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Strategic control of occupational safety and health
Auditoria estratégica em segurança e saúde no trabalho [in Portuguese]
Working documents of a training course on the strategic control of occupational safety and health in two volumes. The first contains prints of the viewgraphs. Main topics covered: OSH policy; global strategies; action plans; accident indicators; integrated occupational safety and health management systems; labour inspection; audits; tripartite negotiations; legislation and labour protection. The second volume contains background reading material for the topics covered in the programme.
Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego, Brasília, Brazil, [c2000]. 115p. Illus. (Vol.I); 213p. Illus. Bibl.ref. (Vol.II).
Code of practice for cylinders in bundles for permanent and liquefiable gases (excluding acetylene) - Inspection at time of filling
This standard consists of a modified version of ISO 11755:1996 "Cylinders in bundles for permanent and liquefiable gases (excluding acetylene) - Inspection at time of filling", adapted to suit local requirements, practices and climatic conditions. Contents: scope; definitions; inspections prior to filling, during and after filling; bundle identification data; deviations between this standard and ISO 11755:1996.
Singapore Productivity and Standards Board, 1 Science Park Drive, Singapore 118221, Republic of Singapore, 2000. 14p.
Turpin-Legendre E., Meyer J.P.
Developing batteries of tests for evaluating the functional capacity of the upper extremities in a population of workers
Mise au point de batteries de tests pour évaluer les capacités fonctionnelles du membre supérieur d'une population de salariés [in French]
The objective of the study was to develop batteries of tests suited for evaluating the functional capacity of upper extremities. Several batteries of tests relevant to the evaluation of the functional capacity of upper extremities of workers were constituted from existing batteries. They were conducted in a laboratory setting for determining their required experimental time and for eliminating those that gave redundant data. The proposed batteries can be used by occupational physicians as part of the regular medical supervision of workers and for detecting drops in functional capacity of upper extremities, which can be considered to be a possible early indicator of musculoskeletal diseases.
Documents pour le médecin du travail, 1st Quarter 2000, No.81, p.21-30. Illus. 29 ref.
Internal safety inspection in the enterprise
Die betriebsinterne Sicherheitsinspektion [in German]
L'inspection de sécurité interne à l'entreprise [in French]
The purpose of this information note aimed at managers is to improve safety by systematic analyses of workplaces and discussions with employees. The main steps include an observation of the work in order to detect safety problems, defining the appropriate measures, controlling the implementation of these measures and promoting safe behaviour. An example of check-list for conducting the safety inspection is included.
Suva, Caisse nationale suisse d'assurance en cas d'accident, Sécurité du travail, Case postale, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 1st ed., Jan. 2000. 4p. Illus.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Consultation agreements - Changes to consultation procedures: Final Rule [USA]
This final rule amends the OSHA regulations for federally-funded onsite safety and health consultation visits in the United States. The changes introduce: greater employee involvement in site visits; the requirement that employees be informed of the results of such visits; the requirement that the information concerning workplace consultation visits be kept confidential; an updating of the procedures for such visits.
Federal Register, 26 Oct. 2000, Vol.65, No.208, p.64282-64295.
Contagious diseases in the working environment - Part 2/5
This videotape is part of a series of 5 films on contagious diseases (HIV, hepatitis C and B, tuberculosis, etc.) in the working environment (see also CIS 00-550, CIS 00-552, CIS 00-553 and CIS 00-554). This film focuses on infection risk situations which could be experienced by nurses, real estate managers, agricultural workers, health inspectors as well as microbiology laboratory workers, and which could give rise to the possibility of their becoming carriers of a contagious disease through contact with body fluids.
EURO TV-News/Educational films, PL 1243, 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland, 2000. Videotape (VHS) (length: approx. 40min).
Labour inspection and child labour
This report on the role of labour inspection in facing the issue of child labour was prepared as a basis for discussion at a meeting of experts held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 27 September to 1 October 1999. Contents: problem of child labour and the role of labour inspection; legal and institutional framework, including ILO Conventions 138 and 182 and ILO Recommendation 146, international standards and national organization; labour inspection practice and problems; suggested points for discussion (advice to labour ministries, responsibilities of labour inspection, best practices, support services).
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1999. iv, 58p.
Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften (HVBG)
BG Principles - Inspections of safety installations and machinery used in theatrical productions
BG-Grundsätze - Prüfung von sicherheitstechnischen und maschinentechnischen Einrichtungen in Veranstaltungs- und Produktionsstätten für szenische Darstellung [in German]
This document reproduces the full text of guideline BGG 912 of the German mutual occupational accident insurance association on the inspection of safety installations and machinery used in theatrical productions. Contents: scope; definitions; responsibilities of company management and experts; types of inspection (before commissioning, following important modifications, inspections by experts, regular inspections, subsequent inspections); presentation of the inspection results. Appendices include a list of items to be checked during the visual verification of proper operation, and related directives, rules and standards (see also CIS 03-266).
Carl Heymanns Verlag KG, Luxemburgerstrasse 449, 50939 Köln, Germany, July 1999. 28p. Illus.
Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften (HVBG)
BG Principles - Accreditation of experts for the inspection of safety installations and machinery used in theatrical productions
BG-Grundsätze - Ermächtigung von Sachverständigen für die Prüfung von sicherheitstechnischen und maschinentechnischen Einrichtungen in Veranstaltungs- und Produktionsstätten für szenische Darstellung [in German]
This document reproduces the full text of guideline BGG 912-1 of the German mutual occupational accident insurance association concerning the principles of accreditation in Germany for experts for the inspection of safety installations and machinery used in theatrical productions. Contents: process of accreditation; qualifications; duties of experts; duration of the validity of the accreditation; withdrawal of the accreditation. An example of an accreditation application form is appended (see also CIS 03-267).
Carl Heymanns Verlag KG, Luxemburgerstrasse 449, 50939 Köln, Germany, July 1999. 7p.
Peek-Asa C., Howard J.
Workplace-violence investigations by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, 1993-1996
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health began conducting inspections for violent events in 1993, and information from these security inspections was collected from 1993 to 1997. The inspections were examined by initiating source, industry, type of event, and citations issued and compared with distributions of known victimizations. 237 inspections were conducted in 11 industries, with retail and health care establishments inspected most frequently. Employee complaints initiated 50.6% of events and accident reports initiated 40.1%. One third of inspections were initiated because of a fatal event, and 27.4% were initiated in response to a physical assault. Citations for security hazards were issued to 23.6% of businesses. Inspections initiated by employee complaints, in response to customer-related security issues, and involving nonfatal assaults were the most frequently cited reasons for inspection.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Aug. 1999, Vol.41, No.8, p.647-653. 18 ref.
Agreement modifying the Mexican Official Standard NOM-113-STPS-1994 on safety shoes [Mexico]
Acuerdo que modifica la Norma Oficial Mexicana, Calzado de protección [México] [in Spanish]
This agreement modifies the Official Mexican Standard NOM-113-STPS-1994 on safety shoes (see CIS 01-6). It specifies the information that certification organizations must provide in their conformity documents.
Diario Oficial de la Federación, 17 Nov. 1999, No.13, p.78.
The economic viewpoint in occupational safety and health supervision
The most important objective of OSH inspections is to achieve permanent positive changes in working conditions. The discussion of the economic impact of improvements is also a means to speed up the development of working conditions. This booklet aimed at OSH inspectors explains how to apply economic thinking when conducting their evaluations.
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Sales Services, P.O. Box 536, Tampere, Finland, 1999. 16p. Illus.
Reduction of occupational accidents in the autonomous region of Aragon - "Project 677"
Reducción de la siniestralidad laboral en la Comunidad Autónoma de Aragón - "Proyecto 677" [in Spanish]
The occupational safety and health authorities of the autonomous region of Aragon in Spain has implemented a project aiming at reducing the number of occupational accidents. A group of 677 enterprises are included, representing 1.7% of the region's enterprises. These enterprises had 32% of the accidents in the region even though they employ only 9.7% of the workers. An investigation was carried out for each company to determine the main causes of accidents and the level of compliance with prevention directives. Enterprises are regularly visited to control implementation of prevention measures. Comparing a company's accident rate with the mean rate for its activity sector is an effective way to increase awareness. This project, aimed at encouraging occupational safety management has already shown positive results: the accident rate for first quarter of 1999 has been reduced by 19.5% compared the same period of previous year.
Prevención, trabajo y salud, 1999, No.2, p.13-20. Illus.
Schweigert M.K., House R.A., Holness D.L.
Occupational health and safety management systems in the Canadian pulp and paper industry: Methods of auditing
The Canadian Pulp and Paper Association has developed eight "Guiding Principles for Management of Occupational Health and Safety" (OHS) for its member companies. As part of a study to assess member companies' OHS activities, an on-site audit was performed for 11 sites. The audit assessed five key components of a management system for a number of OHS activities. It was found that management-system components more likely to be in place included goals and procedure definition, whereas measures of performance, review of measures, and corrective action were less well documented. Environmental surveillance and injury reduction were most actively monitored, as indicated by the number of measures of performance relating to these activities.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Oct. 1999, Vol.41, No.10, p.857-862. Illus. 15 ref.
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Verkehr
Activities of the Labour Inspectorate for the Transportation and Communications Industry
Die Tätigkeit des Verkehrs-Arbeitsinspektorats [in German]
Collection of five reports by the Austrian Labour Inspectorate for the Transportation and Communications Industry covering the years 1992-1998. After an overview of tasks and activities of the inspectorate, statistical data are provided on operations to be inspected and employees covered by these inspections. The responsibility of the inspectorate extends to federal and private railways, trams, cable cars, post and telegraph services, navigation and aviation. The text provides the listing of operations inspected in a given year, number of notices filed, statistics of accidents and of occupational diseases.
Verkehrs-Arbeitsinspektorat, Radetzkystrasse 2, 1030 Vienna, Austria, 1999. 5 documents in a folder: 22p., 15p., 14p., 15p., 16p. Illus.
Russian experience on attestation of workplaces according to their working conditions
Rossijskij opyt' attestacii rabočih mest po uslovijam truda [in Russian]
Russian regulations consider the attestation or certification of workplaces according to the working conditions they present as being a system of analysing and evaluating workplaces. The main aim of the certification is to ensure that production units meet the requirements of occupational safety and health. It involves an evaluation of working conditions based on different risk criteria. Thus, the attestation of workplaces is part of the certification of production units. The English-language literature uses only the term "certification" covering the whole procedure. In Russia the terminology adopted for workplace certification is "attestation".
Barents - Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety, 1999, Vol.2, No.1, p.10-13 (English); p.23-26 (Russian). Illus. 6 ref.
Laitinen H., Marjamäki M., Päivärinta K.
The validity of the TR safety observation method on building construction
The results of safety inspections carried out on building construction sites were compared with the accident figures of the same sites. The observed safety aspects were: working habits, scaffolding and ladders, machines and equipment, protection against falling, lighting and electricity, and order and tidiness. Each item was scored as "correct" if it met the safety standards, otherwise as "not correct". The safety index was calculated as a percentage of the "correct" items related to all the observed items. There was a significant correlation between the observed safety index and the accident rate of the site groups. The sites with the lowest observed safety index had, on average, a three times higher accident rate than the sites with the highest safety index. The method is used by the site personnel as an internal weekly safety inspection and feedback tool. The state safety inspections use the method as a means of objective feedback for the companies.
Accident Analysis and Prevention, Sep. 1999, Vol.31, No.5, p.463-472. Illus. 8 ref.
Vernon: At the heart of the technological research centre on industrial hazards
Vernon: au cœur de la technopole des risques industriels [in French]
This article introduces the laboratory of the French National Centre for Protection and Prevention (CNPP). The laboratory is equipped with full-scale oil industry installations for the fire-fighting training of emergency services of oil companies as well as of public fire-fighters. Other areas of specialization include the training of professional fire-fighters, waste disposal, water cleanliness, automobile safety and the reliability of remote-control electronic systems.
Travail et sécurité, Oct. 1999, No.589, p.2-7. Illus. 1 ref.
Act of 5 March 1999 on occupational health inspection [Croatia]
Zakon o sanitarnoj inspekciji [in Croatian]
Topics: Croatia; labour inspection; law; medical inspectors of labour; role of medical labour inspection.
Narodne Novine, 19 Mar. 1999, No.27, p.820-825.
Commission Directive 1999/11/EC of 8 Mar. 1999 adapting to technical progress... Council Directive 87/18/EEC... relating to the application of the principles of good laboratory practice and the verification of their applications for tests on chemical substances [European Communities]
Directive 1999/11/CE de la Commission du 8 mars 1999 portant adaptation... la directive 87/18/CEE du Conseil concernant... l'application des bonnes pratiques de laboratoire et au contrôle de leur application pour les essais sur les substances chimiques [Communautés européennes] [in French]
For Council Directive 87/18/EEC, see CIS 99-1765. Topics: biological hazards; chemical products; dangerous substances; directive; equipment testing; erection and assembly work; European Communities; glossary; OECD; responsibilities; safety planning; test laboratories; testing.
Journal officiel des Communautés européennes - Official Journal of the European Communities, 23 Mar. 1999, Vol.42, No.L 77, p.8-21.
Health and Safety Commission
National picture of health and safety in the local authority enforced sectors - HELA National Picture 1999
Topics: enforcement; inspection; national organization; occupational accidents; occupational diseases; public OSH institutions; report; services; statistical trends; statistics; supply of information; United Kingdom.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 1999. vi, 61p. Illus.
New prevention strategies for labour inspection
This report reviews a number of labour inspection practices and suggests a few areas for improvement. Contents: industrial relations and employment as reflected in country profiles; general conditions of work, including occupational safety and health, as reflected in country profiles.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1998. vii, 80p.
Health and Safety Executive
Maintaining portable electrical equipment in offices and other low risk environments
Cynnal a chadw offer trydanol symudol mewn swyddfeydd ac amgylcheddau risg isel eraill [in Welsh]
Translation into Welsh of the document originally abstracted as CIS 96-2060. It is a brief practical guide to the inspection and testing of portable electrical equipment in offices and similar environments. The various hazards and corresponding testing are covered in a question-and-answer form. A check list is provided for the kind of testing necessary for various kinds of equipment.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1998. 8p. Illus. 4 ref.
Council Decision of 22 June 1998 on the conclusion of an Agreement on Mutual Recognition between the European Community and the United States of America [European Communities]
Décision du Conseil du 22 juin 1998 relative à la conclusion d'un accord de reconnaissance mutuelle entre la Communauté européenne et les Etats-Unis d'Amérique [Communautés européennes] [in French]
This Decision (entry into force: 1 Dec. 1998) establishes the procedures for mutual recognition of compliance tests by the competent national and/or community authorities within the European Union and the United States for the following categories: telecommunications equipment; electromagnetic compatibility; electrical safety; recreational craft; pharmaceutical good manufacturing practices; medical devices.
Journal officiel des Communautés européennes - Official Journal of the European Communities, 4 Feb. 1999, Vol.42, No.L 31, p.1-81.
http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/en/lif/dat/1999/en_299A0204_01.html [in English]
http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/fr/lif/dat/1999/fr_299A0204_01.html [in French]
Proclamation No.575 of 16 Feb. 1998 on the publication of a consolidated text of the Act respecting the State Inspectorate of Health [Poland]
Obwieszczenie Ministra Zdrowia i Opieki Społecznej z dnia 16 lutego 1998r. w sprawie ogłoszenia jednolitego tekstu ustawy o Państwowej Inspekcji Sanitarnej [in Polish]
This Proclamation provides a consolidated text of the Act of 14 March 1985 respecting the State Inspectorate of Health (see CIS 86-888), which defines the tasks of the Inspectorate and regulates its operations in the area of environmental, occupational and food hygiene.
Dziennik Ustaw, 17 July 1998, No.90, p.3276-3283.
Heron R., Vistisen H., Yamazaki K.
Labour inspection policy and planning - A practical guide
Topics: developing countries; ILO; international agreements; labour inspection; legislation; national organization; role of government; role of labour inspection; safety checks; training manuals; training of OSH personnel.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1998. vi, 74p.
Darimont T., Hermann B., Melo M., Rössner E.
Hesse's special programme on plant safety - A report on experience gained
Das hessische Sonderprogramm Analgensicherheit - ein Erfahrungsbericht [in German]
A plant safety inspection programme was introduced in Hesse, Germany, in 1993 after three major accidents had occurred in the chemical industry. In two cases toxic substances were released into the environment contaminating nearby buildings and injuring people. In one case a worker was killed and two were severely injured by an explosion. Of the approximately 200 chemical plants in Hesse, 64 have been inspected. In three of these plants measures had to be taken immediately to prevent ingnition of an explosive atmosphere and the release of hazardous substances into the neighbourhood. In addition, 100 liquefied gas storage plants, 7 storage tanks containing ammonia, 18 facilities storing pesticides, 10 garbage incinerators, 87 storage facilities for chemical substances and 43 cold storage warehouses using ammonia as a refrigerant underwent inspection. More than 1,000 breaches of safety rules, including the lack of overflow valves, fire alarms, gas detectors and fire extinguishers, were uncovered in the storage facilities. In addition to the results of the inspections, the inspection procedures applied to the chemical plants and storage facilities are outlined. Topics: ammonia; chemical industry; chemical plant; cold storage; explosion hazards; garbage incineration; Germany; Hesse; inspection; liquefied gases; neighbourhood protection; pesticides; safety analysis; safety by design; safety programmes; storage.
Immissionsschutz, June 1998, Vol.3, No.2, p.53-64. Illus.
Towards innovative occupational health and safety regulation
The possibilities for designing efficient and effective occupational health and safety regulation for those enterprises that are not "best practice" performers are examined. In relation to this group, the article focuses on three main ways in which current regulatory approaches might be substantially improved: the allocation of regulatory resources; strategies for inspection and enforcement; and the use of management systems and legislation to control contractors and suppliers. Weaknesses in current arrangements are identified and recommendations are made for adopting a number of regulatory reforms and innovations drawing from experience internationally, or based on recent and important developments in regulatory theory, and on approaches constructed during the course of this research. Particular emphasis is placed on innovations such as focused inspections, the use of audit services, and the use of principal contractors as surrogate regulators. Topics: Australia; enforcement; labour inspection; legislation; national organization; penalties; role of labour inspection; subcontractors; training of OSH personnel.
JIR - The Journal of Industrial Relations, June 1998, Vol.40, No.2, p.204-231. Bibl.ref.
Topics: enforcement; labour inspection; labour inspectors; legal aspects; penalties; responsibilities; role of labour inspection; USA.
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Publications Office, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington D.C. 20210, USA, 1998. iii, 28p. 14 ref.
Agency for down grading profit-margin in the mines - Mining accidents in Zimbabwe
Topics: cost of accidents; economic aspects; fatalities; labour inspection; legal aspects; mining industry; occupational accidents; responsibilities of employers; statistical trends; Zimbabwe.
On Guard, Mar. 1998, Vol.6, No.12, p.3-5. Illus.
Protecting workers' safety and health
Topics: China; labour inspection; legal aspects; role of labour inspection; role of workers organizations.
Chinese Trade Unions, Mar. 1998, No.1, p.7-8.
Reilly M.J., Rosenman K.D., Kalinowski D.J.
Occupational noise-induced hearing loss surveillance in Michigan
From 1992-1997, 1378 individuals with occupational noise-induced hearing loss were reported to the Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services and interviewed about their exposures to noise at work. Over 70% of workplace noise exposure was in manufacturing, where approximately 46% of individuals reported that the most recent company at which they worked did not provide regular hearing testing. 96% of construction workers had no regular hearing testing at their most recent job, although hearing protection such as earplugs or earmuffs was provided for approximately half of these jobs. Of the 43 companies where state enforcement inspections were conducted, 23 had noise levels above 85dBA, and 17 of those had either no hearing conservation programme or had one that was cited as incomplete. The surveillance system identified workplaces with hazardous noise levels and no hearing protection programme, thereby protecting similarly exposed workers from further noise exposure and hearing loss. Topics: audiometric tests; construction industry; enforcement; hearing loss; hearing protection; hearing threshold; job-exposure relation; labour inspection; manufacturing industries; Michigan; noise level; noise; survey; USA.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Aug. 1998, Vol.40, No.8, p.667-674. 11 ref.
Evaluation and control of industrial inspection: Part I - Guidelines for the practitioner; Part II - The scientific basis for the guide
Topics: aptitude tests; cognitive performance; description of technique; detection of faults; inspection; job study; quality control; short-time memory; vigilance; visual tasks; work design; workbreaks; workplace design.
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, July 1998, Vol.22, No.1-2, p.37-65. Illus. 93 ref.
Leach J., Morris P.E.
Cognitive factors in the close visual and magnetic particle inspection of welds underwater
In an experimental study of the accuracy of close visual inspection and magnetic particle inspection of underwater welds high error rates were observed. Performance was strongly correlated with embedded figures and visual search tests and was unrelated to length of professional diving experience, formal inspection qualifications or age. Cognitive tests of memory for designs, spatial relations, dotted outlines and block design failed to correlate with performance. Applications of this research include more reliable inspection reporting, increased effectiveness from current inspection techniques and directions for the refinement of subsea inspection equipment. Topics: cognitive performance; detection of faults; diving; inspection; magnetic testing; non-destructive testing; offshore oil extraction; underwater construction; visual tasks; welded joints.
Human Factors, June 1998, Vol.40, No.2, p.187-197. 24 ref.
Courtney T.K., Clancy E.A.
A descriptive study of U.S. OSHA penalties and inspection frequency for musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace
While maximum penalty costs for violations related to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) dropped over the period from 1988 to 1994, the median penalty value for an inspection with MSD-related violations actually rose by over 400%. Penalty values increased with establishment size and were higher for unplanned than for planned inspections. Results may be used by organizations seeking to demonstrate the advantages of reducing musculoskeletal morbidity in the workplace. Topics: cost of safety; enforcement; frequency rates; inspection records; labour inspection; musculoskeletal diseases; penalties; statistics; USA.
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, Aug. 1998, Vol.59, No.8, p.563-571. Illus. 23 ref.
Bundesministerium für Arbeit, Gesundheit und Soziales
Activities of the Labour Inspectorate in 1996
Die Tätigkeit der Arbeitsinspektion im Jahre 1996 [in German]
Topics: Austria; causes of accidents; home work; information services; labour inspection; legislation; night work; report of activities; safety and health training; statistical aspects; women; work time schedules; young persons.
Zentral-Arbeitsinspektorat, Praterstrasse 31,1020 Wien, Austria, 1998. 194p. Illus.
Commission Directive 98/42/EC of 19 June 1998 amending Directive 95/21/EC concerning the enforcement ... of international standards for ship safety, pollution prevention and shipboard living and working conditions [European Communities]
Directive 98/42/CE du 19 juin 1998 modifiant la Dir. 95/21/CE concernant l'application aux navires ... des normes relatives à la sécurité maritime, à la prévention de la pollution et aux conditions de vie et de travail à bord des navires [Communautés européennes] [in French]
This Directive concerns the enforcement, in respect of shipping using Community ports and sailing in waters under the jurisdiction of the Member States, of relevant international standards. For Council Directive 95/21/EC see CIS 95-1561. Topics: approval; conditions of work; dangerous substances; directive; European Communities; fire prevention; labour inspection; qualifications; role of labour inspection; sea transport; ships.
Journal officiel des Communautés européennes - Official Journal of the European Communities, 27 June 1998, No.L 184, p.40-46.
Labour protection - Inspector training manual
Jianchayuan peixun jiaocai [in Chinese]
Topics: China; labour inspection; labour inspectors; plant safety and health organization; role of workers organizations; safety and health engineering; training manuals; training material.
The All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU), 10 Fuxingmenwai Street, Beijing 100865, People's Republic of China, 1998. 154p. Illus. Price: CNY 7.30.
Health and Safety Executive
Maintenance, examination and testing of local exhaust ventilation
Topics: data sheet; equipment testing; inspection; legislation; local exhaust; preventive maintenance; suppression of airborne dust; United Kingdom; ventilation systems.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., Mar. 1998. 35p. Illus. 7 ref. Price: GBP 8.50.
Report of the Commissioner for Labour 1997
Annual report on labour conditions in Hong Kong, including statistics of occupational injuries and industrial accidents (comparative tables, 1993 to 1997) by major economic sector and by cause. In 1997, there were 58 fatalities resulting from industrial accidents, of which 41 occurred in the construction industry. During 1997, 21 items of labour legislation were enacted to improve work safety, employee benefits and welfare. New labour legislation was also enacted to enable Hong Kong to conform with the latest developments in international labour standards. With the return of sovereignty to China, Hong Kong may participate in international labour conferences as part of Chinese delegations, but retains the possibility of participating in its own name for activities not limited to Member State governments.
Labour Department, 16th Floor, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong, 1997. 165p. Illus.
Order of 12 May 1997 concerning the limitation of sound level emissions by compressors [France]
Arrêté du 12 mai 1997 relatif à la limitation des émissions sonores des motocompresseurs [France] [in French]
This Order implements in France the provisions of Directive 84/533/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the permissible sound power level of compressors (see CIS 95-1195), as modified by Directive 85/406/EEC (CIS 98-1100). It defines the conditions for the granting of EEC conformity and type approvals for compressors with regards to maximum noise level emissions, and it describes the sound measurement techniques that must be used for measuring such emissions.
Journal officiel de la République française, 3 June 1997, Year 129, No.127, p.8951-8956. Illus.
Order of 12 May 1997 establishing the common provisions applicable to construction site equipment and machinery [France]
Arrêté du 12 mai 1997 fixant les dispositions communes applicables aux matériels et engins de chantiers [France] [in French]
This Order was issued in accordance with Directive 84/532/EEC (see CIS 98-1092) on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to common provisions for construction plant and equipment. It outlines the conditions for the granting of EEC conformity and type approvals for construction equipment and machinery.
Journal officiel de la République française, 3 June 1997, Year 129, No.127, p.8949-8951.
Order of 21 May 1997 establishing a list of explosive products subject to CE marking in application of Article 1 of Decree No.90-153 of 16 Feb. 1990, as modified [France]
Arrêté du 21 mai 1997 fixant la liste des produits explosifs soumis au marquage "CE" pris pour l'application de l'article 1er-1 du Décret n°90-153 du 16 fév. 1990 modifié [France] [in French]
This Order specifies the list of explosive products that must always be accompanied by CE marking when sold, imported, exported, transported, packaged, conserved, held or used.
Journal officiel de la République française, 24 May 1997, No.119, p.7835.
Acoustics and vibration - Laboratory measurement of vibro-acoustic transfer properties of resilient elements - Part 1: Principles and guidelines
Acoustique et vibrations - Mesurage en laboratoire des propriétés de transfert vibro-acoustique des éléments élastiques - Partie 1: Principes et lignes directrices [in French]
This International Standard describes the determination of vibro-acoustic transfer properties of resilient elements used to reduce the transmission of sound and vibrations from engines, appliances, structures etc. The present Part 1 serves as an introduction and a guide to parts 2 to 5 of ISO 10846, which describe laboratory measurement methods for the determination of the most important quantities governing transmission of vibrations through linear insulators. It provides the theoretical background, the principles and limitations of the methods and guidance to selection of the most appropriate standard of the series.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Case postale 56, 1211 Genève 20, Switzerland, 1st ed., 1997. iii, 20p. Illus. 16 ref.
Consultation services for the employer
Topics: hazard evaluation; labour inspection; public OSH institutions; responsibilities of employers; role of government; safety checks; small enterprises; USA.
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Publications Office, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington D.C. 20210, USA, 1997. iii, 26p. 12 ref.
Order of 7 Feb. 1997 concerning the CE marking of work equipment and personal protective equipment [France]
Arrêté du 7 fév. 1997 relatif au marquage CE des équipements de travail et des équipements de protection individuelle [France] [in French]
This Order repeals and replaces the amended Order of 18 Dec. 1992 concerning the CE marking of work equipment, protective devices and personal protective equipment. Topics: approval; France; law; machinery; marking; personal protective equipment; safety devices.
Journal officiel de la République française, 28 Feb. 1997, p.3245-3246.
Order of 3 March 1997 defining an EC model declaration of conformity and the contents of a written certificate of conformity for components ... intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres [France]
Arrêté du 3 mars 1997 définissant un modèle de déclaration CE de conformité et le contenu de l'attestation écrite de conformité d'un composant ... destiné à être utilisé en atmosphères explosibles [France] [in French]
This Order implements Decree No.96-1010 of 19 November 1996 concerning equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (see CIS 99-21). Topics: approval; compliance tests; explosion protection; explosive atmospheres; France; law; machinery; safety devices.
Journal officiel de la République française, 20 Apr. 1997, p.6020-6021.
Taking cavalier companies to task
Despite a drop in the number of workplace fatalities in Ireland in 1996, the overall level of accidents rose by over 20%. Proposed measures include increasing the number of labour inspectors, particularly in the construction sector, raising the level of fines and providing training and advice for young people entering employment. Topics: enforcement; fatalities; Ireland; labour inspection; labour inspectors; national organization; occupational accidents; responsibilities of employers; safety and health training; statistics.
Health and Safety, Oct. 1997, p.17-21. Illus.
The regulations for trade union inspections on occupational health and safety [China]
Topics: China; compendium; enforcement; inspection; labour inspection; labour inspectors; law; legislation; role of labour inspection; role of workers organizations; safety and health committees.
The All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU), 10 Fuxingmenwai Street, Beijing 100865, People's Republic of China, Apr. 1997. 20p.
Health and Safety Executive
Fairgrounds and amusement parks
Topics: check lists; data sheet; glossary; hazard evaluation; inspection; itinerant entertainment services; preventive maintenance; safety by design; safety checks; supply of information; United Kingdom.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Oct. 1997. 4p. 1 ref.
Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Longshoring and Marine Terminals: Final Rule [USA]
Topics: access to workplaces; approval; compliance tests; conveyors; dangerous work; dock work; face and eye protection; first-aid and rescue organization; guy ropes; head protection; industrial trucks; inspection; law; lifting equipment; lifting of loads; load carriage; loading and unloading equipment; personal protective equipment; safety and health organization; ships; transport containers; USA; ventilation; vocational training.
Federal Register, 25 July 1997, Vol.62, No.143, p.40142-40234.
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