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Order of 10 May 1994 establishing in the agricultural establishments mentioned in Article L.231-1 of the Labour Code the list of dangerous work activities requiring a written safety and health plan in application of Article R.237-8 of the Code [France]
Arrêté du 10 mai 1994 fixant dans les établissements agricoles visés à l'article L.231-1 du code du travail la liste des travaux dangereux pour lesquels il est établi par écrit un plan de prévention en application de l'article R.237-8 dudit code [France] [in French]
Topics: agricultural equipment; agricultural operations; agriculture; biological hazards; chemical hazards; dangerous work; fire hazards; France; law; physical hazards; safety planning.
Dictionnaire Permanent Sécurité et Conditions de Travail, Agriculture, Feuillets 40, 25 Jan. 1995, p.342.
99-1061.pdf [in French]
Act of 17 June 1994 concerning safety and health of workers at work [Luxembourg]
Loi du 17 juin 1994 concernant la sécurité et la santé des travailleurs au travail [Luxembourg] [in French]
This Act amends the Acts of 18 May 1974, 4 April 1974, 22 June 1963, and 27 July 1993. Topics: consultations; fire service organization; first-aid and rescue organization; first-aid organization; high-risk groups; information of personnel; labour inspection; law; Luxembourg; penalties; responsibilities of employees; responsibilities of employers; safety and health organization; safety and health training; safety officers; safety planning; workers participation.
Mémorial - Journal officiel du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, 1st July 1994, No.55, p.1060-1066.
98-1054.pdf [in French]
The quiet workplace. Handbook for the acoustic design of industrial workplaces
Det tysta jobbet. Handbok för ljudprojektering av industriarbetsplatser [in Swedish]
Taking the generation and propagation of noise into account when planning every investment, change of equipment, reparation or renovation as well as changes of premises and routines will enable an enterprise to reduce noise levels in a few years at no or little additional cost. Proper acoustic design in the construction of new buildings will also give very good results at no additional cost. All parties involved in the design of workplaces must participate in noise reduction planning since this involves all technical personnel (architects, construction workers, consultants, machine designers, purchasers etc.). Effective cooperation is the key to success. It is also important for workers to be consulted. This handbook also provides technical information such as how to calculate the noise doses in planned premises, determine the effects of different noise-reduction measures and choose products.
Arbetsmiljöfonden, Box 1122, 111 81 Stockholm, Sweden, 1994. 120p. Illus.
97-2035.pdf [in Swedish]
Some experiences of safety activities in the faculty of engineering of one university
Daigaku kōgakubu ni okeru anzen katsudō no keiken [in Japanese]
The author reviews his experience as chairman of the safety committee set up in the faculty of engineering of Yokohama National University. Safety activities at educational institutions in Japan only began recently. Among such activities are the publication of safety manuals, safety patrols in laboratories and reporting and analysis of accidents. The roles of legislation and of the management of educational institutions in eliminating safety problems are discussed, and some suggestions are made.
Journal of the Japan Society for Safety Engineering - Anzen kōgaku, 1 Aug. 1994, Vol.33, No.4, p.226-228. 2 ref.
96-1712.pdf [in Japanese]
Ergonomics awareness manual
The aim of this training manual is to increase the awareness of ergonomics issues among workers. Coverage: cumulative trauma disorders (symptoms and evaluation); ergonomic risk factors (repetitive work, forceful exertions, awkward postures, mechanical stress concentration, vibration); ergonomics programmes within enterprises. In annex: symptoms survey; glossary.
Health and Safety Department, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agriculture Implement Workers of America (UAW), 8000 East Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48214, USA, 1994. 42p. Illus. 7 ref.
96-1646.pdf [in English]
Workplace design: Obligations of the contractor - Regulations
Conception des lieux de travail: obligations des maîtres d'ouvrage - Réglementation [in French]
This documents contains a summary of the legal responsibilities of construction contractors, architects and others in France concerning the safe design and layout of workplaces. These responsibilities include: siting, on-site traffic, fire protection, ventilation, heating, lighting, personnel welfare facilities.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1st ed., 1994. 80p. Illus. Index.
96-0714.pdf [in French]
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Catalogue of economic incentive systems for the improvement of the working environment
This catalogue provides details of 21 economic incentive systems in 14 European countries and Canada. The schemes are aimed at improving the working environment beyond the minimum level required by legislation. A general description of each scheme is provided along with administrative details, risk assessment techniques and the method of calculation of the incentives.
Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2985 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 1994. xiii, 46p. Illus. Price: ECU 8.50.
96-0136.pdf [in English]
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Economic incentives to improve the working environment: Summary and conclusions of an international study
This report examines the use of legal instruments (eg laws, regulations and standards) and market-based instruments (levies, charges, incentives, subsidies) as a means of improving the levels of safety and health in the workplace. Existing incentive schemes in a number of countries are described and their benefits, adverse effects and effectiveness are discussed. Insurance-based systems are also described. Evidence suggests that such schemes do have a beneficial effect.
Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2985 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 1994. 47p. 8 ref. Price: ECU 8.50.
96-0135.pdf [in English]
How to train for safer maintenance
Audiovisual training packages on safe maintenance techniques, particularly in the chemical industry. Package numbers and titles are: 004 - Preparation for maintenance; 007 - Work permit systems; 008 - Human error; 014 - Practical risk assessment; 019 - Offshore practical risk assessment; 020 - Learning from accidents; 025 - Modifications: The management of change.
Safety, Health and Environment Department, Institution of Chemical Engineers, Davis Building, 165-189 Railway Terrace, Rugby CV21 3HQ, United Kingdom, 1994. 7 training packages, each containing manuals, case studies, slide sets and course leader's notes. Price: GBP 260.00 (per package, except 020: GBP 290.00, 025: 300.00) + VAT + delivery charges. ###
Incident reporting, investigation and analysis
Audiovisual training package on the best practices to follow for the reporting, investigation and analysis of dangerous incidents (minor accidents, near-misses).
Safety, Health and Environment Department, Institution of Chemical Engineers, Davis Building, 165-189 Railway Terrace, Rugby CV21 3HQ, United Kingdom, 1994. Manuals + case studies + slide set (144 slides) + overhead (O/H) projections. Price: GBP 300.00 (all except O/H), GBP 50.00 (O/H) + VAT + delivery charges. ###
Fires and explosions: Awareness training for your staff
Audiovisual interactive training package on fire and explosion safety.
Safety, Health and Environment Department, Institution of Chemical Engineers, Davis Building, 165-189 Railway Terrace, Rugby CV21 3HQ, United Kingdom. Manuals + 7 case studies + slide set (90 slides) + overhead (O/H) projections. Price: GBP 260.00 (all except O/H), GBP 50.00 (O/H) + VAT + delivery charges. ###
How to run a course on safer piping
Audiovisual interactive training package aimed at operators, designers, safety managers and senior managers dealing with piping systems.
Safety, Health and Environment Department, Institution of Chemical Engineers, Davis Building, 165-189 Railway Terrace, Rugby CV21 3HQ, United Kingdom. Videotape (30min.) + manual + case studies + slide set (105 slides). Price: GBP 860.00 + VAT + delivery charges. ###
Ammonia plant safety and related facilities
Presentations and subsequent discussions from a symposium held in Orlando, Florida, USA in 1993. In addition to several papers on the causes and prediction of equipment failure, there are three dealing explicitly with occupational safety. "Management of safety on major turnarounds" describes the administrative and technical methods used to safety shut down, modify and restart chemical plants. "Training CPI [chemical process industry] workers to comply with OSHA [US Occupational Safety and Health Administration] regulations" emphasizes the importance of developing employee competence and documenting work procedures. "Application of HAZOP [hazard and operability] analyses" deals with safety analysis in a large 20-year-old ammonia plant in Europe.
American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 345 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017, USA, 1994. 312p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Myers M. L., Klatt M. L.
Proceedings of the National Fishing Industry Safety and Health Workshop
Proceedings of a conference in Anchorage, Alaska (9-11 Oct. 1992), convened by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Although dealing mainly with hazards and their prevention in the Alaskan fishing industry, the presentation also describes the situation in other regions of the USA and in other polar areas.
Publication Dissemination, DSDTT, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA, Jan. 1994. xii, 263p. Illus. Bibl. ref.
Vicepresidencia de Protección de Riesgos Laborales, Gerencia Nacional de Salud Ocupacional, Seguro Social, Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social
Evaluation of the development of occupational health programmes - Large enterprises
Evaluación del desarrollo del programa de salud ocupacional - Empresas grandes [in Spanish]
Handbook providing a step-by-step guide to the evaluation of OSH programmes in large enterprises (100 or more employees) in Colombia affiliated with the Social Security System. After a survey of the aims and methodology of the evaluation process, the following topics are surveyed: development and evaluation of OSH structures within enterprises (policies, resource allocation, administrative organization, joint OSH committees, legal bases); development and evaluation of control processes (risk factors, occupational accidents, protection of the environment and basic industrial hygiene, occupational diseases, training and recreational programmes, first aid, information and registry systems); development and evaluation of results of OSH programmes (risk factors, cost-benefit analysis of control measures, accident trends, epidemiologic monitoring, success of educational and OSH programmes); grading and interpretation of evaluation results. In annex: coding for hazard levels; questionnaires concerning OSH programmes, aimed at workers and at those responsible for carrying out the programmes.
Centro de Atención de Salud Ocupacional, Transversal 17 No. 24-44, Santafé de Bogotá DC, Colombia, 1994. 108p. 4 ref.
A farm safety surcharge on food: An agricultural safety policy proposal
Development of a new federal agricultural safety programme is proposed with funding coming from a value added surcharge on the farm value of food. While costs to consumers would be negligible, the surcharge would generate sufficient funds to expand federal agricultural safety efforts. Key elements for any new federal agricultural safety programmes are discussed.
Journal of Agromedicine, 1994, Vol.1, No.4, p.65-75. 25 ref.
Evaluation of occupational safety and health conditions in the workplace (workplace evaluation)
Vurdering af sikkerheds- og sundhedsforholdene på arbejdspladsen (arbejdspladsvurdering) [in Danish]
This directive gives guidelines for the workplace evaluation that is required by notification No.867 of 13 Oct. 1994 (CIS 95-384), which implements in Danish legislation, among others, EU directive 89/391/EEC (CIS 89-1401). The details of the workplace evaluation are explained: main features of an evaluation, guidelines for the accomplishment of the evaluation. In annex: check lists to support the evaluation and the improvement process. Main topics in the evaluation: physical conditions, ergonomic conditions, psychological conditions, chemical hazards, biological conditions and risk of accidents.
Direktoratet for Arbejdstilsynet, Landskronagade 33, 2100 København Ø, Denmark, Aug. 1994. 15p.
1994 Fact Book: National program for occupational safety and health in construction
This document provides a series of fact sheets describing projects carried out as part of a national safety and health programme in the US construction industry. Projects include: hearing conservation programmes; ergonomic hazard evaluations; identification and control of hazardous substances (lead, asphalt fume, asbestos substitutes, silica); respiratory health hazards caused by toxic dusts; information services; surveillance studies of trades within the construction industry; musculoskeletal disorders; safety and health training. A summary of each project is provided along with prevention activities.
Publications Dissemination, DSDTT, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA, Mar. 1994. xiii, 127p. 6 ref. Index.
How to better know one's working place
Mieux connaître son poste de travail [in French]
Training module consisting of three elements. The first one is a videocassette aimed at a general audience. Its objective is to motivate workers to use the experience of their own workplace in detecting unsafe situations and reporting them to the safety representative. A safety guide issued as a pocket book reviews the problems dealt with in the film. Safety data sheets help safety representatives to answer questions by workers and to help workers to ask for appropriate preventive measures.
Fédération Générale du Travail de Belgique, Service Entreprises de la FGTB, rue Haute 42, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium, 1994. Guide (17p.) + videocassette. Price: BEL 1500.
Hunt D., Lambton S.
Environmental management systems
Audiovisual training package on how to set up an environmental management system (EMS) within enterprises. The diskette associated with the package is to be sent to trainees some time before the course starts. After an introduction to the subject, a questionnaire is administered on computer screen to the trainees, the results of which are returned to the course organizers on the diskette, so that the course may be tailored to the trainees' needs. The course material itself includes ten case studies on the following aspects of EMSs: policy statement; organization and personnel; effects evaluation; register of effects; management manual; auditing for sustainability; audit programmes; preparatory reviews; the supply chain; reporting. Full copies of the standards BS 7750: 1994 Environmental Management Systems and the EMA Regulation are included. Relevant British legislation is reviewed. Slides and overhead projections provide ample illustration.
Safety, Health and Environment Department, Institution of Chemical Engineers, Davis Building, 165-171 Railway Terrace, Rugby CV21 3HQ, United Kingdom, 1994. Manuals + computer diskette + slide set (172 slides) + 10 overhead (O/H) projections. Bibl.ref. Price: GBP 785.00 (all except O/H), GBP 100.00 (O/H) + VAT + delivery charges.
Watch out for falls!
Lueg uf e Wäg [in German]
Occhio ai passi falsi [in Italian]
Gare aux faux pas! [in French]
Training kit issued as the documentation for a Swiss national safety campaign designed to prevent fall-related injuries in the workplace and elsewhere. It consists of: one brochure aimed at management, showing simple safety measures that can be easily implemented in the workplace; an information note aimed at those responsible for the cleaning of workplaces and floor polishing; a technical information note, providing detailed advice (floor, shoes, cleaning techniques, safe staircases, lighting); a brochure on antislip shoes; safety posters in various sizes; a videocassette (8min, CHF 30.00) of parody of famous movies, illustrating the dangers of slipping and falling; a computer game diskette (MS-DOS, CHF 15.00); publicity posters, stickers, pins and T shirts.
SUVA, Postfach 4358, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 1994. Training kit. Illus. Price: CHF 125.00 (for full set), many components free of charge when ordered separately.
Managing safety in the workplace - An attribution theory analysis and model
Actions to manage workplace safety are based less often on objective knowledge of cause-effect relationships than on attributions, that is, on what individuals believe or infer to be the relevant relationships. These attributions may be complicated or biased by social or organizational factors. Although hundreds of papers on attributional processes have been published in the last 20 years, few have dealt with the workplace. The proposed model shows where attribution of causes fits into the safety management process. Whereas in the past the search for causes has been associated with the assignment of blame or responsibility, awareness of the role of attribution should lead managers to modify their safety programmes so as to improve communication between workers and supervisors, eliminate adversarial relationships between them, increase the objectivity of accident reporting and investigation and make the results widely available.
Journal of Safety Research, Spring 1994, Vol.25, No.1, p.3-17. Illus. 80 ref.
Act of 31 December 1993 amending the provisions of the Labor Code which relate to construction and civil engineering work in order to ensure the safety and health of workers and transposing into national legislation European Directive 92/57/EEC [France]
Loi du 31 déc. 1993 modifiant les dispositions du code du travail applicables aux opérations de bâtiment et de génie civil en vue d'assurer la sécurité et de protéger la santé des travailleurs et portant transposition de la directive 92/57/CEE [France] [in French]
For European Directive No.92/57/EEC of 24 June 1992 see CIS 93-1062. Topics: building industry; construction industry; construction sites; European Communities; France; law; penalties; plant safety and health organization; responsibilities of employers; safe working methods; safety planning; temporary workplaces.
Journal officiel de la République française, 1st Jan. 1994, 126th Year, No.1, p.14-17.
98-1086.pdf [in French]
Klein F., Bauer J.
Cleanup of dioxins and asbestos in a hospital incinerator - From planning to implementation
Dioxin- und Asbestsanierung einer Müllverbrennungsanlage im Krankenhaus - Von der Vorplanung bis zur Sanierungsdurchführung [in German]
Prior to the demolition of a hospital incinerator with asbestos-containing lining, ash and dust samples were analyzed for the presence of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin (TCDD). As TCDD concentrations above the tolerated value of 5µg/kg were found, the personal protective equipment selected for the cleanup of the dioxin-containing ash and dust included a reusable overall with gloves, boots and a supplied air respirator as well as a disposable overall worn over the reusable one. All heat-producing demolition methods were banned. For the asbestos cleanup, the incinerator was tightly enclosed with a slight underpressure.
Krankenhaustechnik, 1993, Vol.19, No.11, p.40-43. Illus.
Ball J., Procter D.
The zero accident approach at British Steel, Teesside works
The potential hazards within an integrated steelworks are outlined and the development of an accident prevention programme is described. Total Quality was adopted as the driving force for changing attitude and culture. The new approach to accident prevention was set within four basic parameters (positive safety, plant level planning, supervisory focus, utilization of social processes) which were then translated into a 10 point plan for improvement. The implementation of the plan is described along with examples of achievements. A table shows overall reduction in all injuries and in lost-time injuries.
Loss Prevention Bulletin, June 1993, No.111, p.5-11. Illus.
Zanieri G., Gatti S., Parello G.
One storey at a time - Training seminar on safety plans
Piano su piano - Seminario di formazione sul Piano di sicurezza [in Italian]
Training manual originally intended as accompanying text for a seminar on the development of safety plans for construction sites. Contents: commentary on the "Anti-Maffia" Law No.55/90, dealing with (among other topics) safety on construction sites; programme and study plan of the seminar; survey of relevant Italian and European legislation; minimal requirements.
USL XV - CID (Centro Informazione e Documentazione per la prevenzione negli ambienti di lavoro e di vita), Via Gherzi 50, 16138 Genova, Italy, 1993. 111p. Illus. 22 ref.
Baum H., Herion E.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz
Working and traffic safety in road freight transportation on a deregulated market
From an analysis of traffic accident statistics for united Germany, it is concluded that the accident risk of truck drivers is significantly higher in former East Germany than in the original Federal Republic. Poor road conditions and an average vehicle age of 17 to 18.5 years (depending on type), as compared with 6.8 to 8.9 years in West Germany, are the main contributing factors. In addition, competition has led to long hours at the wheel without rest. Measures to prevent accidents include more transport of hazardous materials by rail and water and better training of drivers. Summaries in English, French and German.
Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, Am Alten Hafen 113-115, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 1993. 71p. Illus. 54 ref. Price: DEM 18.00.
Safety management by the worker - Evidence for safety behaviour during worksite operations
Gestion de la sécurité par l'opérateur - Mise en évidence de conduites sécuritaires au cours d'une activité de chantier [in French]
This article presents the main findings of a study concerning the management of safety by workers. A worksite activity (the replacement of a circuit-breaker on a pole) involving two or three workers was analysed, and the results showed the complexity of safety management by the workers and highlighted the importance of improving workers' ability to anticipate safety problems.
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail, 2nd Quarter 1993, No.151, Note No.1929-151-93, p.313-319. Illus. 4 ref.
Low I., Holz A.
Approach to risk reduction in manufacturing firms in Australia
A survey of the 100 largest manufacturing firms in Australia has revealed that there is a lack of emphasis on controlling the incidence of serious injuries and diseases. In a considerable number of organisations, there appears to be a reliance on the attitude of employees and safety training to control risk. There seems to be a lack of knowledge among the respondents of information sources which can be used to assess both risk and proposed control measures. The results suggest that Robens type legislation (such as the British Health and Safety at Work Act, CIS 74-2099) may be of limited utility in controlling risk in the workplace and a more definitive approach to identifying hazards and instituting appropriate control measures should be provided to organisations.
Occupational Medicine, Feb. 1993, Vol.43, No.1, p.43-46. 9 ref.
The Exetown Experience
Computer game. It is aimed at students who are studying to become managers of small companies. It teaches trainees to integrate the safety aspect in their management of a company. Both individual and group work are possible. The game simulates all major decisions involved in the management of a company: marketing, raw material, pricing, production, operational and financial matters, health and safety. The game was nominated in the Category Higher Education of the competition organized as part of the European Year 1992.
Manchester Business School, 5 The Glade, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6SL, United Kingdom, . Computer programme. ###
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz
Development of planning aids for inclusion of OSH aspects in automated production systems
Entwicklung von Planungshilfsmitteln für Arbeitsschutzaspekte in automatisierten Produktionssystemen [in German]
A graphic method for the application of safety by design in an automated manufacturing plant is presented. Special symbols were designed for a large number of the hazards encountered in manufacturing industries and for the available guards and other safety devices. These symbols are used in the construction design of the plant and as warning signs within the completed factory. The method is illustrated by using a plant with 50 injection moulding machines in eight sizes.
Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, Am Alten Hafen 113-115, 2850 Bremerhaven 1, Germany, 1992. 69p. Illus. 11 ref. Price: DEM 17.00.
Subcontracting work, a safety guide
Intervention d'entreprises extérieures. Aide-mémoire pour la prévention des risques [in French]
Subcontracting may involve work in another enterprise, on unknown premises, where one is not used to the activities carried out. This can lead to exposure to additional hazards. The guide is aimed at helping enterprises to organize and establish safety procedures when they prepare and follow-up the tasks to be done by subcontractors. This safety programme is explained in the context of the French decree No. 92-158 of 20 February 1992 (full text with commentaries). The pamphlet does not deal with special hazards related to the enterprises themselves but with the additional hazards due to the interference among enterprises.
Institut national de Recherche et de Sécurité, INRS, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1992. 24p. Illus.
Respiratory protection program and record keeping kit
Part 1 of this workbook describes a minimally-acceptable respirator programme meeting the requirements of ANSI Z88.2-1980 (Practices for Respiratory Protection) and covers: preparation of written standard operating procedures; programme administration; medical evaluation and surveillance; hazard evaluation and respirator selection; respirator fitting and training; facial hair, contact lenses and eye and face protective devices; respirator inspection and maintenance; supervision of respirator use; respirator programme evaluation. An annotated list of reference material and standards is included. Part 2 contains a sample written standard operating procedure including sample forms and records.
Van Nostrand Reinhold, 115 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003, USA, 1992. 73p. Illus. 9 ref. Also available from: International Thomson Publishing Services Ltd., Cheriton House, North Way, Andover SP10 5BE, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Price: GBP 52.00.
Forest contractor's safety manual
Safety principles on areas of responsibility, protective equipment, emergency procedures, employee training and certification, as well as safe work practices, are outlined for managers, supervisors, employees, and sub-contractors in the logging industry.
Alberta Logging Association, #202, 10916 - 97th Avenue, Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 3J8, Canada, 1992. 132p. Illus.
Maes S., Kittel F., Scholten H., Verhoeven C.
"Healthier Work at Brabantia", a comprehensive approach to wellness at the worksite
As American worksite health promotion projects claim to have not only favourable effects on well-being, safety and health, but also on absenteeism and productivity of employees, many European countries and enterprises have become interested in starting similar projects. However, most American programmes focus on the modification of individual behaviour rather than on the creation of health-promoting work environments and it is therefore argued that American programmes may be inefficient and socially unacceptable from a European perspective. This paper describes in detail the implementation of a Dutch project "Healthier Work at Brabantia" which, in contrast to the American approach, aims at promoting well-being, health and safety by means of changes at the individual as well as at the organisational and environmental level. The results will show the effects of interventions at the organisational and environmental level, including effects on work-related stress, absenteeism, accidents, and disability.
Safety Science, Nov. 1992, Vol.15, Nos.4-6, Special issue, p.351-366. 20 ref.
Hopper A.G., Dean A.J.
Safety in fishing - Learning from experience
This article analyses the level of safety in some sections of the UK fishing industry by looking at accident statistics and by examining recent case histories. Fishing has always been a high-risk profession but there are ways in which risks can be diminished. Many of the problems are due to vessels being built below the 12m threshold at which the 1975 Safety Rules currently apply. Some of the vessels lack adequate reserve stability to withstand capsizing in a dynamic situation and there are deficiencies in design and safety equipment. The training programmes produced by Seafish Technology on survival, fire fighting and first aid are now mandatory for all new entrants into the profession. However, there is a need for a much greater awareness of accident prevention.
Safety Science, Nov. 1992, Vol.15, Nos.4-6, Special issue, p.249-271. Illus. 3 ref.
Council Directive 92/57/EEC of 24 June 1992 on the implementation of minimum safety and health requirements at temporary or mobile constructions sites (8th individual Directive within the meaning of Article (16/1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) [CEC]
Directive 92/57/CEE du Conseil, du 24 juin 1992, concernant les prescriptions minimales de sécurité et de santé à mettre en œuvre sur les chantiers temporaires ou mobiles (8e directive particulière au sens de l'article 16 par.1 de la Directive 89/391/CEE) [CCE] [in French]
Eighth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC (see CIS 89-1401). After a definition of the type of construction site the directive applies to, responsibilities of clients or project supervisors are stipulated as well as duties of coordinators, obligations of employers and other groups of persons and rules applying to the information and consultation of workers. In annex: list of building and civil engineering works referred to, list of work involving particular risks to the safety and health of workers, content of the prior notice to the safety and health plan, minimum safety and health requirements for constructions sites (for on-site workplaces and workstations).
Official Journal of the European Communities - Journal officiel des Communautés européennes, 26 Aug. 1992, Vol.35, No.L.245, p.6-22.
Ares Camerino A., Sainz Vera B., Soto Pino M.L., Fernández Campos P., Bocanegra Díaz-Crespo R., Suárez Collantes M.
Prevalence of hepatitis B markers among personnel of child assistance centres
Prevalencia de marcadores de la hepatitis B entre el personal laboral de centros de infancia [in Spanish]
The Department of Occupational Health of Cádiz (Spain) planned a programme for the prevention of hepatitis B in personnel of child assistance centres. This programme consisted of two subprogrammes: (1) information on the disease, its control, protection and prevention measures; and (2) vaccination. This article provides information on the first stage of the vaccination subprogramme aimed at examining the immunological condition of the population under study. The prevalence of hepatitis B markers in the study population was even higher than in general hospital personnel. For this reason, hepatitis B prevention and vaccination programmes are recommended in such institutions.
Medicina y seguridad del trabajo, Jan.-Mar. 1992, Vol.39, No.155, p.49-55. 21 ref.
Developing your health and safety policy and program - A guide for employers
This guide is designed to help employers meet the legal requirement of preparing and reviewing a written occupational health and safety policy and developing and maintaining a programme to implement that policy. Guidelines are provided to help define policy objectives and develop programme activities needed to meet such objectives.
Industrial Accident Prevention Association, 250 Yonge Street, 28th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2N4, Canada, 1992. 24p. Price: CAD 8.95 (CAD 6.95 IAPA members).
Accident prevention for hotels, motels and restaurants
This reference work offers guidelines for creating a comprehensive programme of accident and litigation prevention and addresses the safety and legal concerns of operators of lodging and food-service facilities. The first part of the book explains how to manage the safety programme with extensive coverage of how to organise safety efforts. The second part focuses on designing for safety and provides practical information to owners and operators on how to improve their existing environments.
Van Nostrand Reinhold, 115 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10003, USA; Chapman and Hall, Scientific Division of Associated Book Publishers Ltd., 11 New Fetter Lane, London EC4P 4EE, United Kingdom, 1992. vi, 314p. Illus. 46 ref. Index. Price (in Europe): GBP 34.00.
Evaluating the safety function: A conceptual model
A framework for evaluating the efficacy of the safety function is presented. The paper focuses on: a definition and purpose of safety function evaluation; preconditions necessary for conducting an evaluation; the types of safety function and the approaches to safety function evaluation; guidelines for planning an evaluation; indicators that measure and evaluate financial and economic performance of the safety function.
Journal of Safety Research, Spring 1992, Vol.23, No.1, p.27-38. Illus. 18 ref.
How to prepare a safety plan
Yuhae. Wihŭm bangji gyehoeksŏ simsajedo [in Korean]
Training manual for a safety management course. Contents: need for an investigating system aimed at the development of a safety plan for a project or work process; legal base in Korea; investigating procedures; areas of investigation; preparing the safety plan and the related documents in the manufacturing and the construction industry; fee schedules.
Korean Industrial Safety Corporation (KISCO), Kukje Bld. 9F.191, 2-ka Hangang-ro, Yongsan-ku, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1991. 91p.
Leadership for safety excellence
This course consists of 4 modules focusing on the role of the supervisor in the different aspects of a good safety programme. Contents: 1 - supervisor's role in a safety programme; 2 - training (design and presentation of effective training sessions); 3 - site inspections and recommendations; 4 - investigation and reporting of accidents/incidents. Each module includes a self-test review for participants to assess their knowledge.
Alberta Construction Safety Association, 10949 - 120 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 3R2, Canada, 1991. 4 modules
Safety management in the enterprise. Implementation of a display of safety indicators in two departments of a large public-sector organisation
Gestion de la sécurité dans l'entreprise. Mise en œuvre d'un tableau de bord d'indicateurs de sécurité dans deux départements d'une grande organisation à caractère public [in French]
This study took place in two departments of a large anonymous public enterprise in France. The departments had volunteered to participate in the design and testing of a battery of safety indicators and of a display summarising the indicators, oriented toward middle management. The present note gives a qualitative overview of the whole process: operation of the working group, design and detailed presentation of the indicators and the display, design of documents, collection of information, implementation, follow-up. It concludes with remarks and methodological recommendations that could facilitate a similar programme in other enterprises.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Apr. 1991. 81p. Illus. 23 ref.
Safety management - Hong Kong experience
Manual on safety management, with particular emphasis on the Hong Kong experience. Topics covered: history of safety and health inspection in Hong Kong; safety and health in factories and industrial undertakings in Hong Kong (accident statistics, by industry; health at work; survey of legislation; the Factory Inspectorate; links with Britain; research; professional associations and trade unions); theoretical discussion of some basic OSH terms (risk, hazard, danger, accident); detailed discussion of the Hong Kong construction safety record; cost analysis of safety and health in industry; appraisal of safety management; organising and motivating safety at work; action at the enterprise level to improve safety and health in the Hong Kong construction industry; chemical safety and risk labelling; safety of boatswains chairs used on construction sites; comments on general duties regulations.
Lorrainelo Concept Design, Room 9, 1/F, 15 Watson Road, North Point, Hong Kong, 1991. 185p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Health and safety training for underground storage tank removal
A 40-hour training course for underground storage tank (UST) removal supervisors was developed, using as a foundation a 16-hour US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) training course for state UST inspectors and materials adapted for use in UST training. Respirator training, basic training in handling hazardous wastes, field exercises, and first aid/CPR training comprised the additional hours required to satisfy the 40-hour training requirement specified in US legislation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed rules requiring that workers receive training in an accredited programme for hazardous waste operations. The specific course content contains many topics of direct concern to UST operations, but others do not. It is recommended 1) that specialised training which recognises the specific hazards of UST removal should be made available for UST removal workers and 2) that this training should be available for accreditation under the OSHA proposals. A sample 40-hour curriculum is included.
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Dec. 1991, Vol.6, No.12, p.1015-1019. 39 ref.
International Social Security Association (ISSA)
XIIIth International Colloquium Brussels - Safety and health throughout the planning and construction process
XIII. Internationales Kolloquium Brüssel - Sicher und Gesund bauen: vom Entwurf bis zur Ausführung [in German]
XIIIe Colloque international Bruxelles - Sécurité et santé dans la construction: du projet à l'exécution [in French]
Papers presented at this International Colloquium organised in Brussels (Belgium) from 16 to 18 September 1991. The first theme "from the design stage to the building site" investigates planning of the works, preparation of the building site and evolution of the works. The second theme was devoted to the methods and means used for the maintenance of the works as well as to the health hazards related to the use of maintenance products. The third theme was considering a new approach to work during the planning and execution periods. These proceedings are also available in Dutch and Spanish.
National Action Committee for Safety and Hygiene in the Construction Industry, NAVB, Bd. Poincaré 70, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium, 1991. 400p.
System safety in the commercialization of space
A license to conduct a commercial space launch in the US must be secured from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Commercial Space Transportation (OCST). The OCST must conduct a safety review of both the launch vehicle system and the spacecraft along with a review of the license applicant's safety programme and procedures, before a license is granted. A model commercialisation agreement has been developed for launches from test ranges controlled by the U.S. Air Force. This agreement requires that the range user must comply with the various range safety requirements established by the range organisations. The paper discusses the system and range safety activities associated with the commercialisation of space from the perspective of the system safety manager for one of the commercial launch services contractors.
Hazard Prevention, 1991, Vol.27, No.3, p.26-31. 16 ref.
A musculo-skeletal injury prevention process
This manual consisting of 7 modules outlines steps hospitals and nursing homes should consider in developing and implementing musculo-squeletal injury prevention strategies in their individual facilities. Sample forms are included.
Back Injury Prevention and Ergonomic Specialist, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Employment and Labour Relations, Occupational Health & Safety Division, P.O. Box 8700, St. John's, Newfoundland A1B 4J6, Canada, 1991. 1 Vol. (various pagination). Illus.
Hospitality industry occupational safety and health program: Reference guide and workbook
This workbook provides a programme to help employers meet the minimum requirements of the British Columbia Industrial Health and Safety Regulations (see CIS 88-4). Samples of support documentation and forms are included with the provision that material may be customised to suit the individual needs of an organisation.
Workers' Compensation Board, Occupational Safety and Health Division, Education and Training Section, P.O. Box 5350, Vancouver, British Columbia V5B 5L5, Canada, 1991. 50p. Illus.
Occupational safety and health program requirements: Reference guide and workbook
Guidelines for developing an occupational safety and health programme are presented in this course workbook. The different elements of a programme are described along with practical suggestions for proper implementation.
Workers' Compensation Board, Occupational Safety and Health Division, Education and Training Section, P.O. Box 5350, Vancouver, British Columbia V5B 5L5, Canada, 1991. 82p. Illus.
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