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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.

CIS 01-63
Health and Safety Executive
Metalworking fluids and you
Metalworking fluids may cause skin irritation, eczema, irritation of hair roots, eye irritation, breathing difficulties and skin cancer. Aimed at persons exposed to metalworking fluids, this booklet contains information on the health hazards and preventive measures. Topics covered: legal requirements in the United Kingdom; responsibilities of employers; responsibilities of employees; medical surveillance; reporting of symptoms.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Mar. 2000. 8p. 8 ref.

CIS 01-54
Health and Safety Executive
Effective purchasing procedures for equipment in the food and drink industries
The food and drink industries have particularly high rates of reported injury and ill health compared with other industries. It is estimated that in 80% of the cases the hazards that led to the injury could have been avoided by the purchase of equipment suitable for intended use, in compliance with current standards, incorporating appropriate safeguards and checked for compliance with specifications on delivery. This booklet is aimed at equipment purchasers in the food and drink industries, as well as at manufacturers and suppliers of such equipment. Contents: effective purchasing procedures; European standards; hygienic design; second-hand or modified equipment; legal requirements in the United Kingdom; documentation; CE marking; check lists for protection against the main hazards and for safeguarding.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, June 2000. 11p. 5 ref.

CIS 01-49
Health and Safety Executive
Need help on health and safety?
This booklet provides guidance for employers on the sources of safety and health information. It contains check lists aimed at helping employers decide whether they need assistance from external organizations, and if yes, on where to obtain this assistance. The roles of various safety and health specialists, including engineers, hygienists, occupational health professionals, ergonomists, radiation protection advisors, physiotherapists, microbiologists are described. A list of relevant organizations and professional bodies in the United Kingdom is included.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, May 2000. 11p. 1 ref.

CIS 01-61
Health and Safety Executive
Latex and you
Natural latex rubber is commonly used in the manufacture of protective gloves in the health care field, since it provides good protection against infection while at the same time allowing sensitivity and control. There has been a steady increase in the number of reported cases of asthma and skin complaints attributed to natural latex rubber during the 1990s. Possible reasons include greater awareness of the problem and an increased use of natural latex rubber in protective gloves and other health care equipment. This booklet is aimed at health care workers who may be exposed to natural latex rubber in the course of their work, and stresses the importance of consulting a medical practitioner in the event of any symptoms of skin irritation or asthma. Responsibilities of employers under current United Kingdom legislation are also described.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Apr. 2000. 11p. 5 ref.

CIS 01-71
Health and Safety Executive
Health surveillance in noisy industries - Advice for employers
United Kingdom legislation requires employers to provide health surveillance programmes for employees exposed to certain types of risk, including high noise levels. This booklet is aimed at employers. In broad terms, it describes health surveillance programmes appropriate for noisy industries, how to implement these programmes and how to use the information collected in the course of these programmes. Replaces CIS 95-2032.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Aug. 2000. 12p. 8 ref.

CIS 01-70
Health and Safety Executive
Safe use of petrol in garages
This leaflet lists safety recommendations and acts to avoid when handling motor fuel in garages. It can also be displayed in the form of a poster on a safety notice board.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Aug. 2000. 2p. Illus.

CIS 01-52
Health and Safety Executive
Health and safety on floating fish farm installations
This booklet provides guidance on the design, construction and safe use of floating fish farm installations, including fish pens or cages, walkways, gangways, vehicle ways, land access ways and shelters. Topics covered include: construction and maintenance of installations; guardrails and working surfaces; safety and rescue equipment; weather protective clothing; shelters; lighting; electrical hazards; radio communications; manual handling; lifting operations; facilities; first aid; health hazards; diving operations; training and supervision; sea conditions; navigation markers; boats; legislation applicable in the United Kingdom. Replaces CIS 97-1476.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., Feb. 2000. 14p. Illus. 13 ref.

CIS 01-57 Decanting of a tank truck: Acids and caustic soda
Dépotage d'un camion: acide et soude [in French]
Training material for persons required to make presentations on the safety of tank truck decanting operations involving sulfuric acid or caustic soda, containing an audio cassette, 74 slides and corresponding scripts and notes. The sequence of events is described, from the arrival of the tank truck on the site until its departure: administrative formalities; preliminary precautions prior to the operation; decanting procedures; procedures in the event of an incident. Safety rules applicable to each step in the process are highlighted.
AIX-Audio-Visuel, Chemin de la Blaque, 131000 Aix-en-Provence, France, no date. 25p. Illus. (+audio cassette et 74 slides).

CIS 01-48
Health and Safety Executive
Successful health and safety management
To effectively control risks and prevent harm to persons, organizations need to manage safety and health with the same degree of expertise and to the same standards as other core business activities This document is a practical guide for directors, managers, safety and health professionals and employee representatives who wish to improve safety and health within their organizations. Contents include: safety and health policies; organizing for safety and health; planning and implementing; measuring performance; auditing and reviewing performance. Replaces CIS 97-1473.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2000. iv, 98p. Illus. 30 ref. Price: GBP 12.50.

CIS 01-79 Checklist - Wedge log-splitters for splitting firewood
Liste de contrôle - Fendeuses à coin pour fendre le bois de chauffage [in French]
Checkliste - Keilspaltmaschine für das Spalten von Brennholz [in German]
Lista di controllo - Macchine spaccalegna a cuneo per spaccare la legna da ardere [in Italian]
The main hazards from working with wedge log-splitters include the sectioning of fingers or hands by the splitting wedge, the crushing or sectioning of fingers or hands by the scraper and injuries resulting from pieces of wood being ejected, falling or getting caught. This document contains a list of questions in relation to the prevention of these hazards, aimed at facilitating the implementation of a safety action plan.
Suva, Gesundheitsschutz, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, no date. 4p. Illus.

CIS 01-78 Checklist - Conventional lathes
Liste de contrôle - Tours conventionnels [in French]
Checkliste - Konventionelle Drehmaschinen [in German]
Lista di controllo - Torni convenzionali [in Italian]
The main hazards from working with conventional lathes include projections of shavings, contact of fingers or hands with the rotating chuck and cuts to the fingers from contact with shavings. This document contains a list of questions in relation to the prevention of these hazards, aimed at facilitating the implementation of a safety action plan.
Suva, Gesundheitsschutz, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, no date. 4p. Illus.

CIS 01-60 Checklist - Working with solvents
Liste de contrôle - Emploi de solvants [in French]
Checkliste - Umgang mit Lösemitteln [in German]
Lista di controllo - Manipolazione di solventi [in Italian]
The main hazards associated with the use of solvents are fires, explosions, poisoning and skin diseases (irritations or allergies). This document contains a list of questions in relation to the prevention of these hazards, aimed at facilitating the implementation of a safety and hygiene action plan.
Suva, Gesundheitsschutz, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, no date. 4p. Illus.

CIS 01-55 Checklist - Isolated workers
Liste de contrôle - Travailleurs isolés [in French]
Checkliste - Allein arbeitende Personen [in German]
Lista di controllo - Persone tenute a lavorare da sole [in Italian]
The main hazards to which isolated workers are exposed include the increased risk of accidents resulting from mental, physical or psychic exhaustion, as well the absence of rapid medical help in the event of an accident. This document contains a list of questions in relation to the prevention of these hazards, aimed at facilitating the implementation of a safety action plan.
Suva, Gesundheitsschutz, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, no date. 4p. Illus.

CIS 01-77 Checklist - Screw log-splitters for splitting firewood
Liste de contrôle - Fendeuses à vis pour fendre le bois de chauffage [in French]
Checkliste - Schraubenspaltmaschine für das Spalten von Brennholz [in German]
Lista di controllo - Macchine spaccalegna a vite per spaccare la legna da ardere [in Italian]
The main hazards linked to screw log-splitters are injuries resulting from the wrapping of clothing or gloves around the screw, as well as from the projection of pieces of wood. This document contains a list of questions in relation to the prevention of these hazards, aimed at facilitating the implementation of a safety action plan.
Suva, Gesundheitsschutz, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, no date. 4p. Illus.

CIS 01-73 Passageways of palletized loads - Controlling the access of persons
Passage des charges palettisées - Contrôle de l'accès de personnes [in French]
Many automated production or warehousing facilities are equipped with incoming or outgoing conveyor systems for palletized loads, generally within an enclosure. These enclosures, whose purpose is to make the interior zones inaccessible, are provided with openings to allow the passage of the palletized loads. This safety data sheet proposes an approach to the design of these openings so as to take into account the safety of persons working in these facilities.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris cedex 14, France, 2000. 4p. Illus. 12 ref.

CIS 01-76 Lupin H.
Second-hand machinery and safety features
Les machines d'occasion et composants de sécurité [in French]
In the absence of a European directive concerning second-hand machinery, this document provides guidance to buyers and sellers on the procedures to be followed and on technical requirements to be complied with when buying or selling machinery of French, other European or international origin.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris cedex 14, France, 2000. 4p. Illus.

CIS 01-68 Mairesse M., Petit J.M.
Colour coding of rigid pipes
Codage couleur des tuyauteries rigides [in French]
Colour-coding with standardized colours is used to provide information on the risk associated with the contents of rigid piping. The objective of this coding is to help the task of employees and fire-fighting services in the event of an accident, and to avoid any confusion that could give rise to serious incidents or accidents. Colours allow the identification of the fluids most commonly used in industry and indicate their main hazard categories (flammable, explosive, oxidizing, toxic, corrosive or irritant fluids).
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris cedex 14, France, 2000. 4p. Illus. 9 ref.

CIS 01-67 Mairesse M., Petit J.M.
Colour-coding of portable gas cylinders
Codage couleur des bouteilles de gaz transportables [in French]
Colour-coding with standardized colours is used to provide information on the risk associated with the contents of gas cylinders, even though the label should always remain the prime source of information. The objective of this coding system is to help the task of employees and fire-fighting services in the event of an accident, and to avoid any confusion that could give rise to serious incidents or accidents. Colours allow the identification of the gases most commonly used in industry and indicate their main hazard categories (inert, flammable, oxidizing, toxic or corrosive).
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris cedex 14, France, 2000. 4p. Illus. 8 ref.

CIS 00-1566
Health and Safety Executive
Health risk management - A practical guide for managers in small and medium-sized enterprises
Aimed at owners and managers or small and medium-sized enterprises to help them in controlling health risks arising from work, this booklet describes the four steps of a health risk management system, which are: finding out if there is a problem, deciding on what action to take, taking action and checking what has been done. Other topics covered include legal requirements in the United Kingdom, sources of additional information and check-lists.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Aug. 2000. 50p. Illus. 72 ref. Price: GBP 6.50.

CIS 00-1569
Health and Safety Executive
Health and safety in arc welding
This booklet contains practical guidance on the prevention of occupational safety and health hazards in arc welding, which include fumes, toxic or asphyxiating gases, radiation, splatter and hot components, fires, explosions, electric shocks and burns.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Aug. 2000. 20p. Illus. 8 ref. Price: GBP 3.50.

CIS 00-1582
Health and Safety Executive
Don't mix it! A guide for employers on alcohol at work
90% of personnel directors in the United Kingdom surveyed in 1994 organizations stated that alcohol consumption was a problem in their organization, and 17% described alcohol as a major problem. Alcohol is considered responsible for 3-5% of all absences from work. Alcohol consumption may also result in reduced work performance, damaged customer relations, tensions among employees and safety hazards. This booklet is designed to help owners and managers of small to medium-sized enterprises deal with alcohol-related problems at work. Contents: effects of alcohol on individuals; the 4 steps of effective management of alcohol at work (finding out if there is a problem; deciding on what action to take; taking action; checking what has been done); case descriptions of alcohol policies of several organizations.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, July 2000. 22p. Illus. 4 ref.

CIS 00-1581
Health and Safety Executive
Violence at work - A guide for employers
Persons who deal directly with the public may face aggressive or violent behaviour. They may be sworn at, threatened or even attacked. This booklet gives practical advice to employers, employees and safety representatives on dealing with violence at work. Contents include: definition of violence; legal aspects; the 4 steps of effective management of violence (finding out if there is a problem; deciding on what action to take; taking action; checking what has been done); helping to avoid long-term distress to employees.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, May 2000. 13p. Illus. 6 ref.

CIS 00-1574 Listen up! Learn how to protect your hearing
This issue is dedicated to hearing loss prevention. Contents include: usefulness of hearing loss prevention programs; frequently asked questions about hearing loss; reducing noise at the workplace; types of hearing protectors (earplugs, earmuffs); selection criteria for hearing protectors; noise reduction rating (NRR).
Today's Supervisor, Feb. 2000, Vol.64, No.2, 19p (whole issue). Illus.

CIS 00-1567
Health and Safety Executive
Preventing accidents to children on farms
Since most farms are homes as well as workplaces, there is a constant presence of children around the worksite. Between 1986 and 1999, there were 67 fatalities and 400 serious injuries involving children as a result of agricultural work in the United Kingdom. The most common causes of death or injury were: strikes by vehicles; drowning and asphyxiation; strikes by moving objects; falls from heights; accidental contact with machinery; fire. Aimed at farmers, this booklet provides practical guidance on reducing risks to children and young persons on the farm, identifying operations that are too hazardous for children and young persons and complying with United Kingdom legal requirements.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Mar. 2000. 14p. 5 ref.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/as10.pdf [in English]

CIS 00-1579
Health and Safety Executive
Manual handling solutions for farms
Approximately 80% of persons who work in agriculture suffer from back, neck and limb disorders, and some are permanently disabled. Many of these injuries are caused by poor manual handling practices. This booklet describes some of the practical measures that farmers can adopt to reduce the likelihood of suffering from back or muscle disorders. Examples are provided for the following farming tasks: handling spare tractor wheels; handling bagged products; lifting chemical and oil containers; handling of animals; bale handling.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Mar. 2000. 11p. Illus. 1 ref.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/as23.pdf [in English]

CIS 00-1571
Health and Safety Executive
Hot work on small tanks and drums
There have been many fatalities caused by persons using welding torches or powered cutters on tanks or drums containing flammable material. Even very small residual quantities of flammable material in an otherwise empty container can cause an explosion. This booklet is aimed at persons who cut up or repair tanks, drums or other containers on fire and explosion hazards and risk reduction. Contents include: risk assessment; alternative methods of cutting; preparing tanks and drums for hot work.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Apr. 2000. 11p. Illus. 5 ref.

CIS 00-1572
Health and Safety Executive
Fire safety in small textile factories - A brief guide for employers
Almost all textile products burn easily and many textile factories contain large quantities of combustible goods. Aimed at employers of small textile factories, this booklet provides advice on preventing risks to persons from fires. Contents include: legal requirements; fire hazards in textile factories; fire precautions.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, May 2000. 7p. Illus. 2 ref.

CIS 00-1577
Health and Safety Executive
Chainsaws at work
This booklet provides advice on using portable, hand-held gasoline-powered chainsaws. It is aimed at employers, the self-employed and persons responsible for the use of this equipment. Topics include: qualifications; young workers; health risks; training; equipment selection; maintenance; personal protective equipment; lone working; tree felling; off-ground work.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Mar. 2000. 11p. Illus. 11 ref.

CIS 00-1575
Health and Safety Executive
Safe unloading of steel stock
Every year, people are seriously injured or killed while unloading steel stock from delivery vehicles. The main types of accident include: falls from vehicles; being struck by loads; being struck by vehicles; being injured during manual handling; being injured when jumping off a delivery vehicle. This booklet provides practical safety advice to persons involved in the delivery and unloading of steel stock. Topics covered include: description of main hazards; planning for safe unloading; safe unloading on site; unloading with overhead and mobile cranes, vehicle-mounted cranes and fork-lift trucks; manual unloading; legal requirements.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Feb. 2000. 9p. Illus. 11 ref.

CIS 00-1578 Purchase of agricultural machinery
Køb af landbrugsmaskiner [in Danish]
Training brochure on safety considerations during the purchase of agricultural machinery. Topics: agricultural equipment; Denmark; safety by design; training manuals; training material.
Arbejdstilsynet, Landskronagade 33, 2100 København Ø, Denmark, 2000. 7p.

CIS 00-1570 Computers and data processing in the working environment
Datorn i arbetsmiljön [in Swedish]
Training manual on the ergonomics of computer use. Contents: overview of workplace issues; the ergonomy of computer work stations; vision and lighting; programming and system development; radiation, emissions and health effects; various types of computer screens and other computer equipment.
Arbetarskyddsnämnden, Box 3208, 103 64 Stockholm, Sweden, 4th Rev.ed., 2000. 92p. Illus. 38 ref.

CIS 00-1230 Official Standard on the system for the identification of dangerous chemical substances in workplaces and on hazard communication in connection with these substances [Mexico]
Norma Oficial Mexicana: Sistema para la identificación y comunicación de peligros y riesgos por sustancias químicas peligrosas en los centros de trabajo [México] [in Spanish]
This standard is a revision of the one issued on the same topic as NOM-114-STPS-1994. Contents: objectives; scope of application; definitions and symbols; obligations of employers and workers; identification system; training and communications about chemicals; responsible organizations for verification. In annex: identification and and labelling systems (incl. safety colours); training requirements; contents of material safety data sheets; standards for safety signs (rectangular and rhomboid); classification by type and risk category of approx. 1000 substances.
Diario Oficial de la Federación, 27 Oct. 2000, Vol.DLXV, No.20, p.24-58. Illus. 6 ref.

CIS 00-1268
Health and Safety Commission
Securing health together
This publication presents a long-term occupational health strategy developed jointly by Government bodies concerned by occupational health and other interested parties. Its goal is to reduce ill health caused by work, to help people to return to work after illness, to improve work opportunities for unemployed people due to ill health or disability and to use the work environment to improve workers' health. To achieve these targets, five programmes of work relating to compliance with legislation, continuous improvement, acquiring knowledge by data collection, identifying and developing necessary skills, and support (information and setting up of suitable frameworks) have been implemented.
HSE Books, P.O.Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, July 2000. viii, 40p. 21 ref.

CIS 00-1279
Health and Safety Executive
Safety in working with lift trucks
Contents of this revised code of practice (see CIS 93-1372 for previous edition): employers' duties; types of lift-truck; selection and training of lift-truck operators; authorizations to drive; layout and maintenance of driving and parking areas; protection of pedestrians (by segregation, audible warning devices, flashing beacons on trucks) and operators (high-visibility clothing, roll-over protective structures, head protection); maintenance and control of lift-trucks; motive power and risks of fire or explosion; attachments; safe operation of lift-trucks (stacking and de-stacking, counterbalanced trucks, reach-trucks, tandem lifting, working platforms), trailers and loading platforms; maintenance; training facilities; medical standards for truck operators.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 3rd ed., Oct. 2000. iv, 52p. Illus. 36 ref. Price: GBP 6.50.

CIS 00-1282
Health and Safety Executive
Improving maintenance - A guide to reducing human error
This guidance aimed at persons responsible for or involved in the management of maintenance in organizations of all sizes, but particularly in SMEs, provides practical advice and tools for improving the quality of maintenance activities through the reduction of human factor risks. Main topics covered: maintenance risks; factors affecting human performance; assessment method to identify the issues affecting performance of maintenance staff and prioritisation of areas for improvement; management issues for maintenance improvement. Appendices present questionnaires for ranking the priority issues.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, July 2000. vi, 74p. Illus. 18 ref. Price: GBP 16.00.

CIS 00-1267
Health and Safety Executive
Back in work - Managing back pain in the workplace
This booklet aimed at managers and employees safety of small enterprises, safety representatives and other persons responsible for health and safety. It gives guidance for developing the right arrangements to manage back pain and summarizes employers' legal responsibilities. Main topics covered: identifying the problem; treatment and rehabilitation; minimizing the risk at the workplace.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Oct. 2000. 15p. Illus. 10 ref.

CIS 00-1270
Health and Safety Executive
Manual packing in the brick industry
This booklet aimed at managers, safety representatives and employees contains practical guidance on avoiding risks from manual packing in the brick and refractories industry. Main topics covered: musculoskeletal disorders; risk assessment of the various tasks; risk factors (workstation design, posture, weight lifted, strenuousness of the work, work conditions and social factors); risk reduction methods (workstation improvement, training on safe manual handling, improved work organization, health monitoring).
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Oct. 2000. 13p. 11 ref.

CIS 00-1280 Meire R.
Maintenance of high-resistant bolt assemblies
Maintenance d'assemblages par boulons haute résistance (HR) [in French]
Manutenzione di collegamenti bullonati ad alta sollecitazione [in Italian]
This booklet is aimed at maintenance specialists on construction sites or in machine workshops. It contains basic information on high-resistant bolt assemblies and explains how to perform the maintenance work rationally and safely.
Suva, Schweizerische Unfallsversicherungsanstalt, Arbeitssicherheit, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 4th ed., Mar. 2000. 22p. Illus.

CIS 00-1288 Maestro J., Montero M.A., Rivero M.R.
Training profiles and occupational safety and health training needs among public-sector employees in Spain
Perfiles formativos y necesidades de formación en materia de prevención de riesgos laborales de los empleados públicos españoles [in Spanish]
Results of a questionnaire survey on the training profiles of public-sector employees in Spain and on their training needs in the area of occupational safety and health. 67.9% of respondents had not received any occupational safety and health training in the five years preceding the survey. A majority (80%) of those who had received training had been taught only the most basic aspects of occupational safety and health; 37.2% received no training in occupational diseases. The three topics on which most public-sector employees would like to be informed are occupational stress, ways of coping with stress (work organization) and safety specific to their activity.
Prevención, trabajo y salud, 2000, No.7, p.4-15. Illus. 31 ref.

CIS 00-667 HSE Books - Catalogue - Spring 2000
Catalogue including all occupational safety and health publications obtainable from the HSE. Classification is by document type: guidance on the application of the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act (CIS 74-2099); industry-, sector- or substance-specific guidance; guidance notes; guidance on the application of regulations; forms; notices and posters; accident and incident reports; contract research reports; methods for the determination of hazardous substances; toxicity reviews; research papers.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2000. 68p. Index.

CIS 00-663 Security - Periodicals, videos, journals, monographs, printed documents
Sécurité: les périodiques, les vidéos, les illustrés, les livres, les imprimés [in French]
Catalogue of periodicals, videos, illustrated publications, books and other printed material avaiable from the French National Protection and Prevention Centre (Centre National de Prévention et de Protection). Most of these publications are focussed on fire safety. A few publications on additional topics are also included: guide to behaviour; confidentiality of communications; industrial safety; protection against terrorism; wireless systems; protection and detection of site boundaries.
CNPP Entreprise SARL, Service d'Abonnements, BP 2265, 27950 Saint-Marcel, France, 2000. 31p. Illus.

CIS 00-662 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: monthly and bimonthly publications; legislation and standardization; technical data sheets and safety guides; technical publications (notes and studies, ILO publications, sampling and analytical methods); training materials (information sheets, brochures, posters); audiovisual materials (videos, CD-ROMs); computer-based products.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2000. 46p.

CIS 00-678
Health and Safety Executive
Handle with care - Assessing musculoskeletal risks in the chemical industry
This manual is aimed at employers and employees to help them assess the risks of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) arising from the various tasks, workloads and work environments in the chemical industry. It includes check lists for assessing the risks from manual handling and working at screens, as well as assessing the MSD risks to the upper extremities. 14 case study exercises based on typical tasks carried out within the chemical industry are described, and the readers or participants are encouraged to conduct the risk assessment themselves or in group work. Suggested answers are included for each of the cases. A blank form enables users to describe the tasks they carry out and to assess the MSD risks of their specific job.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2000. iv, 112p. (perforated sheets for ring binder) Illus. 14 ref.

CIS 00-661
Health and Safety Executive
Using work equipment safely
Aimed at owners and managers of small businesses, this booklet provides simple, practical advice on the safe use of work equipment. Guidance is given on the identification of potential hazards, and the reduction of risk by using the right equipment for the job, making sure that machinery and hand tools are safe, maintenance of machinery and equipment, and instruction and training of employees. It also describes common accident causes in small businesses when using ladders, drilling machines, food processing machinery and pressure water cleaners.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Mar. 2000. 15p. Illus. 20 ref.

CIS 00-674
Health and Safety Executive
General ventilation in the workplace - Guidance for employers
General ventilation or dilution ventilation is a term used to define the flow of air into and out of a working area, so that possible contaminants are diluted by adding fresh air. This can be provided by natural ventilation or forced (or mechanical) ventilation. Aimed at employers, this booklet covers the principles of natural ventilation, the conditions in which general ventilation is applicable, the criteria that need to be taken into consideration when selecting the rate of air renewal as well as methods enabling the evaluation of the efficiency of the ventilation system. It also includes the regulations applicable to this area.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, June 2000. iv, 16p. Illus. 35 ref. Price: GBP 4.00.

CIS 00-666
Health and Safety Executive
Stating your business
This booklet is aimed at owners of small firms. It includes an example of a health and safety document required for complying with the Health and Safety at Work Act (see CIS 74-2099) and describes the responsibilities and the organizational elements which need to be considered when preparing this document (hazard evaluation; workers participation; plant and equipment safety; handling and use of toxic or hazardous substances; information, training and supervision in safety and hygiene; medical surveillance and accident procedures; monitoring; emergency procedures). It also includes useful notes and references.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, May 2000. 15p. 10 ref.

CIS 00-671
Health and Safety Executive
Drycleaners - Are you in control?
This booklet covers the issue of safety and health in dry cleaning shops and offers guidance for preventing or reducing these risks. A check list allows readers to verify their level of understanding of these hazards. The main hazards present in this field of activity include: explosions of pressure vessels as a result of faulty pressure systems; proliferation of bacteria (giving rise to legionnaire's disease) in cases of inappropriate or insufficient treatment of cooling towers; inhalation of solvent vapours, and particularly of perchloroethylene, spills of reactive chemicals on the skin and in the eyes; injuries caused by the lifting of loads and repetitive movements; miscarriage.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Mar. 2000. 11p. Illus. 5 ref.

CIS 00-658 Occupational safety and health in agriculture, forestry and livestock rearing
This CD-ROM includes articles related to agriculture, forestry and livestock rearing from the ILO Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety (see CIS 99-1860), articles on the safety and health of workers in these branches of activity from national and international institutions, ILO codes of practice and booklets on forestry and agriculture and on topics such as chemicals and ergonomics that are critical for safety and health in these industries. It also includes international safety cards on agrochemicals, indexed in alphabetical order, by CAS number and by the risks involved from the chemicals, 3D animations on tractor safety, a video on safety in forestry operations as well as hundreds of photographs, drawings and charts.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2000. CD-ROM for at least 12-speed CD-ROM drive, Windows 95, 98, 2000 or NT, Internet Explorer 4.x or Netscape Navigator 4.6 (or any later version; a copy of Internet Explorer is provided).

CIS 00-554 Juntunen J.
Contagious diseases in the working environment - Part 5/5
This videotape is part of a series of five films on contagious diseases (HIV, hepatitis C and B, tuberculosis, etc.) in the working environment (see also CIS 00-550, CIS 00-551, CIS 00-552 and CIS 00-553). This film focuses on infection risk situations which could be experienced by firemen, ambulance drivers, educational workers and childminders, and which could give rise to the possibility of their becoming carriers of a contagious disease through contact with body fluids.
EURO TV-News/Educational films, PL 1243, 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland, 2000. Videotape (VHS) (length: approx. 30min).

CIS 00-553 Juntunen J.
Contagious diseases in the working environment - Part 4/5
This videotape is part of a series of five films on contagious diseases (HIV, hepatitis C and B, tuberculosis, etc.) in the working environment (see also CIS 00-550, CIS 00-551, CIS 00-552 and CIS 00-554). This film focuses on infection risk situations which could be experienced by taxi and bus drivers, cleaners, restaurant and pub doormen, and library and shop workers, and which could give rise to the possibility of their becoming carriers of a contagious disease through contact with body fluids.
EURO TV-News/Educational films, PL 1243, 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland, 2000. Videotape (VHS) (length: approx. 30min).

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