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CIS 96-1073 Boisnel M.
Cold metalworking: Homologation of presses
Travail à froid des métaux - La mise en conformité des presses [in French]
This technical information note dated 15 April 1994 provides details on the requirements in France for the homologation of cold metalworking presses according to the provisions of articles R.233-15 - R.233-30 of the Labour Code. Main points covered: purpose and scope of the legal provisions; means of protection; access under certain conditions to the danger zone when the press is lifted; characteristics and installation of fixed, moving and electronic guards; characteristics of two-hand controls; control circuitry; modification of protective measures depending on the operating mode; the special case of key-clutch presses.
Travail et sécurité, Dec. 1994, No.531, p.844-851. Illus.

CIS 96-264 Lo W., Levine S.P.
Chinese-language labeling of cartridges for air-purifying respirators
Cartridges for air-purifying respirators almost always have a label printed in English only. Therefore, non-English speakers may be at a disadvantage in the correct application of these cartridges. This brief article contains packaging recommendations for manufacturers of personal protective equipment. A sample label in English for a chemical cartridge with the proposed Chinese-language translation is included.
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Dec. 1994, Vol.9, No.12, p.961.

CIS 95-986 Martin P., Brand F.
Pollutant emission rates in carbon steel braze welding with brazing solder
Débits d'émission de polluants dans le soudobrasage des aciers de carbone avec du laiton [in French]
A test bench with a fume extraction and sampling system was used to analyze the emission rates of various pollutants. Braze welding appears not to present any inhalation risk. Respiratory protective equipment or fume extraction are nevertheless necessary to avoid fume accumulation in the breathing zone, which can lead to welder's fever, caused by zinc fume, or pulmonary irritation, caused by boron.
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail, 4th Quarter 1994, No.157, Note No.1975-157-94, p.465-474. Illus. 15 ref.

CIS 95-817
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz
Directive relating to inspections to be carried out by experts under the X-ray Ordinance [Germany]
Richtlinie für Sachverständigenprüfungen nach Röntgenverordnung [in German]
This directive aims at uniformizing in Germany the inspection requirements under the Ordinance of 8 Jan. 1987 concerning protection against X-rays (see CIS 87-51). Main contents: requirements applicable to the inspection of non-medical X-ray installations and relevant reports (fixed or mobile installations used for studying micro or macrostructures, for thickness measurements, installations for teaching institutions, medical, dental and veterinary practices); authorization of medical X-ray installations (diagnostic, therapy, etc.); authorization of non-medical mobile installations. Appendices: table showing parameters to be checked and reference values for various types of installations; examples of changes which can have repercussions for radiation protection and image quality; protective equipment for different types of X-ray diagnosis of patients (mammography, urology tests, pediatric or dental examinations, etc.).
Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Verlag für neue Wissenschaft GmbH, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 1994. 139p.

CIS 95-627 Jönsson B.A.G., Welinder H., Skarping G.
Generation of hexahydrophthalic anhydride atmospheres in a controlled human-use test chamber
A method for generating controlled atmospheres of hexahydrophthalic anhydride (HHPA) in an exposure chamber was developed. The permeation principle was used for gaseous HHPA generation. The generated HHPA concentration range, at human exposure, was 3-90µ/m3. The concentration at one temperature was reproducible even after major changes in the temperature. The loss of HHPA in the exposure chamber was 54%. Hexahydrophthalic acid concentration in the air was negligible when compared with the HHPA concentration.
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, Apr. 1994, Vol.55, No.4, p.330-338. Illus. 15 ref.

CIS 95-395 Notification on aerosols [Denmark]
Bekendtgørelse om aerosoler [in Danish]
This notification, with entry into force 1. Apr. 1995, states that the sale of aerosols (containers with a content that will form aerosols when let out of the container) may not be prohibited if they fulfil the rules in the amended EU Directive 75/324/EEC. Such aerosols must be marked with a reversed epsilon. In annex: directive 75/324/EEC amended by 94/1/EEC. This directive outlines the rules for administration of the directive. In annex to the annex are found: explanations of terms; general requirements; special requirements to containers of metal, glass or plastics; testing procedures.
Direktoratet for Arbejdstilsynet, Landskronagade 33, 2100 København Ø, Denmark, 30 Sep. 1994. 7p.

CIS 95-552
US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA field operations manual
This manual provides detailed guidance on the procedures undertaken by OSHA personnel during workplace inspections. Contents: general responsibilities and administrative procedures; compliance programming; general inspection procedures; violation, citations and penalties; imminent danger situations; fatality and catastrophe investigations; complaints and referrals; temporary labour camp inspections; construction inspections; Federal agency safety and health programs; disclosure of information; review commission.
Government Institutes Inc., 4 Research Place, Suite 200, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA, 6th edition, Jan. 1994. x, 413p. Index. Price: USD 85.00 plus shipping (USD 4.00 USA, USD 6.00 elsewhere).

CIS 95-666
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Revised RCRA inspection manual
This manual provides procedural and technical guidance for performing inspections of facilities regulated by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA). The procedures relate mainly to performance of Compliance Evaluation Inspections of hazardous waste generators, transporters and treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs). The five sections cover: background information (enforcement overview and priorities, role of inspectors, health and safety considerations, work ethics); preparing for an inspection; procedure for developing permit-specific TSDF inspection; conducting an inspection; inspection follow-up. A number of inspection checklists are included.
Government Institutes Inc., 4 Research Place, Suite 200, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA, Mar. 1994. vii, 668p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: USD 125.00 plus shipping (USD 4.00 USA, USD 6.00 elsewhere).

CIS 95-12 Mines Inspection Act 1901 - Mines Inspection General Rule 1994 [Australia - New South Wales]
This General Rule was made under the Mines Inspection Act 1901 (CIS 92-1066) and commenced on 1 Sep. 1994. It was gazetted on 31 Aug. 1994. It concerns: Occupational Safety and Health Policies; manager's and supervisor's responsibilities for mine safety; control of persons; dangerous working places (inspection, action to be taken); Check Inspectors chosen from among workers at the mine; prohibition and testing for alcohol and drugs; welfare facilities; medical screening; safety apparel and protective devices; safety and stability of mine workings; provisions relating to explosives and energy sources; ventilation; hazardous substances; buildings and structures; equipment and machinery; shafts and winding; emergency procedures and first aid. The Mines Inspection General Rules 1901 are repealed.
In: Australian Industrial Safety, Health and Welfare, CCH Australia Ltd., CNR Talavera & Khartoum Roads, Box 230, North Ryde, NSW 2113, Australia, Vol.2, 12p. (pages numbered 58,941 - 58,984).

CIS 95-300 Marking of electrical equipment with ratings related to electrical supply - safety requirements
Marquage des matériels électriques avec des caractéristiques assignées relatives à l'alimentation électrique - Prescriptions de sécurité [in French]
This standard establishes minimum requirements and general rules on marking electrical equipment with ratings and other characteristics to enable the proper and safe selection and installation of electrical equipment related to any supply of electricity. Examples of letter notations and graphic symbols are included.
International Electrotechnical Commission, 3 rue de Varembé, 1211 Genève 20, Switzerland, 1994. 21p. Illus. 4 ref.

CIS 94-1654 Peltier A., Boulet A.
Government-approved laboratories and organizations for the assessment of lead exposure. Results of quality tests
Laboratoires et organismes agréés pour l'évaluation de l'exposition au plomb. Résultats des essais de qualité [in French]
French Decree No.88-120 of 1 Feb. 1988 (see CIS 88-1768) requires laboratories seeking Government accreditation to assess the exposure of workers to lead (and enterprises seeking government authorization) to undergo quality tests. The INRS, the accredited laboratory of the Ministry of Labour, organizes these tests. The results of the tests carried out between 1988 and 1993 are presented here. Testing every 3 years seems insufficient to monitor the quality of an analytical laboratory: yearly testing would be preferable. And as a compulsory preliminary to analysis, the sampling of dusts should also be monitored, and training should be provided.
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail, 1st Quarter 1994, No.154, Note No.1951-154-94, p.43-49 Bibl.ref.

CIS 94-1042
Health and Safety Executive
Maintaining portable and transportable electrical equipment
This guidance provides advice on the inspection and testing of portable and transportable electrical equipment. Contents: legal requirements; explanation of terms used; controlling the risk; use and construction of the equipment; environment; maintenance (visual checks, formal visual inspections, combined inspection and tests, maintenance and test records, frequency of inspection and of combined inspection and testing).
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury CO10 6FS, Suffolk, United Kingdom, 1994. iv, 20p. 6 ref. Price: GBP 5.00.


CIS 98-3 Decree-Law of 1993 establishing an Institute for the Development and Inspection of Working Conditions [Portugal]
Decreto-Lei n°219/93 de 16 de Junho [in Portuguese]
This Decree partly repeals the Decree-Law No.327/83 of 8 July concerning labour inspection. Topics: conditions of work; labour inspection; law; occupational safety and health; Portugal; responsibilities of employees; responsibilities of employers; safety and health organization.
Diário da República, 16 June 1993, No.139, Series A, p.3225-3237.

CIS 97-1766 Statute of the Labour Inspection Board [Republic of Estonia]
This Statute defines the functions of the public labour inspection service, whose main task is to ensure the protection of workers in accordance with national laws, government decisions and international conventions. Inspectors are required to undertake surveys, evaluations and studies and to cooperate with supervisory bodies concerned with safety and public health. Powers of inspectors enabling them to accomplish their work are listed and the management of the labour inspection service is described. In annex: structure of the National Labour Inspection Board; map of labour inspection districts.
Photocopy, 23p. Available from CIS.

CIS 97-1087 Council Decision of 22 July 1993 concerning the modules for the various phases of the conformity assessment procedures and the rules for the affixing and use of the CE conformity marking, which are intended to be used in the technical harmonization directives [European Communities]
Décision du Conseil du 22.7.93 concernant les modules ... différentes phases des procédures d'évaluation de la conformité et les règles ... du marquage "CE" de conformité, destinés à être utilisés dans les directives d'harmonisation technique [Communautés européennes] [in French]
This Decision repeals Council Decision 90/683/EEC of 13 Dec. 1990 on the same topic. It is foreseen that conformity assessment procedures for industrial products shall follow the guidelines laid out in the annex. The rules for the proper use of CE marking are established. The Commission is to issue regular reports on the assessment and CE marking procedures. The Commission is also directed to make a report by 1997 at the latest concerning the difficulties in integrating into the CE marking scheme the provisions of Council Directive 73/23/EEC (CIS 75-1239) concerning electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits.
Official Journal of the European Communities - Journal officiel des Communautés européennes, 30 Aug. 1993, No.L 220, p.23-39.

CIS 96-1258 Labour inspection
L'inspection du travail [in French]
De arbeidsinspectie [in Dutch]
Training guide to the operation of the Belgian labour inspection system. Contents: common features of inspections (powers, duties, procedures of inspectors; means of action); specific characteristics of individual inspection services (inspection of social laws; technical inspection; medical inspection; inspection activities of the Mines Administration; inspection by the Workplace Organization Service (Service de l'organisation professionnelle); social inspection). In annex: the 1972 Labour Inspection Act (see CIS 75-1194); art. 28 of the General Regulation for Labour Protection (for all of this Regulation, see CIS 93-1056); maps of the local organization of inspection services.
Commissariat général à la promotion du travail, rue Belliard 51, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium, 1993. 34p. Illus.

CIS 96-573 Labour administration in the People's Republic of China
This report describes the role and functions of the Chinese Ministry of Labour in the areas of: regulation and control; developing vocational skills; labour relations; social security; labour safety and health (elaborating policies, laws, regulations and technical standards, system of labour inspection); international cooperation and exchange; labour science research; and development of information systems.
Ministry of Labour, 12 He Ping Li Zhongjie, Beijing 100716, China, 1993. 90p. Illus.

CIS 95-2006 Derrien J.M., Xirau D., Cano A.
Labour inspection systems and labour inspectors [sic] training policies
Systèmes d'inspection du travail et politiques de formation des inspecteurs du travail [in French]
Sistemas de inspección del trabajo y políticas de formación de los inspectores de trabajo [in Spanish]
Worldwide survey of labour inspection and labour inspection training systems, based on the answers to a questionnaire survey conducted in preparation for an international seminar on the training of labour inspectors, held in Lyon (France), 12-15 Oct. 1992. Three types of labour inspectorates are distinguished: generalist, specialized and multidisciplinary. The main theme of the section devoted to the training of labour inspectors is that of "change", i.e. integrating training in a coherent management of change.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1993. 51p. Illus.

CIS 95-1517 Mauge M.
Machinery and plant - Compliance
Machines et équipements de travail - Mise en conformité [in French]
This brochure comments articles R.233-15 to R.233-30 introduced by French Decree No. 93-40 of 11 Jan. 1993 (CIS 93-1434), which sets technical requirements that operational plant and machinery must comply with. It is mainly designed to help businesses in drawing up their compliance plan but it can also be useful to others in safety departments and other agencies.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1st ed., 1993. 33p. Illus.

CIS 95-1079 Bergbauer J., Alt F.
Manual of fire safety inspection
Handbuch der Feuerbeschau [in German]
A brief orienting introduction is followed by the texts of the Ordinance on fire safety inspection (Verordnung über die Feuerbeschau) of 12 Dec. 1980 and the Ordinance on fire prevention (Verordnung über die Verhütung von Bränden) of 29 Apr. 1981. The body of the manual presents provisions under 91 headings relating to inhabited or uninhabited spaces, potential hazards (e.g., refuse, flammable materials), fire safety equipment (e.g., extinguishers, fire doors), means of egress in case of fire and assurance of access by firefighters in an emergency. The reference section lists 22 Federal laws or regulations, 21 State laws or regulations, 51 German or European standards and 60 guidelines issued by professional associations.
Verlag W. Kohlhammer GmbH, Hessbruehlstr. 69, 70565 Stuttgart, Germany, 2nd. ed., 1993. 264p. Illus. 154 ref. Price: DEM 54.00.

CIS 95-120 Facts and figures 1992
Faits et chiffres 1992 [in French]
Report on the activities of the Ministry of Labour: claims received and inspections carried out by the factory inspectorate, workers education, role of the factory inspectorate as regards the protection of workers' health, health and safety at the workplace, the Industrial Relations Commission, and the labour welfare fund. Figures on accident statistics (1987-1992) are given in a tabular form. List of ILO Conventions ratified by Mauritius.
Ministry of Labour and Industrial Relations, 31 rue Eugène Laurent, Port-Louis, Mauritius, 1993. 27p. Illus.

CIS 94-856 Nermann H.
Labour protection in Estonia - yesterday, today, tomorrow
Ohrana truda v ėstonii - Včera, segodnja, zavtra [in Russian]
Töökaitse Eestis - eile, täna, homme [in Estonian]
Survey of the history of labour protection in Estonia, divided into the three periods: the first Republic (1918-1940), during which a well-developed system of labour inspection developed and Estonia ratified practically all the ILO conventions existing at the time; the Soviet period, during which the system was heavily centralized and labour protection was secondary to other aims of the Soviet state; the reborn Republic, which formed a State Labour Inspection and introduced a large number of legal measures in line with OSH legislation in western countries. International collaboration, in particular with Finland, other Nordic countries, Germany, Hungary and the other Baltic countries, is surveyed.
Eesti Töötervishoid - Estonian Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety - Medicina truda Ėstonii, 1993, No.3, p.10-12 (Estonian), p.20-23 (English), p.28-30 (Russian). Illus. 7 ref.

CIS 94-751 Council Directive 93/68/EEC of 22 July 1993 amending Directives 87/404/EEC, 88/378/EEC, 89/106/EEC, 89/336/EEC, 89/392/EEC, 89/686/EEC, 90/384/EEC, 90/385/EEC, 90/396/EEC, 91/263/EEC, 92/42/EEC and 73/23/EEC [European Communities]
Directive 93/68/CEE du Conseil, du 22 juillet 1993, modifiant les directives 87/404/CEE, 88/378/CEE, 89/106/CEE, 89/336/CEE, 89/392/CEE, 89/686/CEE, 90/384/CEE, 90/385/CEE, 90/396/CEE, 91/263/CEE, 92/42/CEE, 73/23/CEE [Communautés européennes] [in French]
This directive amends a number of EEC directives with provisions concerning the "CE" mark of conformity with pertinent standards and specifies: shape of the mark, conditions for use of the mark, obligations of authorities when dealing with marked products. The "CE marking" replaces the "EC mark". Several of the affected directives have been abstracted by CIS: 87/404/EEC (simple pressure vessels) (see CIS 87-1166), 89/106/EEC (construction products) (see CIS 93-3), 89/392/EEC (machinery) (see CIS 89-1442), 89/686/EEC (personal protective equipment) (see CIS 90-381), and 73/23/EEC (electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits) (see CIS 75-1239).
Official Journal of the European Communities - Journal officiel des Communautés européennes, 30 Aug. 1993, Vol.36, No.L.220, p.18-38. Illus.

CIS 94-774 Recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods [United Nations]
Recommandations relatives au transport des marchandises dangereuses [Nations Unies] [in French]
French version of the latest "Orange Book" (English version abstracted under CIS 94-17). It contains a list of dangerous goods most commonly carried to which a UN identification number has been allocated. It addresses principles of classification and definition of classes; general packing requirements; testing procedures; marking, labelling or placarding; and shipping documents. Special recommendations apply to certain classes of goods. The recommendations do not apply to dangerous goods in bulk.
United Nations, Sales Section, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland, 8th Rev.ed., Jan. 1994. xii, 597p. Illus. Index. Sales No.F.93.VIII.1.

CIS 94-405 Federal Labour Inspection Act [Austria]
Bundesgesetz über die Arbeitsinspektion (Arbeitsinspektionsgesetz 1993 - ArbIG) [in German]
This Law (effective 1 Apr. 1993) replaces the 1974 Labour Inspection Act (CIS 75-288). It applies to the inspection of all workplaces (except: agriculture, forestry, mining, transport, educational and religious institutions, private households). Contents: definitions; role of labour inspection; entering and inspecting workplaces; carrying out investigations; gathering information; questioning of individuals; documentation; establishment and reporting of violations; recommendations and improvement orders; participation of labour inspection in legal proceedings; the Labour Inspectorate; responsibilities of local and central inspection authorities; inspection bodies for special purposes; reports and expert opinions; legal assistance; cooperation with the social security authorities; responsibilities of the authorities; penalties for violations of the law.
Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich, 14 Jan. 1993, Year 1993, No.16, p.523-533.

CIS 94-522 James D.W.B.
The Health and Safety Executive inspector
A profile of health and safety inspectors is presented along with a description of their powers, advisory duties and the assistance they can provide. In addition to their powers of entry and investigation, inspectors are able to serve an improvement notice if they believe a relevant statutory provision is being contravened, and a prohibition notice if they discover an activity which they believe involves a risk of injury. Examples are given to illustrate how inspectors can vary considerably in their approach to the job, both in method and character.
Industrial Safety Data File, July 1993, p.A:36:1-A:36:4.

CIS 94-17 Recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods [United Nations]
Latest update of the "Orange Book" (see CIS 91-1769 for 7th edition). It contains a list of dangerous goods most commonly carried to which a UN identification number has been allocated. It addresses principles of classification and definition of classes; general packing requirements; testing procedures; marking, labelling or placarding; and shipping documents. Special recommendations apply to certain classes of goods. The recommendations do not apply to dangerous goods in bulk.
United Nations Publications, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland, Aug. 1993. 8th revised ed. x, 528p. Illus. Index. Sales No.E.93.VIII.1.

CIS 94-159 Georg A.
Industrial medicine and the culture of health and safety at work
Prevention in modern-day German OHS is not only an additional task. The change from check-up medicine to a holistic design for industrial health and safety has consequences for various levels of everyday routine. This article introduces two studies which describe aspects of the culture of health and safety at work. The study of the Landesinstitut Sozialforschungsstelle analyses the co-operation between company doctors and labour inspectors; the Gesellschaft für Arbeitsschutz- und Humanisierungsforschung (GfAH) case study shows some of the practical difficulties that arise when an attempt is made to implement prevention-oriented occupational medicine in any one company.
Occupational Medicine, 1993, Vol.43, Suppl.1, p.43-46. 7 ref.

CIS 94-168 Yeandle S.
Health and Safety Executive
Women of courage
This book identifies the changing and challenging role of lady inspectors over the last 100 years and marks the important impact women have made on health and safety at work in the United Kingdom, and in some cases, further afield. Topics covered: appointment of the first lady inspectors and their work in various industries during the period 1893-1913; responsibilities and opportunities during the two world wars and the inter-war years; post-war technological change; lady specialist inspectors; the experience of lady inspectors today.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury CO10 6FS, Suffolk, United Kingdom, 1993. vi, 129p. 29 ref. Price: GBP 10.95.

CIS 94-175
Labour Inspectorate (Arbeidsinspectie)
Enforcement policy and list of serious offences
Handhavingsbeleid en lijst van ernstige overtredingen [in Dutch]
This guidance document describes the way in which the Dutch Labour Inspectorate enforces occupational health and safety legislation. Furthermore, a list is presented of serious offences against the Working Environment Act, the Labour Act and the Nuclear Energy Act, offences that might result in hazardous situations. The aim of this publication is to give companies and employees insight in which cases the Labour Inspectorate will issue a prohibition order (prohibiting persons from remaining in places the Labour Inspectorate designates or ordering that activities they specify must cease or may not be started because of the serious danger they entail).
SDU Uitgeverij Plantijnstraat, Afdeling Verkoop Publikaties Arbeidsinspectie, Postbus 20014, 2500 EA Den Haag, Netherlands, 1993. 20p.

CIS 94-166
Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales
Activities of the Labour Inspectorate in 1991
Die Tätigkeit der Arbeitsinspektion im Jahre 1991 [in German]
Contents: role and responsibilities of the Inspectorate; new legal provisions; analysis of occupational accidents and disease statistics; protection of special categories of workers (women, young workers) and working conditions (hours of work, night work, home work); coordination, information and training activities of the Inspectorate.
Zentral-Arbeitsinspektorat, Stubenring 1, 1010 Wien, Austria, 1993. 313p. Illus.

CIS 93-1910
Health and Safety Commission
Local authorities report on health and safety in service industries 1991-92
Part 1 of this report provides an insight into the ways in which local authorities are carrying out their health and safety enforcement duties and describes some of the work done by the Health and Safety Executive/Local Authority Enforcement Liaison Committee (HELA). Part 2 contains case studies of some fatal accidents which occurred in the LA enforced sector and special studies of accidents in retail, hotel and catering, and the leisure industry. Part 3 provides accident statistics and analysis, information about LA enforcement activity and trends, details of injuries in retail, hotel and catering and food handling and information on risks to part-time employees.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1993. xiv, 130p. Illus. 14 ref. Price: GBP 5.75.

CIS 93-2041 Paureau J., Parisot E.
Stability of pre-slinged loads
Stabilité des charges pré-élinguées [in French]
This study reveals that, individually taken, loads pre-slinged with "basket"-type slings are not very stable. The stability of loads slinged with "cloverleaf"-type slings depends on the size of the base. Optimum stability of the sling load units is obtained when the large and small sides of the base are respectively 2 times and 1.5 times the width of the full bags. In the frequent situation where the width is of the order of 45cm, the optimum dimension of the base is 85cm x 64cm.
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail, 2nd Quarter 1993, No.151, Note No.1925-151-93, p.273-278. Illus. 3 ref.


CIS 09-259 Occupational hygiene: Dust
This training manual on the protection against airborne dust was developed as part of a three-year training programme for factory inspectors in English-speaking African countries. Contents: classification of dust; respiratory system; health effects; physical properties of aerosols; risk evaluation; dust sampling methodology; principles of dust control measures; test questions. An appendix provides ACGIH threshold limit values for airborne silica, asbestos and several other substances.
International Labour Office, African Regional Labour Administration Centre, P.O. Box 6097, Harare, Zimbabwe, 1992. 23p. Illus. 6 ref.

CIS 09-264 Occupational hygiene: Illumination
This training manual on illumination was developed as part of a three-year training programme for factory inspectors in English-speaking African countries. Contents: anatomy and physiology of vision; lighting terms; recommendations; procedure for illumination measurement; general recommendations in lighting design; test questions.
International Labour Office, African Regional Labour Administration Centre, P.O. Box 6097, Harare, Zimbabwe, 1992. 24p. Illus. 2 ref.

CIS 09-260 Occupational hygiene: Noise
This training manual on noise protection was developed as part of a three-year training programme for factory inspectors in English-speaking African countries. Contents: introduction and definitions; effects of noise on man; noise limits; measuring methods; primary and secondary prevention; hearing conservation programme; test questions.
International Labour Office, African Regional Labour Administration Centre, P.O. Box 6097, Harare, Zimbabwe, 1992. 34p. Illus. 6 ref.

CIS 09-261 Boiler safety: Guidelines and checklists for boiler inspectors
This training manual on the safety of boilers and pressure vessels was developed as part of a three-year training programme for factory inspectors in English-speaking African countries. Contents: inspection and supervision systems in selected African countries; guidelines for control of boilers and pressure vessels; precautions to be taken before and during inspections of pressure vessels for the safety of personnel; guidelines for the external inspection of steam boilers under pressure; guidelines for internal inspection of steam boilers; guidelines for internal inspection of pressure vessels; guidelines for the pressure test procedure; operation of boiler plant; guidelines for boiler repairs; guidelines for owners/users on boiler repairs/modifications; schedule/checklist for an external inspection of a boiler when cold.
International Labour Office, African Regional Labour Administration Centre, P.O. Box 6097, Harare, Zimbabwe, 1992. 46p. Illus.

CIS 98-15 Factories Ordinance sections 98-130 [Sri Lanka]
Topics: industrial physicians; labour inspection; labour inspectors; law; medical inspectors of labour; penalties; responsibilities of employers; role of labour inspection; role of medical labour inspection; safety and health committees; Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Labour Gazette, July-Sep. 1992, Vol.43, No.3, p.43-64.

CIS 96-1948 Inspection to detect rot in utility poles [Sweden]
Rötskadebesiktning av ledningsstolpar [in Swedish]
This ordinance supersedes ordinance AFS 1979:3 (CIS 80-234) of the same title and applies to utility poles which workers have to climb. It covers: definitions; inspection for rot; marking of dangerous poles and measures after inspection; employers' information to workers; preventive measures; advice for the implementation of the ordinance.
Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Publikationsservice, Box 1300, 171 25 Solna, Sweden, 1992. 11p. 5 ref.

CIS 95-2258 Dövener A., Fritz K.R., Haering H.U., Hübner G., Kurtz P., Lazarus H.
Research results for practical use - Noise reduction - Data sheet to be transmitted to purchasers concerning the noise levels of machinery
Forschungsergebnisse für die Praxis - Geräuschdatenblatt für die Beschaffung von Maschinen [in German]
Main points covered by this information note on the obligations of sellers to transmit a data sheet concerning the noise levels of machinery to purchasers: introduction (relevant legislation: Directives 86/188/EEC and 89/392/EEC (see CIS 87-45 and 92-25, respectively) and VBG 121 (CIS 93-723)); sample data sheet (empty and filled out). List of Forschungsbericht that might be of use: No.209, 399, 447 and 481.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz, Friedrich-Henkel-Weg 1-25, Postfach 17 02 02, 44061 Dortmund, Germany, 1992. 12p. 13 ref.

CIS 94-1573
Commission of the European Communities
European Community meeting of labour inspector trainers (health and safety at work)
Rencontre communautaire des responsables de la formation des inspecteurs du travail (santé et sécurité au travail) [in French]
Proceedings of a European Community meeting of labour inspectors trainers held in Marcy-l'Etoile, France, 4-8 February 1991. Papers cover systems for training labour inspectors in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany and Rhineland-Palatinate, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2985 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 1992. iv, 93p. Price: ECU 8.75.

CIS 94-1184 Guidelines on inspection on chemical factories, especially major hazard installations
These guidelines were prepared within the framework of an ILO/FRG technical cooperation project in Indonesia in April 1990. They provide information on the safe operation of chemical plants and may be used both for inspection activities and in the training of inspectors and plant operators. Contents: preliminary meeting with the management to collect information on the processes, substances, process parameters and installations within the plant; selection of sample areas for inspection; plant integrity (design standards, plant operation and control, safety systems, preventive maintenance, plant inspections and tests); process deviations; emergency procedures; visit to the site; recording and reporting of inspection. Annexes provide specific guidance for various processes and equipment.
International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS), International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1992. 107p. Illus. 7 ref.

CIS 94-1053 Sutter E., Ott G.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz
Physical and optical characteristics of eye protection equipment and their measurement
Physikalisch-optische Eigenschaften von Augenschutzgeräten und deren Messung [in German]
Different types of eye protection equipment were tested with respect to various criteria. The equipment included welders' goggles and devices providing protection against ultraviolet and infrared radiation, sunlight and laser beams. The tests covered transmission and reflection characteristics, mechanical strength and stability over time. The report also includes a survey of criteria relevant for producers and users of eye protection equipment. Summaries in English, German and French.
Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, Am Alten Hafen 113-115, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 1992. 204p. Illus. 58 ref.

CIS 94-530 Olsen O.B.
Handelshojskolens Forlag
Six cultures of regulation
This report investigates styles of labour inspectors in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Italy and their effect on the process of compliance by the companies. Variations between the philosophies of labour inspectorates are highlighted in order to observe variations between work environment regulations in different cultural environments. Significant differences between the Italian, British and Nordic traditions are found. Formal and informal aspects of confrontation techniques are analyzed. The conclusions argue for a revision of the European Community's perspective about the relationship between labour inspectorates and companies.
Nyt Nordisk Forlag Arnold Busck, 49 Købmagergade, 1150 København K, Denmark, 1992. 98p. 50 ref. Index. Price: USD 20.00.

CIS 93-2039 Huré P., Guillerme I.
Ventilation and purification of workplace air: Obligations of the plant manager - Practical guide
Aérations et assainissement des ambiances de travail - Les obligations du chef d'établissement - Fiche pratique de sécurité [in French]
This practical guide describes the legally imposed obligation on French plant managers concerning the ventilation and purification of workplace air. These obligations include the preparation of an installation log-book, the respecting of certain reference values (flow rates, pressure), the following of instructions and the carrying out of periodic inspections. The possible requests of labour inspectors and of workers' representatives are also outlined.
Travail et sécurité, Mar. 1992, No.498, p.207-210.

CIS 93-1084 Health and Safety - The Lifting Plant and Equipment (Records of Test and Examination etc.) Regulations 1992 [United Kingdom]
These regulations replace and update the particulars which must be recorded following safety tests and examinations of lifting plant and equipment (for the Guide on the interpretation of this Regulation, see CIS 93-321).
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1992. 10p. Price: GBP 2.30.

CIS 93-1028
Health and Safety Executive
Record of test, test and examination or test and thorough examination of lifting plant and equipment
A pad of 10 forms to record test, test and examination or test and thorough examination of lifting plant and equipment according to British requirements. Items listed include: description and date of manufacture of equipment; name and address of owner of equipment and its location; identification mark of equipment; safe working loads; details of the test or examination carried out; date of completion.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1992. 2p. Price: GBP 3.00 (GPB 25.00 per 10 pads).

CIS 93-1027
Health and Safety Executive
Record of thorough examination of lifting plant and equipment
A pad of ten forms to record thorough examination of lifting plant and equipment in the United Kingdom. Items listed include: description and identification mark of equipment; name and address of owner of equipment and its location; date of most recent test and thorough examination; safe working loads; details of any defects found; dates by which defects must be rectified; parts of equipment found to be inaccessible; latest date by which next thorough examination must be carried out.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1992. 10p. Price: GBP 3.00 (GBP 25.00 per 10 pads).

CIS 93-457
Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales
Activities of the Labour Inspectorate in 1990
Die Tätigkeit der Arbeitsinspektion im Jahre 1990 [in German]
Contents: role and responsibilities of the inspectorate; new legal provisions; analysis of occupational accidents and disease statistics; protection of special categories of workers (women, young workers) and working conditions (hours of work, night work, home work); coordination, information and training activities of the inspectorate.
Zentral-Arbeitsinspektorat, Stubenring 1, 1010 Wien, Austria, 1992. 389p. Illus.

CIS 93-456
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz
1992 Catalogue of OSH services - Federal Republic of Germany
Dienststellenverzeichnis Arbeitsschutz - Bundesrepublik Deutschland - Ausgabe 1992 [in German]
This directory contains addresses, areas of activity and names of personnel of the following institutions: Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs; Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and Accident Research; labour inspectorates of the Länder and mines inspectorates; professional mutual accident insurance associations of industry and agriculture; technical surveillance associations. Alphabetical index.
Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Am Alten Hafen 113-115, Postfach 10 11 10, D-W-2850 Bremerhaven 1, Germany, 1992. 171p. Index.

CIS 93-606 A guide to performing reinspections under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)
This guide aims to assist inspectors and others in meeting the specific requirements for an AHERA reinspection of asbestos-containing building materials in elementary and secondary schools and provides guidance for improving the accuracy and quality of information available about these materials during the reinspection. Responsibilities of AHERA designated persons, inspectors and management planners are explained and a series of sample forms and checklists is provided to assist in the reinspection process. Glossary.
US Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street SW, Washington D.C. 20460, USA, Feb. 1992. iv, 99p. Illus.

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