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2001

CIS 01-1023 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.

CIS 01-1016
Health and Safety Executive
A simple guide to the Biocidal Products Regulations
The Biocidal Products Regulations (BPR) apply to producers of biocides and of their active ingredients, as well as to importers of these substances into the United Kingdom. The purpose of the Regulations is to ensure that all products on sale are safe when used properly and that they can be traded freely within the European Union. Contents include: responsibilities; definition of biocidal products; ill effects; applicability and enforcement of the regulations.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Jan. 2001. 7p. Illus. 4 ref.

CIS 01-998 Martin C.
The health and safety coach - Compendium of risk assessment questionnaires
This manual covers a wide range of over 100 safety and health issues in the form of questionnaires. Working through any of these questionnaires should enable managers and safety representatives develop a complete picture of the problems which need to be addressed to ensure safe working. The questions help define each task or activity and the associated hazards, encourage managers and safety representatives to seek further information and challenge them to question their current systems and attitudes.
Gower Publishing Limited, Gower House, Croft Road, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 3HR, United Kingdom, 2001. xii, 344p. Index.

CIS 01-1015
Health and Safety Executive
CHIP 2 for everyone
This guide explains the basic requirements of the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging) Regulations 1994 (CHIP) (see CIS 95-23). Responsibilities of chemical suppliers are described in terms of classification of substances, provision of hazard information (safety data sheets, labelling) and packaging. Responsibilities of chemical manufacturers and importers are also outlined. Replaces CIS 95-488.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., Mar. 2001. iv, 46p. Illus. Price: GBP 6.75.

CIS 01-1014
Health and Safety Executive
Asbestos essentials - Task manual
This companion manual to the guidance booklet "Introduction to asbestos essentials" (see CIS 01-1013) offers guidance for the use of eight specific pieces of equipment and methods, as well as for 25 different work tasks. The guidance sheets describe how the work should be carried out, what equipment to use, and how to use it. They highlight where asbestos is most likely to be found and how to ensure personal protection. It is aimed at persons involved in building maintenance, repair or refurbishment, as well as at safety and health representatives.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Apr. 2001. vi, 76p. Illus. Price: GBP 8.50.

CIS 01-1013
Health and Safety Executive
Introduction to asbestos essentials
High exposures to asbestos until the 1970s are estimated to be responsible for 2000-3000 deaths per year in the United Kingdom. To ensure that high levels of exposure do not occur during work on asbestos-containing materials (ACMs), a rigorous regulatory licensing scheme has been introduced. This guidance is intended for work with ACMs that does not fall under the licensing regulations, and is aimed at all persons controlling or carrying out maintenance work with ACMs. Contents include: introduction and definitions; where asbestos is likely to be encountered; legal aspects; managing the risk from work with asbestos; precautions for emergency services; general considerations of safe work. Guidance for specific equipment, methods and tasks is provided in a companion manual (see CIS 01-1014).
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Apr. 2001. viii, 80p. Illus. 21 ref. Price: GBP 12.50.

CIS 01-1011
Health and Safety Executive
Involving employees in health and safety - Forming partnerships in the chemical industry
This guide contains case studies from a cross-section of chemical companies where safety and health management systems were developed and implemented with the active participation of employees and their representatives. The case studies have been selected to highlight the benefits of improved partnerships, to describe how effective workforce involvement can be achieved and illustrate how such involvement is an integral part of good safety and health management systems. Appendices include a summary of the legal requirements and a questionnaire for assessing the current degree of workforce involvement in safety and health matters.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, July 2001. iv, 67p. Illus. 14 ref. Price: GBP 12.50.

CIS 01-1005 Safety, health and welfare on construction sites - A training manual
Jianzhu gongdi anquan weisheng yu fuli: Peixun shouche [in Chinese]
This training manual is a Chinese translation of the version originally published in English (CIS 95-473) and is aimed essentially at readers in emerging or developing countries. Contents: safety organization and management; site planning and layout; excavations; scaffolding; ladders; hazardous processes (roof work, steel erection, work over water, demolition, confined spaces, piling); vehicles; movement of materials; working positions, tools and equipment, the working environment (hazardous substances, noise and vibration, exposure to heat and cold); personal protective equipment; welfare facilities.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, no date. 96p. Illus.

CIS 01-693 Hagan P.E., Montgomery J.F., O'Reilly J.T.
Accident prevention manual for business and industry - Engineering and technology
Second part of a series of textbooks on safety management in enterprises (for parts 1, 3 and 4, see CIS 01-692, CIS 00-396 and CIS 01-728). It covers: facilities (designing for safety, building and facility layout, construction and maintenance of facilities, boilers and unfired pressure vessels); workplace exposures and protection (safeguarding, personal protective equipment, industrial sanitation and personnel facilities, occupational medical surveillance, electrical safety, fire protection, flammable and combustible liquids, workers with disabilities); materials handling (materials handling and storage, hoisting and conveying equipment, ropes and chains, slings, powered industrial trucks, haulage and off-road equipment); production operators (hand and portable power tools, woodworking machinery, welding and cutting, metalworking machinery, cold forming and hot working of metals, automated lines and systems). Extensive reference tables and review questions with answers. Glossary. Last edition (9th) analysed: CIS 89-1841.
National Safety Council, 1121 Spring Lake Drive, Itasca IL 60143-3201, USA, 12th ed., 2001. x, 877p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: USD 99.95 (members), USD 119.95 (non-members).

CIS 01-692 Hagan P.E., Montgomery J.F., O'Reilly J.T.
Accident prevention manual for business and industry - Administration and programs
First part of a series of textbooks on safety management in enterprises (for parts 2, 3 and 4, see CIS 01-693, CIS 00-396 and CIS 01-728). It covers: introduction to safety and health (historical perspectives, safety professionals, safety culture, regulatory history in the US); loss control information and analysis (loss control programmes, safety and health auditing, environmental auditing, workmen's compensation, hazard identification, incident investigation and analysis, cost of incidents, record keeping, incidence rates, computers and information management); organization of safety, health and environment programmes (occupational health and industrial hygiene programmes, environmental management, indoor air quality, ergonomics programmes, employee assistance programmes, emergency preparedness, workplace violence, product safety management, service and warehouse facilities, transportation safety programmes, office safety, laboratory safety, contractor and non-employee safety, process safety management); programme implementation and maintenance (motivation, safety and health training, media, safety awareness programmes). In the appendix: sources of help; answers to review questions. Last edition (9th) analysed: CIS 89-1811.
National Safety Council, 1121 Spring Lake Drive, Itasca IL 60143-3201, USA, 12th ed., 2001. x, 836p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: USD 99.95 (members), USD 119.95 (non-members).

CIS 01-726
Health and Safety Executive
Choice of skin care products for the workplace
Certain substances used at the workplace can damage the skin. This guidance booklet is aimed at employers and safety and health specialists who may have to provide skin care products for workers. Main topics covered: signs and symptoms of occupational dermatitis (contact dermatitis, eczema) and industrial sectors involved; how dermatitis is caused (irritation, sensitization); employers' responsibilities; various types of skin care products (pre-work or barrier creams, skin cleansers, after-work creams or moisturisers) and their effectiveness; allergic reactions to skin care products; criteria for choosing skin care products. An appendix includes examples of substances which can cause dermatitis.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Jan. 2001. iv, 12p. Illus. 8 ref. Price: GBP 3.00.

CIS 01-727
Health and Safety Executive
Cost and effectiveness of chemical protective gloves for the workplace
This guidance booklet provides practical advice to employers on the cost and effectiveness of chemical protective gloves used in the workplace. Main topics covered: legal requirements; cost factors (purchase and replacement; comfort and dexterity; protection level; storage, maintenance and disposal; training); glove resistance to permeation, penetration and degradation; selection of suitable protective gloves. Appendices include examples of cost calculations of protective glove programmes, as well as permeation, penetration and degradation resistance test methods and standards.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Jan. 2001. iv, 24p. Illus. 8 ref. Price: GBP 8.50.

CIS 01-724
Health and Safety Executive
Assessing and managing risks at work from skin exposure to chemical agents
This booklet provides practical advice to employers on how to control skin exposure to chemical agents at the workplace. Main topics covered: legal requirements; skin action of chemical agents; health effects (irritant or allergic contact dermatitis; other skin diseases such as urticaria, loss of pigmentation, skin cancer; systemic effects); hazard identification: risk assessment (exposure pathways, skin exposure measurement, biological monitoring); risk management (exposure prevention or control, elimination or substitution of the harmful substance, engineering control, process modification, modification of working methods, personal protective equipment, skin care products); health surveillance; information and training. Appendix includes references to relevant legislation.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Jan. 2001. iv, 28p. Illus. 44 ref. Price: GBP 8.00.

CIS 01-744
Health and Safety Executive
A pain in your workplace? Ergonomic problems and solutions
This guidance is aimed at employers who may be putting their employees at risk of developing work-related musculoskeletal diseases. It describes the causes of these problems and shows simple and cost-effective ways of reducing them in the form of 77 real-life case studies in a broad range of sectors and occupations. Replaces CIS 94-1895.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Mar. 2001. xii, 94p. Illus. 18 ref. Price: GBP 10.95.

CIS 01-738
Health and Safety Executive
Slips and trips: Guidance for employers on identifying hazards and controlling risks
Contents of this guide: legal requirements for the prevention or control of slip and trip risks; cost of slip and trip accidents; general health and safety management; assessing and managing slip and trip risks; good housekeeping (lighting, flooring, obstructions, footwear). In appendices: floors (choice of flooring, measuring slipperiness, improving slip-resistance, cleaning and maintenance); choice of suitable footwear for different floor surfaces. Replaces CIS 96-1486.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Jan. 2001. iv, 28p. Illus. 15 ref. Price: GBP 7.50.

CIS 01-723
Health and Safety Executive
A guide to the Biocidal Products Regulations for importers and suppliers of biocides
Aimed at importers and suppliers of biocides, this guidance details the provisions of the Biocidal Products Regulations (BPR), which implement the Biocidal Product Directive 98/8/EC (BPD) in the United Kingdom. Contents include: overview of the Regulations; provisions applicable to suppliers and importers of active substances; provisions applicable to suppliers and importers of biocidal products; provisions applicable to biocide research and development; access to information; responsibilities of HSE as the competent supervisory authority. See also CIS 01-721 and CIS 01-722.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, May 2001. vi, 70p. Illus. 22 ref. Price: GBP 11.00.

CIS 01-722
Health and Safety Executive
A guide to the Biocidal Products Regulations for users of biocidal products
Aimed users of biocides, this booklet highlights the main provisions of Biocidal Products Regulations (BPR), which implement the Biocidal Product Directive 98/8/EC (BPD) in the United Kingdom. This guidance explains what biocidal products are, the regulatory process required before they can be used at the workplace or at home, how to use them safety and where to obtain further information. See CIS 01-721 and CIS 01-723.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, May 2001. vi, 26p. Illus. 14 ref. Price: GBP 5.00.

CIS 01-721
Health and Safety Executive
The transitional arrangements for Biocidal Products Regulations - A guide for importers and suppliers of biocides
Aimed at importers and suppliers of biocides, this booklet highlights the main provisions of the current regulatory framework applicable in the United Kingdom. It gives a brief introduction to the Biocidal Products Regulations (BPR) and uses diagrams and flow charts to illustrate the steps involved in the authorization and product registration processes relating to biocides. Answers to frequently-asked questions on data protection, fees levied, provision of information, enforcement and labelling are also included. See CIS 01-722 and CIS 01-723.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, May 2001. iv, 20p. Illus. Price: GBP 3.50.

CIS 01-805 Chambers C., Worsell N., Beswick J., Heritage L., Wu B.
Health and Safety Executive
Availability, quality and standards of training for woodworking operators and supervisors
The accident rate in the woodworking industry remains high. It is an industry in which employees have to regularly work with cutting tools or blades that are exposed. There is also a significant potential for ill health caused by poor manual handling and exposure to dust. The proper use of guards and safe working practices are essential in reducing the risk of serious accidents and ill health to a tolerable level. Training and good supervision are therefore fundamental to ensuring good health and safety. The objectives of the research documented in this report were to identify the training programmes available to both operators and supervisors of woodworking machinery in particular, to assess the suitability of this training in terms of quality and standards, to identify barriers to training that exist in the industry and propose measures which could be taken to improve the take-up of suitable training.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2001. iv, 156p. Illus. 25 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.

CIS 01-718 Prevention of risks to health from work at data display screens
Prevención de riesgos en puestos de trabajo con pantallas de visualización de datos [in Spanish]
This booklet describes the characteristics of a work position in front of a computer screen and its ergonomic environment (work surface, chair, footrest, copy holder, work posture, equipment layout, lighting, arrangement of workplaces within the office, thermal environment). The ergonomics of the computer application used (ease of use, efficiency and suitability to the task at hand), the work organization and psychological issues (anxiety, stress) linked to work at computer screens are also important elements that need to be taken into account when conducting a job study. Appendices include: forms for conducting job studies of display-screen workplaces and self-evaluation exercises, including answers and comments.
IBERMUTUAMUR, Ramírez de Arellano 27, 28403 Madrid, Spain, 3rd Rev.ed., 2001. 64p. Illus. 21 ref.

CIS 01-701 Prevention of general hazards
Prevención de riesgos generales [in Spanish]
After an introduction containing definitions of hazards at the workplace (risks of occupational accidents and diseases, and ergonomic factors), this booklet presents the basic principles of occupational safety and health. Main topics covered; falls of persons (from heights or at the level); falls of objects; trips; striking against objects; injuries due to objects or tools; projections of fragments or particles; entanglement in machinery, vehicles or objects; overexertion; exposure to extreme temperatures; thermal contact; direct electrical contact; exposure to hazardous, harmful or toxic substances and to radiation; fires and explosions; accidents caused by animals; biological hazards; noise and vibration; lighting; thermal stress; VDU workplaces; physical fatigue; mental workload; job dissatisfaction. An appendix includes self-appraisal exercises with answers and comments.
IBERMUTUAMUR, Ramírez de Arellano 27, 28403 Madrid, Spain, 2001. 73p. Illus.

CIS 01-735
Health and Safety Executive
Working safely with ionising radiation: Guidelines for expectant or breastfeeding mothers
This booklet provides advice to expectant or breastfeeding mothers and to women contemplating the possibility of pregnancy working in the presence of ionizing radiation. It outlines the precautions that the employee can take herself, as well as the legal responsibilities of the employer. Contents include: legal dose limits in the United Kingdom; informing the employer; limiting exposure to radiations; precautions when breastfeeding.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Mar. 2001. 11p. 8 ref.

CIS 01-746 Di Martino V., Gold D., Schaap A.
SOLVE - Stress, Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs, HIV/AIDS, Violence: Managing emerging health-related problems at work
Folder with five leaflets on common psychosocial issues that may affect safety and health in the workplace.
International Labour Office, InFocus Safework, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2001. 5 brochures. Illus.

2000

CIS 09-752
Health and Safety Executive
Stay safe on the farm
Aimed at children aged 5-11 years, the objective of this booklet is to promote safety on the farm. It provides safety information in an interesting and stimulating way and is designed to teach basic rules in a fun manner.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2000. 16p. Illus.

CIS 07-1014
International Ergonomics Association
Ergonomic checkpoints: Practical and easy-to-implement solutions for improving safety, health and working conditions
Arabic translation of the ILO manual abstracted under 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.
Arab Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, Damascus, Syria, 2000. xxiv, 292p. Illus.

CIS 07-788 Methodologies available to trade unions for identifying hazards and dangers at the place of work and in the environment
Metodologías sindicales para la identificación de riesgos y peligros en el lugar de trabajo y el medio ambiente [in Spanish]
This CD-ROM contains resources for the training of trade union trainers in the identification of occupational and environmental hazards. It was developed within the framework of an ILO project and includes a trainer's guide, three training modules (subjective assessment of working conditions and the environment, risk factors of harmful effects and risk mapping, module for the systematic analysis of safety, health and the environment related to work) and a video clip on the vegetable packaging industry. It also includes many additional sources of information and is suitable for distance learning.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2000. CD-ROM.

CIS 06-1287 Rüegsegger R.
Under stress? We have something that will help you!
Stressé? Voilà qui pourra vous aider! [in French]
Stress? Da haben wir etwas für Sie! [in German]
Stressato? Allora abbiamo qualcosa per Lei! [in Italian]
This booklet identifies the causes and consequences of stress and provides advice for workers on eliminating and coping with stress. Topics addressed: definition, causes and effects of stress; checklist for the self-evaluation of the risk of stress; means of eliminating sources of stress and coping with stress.
Suva, Gesundheitsschutz, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 4th ed., May 2000. 15p. Illus.
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/44065-d.pdf [in German]
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/44065-i.pdf [in Italian]
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/44065-f.pdf [in French]

CIS 05-583 The engagement of non-permanent employees on cargo handling operations in the ports industry
This Code of Practice aims to ensure that no non-permanent employee is engaged in cargo-handling operations unless they have received the appropriate ports industry safety induction training and have been assessed by the cargo handling company as fit and competent to undertake the cargo handling operations for which they will be engaged. All non-permanent employees should be possession of a port safety induction card containing details of the safety training received.
Port Skills and Safety Ltd., Africa House, 64-78 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6AH, United Kingdom, June 2000. 7p.
http://www.portskillsandsafety.co.uk/publications/cp1 [in English]

CIS 03-1524 Regulations of 30 June 2000 concerning the conditions and means of acquiring special training by persons who work with sources of ionizing radiation [Croatia]
Pravilnik o uvjetima i načinu stjecanja stručne izobrazbe osoba koje obavljaju djelatnosti s izvorima ionizirajućih zračenja [in Croatian]
These Regulations specify the OSH training requirements of persons potentially exposed at work to sources of ionizing radiation. The training is organized by the Croatian Institute for Radiation Protection.
Narodne Novine, 13 July 2000,Year CLXII, No.67, p.2839-2843.
http://www.nn.hr/clanci/sluzbeno/2000/1469.htm [in Croatian]

CIS 03-1098 Godfraind B.
Understanding your health better
Mieux connaître votre santé [in French]
Verstandig omgaan met je gezondheid [in Dutch]
Booklet on health and well-being. Topics covered: healthy diet; physical exercise; smoking; alcohol consumption; narcotics and medicinal drugs; stress.
PREVENT, rue Gachard 88, Bte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2000. 21p. Illus. 5 ref. Price: EUR 3.00.

CIS 03-1096 Cornelis K, Van den Broek K.
First steps - What you need to know about safety, health and well-being at work
Premiers pas - Ce qu'il faut savoir sur la sécurité, la santé et le bien-être au travail [in French]
Eerste stappen - Wat men moet weten over veiligheid, gezondheid en welzijn op het werk [in Dutch]
Booklet on general aspects of safety, health and well-being at work. Topics covered: enterprise safety and health policies; occupational hazards; machines and transport vehicles; electrical hazards; danger signal pictograms; dangerous substances; housekeeping; lifting of loads; fire prevention; first aid.
PREVENT, rue Gachard 88, Bte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2000. 25p. Illus. Price: EUR 3.00.

CIS 03-551
Health and Safety Executive
The absolutely essential health and safety toolkit
Aimed at small construction contractors, this booklet contains checklists for addressing safety and health issues on construction sites. Topics: managing; reporting accidents; employing; subcontracting; access on site; welfare facilities; scaffolds; ladders; work on roofs; excavations; manual handling; on-site traffic; tools and machinery; hoists; emergencies; fire; hazardous substances; noise; hand-arm vibration; electricity and other services; protecting the public.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2000. 57p. Illus. 35 ref.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg344.pdf [in English]

CIS 03-823 One-year accelerated depreciation allowance for chemical hazard control in factories
This document presents the guidelines, qualifying criteria and application procedure for a tax incentive scheme to encourage enterprises to implement effective engineering measures for chemical hazard control in factories. A list of consultants and agencies providing chemical hazard control services, the fees for chemical-in-air assessment and the application forms for a one-year accelerated depreciation allowance for chemical hazard control in factories for the installation of engineering control measures or for the purchase of new machinery, equipment or systems are included.
Ministry of Manpower, Occupational Health Department, 18 Havelock Road, Singapore 059764, Republic of Singapore, 10 Nov. 2000. 12p.
http://www.mom.gov.sg/MOM/CDA/0,1858,2765-----------,00.html [in English]

CIS 03-883 One-year accelerated depreciation allowance for noise control in factories
This document presents the guidelines, qualifying criteria and application procedure for tax incentive scheme to encourage enterprises to implement effective engineering measures for noise control in factories. A list of consultants and agencies providing noise control services, the fees for noise assessment and application forms for a one-year accelerated depreciation allowance for noise control in factories for the installation of engineering control measures or for the purchase of less noisy machinery, equipment or systems are included.
Ministry of Manpower, Occupational Health Department, 18 Havelock Road, Singapore 059764, Republic of Singapore, 10 Nov. 2000. 12p.
http://www.mom.gov.sg/MOM/CDA/0,1858,2763-----------,00.html [in English]

CIS 03-101 Dumayag C.M., Viado A.M.
Safety in confined space
Work in confined spaces such as tunnels or tanks is dangerous, involving the risk of getting trapped, being exposed to toxic substances or suffering from a lack of oxygen. Many workers have died in confined spaces while doing their job or attempting to rescue their fellow workers. Contents of this guide on the prevention of hazards when working in confined spaces: introduction; definition of confined space; examples of confined space; hazards in confined spaces; control of hazards; confined space entry procedures. Appendices include: checklist; samples of tags; sample of permit to enter a confined space.
Department of Labor and Employment, Occupational Safety and Health Center, OSHC Building, North Avenue corner Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, Apr. 2000. ii, 30p. Illus. 9 ref.

CIS 03-171 Occupational safety and health
This CD-ROM is aimed at promoting and raising awareness for safety and health among Singapore workers and familiarize users with occupational safety and health legislation. It is divided into three learning modules: occupational safety (chemical, construction, electrical, emergency and fire safety); occupational health (biological, chemical, ergonomic, physical and psychosocial hazards); safety and health legislation (safety requirements, health requirements, workplace safety, employee protection, responsibilities).
OSH Centre, Singapore Polytechnic, 500 Dover Road, 139651 Singapore, Republic of Singapore, 2000. CD-ROM requiring 133MHz Pentium processor with Windows 95/98, NT4 or later, 32MB RAM, 75MB available on hard disk, 8 x CD-ROM drive, graphic adapter card, 640x480 and 64k monitor, sound blaster compatible sound card, modem 28.8kbps, Internet connection, web browser (optional).

CIS 03-164 Collection of posters on the prevention of occupational accidents (1925-1937)
Col.lecció de cartells de prevenció d'accidents laborals (1925-1937) [in Catalan]
This CD-ROM contains more than 7000 posters on the prevention of accidents published between 1925 and 1937 in several European countries, Australia, Canada, the United States and Japan.
Fons de l'Arxiu Nacional de Catalunya, Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain, 2000. CD-ROM for Pentium I 166MHz (Pentium II 233MHz recommended, requires Windows 95, 98 or NT; 32MB RAM, CD-ROM drive 20x, graphic card VGA 4Mb 800x600).

CIS 02-1693 Del Carlo B., Franco G.
The Quality System and training of the occupational physician: A reference framework
Sistema qualità e formazione del medico del lavoro: un macromodello di riferimento [in Italian]
The need for the continuous renewal of the curricula of university programmes in occupational medicine requires a new approach for the delivery of a successful learning programme, i.e. a quality control system for training. This system is based on innovative teaching methods (planning, delivery and evaluation) and on the rationalization of training tools, professional capabilities and managerial documentation. Therefore, every school of occupational medicine should adopt a quality system policy in accordance with the strategic choices made by the school.
Medicina del lavoro, Nov.-Dec. 2000, Vol.91, No.6, p.531-546. Illus. 43 ref.

CIS 02-1708 Abbritti G., Muzi G, Latini L., Abbritti E.P., Dell'Omo M., Vinci F., Castellino N.
Health promotion in an occupational setting: What are the prospects in the Italian context?
La promozione della salute in ambiente di lavoro: quali prospettive nella situazione italiana? [in Italian]
Following an examination of the literature, safety and health promotion programmes are recognized as needed in workplaces in Italy. This is particularly so where the working population is relatively stable, because workers can be monitored over a long period of time. The most successful programmes are aimed at modifying high-risk life-style behaviour patterns (smoking, alcohol abuse, eating disorders, etc.) through information, active participation, screening, follow-up, changes in the working environment and physical exercise activities. These health promotion programmes are however extremely hard to develop for Italian workers, since most firms are small and much still remains to be done in order to eliminate occupational risk factors. The current flexibility of modern work patterns could constitute a further obstacle.
Medicina del lavoro, Nov.-Dec. 2000, Vol.91, No.6, p.515-530. 45 ref.

CIS 02-1567 Strategic control of occupational safety and health
Auditoria estratégica em segurança e saúde no trabalho [in Portuguese]
Working documents of a training course on the strategic control of occupational safety and health in two volumes. The first contains prints of the viewgraphs. Main topics covered: OSH policy; global strategies; action plans; accident indicators; integrated occupational safety and health management systems; labour inspection; audits; tripartite negotiations; legislation and labour protection. The second volume contains background reading material for the topics covered in the programme.
Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego, Brasília, Brazil, [c2000]. 115p. Illus. (Vol.I); 213p. Illus. Bibl.ref. (Vol.II).

CIS 02-1583 Basic principles of chemical safety and the prevention of major accidents
Conceitos básicos de segurança química e prenvenção de grandes acidentes industriais [in Portuguese]
Working documents of an introductory course on chemical safety and the prevention of major accidents in Brazil in two volumes. Main topics covered: environmentally sound management of toxic chemicals, including prevention of illegal international traffic in toxic and dangerous products; main problems related to the production, import, export and use of chemicals; risk factors in the chemical industry; labelling and safety data sheets of chemicals; hazards due to benzene; muiltidisciplinary and cooperative analysis in the process industry; analysis of a chemical accident; preliminary report of a fatal accident caused by mechanical failure; improvement of working conditions in the fireworks industry.
Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego, Brasília, Brazil, [c2000]. 233p. Illus. Bibl.ref. (Vol.I); 203p. Illus. Bibl.ref. (Vol.II).

CIS 02-1565 Course on the prevention of fatal occupational accidents
Curso de combate aos acidentes fatais decorrentes do trabalho [in Portuguese]
Working documents of a training course on the prevention of fatal occupational accidents, in two volumes. The first volume presents an approach for analysing accidents and for accident investigations. It also defines accident indicators (incidence and frequency rates). The second volume presents the following case studies: accident having occurred while walking to the factory restaurant; accident during the unloading of goods; accident involving contact with a high-voltage electrical cabinet; fatal accident during dock work; fatal accident during machine maintenance; fatal accident in a goods lift; application of the causal tree method for accident investigations in power distribution utility; fatal accident during maintenance of an overhead gantry crane; fatal accident during aircraft maintenance; comment on a film on an occupational accident caused by poor maintenance and housekeeping of the premises.
Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego, Brasília, Brazil, [c2000]. 39p. 13 ref. (Vol.I); 152p. Illus. (Vol.II).

CIS 02-1570 Course on occupational safety and health management in rural activities
Curso de gestão em segurança e saúde nas atividades rurais [in Portuguese]
Working documents of a training course on safety and health management in the farming sector aimed at encouraging actions for the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases. Main topics covered: development of Brazilian agriculture and its impact on work in rural areas; training of workers; occupational safety and health in forestry; contractual relations; occupational safety and health legislation applicable to agricultural work; strategic planning of interventions in farming areas; intervention projects. Documents for background reading are also included, some in English and Spanish.
Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego, Brasília, Brazil, [c2000]. 489p. Illus. Bibl.ref.

CIS 02-1177 Jiménez Rodríguez J.
Ergonomic principles
Principios de ergonomía [in Spanish]
This practical guide presents the following basic ergonomic principles: having everything at arm's reach; being constantly aware of shoulder height; understanding the relationship between effort and handle shape; finding the right position for each task; avoiding excessive repetition of movements; minimizing fatigue; minimizing direct pressure of the hands, arms and legs; ensuring that workstations and seats be adjustable and inclinable; ensuring sufficient space and ease of access to workplaces; ensuring comfortable working environments; ensuring clear signalling and using where possible standardized layouts of control elements; improving conditions of work. Practical examples illustrating each of the ergonomic principles are included.
Instituto Nacional de Seguros, Dirección de Seguros Solidarios, San José, Costa Rica, [c2000]. 18p. Illus. 4 ref.

CIS 02-1170 Montero Bonilla C.E.
Personal protective equipment
Equipo de protección personal [in Spanish]
The objective of this guide is to help enterprises choose the appropriate personal protective equipment, taking into account their needs and the acceptance of workers with respect to the use of this equipment. Contents: aspects to be taken into account when selecting equipment; how to motivate workers to use the equipment; protection of the head, eyes, face and ears; different types of respirators; protection of the upper and lower extremities; protection of the torso; other protective equipment (belts and harnesses). A table showing the appropriate gloves to be selected as a function of the chemicals being handled is appended.
Instituto Nacional de Seguros, Dirección de Seguros Solidarios, San José, Costa Rica, [c2000]. 42p. Illus. 5 ref.

CIS 02-1154 Jiménez Rodríguez J.
Manual on conditions of work and the working environment
Manual de condiciones y medio ambiente de trabajo [in Spanish]
This manual specifies the instruments necessary for implementing an occupational safety and health management system within the enterprise specifically targeted at improving working conditions and the working environment. Main topics covered: new model of occupational safety and health management system; occupational safety; industrial hygiene; conditions of work; ergonomics; safety technologies; inspection; analysis of accident causes and the accident register; safety signalling; hazards; plant safety and health organization; steps for developing an occupational health programme.
Instituto Nacional de Seguros, Dirección de Seguros Solidarios, San José, Costa Rica, [c2000]. 79p. Illus. 8 ref.

CIS 02-1150 Occupational safety and health management system - Computer-based training course
Sistema de gestión preventiva de riesgos laborales - Curso de capacitación por computadora [in Spanish]
CD-ROM-based course on the prevention of occupational hazards for training senior and middle management of public and private enterprises in the implementation of occupational safety and health management systems. The course consists of four modules: general considerations on the preventive management of occupational hazards; preparing the implementation; implementation of the preventive management programme; regular updating and monitoring.
Instituto Nacional de Seguros, Dirección de Seguros Solidarios, San José, Costa Rica, 2000. CD-ROM for Pentium 200MHz (needs Windows 95, NT or higher, 32MB RAM, hard disk, CD-ROM drive 24x, 36x recommended, 16 bit sound card and loudspeakers, high resolution SVGA monitor 800x600).

CIS 02-1147 The Occupational Safety and Health Committee
Le Comité de Santé et de Sécurité au Travail [in French]
This leaflet presents a simple overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Committee (Comité de santé et de sécurité au travail - CSST), mandatory in Tunisia for companies employing more than 40 workers. Contents include: legal framework; companies that are subject to the requirement; composition of the CSST; frequency of regular meetings; mission; resources; reports that the CSST is required to publish.
Institut de Santé et de Sécurité au Travail, Bd. M. Khaznadar 5, 1007 Tunis, Tunisia, no date. 6p. Illus.

CIS 02-1169 Occupational lead poisoning
Le saturnisme professionnel [in French]
Lead poisoning is recognized in Tunisia as a compensable occupational disease. This leaflet highlights the occupations that present exposure hazards to lead and the clinical symptoms of lead poisoning. It offers practical guidance to technical and medical preventive measures, medical supervision, screening and the approach to be adopted by employers in case of lead poisoning.
Institut de Santé et de Sécurité au Travail, Bd. M. Khaznadar 5, 1007 Tunis, Tunisia, no date. 8p. Illus.

CIS 02-1163 Work without risk at your screen
Travaillez sans risque sur votre écran [in French]
Work at visual display screens under inappropriate conditions can give rise to health problems. This leaflet offers practical guidance for eliminating factors responsible for discomfort and fatigue. Contents include: characteristics of software applications; characteristics of the workplace for avoiding visual and postural fatigue; characteristics of the environmental conditions; work time schedules; medical supervision and visual aptitude.
Institut de Santé et de Sécurité au Travail, Bd. M. Khaznadar 5, 1007 Tunis, Tunisia, no date. 8p. Illus.

CIS 02-1176 Steps to be taken in cases of accidental exposure to blood or biological fluids
Conduite à tenir en cas d'accident d'exposition au sang ou à des produits biologiques [in French]
This leaflet contains practical guidance on the steps that need to be taken in cases of accidental exposure to blood or biological fluids. Contents include: first aid; reporting the accident to the employer; consulting an occupational physician or general practitioner; preventive measures including avoiding pricks from contaminated needles and using appropriate waste collectors.
Institut de Santé et de Sécurité au Travail, Bd. M. Khaznadar 5, 1007 Tunis, Tunisia, no date. 6p. Illus.

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