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CIS 01-995 Franco M.H., Vieira L., Brandão Guedes A., Azevedo J.
Safety and health signalling in workplaces
Sinalização de segurança e saúde nos locais de trabalho [in Portuguese]
Safety signs represent a useful means for occupational hazards prevention. This guide defines the various types of signalling and presents a series of pictogrammes, explaining the message they convey and the place where they should be affixed. The various gestures of hand signalling are also presented.
Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inspecção das Condições de Trabalho (IDICT), Lisboa, Portugal, Nov. 1999. 61p. Illus. 16 ref.

CIS 01-1021
Health and Safety Executive
Health and safety in excavations - Be safe and shore
During work in excavations, many construction workers are killed and injured in the collapse of inadequately-supported excavations. Aimed at all persons involved in the construction process, this booklet provides guidance on precautionary measures to avoid accidents caused by the collapse of ground during excavation work. Contents include: hazards and control measures; planning, design and management, legal requirements in the United Kingdom.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Feb. 1999. vi, 58p. Illus. 49 ref. Price: GBP 8.50.

CIS 01-1003 Health and safety in the steel industry - A workers' handbook
Aimed at safety representatives, labour inspection services and steel and foundry workers, this guide is designed to improve working conditions in the industry. It provides guidance on the best standards of safety and health worldwide. A first section describes safety and health issues associated with various phases of the steel production process and the manufacture of steel products; a section on occupational diseases describes the main health problems of steel and foundry workers; finally, a section on hazards explains the physical, chemical and psychological causes of steelworkers' health problems, and proposes appropriate methods of prevention. Internationally-accepted exposure standards are presented.
International Metalworkers Federation, 54bis route des Acacias, 1227 Carouge, Genève, Switzerland, 1999. 148p. Illus. 48 ref. Index.

CIS 01-1025 Violence in the workplace - Prevention guide
This guide is aimed at all persons concerned with workplace violence and its prevention, and particularly at individuals involved in the development and implementation of workplace violence prevention programmes. Contents include: introduction and definition of workplace violence; developing a workplace violence prevention programme; methods for preventing workplace violence; responding to workplace violence; Canadian and U.S. legislation. Appendices include sample risk assessment questionnaires, inspection forms and reporting forms.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 250 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H6, Canada, 1999. 142p. Illus. Price: CAD 10.00 (Canada); USD 10.00 (elsewhere).

CIS 01-710 Rodrigues F., Sousa J.P., Telo E., Gonçalves G., Aleixo I., Vicente F., Gonçalves I.C.
Hazards from electroplating processes - Safety and health manual
Riscos de processos de electrodeposição - Manual de prevenção [in Portuguese]
This manual is aimed at preventing occupational hazards and promoting workers' health at companies using electroplating processes. The first part describes the electroplating process and the subsequent steps (polishing and cleaning) of the electroplated parts. The second part presents the various electroplating processes for different metals (chromium, nickel, zinc, copper, tin, brass, gold and silver) and the third part describes the methodology for hazard evaluation and the protective measures (storage, labeling, ventilation, personal protective equipment). Part 4 presents a case study of 120 electroplating companies of the Águeda region, Portugal. A glossary and legal requirements are included.
Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inspecção das Condições de Trabalho (IDICT), Lisboa, Portugal, Dec. 1999. 244p. Illus. 66 ref.

CIS 01-714 Tarrinho A., Azevedo J., Silva J., Saltão J.
Industrial cattle slaughterhouse sector - Safety and health manual
Sector dos matadouros industriais de reses - Manual de prevenção [in Portuguese]
This manual analyses the successive work operations in slaughterhouses. It identifies the work hazards from cattle, equipment, operation methods and surroundings, and describes the most suitable prevention measures. A glossary, a list of legal requirements and standards, and a self-assessment form of occupational safety and health conditions in the industrial slaughterhouse sector are included.
Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inspecção das Condições de Trabalho (IDICT), Lisboa, Portugal, Dec. 1999. 137p. Illus. 22 ref.

CIS 01-640 Official Mexican Standard: Requirements for the qualifications and training of personnel occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation [Mexico]
Norma Oficial Mexicana: Requerimientos para la calificación y entrenamiento del personal ocupacionalmente expuesto a radiaciones ionizantes [México] [in Spanish]
This standard outlines the basic requirements for training courses aimed at workers occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation in Mexico.
Diario Oficial de la Federación, 28 Dec. 1999, Vol.45, No.20, p.17-19. 1 ref.

CIS 01-801 Calvarin C., Gauter J., Midol-Monnet C.
The pork industry in Brittany - Training and prevention
La filière porcine en Bretagne - Formation et prévention [in French]
The objectives of this study of the pig slaughtering and pork processing sector were to identify the needs in terms of occupational safety and health training, to evaluate the approaches implemented by companies operating in this sector, to be aware of the programmes proposed by existing training institutions and to develop plans for possible future action. Based on interviews with companies in the sector, training institutions and other regional organizations, it was observed that the human dimension is not sufficiently recognized, that the conditions for integrating new workers are unsatisfactory, and that problems and system malfunctioning are all too often solved superficially rather that permanently. Proposals include the preparation of a guide for new workers and further work in the field of multiple causality.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Dec. 1999. 118p.

CIS 01-775 Guide and technical data sheets for the prevention of occupational hazards
Guía y fichas técnicas de prevención de riesgos laborales [in Spanish]
CD-ROM of educational material for training in the area of occupational hazards in Spain. It contains a guide for implementing an occupational hazard management system as well as two sets of data sheets on the different hazards that may be encountered at the place of work in various occupational settings, as well as their corresponding prevention measures.
IBERMUTUAMUR, Ramírez de Arellano 27, 28403 Madrid, Spain, 1999. CD-ROM for MS-DOS, or Windows 3.1 or 95 (processor 456 DXZ (higher recommended), min. 8 MB RAM, video card SVGA 1 Mb, 640x480, 256 colours, sound card SOUND-BLASTER, or compatible).

CIS 01-368 Safety in forestry - It's possible!: 6 cases of real accidents. Fascicule No.2
La sécurité en forêt - C'est possible!: 6 accidents authentiques. Fascicule n°2 [in French]
This training brochure presents 6 examples of serious accidents having occurred in forestry (loggers injured by the falling of a cut tree, crushed hand, farm worker crushed during tree cutting) and explains, for each of the cases, how it could have been avoided.
Suva, Case postale, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland, 3rd ed., May 1999. 15p. Illus.

CIS 01-362 Malhotra M.K
Safety: Vision, voice and sound of workers representative
Training booklet for workers and supervisors. Main topics covered: principles of accident prevention; regulatory framework; ergonomics and human factors; machine guarding; safety in material handling; illumination in industry; fire prevention and control; noise pollution hazards; prevention and control; personal protective equipment; major accident hazards control in India; safety committees; motivation for safety; supervisors' role in safety of workers; workers' participation in safety; role of trade unions; total safety management; joint responsibility of management and trade unions.
Central Board for Workers Education (CBWE), Adjacent to VRCE Gate, North Ambazari Road, Nagpur 10, India, 1999. 78p. Illus. Price: INR 3.00.

CIS 01-371 Hée G.
Gas cutting and welding
Soudage et coupage au chalumeau [in French]
The blowpipe is a portable equipment used for cutting and welding of metallic objects. It uses the heat of combustion of a fuel (acetylene or propane) mixed with oxygen in specific proportions. This booklet describes the precautions to be taken during gas cutting and welding. It is primarily aimed at welders and persons responsible for safety in the enterprise, but also at engineering services involved in the selection of processes and equipment. Contents include: description of a welding workplace; gases used; hazards (due to pressure, the combustion of gases, splattering, the flame, radiation and smoke); safe working methods; data sheets (cylinders, pressure regulators, flexible tubing, blowpipes, safety devices, smoke hoods and ventilation).
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2nd ed., Aug. 1999. 25p. Illus.

CIS 01-383 Check list - Storage of highly flammable liquids
Checkliste - Lagern von leichtbrennbaren Flüssigkeiten [in German]
Liste de contrôle - Stockage de liquides facilement inflammables [in French]
The purpose of this 20-item check list concerning highly flammable liquids is to highlight safety deficiencies and to facilitate the development and implementation of a plan of safety measures.
SUVA, Protection de la santé, Division sécurité du travail, Case postale 287, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland, [1999]. 4p. Illus.

CIS 01-388 Protective aprons - How to use them. Ten questions on protective aprons
Les tabliers de protection - Mode d'emploi. Les tabliers de protection en dix questions [in French]
This safety guide is aimed at butchers working with knives and having to wear metallic protective aprons. Contents include: different types of aprons; marking; sizes; settings; protection against different types of knives; cleaning, legal responsibilities of employers.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1st ed., Dec. 1999. Booklet (6p.) + leaflet. Illus.

CIS 01-363 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 consists of information sheets for each of the main occupational hazards, with corresponding tables that need to be filled in.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1st ed., Dec. 1999. Folder including 12 information sheets. Illus.

CIS 01-372 Voisin J.C., Moineau J.P., Portier M., Bourges P., Chrisment S., Rasseneur A., Di Guiseppe F., Dubois J.C., Geyer G., Tourtier M.
Maintenance and prevention of occupational hazards in building projects
Maintenance et prévention des risques professionnels dans les projets de bâtiment [in French]
The objective of this brochure aimed at building owners, building contractors, safety coordinators and construction firm is to encourage the adoption of maintenance considerations during the design phase of a project. It proposes the setting up of an organizational structure responsible for the safety of persons involved in subsequent repair or maintenance work on the building. Contents include: maintenance scope, definitions and operations; maintenance and the prevention of occupational hazards; main hazards and means of prevention.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1st ed., Dec. 1999. 59p. Illus. 11 ref.

CIS 01-398 Hoffmann B., Stürk P.
Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften
Risk assessment - Assistance in risk assessment to enterprises by the Mutual of Industrial Accident Insurance Associations
Gefährdungsbeurteilung - Unterstützung der Betriebe bei der Gefährdungsbeurteilung durch die gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften [in German]
This report provides a listing of all guidance documents on hazard evaluation developed as of 30 September 1999 by the German Mutual of Industrial Accident Insurance Associations. Introductory chapters briefly present the basic requirements of the new German law on the implementation of preventive measures for the protection of health and safety of employees at work (or Work Safety Act), and the responsibilities and steps to be taken in implementing the law. Summaries in English, French and Spanish.
Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften, Alte Heerstrasse 111, 53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany, Sep. 1999. 30p.

CIS 01-471 Hamacher W., Kliemt G., Voullaire E., Wienhold L.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
A qualification strategy for employers and employees in small-scale construction enterprises with a view to improving occupational safety and health
Qualifizierungsstrategie für Unternehmer und Beschäftigte in Kleinbetrieben des Baubereichs zur Verbesserung des Arbeitsschutzes [in German]
Literature reviews, interviews and existing training activities were evaluated in order to develop approaches for an improved communication of information and motivation in matters of safety and health. A basic requirement is that of integrating such topics in all fields of company activity. Existing regional technical and organizational training institutions should be included and multiplier models used. This guidance document is aimed at small construction firms, the management of which is often insufficiently qualified to tackle health and safety issues. It provides a systematic overview of the methods of teaching and learning, of the target groups, and of the topics (in ten groups, covering such items as responsibility, management, organization, instruction, the handling of hazardous materials, teaching aids, and the hazards encountered in building activities). Summaries in English and French.
Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 1999. 388p. Illus. 199 ref.

CIS 01-370 Ribeiro V.R.
Automotive repair - Safety when working on the tyres of heavy vehicles
Reparação automóvel - Segurança no trabalho em pneus de veículos pesados [in Portuguese]
Accidents while working on heavy vehicle tyres are not frequent but they can be extremely dangerous. This guide highlights the hazards associated with the main operations and presents the corresponding prevention measures. Personal protective equipment and required signalling are also described.
Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inspecção das Condições de Trabalho (IDICT), Lisboa, Portugal, 1999. 53p. Illus. 4 ref.

CIS 01-379 Using anaesthetic gases: Assessing the risks
Utilisation de gaz d'anesthésie: évaluation des risques [in French]
Risico-evaluatie bij gebruik van anesthesiegassen [in Dutch]
Nitrous oxide and chlorinated hydrocarbons frequently used as anaesthetic gases are mutagenic and teratogenic upon prolonged exposure, and have possible effects on the central nervous system and the liver. Measurements made in hospital operating theatres reveal that high concentrations can persist for long times. Particularly high loads can occur in cases of inadequate ventilation during inhalation anaesthetics with halogenated products. This booklet provides exposure limit values applicable in Belgium for anaesthetic gases, describes the potential risk factors associated with working with these substances in hospitals, and provides check-lists for ensuring the limitation of exposure.
Ministère fédéral de l'Emploi et du Travail, 51 rue Belliard, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium, June 1999. 15p.

CIS 01-369 Piette A., Malchaire J., Huberlant J.M.
Training guide for grinding work
Guide de formation au travail de meulage [in French]
Wegwijzer bij het slijpen [in Dutch]
This guide aimed at grinding workers covers the safe use of grinders, mounting of grinding disks and maintenance aspects, as well other less-well known topics such as vibration and associated diseases (white finger syndrome) and work posture. The need for adequate protective equipment (safety spectacles, protective gloves and hearing protectors) is emphasized.
Federaal Ministerie van Tewerkstelling en Arbeid, Belliardstraat 51, 1040 Brussel, Belgium, Dec. 1999. 32p. Illus. 3 ref.

CIS 01-92 Lee J.F.
Health and Safety Executive
Education of undergraduate engineers in risk concepts: Scoping study
Report of a study commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of the United Kingdom on the education of engineering graduates in concepts of risk assessment and risk control. The main conclusions are that the educational material provided and the method of teaching must encourage students to think creatively and not simply to rely on following standards and rules. The provision of appropriate educational material by the HSE is also seen as essential.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Sep. 1999. 32p.

CIS 01-56 Promoting safe work for young workers - A community-based approach
This guide aimed at health professionals, educators, employers and parents is based on experiences of three NIOSH-funded community-based young worker projects to promote safety and health among teenagers who work. It outlines the steps taken in planning and carrying out these projects.
Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA, Nov. 1999. ix, 47p. Illus. Bibl.ref.

CIS 01-47 Bestratén Belloví M., Cuscó Vidal J.M., Piqué Ardanuy T., Pérez Guerrero A., Tamborero del Pino J.M., Turmo Sierra E.
Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales
Safety at work
Seguridad en el trabajo [in Spanish]
This manual contains basic knowledge for the reduction and the control of occupational accidents. Topics covered: accidents and occupational safety; costs of occupational accidents; statistical control of occupational accidents; accident investigation; risk assessment and safety adjustments; safety standards and signalling; workplaces; falls from heights; machines and hand tools; handling, storage and transport; electrical hazards; chemical products; fires, explosions and emergency planning; personal protective equipment.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2nd ed., 1999. 336p. Illus. Bibl.ref.

CIS 01-51
Health and Safety Executive
Health and safety in engineering workshops
Manual aimed at people who manage and work in small engineering workshops that manufacture, maintain and repair plant, machinery and products. Contents: management of safety and health; five steps to risk assessment; manual handling and lifting; transport; equipment and environment (hazardous substances, electricity, air conditioning, pressurized systems); detailed machine safety (including computer controls, metalworking fluids, noise, vibration, cleaning and degreasing); welding and flamecutting; radiography; painting and spraying; personal protective equipment; offices; accidents, emergencies and first aid.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., Nov. 1999. vi, 118p. Illus. 193 ref. Price: GBP 9.50.

CIS 01-66
Health and Safety Executive
Take care with oxygen - Fire and explosion hazards in the use of oxygen
This booklet provides information on fire and explosion hazards when oxygen is used. It is aimed at any person using oxygen gas in cylinders. Main hazards are described and guidance is given on the way of handling and replacing gas cylinder components.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Aug. 1999. 14p. Illus. 10 ref.

CIS 01-166 Guidance and training materials of IOMC participating organizations for chemicals management capacity building: An annotated resource guide
Annotated list of guidance and training publications for managing chemical hazards, published by the organizations that participate in the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC), which include FAO, ILO, UNEP, UNIDO, UNITAR, WHO and OECD. Grouping is by the following headings: legislation, policies and enforcement; information collection and exchange; hazard and risk assessment and communication; risk management and reduction; education, awareness raising and human resource development; technical and laboratory infrastructure building; general issues of capacity building.
UNITAR, Palais des Nations, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland, 1st ed., Mar. 1999. 45p.

CIS 00-1506 Presidential Decree No.95 of 14 May 1999 concerning the conditions for the establishment and operation of Safety and Health Services [Greece]
Oroi idrusēs kai leitourgias Upēresiōn Prostasias kai Prolēpsēs [in Greek]
This Decree creates Safety and Health Services within the Greek Labour Inspection system, whose responsibilities include the delivery of diplomas of safety technicians and occupational physicians and the provision of safety and health advice to employers. The Decree applies in Greece the provisions of Directives 89/391/EEC (see CIS 89-1401) and 91/383/EEC (see CIS 92-6).
Efēmeris tēs Kubernēseos tēs Ellēnikēs Dēmokratias, 26 May 1999, No.102, p.1817-1826.

CIS 00-1576
Health and Safety Executive
Managing vehicle safety at the workplace
In the United Kingdom, there are approximately 70 fatalities and 1,000 major injuries each year in accidents involving vehicles at the workplace. These accidents usually involve being struck by moving vehicles or by objects falling from vehicles, falling from vehicles and being inside vehicles that have overturned. Aimed at employers, this booklet provides guidance on how to conduct a risk assessment of the safety of vehicles at the workplace. It includes a brief mention of employers' legal duties and contains a checklist for identifying hazards and assessing whether existing precautions are adequate.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Oct. 1999. 15p. Illus. 10 ref.

CIS 00-1568
Health and Safety Executive
Farm and estate forestry operations
This booklet provides general advice for farm and estate workers undertaking forestry work such as scrubland clearance, removal of dead or unwanted trees and small scale timber production. Topics covered include: general considerations; training; personal protective equipment; first aid; machinery; maintenance; scrub clearance; lopping of branches; tree felling; stump removal; sawing; handling techniques.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, May 1999. 15p. Illus. 3 ref.

CIS 00-1580 Ramos Carrillo C.
Ministerio de trabajo y asuntos sociales
Biological hazards among health care personnel - Prevention programmes
Riesgos biológicos en personal sanitario - Programas de prevención [in Spanish]
Topics: antibodies; bacterial diseases; biological hazards; chickenpox; health care personnel; health programmes; immunodeficiency syndrome; infectious hepatitis; influenza; legionellosis; manuals; medical supervision; risk factors; rubella; Spain; training material; tuberculosis; typhoid fever; vaccination; virus diseases.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1999. 51p. 21 ref.

CIS 00-1793 DePasquale J.P., Geller E.S.
Critical success factors for behavior-based safety: A study of twenty industry-wide applications
A perception survey of behaviour-based safety (BBS) administered to individual employees of 20 organizations measured a variety of variables previously identified to influence success of the process. The survey data showed five variables to be significantly predictive of employee involvement in a BBS process: perceptions that BBS training was effective; trust in management abilities; accountability for BBS through performance appraisals; whether or not one had received education in BBS; and tenure with the organization. Also, employees in organizations mandating employee participation in a BBS process reported significantly higher levels of involvement, trust in management, trust in coworkers, and satisfaction with BBS training than did employees whose process was completely voluntary.
Journal of Safety Research, Winter 1999, Vol.30, No.4, p.237-249. lllus. 41 ref.

CIS 00-1613 Kalimo K., Kautiainen H., Niskanen T., Niemi L.
"Eczema school" to improve compliance in an occupational dermatology clinic
From 1990 a trained nurse has been employed at the Department of Dermatology of a leading Finnish hospital to inform patients about skin care, allergen avoidance and skin protection. To find out the possible benefits of this patient education, a questionnaire was sent out to 540 patients who had been diagnosed with an occupational skin disease. 424 patients returned the questionnaire, 252 of whom had been examined before 1990 and 172 later. It appeared that when the diagnosis had been irritant contact dermatitis without allergens found, the prognosis was significantly better among those who had received this "extra education" and none had persistent dermatitis. Patients with contact allergy to metals or synthetic resins had also managed better, as compared to those who had received traditional treatment. Generally, the patients were satisfied with the additional extra information provided by the nurse.
Contact Dermatitis, Dec. 1999, Vol.41, No.6, p.315-319. 29 ref.

CIS 00-1266 Abderhalden R., Hofer H., Jacobs F., Rast H.
Special issue: Protection against cement-induced skin diseases
Numéro spécial: Protection contre les dermatoses provoquées par le ciment [in French]
Schutz vor Hautkrankheiten durch Zement [in German]
Protezione dalle malattie cutanee causate dal cemento [in Italian]
Eczema due to cement is one of the most frequent skin diseases in Switzerland among construction workers. Approximately 100 new cases are reported every year. Eczema due to cement can be classified into two main groups: toxico-irritant eczemas and allergic eczemas. Workers at risk are primarily masons, unskilled labourers and tilers whose skin is frequently in contact with mortar. Protective measures consist primarily in limiting contact with harmful substances, using products to protect the skin and washing hands carefully after work. When wearing gloves, cotton gloves with nitrile coating are to be preferred to leather gloves. Implementation of a skin protection plan at the company or the construction site allows taking into account individual conditions of the workplaces.
Bulletin du ciment, Mar. 1999, special issue, p.1-11 (whole issue). Illus. 5 ref.

CIS 00-1274 Check list - Acids and bases
Liste de contrôle - Acides et bases [in French]
Checkliste - Säuren und Laugen [in German]
Lista di controllo - Acidi e liscive [in Italian]
Check list of 20 safety measures for the handling and storage of acids and bases. Topics: acids; bases, alkalis; check lists; corrosive substances; personal protective equipment; plant safety organization; safe working methods; Switzerland; training manuals; training material.
Suva, Gesundheitsschutz, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, [1999?]. 4p. Illus.

CIS 00-1275 Check list - Storage of highly flammable liquids
Liste de contrôle - Stockage de liquides facilement inflammables [in French]
Checkliste - Lagern von leichtbrennbaren Flüssigkeiten [in German]
Lista di controllo - Stoccaggio di liquidi facilmente infiammabili [in Italian]
The purpose of this 20-item check list for the safe storage of highly flammable liquids is to highlight safety deficiencies and to facilitate the development and implementation of a plan of safety measures.
Suva, Gesundheitsschutz, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, [1999?]. 4p. Illus.

CIS 00-1277 Check list - Gas cylinders
Liste de contrôle - Bouteilles de gaz [in French]
Checkliste - Gasflaschen [in German]
Lista di controllo - Bombole di gas [in Italian]
The purpose of this 17-item check list for the safe use of gas cylinders is to highlight safety deficiencies in transport, storage, connecting, airtightness and workers' training.
Suva, Gesundheitsschutz, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, [1999?]. 4p. Illus.

CIS 00-1269 Magrini R.O.
Occupational safety in oxyacetylene welding
Segurança do trabalho na soldagem oxiacetilênica [in Portuguese]
Guidance to safe acetylene welding. Main topics covered: description of the oxyacetylene system; hazards due to the use of oxygen and acetylene; safety devices and requirements for their use; safe operation (preparing the equipment, igniting the blowpipe; welding; extinguishing the blowpipe; putting away the equipment; use of personal protective equipment).
Fundacentro, Rua Capote Valente 710, São Paulo, SP 05409-002, Brazil, 2nd ed., 1999. 70p. Illus. 23 ref.

CIS 00-1273 Prado Alves Filho J., Garcia Garcia E.
The worker's ABC - Accident prevention when using pesticides
Cartilha do trabalhador - Prevenção de acidentes no uso de agrotóxicos [in Portuguese]
This booklet aimed at agricultural workers gives basic guidance on how to avoid health hazards when using agricultural chemicals. Main topics covered: different classes of agricultural chemicals (insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, raticides, acaricides, nematocides); exposure routes (skin absorption, inhalation, ingestion); symptoms and action in the case of intoxication; safe handling of agricultural chemicals (personal protective equipment, recommendations for application); personal hygiene; label colours for different toxicological classes.
Fundacentro, Rua Capote Valente 710, São Paulo, SP 05409-002, Brazil, 1999. 12p. Illus.

CIS 00-1278 Publications catalogue '98 '99
Topics: catalogue; fire prevention; major hazards; safety literature; training manuals; training material; United Kingdom.
The Loss Prevention Council, Melrose Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 2B, United Kingdom, 1999. 28p. Illus.

CIS 00-1286 Indulski J.A., Boczkowski A.
Occupational health education in Poland: New needs, new requirements, new programmes
The modern work environment in Poland requires new approaches to the responsibilities of occupational health specialists to the organization and management of workers' health care and to general principles of the occupational health, including legislation. The new requirements in all three areas must be addressed in the design of new training programmes in occupational health. The growing interest in the quality of the training should be expressed in the activities aiming at the development of procedures to assess the effectiveness of the training. It seems also necessary to adopt the active learning approach intensifying acquisition and verification of knowledge and skills. This approach would also lead to deeper changes in the students' mentality and behaviour, e.g. to make them able to estimate their own and others' levels of professional competence or shape the personal system of professional values under the conditions of the free-market economy in health care services, entailing quality requirements for the services and competition among its providers.
International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, Jan.-Mar. 1999, Vol.12, No.1, p.3-13. 7 ref.

CIS 00-1003 Publications of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health - General catalogue 1999
Publicaciones del Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo - Catálogo general 1999 [in Spanish]
Topics: audiovisual material; catalogue; film catalogue; poster catalogue; safety and health institutions; safety literature; Spain; training material.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1999. 46p.

CIS 00-1176 Pavlovsky B., Dalichau S., Elliehausen H.J., Perrey R.M.
Effectiveness of work-related back posture training of apprentices in the construction industry
Nachweis der Wirksamkeit eines berufsbezogenen Rückentrainings für Auszubildende im Bauhandwerk [in German]
The effectiveness of apprentice training in ergonomic body postures in the building industry was investigated. The study participants comprised 63 apprentices who participated in a posture training programme and two groups of 43 and 39 apprentices who were trained in the traditional way. Muscular endurance of the arm according to Mattias were determined before and after the school year. In the trained group, a significant reduction of evasive movements of thoracic kyphosis, lumbar lordosis and pelvis was observed. A questionnaire on heath status, ergonomic knowledge and implementation at the workplace was also evaluated. The results confirm the success of the posture training programme in vocational schools.
Ergo-Med, Sep.-Oct. 1999, Vol.23, No.5, p.229-235. Illus. 22 ref.

CIS 00-983 Atkinson W.
Safety incentive programs: How to make them work
Safety incentive programmes can add value to the company's injury prevention efforts, but they should be viewed with a critical eye. Safety incentive programmes are part of workplace safety and health programmes, but should not be a substitute for them. They may also pressure employees not to report injuries for fear that by doing so, they will ruin the chances of their co-workers of winning the incentives. Two examples of successful safety incentive programmes are presented.
Occupational Hazards, Nov. 1999, Vol.61, No.11, p.85-88. Illus.

CIS 00-965
Health and Safety Executive
Diesel engine exhaust emissions
Topics: dermatitis; diesel engines; diesel oil; exhaust gases; exhaust ventilation; functional respiratory disorders; gas emission; health hazards; irritants; monitoring for air contamination; personal hygiene; responsibilities of employees; responsibilities of employers; safe working methods; training material; United Kingdom.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Feb. 1999. 8p.

CIS 00-959
Health and Safety Executive
Safety representatives and safety committees on offshore installations
Topics: employee rights; legal aspects; offshore oil extraction; plant safety organization; responsibilities of employers; role of management; role of supervisory staff; role of workers organizations; safety and health committees; training material; United Kingdom; workers participation.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Jan. 1999. 8p.

CIS 00-967
Health and Safety Executive
Reporting incidents of exposure to pesticides and veterinary medicines
Topics: agriculture and forestry; industrial physicians; legal aspects; legislation; notification of occupational accidents; pesticides; pharmaceutical products; responsibilities of employers; training material; United Kingdom; veterinary assistants; veterinary services.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Feb. 1999. 16p. Illus.

CIS 00-1002
Health and Safety Executive
HSE Books: Price list - Spring 1999
Topics: catalogue; occupational safety and health; safety literature; United Kingdom.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Mar. 1999. iv, 60p.

CIS 00-1098
Health and Safety Executive
COSHH: A brief guide to the regulations
This leaflet provides guidance on the main requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH, see CIS 00-620) 1999. It describes the seven steps required to comply with COSHH, namely: assess the risks to health; decide what precautions are needed; prevent or adequately control exposure; ensure that control measures are complied with; monitor exposure; carry out appropriate health surveillance; ensure that employees are properly informed, trained and supervised. (More detailed guidance on risk assessment is provided in CIS 00-961).
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 1999. 19p. 17 ref.

CIS 00-961
Health and Safety Executive
The technical basis for COSHH essentials: Easy steps to control chemicals
This booklet summarizes the technical basis of the generic risk assessment scheme used in the HSE guidance on easy steps to control chemicals under the 1999 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH, see CIS 00-620) of the United Kingdom. It is aimed at suppliers and users of chemicals, occupational hygienists and other specialists who require more detailed information than that provided in the basic guide (see CIS 00-1098). Contents include a description of the risk assessment scheme and information on how to use the basic guidance.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 1999. 20p. 9 ref. Price: GBP 10.00.

CIS 00-969
Health and Safety Executive
Ear protection: Employers' duties explained
This booklet highlights the responsibilities of employers for providing ear protecting for employees, with reference to the UK Noise at Work Regulations of 1989 (see CIS 90-21). Among the topics covered: types of ear protection; selecting the appropriate form of protection; informing employees and ensuring compliance.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 1999. 11p. Illus. 5 ref.

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