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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. [in Spanish]

CIS 08-771 Training - Occupational safety and health
Formation - Santé et sécurité au travail [in French]
Available INRS training programmes are mostly aimed at occupational physicians, persons responsible for safety and health within the enterprise, and safety and health trainers. The catalogue of programmes proposed for 2008 is divided into five sections: occupational safety and health organization and management; approaches, methods and tools; specific hazards; specific sectors of activity; training of trainers. Within each section, two types of programmes are proposed, focused either on knowledge acquisition or on the development of professional skills.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Aug. 2007. 88p. Illus.

CIS 08-775 Interim mission 3D - More dialogue, less accidents
Intérim Mission 3D - Plus de dialogue, moins d'accidents [in French]
Interim Mission 3D is a video game that allows players to move in three dimensions in computer-generated settings describing four sectors of activity: warehouses, garbage collection, cleaning in the food industry and construction industry. The scenarios highlight the importance of dialogue. Players can successively adopt the role of a temporary worker, a temporary work agency employee and a temporary worker employer. The aim of the game is to avoid accidents.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2007. Video game for PC-Windows. Requires installation. Price: EUR 50.00.

CIS 08-770 Inventory - Sixty years of INRS films
Inventaires - 60 ans de films à l'INRS [in French]
Audiovisual historical recount of the 60 years' of experience of the INRS in producing and disseminating films on occupational safety and health.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2007. DVD containing video files readable on a DVD player, or on PC-Windows or Mackintosh equipped with a DVD-ROM player. 29min.

CIS 08-563
Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften (HVBG)
Complete database of accident prevention directives of the German Mutual Occupational Accident Insurance Association on CD-ROM
BGVR Gesamtausgabe [in German]
This CD-ROM contains the full text of German safety and health directives, technical rules and other German occupational safety and health guidance documents published by the Mutual Accident Insurance Associations. For the previous edition, see CIS 05-678.
Carl Heymanns Verlag KG, Luxemburgerstrasse 449, 50939 Köln, Germany, 38th ed., 2007. CD-ROM.

CIS 08-525 Why wear gloves and how to get rid of contaminated gloves
Pourquoi porter des gants et comment ôter les gants souillés [in French]
Comic strip giving advice on wearing and removing single-use and re-usable protective gloves.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Sep. 2007. 4p. Illus. Price: EUR 2.00. Downloadable version free of charge.$FILE/ed883.pdf [in French]

CIS 08-513
Programa de economía del trabajo
Role of the joint committee for occupational hygiene and safety
Las funciones del comité paritario de higiene y seguridad [in Spanish]
This educational booklet describes the various tasks that are incumbent upon the joint committee for occupational hygiene and safety: functions ascribed by law; monitoring of working conditions and of compliance with preventive measures; surveillance; follow-up of occupational accident and disease files; occupational safety and health advisory and training services for workers; jury function in cases of accidents due to workers' negligence; compilation of occupational accident and disease statistics; differences between the joint committee and workers' organizations.
Instituto Laboral Andino (ILA), Av. Paseo de la República 3832 - Oficina 502, Lima 2, Peru, [2007?]. 40p. Illus. [in Spanish]

CIS 08-343 Guenoun P., Montagnon C., Plawner M., Rodriguez J.P., Siano B., Carpentier D.
Refresher training for occupational physicians - Study of needs and future outlook
La formation continue des médecins du travail - Etude des besoins et perspectives [in French]
In order to respond to new requirements concerning the prevention of occupational hazards and to adapt its refresher training programmes for occupational physicians, the INRS carried out a survey in 2006. It involved analyses of documents, together with interviews of occupational physicians working in a variety of environments (hospitals, ministries, mutual insurance institutions, occupational health services serving several enterprises or a single large enterprise, training institutions). The survey made it possible to identify needs, preferred modes of delivering of the teaching, collaborations and typical refresher training programmes for new or experienced occupational physicians.
Documents pour le médecin du travail, 3rd Quarter 2007, No.111, p.365-382. Illus.$File/TF163.pdf [in French]

CIS 08-261 Accidents and lessons learned
Hawadeth wa Durus [in Arabic]
Folder containing a leaflet presenting the Occupational Safety Section of the Kingdom of Bahrain and a booklet describing various occupational accidents. In each case, the accident descriptions are followed by the causes and the lessons learned. The following accidents are described: bursting tire; trench collapse; clothing entanglement; fall from a hoist; truck overturning; collapse of a concrete pump arm; arm being caught in a cogwheel; explosion of a barrel containing residues of flammable chemicals; scaffold collapse; crushing by a moving shovel truck; electric shock; misuse of hoisting equipment.
Kingdom of Bahrain, Ministry of labour, Directorate of Labour Relations, P.O.Box 32333, Manama, Bahrain, [ca. 2007]. Folder containing a leaflet presenting the Occupational Safety Section (5p.) and a booklet describing various occupational accidents (14p. Illus.).

CIS 08-355 Abecassis P., Beaumont N., Bediot G., Comode P., Ferry P., Incorvaïa A.M., de Jesus B.S., Lafon D., Lagoutte C., Leterrier J.M., Revon M.C., Seneque B.
Evaluation and prevention of occupational hazards among security guards
Evaluation et prévention des risques chez les agents de sécurité [in French]
This article reviews the occupational hazards faced by security guards. Following a general description of the job, it goes on to describe some specific activities in more detail: watching shops or warehouses, night clubs, shopping centres, buildings, factories and other sites or premises, at night, with a dog or by car. The various hazards are described, together with the proposed prevention measures. An interview guide aimed at occupational physicians is included as an appendix.
Documents pour le médecin du travail, Mar. 2007, No.109, p.15-35. Illus. 9 ref.$File/TC113.pdf [in French]

CIS 08-136 Welcoming and integrating new employees
Accueillir et intégrer un nouvel embauché [in French]
A too hasty induction of new employees leaves neither time nor the means for the workers to integrate, possibly leading to occupational accidents or diseases. Training of new employees in order to enable them to better understand all aspects of their tasks allows to both reduce the risks and to improve the quality at work. Induction training is a process that needs advance planning and that takes time, but that brings sustainable benefits for both the enterprise and its employees. This web-based information pack on the integration of new employees discusses the vulnerabilities of new and young workers, responsibilities of employers and the advantages for the enterprise of a successful induction.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2007. Internet document (HTML format). Illus. 11 ref.$FILE/print.html [in French]

CIS 07-1269 Cooling R.
Tailor made
This article discusses how to design and deliver a tailor-made safety and health training programme. The steps include identifying needs, establishing the aims and objectives, addressing the content, delivering the training and evaluating the programme.
Safety and Health Practitioner, Jan. 2007, Vol.25, No.1, p.48-50. Illus. 8 ref.

CIS 07-1289
Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften (HVBG)
Complete database of accident prevention directives of the German Mutual Occupational Accident Insurance Association on CD-ROM
BGVR Gesamtausgabe [in German]
This CD-ROM contains the full text of German safety and health directives, technical rules and other German occupational safety and health guidance documents published by the Mutual Accident Insurance Associations. For the previous edition, see CIS 05-678.
Carl Heymanns Verlag KG, Luxemburgerstrasse 449, 50939 Köln, Germany, 37th ed., 2007. CD-ROM.

CIS 07-1009 Pletscher C., Liechti B.
Lead and occupational hazards
Gesundheitliche Gefährdung am Arbeitsplatz durch Blei [in German]
Plomb et risques professionnels [in French]
This information note can be used as a training manual on the hazards of long-term exposure to low concentrations of lead. It is primarily aimed at occupational physicians. Main topics covered: sources of exposure; intake, distribution, elimination and toxic effects; health hazards; determination in air and exposure tests; medical supervision; technical and organizational measures; personal hygiene; legal aspects in Switzerland. Update of document abstracted under CIS 90-1855.
Suva, Caisse nationale suisse d'assurance en cas d'accidents, Case postale 6002, Lucerne, Switzerland, 6th ed., 2007. 35p. Illus. 39 ref.

CIS 07-1010
Health and Safety Executive
The Work at Height Regulations 2005 (as amended): A brief guide
This booklet provides guidance for employers, the self-employed and anyone who works at height on how to comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005, as amended by the Work at Height (Amendment) Regulations 2007. It describes the scope of the Regulations and when they apply and summarises the responsibilities of duty holders: planning of work, worker training, selection of equipment and protective measures, safety inspections, safety of workers near fragile surfaces, protection against falling objects. Replaces CIS 06-1047.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. 11p. 4 ref. [in English]

CIS 07-1100 National code of practice for induction for construction work
This Code of Practice (based on the National Standard for Construction Work, see CIS 06-1385) provides guidance to persons working in the general and residential construction sectors on the types of induction training that may be needed to provide construction workers with an awareness and understanding of common hazards on construction sites and how they should be managed.
Australian Safety and Compensation Council, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, Loc 64N1, GPO Box 9879, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia, 2007. iii, 25p. Illus. [in English]

CIS 07-347 Holder M., O'Brien T.
Protest and survive, the U.K. Construction Safety Campaign: A case study of workers' and victims' family action and legal and regulatory inaction on construction health and safety
The U.K. Construction Safety Campaign, based on grass-roots rank-and-file trade union activity, has both a domestic agenda and a wider sphere with regard to international developments. Using organized protests and media exposure to achieve its ends, the Campaign has contributed substantially to reducing injuries and fatalities in the U.K. construction industry, as well as achieving some justice for victims of the industry's neglect of safe management practices.
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, Jan.-Mar. 2007, Vol.13, No.1, p.27-31. Illus. 4 ref. [in English]

CIS 07-257 Rüegsegger R.
Napo in: Good start! The first day at the new workplace - Information and advice for the presentation
Napo dans: Bon départ! Le premier jour sur le nouveau lieu de travail - Informations et conseils pour la présentation [in French]
Napo in: Starte sicher! Der erste Tag am neuen Arbeitsplatz - Infos und Tipps für die Vorführung [in German]
Napo in: Chi ben comincia ...lavora in sicurezza! Il primo giorno nel nuovo posto di lavoro - Informazioni e consigli utili per la proiezione [in Italian]
This booklet is aimed at persons responsible for safety and health within the enterprise and provides guidance on the presentation of a film on the importance of safety to newly-hired workers. The film contains only images, sounds and music, and may be understood in any language. In order to improve the retention of information and reinforce the effectiveness to the training, the presenter can choose to further develop certain topics covered in the film, using additional information cited in the document.
Suva, Gesundheitsschutz, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, no date. 15p. Illus.


CIS 11-0198 Radon K., Kolb S., Reichert J., Baumeister T., Fuchs R., Hege I., Praml G., Fischer M., Nowak D.
Case-based e-learning in occupational medicine - The NetWoRM project in Germany
The aim of the NetWoRM Project is the development, evaluation and implementation of a case-based e-learning tool for occupational medicine to increase knowledge in clinical aspects of occupational medicine. To date, 19 e-learning cases have been developed. Cases were validated by two experts and evaluated by users. This article presents the results of the user evaluations at three German medical schools. Of 557 medical students registered for the online course, 377 answered the online evaluation form. Depending on the case, the median time spent on a case ranged from 25-43 minutes. The level of knowledge required to work on the cases was rated high. This was supported by the fact that on median only 47-71% of the questions were answered correctly. Cases focusing on occupational health problems such as needle stick injuries were rated highest. Students enjoyed working on e-learning cases as a complement to traditional teaching.
AAEM - Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine, 2006, Vol.13, No.1, p.93-98. Illus. 14 ref.
Case-based_e-learning.pdf [in English]

CIS 09-678 Reidenbach H.D., Hofmann J., Dolllinger K., Ott G.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Human aversion response against visible laser radiation
Abwendungsreaktionen des Menschen gegenüber sichtbarer Laserstrahlung [in German]
The classification of the safety of lasers according to classes 2, 2M and 3A is mainly based on the aversion responses including the blink reflex. However, this study carried out on 1200 volunteers shows that the blink reflex occurs in a maximum of 20% of all cases if an irradiation is performed under class-2 conditions. Further active protection reactions in form of head movements and eye closure occur in less than 10% of subjects. A second trial with 200 volunteers who received prior training showed that active protection reactions could protect up to 80% of the exposed volunteers against laser radiation within a period of two seconds. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2006. 217p. Illus. Approx. 150 ref. Index. Price: EUR 23.00.

CIS 08-993 Zarola A., Leather P.
Health and Safety Executive
Violence management training: The development of effective trainers in the delivery of violence management training in healthcare settings
The objectives of this research project was to identify the competencies that make for an effective violence management trainer and to review practices and procedures associated with the selection, development and management of trainers. It was carried out by means of literature surveys, together with interviews and focus groups involving trainers and managers of a number of healthcare units in the United Kingdom. Findings are discussed. Recommendations are grouped under the following headings: regulation of violence management training; trainer competencies; role of violence management trainer; trainer selection; trainer support and development; organizational capability in tackling work-related violence; further research.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. xii, 87p. Illus. 13 ref. [in English]

CIS 08-801 Taylor R., Stacey N., Cummings R., Vallance S., Smyth V., Bellenger D.
Health and Safety Executive
Further development of an IIG/HSE e-learning health and safety risk education package for engineering undergraduates
This report describes work to develop a sample e-learning package to teach undergraduate engineers of all disciplines about the key concepts relating to health and safety risks. It is based on earlier work which resulted in the definition of outline proposals (see CIS 08-787). The approach has been designed to be modular and flexible so that users can adapt it to their specific needs, whilst being interesting and enjoyable in use. This report includes the selection of topics used in the sample and the process involved in developing it. The sample is in the form of a CD and contains introductory material, a simulation and related tutorial material developed for learning in a gaming context, together with several illustrative examples of other interactive tutorial material.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. vi, 41p. Illus. 5 ref. [in English]

CIS 08-772 Four short video sequences on the prevention of occupational cancers
Quatre spots pour la prévention des cancers professionnels [in French]
Cancer is currently the second cause of death in France, responsible for approximately 150,000 deaths each year. Occupational risk factors are often unnoticed, even though various studies estimate that four to eight percent of all cancers are occupational in nature. These approximately two-minute video sequences can be used during information meetings on occupational cancer, as an introduction to discussions. Topics addressed: radiological diagnosis of lung cancer in an automobile mechanic exposed to asbestos; use of respirators in stone dressing; renal cancer in a retired flooring layer long time exposed to solvents; legal proceedings introduced against the owner of a plastics processing enterprise by two employees diagnosed with bladder cancer.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2006. DVD containing video files readable on a DVD player, or on PC-Windows or Mackintosh equipped with a DVD-ROM player.

CIS 08-787 Taylor R., Bell D., Smyth V.
Health and Safety Executive
Development of an IIG/HSE e-learning health and safety risk education package for engineering undergraduates
This report describes work to develop outline proposals for an e-learning package to teach undergraduate engineers of all disciplines, key concepts relating to safety and health risks. The package consists of simulations, briefing material, exercises and assessments. The proposals have been presented to engineering institutions, universities and industrial companies. The approach has received broad support, with useful feedback for further phases of development.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. vi, 38p. Illus. 6 ref. [in English]

CIS 08-512
Ministerio de trabajo y asuntos sociales
Domestic accidents: Why do they happen? How can they be prevented?
Accidentes en el hogar: ¿Por qué ocurren? ¿Cómo defenderse? [in Spanish]
The home can also be a hazardous location given the presence of electrical or gas systems, motor-driven equipment, sharp objects or toxic substances. This booklet describes various types of domestic accidents and explains how they can be avoided. Contents: falls of persons; poisoning, allergies and irritations; burns; fire and explosions; electrocution; asphyxiation; entanglement, striking against objects and injuries caused by excessive efforts; injuries; check-list for verifying the safety of various rooms in the home; safe toys.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2006. 61p. Illus. [in Spanish]

CIS 08-526 Safety and health in the use of agrochemicals: A guide
Dalīl al-salāma wa al-ṣuḥa - A@_tnā ist(imāl al-mawād al-kīmīa'īa al-zira(īa [in Arabic]
Arabic translation of a training manual aimed primarily at workers in developing countries (see 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. Bibl.ref.

CIS 08-522 Hazardous waste within the enterprise. Think safety!
Déchets dangereux dans l'entreprise. Pensez sécurité! [in French]
Hazardous waste occurs in all industrial activities. This leaflet summarizes the approach to be adopted for hazard identification and for organizing the collection, packaging, storage, treatment and removal of hazardous waste in compliance with safety and regulations.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2nd ed., Decr. 2006. 6p. Illus. 7ref. Index. Price: EUR 0.50. Downloadable version free of charge.$file/ed824.pdf [in French]

CIS 08-49 Labarca G.
Training in quality control and the internal and external work environment: Some Latin American experiences
Formación para el control de la calidad y el medio ambiente interno y externo: algunas experiencias en América Latina [in Spanish]
Topics such as quality control and occupational safety and health contribute towards ensuring a harmonious relationship between enterprises and their social, political and economic environment, particularly in an increasingly global economy. Certification systems concerning quality (ISO 9000) and environmental protection (ISO 14000) are key steps to ensuring international credibility, as are occupational safety and health measures. This book discusses some of the safety and health training aspects that are necessary in Latin America to face these demands, based on investigations carried out in Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Brazil.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2006. 429p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: USD 18.00. Downloadable version free of charge. [in Spanish]

CIS 08-22 Wallen E.S., Mulloy K.B.
Computer-based training for safety: Comparing methods with older and younger workers
Computer-based safety training is increasingly common and is being delivered to an aging workforce. Aging results in a number of changes that make it more difficult to learn from certain types of computer-based training. Instructional designs derived from cognitive learning theories may overcome some of these difficulties. Three versions of computer-based respiratory safety training were shown to older and younger workers, who were then tested on their understanding. Younger workers did better overall. However both older and younger workers did best with the version containing text with pictures and audio narration. Computer-based safety programs should be designed and selected based on their ability to effectively train older as well as younger workers.
Journal of Safety Research, 2006, Vol.37, No.5, p.461-467. Illus. 51 ref.

CIS 08-111 Murray M., Tilley N.
Promoting safety awareness in fishing communities through community arts: An action research project
Commercial fishing is a very dangerous industry. Traditionally safety education has focused on making fishermen aware of safety regulations and procedures. An alternative approach is to raise community awareness of safety issues and to consider both individual and collective strategies for improving safety in the industry. This article discusses of the use of drama, music and associated arts-based activities designed to promote safety awareness in three fishing communities in Newfoundland. Local residents planned and performed all of the activities. Discussions were subsequently conducted with key community leaders to clarify the process of implementing safety measures identified. The participants were very enthusiastic about the projects and keen to develop other similar activities in their communities.
Safety Science, Nov. 2006, Vol.44, No.9, p.797-808. Illus. 26 ref.

CIS 08-7 2007 campaign - Collection of resources supporting the planning of an occupational safety and health campaign
Campagnepakket 2007 - Het campagnepakket bevat hulpmiddelen voor het opzetten van een preventiecampagne [in Dutch]
This information pack contains a number of resources (information leaflets, CD-ROM containing various MS Office Word and Powerpoint documents, and a diary) concerning the safety and health issues primarily related to integration of new employees and young workers. A seven-step approach is described, involving: preparing the groundwork; defining the structures and communication points; defining the points that need attention; developing the plan; implementing the plan; evaluation; setting the policy. Other topics covered in leaflets include the benefits of moving at the place of work and machine locking. The diary for the year 2007 includes useful tips and reproductions of the posters of the safety campaign for the year.
Prevent, 88 rue Gachard, Boîte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2006. Information pack containing leaflets, a diary and a CD-ROM.

CIS 08-137 European Week 2006 (young workers)
The European Week for Safety and Health at Work in 2006 was dedicated to young people to ensure a safe and healthy start to their working lives. There were two distinct elements to the campaign, one focussing on the workplace, the other on the education community to ensure the integration of OSH activities in youth education and training. This document summarizes the main objectives of the safety and health week aimed at young persons, employers, educational institutions and policy makers.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work,, 2006. Internet document (HTML format). [in English]

CIS 07-1287 Best practices guide - Fundamentals of a workplace first-aid program
This OSHA guide identifies the four essential elements for first-aid programs to be effective: management leadership and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control, and safety and health training. The guide details the primary components of a first-aid program at the workplace, which include: identifying and assessing workplace risks; designing a program that is specific to the worksite and complies with OSHA first-aid requirements; instructing all workers about the program, including what to do if a co-worker is injured or ill; evaluating and modifying program to keep it current, including regular assessment of the first-aid training course. The guide also includes best practices for planning and conducting safe and effective first-aid training.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, USA, 2006. 23p. Illus. 12 ref. [in English]

CIS 07-1008 Working with VDUs
This brochure explains how work with visual display units may affect workers' health. It summarises the law on VDU work, outlines what employers and employees should to do comply and suggests simple adjustments that users can make to workstations and screens to make them more comfortable and easy to use. Replaces CIS 98-529.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, rev. ed. Dec. 2006. 14p. Illus. 2 ref. [in English]

CIS 07-1024 Preston C., Allan D.
Mind your language
British specialists are often invited to conduct occupational safety and health training courses in foreign countries, including those where English is not the mother tongue and where there are important differences in the cost of labour, levels of education and cultural perceptions concerning fate and risk. This article reviews some of the key issues that UK trainers have to address when conducting occupational safety and health courses abroad.
Safety and Health Practitioner, Aug. 2006, Vol.24, No.8, p.47-50. Illus.

CIS 07-1107 Roullier J.Y.
Managing the asbestos risk
Gestion du risque amiante [in French]
French regulations on the protection of workers against risks related to the inhalation of asbestos dust were recently extended by new provisions, the consequences of which are reviewed in this article. These provisions mainly concern the training and supervision of workers exposed to asbestos or involved in asbestos removal.
Revue Technique Apave, 4th quarter 2006, No.316, p.25-27. Illus.

CIS 07-563 Positive - Report of pilot project on participatory OSH improvements by local initiative for factories in southern China
In this booklet, staff from the Hong Kong Workers' Health Centre describe their experiences in participatory occupational safety and health training in six factories in southern China, involved in leather, shoes, jewellery and garment industries, working closely with twelve volunteers from these factories.
Hong Kong Workers' Health Centre, Room 1429, 14/F Beverley Commercial Centre, 87-105 Chatham Road South, Hong Kong, SAR, China, ca 2006. 24p. Illus. 6 ref.

CIS 07-519 Napo in: Safe start!
This DVD uses animation and the universal language of Napo in a training programme suitable for a young audience and for all new entrants to the labour market, including migrant and temporary workers. The role of Napo and his friends is to provide an introduction to occupational safety and health through engaging characters, amusing story lines, humour and a light-hearted approach.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2006, DVD. [in English]

CIS 07-515 FEDUSA health and safety training manual
This manual provides the syllabus for a 5-day introductory workshop on occupational safety and health. The programme covers: identification of the range of OSH problems facing trade union representatives; understanding the trade union approach to OSH; legal framework; use of ILO and other resource material; role of the health and safety representative; practical follow-up and support mechanisms.
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA), 10 Kingfisher Street, Horizon Park 1725, Johannesburg, South Africa, [ca 2006]. 173p. Illus.

CIS 07-527 Know more about HIV/AIDS: A toolkit for workers in the informal economy
This toolkit provides easy-to-use materials on HIV and AIDS for the benefit of workers in the informal economy. It is based on the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work which sets out fundamental principles for policy development and practical guidelines for action in the following key areas: prevention of HIV and AIDS; management and mitigation of the impact of HIV and AIDS on the world of work; care and support of workers infected and affected by HIV and AIDS; elimination of stigma and discrimination on the basis of HIV status. The three sections of the toolkit cover: information and exercises on understanding HIV and AIDS and their consequences; rights, responsibilities, stigma and discrimination; and AIDS-related services for prevention, care and support.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2006. 46p. Illus. [in English]

CIS 07-566 Le Roy A.
Safety training - Regulatory requirements
Formation à la sécurité - Obligations réglementaires [in French]
Safety training for employees is one of the legal duties of enterprise managers and is an integral part of the prevention policy that they are required to implement. The first part of this document concerns the general safety training requirements laid down in Article L. 231-3-1 of the French Labour Code. The second part describes training requirements for specific workplaces, materials or equipment and for members of occupational safety and health committees. Replaces CIS 06-1084.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 6th ed., Nov. 2006. 26p. Price: EUR 4.10. Downloadable version free of charge$FILE/ed832.pdf [in French]

CIS 07-601 Safe start!
Débute en sécurité! [in French]
This special issue describes initiatives in Europe and elsewhere aimed at the protection of young people at work. Articles include: mainstreaming OSH into education; statistics on occupational accidents; European network for education and training in OSH; integrating OSH into vocational training; hazardous child labour; trade union involvement in pre-work education; new approaches to engaging young people in OSH; causes of job insecurity and job stress in Spanish young people.
Magazine - European Agency for Safety and Health at Work / Agence européenne pour la sécurité et la santé au travail, 2006, No.9, p.1-57 (full issue). Illus. Bibl.ref. [in English] [in French]

CIS 07-518 Kawakami T., Arphorn S., Ujita Y.
Work improvement for safe home - Action manual for improving safety, health and working conditions of home workers
This WISH (Work Improvement for Safe Home) manual responds to the need of home workers for practical, easy-to-implement ideas to improve their safety, health and working conditions. These improvements will also contribute to higher productivity and efficiency of their work and promote active participation and cooperation of home workers in the same workplace or in the same community. The manual reflects the practical experiences in home worker training in Cambodia, Mongolia, and Thailand carried out within the framework of the ILO's Informal Economy, Poverty and Employment Project. Contents: good practices illustrated in the form of "before" and "after" photographs; check lists; guide to good practices in materials storage and handling, machine safety, workstations, physical environment, welfare facilities and work organization. Also available in Thai (see CIS 03-1107), Khmer and Mongolian.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2006. 87p. Illus. [in English]

CIS 07-516 Tackling hazardous child labour in agriculture - Guidance on policy and practice
This training package comprises a user guide and five guidebooks on a CD-ROM. It is aimed at policy makers to help them plan, formulate and implement programmes to tackle hazardous child labour in agriculture. Contents: background policy information; overview of child labour in agriculture; eliminating hazardous forms of child labour in agriculture; initiatives to tackle hazardous child labour in agriculture; training resources for the guidebooks.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2006. 291p. Illus. + CD-ROM. [in English]

CIS 07-260 Hearing protection. Training under the terms of §12 of the law on occupational safety and the regulations on the prevention of accidents.
Lärmschutz. Unterweisung nach §12 Arbeitsschutzgesetz und Unfallverhütungsvorschrift "Grundsätze der Prävention" [in German]
This CD-ROM provides an interactive training course on noise control and hearing protection. Topics covered: characteristics of noise; the hearing function; risks and consequences of noise; recognition of hearing damage; responsibilities and obligations; medical supervision; protective measures; personal protective equipment; competent personnel.
Universum Verlag GmbH & Co KG, 65175 Wiesbaden, Germany, 2006. CD-ROM.

CIS 07-486 Chatigny C., Balleux A., Martin M., Grenier J.
Exploratory study of training and learning dynamics: Task learning and the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders in three companies in the poultry industry
Etude exploratoire des dynamiques de formation et d'apprentissage - Apprentissage des tâches et prévention des troubles musculo-squelettiques dans trois entreprises du secteur avicole [in French]
The objective of this study was to examine the dynamics surrounding training and learning for the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders among poultry industry workers. Data were obtained from video recordings of interviews with trainers, trainees and those responsible for training. Data analysis revealed the importance of relationship dynamics and the role of trainers. The study provided an understanding of the situation in the food industry and determined the obstacles and the factors favouring the implementation of a dynamic for the promotion of safe working methods.
Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2006. vi, 70p. 52 ref. Price: CAD 10.00. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge. [in French]

CIS 07-411 Weisshaar E., Radulescu M., Bock M., Albrecht U., Diepgen T.L.
Educational and dermatological aspects of secondary individual prevention in healthcare workers
This article describes a skin protection programme for healthcare workers (HCWs). The 504 participants were HCWs suffering from skin diseases suspected to be caused by occupational factors. Training mainly focused on the texture and functioning of the skin, general aspects of occupational skin diseases (OSDs), general information concerning skin protection and instructions about the correct use of skin cleansing and skin protection products. Participants were also examined by a dermatologist and a precise history of their skin diseases was obtained. Participants rated the programme as good to excellent. Similar training programmes should be offered to employees of other occupations with an increased risk for OSD.
Contact Dermatitis, May 2006, Vol.54, No.5, p.254-260. Illus. 17 ref.

CIS 07-266 Labbé F.
Limits to the safety training of employees
Les limites de la formation à la sécurité des salariés [in French]
Safety training of employees is an integral part of the occupational safety and health policies of all French enterprises. This article summarizes the main legal obligations with respect to safety training. Contents: purpose and content of safety training; increased training for non-regular employees; table summarizing the training programmes to be implemented (movement of vehicles and persons, hazards related to work tasks. measures to be taken in the event of an accident at the place of work, safety signalling).
Santé et Sécurité au Travail Actualités, Feb. 2006, No.87, p.6-7. Illus.

CIS 07-337 Bell J.L., Grushecky S.T.
Evaluating the effectiveness of a logger safety training program
Logger safety training programmes are rarely, if ever, evaluated as to their effectiveness in reducing injuries. In this study, workers' compensation claim data were used to evaluate the effectiveness of a logger safety training programme in the State of West Virginia. No decline in claim rate was detected in the majority (67%) of companies that participated in all four years of the programme. Furthermore, their rate did not differ from the rest of the West Virginia logging industry. Companies with higher turnover of employees had higher claim rates. Companies using feller bunchers to harvest trees at least part of the time had a significantly lower claim rate than companies not using them. Companies that had more inspections per year had lower claim rates. It was concluded that high injury rates persist even in companies that receive safety training. Possible reasons are discussed.
Journal of Safety Research, 2006, Vol.37, No.1, p.53-61. Illus. 17 ref.

CIS 07-45 Naidoo R.N., Jeebhay M.F., Robins T.G., Myers J.E., Nogueira C., Zeleznik W.S.
Addressing the challenges of underdevelopment in environmental and occupational health in southern Africa
Since 1996, the University of Michigan's Fogarty International Center training and research program in Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) in Southern Africa has contributed to capacity development in the 14 countries of the Southern African Development Community. Methods include training citizens from the region in master's, doctoral, and short-term focused programs; assisting the development of graduate programs in EOH at institutions, developing resources for distance-based degree programs; direct support of junior and mid-level researchers, and organizing regional short courses and regional conferences. Substantial EOH resources now present in South Africa are leveraged to assist capacity development in the rest of the region. The program's successes appear to be due to strong regional leadership and oversight structures, a strategy of developing EOH resource centers in several countries, and close collaboration with other regional and international EOH programs.
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, Oct.-Dec. 2006, Vol.12, No.4, p.392-399. 8 ref. [in English]

CIS 07-44 Sathiakumar N., Janjua N.Z., Kadir M., Spokes A.M., White H., Kristensen S., Delzell E.
From conflict to collaboration, local political climate accelerates ITREOH's regionalization in South Asia
As Pakistan becomes industrialized, the development of human resources is essential to addressing emerging health problems. The Fogarty International Center (FIC)-funded University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)-Aga Khan University (AKU) ITREOH initiative has been instrumental in filling the gaps in environmental and occupational health (EOH) training and research. Because of travel impediments to Pakistan, a regional short-term training program was implemented in Nepal and Sri Lanka. Workshop participants were from Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, and Bangladesh. The training programs enhanced north-to-south and south-to-south collaboration in research and training in South Asia. A major impact is the development of a certificate program in EOH at AKU. Research initiatives of regional and/or global concern are also under way in the other participating countries. The combination of face-to-face training with Web-based interaction for follow-up was optimal for short-term training.
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, Oct.-Dec. 2006, Vol.12, No.4, p.386-391. Illus. 16 ref. [in English]

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