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Annual report 2009
Report on the activities of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health in 2008. Contents: Director General's review; impact of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health on occupational health and well-being at work; international activities; basic functions and key figures; awards; human resources; finances; administration.
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, Finland, 2009. 66p. Illus.
http://www.ttl.fi/en/fioh/planning_and_follow_up/Documents/TTL_vsk_2009_eng_netti_72dpi.pdf [in English]
Health and safety Executive
Reducing ill-health and accidents in motor vehicle repair
This revised booklet outlines the main causes of occupational accidents and diseases in motor vehicle repair, namely manual handling, plant and equipment and fire and explosion. It contains a checklist reminding workers of the measures that need to be taken to reduce ill health and accidents. It has been updated to take account of changes in industry practice since the first version was published. Contents; slips and trips; plant and equipment; manual handling; falls; transport; fire and explosion; electrical safety; skin diseases.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Dec. 2009. 15p. Illus. 12 ref.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/PUBNS/indg356.pdf [in English]
Annual report of activities 2009
Annual report of activities of the Centre for the Improvement of Working Conditions and Environment of the Industrial Relations Institute of the Province of Punjab, Pakistan, for the year 2009. Topics addressed include: awards received; case studies of accidents; certifications received; construction of new facilities; information dissemination for the prevention of child labour and bonded labour; installation of new analytical equipment; organization and functions of the centre; overview of 2009 accident statistics; publications; risk assessment surveys in industry; seminars and exhibitions; training courses; training materials.
Centre for the Improvement of Working Conditions and Environment (CIWCE), Civic Centre Township (near Chandni Chowk), Lahore, Pakistan, 2009. 52p. Illus.
2010 Annual Mangagement Plan and Work Programme
Plan de gestion et programme de travail annuels 2010 [in French]
This annual management plan outlines the activities for 2010 which are all closely linked to the objectives defined in the EU-OSHA Strategy 2009-2013. 2010 is the second year of implementation of the EU-OSHA Strategy 2009-2013 and is also the year when the results under the strategy begin to become more visible. Contents: introduction; EU-OSHA mission and vision; general objectives for the agency; financial and human resources; work programme 2010; evaluation plan 2010.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2009. 47p.
http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/work_programmes/en_amp2010.pdf [in English]
http://osha.europa.eu/fr/publications/work_programmes/fr_amp2010.pdf [in French]
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Health and safety in motor vehicle repair and associated industries
This guide covers specific health and safety issues faced by employers and the self-employed in vehicle maintenance and repair (including tyre, exhaust and windscreen replacement); body repair, refinishing and the roadside recovery and repair of vehicles. It also covers topics that are common across the industry, such as working under vehicles; fire and explosion; noise and vibration; electrical safety; and organizing health and safety.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Oct. 2009. iv, 80p. Illus. 66 ref. Price: GBP 12.95. Downloadable version free of charge.
HSG261 [in English]
Technical guide for occupational safety and health signs according to the provisions of Royal Decree 485/1997, of 14 April
Guía técnica: Señalización de seguridad y salud en el trabajo - Real Decreto 485/1997, de 14 de abril [in Spanish]
Update of the comments on the provisions of Royal Decree 485/1997 (CIS 97-1066) concerning the minimum provisions required in terms of occupational safety and health signs at the workplace analysed under CIS 00-405 which takes into account the changes in regulations (REACH regulations, update of the building technical code and new EN or UNE standards). Topics of this technical guide include: definitions; overall responsibilities of employers; criteria for the use of signs; obligations in the areas of training and information; consultation and participation of employees; appendices (minimum general requirements for safety and health signs; standardized safety colours; safety panels; visual and acoustic signalling; verbal signalling; body gesture signalling; minimum general requirements for signs concerning specific risks); questionnaire for the evaluation and the prevention of risks.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2009. 53p. Illus. 92 ref.
http://www.insht.es/InshtWeb/Contenidos/Normativa/GuiasTecnicas/Ficheros/senal.pdf [in Spanish]
The beacon of safety and health at work
Annual report of the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA) for the year 2009. Contents: KOSHA highlights; message for the president; review of core businesses; activities in 2009 in safety and health, safety training and culture, technology and R&D and international cooperation. Appendices include 2009 occupational accident statistics, financial statements, organization, staffing, contacts and history.
Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency, 34-4 Gusan-dong, Bupyung-gu, Incheon 403-711, Republic of Korea, 2009. 69p. Illus. + CD-ROM.
http://english.kosha.or.kr/img/report/data/2009_KOSHA_Annual_Report.pdf [in English]
Occupational health records: Recommended good practices, January 2009. Formalized consensus
Le dossier médical en santé au travail. Recommandations de bonne pratique, janvier 2009. Consensus formalisé [in French]
The French Higher Health Authority (Haute autorité de santé) is an independent consultative body advising the French government. It has recently published recommended good practices concerning the occupational health medical file. This article consists of the full text of this document. Appendices include prospects, the formal consensus method, participants and the descriptive sheet.
Documents pour le médecin du travail, 2nd Quarter 2009, No.118, p.167-180.
http://www.dmt-prevention.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/TM%2012/$File/TM12.pdf [in French]
Yearbook of Labour Statistics 2008 - Chapter 8: Occupational injuries
Annuaire des statistiques du travail 2008 - Chapitre 8: Lésions professionnelles [in French]
Anuario de estadísticas del trabajo 2008 - Capítulo 8: Lesiones profesionales [in Spanish]
Chapter 8 of this yearbook provides annual data on occupational injuries by country and by economic activity (based on the International Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities, ISIC) from 1998 to 2007. Data include cases of injury with lost workdays, rates of occupational injuries and days lost. Includes definitions of the indicators and details of the ISIC and other classifications.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 67th issue, 2008, p.1065-1301. (Complete volume, xvi, 1425p).
Yearbook_of_Labour_Statistics_2008_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
The prevention of occupational hazards as seen by employees
La prévention des risques professionnels vue par les salariés [in French]
This document presents a summary of the findings of a survey on working conditions and occupational hazards in France. In 2005, 31% of employed persons claim to have received either information or training on the health hazards of their work: 20% in SMEs with less than 50 employees and twice that proportion in large enterprises employing more than 1000 workers. The information is more systematic for workers holding hazardous jobs, in enterprises with safety and health committees and in enterprises having adopted forward-looking organizations structures. Supervisors and occupational physicians represent the main source of information for workers. 83% of workers received a medical examination by an occupational physician in the two years preceding the survey. However, workers on short-term contracts or employed on a part-time basis are less frequently examined by the occupational physician. Women appear to benefit less from occupational safety and health measures than men.
Ministère du travail, des relations sociales et de la solidarité, Direction de l'Animation de la Recherche des Etudes et des Statistiques (DARES), 127 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris 07 SP, France, Jan. 2008, No.05.1, 8p. Illus. 6 ref.
La_prévention_des_risques_professionnels_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in French]
Banerjee J., Archutowski L., Horton L.
Health and Safety Executive
Falls from vehicles: Campaign evaluation
This report outlines the quantitative and qualitative research conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the Health and Safety Executive's Falls From Vehicles communications campaign that ran in September and October 2007. The main findings include: size of the heavy goods vehicle fleet; general attitudes towards safety; exposure to the campaign; advertising awareness and influence; recognition of the campaign and attitudes towards it; awareness and usage of organizations offering safety and health information; awareness of the risks of falls from vehicles; attitudes towards falling from vehicles as a safety issue; impact on attitudes and behaviour; action taken; reactions to website.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2008. iv, 63p. Illus.
RR_663.pdf [in English]
Cox A., O'Regan S., Denvir A., Broughton A., Pearmain D., Tyers C., Hillage J.
Health and Safety Executive
What works in delivering improved health and safety outcomes
This report consists of a literature review on effective measures for delivering improved safety and health outcomes, using data published since 2002. It is supplemented by an analysis of how HSE uses and generates research-based evidence, drawing on data from interviews conducted with HSE staff. The report identifies knowledge gaps where further research is required, discusses barriers to use and generation of evidence and makes recommendations for how HSE could improve its use of evidence and commissioning of both policy and programme interventions and their respective evaluations.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2008. x, 96p. Approx. 200 ref.
HSE_Research_Report_654.pdf [in English]
Bulletin of labour statistics 2008-2
Bulletin des statistiques du travail 2008-2 [in French]
Boletín de estadísticas del trabajo 2008-2 [in Spanish]
The ILO bulletin of labour statistics is published twice a year bringing together in systematic form a mass of data from a vast network of authoritative sources of information in some 190 countries. Data are published, wherever possible, according to the latest versions of the international standard classifications. Time series are provided from 2005 to 2008 for the following items: employment; unemployment; hours of work; wages; consumer prices.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2008, vi, 224p.
Health and Safety Executive
Effective inspection and enforcement: Implementing the Hampton vision in the Health and Safety Executive
The Hampton Report entitled "Reducing administrative burdens: Effective inspection and enforcement" is one of the cornerstones of the United Kingdom Government's agenda for better regulation. Conducted by the National Audit Office of regulatory bodies, this review focuses on the assessment of regulatory performance of the Health and Safety Executive against the Hampton principles and of effective inspection and enforcement. The review process is designed to identify where a regulator is on the road to full implementation of the better regulation agenda and the issues each needs to address to become Hampton-compliant.
Better Regulation Executive, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, 3rd Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET, United Kingdom, Mar. 2008. 39p. Illus.
URN:08/649.pdf [in English]
Occupational safety and health master plan for Malaysia 2015
Contents of this booklet outlining the programme of the Malaysian Department of Occupational Safety and Health until 2015: objectives; current situation; long-term vision for OSH in Malaysia; roles of key stakeholders; building a preventive safety culture; strategies and expected outcomes. For each activity of the programme, a table lists the deliverables, the responsible coordinators and the timeline.
Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Ministry of Human Resources, Level 2, 3 & 4, Block D3, Complex D, Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62530 W. P. Putrajaya, Malaysia, ca 2008. 40p. Illus.
OSH_master_plan.pdf [in English]
Chinniah Y., Champoux M., Burlet-Vienney D., Daigle R.
Comparative analysis of lockout programs and procedures applied to industrial machines
Analyse comparative des programmes et des procédures de cadenassage appliqués aux machines industrielles [in French]
Lockout reduces the risks posed by maintenance, repair and unjamming work on industrial machines. Over 5000 accidents, an average of which six are fatal, still occur annually in Quebec during the execution of such work on machines that are improperly or not locked out. Canadian standard CSA Z460-05 defines lockout as the placement, in accordance with an established procedure, of a lock or tag on a machine's energy-isolating device in order to indicate that it must not be operated until the lock or tag is removed. According to the Regulation respecting occupational health and safety, workers who perform maintenance, repair or unjamming tasks in the danger zone of one of these machines must apply this process. This report shows that publications give different meanings or definitions to lockout, that the legal requirements on this subject vary by Canadian province and by country, that there are normative differences in this respect, that the lockout programs in books and guides differ, and finally, that Quebec establishments have programmes with regulatory or normative deficiencies. An English version of the report is analyzed under ISN 111122.
Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2008. x, 61p. 50 ref. Price: CAD 8.40. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Rapport_R-587.pdf [in French]
Chinniah Y., Champoux M., Burlet-Vienney D., Daigle R.
Comparative analysis of lockout programs and procedures applied to industrial machines
Lockout reduces the risks posed by maintenance, repair and unjamming work on industrial machines. Over 5000 accidents, an average of which six are fatal, still occur annually in Quebec during the execution of such work on machines that are improperly or not locked out. Canadian standard CSA Z460-05 defines lockout as the placement, in accordance with an established procedure, of a lock or tag on a machine's energy-isolating device in order to indicate that it must not be operated until the lock or tag is removed. According to the Regulation respecting occupational health and safety, workers who perform maintenance, repair or unjamming tasks in the danger zone of one of these machines must apply this process. This report shows that publications give different meanings or definitions to lockout, that the legal requirements on this subject vary by Canadian province and by country, that there are normative differences in this respect, that the lockout programs in books and guides differ, and finally, that Quebec establishments have programmes with regulatory or normative deficiencies.
Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2008. ix, 56p. 50 ref. Price: CAD 7.35. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Report_R-575.pdf [in English]
List of MAK and BAT values 2008
This report and the enclosed CD-ROM contain data for about 1000 chemical compounds, classifying them as carcinogens, germ cell mutagens, sensitizing substances, embryotoxicants or bearing a risk to pregnancy. Threshold limit values in air (MAK values) as well as for body fluids (BAT values) are given wherever tolerable concentrations can be defined. Also included are CAS-numbers, structural formulae, chemical synonyms, and relevant physico-chemical data. Contents of the 2008 edition: significance, use and derivation of MAK values (maximum workplace concentrations - maximale Arbeitsplatz-Konzentration); lists of substances with MAK values; carcinogenic substances; sensitizing substances; aerosols; limitation of exposure peaks; skin absorption; MAK values and pregnancy; germ cell mutagens; substances requiring special consideration; significance and use of biological tolerance values (BAT); list of substances with BAT values; biological guideline values (Biologische Leitwerte - BLW). Replaces CIS 08-411.
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2008. 246p. Illus. + CD-ROM. Price: EUR 102,00.
WSH 2018 - A national strategy for workplace safety and health in Singapore
The "WSH 2018" strategy aims to achieve one of the best safety records in the world, by bringing down the national fatality rate to less than 1.8 per 100,000 workers by 2018. WSH 2018 spells out the national vision, the strategic outcomes and the strategies required to achieve the 2018 vision. It aims to synergise the efforts and resources of all stakeholders to achieve the vision of a safe and healthy workplace for all, and for Singapore to be renowned for the best practices in workplace safety and health. The strategic outcomes are: the reduction in incident rates; occupational safety and health as an integral part of business; Singapore as a renowned Centre of Excellence for OSH; a progressive and pervasive OSH culture.
Workplace Safety and Health Council, 5 Maxwell Road, 20-00 Tower Block, MND Complex, Singapore 069110, 2008. 48p. Illus.
WSH_2018.pdf [in English]
Occupational safety and health in the Republic of Uzbekistan - National profile
Охрана труда в Республике Узбекистан. - Национальный обзор. [in Russian]
This report reviews the current situation regarding occupational safety and health (OSH) in the Republic of Uzbekistan. Contents: legal framework of the OSH system; mechanisms of national policy revision; coordination and cooperation; practical means and instruments for implementing OSH policies; statistics of occupational accidents and diseases; employer and employee policy and programme; routine and current OSH activities; general information on the country; other relevant information; elements to be included in the analysis of the situation.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2008. 48p. Illus. (en); 53p. Illus. (ru).
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/region/eurpro/moscow/areas/safety/docs/uz_ohsprof2_en.pdf [in English]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/region/eurpro/moscow/areas/safety/docs/uz_ohsprof2_en.pdf [in Russian]
Occupational safety and health in the Republic of Tajikistan - National profile
Охрана труда в Республике Таджикистан. - Национальный обзор. [in Russian]
This report reviews the current situation regarding occupational safety and health (OSH) in the Republic of Tajikistan. Contents: legal framework of the OSH system; technical documentation; mechanisms of the formation of the national OSH policy; social partnership and coordination mechanisms; organization of the OSH system; statistics on occupational accidents and diseases; regular measures and routine work in the field of OSH; elements to be included in the analysis of the national OSH management system; general information on the country.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2008. 47p. (en); 52p. (ru).
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/region/eurpro/moscow/areas/safety/docs/tj_oshprof.pdf [in English]
http://www.ilo.org/public/russian/region/eurpro/moscow/areas/safety/docs/tj_oshprof_ru.pdf [in Russian]
Occupational safety and health in the Kyrgyz Republic - National profile
Охрана труда в Кыргызской Республике. - Национальный обзор [in Russian]
This report reviews the current situation regarding occupational safety and health (OSH) in the Kyrgyz Republic. Contents: legal framework of the OSH system; technical documentation; mechanisms of the formation of the national OSH policy; social partnership and coordination mechanisms; organization of the OSH system; statistics of occupational accidents and diseases; regular measures and routine work in the field of occupational safety; strength and weaknesses of the national OSH management system; general conclusions from the national profile; information resources (regulations, agreements, Internet, journals and other resources); methods for assessing statistical indicators; general information on the country.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2008. 60p. (en); 67p. (ru).
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/region/eurpro/moscow/areas/safety/docs/kg_ohsprof2_en.pdf [in English]
http://www.ilo.org/public/russian/region/eurpro/moscow/areas/safety/docs/kg_oshprof2_ru.pdf [in Russian]
Occupational safety and health in the Republic of Kazakhstan - National profile
Охрана труда в Республике Казахстан. Национальный обзор. [in Russian]
This report reviews the current situation regarding occupational safety and health (OSH) in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Contents: legal framework of the OSH system; technical documentation; mechanisms of shaping the national OSH policy; social partnership and coordination mechanisms; organization of the OSH system; state and dynamics of occupational accidents and diseases; regular measures and routine work in the field of OSH; strength and weaknesses of the national OSH management system; general conclusions from the national profile; legal framework and information resources (regulations, agreements, Internet, journals and other resources); methods for assessing statistical indicators; general information on the country.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2008. 137p. Illus. (en); 161p. Illus. (ru).
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/region/eurpro/moscow/areas/safety/docs/kz_ohsprof2_en.pdf [in English]
http://www.ilo.org/public/russian/region/eurpro/moscow/areas/safety/docs/kz_oshprof2_ru.pdf [in Russian]
Hidri A., Kahouach l., Charkoun R., Ben Mansour H., Nouaigui H.
Chemical hazards: Risks and preventive measures
Les produits chimiques: risques et mesures de prévention [in French]
Chemical hazards have become a major source of concern among heads of enterprises, whatever their sector of activity. They are indeed often poorly informed, if at all. This collection of articles brings together the main information required to initiate a chemical hazards prevention programme, with a particular emphasis on hazards related to solvents. Topics addressed: definition and classification of hazards; international, European and Tunisian regulations; hazard evaluation; substitution; collective and personal methods of prevention; REACH regulations; Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS, see CIS 06-680).
SST - Santé et Sécurité au Travail, Oct. 2008, No.47, p.2-27. Illus. 25 ref.
Alterman T., Grosch J., Chen X., Chrislip D., Petersen M., Krieg E., Chung H., Muntaner C.
Examining associations between job characteristics and health: Linking data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to two U.S. national health surveys
The objective of this study was to determine whether the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) database can be used to identify psychosocial and environmental job factors, and to determine whether these factors can be linked to national health surveys. Job characteristics were obtained from O*NET 98. Health outcomes were obtained from two national surveys. Multiple logistic regression was used to examine associations between O*NET factors and cardiovascular disease, depression, and health risk factors. Seven of nine work organization or psychosocial factors were significantly associated with health risk behaviors in both the national surveys. This study demonstrates a method for linking independently-obtained health data and job characteristic data based on occupational code.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Dec. 2008, Vol.50, No.12, p.1401-1413. 85 ref.
Arhelger R., Turowski S., Schneider J.
Tool for the management of bibliographical information in PDF format using the example of occupational medicine
Tool zur Verwaltung von Literaturdokumenten im PDF-Format an Beispielen aus der Arbeitsmedizin [in German]
Information that should be accessible to occupational physicians at all times is subject to constant change. A software tool aimed at simplifying record-keeping and the management of records in PDF was developed. It allows the users to build a database of bibliographic information. Queries can de made on all fields, by keyword and in full-text mode. The advantages of this tool compared to commercially-available existing tools are discussed.
Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie, Feb. 2008, Vol.58, No.2, p.56-60. Illus. 5 ref.
Nicol A.M., Hurrell A.C., Wahyuni D., McDowall W., Chu W.
Accuracy, comprehensibility, and use of material safety data sheets: A review
This article describes a review of the peer-reviewed scientific literature regarding the accuracy, comprehensibility and use of material safety data sheets (MSDSs) in the workplace. Of the 280 articles retrieved, 24 met the review criteria. Articles were grouped into three main topic categories: accuracy and completeness, awareness and use, and comprehensibility. Accuracy and completeness were found to be relatively poor, the majority of studies presenting evidence that the MSDSs under review did not contain information on all the chemicals present, including those known to be serious sensitizers or carcinogens. Poor presentation and complex language were consistently associated with low comprehensibility among workers. Implications of these findings are discussed.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Nov. 2008, Vol.51, No.11, p.861-876. 63 ref.
Laamanen I., Verbeek J., Franco G., Lehtola M., Luotamo M.
Finding toxicological information: An approach for occupational health professionals
It can be difficult for occupational health professionals to assess which toxicological databases available on the Internet are the most useful for answering their questions. The objective of this study was to evaluate toxicological databases for their ability to answer practical questions about exposure and prevention. A total of 21 databases were evaluated, including 14 administered in the United States, five in Europe, one in Australia and one in Canada. Nine are administered by a governmental organization. A rating system of toxicological databases was developed to assess their value for occupational health professionals. Several databases yielded high scores and therefore provide a valuable source for occupational health professionals. Recommended practices for searching for toxicological properties of chemicals are proposed.
Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, Aug. 2008, Vol.3, No.18, 11p. Illus. 25 ref.
http://www.occup-med.com/content/pdf/1745-6673-3-18.pdf [in English]
Leszczyńska I., Jeżewska M., Jaremin B.
Work-related stress at sea - Possibilities of research and measures of stress
The present concept of stress is related with triangulation in research. Triangulation requires collecting data on stress from three sources: precursors (moderating factor), direct consequences and state of health. This article discusses some of the specific issues involved in collecting such data among seafarers.
International Maritime Health, 2008, Vol.59, No.1-4, p.93-102. Illus. 16 ref.
An internet database for the classification and dissemination of information about hazardous chemicals and occupational diseases
A relational database of hazardous chemicals and occupational diseases was constructed by first collecting and sifting through the large volume of information. The information was indexed with a controlled vocabulary and documented with references to the scientific literature. The database is available on the website of the American National Library of Medicine. It enables users to browse categories to find specific information that may be useful for intervention and prevention.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, June 2008, Vol.51, No.6, p.428-435. Illus. 69 ref.
Yearbook of Labour Statistics 2007 - Chapter 8: Occupational injuries
Annuaire des statistiques du travail 2007 - Chapitre 8: Lésions professionnelles [in French]
Anuario de estadísticas del trabajo 2007 - Capítulo 8: Lesiones profesionales [in Spanish]
Chapter 8 of this yearbook provides annual data on occupational injuries by country and by economic activity (based on the International Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities, ISIC) from 1997 to 2006. Data include cases of injury with lost workdays, rates of occupational injuries and days lost. Includes definitions of the indicators and details of the ISIC and other classifications.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 66th issue, 2007, p.1211-1459. (Complete volume, xvi, 1589p).
Yearbook_of_Labour_Statistics_2007_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Bernhard C.A., Droz P.O., Favre O., Gonik V., Guillemin M., Herrera H., Lazor-Blanchet C., Mann S., Oppliger A., Perret V., Pierrehumbert G., Praplan S., Sager A., Schafer M., Vernez D.
Introduction ot occupational hygiene - Training support
Introduction à l'hygiène du travail - Un support de formation [in French]
Aimed at French-speaking developing countries, this guide seeks to facilitate the acquisition of essential basic knowledge in the management of chemical, biological and physical hazards at the place of work, by medical practitioner and safety specialist networks. Contents: framework and general context; hygiene and safety at work; hazard identification; hazard evaluation; hazard management.
World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service,1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2007. viii, 138p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Introduction_à_l'hygiène_du_travail_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in French]
Região Norte, Inspecção-Geral do Trabalho, ASPET
7th International congress on occupational safety, hygiene and health
7o Congresso internacional de segurança, higiene e saúde do trabalho [in Portuguese]
Proceedings of an international conference on occupational safety, hygiene and health held in Porto, Portugal, 31 May - June 1, 2007. A total of 38 presentations are included. Main topics covered: legal aspects; social responsibility and occupational safety and health; risky behaviour: education and occupational safety and health training; health and occupational medicine; occupational safety and health management.
Ordem des Engenheiros Região Norte, rua Rodrigues Sampaio 23, 4000-125 Porto, Portugal, 2007. 275p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Health of health care workers
La salud de los trabajadores de la salud [in Spanish]
This report presents the methodology for analyzing working conditions and occupational hazards, together with occupational accidents and diseases of health care workers, based on the example of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It also puts forward recommendations for the prevention of hazards in this sector.
Ministerio de Salud de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Av. 51 núm. 1120, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2007. 127p. Illus. 38 ref. (PDF document).
Capone L., Consiglio E., Fulgenzi A.E., Jarés E., Labbate A., Poropat A.
Ministerio de trabajo, empleo y seguridad social
Occupational respiratory pathology
Patología respiratoria de origen ocupacional [in Spanish]
Report on five medical conferences on the most frequent occupational respiratory pathologies, organized by the Argentinian public OSH institution (Superintendencia de riesgos del trabajo, SRT), explaining the most suitable treatments and preventive measures to be adopted by workers, together with typical examples. Topics addressed: occupational asthma; occupational respiratory infections; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; pleural diseases; interstitial diseases.
Superintendencia de Riesgos del Trabajo (SRT), Bartolomé Mitre 751, C1036AAM Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2007. 101p. Illus. 2 ref. pdf document.
Miraglio M., Hunter P., Iucci L., Pinoargote P., Chiarabini A., De Koster A., Cairola E., Sims E., Bussy-Pestalozzi C., Chacko R., O'Neill F., Popello S.
International instruments and corporate social responsibility. A booklet to accompany training. The labour dimension of CSR: From principles to practice
Les instruments internationaux et la responsabilité sociale des entreprises. Manuel d'appui pour le programme de formation [in French]
Instrumentos internacionales y responsabilidad social de la empresa - Manual de apoyo al programa de formación [in Spanish]
This booklet describes the evolution of the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR), the role that international organizations and the European Union play in this area and workplace initiatives. It explains in particular the three international frames of reference in the area of CSR, namely the ILO's Multinational enterprises (MNE) Declaration, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the United Nations Global Compact. Also available in French, Spanish an Arabic.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2007. vii, 36p. Illus.
International_instruments.pdf [in English]
Les_instruments_internationaux.pdf [in French]
Instrumentos_internacionales.pdf [in Spanish]
International_instruments.pdf [in Arabic]
WSH 2015 - A strategy for workplace safety and health in Singapore
With the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) 2015 strategy, the Ministry of Manpower hopes to create a good WSH regime that is characterized by fewer risks. This will translate to minimum disruptions to production and service capacities, and enhanced business profitability. The main aspects of the strategy involve: building strong capabilities to manage workplace safety and health; implementing an effective regulatory framework; promoting the benefits of workplace safety and health; recognizing best practices; developing strong partnerships both locally and internationally.
Ministry of Manpower, 18 Havelock Rd, Singapore 059764, 2007. 45p. Illus.
WSH_2015.pdf [in English]
The National Occupational Safety and Health Council (DK3N)
Vision, mission, policy, strategy and program of National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) 2007-2010
The programme of the Indonesian National Occupational safety and Health Council for the years 2007 to 2010 is intended for all concerned in building an Indonesian society in cultural compliance with OSH. A table lists the main programmes, sub-programmes, the strategies being implemented, the responsible institution, the target, indicators and the sources of funding.
ILO Country Office for Indonesia (CO-Jakarta), Menara Thamrin, Level 22, Jalan M.H. Thamrin, Kav. 3, Jakarta 10250, Indonesia, ca. 2007, 20p.
Vision_mission_policy.pdf [in English]
Work conditions and risks in Latvia
The objective of the study was to create an analytic basis in the field of occupational safety and health to support rational and effective decision-making for elaboration of employment and social policy programmes and for ensuring sustainable development. It involved interviews with the following groups of persons: residents of Latvia, employers, occupational safety and health specialists, employees, health and social care professionals. It also involved an analysis of available occupational safety and health data bases and existing studies. Findings reveal insufficient compliance of workplaces with legal requirements regarding occupational safety and health, as well as legal labour relations. Besides, awareness and understanding of the general public regarding such requirements is also dissatisfactory. Further attention should be paid to the simplification of legal requirements, the development of alternative methods for informing and educating the workers, employers and the public people, and a redefinition of national indicators for assessing the efficacy of occupational safety and health, and legal labour relations.
Ministry of Welfare of the Republic of Latvia, Skolas Street 28, Riga, LV-1331, Latvia, 2007. xiv, 157p. Illus. 28 ref.
Work_conditions_and_risks.pdf [in English]
Overview of the occupational safety and health situation in the Arab region
In an effort to promote safer working conditions in the Arab region, the ILO and the Arab Labour Organization (ALO) held a workshop in Damascus, Syria, on 18-20 November 2007. In preparation for the meting, a questionnaire was addressed to the Ministries of Labour of all participating countries to obtain information on the existing national occupational safety and health conditions. These responses were used to compile this report, which served as a basis for discussion during the workshop. Contents: introduction; general data; OSH legislation and enforcement; labour inspection system; OSH education, training and information; national system for notification and recording; workers' compensation systems; occupational health services; national OSH policies an programmes; national OSH advisory body/safety council; national OSH legislation; statistics on work-related accidents and diseases; recommendations and conclusion. The report is also available in Arabic.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2007. 93p. 10 ref.
Overview_of_the_OSH_situation.pdf [in English]
Safe and healthy workplaces - Making decent work a reality
This report was compiled for the ILO World Day for Safety and Health at Work, held in Geneva on 28 April 2007. Contents: introduction; international labour standards and fundamental principles and rights at work; decent employment; social protection for all; Tripartism and social dialogue. Appendices include ILO conventions and recommendations relevant to occupational safety and health, as well as the full text of the ILO Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Recommendation 2006 (No.187). Available in a number of languages (see CIS 07-297 and CIS 07-1042), it is now also available in Chinese.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2007. iii, 18p. Illus. 12 ref.
Occupational cancer/zero cancer - A union guide to prevention
This guide to the prevention of occupational cancers provides information about workplace cancer risks and advice on practical steps workers and unions can take to make workplaces safer.
International Metalworkers' Federation (IMF), 54 bis, route des Acacias, Case postale 1516, 1227 Geneva, Switzerland, 2007. 15p. Illus.
http://www.bwint.org/pdfs/ZeroCanceENr.pdf [in English]
HSE futures scenario building: The future of health and safety in 2017
This report describes the processes, output, and participant evaluations of a scenario-building project completed for the Health and Safety Executive. The scenario process incorporated critical issues of change derived from 28 interviews of HSE policy-makers and outside experts. Participants in a two-day scenario-building workshop chose drivers of change from among these issues, and created a framework defining four different possible futures for safety and health in the United Kingdom in 2017. The scenario process also incorporated the emerging changes identified by horizon scanning as "hot topics" for safety and health.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. viii, 104p. Illus. 12 ref.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr600.pdf [in English]
Adopting agent technology in information sharing and networking
This thesis reviews the use of agent-based applications in industrial environments, and especially in the area of supply chain management. Agents are autonomous, problem-solving computational entities capable of effective operation in dynamic and open environments, and they are therefore able to provide a suitable solution for complex process management among networked companies. The thesis proposes a novel agent-based system for use in business networks in the field of supply chain management. The graphical user interface of the system is clear and easy to use. The system was designed, implemented and tested in a real-life business network in northern Finland.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Kaitoväylä 1, P.O.Box 1100, 90571 Oulu, Finland, 2007. 221p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/publications/2007/P671.pdf [in English]
Creaser W., Miller P., Hogan A., Kyaw-Myint S.M., Hill J., May B., Stavreski B.
The Australian Hazard Exposure Assessment Database project
Data sources on occupational diseases in Australia are poor. To support occupational disease prevention activity, the Australian Safety and Compensation Council has developed the Australian Hazard Exposure Assessment Database (AHEAD). Data collected as part of the AHEAD project consist of nationally representative surveys of workers' self-reported exposures and observational measures of exposures taken in typical workplaces as part of the interventions conducted by Australian OHS authorities and researchers. This article reports on the state of development of the database.
Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand, Dec. 2007, Vol.23, No.6, p.563-570. Illus. 25 ref.
The need for an occupational disease surveillance system in Australia
Cancer and respiratory diseases are important causes of ill health in Australian workplaces. Workers' compensation data are the only national source of data which can be used to measure the occurrence of these diseases, but these data are known to seriously underestimate their true extent. Disease surveillance has been used as an effective tool to reduce the burden of disease in the public health setting in Australia and for occupational diseases in several other countries. This article argues in favour of a national occupational disease surveillance system, in combination with other data sources (such as exposure surveillance data), as a means of assisting government, industry, unions and practitioners to more effectively reduce the burden of occupational disease in Australia.
Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand, Dec. 2007, Vol.23, No.6, p.557-562. 20 ref.
Binch S., Bell J.
Health and Safety Executive
The cost of non-injury accidents: Scoping study
The aim of this study was examine how information on non-injury accidents and associated costs are collected by businesses, together with the feasibility of various options for gathering information on the cost of non-injury accidents to businesses. Commonly reported barriers to collecting the information were time and resources. Several interviewees reported that there was a general problem of underreporting of near misses by staff and, therefore, thought that gathering information on non-injury accidents would be difficult. A further problem was the lack of incentives that would justify the use of time and resources for collecting this type of information. Other findings are discussed.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. viii, 65p. 22 ref.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr585.pdf [in English]
Hill S., Woodroof G., Verow P.
Health and Safety Executive
A pilot study into improving sickness absence recording in National Health Service acute trusts
Within large public sector organizations such as National Health Service of the United Kingdom, the recording and management of absence can be inefficient and result in poor data. Occupational health departments that are willing to help employees who have health problems find that their task is made more difficult by the lack of data which identifies the reasons and dates of absence spells and whether these are work related. This study explored ways for collecting more effective real-time data in order to assist both management and occupational health departments in their efforts to support employees back to work, and to reduce the amount of work related ill health. A pilot system involving a call centre and the use of e-mail was found to be effective for the collection of real-time data.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. ii, 9p. 4 ref.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr531.pdf [in English]
Inventory - Sixty years of INRS films
Inventaires - 60 ans de films à l'INRS [in French]
Audiovisual historical recount of the 60 years' of experience of the INRS in producing and disseminating films on occupational safety and health.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2007. DVD containing video files readable on a DVD player, or on PC-Windows or Mackintosh equipped with a DVD-ROM player. 29min.
Reviewing toxicology literature - Accessing relevant information
Recherche documentaire en toxicologie - Accéder à l'information pertinente [in French]
This article proposes a systematic approach for reviewing toxicology literature, and describes the main sources of information available on the web, on CD-ROM and in print publications.
Documents pour le médecin du travail, Mar. 2007, No.109, p.91-105. 52 ref.
http://www.dmt-prevention.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/TP%201/$File/TP1.pdf [in French]
Management of occupational safety and health information in Finnish production companies
This report presents a model for developing the safety and health information system of an enterprise. The model includes the description of occupational safety and health hazards and the safety and health information needs of various staff groups, together with an explanation of how to use accident information in the safety evaluation of operations. The model was developed based on a series of interviews and surveys of safety managers in Finnish industrial companies. The report also describes an IT-based occupational safety and health information system, consisting of an information database on occupational accidents, occupational diseases, dangerous chemicals and various safety and health documents required by authorities in Finland.
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, FIOH-Bookstore, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, Finland, 2007. 170p. Illus. 135 ref. Price: EUR 23.00.
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