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CIS 03-1251 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. [in English]

CIS 03-1103 How to prevent accidents on small construction sites
Zuiaa ajali katika ujenzi [in Swahili]
This training booklet provides practical details for the prevention of accidents on small construction sites. Through illustrations, it highlights acts to be avoided and the correct procedure to be adopted in specific situations. Contents: work on ladders, trestle stages and scaffolds; excavation, propping and shoring; risk of slipping; protection against falls from heights; work on roofs; lifting of loads; personal protective equipment (helmets, respirators, safety spectacles, ear protection, gloves). This booklet is an illustrated summary of the ILO code of practice on safety and health in the construction industry (see CIS 92-894).
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2003. 39p. Illus.

CIS 03-1102 Safety advice: Construction industry
This booklet presents the various accident risks in the construction and public works industries, as well as appropriate preventive measures. Summary: general advice; personal protective equipment; housekeeping on the construction site and at the work station; shoring; collective protection against falls from heights; ladders; scaffolding; machinery and tools; carrying of loads; gas and hazardous substances; electric installations; first aid and social security. This publication is a translation of a French publication originally written by a working group of the International Social Security Association under the title "Conseils de sécurité: bâtiment et travaux publics" (see CIS 84-242).
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2003. 70p. Illus.

CIS 03-1106 Safety and temporary work - Course on occupational safety and health for consultants and management
Sécurité et intérim - Cours sur la sécurité et la santé au travail pour les consultants et les dirigeants [in French]
Topics included in this training course on the safety and health of temporary workers: workers' well-being in Belgium; occupational safety and health in Luxembourg; occupational hazards; occupational accidents; occupational diseases and sickness absenteeism; safe work; work procedures and permits-to-work; emergency plans; dangerous substances; fire and explosions; confined spaces; tools, machinery and work equipment; manual handling; slips, falls and trips; work at height; welding; electricity; radiation; asbestos; noise and vibration; ergonomics; personal protective equipment.
Prévention et Intérim, Service central de prévention pour le secteur du travail intérimaire asbl, 21/1 avenue de l'Héliport, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium, [c2003]. 200p. Illus.

CIS 03-1094 2003 catalogue
Catalogue 2003 [in French]
Catalogue of services offered by PREVENT for the year 2003, grouped under the following headings: subscription services; consultancy and project management services; information; documentation; training and advisory services; services; audiovisual publications; print publications (periodicals, special reports, practical guides to legislation, booklets, folders, support tools); posters and support materials for information campaigns.
PREVENT, rue Gachard 88, Bte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2003. 60p. Illus.

CIS 03-1115 Jost M., Francioli P., Iten A., Jost J., Colombo C., Cartier B., Rüegger M., Gutzwiller A.
Prevention of blood-borne infections in medical laboratories
Verhütung blutübertragbarer Infektionen in medizinischen Laboratorien [in German]
Prévention des infections transmises par voie sanguine dans les laboratoires médicaux [in French]
Prevenzione delle infezioni transmese par la via ematica nel laboatori di analisi cliniche [in Italian]
Aimed at medical laboratory workers, this booklet addresses the issue of infection hazards from HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C in the event of accidental exposure to blood or other biological fluids. Contents: infection hazards; purpose of prevention; main preventive measures (avoiding pricks and injuries, avoiding contact with blood and biological fluids, ensuring cleanliness and hygiene during work, hepatitis B vaccination); measures to be taken in the event of accidental exposure. Updated version of CIS 90-2071.
Suva, Abteilung Arbeitsmedizin, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 4th rev.ed., May 2003. 7p. 1 ref. [in German] [in French] [in Italian]

CIS 03-1114 Jost M., Francioli P., Iten A., Jost J., Colombo C., Cartier B., Rüegger M., Gutzwiller A.
Prevention of blood-borne infections during patient care
Prévention des infections transmises par voie sanguine lors de soins aux patients [in French]
Verhütung blutübertragbarer Infektionen beim Umgang mit Patienten [in German]
Prevenzione delle infezioni trasmese par la via ematica nel contatto con i pazienti [in Italian]
Aimed at health care workers in contact with patients, this booklet addresses the issue of infection hazards from HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C in the event of accidental exposure to blood or other biological fluids. Contents: infection hazards; purpose of prevention; main preventive measures (avoiding pricks and injuries, avoiding contact with blood and biological fluids, ensuring cleanliness and hygiene during work, hepatitis B vaccination); measures to be taken in the event of accidental exposure. Updated version of CIS 90-2070.
Suva, Abteilung Arbeitsmedizin, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 5th rev.ed., May 2003. 7p. 1 ref. [in German] [in French] [in Italian]

CIS 03-1093 Bestratén Belloví M.
Manual of procedures for the prevention of occupational hazards - Guide to its preparation
Manual de procedimientos de prevención de riesgos laborales - Guía de elaboración [in Spanish]
This guide is a help to the preparation and implementation of an occupational safety and health management system within the enterprise. It presents in detail the various procedures and contains summary sheets and check lists for each. Contents: definition of an occupational safety and health policy; hazard evaluation; measures or activities aimed at mitigating or eliminating the risks; risk monitoring and control; management of the predictable changes within the enterprise (projects, changes in equipment or processes, acquisition of machinery, subcontracting, etc.); management of predicable events (emergency plans, first aid, analysis of accident causes); management of documentation and occupational safety and health records; safety audits; auto-evaluation questionnaires on occupational safety and health management.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2003. 276p. Illus. 57 ref. Price: EUR 23.33.

CIS 03-1092 Ton T.K., Kawakami T.
Work improvement in neighbourhood development (WIND): training programme on safety, health and working conditions in agriculture
The work improvement in neighbourhood development (WIND) training programme provides practical responses to the specific problems of agricultural safety and health. It applies a participatory and action-oriented training approach designed for rapid and sustainable improvements in the safety, health and working conditions of farmers. This programme has been implemented in Viet Nam with the assistance of the ILO and other organizations. This training manual presents a check-list for defining actions and priorities in various fields: materials storage and handling, workstation design and work tools, machine safety, work environment and control of hazardous agents, welfare facilities and work organization. 42 checkpoints related to these fields are described, mentioning the benefits for the farmer and possible improvements. Photographs showing examples of good organization are also included, together with the corresponding explanations.
Centre for Occupational Health and Environment, Department of Health, Cantho Province, Viet Nam, 2003. vi, 130p. Illus.

CIS 03-1118 Di Martino V., Gold D., Schaap A.
Managing emerging health-related problems at work - SOLVE: Stress, Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs, HIV/AIDS, Violence
Gérer les problèmes émergents liés à la santé dans le monde du travail - SOLVE : Stress, violence, alcool et drogue, VIH/sida, tabagisme [in French]
SOLVE is an interactive educational programme designed to assist in the development of policy and action to address psychosocial issues at the workplace. Stress, alcohol and drugs, violence (both physical and psychological), HIV/AIDS and tobacco all lead to health-related problems for the worker and lower productivity for the enterprise or organization. Taken together, they represent a major cause of accidents, fatal injuries, disease and absenteeism at work in both industrialized and developing countries. SOLVE focuses on prevention in translating concepts into policies and policies into action at the national and enterprise levels. This training package (folder and CD-ROM) provides the foundation for a five-day interactive training course with a goal to give participants the knowledge and skills to formulate a comprehensive policy and strategies to address these issues in the workplace. (See also CIS 01-746).
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2003. Loose-leaf folder. Approx.120p. Illus. Bibl.ref. + CD-ROM.

CIS 03-1117
Health and Safety Executive
Real solutions, real people - A managers' guide to tackling work-related stress
This tutorial kit contains practical advice on finding ways to tackle the causes of stress at work. It builds on the familiar risk assessment approach. It includes case studies which deal with specific aspects of work-design of various occupations identified as organizational risk factors for work-related stress (demands, control, support, relationships, role and change). The kit comprises a folder containing a guidance booklet, a guide aimed at managers, a guide for employees, 25 cards containing possible solutions, ideas or case studies, and a poster where the steps of the action plan are summarized.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. Folder contaning: Booklet (v, 65p., Illus.); Managers' guide (v, 42p. 21 ref.); Guide for employees (4p., 1 ref.; 25 solution cards; poster). Price: GBP 25.00.

CIS 03-1109 Reducing roofers' exposure to asphalt fumes
This guide is aimed at roofers or contractors who work with hot asphalt on roofs. It lists the steps for reducing exposure to asphalt fumes. Topics covered: health effects of asphalt fumes; steps to be taken by contractors before starting work; safe working practices; appropriate personal protective equipment; personal hygiene practices.
Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2002, USA, Sep. 2003. 13p. Illus. 3 ref. [in English]

CIS 03-544 Are you aware of the hazard potential of your enterprise? - A hazard portfolio enabling you to establish an overview
Connaissez-vous le potentiel de danger de votre entreprise? - Le portefeuille des dangers vous permet d'obtenir une vue d'ensemble [in French]
Kennen Sie das Gafahrenpotenzial im Betrieb? - Das Gefahren - Portfolio verschafft einen Überblick [in German]
Conoscete il potenziale di pericolo nella vostra azienda? - Il portfolio dei pericoli: una panoramica [in Italian]
Applying the "hazards portfolio" approach, one can get an overview of the risks within the enterprise and respond to the legal requirements in the field of occupational safety. This booklet presents the approach and explains the various steps involved for its' implementation. Contents: introduction and definitions; developing the hazards portfolio; applying the results of the hazards portfolio. Appendices include: forms for listing the hazards inventory and portfolio; hazard tables; example of hazards portfolio for a fictitious road surfacing enterprise.
Suva, Gesundheitsschutz, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 1st ed., Apr. 2003. 26p. Illus. 15 ref. [in French] [in German] [in Italian]

CIS 03-953 Graveling R.A., Melrose A.S., Hanson M.A.
Health and Safety Executive
The principles of good manual handling: Achieving a consensus
This report presents the outcome of a study carried out to establish scientifically-based principles for manual handling training, both for conventional (two-handed, symmetrical) lifting and for "non-standard" lifting, where the conventional technique is inapplicable. A core feature of the study was a "Delphi" exercise, consulting with 37 international experts in a variety of disciplines related to manual handling training. A series of eleven principles were identified on the basis of their comments relating to conventional lifting. A review of published literature relevant to the different lifting scenarios also was carried out to provide the basis for scientifically-supported principles in non-standard situations. These may provide practical guidance for situations where conventional two-handed symmetrical lifting is not possible.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. vi, 111p. Illus. 71 ref. Price: GBP 20.00. [in English]

CIS 03-546 Paranjape S.S.
Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh
Occupational safety and health (Union's education handbook)
Aimed at trade union officials, the purpose of this handbook is to provide basic information on occupational safety and health (OSH). Main topics: ILO Convention 155 and Recommendation 164 (see CIS 82-890), Conventions 161 and Recommendation 171 (see CIS 86-859) and other important conventions and recommendations; guidelines on the ILO-OSH 2001 management system; Indian OSH legislation; lists of industries involving hazardous processes; lists of notifiable occupational diseases; list of occupational diseases under workmen's compensation legislation; lists of hazardous substances; first aid; fire protection; housekeeping; personal protective equipment; ergonomics; safety audits; HIV/AIDS.
Bharatiya Shramshodh Mandal, 185 Shaniwar Peth, Pune 411030, India, 2003. 67p. Illus.

CIS 03-548
Health and Safety Executive
Quarry safety
This booklet comments the safety issues to be addressed in quarries. The following topics are covered in the form of a check-list with illustrations showing the correct and the wrong way to act: design; management; training; workforce involvement; management structure; continuing development; electricity; conveyors; lifting and handling; access on/off vehicles; sheeting; all-round visibility; excavation; edge protection.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, June 2003. 8p. Illus. 6 ref.

CIS 03-561
Health and Safety Executive
Understanding ergonomics at work
The purpose of this booklet on ergonomics at work is to attempt to reduce occupational accidents and diseases, and to improve productivity by adapting the task to the worker. Contents: definition of ergonomics; how ergonomics can improve occupational safety and health; workplace problems that can be solved by ergonomics (work at screens, manual handling, stress, work time schedules); identifying ergonomic problems; what to do when ergonomic problems are identified; case studies of ergonomic improvements (engine assembler, receptionist working at a screen).
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, rev. ed., Jan. 2003. 12p. Illus. 17 ref. [in English]

CIS 03-565 Carol Llopart S.
Planning of safety training in the enterprise
Planificación de la formación en seguridad en la empresa [in Spanish]
One of the main problems in enterprise safety training is that it is carried out in a dispersed and unplanned manner. This article explains how to prepare a strategic safety training plan. Main topics covered: identifying training needs; defining training objectives; preparing and analysing the draft training plan; presenting the training plan to senior management, middle management and to members of the safety and hygiene committee; implementation and follow-up; evaluation of the results. Advantages and disadvantages of several training strategies are presented in tabular form.
Prevención, Jan.-Mar. 2003, No.163, p.62-71. Illus. 3 ref.

CIS 03-542 Wüthrich P., Odermatt R.
Safety and health during work and leisure activities - Current situation and future prospects
Sécurité et santé au travail et durant les loisirs - aujourd'hui et demain [in French]
Sicherheit und Gesundheit am Arbeitsplatz und in der Freizeit - heute und morgen [in German]
Sicurezza e salute sul lavoro e nel tempo libero: oggi e domani [in Italian]
Contents of the booklet on safety and health during work and leisure activities: current situation with respect to safety at work and during leisure activities; occupational safety and hygiene at the enterprise level; new legal provisions concerning occupational physicians and other occupational safety specialists; legal basis for surveillance and organization of surveillance; role of SUVA (Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund); prevention of occupational safety and health problems and the health promotion at the enterprise level; safety during leisure activities; future prospects. Replaces CIS 99-1155.
Suva, protection de la santé, Case postale, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland, 5th ed., 2003. 59p. Illus. 16 ref. [in French] [in Italian] [in German]

CIS 03-524 Regulations concerning specialized training for work with explosives [Slovenia]
Pravilnik o strokovni usposobljenosti za delo z eksplozivi [in Slovenian]
Regulations on the types of work with explosives that require training, as well as on the conditions under which such training is offered. In annex: required contents of the courses offered; sample certificate of competence.
Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 21 Aug. 2003, Vol.13, No.82, p.12164-12168. [in Slovenian]

CIS 03-97
Health and Safety Executive
New and expectant mothers at work
This booklet is aimed at health professionals in Britain who provide advice to new and expectant mothers. Contents: duties of employers under the Management of Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (see CIS 02-1507); medical statement when work adjustments are required; maternity certificate; adjusting the working conditions to the pregnancy-related medical conditions (high blood pressure); alternate work in the case of risky conditions (physical or chemical hazards, biological agents; difficult working conditions); rest facilities; night work; impact on maternity rights of issuing a medical statement.
Internet copy only, Mar. 2003. 12p. Illus. 9 ref. [in English]

CIS 03-96
Health and Safety Executive
A guide for new and expectant mothers who work
This booklet answers the questions new and expectant mothers may have about actions they need to take and measures their employer should take to protect their health and that of their child. Contents: legislation and employer's responsibility; informing the employer about the pregnancy and breastfeeding; hazard assessment of the workplace; changing working hours; work breaks; working at night; maternity rights; returning to work; workplace risks associated with breastfeeding; where to get advice or further information.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Mar. 2003. 15p. Illus. 9 ref. [in English]

CIS 03-81
Health and Safety Executive
Aching arms (or RSI) in small businesses - Is ill health due to upper limb disorders a problem in your workplace?
This booklet is designed to help employers and managers in small enterprises to understand upper limb disorders (ULDs), often called "RSI" (repetitive strain injury). Contents: definition; symptoms; difference between ULD and RSI; managing ULDs; risk assessment in the workplace; measures for reducing the risks; dealing with ULDs.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Feb. 2003. 12p. Illus 6 ref. [in English]

CIS 03-79
Health and Safety Executive
An introduction to health and safety: Health and safety in small businesses
This booklet on occupational safety and health is aimed mainly at persons who manage small firms, but also at employees and their representatives. It covers the key areas of risk at work: managing health and safety; slips, trips and falls; asbestos; hazardous substances; falls from heights; musculoskeletal disorders; display screens; noise; vibration; electricity; equipment and machinery; maintenance and building work; workplace transport; pressure systems; fire and explosion; radiation; stress; first aid; accident reporting. It includes a section on making a risk assessment and preparing a health and safety policy document. Replaces CIS 98-132.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Apr. 2003. 33p. Illus. [in English]

CIS 03-264
Health and Safety Executive
Caring for cleaners - Guidance and case studies on how to prevent musculoskeletal disorders
Aimed at all persons involved with the management of health and safety in the cleaning services sector, this document provides guidance on recognizing and controlling the manual handling and upper limb risks faced by cleaners at work. 16 case studies and useful tips are presented, showing how certain organizations have reached a simple and ergonomic solution. In appendices: checklists (required equipment, maintenance of equipment, work postures, worker's workplace and environment assessment, work and organization assessment); questionnaire for the assessment of cleaner's musculoskeletal symptoms.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Apr. 2003. vi, 66p. Illus. 25 ref. Price: GBP 9.50.

CIS 03-151
Health and Safety Executive
Health and safety regulation - A short guide
The purpose of this booklet is to explain the differences between guidance, approved codes of practice and regulations in the context of occupational safety and health in the United Kingdom. An appendix includes references to important pieces of safety and health legislation. Previous editions (e.g. CIS 95-1309) are replaced.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Aug. 2003. 12p. Illus. 16 ref. [in English]

CIS 02-1566 Work and your health
El trabajo y tu salud [in Spanish]
Aimed at workers, this booklet explains what is meant by prevention of occupational hazards, what these hazards are, what are the preventive measures and how prevention is organized within the enterprise. Main topics covered: conditions of work and risk factors; various aspects to be taken into consideration to ensure occupational safety (housekeeping and cleanliness, machinery and equipment, hand tools, lifting tools, conveyor belts, electrical hazards, fires); physical work environment (noise, vibration, thermal environment, lighting, radiation); chemical and biological contaminants; physical and mental workload (workplace ergonomics, work postures, repetitive movement); work organization (hours of work, shift work); hazard evaluation; safety and health organization within the enterprise.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2003. 85p. Illus. Price: EUR: 6.46.


CIS 08-268 Training course on occupational safety and health (OSH) and hazardous child labour in the informal sector shoe-manufacturing
Binder containing materials distributed to the participants of a training course on hazardous child labour in the informal sector shoe manufacturing held in Bandung, Indonesia, 14-17 October 2002. Organized jointly by the ILO and the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), its objective was to raise awareness in occupational safety and health issues. Contents: programme and objectives of the training course (schedule, course description, exercises and participant evaluation); hazardous child work in the footwear industry; hazard identification; participatory action training in the informal sector; work improvement in small enterprises; workplace visits; additional sources of information.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2002. Approx. 200p. Binder containing various course materials.

CIS 06-1039
Bureau of Workers' Activities
Health and safety for women and children
Salāma wa ṣiḥḥa al-nisā' wa al-aṭfāl [in Arabic]
Arabic translation of the manual indexed under CIS 97-444. This training module provides students with basic information on some of the health and safety issues for two special categories of workers: women and children. Contents: reproductive hazards (before conception, during pregnancy and after birth); other health and safety issues for women workers (personal security, maternity leave, maximum weights); information on the health of children at work (exposure to environmental agents, working capacity, psychosocial risks, primary health care); elimination of child labour (at the community and national level). In exercise: case studies on child labour. Glossary. Appendices: reproductive toxicity of certain chemicals; carcinogenic chemicals in electronics manufacturing; relevant ILO standards, conventions and recommendations
Ministry of Health, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic, 2002. x, 70p. Illus.

CIS 06-1023 Training of persons elected to occupational hygiene, safety and working conditions committees
Formation des élus CHS-CT [in French]
Document pack for trainers in a five-day programme developed by a French trade union for the training of workers elected to occupational hygiene, safety and working conditions committees (CHSCTs). Topics covered include: concepts of safety and health at work; role and functions of the CHSCT; and analysis of accident causes to determine preventive measures.
Formation syndicale CGT, rue de Paris 263, 93516 Montreuil Cedex, France, Mar. 2002. 140p. Illus.

CIS 06-534 Using work equipment safely
This booklet is aimed at owners and managers of small businesses and provides simple, practical advice on the safe use of work equipment. Guidance is given on the identification of potential hazards, and the reduction of risk by using the right equipment for the job, making sure that machinery and hand tools are safe, guarding dangerous parts of machines, selecting the right controls, maintenance of machinery and equipment and instruction and training of employees. It also describes common causes of accidents in small businesses when using ladders, drilling machines and fork-lift trucks. Replaces previous edition (CIS 00-661).
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, June 2002. 16p. Illus. 15 ref. [in English]

CIS 04-265 Teaching the principles of analysis of the causes of occupational accidents - Causal tree
Nauczanie zasad analizy wypadków przy pracy - Drzewo przyczyn [in Polish]
Training material aimed at trainers instructing safety personnel on causal trees, a method of post-accident analysis enabling the use of safety management techniques. Polish translation of a document published by the French Institute of Research and Safety (INRS ED 1500).
Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy, ul. Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warszawa, Poland, 2002. 82p. Illus. (Folder containing 14 leaflets)

CIS 04-269 Chemical substances and preparations - Identification and hazard evaluation
Substancje i preparaty chemiczne - Identyfikacja i ocena zagrożeń [in Polish]
Training pack consisting of a folder containing leaflets on the identification and hazard evaluation of chemical substances and preparations. It is aimed at employers and employees of SMEs producing or using chemicals. It consists of the Polish translation of a document published by the French Institute of Research and Safety (INRS ED 1504).
Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy, ul. Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warszawa, Poland, 2002. 94p. Illus. (Folder containing 20 leaflets).

CIS 03-1730 Ketola R., Toivonen R., Häkkänen M., Luukkonen R., Takala E.P., Viikari-Juntura E.
Effects of ergonomic intervention in work with video display units
This study evaluated the effect of an intensive ergonomic approach and education on workstation changes and musculoskeletal disorders among workers who used a video display unit (VDU). The 124 subjects were allocated into three groups (intensive ergonomics, ergonomic education, reference) using stratified random sampling. The evaluation involved questionnaires, a diary of discomfort, measurements of workload and an ergonomic rating of the workstations. The intensive and training groups showed less musculoskeletal discomfort than the reference group after two months of follow-up. Positive effects were seen primarily for the shoulder, neck and upper back areas. Both the intensive ergonomics approach and education in ergonomics help reduce discomfort in VDU work. In attempts to improve the physical ergonomics of VDU workstations, the best result will be achieved with cooperative planning in which both workers and practitioners are actively involved.
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, Feb. 2002, Vol.28, No.1, p.18-24. Illus. 22 ref.

CIS 03-1104 Safety and health in the office
Sécurité et santé au bureau [in French]
Veilig en gezond op kantoor [in Dutch]
Booklet on occupational safety and health in office environments. Topics covered: work at screens; office furniture; housekeeping; lifting of loads and strain injuries; electrical hazards; heating; noise; tobacco smoke; stress; dangerous substances; fire hazards; environmental protection.
PREVENT, rue Gachard 88, Bte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2002. 23p. Illus 8 ref. Price: EUR 3.00.

CIS 03-1108 Gagné M., Filion A.M.
Guide to using information sheets
Guide d'utilisation d'une fiche signalétique [in French]
The aim of this guide is to help understand and use the information contained in product information sheets (material safety data sheets) according to the information system on dangerous substances used at work (SIMDUT). The Canadian product information sheet is required to present nine categories of information: information on the product; information on the preparation of the product information sheet; dangerous incidents; physical properties; fire and explosion hazards; reactivity; toxicological properties; preventive measures; first aid. The guide provides an explanation of each of these aspects.
Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST), 1199, rue de Bleury, C.P. 1200, Succursale Terminus, Montréal, (Québec) H3C 4E1, Canada, 2002. 86p. Illus. [in French]

CIS 03-1116 Mun J.H.
Back pain prevention among workers - Back pain prevention through gymnastics
Guloja yotong yebang (Yotong yebang chejo) [in Korean]
This training manual aimed at workers presents simple stretching exercises for the prevention of back pain at worksites. For each exercise, it includes detailed explanations and drawings. The following exercises are proposed: strengthening of waist and abdominal muscles; relaxing of waist muscles; simultaneous strengthening of waist, abdomen, hip and leg muscles; exercises for persons with scoliosis; correct posture therapy; proper stretching exercises to ease back pain and types of stretching exercises which should be avoided.
Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency, 34-4 Gu-san dong, Bupyung gu, Inchon 403-711, Republic of Korea, July 2002. 29p. Illus.

CIS 03-1105 Knutti R., Bucheli A., Graf M., Grüninger A.W., Stracke R.
Accidents don't just happen! - Safety and health protection in offices
L'accident n'arrive pas par hasard! - Sécurité et protection de la santé dans les bureaux [in French]
Accidents often occur in office environments, examples being tripping on open drawers, falls in stairways and falls from office chairs used as stepladders. This safety guide presents a general overview of the hazards that are present in offices and proposes advice on how they can be avoided. It also contains information on the rights and duties of employers and employees with respect to occupational safety and health. Contents: job content, work organization and behaviour; office workplaces and work environment; other workplaces and activities; buildings; infrastructure; example of an office safety check-list. Replaces the 1992 document (CIS 92-1838) on the same topic.
Commission fédérale pour la coordination de la sécurité au travail, P.O. Box, 6002 Lucerne, Switzerland, 2002. 103p. Illus. Index.

CIS 03-1119 Key for preventing and combating violence, bullying and sexual harassment in the workplace
Clés pour prévenir et lutter contre la violence et le harcèlement moral ou sexuel au travail [in French]
Wegwijs in ... de preventie en bescherming tegen geweld, pesten en ongewenst seksueel gedrag op het werk [in Dutch]
New regulations concerning the protection of workers against violence, bullying or sexual harassment came into force in Belgium on 1 July 2002. Aimed in particular at persons within the enterprise responsible for applying the regulations, the objective of this booklet is to help better understand the scope of the regulations. Contents: definitions and scope of the regulations; occupational safety and health policies; role of the occupational safety and health advisor; role of the trusted advisor; workers' protection; protection of employers and third parties; penalties; help to victims.
Federaal Ministerie van Tewerkstelling en Arbeid, Belliardstraat 51, 1040 Brussel, Belgium, Oct. 2002. 56p. Illus. [in French] [in Dutch]

CIS 03-1097 Sarkodie K.A., Otieku Boadu E., Clarke E.K., Ollennu Bridges A.A.
A handbook on occupational health
This manual is aimed at employers of both large and small enterprises, and it addresses basic issues of occupational hygiene. Contents: principles and practice of occupational health; principles of prevention and control; occupational health problems in Ghana; role of health workers in occupational health services.
Ghana Health Service, Ministry of Health, Occupational and Environmental Health Unit, Accra, Ghana, 2002. 145p. Illus. 41 ref.

CIS 03-1111
Health and Safety Executive
This leaflet contains information on how to prevent the risk of hearing damage in agriculture. Topics covered: legal requirements; what employers, employees and self-employed have to do regarding noise exposure; harmful noise levels; preventive measures to be taken when working with certain equipment (tractors, chain saws, barn machinery) or animals; different types of ear protection.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, May 2002. 8p. Illus. 6 ref. [in English]

CIS 03-543
Health and Safety Executive
5 steps to information, instruction and training
This booklet provides guidance on the provision of information, instruction and training for employees. The type of information to be supplied is described along with those who need the information, when it should be supplied, how to provide the information and how to check that the information has been effective. Checklists cover what managers and supervisors need to know, legal requirements, and approaches to training. Replaces CIS 97-477.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Feb. 2002. 15p. [in English]

CIS 03-855 Toivonen M., Pääkkönen R., Savolainen S., Lehtomäki K.
Noise attenuation and proper insertion of earplugs into ear canals
To determine whether noise attenuation can be improved by informing workers on the proper insertion of earplugs, 54 randomly-selected male subjects were divided into two groups: an untrained group (25 persons) and a group who had received training (29 persons). The trained group was provided with information on earplug insertion and allowed to practice the insertion procedure, whereas the untrained group acted as controls. The success of the training was measured by the MIRE (microphone in real ear) and REAT (real ear at threshold) methods, visual evaluation and an inspection of the subjects' ear canals. According to the MIRE method, average noise attenuation was 21dB for the untrained group and 31dB for the trained group. With the REAT method, attenuation at 1000Hz was 24dB for the untrained group and 30dB for the trained group. The visual evaluation of the earplug fit was 1.9 for the untrained group and 2.6 for the trained group (scales 0-3).
Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Aug. 2002, Vol.46, No.6, p.527-530. Illus. 8 ref.

CIS 03-571 Chisenga S.
Health, safety and environmental promotions in Zimbabwe
This article presents an overview of national occupational safety and health policies in Zimbabwe as well as the outline of a proposed programme to train trainers in occupational safety and health (OSH). Contents: introduction; key linkages and programmes; national goals; modules for training OSH trainers (target group, duration of the course, course objectives, importance of the support of senior management, course topics, course evaluation).
On Guard, Mar. 2002, Vol.7, No.1, p.3-8. Illus.

CIS 03-720 Kiesau G.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Work, technology, safety and health in a knowledge society - Knowledge management in learning organizations
Arbeit, Technik, Sicherheit und Gesundheit in der Wissensgesellschaft - Wissensmanagement in lernenden Organisationen [in German]
Proceedings of a workshop on the knowledge management in the field of occupational safety and health held in Dortmund, Germany on 6-7 March 2001. Main topics covered: how to use the internal knowledge base of the enterprise; knowledge management in a global enterprise; individual and enterprise-level learning processes; from knowledge transmission to knowledge management; trends in occupational functions in learning organizations; safety and health management; use of multimedia learning tools; information management and communication using the Internet.
Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2002. 310p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: EUR 24.50.

CIS 03-672 Johnson K.A., Ruppe J.
A job safety program for construction workers designed to reduce the potential for occupational injury using tool box training sessions and computer-assisted biofeedback stress management techniques
This programme was conducted at a building company in Hawaii employing a multi-cultural workforce performing included drywall and carpentry work. The following topics were selected for this project: fire prevention training; blood-borne pathogen training; ergonomic risk evaluation and ergonomic interventions; stress evaluation; training on avoiding slips, trips, and falls; electrical safety training; computer-assisted methods of stress evaluation (based on electromyography, electrocardiography, electroencephalography and recordings of galvanic skin response, heart rate, blood volume and breathing). Workshops and training sessions were held for each topic. As a result of the programme, subsequent observed safety hazards, reported injuries, and levels of perceived stress were reduced for the majority of the study population.
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 2002, Vol.8, No.3, p.321-329. 10 ref.

CIS 03-552
Health and Safety Commission
Skin problems in the printing industry
Dermatitis is a serious problem in the printing industry. In a recent study involving 1189 workers, 41% had suffered from a skin complaint at a given time and 10% had a current problem. In 58% of the cases, the skin problems were diagnosed as being work-related. This booklet provides practical advice on how to prevent skin problems, in particular dermatitis, in the printing industry. Contents: how dermatitis develops; symptoms; substances that can aggravate a skin condition; processes with a high occurrence of dermatitis; legislation; responsibilities of management; prevention; protective gloves; protective creams; skin inspection; health records; monitoring of skin problems.
HSE Books, P.O.Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, rev. ed., Mar. 2002. 11p. lllus. 9 ref. [in English]

CIS 03-556
Health and Safety Executive
The safe use of gas cylinders
Accidents involving gas cylinders can cause serious injury or even death. This booklet provides simple practical advice on eliminating or reducing the risks associated with using gas cylinders. Contents: training; maintenance; repair; periodic examinations; handling and use; lifting; transport; storage; filling; legislation. Replaces CIS 01-69.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, rev. ed., Apr. 2002. 18p. Illus. 15 ref. [in English]

CIS 03-545
Health and Safety Executive
Working together - Guidance on health and safety for contractors and suppliers
Large firms often contract tasks such as installation, maintenance, waste disposal or cleaning of tanks to smaller firms. These jobs can be particularly risky because they are done on site and under conditions which are unfamiliar to the workers carrying them out. This booklet is aimed at small enterprises or independent workers involved in contract work and outlines the safety and health aspects to be taken into consideration when performing contract work for larger enterprises. Contents: general information on safety and health; legislation; what needs to be done in order to comply with legislation (health and safety policy statement; hazard evaluation; information and training; reporting of occupational accidents; insurance coverage; supervision; monitoring safety and health performance); self-appraisal check list. Replaces CIS 98-1235.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, rev. ed., Jan. 2002. 19p. Illus. 17 ref. [in English]

CIS 03-986 Hahne J., Baaske G., Sedlaček D., Schubert J.F.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Risk management during shipboard emergencies
Risikomanagement in Notfallsituationen an Bord von Seeschiffen [in German]
An analysis of past incidents shows that effective safety management on board ships enables action to minimize risk. This report studies the importance of the subjective aspects of effective safety management, and in particular the stress on the master of the ship and on human behaviour in general during the various phases of an emergency. A computer-assisted method for training in human behaviour during emergencies has been developed. An emotion-management programme and an exercise designed to be integrated into the ship steering simulator were also developed and tested during a workshop attended by pilots. The training material in grouped together on a CD-ROM.
Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2002. 263p. Illus. 141 ref. Includes CD-ROM. Price: EUR 23.50.

CIS 03-560 Garcia C.A.
Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego
Plant layout
Plant layout [in Portuguese]
This is a complete rewriting of the earlier version of the manual on plant layout analysed under CIS 84-1174. Contents: theoretical section: general concepts, layout principles, flows and dimensioning; logistics (enterprise logistics principles, storage, transport); signalling; industrial layouts (communication systems, fluid piping systems, instrumentation and equipment); planning of premises (floors, separation walls, roofing, foundations, loads); integration of different sectors (production area, administration and relaxation area, green areas, and parking and in-plant traffic areas); practical example of the layout of a rivet plant (project data collection, machinery dimensioning, raw materials required, flow study, calculating the dimensions of the different areas).
Fundacentro, Rua Capote Valente 710, São Paulo, SP 05409-002, Brazil, 3rd ed., 2002. 370p. Illus. 87 ref. Price: BRL 10.00.

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