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Rangel Filho A.
Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego
Occupational safety engineering in the construction industry
Engenharia de segurança do trabalho na indústria da construção [in Portuguese]
This student's guide presents practical advice in the field of safety of temporary installations on construction sites. Three aspects are considered: temporary access wooden structures (ladders, stairs, ramps, overhead walkways); protective measures against falls from heights (railings, barriers, nets, grills, partial blocking of openings); temporary electrical installations (preventive measures against electrical accidents and contact with electricity, earthing, risks due to humidity, maintenance of electrical installations, electric shocks).
Fundacentro, Rua Capote Valente 710, São Paulo, SP 05409-002, Brazil, 2001. 93p. Illus. 22 ref. Price: BRL 15.00.
Kiefer C., Fagá I., Sampaio M.R.
Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego
Work - Education - Health: A multicoloured mosaic
Trabalho - Educação - Saúde: um mosaico em múltiplos tons [in Portuguese]
This document on the basic education of workers in the area of occupational safety and health reports on the practical experiences of occupational safety and health professionals (physicians, psychologists) and representatives of public occupational safety and health institutions. Main topics addressed: basic education of workers; achievements of Fundacentro's educational programmes; poisonings due to toxic substances; training in the field of ergonomics; information on pesticide poisoning in schools in rural areas; programme aimed at garbage collection workers; organization of work and hygiene in the marble extraction industry; vocational training in occupational safety and health in a steel-producing region; improvements in the conditions of work in the fishing and diving sectors; promotion of occupational medicine in Brazil.
Fundacentro, Rua Capote Valente 710, São Paulo, SP 05409-002, Brazil, 2nd ed., 2001. 349p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: BRL 15.00.
Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego
Lead workers are not made of steel
O trabalhador do chumbo não é de ferro [in Portuguese]
Aimed at workers exposed to lead, this training booklet presents the risks incurred, hygiene and preventive measures, and workers' rights with respect to occupational safety and health in poem form. Four exercises are also proposed to the workers. They consist of analysing their conditions of work, the risks they incur and their influence on health, as well as the prevention measures they should consider.
Fundacentro, Rua Capote Valente 710, São Paulo, SP 05409-002, Brazil, 2001. 30p. Illus. Price: BRL 5.00.
Laraqui C.H., Rahhali A., Laraqui O., Mounassif M., Gharbi R.
Organization and education in occupational safety and health in Maghreb countries
The Maghreb countries are Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia. This article describes the organization of occupational medicine in these countries, as well as the systems of protection for workers and of OSH training prevalent in them. Relevant socio-economic and demographic data are also covered, as are legal aspects, epidemiological data and information on the organization of occupational medicine training. In Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia there has been progress in this discipline, although problems persist. Just as in the European Union, cooperation among the Maghreb countries in the area of occupational medicine seems indispensable.
Medicina del lavoro, July-Aug. 2001, Vol.92, No.4, p.272-280. 15 ref.
Bestratén Belloví M., Marrón Vidal M.A.
Occupational safety and health management in small and medium enterprises
Gestión de la prevención de riesgos laborales en la pequeña y mediana empresa [in Spanish]
Aimed at SMEs, this guide was published to provide employers and employees with the basic elements of the various aspects of management of occupational safety and health. For each aspect covered, a self-appraisal questionnaire and one or several progress monitoring forms as well as the applicable regulations are provided. Main topics covered: safety and health policy and organization; general measures aimed at eliminating or reducing risks (prevention at the source, collective and personal protection, information and training of workers); control of hazards (hygienic, ergonomic and psychosocial hazards, preventive maintenance); management of planned changes (modifications and acquisitions, personnel hiring, subcontractors, transfer to other work, coordination between enterprises); management of foreseeable events (emergencies, major and imminent hazards, first aid, investigation of the causes of accidents or incidents having had an effect on health); documentation of the occupational safety and health system.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2001. 106p. 51 ref.
Health and safety organizing: OCAW's worker-to-worker health and safety training program
The Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union (OCAW) developed a hazardous waste worker and hazardous materials emergency responder health and safety training programme that was specific to its members in the represented industries. The objective of the programme is to develop worker-trainers to conduct the training using the Small-Group Activity Method, to participate in curriculum development, and ultimately to use health and safety training as a vehicle for identifying, developing, and mobilizing health and safety activists among the membership.
New Solutions, 2001, Vol.11, No.4, p.349-374. 32 ref.
Programme on the preventive management of cleanliness and housekeeping
GP/OL: Programa de gestión preventiva de orden y limpieza [in Spanish]
CD-ROM-based training programme on cleanliness and housekeeping in the enterprise and occupational safety and health management.
Instituto Nacional de Seguros, Dirección de Seguros Solidarios, San José, Costa Rica, 2001. CD-ROM for Pentium 200MHz (needs Windows 95, NT or higner, 32MB RAM, hard disk, CD-ROM drive 24x, 36x recommended, 16 bit sound card and loudspeakers, high resolution SVGA monitor 800x600).
Manual de certificação [in Portuguese]
This manual groups together all the relevant information concerning the training and certification of occupational safety and health specialists. A first part defines the certification objectives and requirements (in terms of professional experience, training and recognition of qualifications), the certification process from the application of candidates and the procedure for renewal of the certification. A second part deals with the approval and accreditation of training programmes. Appendices include relevant legislation, professional profiles, application and self-appraisal forms, examples of certificates. A large part of the contents of this manual can be consulted in the CD-ROM analysed under CIS 02-1219.
Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inspecção das Condições de Trabalho (IDICT), Lisboa, Portugal, Jan. 2001. Binder. 150p.
Hygiene, safety, health and occupational accident prevention - Indispensable practical guide for your daily activity
Higiene, segurança, saúde e prevenção de acidentes de trabalho - Um guia prático imprescindível para a sua actividade diária [in Portuguese]
Loose-leaf sheets for updating the training manual analysed under CIS 01-705. Changes involve the following modules: OSH management systems; organizing safety and health services; hazard evaluation; ergonomics; first aid; practical examples of solutions.
Dashöfer Holding Ldt e Verlag Dahöfer, Edições Profissionais Lda, Rua das Amoreiras 107, 1250-022 Lisboa, Portugal, Jan. 2001. Loose-leaf sheets for updating the binder. 107p. Illus. Index.
Hygiene, safety, health and the prevention of occupational accidents - Requirements and procedures for the certification of OSH specialists
Higiene, segurança, saúde e prevenção de acidentes de trabalho - Regime e procedimentos da certificação profissional dos técnicos de prevenção [in Portuguese]
This CD-ROM groups together all the relevant information concerning the training and certification of occupational safety and health specialists. Contents: required qualifications; professional profiles; documents necessary for the certification and its renewal; suspension and cancellation; penalties; contents of training programmes; legislation; application and self-appraisal forms.
Dashöfer Holding Ldt e Verlag Dahöfer, Edições Profissionais, Sociedade Unipessoal, Lda, Portugal, 2001. CD-ROM for PC, IBM compatible, 486, 33 Mhz or higher (needs Windows 3.1 or Windows 95, 2 MB RAM (4 MB recommended), 10MB free space on disk).
Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Personnel Qualifications) Regulations 2001 [New Zealand]
These Regulations, coming into force on 2 July 2001, were adopted under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (see CIS 96-1931). They prescribe the knowledge and practical skills that approved handlers, enforcement officers and test certifiers must have.
Statutory Regulations (New Zealand), 2001, Vol.2, p.985-993.
http://www.status.co.nz/Regs/2001/2001R122.PDF [in English]
Mandatory qualifications for safety and health personnel
Qualifications obligatoires des personnes en santé et sécurité du travail [in French]
This practical guide discusses the requisite training to qualify for certain jobs or for carrying out certain tasks. Contents: practical and appropriate safety training; required training or information in relation to specific hazards; government administrations involved; applicable legislation; responsibilities of employers; requirements with respect to salaried and self-employed qualified persons; accreditation of occupational safety and health bodies; requirements with respect to the supervision of training programmes giving rise to qualification; European Union directives; role of public education; access to workplaces involving electrical, chemical, radiation or explosion hazards, as well as work under hyperbaric conditions; job of safety and health coordinators; specialists in transportation, loading and unloading of hazardous substances; competent persons in the nuclear industry; person responsible for evacuation in buildings receiving the public or in high-rise buildings; persons organizing safety events; first-aid workers.
Editions Tissot, BP 109, 74941 Annecy-le-Vieux cedex, France, Jan. 2001, No.6, 32p.
Health and Safety Executive
Tackling work-related stress - A manager's guide to improving and maintaining employee health and well-being
This guide aimed at managers provides practical advice on how to prevent work-related stress so as to comply with safety and health laws in the United Kingdom. Contents: definition of work-related-stress; identifying the hazard; defining who can be harmed and how; evaluating the risk; recording the significant findings of the assessment; review of the assessment at appropriate intervals; helping employees who suffer from work-related stress.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, June 2001. vi, 42p. 21 ref. Price: GBP 7.95.
Mather C., Lower T.
Preferred methods to reduce farm-related injury
To identify preferred farm injury prevention strategies from a producers' viewpoint, a sample of 506 Tasmanian farmers responded to a questionnaire which assessed their preference for broad approaches to reduce farm-related injuries and the provision of safety information. The main approaches suggested were education and common sense. Other options were increased commodity prices and modifications to existing workers compensation arrangements. In ranking potential mechanisms for the dissemination of information related to farm injury prevention, the vast majority of farmers selected fact sheets as their first preference, with field day sessions and seminars or courses as the next options. This study illustrates that farmers have specific preferences for the manner in which safety information is disseminated.
Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand, June 2001, Vol.17, No.3, p.301-307. Illus. 30 ref.
Arcury T.A., Quandt S.A., Cravey A.J., Elmore R.C., Russell G.B.
Farmworker reports of pesticide safety and sanitation in the work environment
Migrant and seasonal farm workers are at risk for occupational illnesses from pesticide exposure. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of pesticide safety regulations, to learn from farm worker safety experiences in the United States and to develop effective measures to improve agricultural workplace safety. Research included in-depth interviews with farm workers, farmers and health care providers, including interviews with 270 minority farm workers during 1998, and 293 during 1999. It was found that farm workers and farmers held different beliefs concerning pesticide safety, which affects sanitation practices. Farm workers report that farm owners do not adhere to regulations mandating training and basic sanitation facilities. Several points of intervention are proposed for improving pesticide safety and sanitation. In particular, the emphasis for intervention must include educating farmers as well as farm workers.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, May 2001, Vol.39, No.5, p.487-498. 34 ref.
Goldenhar L.M., Moran S.K., Colligan M.
Health and safety training in a sample of open-shop construction companies
Construction has the third-highest death rate among industrial sectors in the United States. Research has shown that one way to reduce fatalities is through effective worker safety and health training. Little is known about the quality and nature of safety and health training available to open-shop (non-union) construction workers. The objective of this preliminary study was to provide some initial background information on the nature and quality of safety and training in open-shop construction operations in the United States. It was found that while the majority of contractors surveyed did provide safety and health training, most did not quantitatively evaluate their training programmes in terms of reduction in hazardous behaviours or exposures, or increased job satisfaction and productivity. An understanding of the major parameters (such as methods, policies, barriers, company and worker perceptions) influencing non-union construction safety training will help guide future construction safety-related research and intervention strategies on a national basis.
Journal of Safety Research, Summer 2001, Vol.32, No.2, p.237-252. Illus. 7 ref.
Lewis R.J., Fogleman M., Deeb J., Crandall E., Agopsowicz D.
Effectiveness of a VDT ergonomics training program
An evaluation of changes introduced in work posture adjustment at visual display terminal (VDT) work stations, due to an ergonomics training course. There were significant reductions in the severity of musculoskeletal symptoms, but no such reductions were detected for the presence of symptoms. A long-term study is suggested to detect statistically significant changes.
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Feb. 2001, Vol.27, No.2, p.119-131. Illus. 22 ref.
Koh D., Siang L.H., Tin L.L., Huang K.Y.
Occupational and Environmental Health Society
Health at work - A handbook for people who work
Aimed at all working persons who desire to adopt a preventive approach to their own health, this publication seeks to encourage the adoption of healthy work practices and lifestyles. Contents: work and health; changing patterns of work, lifestyles and diseases; importance of health protection and promotion; work stress; work with computers; shift work; aches and pains at work; noise and hearing; chemicals at the workplace; preventing illnesses caused by work; personal protective equipment; compensation of occupational diseases; lifestyle and disease; health risk screening at the workplace; preventing travel-related illnesses; avoiding burnout at work; health education and health promotion services in Singapore.
Armour Publishing Pte Ltd, Kent Ridge Post Office, P.O. Box 1193, Singapore 911107, Singapore, 2001. xi, 132p. Illus. Index.
Schneiders S., Donham K., Hilsenrath P., Roy N., Thu K.
Certified safe farm: Using health insurance incentives to promote agricultural safety and health
Telephone interviews and self-administered questionnaires were used to collect information on health insurance premiums, co-insurance rates and deductibles from 260 farmers in northwest Iowa, USA. Data were also collected on the injury and illness experiences of the subjects. 39% of primary farm operators and 63.5% of spouses worked off the farm. Of those who worked off-farm, 30% of the primary operators had coverage through their off-farm employer, and 27% of the spouses received health insurance through their off-farm employer. There was no significant relationship between the cost of coverage and the number of health care visits. However, persons with off-farm employer-sponsored coverage had significantly lower premiums than those without off-farm coverage. Additionally, those with family coverage from an off-farm employer had significantly lower deductibles. Implications for use of health insurance premium reductions as an incentive for safe farms are discussed.
Journal of Agromedicine, 2001, Vol.8, No.1, p.25-36. Illus. 8 ref.
Dorshakova N., Mikheev M., Shlyakhetskiy N., Dahlner B., Oldershaw P.J., Vartio A., Mishkich I.A., Mechnikov I.I.
Training and information in occupational health and safety
Nepreryvnoe obučenie specialistov po ohrane truda [in Russian]
This journal focuses on occupational safety and health (OSH) issues specific to the cold climatic conditions of the Nordic Countries and Northwestern Russia (the Barents region). Among the topics covered in this issue devoted to OSH training: continuous training in OSH; advantages of Saint Petersburg as a centre for training professionals in occupational medicine; training for occupational health services in Sweden; advancing prevention; description of an OSH information network grouping countries situated around the Baltic sea; study of the effect of adverse occupational factors on workers' health in fish-processing industries.
Barents - Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety, 2001, Vol.4, No.2, p.43-70 (whole issue). Illus. Bibl.ref.
Fait A., Iversen B., Tiramani M., Visentin S., Moroni M., He F.
International Centre for Pesticide Safety
Preventing health risks from the use of pesticides in agriculture
The use of pesticides may pose health risks to farm workers, often as a consequence of improper or careless handling. This booklet provides advice on how these health risks can be reduced. It gives a short introduction on pesticides and on labelling and classification systems, a description on how exposure can occur and information on related health problems, first aid and personal protective equipment. It also provides practical advice on proper working procedures for mixing, loading, application, transport, storage and disposal of pesticides and includes answers to frequently-asked questions.
World Health Organization (WHO), 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2001. 35p. Illus. 11 ref.
Elsigan G., Hien W., Jäger R., Kittel G., Müller R., Nemitz B., Salmhofer H., Weel A.
Dealing with carcinogens in the company? Modules for education and training of occupational physicians
This training programme is designed for occupational physicians confronted with the issue of exposure to carcinogens in the workplace. It consists of twelve modules, each representing half-a-day, one-day or two-day training sessions: resources available within the company; setting priorities; small enterprises; epidemiological methods and occupational practice within the company; risk assessment; risk communication within the enterprise; risk communication with concerned persons; health surveillance and screening; state of the art in technology and occupational medicine; cooperation within the enterprise; dealing with conflicts; quality circles for improving the quality of intervention.
ppm Forschung und Beratung, Kaplanhofstrasse 1, 4020 Linz, Austria, May 2001. Binder containing 12 training modules. 128p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Also available on CD-ROM entitled "Cancer prevention management tools", in German and English, in Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF formats. Price of the CD-ROM: EUR 20.00 (plus postage).
Masciarelli García D., Martínez Pascual J.R., Hernando Felipe J.
Safety specialists, taking the lead in safety - Considerations relating to problems of work at heights
El técnico de prevención, buque insignia de la seguridad - Una visión sobre los problemas derivados del trabajo en altura [in Spanish]
In view of the large number of occupational accidents due to falls from heights, a company decided to design a training program on work at heights aimed at safety specialists. Indeed, for selecting the appropriate equipment to be used by workers, safety specialists need to be aware of all existing equipment available on the market as well as their specific characteristics. Several courses are proposed, ranging from eight hours to seven days. They include theoretical aspects and practical exercises in true work situations, enabling safety specialists to get familiarised with the use of equipment. Participants receive a certificate issued by a body accredited by the IRSST.
Mapfre seguridad, 4th Quarter 2001, Vol.21, No.84, p.3-7. Illus.
Health and Safety Commission
Hand-arm vibration in foundries
This booklet aimed at managers, safety officers and safety representatives within the foundry industry gives guidance on how to reduce the risks of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Main topics covered: definition of HAVS; risks factors; cost for employers; exposure control; engineering and management controls: personal protection; system design and process control; good grinding practices; selection of grinding wheels; wheel hardness; training; work organization; health surveillance.
HSE Books, P.O.Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2001. 30p. Illus. 18 ref. Price: GBP 6.00.
Nussbaum M.A., Torres N.
Effects of training in modifying working methods during common patient-handling activities
It is generally recommended that workers who perform strenuous physical exertions be given training in proper techniques to minimize musculoskeletal risks. In the present study, the effects of training were examined at a behavioral level, and it was assumed that any long-term reduction in injuries must be preceded by measurable changes in how exertions are performed. Because of high injury incidence rates among nurses, common patient-handling tasks were the basis of the study. Participants performed several such tasks and sub-groups received training that consisted of either a commercial video or combined lecture and practice sessions. Compared to a control group, postural, and biomechanical measures were significantly altered following training. Specifically, training was associated with the adoption of a more upright lifting posture. The results suggest that training can modify behavior in an intended direction.
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Jan. 2001, Vol.27, No.1, p.33-41. Illus. 26 ref.
Basic emergency first aid and resuscitation
Ibtidāī tibbī imdād aur masnūī tanaffus [in Urdu]
This booklet is aimed at workers, supervisors and emergency teams at workplaces. It describes the different stages of first aid and resuscitation in case of accidents or other emergencies at the workplace. In particular, the sequences of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are described in detail.
Centre for Improvement of Working Conditions and Environment, Township, Lahore, Pakistan, 2001. 39p. Illus.
Building competence in radiation protection and the safe use of radiation sources
This guidance document aimed at national regulatory agencies addresses training in radiation protection and safety aspects related to nuclear technologies. In particular, it covers the aspects of the categories of persons to be trained, the requirements for education, training and experience for each category, the process of qualification and authorization of responsible persons and proposed national strategies to be implemented for building these competencies.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Wagramerstrasse 5, P.O. Box 100, 1400 Wien, Austria, 2001. 37p. 16 ref.
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1108_scr.pdf [in English]
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1108f_web.pdf [in French]
Violence at the workplace - Prevention guide
This guide is aimed at all persons concerned with workplace violence and its prevention, and particularly at individuals involved in the development and implementation of workplace violence prevention programmes. It replaces an earlier edition analysed under CIS 01-1025. Contents include: introduction and definition of workplace violence; developing a workplace violence prevention programme; methods for preventing workplace violence; responding to workplace violence; Canadian and U.S. legislation. Appendices include sample risk assessment questionnaires, inspection forms and reporting forms. Document also available in French at CCOHS.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 250 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H6, Canada, 2nd ed., 2001. 163p. Illus. Price: CAD 10.00 (Canada); USD 10.00 (elsewhere).
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are among the most commonly occurring hazards in office work. They are the result of poorly-designed workstations and inadequate job design. Two common types of WMSD are muscular strain in the neck, shoulders and back due to prolonged sitting, and injury to joints and muscles due to excessive repetitive movements. The objective of this guide is to help develop an office ergonomics programme for the prevention of WMSDs. It is aimed at managers, supervisors, safety and health representatives, persons doing office work at home and occupational health and safety professionals. Contents: ergonomic hazards at the workplace; office ergonomics programmes: ergonomic regulations, standards and guidelines; sources of additional information. Document also available in French at CCOHS.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 250 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H6, Canada, 4th ed., 2001. 109p. Illus. Price: CAD 10.00 (Canada); USD 10.00 (elsewhere).
School workers health and safety guide
This guide is a revised edition of an earlier document analysed under CIS 01-1009. It is aimed at workers, supervisors, teachers, principals, school board officials, and safety and health committee members in schools and other educational establishments. Its objectives are to enable persons working in schools and other educational establishments to recognize workplace hazards, prevent accident and injury by safe work practices and use of personal protective equipment, deal with accidents and emergencies and understand their duties and rights under occupational safety and health legislation. A list of addresses of government departments that can be contacted for additional information is also included. Document also available in French at CCOHS.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 250 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H6, Canada, 3rd ed., 2001. vii, 161p. Illus. Price: CAD 10.00 (Canada); USD 10.00 (elsewhere).
Lancaster R.J., McAllister I., Alder A.
Health and Safety Executive
Establishing effective communications and participation in the construction sector
Effective communication and workforce involvement are recognized as critical to safety and health management. The complex structure of the construction industry, together with long chains of command, extensive use of sub-contractors and the prevalence of short-term projects can present challenges to establishing such practices. Conducted in two parts (a project involving field work and a literature review), the objective of this study was to ascertain the extent of communication and workforce participation in safety and health in the construction sector and to identify, through case studies, how these can be planned and implemented to improve safety and health performance. It was found that, although organizations do not always have effective communication and involvement approaches in place, the benefits of doing so are widely recognized. The characteristics of effective approaches and the process of implementing them are highlighted.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2001. viii, 200p. Illus. 65 ref. Price: GBP 35.00.
Insurance and occupational safety and health - An appeal, an incentive
Assurance et prévention - Un appel, un encouragement [in French]
This booklet describes the initiatives taken by insurance companies in Belgium in the field of occupational safety and health. Contents include: historical review; complementary nature of insurance and occupational safety and health; ethical, social and human aspects; economic aspects; campaigns in the area of road accident prevention, fires and trespassing, occupational safety and health (smoking, depression); example of the prevention campaign of an insurance company.
Union professionnelle des entreprises d'assurances, Maison de l'Assurance, Square de Meeûs 29, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2001. 80p. Illus.
Lifting and transport equipment for in-plant transport
Equipos de elevación y transporte en el interior de las empresas [in Spanish]
This guide in the form of check lists of potential hazards in lifting and transport equipment for in-plant transport and corresponding prevention elements is aimed at managers of small enterprises. Contents: workplaces and equipment; electrical hazards; physical hazards; harmful chemicals; biological agents; fires and explosions; workplace design; work organization; legislation; risk assessment methods.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2001. 37p. Illus.
http://internet.mtas.es/Insht/practice/gap_018.pdf [in Spanish]
Estaciones de servicio [in Spanish]
This guide in the form of check lists of potential hazards in service stations and corresponding prevention elements is aimed at managers of small enterprises. Contents: workplaces and equipment; electrical hazards; physical hazards; harmful chemicals; biological agents; fires and explosions; workplace design; work organization; legislation; risk assessment methods.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2001. 53p. Illus.
http://internet.mtas.es/Insht/practice/gap_019.pdf [in Spanish]
Plantas de asfaltado [in Spanish]
This guide in the form of check lists of potential hazards when working with asphalting equipment and corresponding prevention elements is aimed at managers of small enterprises. Contents: workplaces and equipment; electrical hazards; physical hazards; harmful chemicals; biological agents; fires and explosions; workplace design; work organization; legislation; risk assessment methods.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2001. 37p. Illus.
http://internet.mtas.es/Insht/practice/gap_016.pdf [in Spanish]
Garment manufacturing units
Talleres de confección [in Spanish]
This guide in the form of check lists of potential hazards in garment manufacturing units and corresponding prevention elements is aimed at managers of small enterprises. Contents: workplaces and equipment; electrical hazards; physical hazards; harmful chemicals; biological agents; fires and explosions; workplace design; work organization; legislation; risk assessment methods.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2001. 37p. Illus.
http://internet.mtas.es/Insht/practice/gap_017.pdf [in Spanish]
Walle M., Jennings N.
Safety and health in small-scale surface mines - A handbook
Guide sur la sécurité et hygiène dans les petites mines à ciel ouvert [in French]
Guía de seguridad e higiene en minas pequeñas a cielo abierto [in Spanish]
Worldwide, approximately 13 million workers are employed in small-scale surface mines, mostly in the informal sector in developing countries. Occupational safety and health regulations are not always adapted to small-scale surface mining, and may require revision. This booklet sets out a few basic principles for use in the absence of specific regulations, or in conjunction with them. Contents: objectives, scope and definitions; general principles and provisions; mining accidents and dangerous occurrences; hazards in the working environment; health, welfare and hygiene of mineworkers; first aid; personal protective equipment; safety when mining; mechanical equipment; explosives and blasting; mine closures.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2001. v, 51p. Illus.
International Labour Organization
Ergonomic checkpoints: Practical and easy-to-implement solutions for improving safety, health and working conditions
Pontos de verificação ergonômica - Soluções práticas e de fácil aplicação para melhorar a segurança, a saúde e as condições de trabalho [in Portuguese]
Portuguese translation of the ILO manual abstracted as CIS 96-2070. It contains 128 "checkpoints", each consisting of one page of important points to remember about an ergonomic issue (including many OSH subjects as well), grouped under the headings WHY, HOW, SOME MORE HINTS and POINTS TO REMEMBER, together with one page of illustrations. The checkpoints themselves are grouped under the following headings: materials storage and handling; hand tools; productive machine safety; improving workstation design; lighting; premises; control of hazardous substances and agents; welfare facilities; work organization. An overall ergonomic check-list, with one recommendation for each of the checkpoints, is also provided.
Fundacentro, Rua Capote Valente 710, São Paulo, SP 05409-002, Brazil, 2001. 327p. Illus.
Health and Safety Executive
Effective health and safety training - A trainer's resource pack
This manual is designed to help employers and trainers improve safety and health performance by providing appropriate in-house training. It is primarily aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises. Contents: trainer's guide; business case for managing safety and health; initial review; company safety and health culture; responsibilities; customer and supply chain; buying dangerous equipment; hazard identification; assessing existing controls and prioritizing improvements; systematic approach to improvements; planning continuous improvements.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2001. iv, 107p. Illus. 31 ref. Price: GBP 21.95.
Carpenter J., Williams P., Smith N.C.
Health and Safety Executive
Identification and management of risk in undergraduate construction courses
This report describes research into the current provision of safety and health teaching in construction related undergraduate courses. The study was made against a growing awareness of the importance of safety and health as part of project risk management and as a means of reducing ill health and accidents. The study shows that the current provision of health and safety teaching is generally poor. It also demonstrates however that academia cannot be expected to deliver alone on this issue. Inconsistency between elements of the industry and a lack of guidance and clarity hinder the efforts that are being made. The study sets out a clear set of recommendations relating to government, accreditation bodies, industry, and academia.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2001. x, 53p. Illus. 33 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
Health and Safety Executive
Health and safety training - What you need to know
United Kingdom law requires that employers provide whatever information, instruction and training needed to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the safety and health of employees. Contents of this guidance note aimed at employers: categories of workers who require safety and health training; five steps of a training programme (defining needs, defining priorities, choosing methods and resources, delivering the training and checking the effectiveness of the training); legislation; provisions applicable to self-employed contract workers.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Oct. 2001. 11p. 2 ref.
Safety - Reference publications, series, collections, posters, forms, videos, periodicals aimed at professionals
Sécurité: référentiels, collections, illustrés, imprimés, vidéos, presse professionnelle [in French]
Catalogue of reference publications, series, collections, posters, forms, videos, periodicals aimed at professionals and other printed material available from the French National Protection and Prevention Centre (Centre National de Prévention et de Protection). Most publications focus on fire safety. Additional topics covered include: detection of trespassers; theft alarm systems; protection against break-ins; guide to behaviour in case of aggression or conflict; analysis of technological accidents and prevention strategies.
CNPP Entreprise SARL, Service d'Abonnements, BP 2265, 27950 Saint-Marcel, France, 2001. 31p. Illus.
Legal aspects relative to the use of dependency-causing substances in the workplace
Les substances engendrant la dépendance au poste de travail d'un point de vue juridique [in French]
Suchtmittel am Arbeitsplatz aus rechtlicher Sicht [in German]
Sostanze generanti dipendenza sul luogo di lavoro: aspetti giuridici [in Italian]
Aimed at employers, this booklet highlights the legal aspects relative to the consumption of dependency-causing substances in the workplace. Main topics covered: responsibilities of employers and employees; prohibition of alcohol consumption; breath analysers, blood and urine analyses; reduced insurance coverage in the event of an accident; consumption of illegal substances; conditions of employment of persons participating in heroin or methadone treatment programmes.
Suva, Arbeitssicherheit, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, Jan. 2001. 7p. Illus.
Contracting ergonomic consultancy in the context of a plan for the prevention of musculoskeletal diseases (MSDs)
Passer commande d'une prestation ergonomique dans le cadre d'une action de prévention des troubles musculosquelettiques (TMS) [in French]
The number of cases of musculoskeletal diseases (MSDs) is constantly increasing. Faced with this problem, companies are increasingly resorting to professional ergonomics consultants. This document contains practical guidance aimed at helping employers or safety and health representatives to draw up the terms of reference and to select an ergonomics consultant. The following issues are addressed in the form of practical instruction sheets: preventing MSDs; managing MSD prevention projects; role of ergonomics consultants in MSD prevention; participants at the company level; support available from occupational safety and health institutions; examples of programmes implemented in companies of varying importance.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1st ed., Apr. 2001. Folder containing 3 booklets (4+11+23p.). Illus.
Safe use of driver-operated power trucks used for materials handling - Training, evaluation
Conduite en sécurité des chariots automoteurs de manutention à conducteur porté - Formation. Evaluation [in French]
This booklet is aimed at inspectors responsible for granting licences for driving different classes of power trucks used for materials handling, as well as at instructors. Information is provided on the design and implementation of appropriate instruction programmes. Il specifies the knowledge and aptitude required for safe driving, and includes an evaluation tool in the form of 20 check lists.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1st ed., Feb. 2001. 35p. Illus.
Road accidents: Most important cause of fatal occupational accidents
Accidents de la route: première cause d'accident mortel du travail [in French]
Each year in France, there are more than 800 fatalities in road accidents during commuting to work or while engaging in occupational driving. French legislation considers commuting accidents to be occupational accidents, and requires employers to take preventive measures. This leaflet, which is designed to be displayed on a notice board, highlights a few important precautionary measures against occupational or commuting road accidents.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1st ed., Apr. 2001. Leaflet, 8p. Illus.
Practical guide - Butchers
Aide mémoire - Filière viande de boucherie [in French]
This manual is aimed at managers and persons responsible for the safety and health of butchers in France. It offers practical guidance on main issues of occupational safety and health in general, as well as on the principal hazards and their prevention. Contents include: general approach to safety and health; safety and health institutions; costs of accidents; responsibilities; safety training; first aid; frequent hazards and corresponding prevention measures (use of knives, manual handling and the lifting of loads, in-plant traffic, mechanical and chemical hazards, fire and explosion, electrical hazards, infections, work on screens, work in isolation, subcontractors); workplace design; hygiene; inspections.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1st ed., May 2001. 72p. Illus. 28 ref.
Flour silos - Preventing fire and explosion hazards due to flour dust during storage operations
Silos farine - Prévention des risques d'incendie et d'explosion de poussières de farine lors du stockage [in French]
Dust generated during the storage of flour may cause fires or explosions. This booklet on preventing such accidents is aimed at persons working in industries involved with flour, including flour milling; biscuit manufacturing, confectionery and industrial bakery. Contents include: accident descriptions; causes of dust fires and explosions; hazard evaluation, including a description of high-risk zones within flour mills; implementing preventive measures.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1st ed., July 2001. 31p. Illus. 21 ref.
Walters D, Kirby P., Daly F.
Health and Safety Executive
The impact of trade union education and training in health and safety on the workplace activity of health and safety representatives
This research was based on responses to a postal questionnaire addressed to 5,800 safety and health representatives listed in trade union records, together with phone and face-to-face interviews with selected respondents. 79% of the respondents were of the opinion that OSH training was supportive of their workplace activity, and even higher proportions found training offered by trade union organizations to be useful. Some respondents reported difficulty in gaining access to training courses due to the regular job pressures or the reluctance of employers or managers to grant time off with pay. Implications for policy are discussed.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2001. viii, 115p. Illus. 75 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/crr_pdf/2001/crr01321.pdf [in English]
Greco E., Ombuen G., Tosti M.P.
Worplace safety and health - New legislation
Sicurezza e salute nei luoghi di lavoro - La nuova legislazione [in Italian]
Aimed at workers, this booklet summarizes the recent provisions of the Italian legislative decree 626/94 (see CIS 96-1531) concerning safety and health at the workplace. Contents include: general protective measures; responsibilities of employers; rights and responsibilities of employees; organization and activities of occupational safety and health services; medical surveillance; workers' safety representatives; information of workers; preparation of a rescue and emergency plan; safety signs; training of workers; penalties.
Istituto Italiano di Medicina Sociale, Via Pasquale S. Mancini 28, 00916 Roma, Italy, . 32p. Illus.
Ombuen G., Tosti M.P., Resti C., Sernia S.
Manual handling of loads
La movimentazione manuale dei carichi [in Italian]
This booklet is aimed at making workers aware of the risks they incur during the manual handling of loads. Contents include: physiology of the spinal column; factors that need to be taken into consideration when evaluating risks; organizational measures aimed at eliminating or reducing workplace hazards; selected ergonomic postures to be adopted when carrying out lifting tasks; exercises for relaxing, stretching and strengthening the muscles of the cervical and lumbar columns.
Istituto Italiano di Medicina Sociale, Via Pasquale S. Mancini 28, 00916 Roma, Italy, 2nd ed., Apr. 2001. 40p. Illus. 7 ref.
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