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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.

CIS 02-1173 Practical guide to the selection of personal hearing protectors
Guide pratique pour le choix des protecteurs individuels contre le bruit [in French]
Exposure to sound levels above 85dB presents a hazard to hearing. This leaflet offers practical guidance for choosing appropriate hearing protection (earplugs or earmuffs) according to whether the exposure to noise is continuous or intermittent. The concept of global attenuation is explained. The importance of wearing the personal noise protective device as long as possible is emphasized.
Institut de Santé et de Sécurité au Travail, Bd. M. Khaznadar 5, 1007 Tunis, Tunisia, no date. 4p. Illus.

CIS 02-1180 Mukherjee S., Overman L., Leviton L., Hilyer B.
Evaluation of worker safety and health training
The University of Alabama Center for Labor Education and Research programme has trained over 1,000 workers since 1992 in chemical hazards recognition and protection methods, as well as in peer training. In order to assess the effectiveness of this programme, a questionnaire was mailed to a sample of workers and to all participating managers. Both groups of participants reported improved personal safety and health behaviour, both contributed to emergency preparedness, and both influenced the elimination of hazardous chemicals. Managers reported greater influence on health and safety which may be explained by their relatively more powerful position. However, a high percentage of workers also reported influencing changes. This pattern indicates that when the working environment supports joint decision making by workers and management, initiating changes becomes easier.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Aug. 2000, Vol.38, No.2, p.155-163. 30 ref.

CIS 02-1212 Bestratén Belloví M., Marrón Vidal M.A.
Prevention management systems: Procedure for the elaboration of working instructions
Sistema de gestión preventiva: procedimiento de elaboración de las instrucciones de trabajo [in Spanish]
According to the provisions of the law on the prevention of occupational hazards (see CIS 95-1921) and the regulations on occupational safety and health services, enterprises are required to implement various occupational safety and health activities, to define procedures and compile the corresponding documentation. This information note describes the procedures for preparing work instructions, which represent essential elements for the safety and health planning of critical tasks. It presents a flowchart showing the various steps that need to be taken into consideration for preparing work instructions, as well as an example of work instructions applicable to work in confined spaces. See also CIS 02-1211 and CIS 02-1213/1215.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2000. 6p. Illus. 3 ref.

CIS 02-1211 Bestratén Belloví M., Marrón Vidal M.A.
Prevention management systems: Information control procedure and safety and health training
Sistema de gestión preventiva: procedimiento de control de la información y formación preventiva [in Spanish]
According to the provisions of the law on the prevention of occupational hazards (see CIS 95-1921) and the regulations on occupational safety and health services, enterprises are required to implement various occupational safety and health activities, to define procedures and to compile the corresponding documentation. This information note describes the procedures that need to be put in place for the information and induction training of workers with respect to the prevention of occupational safety and health hazards related to their workplaces, as well for their further training. An appendix presents an example of a certificate awarded by the enterprise to employees upon completion of their occupational safety and health information and induction training. See also CIS 02-1212/1215.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2000. 4p. 3 ref.

CIS 02-1164
Health and Safety Commission
Control of chemicals in printing: COSHH essentials for printers
Aimed at employers in the printing industry, this document contains advice and guidance for the assessment of their activities under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1999 (COSHH, see CIS 00-620). The regulations require employers to limit the exposure to hazardous substances to protect the health of their employees. The guidance proposes a step-by-step approach for each chemical used in the printing shop: allocating a hazard group; identifying the quantity being used; identifying the volatility; finding the appropriate control guidance sheet; implementing and reviewing preventive actions. 35 information sheets offering guidance on the implementation of engineering control measures are included, grouped under the headings of general ventilation, engineering control, containment, special situations and general advice.
HSE Books, P.O.Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., 2000. iv, 16p. lllus. 6 ref. + 35 safety data sheets. Price: GBP 15.00.

CIS 02-760 What went wrong? A film about industrial accidents on the farm
In this videotape of a programme which was showns on television in 2000, four farm workers explain occupational accidents which they experienced and their consequences. The advice given to these farm workers by a safety and health specialist is also presented.
Sectoral Working Environment Councils Farm to Table, Jordbrigets Arbejdsmiljøudvlag, Torsøvej 7, 8240 Risskov, Denmark, 2000. VHS/PAL video, duration: 27 min.

CIS 02-619 Derrien M.F.
Training plan for occupational safety and health personnel in France
Plan de formation pour le personnel en santé et sécurité du travail [in French]
This safety guide addresses the issue of basic training for workers and their representatives. Topics covered: Framework Council Directive 89/391/EEC (see CIS 89-1401) on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work, of which article 12 concerns the training of workers, and its transposition into French legislation; safety training as an instrument of occupational hazard prevention policy; training budgets; analysis of training needs; training plan; legal framework of the training of employees; practical aspects of basic training and refresher training; training for specific hazards; training of the members of the committee for hygiene, safety and working conditions.
Cahier Pratique Tissot - Guide de la santé, sécurité au travail, Editions Tissot, BP 109, 74941 Annecy-le-Vieux Cedex, France, Oct. 2000, No.5, p.1-32 (whole issue). Illus.

CIS 02-99 Introduction to chemical safety. Module IV - Personal controls: Session 5
This booklet describes the hygiene explains the personal hygiene measures to be adopted when working with toxic substances, and explains the basic principles for the selection, use and maintenance of respirators. It also presents two case studies (unloading sulfur tanks and abrasive blasting), highlighting the importance of using appropriate respirators. Finally, it includes an exercise and test on the contents of the training module.
Industrial Accident Prevention Association, 2 Bloor Street West, 31st floor, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3N8, Canada, no date. 24p. Illus.

CIS 02-98 Introduction to chemical safety. Module IV - Controls: Session 4
This booklet explains the basic principles of the prevention of health hazards from toxic chemicals. Main topics covered: the three kinds of controls (engineering, organizational and personal); engineering controls (selection of equipment, process modifications, substitution, equipment isolation, ventilation); organizational controls (company policy, labelling and signs, training, standard work practices, preventive maintenance, housekeeping, air sampling); case studies (phenol burn, irritation from leaking containers in a confined area); exercise and test on the contents of the training module.
Industrial Accident Prevention Association, 2 Bloor Street West, 31st floor, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3N8, Canada, no date. 24p. Illus.

CIS 02-97 Introduction to chemical safety. Module IV - Identification and measurement: Session 3
This booklet explains how to identify and evaluate the hazards due to toxic substances. Main topics covered: development of a chemical inventory; hazard evaluation; various ways of assessing working environment contaminants (floor plans, job hazard analysis, walk-through); air sampling; threshold limit values (TLV, TWA, STEL, ceiling values); exercise and test on the contents of the training module.
Industrial Accident Prevention Association, 2 Bloor Street West, 31st floor, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3N8, Canada, no date. 32p. Illus.

CIS 02-96 Introduction to chemical safety. Module IV - Toxic substance effects: Session 2
This booklet outlines the effects of toxic substances on the health of workers. Main topics covered: some of the effects of toxic substances (irritation, damage to the central nervous system, reproductive and developmental effects, poisoning); different types of effects (external, internal, acute, chronic); precautions for limiting exposure; exercise and test on the contents of the training module.
Industrial Accident Prevention Association, 2 Bloor Street West, 31st floor, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3N8, Canada, no date. 28p. Illus.

CIS 02-102 Introduction to chemical safety. Module IV - Chemical fires and explosions: Session 1
This booklet reviews the hazards of fires and explosions due to chemicals, and describes how to prevent them or limit their consequences. Main topics covered: hazardous substances (oxidants, flammable materials, combustible materials, explosives); measures aimed at limiting the risks; proper storage; safety training of operators; inspections; emergency procedures; alarms; first aid; exercises and test on the contents of the training module.
Industrial Accident Prevention Association, 2 Bloor Street West, 31st floor, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3N8, Canada, no date. 24p. Illus.

CIS 02-246 Kinn S., Khuder S.A., Bisesi M.S., Wooley S.
Evaluation of safety orientation and training programs for reducing injuries in the plumbing and pipefitting industry
The effectiveness of employee orientation and training in reducing injuries among plumbers and pipe fitters was studied. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration's occupational injury data and safety and training records for six plumbing and pipefitting employers were examined. During the period 1996 to 1998, 133 injuries were recorded during 2,541,432 working hours. The most common types of injuries were cuts, lacerations and abrasions, the majority resulting from workers being struck by objects. The injury rate was significantly higher for small companies and companies working longer hours. 75% of workers received an orientation on injury prevention. Among workers who received a safety orientation, only 3.4% experienced injuries, compared with 11.1% of workers without an orientation. Proper safety orientation and training could significantly reduce the risks for occupational injuries in construction workers.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Dec. 2000, Vol.42, No.12, p.1142-1147. Illus. 14 ref.

CIS 02-87 Carmona R.E.
Visual acuity manual
Manual de salud visual [in Spanish]
This training booklet presents a few basic principles of eye physiology, vision problems and risks to vision. Contents: vision system; field of vision; visual ergonomics and positioning of signalling elements; refractive anomalies (myopia; hypermetropia, astigmatism, presbyopia, anisometropia); most common disorders (styes, chalazion, glaucoma, keratoconus, foreign bodies, visual acuity); symptoms requiring medical attention; measures to be taken in cases of injury (foreign bodies, chemicals, burns due to heat, strikes by objects).
Instituto Nacional de Seguros, Departamento de gestión empresarial en salud ocupacional, San José, Costa Rica, 2000. 23p. Illus.

CIS 02-104 Noise control in industry: A basic guide
Noise is a major occupational hazard. Short-term effects include temporary hearing loss, stress and irritability. It can make verbal communications difficult, thereby leading to safety hazards. Long-term exposure can lead to permanent hearing loss. This guide provides an overview of the methods of recognizing, evaluating and controlling workplace noise exposure. It is aimed at workers, supervisors, safety representatives and occupational safety and health professionals. Topics covered include: units of noise; methods of measuring noise level and noise exposure; instruments used to measure noise; relationship between noise exposure and hearing loss; noise exposure limits; engineering methods of noise control; effectiveness of hearing protectors; basic elements of a hearing conservation programme.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 250 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H6, Canada, 2000. 131p. Illus. Price: CAD 10.00 (Canada); USD 10.00 (elsewhere).

CIS 02-159 Le Roy A.
Safety training - Regulatory requirements
Formation à la sécurité - Obligations réglementaires [in French]
Article L. 231-3-1 of the French Labour Code states that employers have a general responsibility with respect to the safety training of their employees. This booklet discusses the relevant legal provisions (eligible employees, implementation of the training programme, purpose and content of the safety training programme, special conditions applicable to temporary employees or employees under short-term employment contracts, funding) and presents a table of specific safety training programmes required under the employment regulations.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1st ed., Mar. 2000. 24p. Index.

CIS 02-85 Guide to risk assessment
Guide d'évaluation des risques [in French]
In France, the average direct cost of an occupational accident is FRF 15,000. Indirect losses, including lost work time, production losses and equipment repairs can represent a further one to three times this amount. The purpose of this safety guide is to help companies organize their approach to hazard prevention in a simple manner: identify the hazards, select the hazards to be addressed in priority, implement solutions. It includes a one-page sheet for each of 18 frequent occupational hazards, describing typical causes and suggesting solutions. Replaces CIS 01-363.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2nd ed., Oct. 2000. 25p. Illus. Price: EUR 5.00.

CIS 01-1647 Electricity lines in the vicinity of silos
Lignes électriques à proximité des silos [in French]
The purpose of this information leaflet is to minimize hazards from overhead electric lines when delivering fodder to farms. It describes a case where corrective action (moving the overhead line) was taken following an accident, and provides guidance for selecting the site for the silo and for the organization of its operation.
CRAM des Pays de la Loire, 7 rue de Président E. Hériot, BP 93405, 44034 Nantes, France, no date. 4p. Illus.

CIS 01-1636 Our articulations are vulnerable - Musculoskeletal disorders: Diseases which can no longer be ignored
Nos articulations sont fragiles - Troubles musculosquelettiques: des maladies à ne plus ignorer [in French]
This leaflet is aimed at generating awareness among employers and employees for occupational musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). It highlights the risk factors as well as the consequences of MSDs for the company (sickness absenteeism, direct costs, impact on quality), and mentions the main risk indicators that one should look for in the workplace.
CRAM des Pays de la Loire, 2 Place de Bretagne, BP 93405, 44034 Nantes, France, no date. 6p. Illus.

CIS 01-1652 Road hazards and the company
Risque routier en entreprise [in French]
The objective of this leaflet is to create awareness among business managers concerning the consequences of traffic accidents for the company (injuries, average absenteeism of two months, important direct and indirect costs, possible threat to the survival of the company, civil and criminal penalties), and to encourage them to engage efforts in the area of traffic accident prevention through an analysis of accidents, risks and costs, by informing and training workers and through improved organization of travel.
CRAM des Pays de la Loire, 2 Place de Bretagne, BP 93405, 44034 Nantes, France, no date. 6p. Illus.

CIS 01-1398 Takala J.
SafeWork - The occupational safety and health programme of the International Labour Organization for the new millennium
Trabajo seguro - Programa de salud y seguridad ocupacionales de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo para el nuevo milenio [in Spanish]
SafeWork is the name of the new occupational safety and health programme developed by the ILO. It gives priority to the workers most exposed to hazardous conditions. Its goals are to develop preventive policies and programmes, to extend protection to the most vulnerable groups of workers, to train personel in government agencies and in employers' and workers' organizations, and to provide better information about the social and economic impact of workers' protection. The strategies and actions of the programme for the next few years are presented. The ILO expects that specialized occupational safety and health institutions will support the programme at a national level.
Salud Ocupacional, July-Oct. 2000, Vol.XVIII, No.77, p.30-33. Illus.

CIS 01-1389 Rescalvo Santiago F.
Manual of ergonomics
Manual de ergonomía [in Spanish]
Ergonomics training manual published by a Spanish insurance company. Contents include: general considerations on work and health; hazards linked to work (occupational accidents and diseases); occupational safety and health domains (ergonomics, occupational safety, industrial hygiene and occupational medicine); ergonomics and the changes in working conditions; legislation with respect to working conditions and ergonomics; design and layout of workplaces; working environments (contamination of environmental air, thermal environments, noise, lighting, sick building syndrome); physical workload (effort, work posture and methods of evaluation); stress (causes, effects on health and prevention methods); psychosocial factors (definition of the factors, effects on health and models for action); work organization; ergonomical methods for analysing working conditions.
IBERMUTUAMUR, Ramírez de Arellano 27, 28403 Madrid, Spain, 2000. 558p. Illus. 81 ref.

CIS 01-1369 Rescalvo Santiago F.
Manual of occupational safety II
Manual de seguridad laboral - II [in Spanish]
Training manual on occupational safety in two volumes (for Part I, see CIS 01-1368) published by a Spanish insurance company. Contents of volume II include: explosions of combustible dust; fires, fire-fighting and fire protection; hazards linked to workplace characteristics (floors, stairways, ladders, confined spaces) and preventive measures; safety in the construction industry (legislation, standards; safety devices and precautions); handling and storage of chemicals; safety inspections; implementation of an occupational safety and health plan.
IBERMUTUAMUR, Ramírez de Arellano 27, 28403 Madrid, Spain, 2000. 549p. Illus. 42 ref.

CIS 01-1368 Rescalvo Santiago F.
Manual of occupational safety - I
Manual de seguridad laboral - I [in Spanish]
Training manual on occupational safety in two volumes (for Part II, see CIS 01-1369) published by a Spanish insurance company. Contents of volume I include: general considerations concerning work and health; occupational hazards (occupational accidents and diseases); occupational safety and health domains (ergonomics, occupational safety, industrial hygiene and occupational medicine); accident investigation; safety signalling (danger symbols, safety colours, signalling of emergency exits); collective and personal protection (safety devices and personal protective equipment); statistical analysis of occupational accidents (classification, and frequency and severity rates); emergency planning; handling and storage equipment; tools, equipment and installations; use of machinery and tools; electrical hazards.
IBERMUTUAMUR, Ramírez de Arellano 27, 28403 Madrid, Spain, 2000. 551p. Illus.

CIS 01-1384 Safety manual aimed at fork-lift truck drivers
Manual de seguridad para conductores de carretillas elevadoras [in Spanish]
Manual on the safe driving of forklift trucks covering the following areas: general considerations and glossary; legislation; constituent parts of forklift trucks; various types of forklift trucks and selection criteria; stability; protective systems; layout of areas where forklift trucks are used (dimensions, lighting, signalling); psychophysical aptitudes required for forklift truck drivers (vision, angle of vision, ability to distinguish colours, hearing, absence of heart aliments, psychomotor ability); forklift truck driving and operating rules; safety inspections and preventive maintenance; hazards related to driving forklift trucks and preventive measures.
IBERMUTUAMUR, Ramírez de Arellano 27, 28403 Madrid, Spain, 2nd ed., July 2000. 151p. Illus. 6 ref.

CIS 01-1377 Manual on fire prevention
Manual de prevención de incendios [in Spanish]
Fire protection training manual covering the following areas: basics of combustion, fire propagation and extinction; extinguishing agents; manual means of extinguishing; detection and extinguishing systems; personal protective equipment (respirators, protective clothing, helmets, protection of upper and lower extremities); fire safety conditions in buildings (signalling of escape routes, firewalls and fire-blocking doors, smoke exhaust); organization of emergency organization (evacuation and first aid).
IBERMUTUAMUR, Ramírez de Arellano 27, 28403 Madrid, Spain, 2nd ed., July 2000. 151p. Illus. 4 ref.

CIS 01-1381 Wood silos - Preventing fire and explosion hazards due to dust during storage operations
Silos bois - Prévention des risques d'incendie et d'explosion de poussières dans les installations de stockage [in French]
Dust present in ventilation and storage systems in the wood processing industry may cause fires or explosions. This booklet on preventing such accidents is aimed at persons involved in all wood and wood product processing industries. Contents include: accident descriptions; causes of dust fires and explosions; hazard evaluation; descriptions of ventilation and wood dust storage systems; check lists for implementing preventive measures at the design phase and during operations.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1st ed., Dec. 2000. 28p. Illus. 16 ref.

CIS 01-1379 Sugar silos - Preventing fire and explosion hazards due to sugar dust during storage operations
Silos sucre - Prévention des risques d'incendie et d'explosion de poussières de sucre lors du stockage [in French]
Dust generated during the storage of sugar may cause fires or explosions. This booklet on preventing such accidents is aimed at persons in all industries involved with sugar, including producers, packaging companies, biscuit manufacturers, confectioners, chocolate producers, beverage manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. Contents include: accident descriptions; causes of dust fires and explosions; hazard evaluation; types of sugar silos (horizontal, vertical); check lists for implementing preventive measures at the design phase and during operations.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1st ed., Dec. 2000. 32p. Illus. 30 ref.

CIS 01-1378 Grain supply chain - Preventing fire and explosion hazards due to dust during storage operations
La filière grains - Prévention des risques d'incendie et d'explosion de poussières dans les opérations de stockage [in French]
Dust generated during the storage of grain may cause fires or explosions. This booklet on the prevention of such accidents is aimed at all persons who are involved with grain, including farmers, wholesalers, storage companies, drying personnel, exporters and external contractors or service providers. Contents include: accident descriptions; causes of dust fires and explosions; hazard evaluation; check lists for implementing preventive measures at the design phase and during operations.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1st ed., Dec. 2000. 40p. Illus. 24 ref.

CIS 01-1385 Crawler-mounted tractors
Tracteurs sur chenilles [in French]
This booklet is primarily aimed at operators of crawler-mounted tractors and persons responsible for their maintenance, with certain aspects addressed more particularly to managers and supervisors. Contents include: general information on crawler-mounted tractors including regulatory aspects; types of crawler-mounted tractors; what needs to be done before starting up, on starting and during operation; hazards (work on sloping or hazardous ground, electrical hazards, demolition work, clearing and deforestation work); safe behaviour; malfunction at the work site; moving and transporting crawler-mounted tractors; what needs to be done at the end of the working day; maintenance.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 4th ed., Apr. 2000. 73p. Illus. 9 ref.

CIS 01-1382 Mobile cranes
Grues mobiles [in French]
This booklet is primarily aimed at operators of mobile cranes and persons responsible for their maintenance, with certain parts addressed more particularly to managers and supervisors. Contents include: general information on mobile cranes including regulations; types of mobile cranes (self-propelled cranes and truck mounted cranes); what needs to be done before starting up, on starting and during operation (how to lift a load, work on sloping ground, work with two cranes, etc.); special hazards (electrical hazards, demolition work, malfunction of the crane on the worksite); safe behaviour; equipment and accessories; moving and transporting mobile cranes; what needs to be done at the end of the working day; maintenance.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 3rd ed., Aug. 2000. 91p. Illus.

CIS 01-1562 Tait R., Walker D.
Motivating the workforce: The value of external health and safety awards
The use of external health and safety awards by companies in the United Kingdom is considered, and a review of the types of award schemes currently available is provided. Two previous research projects presented data on the benefits that motivate participation in these awards. However, there are a number of further benefits that can be identified, including improved opportunities in the competitive tendering process, strengthening of community relations and positive feedback for the safety and health professional that could lead to acknowledgement of their contribution to the safety and health performance in the organization.
Journal of Safety Research, Winter 2000, Vol.31, No.4, p.243-251. 20 ref.

CIS 01-1106
Health and Safety Executive
An index of health and safety guidance for the food and drink industries
This information sheet gives a list of available HSE guidance publications aimed at the food and drink industries under the following headings: management of safety and health, in general and by sector; training; transport; falls from heights; slips and trips; work equipment; manual handling; dusts and fumes; dermatitis; cold working environments; fire and explosion; miscellaneous.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Nov. 2000. 6p.

CIS 01-1263 Heirich M., Sieck C.J.
Worksite cardiovascular wellness programs as a route to substance abuse prevention
This study addresses the question whether the inclusion of alcohol abuse prevention in worksite cardiovascular wellness programmes is an effective route to the prevention of alcohol abuse. The study population included 2,000 employees, recruited through cardiovascular disease health screening, who were randomly assigned to individual outreach or class interventions. After 3 years of intervention, rescreening results showed significant reductions in cardiovascular health risks and reduced alcohol consumption. As spill-over effects from counselling produced plant-wide improvements, it was not possible to determine if counselling had a better impact than classes.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Jan. 2000, Vol.42, No.1, p.47-56. 26 ref.

CIS 01-1026 Weidner B.L.
Testing as a measure of worker health and safety training: Perspectives from a hazardous materials program
Health and safety training for hazardous materials workers is among the major policies of the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A large and growing workforce in this area and the resulting risks for these workers and the public make quality training critical. Measuring the effectiveness of the training programme by testing the trainee was examined from the perspective of a large hazardous materials training programme. Knowledge data from individuals greatly aided in evaluating programme effectiveness at the time of training and in assessing workplace impact later. Use of sound testing principles, creative examination methods and materials, and collaboration across programmes, helped to address concerns for individual programmes and the field generally.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Feb. 2000, Vol.37, No.2, p.221-228. 31 ref.

CIS 01-1262 Tan-Wilhelm D., Witte K., Liu W.Y., Newman L.S., Janssen A., Ellison C., Yancey A., Sanderson W., Henneberger P.K.
Impact of a worker notification program: Assessment of attitudinal and behavioral outcomes
This paper describes the development and evaluation of a worker notification programme at a beryllium machining plant. Self-protective attitudinal and behavioural responses among workers were compared in two plants: an intervention plant that received beryllium risk notification and a matched control plant that did not receive notification. Workers receiving notification reported significantly stronger perceptions of threat and efficacy, more positive attitudes toward safety practices and engaged in more protective behaviour than the workers at the control plant. This study demonstrates the utility of applying communication theories in the development of notification messages and the results suggest that mass presentations may be just as effective, if not more so, than one-on-one notifications.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Feb. 2000, Vol.37, No.2, p.205-213. Illus. 31 ref.

CIS 01-997 Safety and health in the workplace: Information
Sicherheit und Gesundheit am Arbeitsplatz: Informations [in German]
Sicurezza e salute nei luoghi di lavoro: Informazioni per i lavoratori stranieri [in Italian]
Sécurité et santé sur les lieux de travail: informations [in French]
Seguridad y salud en los puestos de trabajo: Informaciones [in Spanish]
This information note in four languages is aimed at foreign workers in Italy. It explains the legal provisions applicable to occupational safety and health. It cites the most important provisions of the Italian laws 624/94 (see CIS 96-1531) et 242/96. Contents include: responsibilities of employers with respect to controlling hazards; role of workers' safety representatives; role of the company physician; role of safety delegates; responsibilities of employees; information and training of employees; safety signs; penalties imposed on companies violating safety standards; reporting and compensation of occupational accidents.
Istituto Italiano di Medicina Sociale, Via Pasquale S. Mancini 28, 00916 Roma, Italy, 2000. 76p. Illus.

CIS 01-1024
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo
Ergonomic checkpoints: Practical and easy-to-implement solutions for improving safety, health and working conditions
Lista de comprobación ergonómica: Soluciones prácticas y de sencilla aplicación para mejorar la seguridad, la salud y las condiciones de trabajo [in Spanish]
Spanish translation of the ILO manual abstracted as CIS 96-2070. It contains 128 "checkpoints", each consisting of one page of important points to keep in mind regarding ergonomical and OSH issues, grouped under the headings WHY, HOW, SOME MORE HINTS and POINTS TO REMEMBER, together with one page of corresponding illustrations. The checkpoints themselves are grouped under the following headings: materials storage and handling; hand tools; machine safety; improving workstation design; lighting; premises; control of hazardous physical agents; welfare facilities; personal protective equipment. An overall ergonomic check-list, enabling the development of recommendations for each of the checkpoints, is also included.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2000. xxvii, 275p. Illus.

CIS 01-1001 Managing risk - Adding value. How big firms manage contractual relations to reduce risk: A study
La gestión del riesgo - Un valor añadido. Cómo gestionan las grandes empresas sus relaciones contractuales para reducir riesgos: Estudio [in Spanish]
Spanish translation of the HSE report abstracted under CIS 99-107. The report analyses the approach taken by large organizations in the area of managing risks in their dealings with their subcontractors. Based on interviews with large enterprises in various industrial sectors, this study is divided into three parts: description of the quality management system and of the subcontractor selection process; examples of approaches taken by 23 British companies; examples highlighting current trends en risk management policy within enterprises.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2000. vi, 82p. Illus.

CIS 01-1017 Gálvez Cervantes J., Martín Suárez V.
Risks in the automated processing of radiographic films - Advantages, disadvantages and control
Riesgos en el procesado automático de películas radiográficas - ventajas, inconvenientes y control [in Spanish]
This booklet explains the various steps in the automated development of radiographic films, the advantages and disadvantages of this process, the risks to health (mainly eye and respiratory tract irritation, and respiratory disorders) as well as preventive measures to be implemented (ventilation, wearing of respirators). An appendix provides the classification and effects on health of the various chemicals used.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2000. 31p. Illus. 5 ref.

CIS 01-1008 Graphic arts
Artes gráficas [in Spanish]
This guide in the form of check lists of potential hazards in the graphic arts sector and corresponding prevention measures is aimed at managers of small enterprises. Contents: workplaces and equipment (entanglement, cuts and sectioning, falls of objects or flying objects, falls from heights or on the level); electrical hazards; physical hazards (noise, burns, exposure to radiation); dangerous chemicals; fires and explosions; design of workplaces; work organization; list of relevant laws and regulations in Spain; hazard evaluation methods.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2000. 49p. Illus. 46 ref.
http://internet.mtas.es/Insht/practice/gap_015.pdf [in Spanish]

CIS 01-1012
Health and Safety Executive
Industrial robot safety
This second edition of the guidance note on industrial robot safety (for the first edition issued in 1988, see CIS 89-1241) takes into account technical developments as well as recent safety and health laws and regulations. It sets out recommendations for safeguarding industrial robots commonly used for welding, painting and assembly tasks. Contents: safeguarding robot systems; safety at the design stage, and during installation, commissioning, use, programming and maintenance; training; identification of hazards and assessment of risk; safeguarding methods; interfacing with the robot controller. An appendix includes seven case studies of safeguarding in real installations.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., 2000. iv, 51p. Illus. 27 ref. Price: GBP 13.50.

CIS 01-1000
Health and Safety Executive
Essentials of health and safety at work
Revised edition (for previous ed., see CIS 94-830) of a training manual aimed primarily at small enterprises. Contents: organizing for safety (legislative requirements, labour inspection); premises (workplaces, building work); plant and machinery (machines, gas- and oil-fired equipment, maintenance, pressurized plant and systems, handling and transport, noise, vibrations, radiations, electricity); substances (harmful, flammable and explosive substances); procedures (safe systems, accidents and emergencies); people (health care, personal protective equipment, selection and training).
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 3rd ed., Nov. 2000. iv, 61p. Illus. 301 ref. Price: GBP 5.95.

CIS 01-1020
Health and Safety Executive
Supplementary guidance on the use of flexible bolts in reinforcement systems for coal mines
This supplementary guidance relates to the use of flexible bolts in strata reinforcement systems for coal mines. It should be read in conjunction with the Guidance on the use of rockbolts to support roadways in coal mines (CIS 96-1055). Contents include: definitions; geo-technical assessment and site investigation; support system design; routine monitoring of the system; training.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Oct. 2000. iv, 8p. Illus. Price: GBP 6.00.

CIS 01-1019
Health and Safety Commission
Manual handling in the railway industry - Advice for employees; Advice for employers
Manual handling has been recognized as the major source of occupational diseases in the railway industry, particularly of musculosketetal disorders. It is also an important cause of accidents: in 1998-1999, 487 manual handling accidents involving over three days absenteeism were reported, but the true level is believed to be much higher. The contents of this booklet, which highlights responsibilities of employers, include: conducting a risk assessment, including practical examples (handling heavy equipment such as rails and sleepers in restricted spaces; access of portable machinery and equipment; loading and unloading of catering trolleys); training and information; practical solutions and tips for a number of tasks and associated risks. An attached leaflet aimed at employees highlights good manual handling practices.
HSE Books, P.O.Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2000. 6p.+15p. Illus. 6 ref.

CIS 01-999 Safety and health resource guide for small businesses
This guide is intended to help small business owners and managers deal with occupational safety and health concerns. It contains telephone numbers, e-mail and Internet addresses and mailing information to connect small businesses to government agencies, private organizations and consultants who can help with occupational safety and health issues.
Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, Oct. 2000. 47p. Illus. 154 ref. Index.

CIS 01-705 Cabral F.
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]
Training manual aimed at the teaching of all aspects of occupational safety and health in a modular manner at a fairly advanced technical level. Modules cover: preparation of safety manuals; employers' and employees' obligations; OSH management systems; organizing safety and health services; hazard evaluation; occupational safety; occupational hygiene; ergonomics; medical supervision of workers; fire prevention and protection; first aid; workers' compensation; practical examples of solutions; inspection of working conditions.
Verlag Dashöfer, Edições Profissionais Lda, Rua das Amoreiras 107, 1250-022 Lisboa, Portugal, 2000. Binder. Approx. 500p. Illus. Index.

CIS 01-711 Ribeiro V.R.
Car repair - Safety signalling
Reparação automóvel - Sinalização de segurança nas oficinas [in Portuguese]
Safety signs play an important role in the information of workers concerning the hazards to which they may be exposed. This manual gives guidance on correct safety signalling in the automobile repair sector. Different types of signals (lights, pictogrammes, acoustic signals) and places where they have to be posted are described.
Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inspecção das Condições de Trabalho (IDICT), Lisboa, Portugal, May 2000. 43p. Illus. 8 ref.

CIS 01-730 Ribeiro V.R.
Automobile repair - Respiratory protective equipment for painting
Reparação automóvel - Aparelhos de protecção respiratória em pintura [in Portuguese]
Training manual on respiratory protective equipment for painting in automobile repair shops. Main topics covered: descriptions of main hazards and intoxication routes; exposure limit values; types of respirators; components of respirators; classification of respirator filters; selection of respirators; use and maintenance; safety signs required when working with paint.
Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inspecção das Condições de Trabalho (IDICT), Lisboa, Portugal, May 2000. 49p. Illus. 9 ref.

CIS 01-745 Abreu P., Cruz E.
Working while seated - How to prevent backache
Trabalhar sentado - como prevenir as dores na sua coluna [in Portuguese]
The aim of this guide and CD-ROM edited by the Portuguese association of physiotherapists is to prevent back problems and discomfort during work in a seated posture, particularly when working with a computer. Main topics covered: anatomy of spinal column; causes of back problems; causes of discomfort (muscular tension, psychological stress, disc lesions, spondylarthrosis); health consequences of incorrect seated posture and repetitive movements; correct posture and movements; ergonomic design of the workplace; exercises to be done at the workplace and at home; advice for a healthy lifestyle.
Associação Portuguesa de Fisioterapeutas, Lisboa, Portugal, 2000. 15p. Illus. + CD-ROM

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