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2007

CIS 07-1276 Räsänen T.
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.

2006

CIS 12-0106 Joined-up working - An introduction to integrated management systems
Integrating separate management systems for safety and health, environmental protection and quality control can offer substantial improvements in business efficiency and quality of products and services, as well as in safety and health and environmental performance. Organizations that have developed separate systems may be considering whether two or more of them could be brought together to form an integrated management system (IMS). This guide outlines the case in favour of integrating management systems, arguments for retaining independent systems, organizational prerequisites for integration, factors to be considered when introducing an IMS, and how to maintain and develop an IMS.
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, The Grange, Highfield Drive, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 1NN, United Kingdom, Sep. 2006. 13p. Illus. 34ref.
Joined-up_working_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]

CIS 12-0083 Yearbook of Labour Statistics 2006 - Chapter 8: Occupational injuries
Annuaire des statistiques du travail 2006 - Chapitre 8: Lésions professionnelles [in French]
Anuario de estadísticas del trabajo 2006 - 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 1996 to 2005. 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, 65th issue, 2006, p.1133-1375. (Complete volume, xvi, 1499p. Price: CHF 275.00).
Yearbook_of_Labour_Statistics_2006_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]

CIS 10-0017 Verbeek J., van Dijk F., eds.
A practical guide for the use of research information to improve the quality of occupational health practice
産業保健サービスの質向上のための研究情報活用実践ガイド [in Japanese]
Aimed at occupational health practitioners, the objective of this guide is to help develop skills in obtaining and using occupational health research information. Contents: why use research information; questions arising from practice; sources of information and research strategies; databases of interest to occupational health professionals; critical appraisal of research articles; application of research results to the question in practice. Also available in Japanese.
World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2006. 69p. Illus. 67 ref.
http://www.who.int/occupational_health/publications/pwh7elr.pdf [in English]
http://www.who.int/occupational_health/publications/pwh7_japanese.pdf [in Japanese]

CIS 08-148 Rivkin C.
Defining Haz Mat
United States Federal and State Regulations, combined with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes, contain reporting requirements for the storage and release of hazardous materials that are critical to safety and environmental protection. Together, the information derived from these requirements can provide emergency responders and enforcers with the life cycle history of the hazardous material. This article explains how the data reported under the requirements of the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the NFPA can be usefully applied.
NFPA Journal, Nov.-Dec. 2006, Vol.100, No.6, p.58-63. Illus.

CIS 07-771 Laborde L., Berlioz B.
Sources of occupational safety and health information
Sources d'information en santé et sécurité au travail [in French]
This article presents a selection made by INRS of sources of useful information for implementing preventive measures against occupational hazards. It includes sources accessible via the Internet, CD-ROMs, print publications and periodicals. It does not claim to be exhaustive. Priority was given to official and institutional sources, and to sources that are considered particularly authorative, mainly in French.
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail, Dec. 2006, No.205, p.59-81.
http://www.hst.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/PR%2025/$File/PR25.pdf [in French]

CIS 07-258 Occupational safety and health: Programmes and materials 2007
Campagnes et offres de prévention 2007 [in French]
Prävention: Kampagnen und Angebote 2007 [in German]
Prevenzione: campagne e proposte 2007 [in Italian]
This booklet lists all occupational safety and health training programmes and materials available from SUVA, grouped under the following headings: occupational safety and health management systems; main causes of accidents; prevention of occupational diseases; building and construction; forestry; woodworking; ergonomics; health promotion; management of absenteeism; safety and health protection during leisure activities.
Suva, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 2006. 51p. Illus
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/88089-i.pdf [in Italian]
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/88089-f.pdf [in French]
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/88089-d.pdf [in German]

CIS 07-15 Calendars for occupational safety
Fachkalender 2007 [in German]
This series of eight booklets provides examples of how basic guidance on occupational safety and health may be incorporated into calendars. Each calendar covers a different safety topic: a glossary of work and health; information for young workers; health and safety in metalworking, chemical industries and public services.
Universum Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 65175 Wiesbaden, Germany, 2006. 8 booklets. Illus.

CIS 06-1132 Bernadou A.M., et al.
Enterprise sheet: Garages
Fiche d'entreprise: Garages [in French]
Example of enterprise sheet for garages, complying with the French labour code. For each enterprise for which they are responsible, occupational physicians are required to prepare and regularly update this sheet which lists the various occupational hazards to which workers may be exposed and specifies the number of persons exposed. The sheet contains the following information: general information on the enterprise; evaluation of the hazards and the corresponding number of potentially-exposed workers; actions aimed at reducing the risks; list of documents to be appended.
Bossons Futé, 2006. 11p. Illus. 20 ref. PDF document.
http://www.bossons-fute.com/Entreprises/entreprise0009.php [in French]

2005

CIS 12-0108 Think about health and safety - Supporting Westminster MPs in their constituencies
Aimed at members of parliament, this booklet explains what is occupational safety and health (OSH) and what are the MPs OSH responsibilities, both in parliament and in their constituencies. Topics addressed: administrative and legal aspects; personal safety and violence; fire and electricity; lifting and carrying; working with computers; occupational stress; road hazards; slips, trips and falls; hazardous substances; noise.
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, The Grange, Highfield Drive, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 1NN, United Kingdom, Dec. 2005. 20p. Illus. 4 ref.
Think_about_health_and_safety_Supporting_Westminster_MPs_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]

CIS 10-0827
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Ordinance on the protection against dangerous substances
Verordnung zum Schutz vor Gefahrstoffen (Gefahrstoffverordnung - GeffSoffV) [in German]
This booklet contains the full text of the Ordinance on the protection against dangerous substances (GeftoffV) of 23 December 2004, which came into force in Germany on 1 January 2005. It supersedes the version of 1986, taking into account technological advances and the current state of scientific knowledge. Appendices include European Union legislation, specific regulations on information, packaging and labelling, information on specific hazardous substances and activities, substances that are prohibited from sale and distribution, and medical screening.
Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2005. 104p. Illus. Price: EUR 13.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
Verordnung_zum_Schutz.pdf [in German]

CIS 10-0188 Labour hire industry and duty of care
Reforms in Australian OSH legislation provide equivalent levels of protection to workers under labour hire arrangements as all other workers. This bulletin summarizes the responsibilities of employers, agencies and workers under such arrangements. See also ISN 110676.
Department of Commerce, Worksafe Division, Westcentre,1260 Hay Street, PO Box 294, West Perth, WA 6872, Australia, 2005. PDF document, 4p.
http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafe/PDF/Bulletins/Duty_of_Care-Labour_.pdf [in English]

CIS 07-303 International Film and Multimedia Festival - Catalogue
Internationales Film- und Multimediafestival - Katalog [in German]
Festival international du film et du multimédia - Catalogue [in French]
Festival Internacional de Cine y Multimedia - Catalogo [in Spanish]
Catalogue on CD-ROM of the films and multimedia products on occupational safety and health presented at the International Film and Multimedia Festival organized in Orlando, Florida in 2005 during the XVIIth World Congress on Safety and Health at Work. The catalogue includes a data sheet for each film and multimedia product with details of the main subject areas covered, the target groups and a summary of the film or application.
ISSA Information Section, c/o PREVENT, rue Gachardstraat 88 b4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2005. CD-ROM.

CIS 06-1268 Occupational safety and health: Programmes and materials 2006
Campagnes et offres de prévention 2006 [in French]
Prävention: Kampagnen und Angebote 2006 [in German]
Prevenzione: campagne e proposte 2006 [in Italian]
This booklet lists all occupational safety and health training programmes and materials available from SUVA, grouped under the following headings: occupational safety and health management systems; main causes of accidents; prevention of occupational diseases; building and construction; forestry; woodworking; ergonomics; health promotion; management of absenteeism; safety and health protection during leisure activities.
Suva, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 2006. 48p. Illus.
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/88089-d.pdf [in German]
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/88089-i.pdf [in Italian]
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/88089-f.pdf [in French]

CIS 06-1299 Szczepanowska B.
Internet sources of OSH information: A new version of the website of the International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS)
Internetowe źródła informacji o bezpieczeństwie pracy : Witryna Międzynarodowego Centrum Informacji o Bezpieczeństwie i Higienie Pracy (CIS) - nowa wersja [in Polish]
The activities of the International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS) and the CIS Centres network are described. The role of the CIS National Centre in Poland is fulfilled by the Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute. The content of the new CIS website is described in detail. Sources of information are discussed, including the CISDOC database and Thesaurus, the list of publications received and the ILO encyclopaedia - accessible on-line for the users all over the world.
Bezpieczeństwo pracy, 2005, No.10, p.20-24. illus. 7 ref.

CIS 06-281 Schaper L., Chesson B.
Bringing the benefits of information technology to industrial hygiene records management
This article describes the initiatives undertaken by a large Australian mining, refining and smelting company to create a fully electronic, text-searchable records management database for all industrial hygiene-related documentation. The development of the system involved software purchase and testing and the scanning of over 5,000 documents covering a period of 40 years or more. The system provides an efficient method for the storage and retrieval of health and safety records.
Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand, Apr. 2005, Vol.21, No.2, p.157-162. 5 ref.

2004

CIS 12-0056 Imbus H.R.
Fifty years of hope and concern for the future of occupational medicine
A review of the literature and other sources reveals that over the past 50 years, there has been continuous hope and concern for the occupational medicine. Occupational medicine became a certified specialty in the United States in 1955, growing slowly until 1970 when growth accelerated due to the coming into force of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The marked decrease in classic occupational diseases, injuries and deaths is a major triumph but may also be a factor in declining interest in specialization by physicians. Potential conflicts of interest have been at issue for over 50 years. Occupational medicine is now mostly clinical, in contrast to previous years. However, occupational medicine is a distinct and solid specialty that still offers many challenges.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Feb. 2004, Vol.46, No.2, p.96-103. 41 ref.
Fifty_years_of_hope_and_concern_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]

CIS 11-0645 Chen M.S., Chan A.
Employee and union inputs into occupational health and safety measures in Chinese factories
Few studies have addressed the impact of employees' inputs on the protection of their occupational safety and health (OSH). The research presented in this paper focuses on Chinese factories and measures employees' evaluation of the effectiveness in OHS issues of their enterprise trade union and staff and workers' representative congress (SWRC). The data for the study draws upon a national survey of employees of enterprises in manufacturing industry conducted in 1997 by the All-China Federation of Trade Unions. The study finds that the input of the trade union and SWRC does have a significant impact on the protection of the workers' occupational health and safety.
Social Science and Medicine, 2004, Vol.58, p.1231-1245. 34 ref.
Employee_and_union.pdf [in English]

CIS 11-0317 Costa J., eds.
Occupational safety and health - Dynamic supplement
Saúde e segurança no trabalho - Suplemento dinâmica [in Portuguese]
Annual publication of the Trade and Industry Association of Bairrada, Portugal, focusing on safety and health at work. Topics covered: role of the Portuguese Authority for working conditions (ACT) in promoting prevention; ophthalmology and occupational diseases; noise; carpal tunnel syndrome; health hazards due to pesticides; nutritional characteristics of various foods from Verão; hazard evaluation and the security officer in small businesses; emergency organization; food security in the wine industry; how to protect oneself from influenza A (H1N1).
Associação comercial e industrial de Bairrada (CIB), Portugal, no date. 34p. Illus.

CIS 10-0679 List of MAK and BAT values 2004
This report lists maximum permissible workplace concentrations and biological tolerance values of chemical substances in Germany. Contents of the 2004 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 03-1831.
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2004. 235p. Illus. + CD-ROM.

CIS 06-1097 Agency information 2002/2003
This CD-ROM provides an introduction to the work of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work and its information services both online and in print. It includes all of the Agency's publications produced from 2002 and 2003, many in all the official languages of the EU. The CD also provides Agency's campaign materials and conference proceedings and details of the national focal points of the Agency in each country.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Via 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2004. CD-ROM. Price: EUR 20.

CIS 06-287 de Sousa Uva A., Graça L.
Occupational safety and health - Glossary
Saúde e segurança do trabalho - Glossário [in Portuguese]
Glossary of frequently-used occupational safety and health terms and expressions, institutions active in this field and persons having played an important role in the history of occupational medicine. For each term, French and English equivalents are provided, together with a definition, a comment and literature references.
Sociedade Portuguesa de Medicina do Trabalho, Lisboa, Portugal, 2004. 272p. 220 ref.

CIS 05-599 Hartwig S., Binder F., Kim J.H., Sturm M., Rupp A.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
The use of working manuals for operators in the control loop of installations with computer-controlled systems
Der Einsatz von Arbeitsunterlagen für Operateure im Regelkreis verfahrenstechnischer Anlagen mit rechnergestützten Prozessleitsystemen [in German]
This study analysed the tasks and qualifications of operators responsible for control circuits of computer-controlled process equipment. It also examined the mode of operation at several enterprises and surveyed manufacturers of process control systems. It was observed that in the event of problems resulting in equipment failures, operator workloads are at their highest and the available documentation is generally unsuited to the situation. Operators require detailed knowledge of the equipment and easy access to practical documentation in order to be able to react properly in critical situations. A matrix-based system was developed for this purpose, allowing the necessary documentation to be located promptly. A model operating manual was also developed.
Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2004. 177p. Illus. 24 ref. Price: EUR 16.00.

CIS 05-53 Langhoff T., Schulze T., Lang K.H., Sassmannshausen A.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Knowledge management applied to occupational safety and health in learning organizations
Informationsmanagement für Sicherheit und Gesundheit in lernenden Organisationen [in German]
The objective of the project was to explore the use of information and knowledge management in the organization of occupational safety and health within the enterprise. After a presentation of current research in this area, the role that knowledge management can play in forward-looking organizations that seek continuous improvement and development is explained. Existing practical solutions supporting the management of information in occupational safety and health, software tools and information available on the Internet are analysed and evaluated. Based on the analysis of existing practical solutions, a systematic, integrated and participative approach is proposed for the implementation of an occupational safety and health knowledge management system within the enterprise.
Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2004. 193p. Illus. 27 ref. Price: EUR 17.00.

2003

CIS 10-0609 Al-Abadi F., eds.
Health Safety Environment is a good business
This booklet presents the health, safety and environmental management system (HSEMS) of the Kuwait Oil Company. Contents: philosophical principles and commitments; health, safety and environmental policy; management system; case studies; cost of accidents and ill-health at work; business benefits from good HSE management; conclusions.
Kuwait Oil Company (K.O.C.), P.O. Box 9758 Ahmadi, 61008 Ahmadi, Kuwait, 2003. 12p. Illus.
Health_Safety_Environment.pdf [in English]

CIS 06-1324
National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC)
Australian Occupational Health and Safety Thesaurus
The Australian Occupational Health and Safety Thesaurus (AOHST) is a list of subject or descriptor terms covering concepts relevant to occupational health and safety (OHS) in Australia. This document provides the hierarchical structure of preferred terms, an alphabetical list of preferred and non-preferred terms and introductory material on the purpose, scope and structure of the Thesaurus.
Australian Safety and Compensation Council, info@ascc.gov.au, 3rd ed., 2003. iv, 232p. 5 ref.
http://www.ascc.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/5C2FCFD3-E03E-46F2-99A0-1738EFCE1C63/0/AOHST_e3.pdf [in English]

CIS 06-1427
National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC)
National code of practice for the preparation of material safety data sheets
This code of practice provides practical guidance on meeting the requirements for material safety data sheets (MSDSs) under the National Model Regulations for the Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances [NOHSC: 1005 (1994)]. Details are given of the information to be included in the MSDS: general content and format of MSDSs; introductory and company details; product identification and physical properties; health hazard information; precautions for use; safe handling information; other relevant information; contact point. In appendix: information sources relevant to the preparation of MSDSs; use of generic names; MSDS checklist. Replaces the 1st (1994) edition (see CIS 95-277).
Australian Safety and Compensation Council, info@ascc.gov.au, 2nd ed., 2003. viii, 57p. 13 ref.
http://www.ascc.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/6AA1E55D-D444-4909-B18B-812688B49A7F/0/MSDSCodeNOHSC20112003.pdf [in English]

CIS 04-666 Communicating information about dangerous substances
Poskytování informací o nebezpečných látkách [in Czech]
Att informera om farliga ämnen [in Swedish]
Bereitstellung von Informationen über Gefahrstoffe [in German]
Diádosē plēroforiṓn shetiká me epikíndunes ousiés [in Greek]
La comunicación de la información relativa a las sustancias peligrosas [in Spanish]
Teabe edastamine ohtlike kemikaalide kohta [in Estonian]
Vaarallisia aineita koskevan tiedon jakaminen [in Finnish]
Diffusion d'informations sur les substances dangereuses sur le lieu de travail [in French]
Információk gyűjtése a veszélyes anyagokról [in Hungarian]
La diffusione di informazioni in materia di sostanze pericolose [in Italian]
Informavimas apie pavojingas medžiagas [in Lithuanian]
Informācijas izplatīšana par bīstamām vielām [in Latvian]
Informatieverspreiding over gevaarlijke stoffen [in Dutch]
Przekazywanie informacji na temat niebezpiecznych substancji [in Polish]
A comunicação da informação sobre substâncias perigosas [in Portuguese]
Informácie o nebezpečných látkach za účelom oboznámenia [in Slovak]
Obveščanje o nevarnih snoveh [in Slovenian]
Formidling af oplysninger om farlige stoffer [in Danish]
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is producing a series of fact sheets on occupational safety and health information about dangerous substances for the European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2003. Effective communication about the risks to workers' health and their management in the workplace is a common challenge for employers, workers and their representatives. This fact sheet presents points to consider for successful communication. Contents: legislation; labelling; safety data sheets; other information sources; examples of information systems.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, http://osha.eu.int, 2003. 2p. Illus. 18 ref.
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/35/en/FACTSHEETSN35-EN.PDF [in English]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/35/fr/FACTSHEETSN35-FR.PDF [in French]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/35/cs/FACT35_CS.pdf [in Czech]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/35/da/FACTSHEETSN35-DA.PDF [in Danish]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/35/de/FACTSHEETSN35-DE.PDF [in German]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/35/et/FACT35_ET.pdf [in Estonian]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/35/el/FACTSHEETSN35-EL.PDF [in Greek]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/35/it/FACTSHEETSN35-IT.PDF [in Italian]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/35/lv/FACT35_LV.pdf [in Latvian]
http://osha.lv/ew2003/35.pdf [in Latvian]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/35/hu/FACT35_HU.pdf [in Hungarian]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/35/lt/FACT35_LT.pdf [in Lithuanian]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/35/nl/FACTSHEETSN35-NL.PDF [in Dutch]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/35/pl/FACT35_PL.pdf [in Polish]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/35/pt/FACTSHEETSN35-PT.PDF [in Portuguese]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/35/sk/FACT35_SK.pdf [in Slovak]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/35/sl/Fact35_SL.pdf [in Slovenian]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/35/fi/FACTSHEETSN35-FI.PDF [in Finnish]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/35/sv/FACTSHEETSN35-SV.PDF [in Swedish]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/35/es/FACTSHEETSN35-ES.PDF [in Spanish]

CIS 04-293 Your link to safety and health at work
Votre lien avec la sécurité et la santé au travail [in French]
Su enlace con la seguridad y la salud en el trabajo [in Spanish]
This fact sheet is a step-by-step guide to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work website. It describes the contents of the website and explains how to navigate on the site. The fact sheet is also available in Danish, Greek, Finnish, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese and Swedish (see http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/).
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, http://osha.eu.int, 2003. 2p. Illus.
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/2/en/FACTS%20N2-EN.PDF [in English]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/2/es/FACTS2-ES.PDF [in Spanish]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/2/fr/FACTS2-FR.PDF [in French]

CIS 04-401 Vincent J.H., Werner M.A.
Critical evaluation of historical occupational aerosol exposure records: Applications to nickel and lead
This paper describes a model for evaluating individual data sets for occupational aerosol exposures in terms of their usefulness in hazard evaluation or standards setting. Reported occupational exposures to airborne nickel and lead are used as examples. It was found that published data sets are highly inconsistent in terms of the criteria by which the data were obtained, and are notably lacking in the essential details of the methods that were used. The evaluation model described in this paper provides not only a basis for the evaluation of historical exposure data but also guidelines for exposure assessments to be carried out in the future.
Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Jan. 2003, Vol.47, No.1, p.49-59. Illus. 16 ref.

CIS 03-1692 Davison J.
Health and Safety Executive
The development of a knowledge based system to deliver health and safety information to designers in the construction industry
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is committed to reducing the number of accidents which occur within the construction sector. It is believed that the poor safety and health record can be improved by encouraging designers to give more consideration to safety and health issues during the design stage. This project's aim was to prototype a method of providing designers with easy access to relevant health and safety information, by establishing a means of structuring HSE's information as a Knowledge Based System and delivering it to designers. Recommendations are made for a phased approach to the full implementation of the system.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. viii, 78p. Illus. 41 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr173.pdf [in English]

CIS 03-1565 Szczepanowska B.
International sources of information on occupational safety and health - The library of the International Labour Organization
Międzynarodowe źródła informacji o bezpieczeństwie pracy - Biblioteka Międzynarodowej Organizacji Pracy [in Polish]
Occupational safety and health practitioners and researchers use many international and national sources of information. One such source is the library of International Labour Organization in Geneva, which specializes in collecting and circulating publications on a broad range of labour issues, including OSH. This article describes the activities of this library and the topics of its collections, together with its information services, databases and website.
Bezpieczeństwo pracy, Mar. 2003, No.3, p.10-12. Illus. 7 ref.

CIS 03-1842 NIOSH pocket guide to chemical hazards and other databases
This version of the NIOSH Pocket Guide (NPG) on CD-ROM is a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals and chemical classes aimed at workers, employers and occupational health professionals. It presents the following information in summary or tabular form: chemical name, synonyms, trade names, conversion factors, CAS, RTECS, and DOT Numbers; NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limits (NIOSH RELs); OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs); NIOSH Immediate Dangerous to Life and Health values (NIOSH IDLHs); chemical and physical properties; measurement methods; personal protection and sanitation recommendations; respirator recommendations; information on health hazards including route, symptoms, first aid and target organ information. Update of CIS 02-880.
Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, Oct. 2003. CD-ROM containing files in HTML and PDF formats.

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 02-1647 Index of occupational safety and health literature - Spanish version of the "Safety and Health at Work - ILO/CIS Bulletin"
Indice bibliográfico de salud y seguridad en el trabajo - Versión española del "ILO-CIS Bulletin - Safety and Health at Work" [in Spanish]
CD-ROM including Spanish versions of all records published in the CIS Bulletin (International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre) during the years 1998 to 2000 and the first three issues of 2001. Records can be accessed by specifying the source language, year of publication and through Boolean searches of the title, abstract, source, author and identifying number fields.
Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Ministerio de Sanidad y Consum, Sinesio Delgado 8, 28029 Madrid, Spain, 2003. CD-ROM.

2002

CIS 10-0273
Health and Safety Executive
Guidance on the provision of equipment and arrangements for evacuation and escape from trains in an emergency
This booklet on guidance on the provision of equipment and arrangements for evacuation and escape from trains is divided into four parts, each based on specific sections of the HSE's guidance on emergency evacuation and escape from trains. It is primarily aimed at management of train operating companies, rolling stock manufacturers and leasing companies. Topics addressed: fire safety; safety signs; doors and glazing; partitions; lighting; public address system; on-board equipment for emergency use; safe movement of trains; evacuation; escape.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, July 2002. 23p. 7 ref.
Guidance on the provision.pdf [in English]

CIS 07-56 Cernavin O., Ebert B., Wilken U.J.
Bergische Universität Wupertal
Occupational safety with e-networks - Management of scientific knowledge available on the Internet, on intranets and on extranets. Concepts - Tools - Practical examples
Arbeitsschutz mit E-Nets - Wissensmanagement im Inter-, Intra- und Extranet. Konzepte - Instrumente - Praxisbeispiele [in German]
It is increasingly important to be able to access scientific information concerning occupational safety and health rapidly and efficiently. This publication on knowledge management of occupational safety and health information available on e-networks proposes concepts, tools and practical examples. It is aimed at all persons concerned by occupational safety and health and explains how to use e-networks in a focused manner and to integrate the findings into work procedures. It also includes a list of useful links classified by topic.
Erich Schmidt Verlag GmbH& Co., Berlin, Germany, 2002. 253p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: EUR 49.80.

CIS 04-498 Accessing information on stress at work from http://osha.eu.int/ew2002/
Adgang til oplysninger om stress på arbejdspladsen fra http://osha.eu.int/ew2002/ [in Danish]
Zugang zu Informationen über Stress bei der Arbeit von der Website http://osha.eu.int/ew2002/ [in German]
Prósbasē stis plēroforíes gia to ergasiakó ághos mésō tēs dieúthunsēs http://osha.eu.int/ew2002/ [in Greek]
Acceso a la información sobre el estrés en el trabajo desde http://osha.eu.int/ew2002/ [in Spanish]
Information om stress på arbetsplatsen på http://osha.eu.int/ew2002/ [in Swedish]
Accédez à une mine d'information en ligne sur le stress au travail, à l'adresse: http://osha.eu.int/ew2002/ [in French]
Lo stress sul lavoro: informazioni all'indirizzo http://osha.eu.int/ew2002/ [in Italian]
Informatie over stress op het werk op http://osha.eu.int/ew2002/ [in Dutch]
Aceder a informações sobre o stresse no trabalho a partir do endereço: http://osha.eu.int/ew2002/ [in Portuguese]
Tietoa työstressistä saa osoitteesta http://osha.eu.int/ew2002/ [in Finnish]
More than one in four workers are affected by work-related stress in the European Union. This fact sheet explains how to access information on work-related stress and its key causes, from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work website.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, http://osha.eu.int, 2002. 2p. Illus. 1 ref.
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/30/en/FACTSN30-EN.PDF [in English]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/30/es/FACTSN30-ES.PDF [in Spanish]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/30/fr/FACTSN30-FR.PDF [in French]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/30/sv/FACTSN30-SV.PDF [in Swedish]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/30/de/FACTSN30-DE.PDF [in German]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/30/el/FACTSN30-EL.PDF [in Greek]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/30/it/FACTSN30-IT.PDF [in Italian]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/30/nl/FACTSN30-NL.PDF [in Dutch]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/30/pt/FACTSN30-PT.PDF [in Portuguese]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/30/fi/FACTSN30-FI.PDF [in Finnish]
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/factsheets/30/da/FACTSN30-DA.PDF [in Danish]

CIS 03-1746 Guerbet M., Guyodo G.
Efficiency of 22 online databases in the search for physicochemical, toxicological and ecotoxicological information on chemicals
Twenty-two databases publicly accessible on the Internet were evaluated. 27 major physicochemical, toxicological and ecotoxicological criteria and 14 compounds belonging to seven different chemical classes were selected and formed the basis for queries of all the databases. None of the 22 databases indexed the 14 chemicals; the best score was 13 (average 7.2), but there were wide variations in the quality of information, most being poorly documented. Two categories clearly stand out, namely specialized and non-specialized databases. The HSDB database is the most efficient general database to be searched first, because it is well documented for most of the 27 criteria. However, some specialized databases (i.e. EXTOXNET, SOLVEDB, etc.) must be included in a secondary search to find additional information.
Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Mar. 2002, Vol.46, No.2, p.261-268. Illus. 7 ref.

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.
http://www.reptox.csst.qc.ca/Documents/SIMDUT/GuideFra/Htm/GuideFra.htm [in French]

CIS 03-1155 De Broeck V., Franquinet A., Meeus C.
Internet for occupational safety and health specialists
Internet pour le spécialiste en prévention [in French]
Introductory booklet on the Internet and its use in the field of occupational safety and health. Contents: system requirements (hardware and software); access services from Internet service providers; communication possibilities offered by the Internet (e-mail, newsgroups, discussion forums); the Internet as an information tool; the World Wide Web (description, search tools, search engines); European occupational safety and health information networks; new services; evaluation of websites.
PREVENT, rue Gachard 88, Bte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2002. 22p.

CIS 03-1280 Guerbet M., Guyodo G.
Efficiency of 22 online databases in the search for physicochemical, toxicochemical and ecotoxicological information on chemicals
The objective of the study was to evaluate the capacity of 22 databases with free access on the Internet to provide reliable information on chemical substances. A sample 14 compounds belonging to different chemical classes was selected, and the databases were searched for information concerning 27 major toxicological criteria of these compounds. None of the databases had information on all 14 of the chemicals (although 3 had information on 13), and the average hit rate per database was 7.2. There were major discrepancies among the databases in the quantity and quality of information supplied for each substance. In general, the documentation of the information provided is of poor quality. One database, the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), from the US National Library of Medicine, stands out as the most efficient database, both for the breadth of its coverage and for the quality of its documentation. However, users are advised to check in more specialized databases for additional information.
Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Mar. 2002, Vol.46, No.2, p.261-268. 7 ref.

CIS 03-138 Lehtinen S., Clevenstine E., Fingerhut M.A., Kortum-Margot E., Ennals R., Stanton D.W., Vartio A.
Networking
Collection of articles on the networks for the sharing and exchanging of occupational safety and health information. Contents: the safety and health information centre (CIS) of the ILO, including the list of African CIS collaborating centres; network of WHO collaborating centres in occupational health; networking for occupational health education; presentation of two important African web sites (ASOSH.org and SHEAfrica.info); the ICOH Scientific Committee on Occupational Health Development; the Baltic Sea Information Network.
African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety, Aug. 2002, Vol.12, No.2, p.1-43 (whole issue). Illus. 18 ref.

CIS 03-172
International Social Security Association (ISSA)
International Film and Multimedia Festival - Catalogue
Internationales Film- und Multimediafestival - Katalog [in German]
Catalogue du festival international du film et du multimédia [in French]
Festival internacional de cine y multimedia - Catálogo [in Spanish]
Catalogue on CD-ROM of the films and multimedia products on occupational safety and health presented at the International Film and Multimedia Festival organized in Vienna in 2002 during the XVIth World Congress on Safety and Health at Work. The catalogue includes a data sheet for each film and multimedia product, and contains an alphabetical index of the titles as well as a thematic index of the films and multimedia products grouped under the following headings. management and organization; occupational medicine; new technologies; fire, explosions and major accidents; physical hazards; biological hazards; stress and psychosocial factors; general aspects of safety, health and working conditions; sectors of industry; chemical safety; electrical safety; mechanical hazards and transport; physiology and ergonomics.
Berufsgenossenschaft der Feinmechanik und Elektrotechnik, Gustav-Heinemann Ufer 130, 50968 Köln, Germany, 2002. CD-ROM.

CIS 03-364 NIOSH pocket guide to chemical hazards and other databases
This CD-ROM contains a selection of databases and documents that are available on the NIOSH website (http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/). In addition, it contains the OSHA Sampling and Analytical Methods and the 2000 Emergency Response Guidebook, which are available on the OSHA website (http://www.osha.gov/) and the Department of Transportation website (http://hazmat.dot.gov/), respectively. The major advantage of accessing the files on this CD is that an Internet connection is not needed. Update of CIS 00-822.
Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, June 2002. CD-ROM containing files in HTML and PDF formats.

CIS 03-132 Lehtinen S., Clevenstine E., Fingerhut M.A., Kortum-Margot E., Le V.T., Phan H.H., Saxena S.K., Juengprasert W., Chaikittiporn C., Kurppa K., Kogi K., Kawakami T.
Networking
This issue is primarily devoted to the theme of networks for the sharing and exchange of occupational safety and health (OSH) information. Contents: safety and health information system (CIS) of the ILO, including the list of CIS collaborating centres in the Asia-Pacific region; network of WHO collaborating centres in occupational health; ICOH scientific committee on occupational health development; national OSH information network in Vietnam; improving the online exchange of OSH information in Vietnam; presentation of an Indian OSH information network. Other topics: academic institutions as a resource for occupational health in Thailand; trends in OSH management systems in the Asia-Pacific region.
Asian-Pacific Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety, July 2002, Vol.9, No.2, p.23-47 (whole issue). Illus. 9 ref.

CIS 02-1609 Dryzek H.
Electronic version of the Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety as a source of definitions
Obtaining authoritative definitions is very important in many fields of endeavour, including occupational safety and health. When a large number of definitions is needed, it is usually very difficult to find them in printed sources, as definitions tend to be scattered in many publications, or in several parts of the same publication, and they tend not to be well-indexed. Using creditable electronic information sources is a good alternative, and a controlled experiment in a specialized library in Poland proved that searching the CD-ROM version of the ILO's Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety (see CIS 99-1868) is far more effective in finding reliable definitions than perusing the printed version (see CIS 99-1860).
Journal of Safety Research, 2002, Vol.33, p.155-163.

CIS 02-1635 Bernard C.P.
Ergonomics, health and safety - Conditions of work and the environment
Ergonomie, hygiène et sécurité - Conditions de travail et environnement [in French]
This reference manual is intended both as an encylopaedia for the scientific improvement of health and the quality of work as well as a practical guide to occupational safety and health in France. Five main sections cover: 1) safety and heath organization and management; 2) occupational hygiene, ergonomics and safety in the enterprise; 3) guide to safety and health techniques; 4) guide to hazardous or doubtful substances; and 5) guide to environmental protection. Previous edition: CIS 01-277.
Les éditions d'ergonomie, B.P. 138, 13267 Marseille Cedex 08, France, 38th ed., 2002. 1299p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: EUR 175.00 (without VAT).

CIS 02-1602 Revilla Guzmán M.
Safety information and documentation
La información y documentación en seguridad [in Spanish]
This article explains how to collect the information and documentation necessary for designing occupational safety management systems, and where this information can be found (National Library of Spain, National Occupational Safety and Health Institute, MAPFRE documentation centre, use of Internet search engines, lists of Web documents on safety).
Mapfre seguridad, 2nd Quarter 2002, Vol.22, No.86, p.39-49. Illus. 6 ref.

CIS 02-1568 Reproduction and maternity
Reproducción y maternidad [in Spanish]
This leaflet published by the Spanish National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health describes the contents of four new occupational safety and health guides focused on risks to reproductive health, pregnancy and nursing mothers: guide to good practices for improving occupational safety and health with respect to reproduction and pregnancy (see 02-1719); guide to collective bargaining in the area of occupational risks to reproduction and pregnancy; guide for labour inspectors including check lists for risks to reproductive health and pregnancy; proposals for improving standards on the prevention of occupational risks to reproductive health and pregnancy.
Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales, Dirección General de la Inspección de Trabajo y Seguridad Social, Spain, 2002. 6p. Illus.

CIS 02-1600 Willems H., de Kleijn-de Vrankrijker M.
Work disability in the Netherlands: Data, conceptual aspects, and perspectives
Data on work disability are not standardized with respect to the definitions of the main variables. As a consequence, such data do not usually provide reliable information about health problems and related outcome measures. Examples of this unreliability are provided by the different approaches used in Dutch social security compared with national statistics on disability. It is recommended that a single concept be developed and used in order to make data comparable. The recently-presented International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health by the WHO seems to be a sound base for further exploration of the possibilities of standardization in occupational health and social security.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, June 2002, Vol.44, No.6, p.510-515. 38 ref.

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