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2008

CIS 10-0175 Occupational safety and health in the Republic of Kazakhstan - National profile
Охрана труда в Республике Казахстан. Национальный обзор. [in Russian]
This report reviews the current situation regarding occupational safety and health (OSH) in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Contents: legal framework of the OSH system; technical documentation; mechanisms of shaping the national OSH policy; social partnership and coordination mechanisms; organization of the OSH system; state and dynamics of occupational accidents and diseases; regular measures and routine work in the field of OSH; strength and weaknesses of the national OSH management system; general conclusions from the national profile; legal framework and information resources (regulations, agreements, Internet, journals and other resources); methods for assessing statistical indicators; general information on the country.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2008. 137p. Illus. (en); 161p. Illus. (ru).
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/region/eurpro/moscow/areas/safety/docs/kz_ohsprof2_en.pdf [in English]
http://www.ilo.org/public/russian/region/eurpro/moscow/areas/safety/docs/kz_oshprof2_ru.pdf [in Russian]

CIS 09-1075 Kowalski-Trakofler K.M., Vaught C., Brnich M.J.
Expectations training for miners using self-contained self-rescuers in escapes from underground coal mines
NIOSH researchers conducted a study to investigate the human response issues related to wearing a self-contained self-rescuer (SCSR). The goal was to develop training to educate miners on what they could expect from their units during an escape. A survey was conducted among miners who had experience wearing SCSRs, equipment manufacturers and researchers. In addition, a literature review was conducted on human response under duress. This article describes the training programme, based on the findings of the survey and on current knowledge concerning normal human response in an emergency.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Oct. 2008, Vol.5, No.10, p.671-677. Illus. 19 ref.

CIS 09-518 Training of future engineers and managers
Former les futurs ingénieurs et managers [in French]
This issue is largely devoted to the proposals of an expert retained by the French Ministries of employment and of higher education on occupational safety and health training in universities and advanced learning institutions. It also presents several INRS publications and initiatives in various fields (emerging hazards, alcohol and drugs at work, wood dust, glycol ethers, standardization).
Réalité Prévention, Nov.-Dec. 2008, No.18, 4p. (whole issue). Illus. 7 ref.
http://www.inrs.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/Pdf%20ActuRealitePrevention18/$File/ActuRealitePrevention18.pdf [in French]

CIS 09-582 Peate W.F., Mullins J.
Disaster preparedness training for tribal leaders
This short report describes a training programme set up to ensure that Native American communities were adequately informed and trained to implement coordinated response plans for a range of potential public health emergencies on tribal lands and in surrounding communities. The commentary outlines how specific cultural aspects (including for example a public prayer by an elder during the training), respect for tribal sovereignty, presentation of historical examples of indigenous preparedness, and incorporation of tribal community networks were essential to the success of this programme.
Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, Jan. 2008, Vol.3, No.2, 5p. 3 ref.
http://www.occup-med.com/content/pdf/1745-6673-3-2.pdf [in English]

CIS 09-597 Kawakami T., Van V.N., Theu N.V., Khai T.T., Kogi K.
Participatory support to farmers in improving safety and health at work: Building WIND farmer volunteer networks in Viet Nam.
This article describes the implementation of the WIND (Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development) in the farming sector in Vietnam. From 2004 to 2007, 480 WIND volunteers trained 7922 farmers. The trained farmers implemented 28,508 improvements in materials handling, work posture, machine and electrical safety, working environments, control of hazardous chemicals and welfare facilities.
Industrial Health, Sep. 2008, Vol.46, No.5, p.455-462. Illus. 18 ref.
http://www.jniosh.go.jp/en/indu_hel/pdf/IH_46_5_455.pdf [in English]

CIS 09-258 Training and advisory visit (TAV) trainer's manual
This manual is a guide aimed at regional implementers and trainers in South-East Asian and Pacific countries responsible for delivering the core messages of the Labour Standards Enforcement Framework (LSEF) to small and microenterprises. It is organized around four modules: training and advisory visit (TAV) orientation course overview; providing just compensation and benefits; establishing a safe and healthy workplace; promoting a child labour free workplace.
International Labour Organization, Sub-Regional Office for South-East Asia and the Pacific, 19th Floor, Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Philippines, [2008?]. 89p. Illus.

CIS 09-369 Garages
Garages [in French]
Garages [in Dutch]
This folder consists of the guide for the participative identification of hazards (Dépistage participatif des risques, Déparis) adapted to garages. It contains the following documents: booklet presenting the SOBANE (screening, observation, analysis and expertise) strategy; leaflet inviting participants to attend a Déparis meeting; Déparis participative guide applied to garages containing 18 tables addressing various aspects of the job.
Service public fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale, rue Ernest Blerot 1, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2008. Folder containing several booklets and leaflets. Illus.
http://www.emploi.belgique.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=19732 [in French]
http://www.werk.belgie.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=19462 [in Dutch]

CIS 09-381 Cleaning sector
Secteur du nettoyage [in French]
Schoonmaaksector [in Dutch]
This folder consists of the guide for the participative identification of hazards (Dépistage participatif des risques, Déparis) adapted to the cleaning sector. It contains the following documents: booklet presenting the SOBANE (screening, observation, analysis and expertise) strategy; leaflet inviting participants to attend a Déparis meeting; Déparis participative guide applied to the cleaning sector containing 17 tables addressing various aspects of the job.
Service public fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale, rue Ernest Blerot 1, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2008. Folder containing several booklets and leaflets. Illus.
http://www.emploi.belgique.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=19766 [in French]
http://www.werk.belgie.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=19474 [in Dutch]

CIS 09-380 Teaching
Enseignement [in French]
Onderwijs [in Dutch]
This folder consists of the guide for the participative identification of hazards (Dépistage participatif des risques, Déparis) adapted to teaching. It contains the following documents: booklet presenting the SOBANE (screening, observation, analysis and expertise) strategy; leaflets inviting participants of different classes of employees to attend Déparis meetings and the corresponding Déparis participative guides applied to teaching; four Déparis participative guides applied to teaching; four companion checklists to the Déparis participative guides, aimed at apprentices in the woodworking, construction, health care and all other sectors; leaflet on the prevention of occupational hazards in teaching.
Service public fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale, rue Ernest Blerot 1, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2008. Folder containing several booklets and leaflets. Illus.
http://www.emploi.belgique.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=20178 [in French]
http://www.werk.belgie.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=20178 [in Dutch]

CIS 09-379 Health care sector
Secteur des soins de santé [in French]
Gezondheidszorgsector [in Dutch]
This folder consists of the guide for the participative identification of hazards (Dépistage participatif des risques, Déparis) adapted to the health care sector. It contains the following documents: booklet presenting the SOBANE (screening, observation, analysis and expertise) strategy; leaflet inviting participants to attend a Déparis meeting; Déparis participative guide applied to the health care sector containing 18 tables addressing various aspects of the job.
Service public fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale, rue Ernest Blerot 1, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2008. Folder containing several booklets and leaflets. Illus.
http://www.werk.belgie.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=19480 [in Dutch]
http://www.emploi.belgique.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=19778 [in French]

CIS 09-377 Day nurseries
Crèches [in French]
Kinderdagverblijven [in Dutch]
This folder consists of the guide for the participative identification of hazards (Dépistage participatif des risques, Déparis) adapted to day nurseries. It contains the following documents: booklet presenting the SOBANE (screening, observation, analysis and expertise) strategy; leaflet inviting participants to attend a Déparis meeting; Déparis participative guide applied to day nurseries containing 17 tables addressing various aspects of the job; leaflet presenting an available booklet on the prevention of backache in the infant care sector.
Service public fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale, rue Ernest Blerot 1, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2008. Folder containing several booklets and leaflets. Illus.
http://www.werk.belgie.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=19454 [in Dutch]
http://www.emploi.belgique.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=19710 [in French]

CIS 09-375 Pensioners' homes
Maisons de repos [in French]
Rusthuizen [in Dutch]
This folder consists of the guide for the participative identification of hazards (Dépistage participatif des risques, Déparis) adapted to pensioners' homes. It contains the following documents: booklet presenting the SOBANE (screening, observation, analysis and expertise) strategy; leaflet inviting participants to attend a Déparis meeting; Déparis participative guide applied to pensioners' homes, containing 17 tables addressing various aspects of the job.
Service public fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale, rue Ernest Blerot 1, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2008. Folder containing several booklets and leaflets. Illus.
http://www.emploi.belgique.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=19754 [in French]
http://www.werk.belgie.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=19468 [in Dutch]

CIS 09-374 Home care
Aide à domicile [in French]
Thuiszorg [in Dutch]
This folder consists of the guide for the participative identification of hazards (Dépistage participatif des risques, Déparis) adapted to the home care sector. It contains the following documents: booklet presenting the SOBANE (screening, observation, analysis and expertise) strategy; leaflet inviting participants to attend a Déparis meeting; Déparis participative guide applied to the home care sector containing 11 tables addressing various aspects of the job; companion checklist to the Déparis guide enabling the identification of specific hazards faced in the homes of persons benefiting from home care; leaflet presenting the PROXIMA project on conditions of work in the home care sector.
Service public fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale, rue Ernest Blerot 1, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2008. Folder containing several booklets and leaflets. Illus.
http://www.emploi.belgique.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=19680 [in French]
http://www.werk.belgie.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=19444 [in Dutch]

CIS 09-280 Sanz Herrero F., Pérez Alonso A., Nogareda Cuixart C., Hernández Esguevillas V., Hernández D., Rodrigo F., Iglesias P., Torres J.I., Pino P.T., Pascual C., Bestratén M., Iranzo Y.
European risk assessment campaign
Campaña europea sobre evaluación de riesgos [in Spanish]
Contents of this full issue devoted to the European risk assessment campaign: integrating hazard evaluation in the daily activities of enterprises; hazard evaluation in a Spanish construction firm; treatment and evaluation of psychosocial hazards; evaluation of hazards in work involving mechanical vibrations; survey on hazard evaluation in Spain; interview of the head of Spanish enterprise producing precision mechanical equipment; table listing the events taking place in Spain as part of the European risk assessment campaign; fact sheets on hazard evaluation (functions and responsibilities, key to healthy workplaces).
Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo, Oct. 2008, No.49, p.5-65 (whole issue). Illus. Bibl.ref.

CIS 09-442 The operating organization and the recruitment, training and qualification of personnel for research reactors
This safety guide provides recommendations on meeting the requirements on the operating organization and on personnel training and qualification for research reactors. It covers an example of operating organization for research reactor facilities, the recruitment process and qualification in terms of education, training and experience, programmes for initial and continuing training, the authorization process for those individuals having an immediate bearing on safety, and the processes for their re-qualification and re-authorization.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Wagramerstrasse 5, P.O. Box 100, 1400 Wien, Austria, 2008. 89p. Illus. 26 ref. Price: EUR 20.00.

CIS 09-270 Nieto H.A., Consiglio E., Itati Iñiguez M.J., Balladore F., Sapoznik M.M., Iriatti I., Fiorini A., Gilardi J.
Training of medical staff of trade unions of the city of Buenos Aires in working conditions and work environments
Formación de dirigentes gremiales médicos de la ciudad de Buenos Aires en condiciones y medio ambiente de trabajo [in Spanish]
This article presents the experience of the association of municipal physicians (Asociación de Médicos Municipales, AMM) of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, for teaching and training union delegates in occupational safety and health. It describes the planning, contents, schedule and activities of the training programme, together with its assessment.
Medicina y seguridad del trabajo, 4th quarter 2008, Vol.54, No.213, p.67-73. 8 ref.
http://scielo.isciii.es/pdf/mesetra/v54n213/original5.pdf [in Spanish]

CIS 09-105 Torp S.
How a health and safety management training program may improve the working environment in small- and medium-sized companies
The objective of this controlled intervention study was to investigate the effects of a two-year training programme in occupational safety and health (OSH) management for managers of small- and medium-sized companies. A total of 113 managers of motor vehicle repair garages participated in the training and another 113 garage managers served as a comparison group. The intervention involved participation by managers in four one-day OSH training seminars over a period of two years. The effects were measured using questionnaires sent before and after the intervention to the managers and blue-collar workers at the garages. The intervention group managers reported significantly greater improvement of their OSH management system than the managers in the comparison group.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Mar. 2008, Vol.50, No.3, p.263-271. 38 ref.

CIS 09-154 Sam K.G., Andrade H.H., Pradhan L., Pradhan A., Sones S.J., Rao P.G.M., Sudhakar C.
Effectiveness of an educational program to promote pesticide safety among pesticide handlers of South India
Pesticide poisoning is common in developing countries because farmers are often uninformed, illiterate and consider it impractical and expensive to use protective equipment, especially in tropical climates. This study evaluated the effectiveness of educational interventions among formers in areas having high occurrence of pesticide poisoning. Two villages in South India were selected for a public education program on safe handling of pesticides. Structured individualized training was provided to 74 pesticide handlers. Knowledge attitude and practice (KAP) questionnaire assessments were conducted at baseline, immediately after training and after one month of training. The intervention was found to significantly improve the KAP scores.
International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, May 2008, Vol.81, No.6, p.787-795. Illus. 21 ref.

CIS 09-60 Jensen L.K., Friche C.
Effect of training to implement new working methods to reduce knee strain in floor layers. A two-year follow-up
The aim of this follow-up study was to measure the effects of an implementation strategy consisting of information and training in the use of new tools and working-methods for the purpose of reducing knee strain and knee complaints in floor layers. Data were collected from 292 floor layers by means of questionnaires during the programme and two years later from 216 course participants and a control group of 454 floor layers not having received the training. Findings indicate that within a two-year perspective, the implementation strategy to introduce new working methods in the floor laying trade was effective. The number of floor layers using the new working-methods increased, while that of severe knee problems was reduced. Other findings are discussed.
Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Jan. 2008, Vol.65, No.1, p.20-27. Illus. 14 ref.

CIS 09-72 Kudo Y., Satoh T., Kido S., Ishibashi M., Miyajima E., Watanabe M., Miki T., Tsunoda M., Aizawa Y.
The degree of workers' use of annual health checkup results among Japanese workers
Japanese legislation obliges all workers to undergo annual health checkups in their workplaces. This study investigated type of information which improves workers' use of the results of their annual health checkups. It was carried out in the form of a questionnaire survey among 837 workers of a manufacturing plant. The main results are that it is important for occupational health staff to give workers practical advice on how to improve their lifestyle habits and to convey to them the effectiveness of preventive health behavior.
Industrial Health, May 2008, Vol.46, No.3, p.223-232. 21 ref.

CIS 09-24
Health and Safety Executive
Involving your workforce in health and safety - Good practice for all workplaces
This guide is primarily aimed at medium to large employers who need to consult and involve their employees on health and safety matters. Small businesses may find the good practice helpful, particularly the case studies. Employees, their health and safety representatives and trade unions may also find the guide useful. The guide concentrates on good practice based on the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977 (as amended, see CIS 77-1754), and the Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996 (as amended, see CIS 97-355).
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Oct. 2008. x, 30p. Illus. 11 ref. Price: GBP 10.95.

CIS 09-23
Health and Safety Executive
Consulting employees on health and safety - A brief guide to the law
Aimed at employers, this information booklet explains the importance of consulting employees, what such consultation involves and on how it should take place. Topics covered: what information should be available; how regulations are enforced; role of safety and health representatives; role of trade unions; resolving labour disputes. Replaces CIS 96-1608.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Oct. 2008. 10p. Illus. 8 ref.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg232.pdf [in English]

CIS 08-1493 Clarke S., Flitcroft C.
Effects of transformational leadership on perceived safety climate: A longitudinal study
Transformational leadership consists of leading by example and motivating employees. Previous research has emphasised the importance of transformational leadership style in relation to occupational safety. However, much existing empirical evidence has been drawn from cross-sectional data, which does not allow causal interpretation of this relationship. The longitudinal study reported in this article involved a sample of 14 SMEs in North West England. Data were collected by means of questionnaires before and after a five-month safety training intervention. A significant lagged effect of transformational leadership style on employees' perceived safety climate was observed. In particular, the importance of motivation is highlighted. Practical implications for the design of safety interventions are discussed, and avenues for further research are proposed.
Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand, June 2008, Vol.24, No.3, p.237-247. 46 ref.

CIS 08-1421 Tsukada T., Sakakibara H.
A trail [sic] of individual education for hearing protection with an instrument that measures the noise attenuation effect of wearing earplugs
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of individual training of workers, using an instrument to quantitatively evaluate the noise attenuation gained with the use of earplugs, on the use of hearing protection devices. The subjects were 68 male workers exposed to noise of above 80dB(A) at an electronic parts manufacturer in Japan. They received group instruction on the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss, and individual education on the proper use of earplugs. Two months after the training, the prevalence of the regular use of hearing protectors among workers in loud working environments increased from 46% to 66%. The results suggest that individual training is an effective means to increase both the usage rate and the proper use of hearing protection devices.
Industrial Health, July 2008, Vol.46, No.4, p.393-396. 11 ref.
http://www.jniosh.go.jp/en/indu_hel/pdf/IH_46_4_393.pdf [in English]

CIS 08-1030 Teixidó i Campàs P.
Refresher training in occupational safety and health: Professionalization
Educación continuada en prevención: la profesionalización [in Spanish]
A process for the ongoing occupational safety and health training of the working population (professionalization) is presented. Its aim is to supply the labour market with a workforce having the required competence and offering the necessary guarantees in this field. The roles of the various parties involved (mutual accident insurance institutions, labour unions, employers' organizations and vocational training institutions) are discussed.
Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo, Mar. 2008, No.46, p.20-26. Illus. 8 ref.

CIS 08-1078 Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: Prevention report
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common work-related problem in Europe, with 25% of the EU-27 workers report suffering from backache and 23% complaining about muscular pains. First, there are preventive steps that have to be taken. But for workers who already have MSDs, the challenge is to maintain their employability, keep them working and, if necessary, reintegrate them into the workplace. The aim of this report was to evaluate the effectiveness of various interventions at the workplace and to provide practical examples with respect to successful prevention of MSDs. It focuses mainly on the developments that have taken place since the previous European MSDs Campaign in 2000.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2008. 105p. Illus. 19 ref. Price: EUR 25.00. Downloadable version free of charge
http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/reports/TE8107132ENC [in English]

CIS 08-911 Safety and health in the use of agrochemicals: A guide
Agrohimikattardy koldonuudagy ėmgektin koopsuzdugu žana gigienasy: koldonmo [in Kirghiz]
Arabic and Kirghiz translations of a the training manual analysed under CIS 91-792. Contents: safety and health aspects (how dangerous substances enter the body, classification, labelling and identification, safe handling and use, disposal of waste, operational control and use of personal protective equipment); poisoning by agrochemicals, its management and emergency responses (types and symptoms of poisoning and injury, first-aid treatment, role of poison information centres, effects of temperature and fire emergencies); roles and responsibilities of manufacturers, government agencies, retailers, employers, workers and the public; education and training; case histories illustrating accidents resulting from improper use of agrochemicals in developing countries.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2006. 81p. Illus. 34 ref. (ar); 101p. Illus. 34 ref. (ky).

CIS 08-807 My life, my work, my safe work - Managing risk in the work environment
Wode shenghuo, wode gongzuo, wode gongzuo anquan [in Chinese]
Ma vie, mon travail, mon travail en sécurité - Gestion du risque en milieu de travail [in French]
Mi vida, mi trabajo, mi trabajo en seguridad - Gestión del riesgo en el medio laboral [in Spanish]
The World Day for Safety and Health at Work was created in order to promote safe, healthy and decent work around the world. Tripartite events took place world wide, and a number of products were published, including this booklet, to support these efforts. People everywhere are exposed to safety and health risks from their work. The ILO estimates that some 6,000 workers die each day worldwide as a result of work-related accidents or illness. And occupationally related deaths appear to be on the rise. Moreover, it is estimated that 270 million non-fatal work-related accidents occur each year (each resulting in at least three days' absence from work) as well as 160 million new cases of work-related diseases. The total cost of such accidents and ill health have been estimated by the ILO to equal four percent of global GDP, or more than 20 times the global amount of official development assistance.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2008. 11p. Illus.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/region/asro/beijing/download/report_oshday08.pdf [in Chinese]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/worldday/products08/report_08ar.pdf [in Arabic]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/worldday/products08/report_08.pdf [in English]
http://www.ilo.org/public/spanish/protection/safework/worldday/products08/report_08.pdf [in Spanish]
http://www.ilo.org/public/french/protection/safework/worldday/products08/report_08.pdf [in French]

CIS 08-838 Torres K.
Getting the most out of your AEDs
Automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) are becoming more prevalent in workplace settings. In cases of sudden cardiac arrest, quick access to an AED unit and cardiopulmonary resuscitation is critical for survival. According to OSHA, there are 220,000 victims of sudden cardiac arrest each year in the United States, and about 10,000 of these cardiac events occur at work. Taking no action while waiting for emergency medical personnel to arrive results in a 7% rate of survival, However, studies examining survival rates following immediate defibrillation by use of an AED unit show up to 60% survival rate. This article emphasizes the importance of training for AEDs to be used effectively, and includes the main points of an AED training programme.
Occupational Hazards, Apr. 2008, No.31, p.49-51. Illus.

CIS 08-899 Bruck L.
Confined space safety and rescue: Challenges and lessons learned
A confined space is a volume that is large enough for an employee to enter and perform work, but has limited or restricted means of entry and exit and is not designed for continuous human occupancy. Confined space rescues account for a disproportionate number of fatalities suffered not only by rescue personnel, but also among bystanders and co-workers who make valiant, and often futile, efforts to bring victims to safety. Atmospheric hazards (oxygen deficiency, oxygen enrichment, flammable gases or vapors and toxic gases or vapors) are responsible for more than half of all confined space fatalities. Oxygen deficiency is the most frequently encountered of the atmospheric hazards, followed by the potential for explosion or burn-related fatality and by fatality due to toxic atmospheres. This article emphasizes the key importance of proper respiratory protection, monitoring and training for preventing fatalities associated with confined space rescue.
Occupational Hazards, Apr. 2008, No.31, p.29-31. Illus. 7 ref.

CIS 08-867 Walter L.
OSHA 10-hour training diary
This article consists of the account of a participant in a two-day course structured to address fundamental OSHA standards, policies and procedures for a range of construction-related safety topics including personal protective equipment, fall hazards, excavation end electrical safety.
Occupational Hazards, Mar. 2008, No.31, p.31-35. Illus.

CIS 08-774 Vaught C., Mallett L.G.
Guidelines for the development of a new miner training curriculum
This report is intended to help mine safety trainers better prepare to teach new underground coal miners who are entering the industry. The traditional approach is based on the use of a syllabus. Those using a syllabus are more likely to rely on lecturing or direct instruction. This is a good way to get across factual information, but does not provide a context within which miners can fit the discrete facts so that they form an integrated whole set of concepts, principles, and skills. An alternative approach to new miner training is to develop a curriculum, which may be defined as a plan of instruction that details what students are to know, how they are to learn it, what the teacher's role is, and the context in which learning and teaching will take place. A curriculum-based training will be more likely to help miners integrate concepts and skills that give them an overall picture of the complex mining environment and how they fit into the workplace.
Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Jan. 2008. 25p. 23 ref.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/pubs/pdfs/2008-105.pdf [in English]

CIS 08-959
Health and Safety Executive
PUWER 1998 - Provision and use of work equipment regulations 1998: Open learning guidance
This revised edition of the guidance to the PUWER 98 Regulations (see CIS 99-1429) that deal with work equipment and machinery contains updated contact details and literature references. For each regulation, this guidance contains the key points, the full text of the regulation, a main commentary, case studies, key terms, practical tasks to help understand the scope of the regulation and adapt it to the users' environment, and self-assessment questions. It is intended to be used by labour inspectors, enforcement officers, safety and health professionals providing services to medium to large companies, training personnel and legal professionals. Replaces 00-77.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., Feb. 2008. iv, 76p. Illus. 25 ref. Price: GBP 16.50.

CIS 08-778
Health and Safety Executive
Asbestos essentials: A task manual for building, maintenance and allied trades on non-licensed asbestos work
This manual is aimed at workers in the construction, maintenance, refurbishment and related trades, who are most likely to come into contact with asbestos-containing materials in their work. It will help these workers identify the risks of specific tasks. As well as helping safeguard workers' health, this manual will allow small businesses, subcontractors and the self-employed comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. Contents: task sheets with illustrations and step-by-step guidance; equipment and method sheets, with guidance for using the right tools for the job; decision support flow chart on whether to carry out the work or use an HSE licensed contractor; an "asbestos house" showing some of the most common places where asbestos is likely to be found. Replaces CIS 01-1014.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., Feb. 2008. vi, 139p. Illus. Price: GBP 12.95.

CIS 08-935 Trabeau M., Neitzel R., Meischke H., Daniell W.E., Seixas N.S.
A comparison of "train-the-trainer" and expert training modalities for hearing protection use in construction
This study compared the effectiveness of noise induced hearing loss prevention training programmes delivered using "Train-the-Trainer" and expert trainer modalities. Participating construction companies were assigned to one of the two modalities. The effectiveness of the modalities was assessed through the use of surveys. The accuracy of self-reported hearing protection device use was also evaluated through on-site observation. Post-training scores for hearing conservation knowledge, perceived barriers, and current and intended future use of hearing protection devices improved significantly for both training modalities. The effectiveness of the training was not found to be dependent on training modality. Other findings are discussed.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Feb. 2008, Vol.51, No.2, p.130-137. 13 ref.

CIS 08-934 Neitzel R., Meischke H., Daniell W., Trabeau M., Somers S., Seixas N.S.
Development and pilot test of hearing conservation training for construction workers
Hearing conservation efforts in construction frequently rely on use of hearing protection devices (HPDs): however, training on HPDs is often not provided, and usage rates remain low. In this study, a hearing conservation training program was developed and tested. Programme contents and delivery methods were selected to optimize the effectiveness and flexibility of the training. Evaluation measures selected to assess training-related changes in self-reported HPD use included noise dosimetry and a survey concerning workers beliefs and attitudes towards HPDs and their use. The training program was tested on a construction site. Complete assessment data were available for 23 workers. The percent of time when hearing protection was used during noise levels above 85dB(A) nearly doubled post-training.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Feb. 2008, Vol.51, No.2, p.120-129. Illus. 36 ref.

CIS 08-524 Got everything covered?
This poster provides practical tips to protect workers from the hazards of isocyanate exposure during spray-on truck bedliner applications. These tips include wearing a supplied-air respirator, using shields with peel-off visors, wearing chemical resistant protective clothing and gloves, ensuring that the ventilation system is operating correctly, washing hands and face after each spraying and consulting a doctor in case of shortness of breath or skin irritation.
Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Jan. 2008. 1p. Illus.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2008-109/pdfs/2008-109.pdf [in English]

2007

CIS 10-0156 OSH-WIND Philippines
This training manual on the ILO WIND (Work improvement in Neighbourhood Development) aimed at agrarian communities in the Philippines contains a variety of information, education and communication materials, including flipcharts, comic strips, posters, booklets and presentations. Originally aimed at rice farmers, the programme has been extended to include other crops (banana, coconut and sugarcane).
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2007. Binder containing a collection of documents. Approx. 140 p. Illus.

CIS 09-378 Services sector
Secteur tertiaire [in French]
Tertiaire sector [in Dutch]
This folder consists of the guide for the participative identification of hazards (Dépistage participatif des risques, Déparis) adapted to the services sector. It contains the following documents: booklet presenting the SOBANE (screening, observation, analysis and expertise) strategy; leaflet inviting participants to attend a Déparis meeting; Déparis participative guide applied to the services sector containing 16 tables addressing various aspects of the job.
Service public fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale, rue Ernest Blerot 1, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2007. Folder containing several booklets and leaflets. Illus.
http://www.werk.belgie.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=19486 [in Dutch]
http://www.emploi.belgique.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=19786 [in French]

CIS 09-376 Telework from home
Télétravail à domicile [in French]
Telethuiswerk [in Dutch]
This folder consists of the guide for the participative identification of hazards (Dépistage participatif des risques, Déparis) adapted to the services sectors in which workers are engaged in teleworking from their home. It contains the following documents: booklet presenting the SOBANE (screening, observation, analysis and expertise) strategy; leaflet inviting participants to attend a Déparis meeting; Déparis participative guide applied to teleworking from home, containing 16 tables addressing 16 aspects of this type of work; companion checklist to the Déparis guide enabling the teleworkers to take into account the conditions of working from their homes; leaflet available booklets on the topic of teleworking.
Service public fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale, rue Ernest Blerot 1, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2007. Folder containing several booklets and leaflets. Illus.
http://www.emploi.belgique.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=19252 [in French]
/http://www.werk.belgie.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=19252 [in Dutch]

CIS 08-1473 Haslam C., Clemes S., McDermott H., Shaw K., Williams C., Haslam R.
Health and Safety Executive
Manual handling training: Investigation of current practices and development of guidelines
This report presents findings of a systematic literature review, telephone survey and expert panels undertaken to determine what constitutes effective manual handling training. There was evidence that principles learnt during training are not applied in the workplace. Strength and flexibility training appears potentially beneficial, however further research is needed to determine whether it has long term benefits in terms of injury reduction. There was no evidence for the effectiveness of back schools in preventing low back pain. Ergonomics interventions that include risk assessment, observation of workers, tailored training and task/equipment redesign have been shown to be beneficial in the literature. The expert panels reviewed the literature and telephone survey findings, and the discussions were used to generate and refine a set of guiding principles for effective manual handling training.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. vi, 159p. Illus. Approx. 130 ref.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr583.pdf [in English]

CIS 08-1326 Hillier J.
Health and Safety Executive
HSE Better Backs 2006: Worker involvement evaluation - Research with Unite Amicus safety representatives
This report presents the findings of a project aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of trade union safety representatives in delivering HSE campaigns in the workplace. It analyses the results of a campaign on the prevention of backaches, which involved both quantitative and qualitative research techniques. There was strong evidence that promoting HSE initiatives via union-managed training courses is an effective way of enabling and encouraging representatives to take action in the workplace. The research also highlighted the range of variables that impact the extent to which representatives took action and the extent to which their actions impacted on the wider workplace. In particular, representatives were exposed to new ideas on how to manage the risks of back injury.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. ii, 71p. Illus.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr581.pdf [in English]

CIS 08-1451 Oliver S., Brown R., Bassett C.
Health and Safety Executive
HSE "Height Aware" campaign evaluation
In 2006, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) ran a nationally co-ordinated publicity, education and inspection campaign about the risks of working at height. The campaign objectives were to increase awareness of targeted workers and employers of the risks even when working at low height, and to influence attitudes and behaviour to working at height. The evaluation of the campaign comprised quantitative surveys among persons working at height and their employers, together with job observations. Findings are reviewed with respect to attitudes to working at height, awareness of the media campaign, views concerning the media campaign, inspections, raising awareness and changing behaviour.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. 142p. Illus.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr572.pdf [in English]

CIS 08-1098 Tyers C., Sinclair A., Lucy D., Cowling M., Gordon-Dseagu V., Rick J.
Health and Safety Executive
Constructing Better Health: Final evaluation report
The "Constructing Better Health" campaign aimed to raise awareness of occupational health issues within the construction industry, as well as to test a model of delivery so that learning points could be used in the design of any national scheme. The pilot test was carried out in Leicestershire from October 2004 to June 2006. This report investigates both the process and the impact of the pilot. Data were collected by means of questionnaires and interviews, and include reactions of employers and workers, awareness of occupational health issues, health management procedures, levels of accidents and days lost due to ill-health.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. xii, 226p. Illus.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr565.pdf [in English]

CIS 08-1193 Ford P., Pepper K., Reiger P.
Health and Safety Executive
Watch Your Step campaign evaluation: Qualitative research
A major campaign was run by the HSE in October 2005, aimed at raising awareness of slip and trip accidents and to encourage both employers and employees to take action to prevent them. This report covers a qualitative follow-up evaluation study conducted between May and July 2006, which comprised interviews with duty holders and employees. The key objectives of this study were to understand whether the campaign had prompted behavioural changes, and if yes, to understand the extent of these changes. The research also served to explore perceptions of the campaign among the various parties concerned in order to identify possible improvements to future campaigns.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. iv, 63p. Illus.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr563.pdf [in English]

CIS 08-1138 Sinclair A., Gifford J., Hunt W., Bust P., Gibb A.
Health and Safety Executive
Cascading messages through others: The effect on awareness of, and compliance with the Duty to Manage Asbestos Regulations
This report presents the findings of a research project aimed at exploring the impact of a HSE awareness campaign on asbestos regulations. This initiative was launched in 2002, and was designed to educate and inform responsible persons on the Duty to Manage Asbestos Regulations in non-domestic premises. Information is communicated via HSE partners, who have been encouraged to put on training events with the support of HSE-designed training materials.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. xi, 115p.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr559.pdf [in English]

CIS 08-1201 Powell S.
Health and Safety Executive
Evaluation of the HSE slips and trips roadshows
This survey consisted of 102 interviews with persons who had attended an HSE slips and trips road show. The objectives of the survey were to establish the extent to which participants implemented changes to reduce risk levels since attending the road show, to better understand barriers that participants have faced in trying to make changes and to explore how else the HSE could support work to reduce risk levels. Overall, the road shows were found to be an effective way of raising awareness of slips and trips in workplaces. Other findings are discussed.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. vi, 30p. 1 ref.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr557.pdf [in English]

CIS 08-1189 Noble J., Print J., Ford P., Pepper K., Reiger P.
Health and Safety Executive
'Watch your step': A promotional campaign including workplace inspections
This report provides the findings of an evaluation of HSE's "Watch Your Step" promotional and inspection campaign on the prevention of slips and trips, which was run in Great Britain between October 2005 and March 2006. It investigates all aspects of the campaign, from planning to delivery, and provides analysis of those aspects of the campaign which worked well and those that worked less well. Recommendations to assist with future campaigns of this type and for future work on slips and trips are also provided.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. iv, 61p. Illus.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr548.pdf [in English]

CIS 08-1076 Eransus Izquierdo J., Díez de Ulzurrun Sagala M., Garasa Jiménez A.
Preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs): A priority in Navarre
Vorbeugung von Muskel- und Skelett-Erkrankungen - Priorität in Navarra [in German]
Prévention des troubles musculo-squelettiques (TMS): une priorité en Navarre [in French]
Prevención de los trastornos musculoesqueléticos. Una prioridad en la acción preventiva en la comunidad autónoma de Navarra [in Spanish]
Manual load handling, working in prolonged and/or awkward postures and repetitive movements are common risk factors in companies in the Navarre region of Spain. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are therefore a priority occupational health concern. This article presents the main findings of a survey on working conditions and MSDs in the Spanish region of Navarra, together with the key elements of the plan for the prevention of MSDs in the region.
Magazine - European Agency for Safety and Health at Work / Agence européenne pour la sécurité et la santé au travail, 2007, No.10, p.15-19. Illus.
http://osha.europa.eu/es/publications/magazine/10 [in Spanish]
http://osha.europa.eu/de/publications/magazine/10 [in German]
http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/magazine/10 [in English]
http://osha.europa.eu/fr/publications/magazine/10 [in French]

CIS 08-812 Occupational safety and health - ILO sources of information
ES/Salud y seguridad en el trabajo: fuentes de información OIT [in Spanish]
Catalogue of ILO publications in Spanish on occupational safety and health. Each reference is cited with its source and a short summary of its contents.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, Apr. 2007. iv, 36p. Illus
http://www.cinterfor.org.uy/public/spanish/region/ampro/cinterfor/newsroom/resenas/2007/seg_sbib.pdf [in Spanish]

CIS 08-773 Acuña Esquivel C.R., Forastieri V.
Work improvement in neighbourhood development - Training programme on occupational safety, health and working conditions on small farms
Mejores trabajos para el desarrollo comunitario - Programa de formación en seguridad, salud y condiciones de trabajo en la pequeña producción agrícola [in Spanish]
Aimed at small farms in Central America, this manual proposes solutions for improving working conditions. It was edited within the framework of the WIND (Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development) programme. Six main themes are reviewed: materials handling and storage; design of tools and workplaces; safety when using machinery; work environment and control of dangerous substances; worker welfare facilities; work organization. The 52 aspects analysed are addressed according to a common format: advantages for workers; possible improvements; promoting cooperation; additional suggestions; points to keep in mind. A checklist allows workers to verify the current situation with respect to each question and to propose improvements. A CD-ROM containing the manual in PDF format is included.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2007. 130p. Illus. + CD-ROM.
http://portal.oit.or.cr//dmdocuments/sst/wind.pdf [in Spanish]

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