the degree of hazard for a given substance. A list of indicator tubes and lists of competent centres and hospitals for treating cases of poisoning and burns are appended.
Springer Verlag, Heidelberger Platz 3, 1 Berlin 33 (Westsektoren), 2nd instalment, Nov. 1973. 322p. (not paginated). 400 ref. Price: DM.78.00.
Inter-governmental Maritime Consultative Organization, 101 Piccadilly, London W1, United Kingdom, 1973. 147p. Illus. Price: £2.55.
Medical first aid guide for use in accidents involving dangerous goods.
Published in co-operation with the World Health Organization and the International Labour Organisation, this practical first-aid manual gives comprehensive information on the treatment of every type of poisoning and the complications arising from poisoning, burns or illness caused by dangerous goods during their carriage by sea or during their handling in ports. A 40-page index of substances is provided for quick reference to the medical section of the guide.
Inter-governmental Maritime Consultative Organization, 101 Piccadilly, London W1, United Kingdom, 1973. 147p. Illus. Price: £2.55.
Occupational first aid.
This is the authorised textbook of the St. John Ambulance Association and Brigade, compiled by the Occupational First Aid Sub-committee of the Association after a survey of occupational first aid problems. It describes recommended first-aid practice in industrial situations in the United Kingdom. Short chapters cover: the duties and responsibilities of first aid attendants; treatment of minor injuries; treatment of minor illnesses; emergencies and major incidents; anoxic states and their treatment; the first aider and safety. A reading list is appended.
Macmillan Journals Ltd., 4 Little Essex St., London WC2R 3LF, United Kingdom, 1973. 43p. Illus. 49 ref. Price: £0.70.
Health and Safety at Work Series, No.36, Department of Employment, London.
First aid in factories.
Sets out first-aid arrangements as required in the United Kingdom under the Factories Act 1961. Even in quite small factories, it is not sufficient to buy a first-aid box stocked with the prescribed contents and place it in the nominal charge of some apparently convenient person. Management should make sure that there are definite and continuing arrangements known to the workers for dealing with any injuries. One person should be given the duty of ensuring that the arrangements work smoothly and satisfactorily throughout the factory and that first-aid boxes are kept properly stocked. Individual sections are devoted to: organisation of first-aid services; persons in charge of first aid; first-aid boxes; provision, manning, situation, construction and equipment of ambulance rooms; record keeping, etc.
H.M. Stationery Office, P.O. Box 569, London S.E.1, United Kingdom, 1973. 25p. Price: £1.25.
General Commission for Safety and Health in the Iron and Steel Industry, General Directorate for Social Affairs, Commission of the European Communities, Luxembourg.
First aid and rescue
Le secours et le sauvetage. [in French]
Conclusions and recommendations of a group of experts who studied this problem as a whole. Description of hazards in the iron and steel industry and requirements as regards first aid and rescue (personnel, equipment and organisational requirements). Check-lists and a questionnaire are appended, to enable plant managements to overhaul and improve their programme of action.
Document D 1, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2 Place de Metz, Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 1973. 88 p.
First aid in offices, shops and railway premises.
Advice to occupiers of premises covered by the Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963 on the establishment and maintenance of efficient first-aid services. Sections cover: organisation of services; persons in charge of first aid (training, posting of notices, duties of persons in charge of boxes); first-aid boxes (position, contents, treatment); first-aid rooms; keeping records; notifiable accidents; multiple casualty centres. Appendices reproduce the Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Order 1964, No.970, give particulars concerning organisations where first aid training may be obtained and reproduce suggested accident record forms for first-aid rooms.
Health and Safety at Work Series, No.48, Department of Employment, London. H.M. Stationery Office, P.O. Box 569, London S.E.1, United Kingdom, 1973. 21 p. Price: £1.25.
Industrial medical officers and first aid
Les médecins du travail et le secourisme [in French]
French regulations require industrial physicians to assume responsibility for the in-plant training of first-aid and rescue workers. The author examines the various factors which obstruct this activity, and outlines the role of the first-aid and rescue worker in the undertaking and the objectives towards which his training should be directed. Reviews briefly past action taken in this field and presents the new 8-hour accelerated training course designed by the French National Research and Safety Institute.
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail, 2nd Quarter 1973, No.71, Note No.843-71-73, p.201-209. 16 ref.
Newmeyer W.L., Kilgore E.S.
A kit for hand recovery following injury
Hand injuries represent approximately 20% of all disabling work injuries in California. Because they seldom constitute a threat to life, their care is often neglected, particularly in the recovery phase. A hand kit consisting of a sponge, a wooden towel, a paper bag and sandpaper, together with a set of instructions, has been developed to assist patients in regaining mobility in the hand.
Journal of Occupational Medicine, Jan. 1973, Vol.15, No.1, p.21-22. Illus. 1 ref.
First aid at the site of the accident and in the hospital
Erste ärztliche Hilfe am Unfallort und im Krankenhaus [in German]
A review of medical first-aid measures to be taken at the site of the accident and of the treatment of severe injuries at the hospital: basic decisions and routine examinations; radiological examination; treatment of wounds; head wounds and early detection of brain injury; procedure for chest injuries; diagnosis and treatment of abdominal and pelvic injuries.
Ärztliche Praxis, 21 Mar. 1972, Vol.24, No.24, p.1301-1306.
First aid for electroplating accidents
Erste Hilfe bei Unfällen in der Galvanotechnik [in German]
Essential first-aid instructions for electroplating workers, covering the effects of acids, bases, ammonia, arsenic, gasoline, halogenated hydrocarbons, cyanides, chlorine, nitrogen oxides, oxalic acid, hydrofluoric acid, lead salts, mercury compounds and copper sulfate. Advice for the physician is found in certain cases.
Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften, Langwartweg 103, 53 Bonn 1, Federal Republic of Germany, 1972. 15p.
First aid in radiation accidents
Erste Hilfe bei Strahlenunfällen [in German]
Following an introduction to the physical and biological principles relating to the effect of radiation on man, individual sections by different authors are devoted to the following subjects: physical determination of individual doses; medical measures to be taken in the event of irradiation of a part of the body or the whole of the body; skin contamination and decontamination; procedure in the event of contaminated wounds; determining the dose received following accidental absorption of radionuclides; first aid. These various contributions deal with dosimetry equipment and techniques; the clinical course of radiation, contamination and incorporation accidents; diagnosis and prognosis; emergency measures and treatment.
A.W. Gentner Verlag, Postfach 688, 7 Stuttgart 1, Federal Republic of Germany, 1972. 139p. Illus. 54 ref.
30 years experience with Rautek's rescue holds
30 Jahre Rautekgriffe [in German]
Illustrations and descriptions of rescue holds developed around 30 years ago by Rautek, a Viennese sports instructor. These rescue holds are designed to ensure the correct posture or safe transport of accident victims with the minimum of effort on the part of the rescuer.
Betriebssicherheit, 1972, No.4, p.13-15. Illus.
First aid in industry - Recommended equipment and supplies, according to size of employment
This bulletin, which deals with the contents of first-aid boxes in industrial establishments with 1 to 5, 6 to 15, 16 to 199, and 200 and more employees, respectively, does not cover first-aid procedures. It is based on 20 years' practical experience in the State of California. The information which should be available in emergencies is given. Attention is drawn to the advantages of unit kits (comprising single-use items) over bulk-package kits.
Bureau of Occupational Health and Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, State of California, 2151 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, California 94704, USA, Jan. 1971. 13p. 9 ref. Gratis.
First aid for the mineral and allied industries
This instruction manual prepared for the Bureau of Mines is intended to assist Bureau personnel in the teaching of correct procedures in the administration of first aid to injured persons. It is profusely illustrated and consists of 13 chapters supplemented by an instructor's outline for a 10-hour standard first-aid course. There is a detailed alphabetical subject index.
Bureau of Mines, Publications Distribution Branch, 4800 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA, 1971. 191p. Illus. 17 ref.
Braker W., Mossman A.L.
Effects of exposure to toxic gases - First aid and medical treatment.
This practical guide gives advice on emergency treatment of intoxication by some 130 dangerous gases which are commercially available and used in various industrial, scientific and technological applications. They are divided into groups of products having similar effects. Threshold limit values (ppm) are stated. Appendices detail measures to be taken in the event of respiratory or circulatory depression and list drugs and dosages for supportive therapy for control of various effects of exposure to gases.
Matheson Gas Products, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, 1970. 106p. 132 ref.
Factories and Industrial Undertakings (First Aid in Notifiable Workplaces) Regulations [Hong Kong]
Regulations effective 24 Aug. 1968 and issued under the authority of the 1955 Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance (see CIS 89-6). They require all notifiable workplaces to have a first-aid box or cupboard, and they specify the contents of these. The minimum number of employees to be trained in first aid is also specified.
Government Printer, Hong Kong, 1985. 4p. Price: HKD 1.50.
Ministerial Decree of 28 July 1958 concerning first-aid kits and plant medicine cabinets [Italy]
Presidî chirurgici e farmaceutici aziendali [in Italian]
This Decree specifies the minimum contents of medicine and first-aid kits and of medicine cabinets at workplaces. In annex: instructions for the use of materials held in medicine and first-aid kits. Further details are given in the attached Circulars of the Ministry of Labour (No.533 of 31.7.1958 indicating quantities and kinds of materials kept in these kits; No.539 of 12.3.1959 concerning the contents of medicine kits for underground work sites).
In: Zucchetti R., Igiene del lavoro e prevenzione delle malattie professionali, Buffetti Editore, Via Sud Africa 29, 00144 Roma, Italy, 1987 (ISBN 88-19-48201-0, price: ITL 60,000), p.189-198. Also in: Gazzetta ufficiale, 6 Aug. 1958, No.189.
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