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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

CIS 01-741 Portillo García-Pintos J.
Personal protective equipment against falls from heights
Equipos de protección individual contra caídas de altura [in Spanish]
This guide on personal protective equipment against falls from heights describes the different parts of fall arresters (harness and connection to join the harness to the anchoring system) and shows examples of different types of fall arresters and of CE labelling for these devices. The main hazards due to falls from heights when wearing the fall arresters (hazards from movement limitation, feet being caught in the anchorage system, braking, oscillation or suspension during the fall) are described. Guidelines for the selection, use and maintenance are given along with a check list for their specifications.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2000. 14p. Illus.

CIS 01-725 Regidor Braojos L., Alonso Espaladé R.M., Huici Montagud A.
Guide for interpreting and using chemical safety sheets
Guía para la interpretación y utilización de las fichas de seguridad química [in Spanish]
This guide provides users occupationally exposed to chemicals with the technical knowledge for interpreting chemical data sheets. The various elements which have to be taken into account are presented in the same order as that required by Spanish regulations: identification of the product and the manufacturer; composition; hazard identification; first aid; fire fighting; accidental spills; handling and storage; exposure control and personal protective equipment; physical and chemical properties; stability and reactivity; toxicology; ecotoxicology; disposal; transportation; regulatory information (danger symbols; R and S-phrases); additional information. A glossary of the most common technical terms used in safety data sheets is provided.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2000. 55p. Illus.

CIS 01-704 Balge M.Z., Krieger G.R.
Occupational health and safety
Detailed manual aimed at occupational health and safety (OHS) specialists in the United States. Contents: the OHS professions; OHS programmes (programme design, occupational medicine, occupational health nursing, safety, industrial hygiene, environmental regulations, radiation safety, workers' compensation management, travel health, remote work, ergonomics, employee safety and security, emergency response, community involvement, programme assessment and evaluation); human resource issues (pre-placement testing, stress management, substance abuse, scheduling shiftwork, employee education, gender issues in the workplace, workers with disabilities, outsourcing of OHS services); future issues (infectious diseases, occupational health in developing countries, sources of help).
National Safety Council, 1121 Spring Lake Drive, Itasca IL 60143-3201, USA, 3rd ed., 2000. ix, 595p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: USD 79.95 (members), USD 99.95 (non-members).

CIS 01-728 Krieger G.R.
Accident prevention manual for business and industry: Environmental management
Fourth part of a series of textbooks on safety management in enterprises (for parts 1, 2 and 3, see CIS 01-692, CIS 01-693 and CIS 00-396). It covers environmental management from the business point of view. Contents: general framework (history and development, economic and ethical issues, legal and legislative framework in the US and internationally, basic principles of environmental science, managing environmental resources, environmental audits and site assessments); waste management (hazardous wastes, health and safety training for hazardous waste activities, pollution prevention approaches and technologies); special concerns (public health issues, risk assessment, indoor air quality, global issues, using the systems approach to avoid risks). In appendices: case studies; sources of help; glossaries.
National Safety Council, 1121 Spring Lake Drive, Itasca IL 60143-3201, USA, 2nd ed., 2000. xiv, 539p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: USD 79.95 (members), USD 99.95 (non-members).

CIS 01-715
Health and Safety Executive
Fairgrounds and amusement parks - Guidance on safe practice
This loose-leaf binder provides guidance on safe practice for those professionally involved in activities at fairgrounds and amusement parks: designers, manufacturers, installers, importers, suppliers and repairers of fairground equipment; inspection bodies; fair organizers; controllers; operators and attendants. A section on general health and safety management covers risk assessment. Appendices cover relevant legislation, managing the design process, contents of an operations manual, safe use of electrical equipment, fire precautions and gas safety. Replaces CIS 97-1924.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, reprint, Oct. 2000. vi, 120p. (loose-leaf). Illus. 53 ref. Index. Price: GBP 12.00.

CIS 01-729
Health and Safety Executive
Solder fume and you
Aimed at employees involved in soldering tasks, this booklet provides guidance on health hazards from solder fumes when using soldering materials containing rosin, and on the corresponding precautions which need to be taken. Main topics covered: uses of rosin in soldering; health hazards (respiratory and skin effects); modes of how exposure; legal requirements; employers' responsibilities; employees' responsibilities; health surveillance. Replaces CIS 97-1144.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Dec. 2000. 11p. 6 ref.

CIS 01-870 Noise - Analysis and solutions
Buller - analys och lösningar [in Swedish]
This CD-ROM provides advice on how to deal with commonly encountered workplace noise problems and includes sound recordings of noise before and after applying noise reduction measures for selected equipment. It explains why efficient noise reduction is needed, with examples of work organization, how to get started, internal training ideas and carrying out a noise survey.
Arbetarskyddsnämnden, SAF, LO & PTK i samverkan, Box 3208, SE 103 64 Stockholm, Sweden, 2000. CD-ROM for Windows 95-2000 or NT (min. 800x600 pixels high colour (16 bit), Soundblaster or compatible sound card).

CIS 01-709
Health and Safety Executive
Tree work accidents - An analysis of fatal and serious injuries
Between 1990 and 1996, there were 38 fatalities, 1,800 major injuries and 4,800 other injuries in the forestry and arboriculture sector in the United Kingdom. With a fatality and major injury rate of 316 per 100,000 employees, this sector is the most accident-prone of all industries. Contents of this safety guide include: dangers of chainsaws; preventing falls when working at heights on trees; landscaping work; falling trees and branches; overhead power lines; forestry sites on slopes; forestry machines. Replaces CIS 98-1279.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Dec. 2000. 10p. Illus. 5 ref.

CIS 01-716
Health and Safety Executive
Young people at work - A guide for employers
This booklet describes general United Kingdom legislation for protecting the safety and health of young people at work and provides guidance on compliance with the law. A checklist shows different types of potentially hazardous agents, processes and work, along with guidance on measures to avoid the risk and a list of relevant legislation. Other topics covered include: general duties for all employers; risk assessment; information for parents; restrictions on the work of young people; training and supervision. An appendix describes the main employment and safety and health restrictions relating to the work of young people. Replaces CIS 97-1222.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Dec. 2000. iv, 36p. 84 ref. Price: GBP 7.95.

CIS 01-717
Health and Safety Executive
A guide to the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2000
This guide provides the text of the Regulations with accompanying guidance. Contents: interpretation and application of the Regulations; risk assessment and notification of activities involving genetic modification; conduct of activities involving genetic modification; disclosure of information and publicity. Schedules and appendices include: criteria for the classification of organisms; risk assessment parameters; information required for notification; containment measures for microorganisms; European risk assessment guidance; examples of risk assessments; format for information to be supplied with accident notification. Replaces CIS 96-1365
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Nov. 2000. iv, 136p. Index. Price: GBP 13.50.

CIS 01-740
Health and Safety Executive
Tractor action - A step-by-step safety guide
This training guide describes safety procedures for the use of tractors and tractor-operated machinery. A number of tractor accidents are described and guidance is given on their avoidance. These include safety checks, safe stopping procedures, positioning and use of controls, awareness of other people in the immediate vicinity, safe use of power take-off shafts and protection against overturning. Replaces CIS 95-1280.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Dec. 2000. 26p. Illus. 8 ref.

CIS 01-713 Basic principles for the prevention of occupational safety and heath hazards in the construction industry
Normas básicas de prevención de riesgos laborales en la construcción [in Spanish]
This booklet offers guidance on the basic safety principles applicable to the construction industry in Spain. Contents include: traffic at the construction site; personal protective equipment: housekeeping and cleanliness; hazards associated with trenching and excavating; protection against falls from heights; protection against falls of objects; work on scaffolds, ladders or platforms; work with earthmoving equipment; postures to be adopted when lifting loads; use of hand tools; signalling panels.
IBERMUTUAMUR, Ramírez de Arellano 27, 28403 Madrid, Spain, 2000. 33p. Illus.

CIS 01-707 Rescalvo Santiago F.
Occupational medicine II
Medicina del trabajo II [in Spanish]
Manual of occupational medicine in 2 volumes aimed at company health services. The first volume covers management issues (see CIS 01-706) while the second is devoted to pathologies. Contents include: occupational carcinogenesis; lung cancer; diseases of the upper respiratory tract; respiratory diseases; acute respiratory infections; tuberculosis; viral hepatitis; HIV infections and AIDS; risks to women's health in various occupational settings; teratogenic effects; modifications to male fertility; cataract; heart diseases; musculoskeletal diseases; sick building syndrome; diseases caused by the use of visual display terminals; toxic and neurotoxic substances; occupational psychopathy; neurosis and alcoholism.
IBERMUTUAMUR, Ramírez de Arellano 27, 28403 Madrid, Spain, 2000. 524p. Illus. Ref.bibl.

CIS 01-706 Rescalvo Santiago F.
Occupational medicine I
Medicina del trabajo I [in Spanish]
Manual of occupational medicine in 2 volumes aimed at company health services. The first volume covers management issues while the second (see CIS 01-707) is devoted to pathologies. Contents include: working conditions and occupational hazards; occupational accidents and diseases; medical surveillance of workers; first aid; tools for promoting health at the workplace; epidemiology; research in occupational medicine; short-, medium- and long-term occupational health; auditing occupational safety and health systems; accreditation; evaluation and classification of permanent disabilities.
IBERMUTUAMUR, Ramírez de Arellano 27, 28403 Madrid, Spain, 2000. 436p. Illus. Ref.bibl.

CIS 01-700 Rescalvo Santiago F., Gassent Arbona R.
Manual on occupational hazard prevention II
Manual de prevención de riesgos laborales II [in Spanish]
Manual for the prevention of occupational safety and health hazards published by an insurance company. Volume II covers the following areas: environmental factors and ergonomics; physical workload; mental workload; psychosocial factors; job dissatisfaction and stress; various types of work organization; OSH training of workers; communication, information and negotiation techniques; occupational safety and health planning and organization; management of hazards specific to certain occupational sectors (construction, extractive industries, road transport, agriculture and fishing); safety audits; product safety; quality management systems; environmental management; industrial safety; measures aimed at preventing or limiting accidents; summary of labour law; Spanish social security system; responsibilities of employers, workers and labour unions (Volume I: CIS 01-699).
IBERMUTUAMUR, Ramírez de Arellano 27, 28403 Madrid, Spain, 4th ed., July 2000. 684p. Illus. 131 ref.

CIS 01-699 Rescalvo Santiago F., Gassent Arbona R.
Manual on occupational hazard prevention I
Manual de prevención de riesgos laborales I [in Spanish]
Manual for the prevention of occupational safety and health hazards published by an insurance company. Volume I covers the following areas: working conditions and occupational hazards; occupational accidents and diseases; occupational safety and health domains (occupational safety and hygiene, ergonomics, occupational medicine); risk analysis and evaluation; accident investigation and analysis of accident statistics; safety standards and hazard signalling; collective protection and personal protective equipment; emergency plans; safety of machinery, equipment and tools; safety of workplaces and worksites; handling, storage and transport of loads; electrical hazards; electrical and blowtorch welding; management of toxic and hazardous waste; safety inspections; preventive measures; hazards due to the exposure to chemical, physical and biological agents and exposure limits. (Volume II: CIS 01-700).
IBERMUTUAMUR, Ramírez de Arellano 27, 28403 Madrid, Spain, 4th ed., July 2000. 703p. Illus. 108 ref.

CIS 01-698 Basic principles of the prevention of occupational hazards
Manual básico de prevención de riesgos laborales [in Spanish]
This manual presents the basic principles of occupational safety and health hazard prevention. Contents include: occupational hazards (accidents and occupational diseases); occupational safety and health domains (workplace safety and hygiene, ergonomics, occupational medicine); legal aspects; risks due to the work environment; workload; fatigue and job dissatisfaction; collective and individual protection; emergency intervention and evaluation planning; medical surveillance of workers; specific hazards and corresponding protective measures; public OSH institutions; hazard identification and evaluation; OSH documentation; first aid.
IBERMUTUAMUR, Ramírez de Arellano 27, 28403 Madrid, Spain, 2000. 363p. Illus. 166 ref.

CIS 01-697 Basic elements for the prevention of occupational hazards
Normas básicas de prevención de riesgos laborales [in Spanish]
This guide to the prevention of occupational hazards aimed at workers presents the "10 commandments" concerning the behaviour to be adopted with respect to occupational safety and health. Topics covered: tidiness and cleanliness; manual handling of loads; fires; electrical hazards; use of chemicals; safe handling of machinery and tools; personal protective equipment; pregnant women; visual display units; commuting accidents; equipment maintenance; laboratory work; stress and work organization; what to do in the event of an accident; health monitoring. A table listing the main danger signs and a list of emergency phone numbers are included.
IBERMUTUAMUR, Ramírez de Arellano 27, 28403 Madrid, Spain, 2000. 55p. Illus.

CIS 01-742 Exposure to blood - What health-care workers need to know
Health care workers are at risk for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Exposures occur through needle pricks or cuts from other sharp instruments contaminated with an infected patient's blood. Aimed at health care workers, this booklet provides guidance on reducing the risks from exposure to blood. Contents include: prevention of exposure; actions to undertake if exposure occurs; risk of developing an infection after exposure; treatment for the exposure; follow-up after exposure.
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30333, USA, [2000]. 9p.

CIS 01-367 Cuenca Álvarez I., García Gómez M., Robledo Muga F., Solé Gómez M.D., Fernández Pereira P.
Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales
Refresher course in occupational health aimed at general practitioners
Curso de actualización en salud laboral para médicos de atención primaria [in Spanish]
This refresher course in occupational health is aimed at general practitioners. Its main objectives are to train occupational physicians and enable them to better recognize occupational diseases, advise patients and monitor occupational diseases. The course is made up of modules, each consisting of a theoretical unit followed by practical exercises. Main topics covered: legal framework for the organization of occupational hazards prevention; occupational history of the patient; back pain; contact dermatitis; occupational asthma and extrinsic allergic alveolitis; microtrauma of the upper extremities due to repetitive strain; hearing damage due to noise; overview of specific hazards linked to various occupations.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, [2000]. Approx. 215p. Illus. Bibl.ref.

CIS 01-375 New workers; New workplace - New hazards
Les nouveaux; Nouveau poste de travail - Nouveaux risques [in French]
Neu am Arbeitsplatz; Neuer Arbeitsplatz - neue Gefahren [in German]
I nuovi collaboratori; Nuovo posto di lavoro - nuovi pericoli [in Italian]
The risks of accidents are 50% higher among new employees. These two brochures, one of which is aimed at supervisors, the other at the worker, contain practical advice for helping to integrate new employees, informing them of the potential hazards linked to their job and training them in their assigned tasks. Rights and responsibilities of workers are also summarized.
Suva, Gesundheitsschutz, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 2000. 8p. Illus. 6 ref. + 20p. Illus.

CIS 01-390 Burkinshaw J., Foster J., Kelly D., Gagnon L., Collinge G., Clarke D., Lau Y.
Working alone safely - A guide for employers and employees
Employees who work alone can be grouped into five categories: employees who handle cash (store clerks, taxi drivers), employees who travel away from base office to meet their clients (including home care and social service employees and police officers), employees who do hazardous work (logging, oil, gas industries), employees who travel alone (truck drivers, businessmen) and employees who are at risk of a violent attack because their work site is isolated from public view (security guards, custodians). This handbook outlines employers' obligations and describes how to set up a safety programme. Best practices to avoid risk for each of these categories are reviewed. Appendices include check lists and legal requirements for employers and workers, as well as robbery prevention standards for clerks and violence prevention procedures in case of robbery.
Alberta Human Resources and Employment, 324 Legislature Building, Edmonton T5K 2B6, Alberta, Canada, Sep. 2000. 36p. 11 ref.

CIS 01-381
Health and Safety Executive
Controlling exposure to coating powders
This guidance document is mainly aimed at users of coating powders in small firms to enable them to reduce the risk to their employees' health. Contents: health effects of coating powders; legal requirements; occupational exposure limits; how to determine if there is an overexposure problem; exposure management (substitution, using coating powders correctly, minimizing process costs, personnel protective equipment, training, air monitoring, health surveillance). Case studies of improvements implemented by four companies are described. A training CD ROM is included.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, June 2000. iv, 60p. Illus. 17 ref. Price: GBP 10.95. + CD ROM (runs on Windows 95/98 or NT4 sp3 platforms, requires a sound card).

CIS 01-389
Health and Safety Executive
Watch your back - Avoiding back strain in timber handling and chainsaw work
This booklet outlines the causes of back injury and lists simple rules for the avoidance of back strain during timber handling and work with chainsaws. Useful aid tools are described along with correct body position, correct use of chainsaws and the handling of timber and heavy loads. The importance of training for proper manual handling is emphasized, as well as the need to consult a doctor in the case of back problems in order to avoid this condition from becoming a permanent disability. Replaces CIS 94-848.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Oct. 2000. 8p. Illus. 2 ref.

CIS 01-366 Training of trainers' course on occupational safety and health information systems
Manual of a four-day course on occupational safety and health information systems held in Beijing, China, 11-14 July 2000. Contents include: programme and objectives of the training course; occupational safety and health on the Internet; ILO World-Wide-Web resources; information systems and services; OSH statistics; selected reports and articles; Asian-Pacific newsletter on occupational health and safety.
ILO-FINNIDA Asian-Pacific Regional Programme on Occupational Safety and Health, c/o ILO ROAP, United Nations Building, 10200 Bangkok, Thailand, July 2000. Binder with approx. 300p. Illus. Bibl.ref.

CIS 01-378
Health and Safety Executive
Passive smoking at work
Tobacco smoke contains small droplets of tar together with nicotine and a wide range of gases including carbon monoxide, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide and acrolein, as well as small amounts of substances which been shown in laboratory tests to induce cancer in animals. Studies have shown that passive exposure to tobacco smoke (passive smoking) can cause lung cancer in non-smokers. It also causes acute irritant effects on the eyes, throat and respiratory tract, and can aggravate asthma. This booklet provides guidance to employers on action to prevent passive smoking, and recommends the introduction of a policy to control smoking at the workplace. The current legal situation in Britain is highlighted. Replaces CIS 91-423.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Rev.ed., May 2000. 12p. Illus. 4 ref.

CIS 01-374
Health and Safety Executive
Although accidents are not frequent in offices, they do occur, and safety and health measures need to be adapted to the levels of risk. This booklet is aimed at employers or managers of small enterprises involving office work. It highlights the legal requirements in the United Kingdom and offers guidance on implementing appropriate prevention measures in an office working environment.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, May 2000. 16p. Illus. 16 ref.

CIS 01-373 Approach for integrating temporary workers in the building and construction induustry: Practical proposals
Démarche d'intégration des intérimaires dans le bâtiment et les travaux publics: propositions d'application [in French]
The objective of this booklet is to assist both building contractors using temporary workers and agencies supplying these workers in understanding the issues relating to temporary workers. It encourages them to adopt a collaborative approach to improve the process of integrating temporary workers on building sites. In particular, the approach involves analysing the need, having recourse to an agency for the recruiting, reception on the construction site, supervision and training. Check lists aimed at helping the analysis during each step are included as appendices.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1st ed., Apr. 2000. 85p. Illus. 25 ref.

CIS 01-380 Surface treatment plants - Integrating safety by design - Creation, expansion, modification
Ateliers de traitement de surface - Concevoir en sécurité intégrée - Création, extension, modification [in French]
Aimed primarily at company owners and process engineers, this booklet proposes a systematic approach to and practical rules for the design of new surface coating plants or for modifications of existing plants that take into account the need to reduce the most important hazards. The approach consists of specifying the needs, both existing and projected, and of attributing sufficient surface area to each operation. The rules proposed for the design of equipment, bath lines and buildings are aimed at reducing chemical, mechanical, transportation and handling hazards, but also at improving working conditions.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1st ed., July 2000. 39p. Illus. 13 ref.

CIS 01-361 When faced with an accident, analyse, react
Face aux accidents: analyser, réagir [in French]
The objective of this cartoon-based booklet aimed at owners of small and medium-sized enterprises is to help them to interpret accidents and incidents as indicators of an unsatisfactory state of affairs and to analyse, take appropriate action and draw the necessary lessons for avoiding their recurrence. Four levels of analysis are proposed: creating an inventory of accidents; listing known causes and identifying corrective measures; use of the causal tree method; developing an action plan with respect to hygiene and safety.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1st ed., June 2000. 15p. Illus.

CIS 01-387 Loading cranes
Grues de chargement [in French]
Illustrated safety guide aimed at operators and maintenance workers of loading cranes. Contents include: general information and regulations applicable to France; description of loading cranes; understanding the equipment; conducting proper checks at the start and end of the working day; safe working methods; maintenance. Replaces CIS 98-1486.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 3rd ed., May 2000. 78p. Illus.

CIS 01-376 Kalhoulé T.
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Working on CRT screens
Le travail sur écran de visualisation - T.E.V. [in French]
This tutorial kit for work on computer screens consists of 6 parts: complaints and rumours regarding computer screens; specific aspects of work at screens; definitions of the different types of work at screens; the screen environment (equipment and infrastructure, nature of the work and workload, work organization and conditions of work, challenges in the area of occupational medicine); ergonomics of the screen workplace (keyboard, screen, printer, work posture, lighting, sound and climatic conditions, radiation); ergonomic approach for improving the conditions of work at screens (design ergonomics and corrective ergonomics). Appendices are included on the nature of tasks, visual aspects and postural disorders.
Bureau international du Travail, Equipe multidisciplinaire pour l'Afrique Centrale, B.P. 13, Yaoundé, Cameroun, 2000. 3p., 3p., 6p., 17p., 18p., 21p. (6 folders in a box).

CIS 01-365 General catalogue of publications 2000
Catálogo general de publicaciones 2000 [in Spanish]
Catalogue of publications available from the Spanish National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (INHST). Classification is by broad subject area: legislation and standardization; technical data sheets and guidance documents; technical publications (technical notes and studies, ILO publications, sampling and analytical methods); training materials (information sheets, data sheets, brochures, posters etc.); audiovisual materials (videotapes, CD-ROMs); computer-based products.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2000. 46p.

CIS 01-364 Training in occupational safety and health
Formación en salud y seguridad en el trabajo [in Spanish]
CD-ROM of training material on techniques for improving working conditions. Main topics covered: legal framework for occupational safety and health in Spain; occupational safety; industrial hygiene; ergonomics and psychology; occupational medicine; training and communication techniques; information and negotiation of prevention management. Links to web pages of public institutions and administrations, national and international organizations, workers' and employers' representatives of the European Union enables the constant updating of knowledge in the OSH field.
Unión general de trabajadores, Commisión ejecutiva confederal, Hortaleza 88, Madrid 28004, Spain, 2000. CD-ROM running on Windows 95 or more recent (minimum recommended system requirements: Pentium II, 233Mz, 16MB RAM).

CIS 01-386 Lupin H., Marsot J.
Safety of machinery and work equipment - Protective guards against mechanical hazards
Sécurité des machines et des équipements de travail - Moyens de protection contre les risques mécaniques [in French]
This brochure covers the topic of safety of machinery, and presents examples of methods of protection against known mechanical hazards. The main definitions are highlighted, and an approach for selecting a protective device is outlined. For each protection method, the following aspects are covered: applicable standards, regulatory aspects, underlying principles, factors that need to be considered when selecting and implementing a protection system, main reference documentation. An appendix includes a list of suppliers.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2nd ed., July 2000. 103p. Illus. 55 ref.

CIS 01-382 Bouet A., Petit J.M.
Portable and hand-held fire extinguishers
Les extincteurs d'incendie portatifs et mobiles [in French]
In many cases, the use of portable fire extinguishers allows the control of fires during their early phases and to limit the propagation of the flames. This brochure recalls the standards and legal requirements with respect to portable fire extinguishers, describes the various types of extinguishers and provides information on their use and checking.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2nd ed., Sep. 2000. 58p. Illus.

CIS 01-385 Boust C.
Protective footwear - Choice and use
Les articles chaussants de protection - Choix et utilisation [in French]
Aimed at safety engineers, occupational physicians, company management, members of hygiene and safety committees and all persons involved in the selection of personal protective equipment, this safety guide provides information on the characteristics and scope of application of protective footwear, and proposes an approach for their selection, purchase, use and care.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2nd ed., Apr. 2000. 36p. Illus. Bibl.ref.

CIS 01-399
Berufsgenossenschaftliches Institut für Arbeitssicherheit - BIA
Publications of the BIA - Institute for Occupational Safety of the institutions for statutory accident insurance and prevention 1999
Veröffentlichungen des Berufsgenossenschaftlichen Instituts für Arbeitssicherheit - BIA [in German]
Directory of BIA publications issued in 1999. The articles, reports and technical documents are grouped under the following headings: multidisciplinary documents; chemical and biological effects; physical effects (noise, vibration and other physical effects); personal protective equipment; protective devices for machines and instruments; construction; conference proceedings. A short description of each of these publications is included.
Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften, Alte Heerstrasse 111, 53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany, Aug. 2000. 150p.

CIS 01-377
International Labour Office (ILO)
Technical report of two days training seminar on use of information technology for improving safety, health and environment
Report of a seminar on the use of information technology (IT) for improving safety, health and environment supported by ILO/DANIDA, held in Lahore, Pakistan, 13-14 September 2000. Main topics covered: new trends and prospects for information technology; use of IT for managing production and labour practices in the garment industry (case study); introduction to various databases and information sources on safety, health and environment (ILO Encyclopaedia of occupational health and safety, TOXLINE, MSDS database, HSELINE, CHEMINFO, etc.).
Centre for the Improvement of Working Conditions and Environment, Directorate of Labour Welfare, Government of the Punjab, Civic Centre Township (Near Chandni Chowk), Lahore, Pakistan, 2000. ii, 47p. Illus.

CIS 01-446 Gold D., Geater A., Aiyarak S., Wongcharoenyong S., Juengprasert W., Chuchaisangrat B., Samakkaran A.
The indigenous fisherman divers of Thailand: Strengthening knowledge through education and information
A project team addressed occupational health promotion in Thailand in order to improve the health of a group of indigenous fishermen divers. Educational activities were designed and implemented for public health physicians and workers and diving boat chiefs. Workshops for health physicians included differential diagnosis of decompression illness. Workshops for public health workers included physiology, pathophysiology and treatment of decompression illness, as well as the development of informational tools. An awareness-raising workshop was also held for boat chiefs. 10 information data sheets on safe diving were designed and distributed.
Journal of Safety Research, 2000, Vol.31, No.3, p.159-168. 14 ref.

CIS 01-126
Health and Safety Executive
Health and safety training pays in the catering industry: Guidance for owners and managers
This information sheet gives practical advice on how employers can meet their legal obligations to provide information and training on health and safety. It defines who should be trained, and when, and the main topics to be covered by the training: slips, trips and falls; contact with hot surfaces; being struck by an object; handling of knives; handling heavy loads; safe use of equipment; safe procedures; accident reporting. Replaces CIS 95-2117.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Jan. 2000. 4p. 14 ref.

CIS 01-69
Health and Safety Executive
The safe use of gas cylinders
This booklet gives guidance on how to reduce the risks when using gas cylinders. Among topics covered: ensuring integrity of the cylinders; filling; handling and use; lifting; storage; training of users.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Jan. 2000. 12p. Illus. 10 ref.

CIS 01-53 Forestry work: It's for professionals
Travaux en forêt: une affaire de pros! [in French]
This booklet is aimed at owners of private forests, persons occasionaly employed in forestry work, part-time workers, apprentices and professional forest workers. It outlines the hazards associated with forestry work and the cutting of firewood as well as the safety rules and measures to apply. Contents: work preparation (selection of tools and first aid equipment, protection of external persons); use of chain saws; log haulage, preparing and transporting firewood; use of brush-saws.
Suva, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 3rd ed., Aug. 2000. 31p. Illus. 24 ref.

CIS 01-46 Safety signs
Signaux de sécurité [in French]
Sicherheitszeichen [in German]
Segnali di sicurezza [in Italian]
This brochure shows all the existing safety signs. Contents: prohibition signs (red), obligation signs (blue); warning signs (yellow); additional signs (work with toxic substances; radioprotection, laser); combined safety signs; information and instructions concerning occupational safety; hazard labels.
Suva, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, June 2000 (update). 64p. Illus.

CIS 01-75
Health and Safety Executive
Workplace transport safety - Guidance for employers
This guidance document is aimed at owners, employers and managers at workplaces where any form of transport is used. Main topics covered: risk management (risk assessment of workplace transport activities); organizing for safety (control, communication, cooperation and competence for the job); design of a safe workplace, vehicle safety and selection and training of drivers; examples of safe working practices. In appendixes: checklist for safety; legislation applicable to transport safety. Replaces CIS 95-1654.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Rev.ed., Aug. 2000. 52p. Illus. 14 ref. Price: GBP 7.50.

CIS 01-58
Health and Safety Executive
Managing asbestos in workplace buildings
This booklet provides guidance on the management of asbestos in workplace buildings. The hazards of asbestos, people at risk and materials where asbestos may be found in buildings are outlined. Management of asbestos involves various steps: knowledge of the building (location of the asbestos, form of the asbestos, assessing its condition, type of asbestos); decision and action (leaving asbestos in place, repair or removal). Legal requirements for asbestos disposal are highlighted and the need to inform workers and contractors is emphasized. Replaces CIS 96-1435.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Rev.ed., Aug. 2000. 20p. Illus. 10 ref.

CIS 01-80
Health and Safety Executive
Handling and stacking bales in agriculture
This brochure gives practical advice to all those involved in the handling and stacking of baled fodder or straw. It details most of the common causes of bale accidents and gives advice on how to avoid them. Contents: bale loading and unloading equipment; loading trailers; transport of bales; stacking and destacking bales; different types of stacks (square, rectangular, round, high-density bales); inspection of stacks; other hazards (children's safety, health risks due to manual handling). Replaces CIS 93-187.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Rev.ed., July 2000. 15p. Illus. 11 ref.

CIS 01-64
Health and Safety Executive
Working safely with coating powders
This brochure is aimed at workers involved in spray painting with coating powders. It contains information on the health issues (irritation of the lungs, eye and skin, allergic reactions) and recommends precautions to protect health (dust control, spraying method, correct use of equipment, use of respiratory protective equipment). A check list of employers' and employees' duties is included.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, May 2000. 11p. Illus. 1 ref.

CIS 01-74
Health and Safety Executive
Parking large goods vehicles safely: Guidance for drivers on coupling and uncoupling large goods vehicles (LGVs)
Truck drivers frequently get run over by moving vehicles or crushed between the vehicle and another object as a result of unsafe practices during coupling and uncoupling of trailers and semi-trailers. These accidents often occur when the trailer air lines are coupled and when the semi-trailer parking brake had not been applied. This booklet contains a checklist for safe coupling.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Mar. 2000. 6p. Illus.

CIS 01-65
Health and Safety Executive
Take care with acetylene
Acetylene is highly flammable gas. It is also unstable, capable under certain conditions of explosive decomposition into carbon and hydrogen. These properties involve specific explosion hazards and require special precautionary measures. This booklet is aimed at persons using acetylene for welding and cutting. Contents: description of an acetylene cylinder explosion; hazards of acetylene cylinders; safe use of acetylene cylinders; preventing flashbacks; emergency actions in the event of a flashback.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, July 2000. 11p. Illus. 7 ref.

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