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Forst L., Lacey S., Chen H.Y., Jimenez R., Bauer S., Skinner S., Alvarado R., Nickels L., Zanoni J., Petrea R., Conroy L.
Effectiveness of community health workers for promoting use of safety eyewear by Latino farm workers
To evaluate the Community Health Worker (CHW) model as a tool for reducing eye injuries in Latino farm workers, 786 workers on 34 farms were divided into three groups: group A, where CHWs provided protective eyewear and training to the farm workers; group B where CHWs provided eyewear but no training to farm workers; group C, where eyewear was distributed to farm workers with no CHW present and no training. Pre- and post-intervention questionnaires demonstrated greater self-reported use of eyewear in all groups after the intervention, with group A showing the greatest change. This was supported by field observations. Group A also showed the greatest improvement in knowledge on questions related to training content. CHWs were found to be an effective tool for training farm workers in eye health and safety.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Dec. 2004, Vol.46, No.6, p.607-613. 26 ref.
Protection des mains [in French]
Collection of support documents for a two-day course on hand protection, including leaflets entitled "Hands at work" and "Tips for hand protection", a booklet entitled "Seven steps for better hand protection" and a CD-ROM containing various slide shows on hand protection (why implement a hand protection policy, legislation, check lists, hazard evaluation and preventive measures, safety gloves, working safely with knives, washing one's hands).
PREVENT, rue Gachard 88, Bte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2004. Leaflets and booklet (2p., 4p., 8p) + CD-ROM containing slide shows in ppt (Powerpoint) format.
Ford N., Green L.
Health and Safety Executive
Evaluation and further development of the HELA national training co-ordination website
The objective of this survey was to evaluate the need to extend the functionality and content of an existing website for local authority OSH personnel. Findings indicate three major perceived strengths associated with the website: the quality and relevance of its content, its functionality and flexibility and the potential for future development and expansion. Local authorities are predominantly using it as an information database from which to draw material posted by the site administrators. However, its potential as a mechanism to facilitate a two-way flow of information is not yet fully appreciated. Future development of the site centres around improving usage through greater publicity and promotion, increasing the amount of material posted, improving the ergonomics of the site to facilitate navigation and encouraging local authorities to use the site as a mechanism to share best practice.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2004. vii, 93p. Illus. Price: GBP 25.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr290.pdf [in English]
Hurst P., Kirby P.
Health, safety and environment: A series of trade union education manuals for agricultural workers
The six manuals presented have been developed to help agricultural workers' representatives provide training programmes on health, safety and environmental issues for their affiliated members. Contents: educator's guide; health, safety and environment for "grassroots" members; health, safety and environment for workers' representatives; health, safety and environment fact sheets; pesticides; how to ratify and use ILO Convention 184 on safety and health in agriculture, 2001.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2004. xiv, 327p. Illus. (Binder containing 6 manuals).
Living in a world with HIV and AIDS
Žizn' v mire VIČ/SPIDa [in Russian]
Vivre dans un monde confronté au VIH et au SIDA [in French]
Vivir en un mundo con VIH y SIDA [in Spanish]
This booklet is aimed at employees of the UN system and their families. It is designed to provide important information about HIV and AIDS and to make them aware of the resources and services available. Many UN employees do not really know how HIV is transmitted or prevented, or even if they themselves have been infected with the virus. Many employees are also unfamiliar with the UN's workplace policy on HIV and AIDS, which is aimed at eliminating the HIV-related stigma and discrimination that are still all too common in workplaces. This booklet attempts to answer questions that can make a positive difference in the lives of employees and their families: how to protect oneself and loved ones from HIV; how to talk about HIV and AIDS with one's partner or children; why be tested; when living with HIV, where can one turn, inside and outside the UN, for support and treatment; what can be done to create a compassionate workplace for all, including colleagues living with, and affected by, HIV.
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), 20 avenue Appia, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2004. 56p. Illus. 20 ref.
http://unworkplace.unaids.org/UNAIDS/common/docs/BookletRussian.pdf [in Russian]
http://unworkplace.unaids.org/UNAIDS/common/docs/SpanishBooklet.pdf [in Spanish]
http://unworkplace.unaids.org/UNAIDS/common/docs/UNAIDSengALL-Jan24.pdf [in English]
http://unworkplace.unaids.org/UNAIDS/common/docs/FrenchBooklet.pdf [in French]
Mauguen G., Lesné P., Petit J.M.
Fire safety instructions. Guidance on their compilation and implementation within an establishment
Consignes de sécurité incendie. Eléments de rédaction et de mise en œuvre dans un établissement [in French]
Safety instructions that apply to fire hazards within an enterprise are an integral part of the preventive measures to be implemented by management. This booklet contains proposals for preparing fire safety instructions and passing them on to employees. The instructions relate to general fire safety within the enterprise, responsibilities of designated fire safety personnel and organizational measures.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, July 2004. 7p. Illus. 3 ref. Price: EUR 1.50. Downloadable version free of charge.
http://www.inrs.fr/INRS-PUB/inrs01.nsf/inrs01_search_view_view/0A1564E2BA348447C1256EF6003862C3/$FILE/ed929.pdf [in French]
"They simply don't want to!" - Really? Guidance on motivation for safety in the workplace
"Ils ne veulent pas, tout simplement!" - Vraiment? Conseils de motivation pour la sécurité au travail [in French]
"Die wollen einfach nicht!" - wirklich? Tipps für das Motivieren in der Arbeitssicherheit [in German]
"Sono delle teste dure!" - ma è proprio vero? Consigli per motivare al comportamento sicuro sul lavoro [in Italian]
This booklet analyses the four main obstacles to safe behaviour, and in particular to the use of personal protective equipment, namely: false feeling of security; feeling that there is nothing one can do against the hazards; conflicts between safe working methods and other job requirements; experience leading to wrong conclusions. It proposes an approach based on identifying the hazards, engaging a dialogue with the persons concerned, creating a safety culture in the enterprise and motivating employees.
Suva, Gesundheitsschutz, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 2004. 7p. Illus.
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/66112-d.pdf [in German]
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/66112-f.pdf [in French]
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/66112-i.pdf [in Italian]
Encouraging safe behaviour
Encourager un comportement conforme à la sécurité [in French]
Sicherheitsgerechtes Verhalten fördern [in German]
Promuovere i comportamenti sicuri [in Italian]
This booklet offers practical guidance on encouraging safe behaviour in the workplace. It is divided into five sections: definition of motivation and what it implies; description of the means of acquiring a safe mode of behaviour (conditions to be met, obstacles, avoiding the pitfalls); advice on the task of motivating; means of getting management interested in occupational safety; limits of motivation.
Suva, Gesundheitsschutz, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 2004. 23p. Illus.
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/66111-d.pdf [in German]
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/66111-f.pdf [in French]
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/66111-i.pdf [in Italian]
Training and education within the enterprise - Essential tools for safe work
Formation et instruction en entreprise - des outils indispensables pour la sécurité [in French]
Ausbildung und Instruktion im Betrieb - Grundlage für sicheres Arbeiten [in German]
Formazione e addestramento in azieda - Fondamenti per la sicurezza sul lavoro [in Italian]
The training and education of workers is of prime importance for avoiding occupational accidents and diseases. This booklet explains how to organize, deliver and document this training and education.
Suva, Gesundheitsschutz, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 2004. 12p. Illus.
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/66109-d.pdf [in German]
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/66109-f.pdf [in French]
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/66109-i.pdf [in Italian]
Mainstreaming occupational safety and health into education: Good practice in school and vocational education
Integrace bezpečnosti a ochrany zdraví při práci do vzdělávání - Správná praxe ve školách a při odborném vzdělávání [in Czech]
Integrering av arbetsmiljöfrågor i utbildningen - Goda exempel inom utbildning och yrkesutbildning [in Swedish]
Integration des Themas Sicherheit und Gesundheitsschutz bei der Arbeit in die Bildung - Gute praktische Lösungen in Schule und Berufsausbildung [in German]
Ensōmátōsē tōn themátōn pou aforoún tēn epaggelmatikḗ asfáleia kai ugeía stēn ekpaídeusē - Kalḗ praktikḗ stē genikḗ kai epaggelmatikḗ ekpaídesusē [in Greek]
La integración de la seguridad y la salud laboral en la educación - Buenas prácticas en la educación y la formación profesional [in Spanish]
Tööohutuse ja töötervishoiu süvalaiendamine hariduses - Hea tava koolis ja kutsehariduses [in Estonian]
Työterveyden ja työturvallisuuden integrointi kouluopetukseen - Hyvät käytännöt koulu- ja ammattiopetuksessa [in Finnish]
Intégration de la sécurité et de la santé au travail dans l'éducation - Bonnes pratiques à l'école et dans l'enseignement professionnel [in French]
A munkahelyi biztonság és egészségvédelem beépítése az oktatásba - A helyes gyakorlat az iskolai és a szakmai oktatásban [in Hungarian]
Integrazione della sicurezza e salute sul lavoro nell'istruzione - Buone pratiche di formazione scolastica e professionale [in Italian]
Darbuotojų saugos ir sveikatos klausimų integravimas į švietimą - Gera praktika mokyklose ir profesiniame mokyme [in Lithuanian]
Darba drošības un veselības aizsardzības iekļaušana izglītībā - Labā prakse vispārīgajā un arodizglītībā [in Latvian]
L-Integrazzjoni tas-saħħa u tas-sigurtà fuq il-post tax-xogħol fl-edukazzjoni - Prattika tajba fl-iskola u fl-edukazzjoni vokazzjonali [in Maltese]
Integratie ("mainstreaming") van veiligheid en gezondheid op het werk in het onderwijs - Goede praktijken op school en in de beroepsopleiding [in Dutch]
Włączanie problematyki bezpieczeństwa i ochrony zdrowia w pracy do programów nauczania - Dobra praktyka w szkołach i szkolnictwie zawodowym [in Polish]
Integração sistemática da segurança e da saúde no trabalho na educação - Boas práticas na escola e na formação profissional [in Portuguese]
Široké zavádzanie bezpečnosti a ochrany zdravia do vzdelávania - Dobrá prax v škole a v odbornom vzdelávaní [in Slovak]
Vključevanje varnosti in zdravja pri delu v izobraževanje - Dobra praksa v šolah in pri poklicnem izobraževanju [in Slovenian]
Integrering af arbejdsmiljø på uddannelsesområdet - God praksis inden for skole- og erhvervsuddannelse [in Danish]
The European Union's strategy on health and safety at work has identified education and the safety culture as key factors for maintaining and improving the quality of work. Supporting this strategy, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work has published a report entitled "Mainstreaming occupational safety and health into education: Good practice in school and vocational education", which provides a comprehensive overview of good practice examples throughout Europe and outlines steps toward a systematic strategy to integrate occupational safety and health (OSH) into education and training. This fact sheet summarizes the report.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, http://osha.eu.int, 2004. 2p. Illus. 3 ref.
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/52/en/FACT52-EN.PDF [in English]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/52/fr/FACT52_FR.PDF [in French]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/52/cs/FACT52_CS.PDF [in Czech]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/52/da/FACT52_DA.PDF [in Danish]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/52/de/FACT52_DE.PDF [in German]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/52/et/FACT52_ET.PDF [in Estonian]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/52/el/FACT52_EL.PDF [in Greek]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/52/it/FACT52_IT.PDF [in Italian]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/52/lv/FACT52_LV.PDF [in Latvian]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/52/hu/FACT52_HU.PDF [in Hungarian]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/52/lt/FACT52_LT.PDF [in Lithuanian]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/52/mt/FACT52_MT.PDF [in Maltese]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/52/nl/FACT52_NL.PDF [in Dutch]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/52/pl/FACT52_PL.PDF [in Polish]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/52/pt/FACT52_PT.PDF [in Portuguese]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/52/sk/FACT52_SK.PDF [in Slovak]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/52/sl/FACT52_SL.PDF [in Slovenian]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/52/fi/FACT52_FI.PDF [in Finnish]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/52/sv/FACT52_SV.PDF [in Swedish]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/52/es/FACT52_ES.PDF [in Spanish]
Occupational hazard prevention awareness spots
Spots de sensibilisation sur la prévention des risques professionnels [in French]
DVD containing video clips on various occupational safety and health topics that were shown on television in Tunisia as part of an awareness programme. Topics covered include: glass works; occupational medicine; scaffolds and railings; use of personal protective equipment and personal hygiene in pesticide spraying operations; prevention of occupational hazards on trawlers.
Ministère des affaires sociales et de la solidarité, Institut de santé et de sécurité du travail, 5 bd. M. Khaznadar, 1007 Tunis, Tunisia, [c2004]. DVD containing video clips.
Implementing the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work - An education and training manual
Mise en œuvre des directives pratiques du BIT sur le VIH/SIDA et le monde du travail - Manuel de formation [in French]
Aplicación de las recomendaciones prácticas de la OIT sobre el VIH/SIDA y el mundo del trabajo - Manual de capacitación [in Spanish]
The world of work has been recognized as a key arena in which HIV/AIDS can be fought. The ILO developed a Code of Practice which contains fundamental principles for policy development and practical guidelines to be implemented at the enterprise level. This training manual has been prepared to guide the use of the Code by ILO's constituents and stakeholders. It is an education and reference document as well as a tool for training, a framework for social dialogue and a guide for action. Each module is designed to facilitate active learning through the presentation of key issues, case studies, diverse learning activities, and samples of legislation, policies and collective agreements. Contents: user guide; HIV/AIDS epidemic and its impact on the world of work; HIV/AIDS and human rights; role of employers, workers and their organizations in workplace actions through social dialogue; role of governments in setting up the legal and policy framework on HIV/AIDS in the world of work; gender aspects of HIV/AIDS and the world of work; workplace programmes for HIV/AIDS prevention; care and support; HIV/AIDS and the informal economy; guide to further information.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2004. Binder containing eight training modules; CD-ROM with documents in PDF format is included.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/trav/aids/code/manualen/complete.pdf [in English]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/trav/aids/code/manualfr/implementingthecodef.pdf [in French]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/trav/aids/code/manulaes/manuales.pdf [in Spanish]
NIOSH spirometry training guide
This guide was prepared for use as a supplement to a NIOSH-approved course on spirometry. It is not intended to serve as a self-instructional package. It is intended for individuals who are responsible for conducting spirometry in the workplace. It is also of interest to occupational health physicians, nurses and other health professionals. Contents: overview of pulmonary anatomy and physiology; overview of spirometry; quality assurance programme; spirometric techniques; basic spirometric calculations; comparing observed and predicted normal values; comparing changes in follow-up spirogrammes; overview of standards for spirometric equipment; additional exercises. A number of reference documents and methods are included as appendices.
Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2002, USA, 2004. CD-ROM containing documents in both Adobe Acrobat and MS Word formats.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-154c/pdfs/2004-154c.pdf [in English]
Carpenter J., Williams P., Smith N.C.
Health and Safety Executive
Identification and management of risk in undergraduate construction courses
This report describes the final stage of research into the current provision of health and safety teaching in construction related undergraduate courses (covering architecture, building, engineering and surveying). It supplements Contract Research Report CRR 392/2001 (CIS 01-1660). The aim of this final stage was to ascertain whether the recommendations aimed at the academic institutions made in 392/2001 had indeed been implemented. It was found that the requirements of the accreditation bodies have been significantly enhanced since the previous report and that this is beginning to have an effect on the attention paid by academia to this subject area. However, further efforts are necessary, with continuing support from industry.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2004. x, 45p. Illus. 26 ref. Price: GBP 10.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr275.pdf [in English]
Eckerman D.A., Abrahamson K., Ammerman T., Fercho H., Rohlman D.S., Anger W.K.
Computer-based training for food services workers at a hospital
Interactive computer-based safety instruction (CBI) was given to 73 workers in the food services department of a university hospital. Subjects were observed at their jobs prior to, during the instruction and after the instruction. The proportion of correct answers to a computer-based test on safety improved significantly after the training (95%) as opposed to before the training (74.5%). There was in particular an increased accuracy in answers to questions that required application of knowledge to the work setting (from 46% to 79%). Improvements in work practices were seen in 79% of workers. There were important improvements in knowledge and work practices, showing that the benefits of CBI extended effectively to the workplace floor.
Journal of Safety Research, 2004, Vol.35, No.3, p.317-327. Illus. 52 ref.
Becker P., Morawetz J.
Impacts of health and safety education: Comparison of worker activities before and after training
The International Chemical Workers Union Council (ICWUC) Center for Worker Health and Safety Education trains workers to protect themselves from hazards due to chemical exposures. This study evaluated whether the ICWUC Training Program affects the attitudes and activities of union workers. 55 workers were interviewed prior to and 14-18 months following training with the help of a detailed questionnaire. Questions concerned trainees' interest and involvement in safety and health, use of information resources, training activities at their worksite, and their attempts and successes at making worksite improvements. Post-training, the study population showed an increased propensity for training other workers, using resources and attempting improvements, with a higher success rate in achieving these improvements.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, July 2004, Vol.46, No.1, p.63-70. 24 ref.
Vecchio-Sadus A.M., Griffiths S.
Marketing strategies for enhancing safety culture
Promotional and marketing strategies can be effective tools for raising and maintaining the profile of occupational health and safety (OHS) within an organization. It is important to maximize the impact of health and safety promotions, and to ensure a consistent, desired message is conveyed. When developing OHS promotional campaigns, consideration should be given to identifying the target audience and the objective of the campaign. The aim is to keep employees focused in a positive and proactive way. Effective communication brings together people, processes, and systems. The challenge is to promote health and safety throughout all levels of the organization, and to find effective strategies such as published materials, displays, media, training and the Internet, to gain management commitment and employee involvement in the decision-making and problem-solving processes which are essential for achieving a positive safety culture. The benefits can go well beyond lowering the lost time injury rate, and can include economic and social gains.
Safety Science, Aug. 2004, Vol.42, No.7, p.601-619. 21 ref.
Associazione Ambiente e Lavoro
Women's health and safety: Hazards in the textile, garment and leather industry
Hygiène et sécurité des femmes: risques dans l'industrie du textile, de l'habillement et du cuir [in French]
Seguridad e higiene de la mujer: riesgos en la industria textil, confección y cuero [in Spanish]
This manual, originally prepared by the Italian Working Environment Association, is aimed at the prevention of OSH problems among women in the garment and related industries. Contents: the textile sector; the garment sector; the leather goods and footwear sector; summary of major safety and health issues affecting women in these sectors; list of potentially harmful chemicals, with an indication of major risks associated with them.
International Textile, Garment & Leather Workers' Federation (ITGLWF), 8 rue Joseph Stevens, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium, [c2004]. 34p. Illus. Free copy.
Safe work and safety culture
The ILO World Day for Safety and Health at Work is held on 28 April of each year. Its purpose is to raise widespread awareness of the importance of occupational safety and health and to promote the rights of workers to a safe and healthy working environment. This ILO report for the World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the three following themes: hazardous chemicals (major accidents, ILO instruments for chemical safety, future perspectives, including the globally harmonized system for the classification and labelling of chemicals); workplace violence, including the ILO codes of practice; occupational respiratory diseases, including related ILO initiatives.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2004. iv, 27p. 12 ref.
How to prevent accidents on small construction sites
Illustrated booklet showing examples of hazards on construction sites and the corresponding appropriate prevention measures.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, [c2004]. 39p. Illus.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/dialogue/sector/papers/construction/wp195.pdf [in English]
WISE - Work improvement in small enterprises: Package for trainers
The WISE (work improvement in small enterprises) project was undertaken in the Philippines and completed in 1997. Since then, WISE training courses have been carried out in various Asian countries. This document is a manual aimed at trainers. It defines the eight training steps of the WISE programme and proposes training materials (check-lists, suggested transparency sheets, examples of low-cost improvements, potential questions and answers and an action plan form).
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, Mar. 2004. 236p. Illus.
Report of the national 1999 conference on workplace safety and health training - Putting the pieces together and planning the challenges ahead
This report summarizes the deliberations during a conference on occupational safety and health training held in St. Louis (MO, USA) in 1999 for members of the OSH community. The conference addressed emerging issues in training especially in light of challenges posed by a global economy, advances in telecommunications, changes in workplace conditions and organizational practices, and changes in workforce demographics. Topics covered: needs and challenges; policy, regulations and standards; current perspectives and practices; developing OSH training interventions; evaluation of training and need for future research.
Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2002, USA, Feb. 2004. xiii, 76p. 107 ref.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-132/pdfs/2004-132.pdf [in English]
Personal protective equipment of forestry workers - Example of cost calculations - 2004 edition
Equipements de protection individuelle du personnel forestier - Exemple de calcul des coûts - édition 2004 [in French]
Persönliche Schutzausrüstung für das Forstpersonal - Kostenbeispiel - Ausgabe 2004 [in German]
Dispositivi di protezione individuale per il personale forestale - Esempio di calcolo dei costi - Edizione 2004 [in Italian]
Swiss law specifies that the employer has to provide personal protective equipment and ensure that it is in always in perfect condition. Aimed at employers in the forestry sector, this booklet lists the costs of new equipment for newly hired workers, as well as the annual replacement costs of the equipment based on its average lifetime. The following protective equipment is considered: helmets with built-in earmuffs, face shields and neck protection; ear muffs; jackets; trousers; gloves; boots; weatherproof coats. Update of CIS 02-598.
Suva, Arbeitssicherheit, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 10th ed., 2004. 4p.
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/88076-d.pdf [in German]
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/88076-f.pdf [in French]
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/88076-i.pdf [in Italian]
International Labour Office
Ergonomic checkpoints: Practical and easy-to-implement solutions for improving safety, health and working conditions
Titik semakan ergonomi: Kaedah-kaedah penyelesaian mudah dan praktikal untuk memperbaiki keselamatan, kesihatan dan keadaan kerja [in Malay]
Bilingual edition of the ILO manual abstracted under CIS 96-2070. It contains 128 "checkpoints", each consisting of one page of important points to remember about an ergonomic issue (including many OSH subjects as well), grouped under the headings WHY, HOW, SOME MORE HINTS and POINTS TO REMEMBER, together with one page of illustrations. The checkpoints themselves are grouped under the following headings: materials storage and handling; hand tools; productive machine safety; improving workstation design; lighting; premises; control of hazardous substances and agents; welfare facilities; work organization. An overall ergonomic check-list, with one recommendation for each of the checkpoints, is also provided.
MDC Publishers Snd Bhd, MDC Building, 2717 & 2718 Jalan Permata Empat, Taman Permata, Ulu Kelang, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2003. xxx, 534p. Illus.
Grues de chargement [in French]
This safety guide contains practical information for operators and maintenance workers of loading cranes. Contents: basic safety information and regulations applicable in France; description of loading cranes; understanding the equipment; conducting proper checks at the start and end of the working day; safe working methods; safety during maintenance procedures. Replaces CIS 01-387.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 4th ed., 2001 (reprinted 2003). 80p. Illus. Price: EUR 7.30. Downloadable version free of charge.
http://www.inrs.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/inrs01_search_view/DFB002E9A61A34B5C1256CD900503A9A/$File/ed676.pdf [in French]
The "T-A-C-T-I-C" of recognition
This paper was presented to a conference on occupational safety and health held in Hong Kong on 20 November 2003. It argues that management should realize that the environment in which the organization operates is subject to continuous change and development. Serious and dedicated management should ensure that occupational safety and health (OSH) is an integral part of enterprise strategy and that good OSH performance among workers is rewarded. A six-step approach (TACTIC) for rewarding safe behaviour is outlined that aims to be Timely, Authentic, Customized, Tension avoided, Internalized and Characterized.
IOSH Hong Kong, W502, Industrial Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2003. 12p. 11. ref.
International health and safety seminar 2003
Séminaire international prévention - sécurité 2003 [in French]
Materials distributed to the participants of an occupational safety and health training programme given by an international water distribution company in Paris, France, on 20-21 November 2003. Contents includes: the text of the ILO Code of Practice on the Recording and Notification of Occupational Accidents and Diseases; a questionnaire for the pre-qualification of contractors; and the text of a Norwegian standard on the evaluation of health, safety and environmental management systems used by contractors.
Compagnie Générale des Eaux - Véolia Water, Département Prévention et Sécurité, 52 rue d'Anjou, 75384 Paris Cedex 08, France, 2003. Binder with approx. 270p (English + French)
Québec City protocol for the integration of occupational health and safety (OHS) competencies into vocational and technical education
Protokoll von Québec für die Integration von Sicherheit und Gesundheit bei der Arbeit in den Unterricht und die berufliche Bildung [in German]
Protocolo da cidade de Québec para a integração de competências em saúde e segurança no trabalho (SST) ao ensino e à formaçâo profissionais e técnicos [in Portuguese]
Protocole de Québec pour l'intégration de compétences en santé et sécurité au travail (SST) dans l'enseignement et la formation professionnels et techniques [in French]
Protocolo de la ciudad de Québec para la integración de competencias en salud y seguridad en el trabajo (SST) en la enseñanza y la formación profesionales y técnicas [in Spanish]
This protocol provides a framework for cooperation between institutions responsible for the prevention of industrial accidents and occupational diseases and those responsible for education. It defines the principles and measures associated with a concrete process that is designed to integrate occupational health and safety into vocational and technical education and that involves joint undertakings.
International Section on Education and Training for Prevention, International Social Security Association (ISSA), P. O. Box 1, 211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2003. 11p.
Le tour [in French]
This leaflet describes the main risks when working with lathes and outlines precautionary measures. The main hazards are related to the revolving parts of the lathes, fitting of workpieces into the lathe, design of workplaces, work practices and the lack of protection.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Dec. 2003. 8p. Illus. Price: EUR 1.50. Downloadable version free of charge.
http://www.inrs.fr/INRS-PUB/inrs01.nsf/inrs01_search_view_view/542612A22091E75FC1256E1B00591BAF/$FILE/ed912.pdf [in French]
Keith M., Brophy J., Kirby P., Rosskam E.
Barefoot research: A workers' manual for organising on work security
Çiplakayaklı araştırma: İş güvenliğini düzenlemek icin işçi el kitabı [in Turkish]
Turkish translation of the manual analyzed under CIS 01-1367. This practical manual was developed to help workers increase their level of control over their own work conditions, including the protection of their health and well-being, and their level of basic security. Contents: purpose of "barefoot research"; research tools (definition of goals, inspections by workers, surveys, small group discussions, mapping, interviews, observation, use and interpretation of information); taking action (using and sharing the results of "barefoot research", agreeing on action with workers, getting things done, gaining a voice).
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2003. 93p. Illus. 105 ref.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/ses/download/docs/turkeyfoot.pdf [in Turkish]
Kędzia B.B., Świder K.
The problem of safety culture in the education system
Zagadnienie kultury bezpieczeństwa w systemie oświaty [in Polish]
This article discusses the first stage of creating a syllabus and modern didactic aids to enable the implementation of education in occupational safety and health and ergonomics at all levels of the national system of education in Poland.
Bezpieczeństwo pracy, Jan. 2003, No.1, p.6-7.
How to convey OSH information effectively: The case of dangerous substances
This report describes 19 European initiatives which demonstrate successful approaches to the transmission of information concerning dangerous substances. Case studies relate to the supply of information at three levels: communications within enterprises (informing workers and safety representatives of the hazards and preventive methods related to dangerous substances); approaches by substance suppliers (informing enterprises of dangers and risks); and interventions by third parties (local, regional, national, sector or social group level). The report describes the nature of the initiatives and identifies the main elements for successful strategies.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2003. 157p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: EUR 25.00
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/reports/312/en/Howtoconvey-en_en.pdf [in English]
Margetic J., Alcóser M., Forastieri V.
Safety and health sheets on hazardous child labour in the growing of: tomatoes, Dominican Republic; broccoli, Guatemala; melons, Honduras; coffee, Costa Rica; flowers, Guatemala
Fichas de seguridad y salud del trabajo infantil peligroso en los cultivos de tomate, Republica Dominicana; brócoli, Guatemala; melón, Honduras; café, Costa Rica; flores, Guatemala [in Spanish]
Folder containing information sheets on hazardous child labour in the agricultural sector in several Caribbean and Central American countries. Contents: child labour in the growing of tomatoes in the Dominican Republic, broccoli and flowers in Guatemala, melons in Honduras and coffee in Costa Rica, together with an overview of the International programme for the elimination of child labour (IPEC).
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2003. Folder containing six information sheets.
Schulte P.A., Okun A., Stephenson C.M., Colligan M., Ahlers H., Gjessing C., Loos G., Niemeier R.W., Sweeney M.H.
Information dissemination and use: Critical components in occupational safety and health
In this study of the factors that enhance and limit the development, transfer and use of occupational safety and health (OSH) information, legislative and regulatory requirements and voluntary initiatives for dissemination of OSH information were identified and assessed. Literature on information dissemination was reviewed to identify important issues and useful approaches. As a result of this work, a framework for tracking dissemination of OSH information was developed.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Nov. 2003, Vol.44, No.5, p.515-531. Illus. 130 ref.
Hella F., Schouller J.F., Clément D.
Ergonomic approach aimed at assisting the docking of road transport trucks
Démarche ergonomique d'assistance à la mise à quai de camions de transport routier [in French]
Risks of accidents during the reversing of trailer trucks into freight-handling bays are increasing. Systems aimed at improving visibility during reversing constitute one of the means of helping drivers during these manoeuvres. The efficiency of these systems in the prevention of accidents lies in their ability to take operators' needs into account and to analyse the specific perceptual difficulties that they face when reversing. The first phase of this project involved the identification of strategies deployed by drivers during various types of reversing manoeuvres with trailer trucks. These strategies were then decomposed and compared to the strategies of truck driving instructors, enabling a first approach to the definition of a manoeuvre to be taught to the drivers.
Travail humain, July 2003, Vol. 66, No.3, p.283-304. Illus. 25 ref.
Safety and health good practice online
God arbejdsmiljøpraksis Online [in Danish]
Gute Praktische Lösungen für Sichere und Gesunde Arbeitsplätze - Online [in German]
Kalē praktikē asfaleias kai ugeias sto diadiktuo [in Greek]
Información on-line sobre buenas prácticas en materia de seguridad y salud [in Spanish]
God arbetsmiljöpraxis via direktanslutning [in Swedish]
Bonnes pratiques de sécurité et de santé disponibles sur le web [in French]
Buona prassi on-line su sicurezza e salute [in Italian]
Veiligheid en gezondheid op het werk [in Dutch]
Boas práticas no domínio da segurança e da saúde prestadas em linha [in Portuguese]
Online-yhteys tietoihin hyvistä käytännön työsuojeluratkaisuista [in Finnish]
This fact sheet is a step-by-step guide to accessing information on good practice in occupational safety and health on the Internet.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, http://osha.eu.int, 2003. 2p. Illus.
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/21/en/FACTSN21-EN.PDF [in English]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/21/es/FACTSN21_ES.PDF [in Spanish]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/21/fr/FACTSN21_FR.PDF [in French]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/21/da/FACTSN21_DA.pdf [in Danish]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/21/el/index.htm [in Greek]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/21/it/FACTSN21_IT.PDF [in Italian]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/21/pt/FACTSN21_PT.PDF [in Portuguese]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/21/fi/FACTSN21_FI.PDF [in Finnish]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/21/sv/FACTSN21_SV.PDF [in Swedish]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/21/de/FACTSN21-DE.PDF [in German]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/21/nl/FACTSN21_NL.PDF [in Dutch]
Guide of Best Practices on the Co-ordination of Health and Safety
Guide de bonnes pratiques pour la coordination de la sécurité et de la santé [in French]
Guía de buenas prácticas de la coordinación de la seguridad y la salud [in Spanish]
This training guide was issued in order to help construction enterprises comply with the requirements of Directive 92/57/EEC (see CIS 93-1062). It consists of three parts: I - Legal bases of accident prevention and results of the European Social Dialogue; II - Directive 92/57/EEC on health and safety on temporary or mobile sites (observations, prevention is everyone's business, the safety and health coordinator, setting up prevention procedures during the different phases of the project, the main prevention measures to be adopted on the work site); III - Applications and a look at the Work Site (dangers for enterprises, design of projects and workstations, organization and prevention on the worksite, informing workers and increasing their awareness, look at the work site). Also available in Danish, German and Italian.
European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC), 66 avenue Louise, 1050 Brussels, Belgium, 2003. 3 vols. (19+49+26p.) Illus.
http://www.fiec.org/upload/5/1382466548107533037018292909419222089671166267734f1727v1.pdfI (I) [in English]
http://www.fiec.org/upload/5/1991290932118344867112942066948019057871715603830f1728v1.pdfII (II) [in English]
http://www.fiec.org/upload/5/1937994725171940590010544666811755914132f1729v1.pdfIII (III) [in English]
http://www.fiec.org/upload/5/181275807212551074503921320211332872857694211678f1744v1.pdfI (I) [in French]
http://www.fiec.org/upload/5/442069697193192633121121826571374225217903023805f1745v1.pdfII (II) [in French]
http://www.fiec.org/upload/5/1165472464723303893180981640166111685782115078f1814v1.pdfI (I) [in Spanish]
http://www.fiec.org/upload/5/127340301538920858438218775634330930817831485f1815v1.pdfII (II) [in Spanish]
http://www.fiec.org/upload/5/1709403610171366415717249073401828358103f1816v1.pdfIII (III) [in Spanish]
http://www.fiec.org/upload/5/18256195396436672691433415649699012629246242358f1746v1.pdfIII (III) [in French]
International Labour Office (ILO)
Kit on improvement of occupational safety and health in carpet weaving sector
Pack containing three training booklets and three videos on: musculoskeletal problems and their prevention in carpet weaving; nutritional needs of child and adult carpet weavers; health problems and their prevention in carpet weaving. It also includes seven posters on: musculoskeletal problems and their prevention in carpet weaving; nutritional needs of child and adult carpet weavers; health problems and their prevention in carpet weaving; skin problems and their prevention in carpet weaving; eye problems and their prevention in carpet weaving; respiratory problems and their prevention in carpet weaving; rights of carpet weaver children; from carpet weaving to education.
Centre for the Improvement of Working Conditions and Environment (CIWCE), Civic Centre Township (near Chandni Chowk), Lahore, Pakistan, 2003. Pack containing three training booklets 42p., 57p., 40p., three videos on CD-ROM and seven posters.
Good ergonomic work practices for the hotel industry
Many jobs in the hotel industry present risks of strain on the back or other parts of the body. Poor work postures may arise due to ignorance or to poorly-designed workstations. Besides awkward postures, risk factors include manual handling, prolonged standing and repetitive movements. This booklet contains illustrations that show good and bad ergonomics or postures for bellmen, front desk staff, room attendants, waiters, kitchen staff and laundry workers.
Ministry of Manpower, Occupational Health Department, 18 Havelock Road, Singapore 059764, Republic of Singapore, Feb. 2003. 27p. Illus.
Action against AIDS in the workplace: The Africa region
Besides affecting economic growth and social development of many Sub-Saharan African countries, AIDS is also a workplace issue. It reduces the supply of skilled labour and causes increased absenteeism and reduced productivity, adding to labour costs for employers. This folder aimed at employers contains information sheets that outline the key elements of an AIDS prevention policy. Contents: preventive actions by businesses; key components of a workplace policy; ten steps for the implementation of the workplace policy; key principles of the ILO code of practice; actions by trade unions.
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), 20 avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland, 2003. Folder containing 5 information sheets, 12p. Illus.
http://www.unaids.org/html/pub/Topics/Partnership-Menus/PDF/WORKPLACE_AFRICAfolder_en_pdf.pdf [in English]
Miller J., Tischer M., Vosseler C., Bark K., Weick V.
Chemical management guide
This guide was developed as part of a training programme for small to medium enterprises who wish to obtain cost savings through the improved management of chemicals. It describes a step-by-step approach to identify and reduce costs and risks related to the use of chemicals. A first step consists of identifying "hot spots" or critical issues with respect to inefficiency or hazards. A second step involves making an inventory of the chemicals used in the enterprise. The two steps provide the necessary information to calculate potential loses, assess risks, consider substitutes, determine improvements and controls, and monitor and evaluate the results obtained. Part III contains useful tools: basic concepts for risk assessment; description of control approaches; guide to the use of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs); list of R- and S-phrases; symbols used for labelling; glossary of terms.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5, 65780 Eschborn, Germany, 2003. 91p. Illus.
http://www2.gtz.de/chs/dload/ChemGuide.zip [in English]
Professional risks: Manual manipulation
Risques professionnels: manutentions manuelles [in French]
Contents of this booklet on the occupational hazards related to manual handling: circumstances leading to occupational accidents; potential effects and injuries from manual handling; prevention of hazards from manual handling (prevention of accidents, prevention of injuries to the spinal column by adopting correct work postures).
National Social Insurance Fund, Republic of Cameroon, [c2003]. 16p. Illus.
Professional risks: First aid guide
Risques professionnels: guide du sauveteur [in French]
Contents of this booklet on first aid: general first aid plan; essential gestures of the first aid worker; signalling of accidents and raising the alarm; attending to the victim; actions to be undertaken in the event of bleeding, unconsciousness, apnoea, cardiac arrest, traumatic injuries (lower limb, upper limb, head, spinal column).
National Social Insurance Fund, Republic of Cameroon, [c2003]. 16p. Illus.
Role of the officer in charge of safety in a company
Rôle du chargé de sécurité dans l'entreprise [in French]
This booklet outlines the key responsibilities of safety officers within the enterprise: inspection of work premises; maintaining occupational accident disease records; accompanying labour inspectors during visits; receiving suggestions and complaints from workers concerning occupational safety and hygiene; determining the needs for training and information of workers; advising management on the choice of individual and collective protection equipment; submitting proposals to the employer and issuing instructions to workers on occupational safety and hygiene; submit information to the National Social Insurance Fund as and when required.
National Social Insurance Fund, Republic of Cameroon, [c2003]. 8p. Illus.
Physiotherapy student placements in industry: A way of learning about OHS
Physiotherapists are important stakeholders in the field of injury management. As part of their training, final-year students from the University of South Australia spend time in industry placements undertaking occupational safety and health (OSH) projects which are focused on injury prevention. To ensure the ongoing availability of such placements, it is suggested that universities work closely with host organizations to meet their needs and to ensure that the benefits of having students outweigh the costs involved. This article presents a framework for host organizations to evaluate undergraduate physiotherapy student OSH placements.
Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand, Apr. 2003, Vol.19, No.2, p.159-166. Illus. 25 ref.
Safety posters, a tool for use in the promotion of occupational safety and health
L'affiche de sécurité, un outil au service de la prévention [in French]
The objective of this study was to address the issue of the role of safety posters in the promotion of occupational safety and health. Following some general comments on images and posters, the main stages in the life cycle of posters are discussed, including initial concept, design, evaluation, distribution, use, impact and new expectations. Findings drawn from literature or from interviews with users are competed with observations and analyses. Various types of evaluation tools applicable to safety posters are also mentioned.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Mar. 2003. 24p. Illus. 32 ref. Price: EUR 2.50.
Safety briefing handbook for shipyard supervisors
This handbook aimed at frontline supervisors provides guidance for conducting effective safety briefings for workers carrying out jobs in shipyards, in order to ensure that workers are briefed on safety matters. Topics covered: personal protective equipment; housekeeping; hand tools; mechanical hazards; manual lifting; permits-to-work system; confined spaces; electrical safety; falling hazards; drowning hazards; falling object hazards; fire and explosion hazards; health hazards.
Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI), Singapore, Republic of Singapore, 2003. 26p. Illus.
Strzelecka B., Zawadzka A.
An adventure in the country: See what threatens you!
Przygoda na wsi: Zobacz co ci zagraża! [in Polish]
This booklet was published by the Polish National Labour Inspectorate as a comic book intended for children. It contains information about hazards inherent in work and play on farms, in particular from animals, machinery, tools, electricity and agricultural chemicals.
Państwowa Inspekcja Pracy Główny Inspektorat Pracy, ul. Krucza 38/42 Warszawa, Poland, [c2003]. 34 p. Illus.
Forestry work - Basic responsibilities with respect to accident insurance and occupational safety: Information note aimed at owners of forests, forestry companies, forest wardens, farmers and the interested public
Travaux forestiers - Obligations fondamentales en matière d'assurance accidents et de sécurité au travail: Un feuillet d'information pour les propriétaires de forêts, les entreprises forestières, les gardes-forestiers, les agriculteurs et le public intéressé [in French]
Waldarbeit - Die grundlegenden Pflichten bezüglich Unfallversicherung und Arbeitssicherheit: Ein Merkblatt für Waldeigentümer, Forstunternehmer, Förster, Landwirte und weitere Interessierte [in German]
I lavori forestali - Gli obblighi fondamentali relativi all'assicurazione infortuni e alla tutela della salute: Istruzioni per i proprietari di boschi, imprenditori forestali, forestali, agricoltori e per altre persone interessate [in Italian]
This information leaflet describes the responsibilities with respect to accident insurance for forestry companies and their workers. It also presents the levels of responsibility (employer, supervisor, worker) together with the measures to be taken to ensure occupational safety (technical and organizational measures, and measures that apply to workers).
Suva, Arbeitssicherheit, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 2003. 6p. Illus. 21 ref
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/88202-d.pdf [in German]
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/88202-f.pdf [in French]
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/88202-i.pdf [in Italian]
International Labour Office
Work improvement for safe home (WISH)
It is estimated that there are close to a million home workers in Thailand, working in industries and sectors including garment manufacturing, shoemaking, handicrafts, jewellery polishing, and the manufacturing of fishing nets and agricultural seeds. The substances and equipment present in the homes for production purposes may pose numerous occupational safety and health hazards to the workers and their families. These hazards include manual handling of heavy materials and loads, strenuous work postures, long and irregular working hours, use of dangerous machines and exposure to heat, noise and chemicals. Based on experiences of home workers participating in occupational safety and health programmes, this manual provides home workers with practical measures for improving safety, health and working conditions.
Asian-Pacific Regional Programme on Occupational Safety and Health, P.O. Box 2-349, Rajdamnern Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand 2003. x, 112p. Illus.
Hinde A., Ager R.
Health and Safety Executive
Benchmarking the competent person in manufacturing and engineering sectors
The objective of this survey was to improve the understanding of competence levels held by people acting as nominated competent persons, as per the provisions of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (see CIS 02-1507). It shows how the issue is addressed in 502 companies in the manufacturing and engineering sectors. Findings indicate that the competent person is likely to be senior within the organization, and have considerable experience within that industry. The level of health and safety training was variable, ranging from 20% of persons with no training to 20% having level 3 standard qualifications or above. The level of training and resources provided does not correlate with risk level, but does with company size.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. viii, 62p. Illus. 42 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr121.pdf [in English]
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