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Annual report of JISHA - 2009
This report describes the organization and functions of the Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association (JISHA) and reviews activities during the year 2008-2009. These include: development of programmes relating to risk assessment and OSH management systems; ensuring health and promoting comfortable workplace environments; promoting safety and health education; expansion of the zero-accident campaign; provision of safety and health technical services; international cooperation; assistance to small and medium-size enterprises; safety and health publications; research and surveys; events and campaigns; Japan bioassay research centre.
Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association, 5-35-1, Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0014, Japan, 2010. 43p. Illus.
Annual_report_of_JISHA_2009.pdf [en inglés]
Improving workplace health management in Singapore
In 2005, Singapore adopted a new framework for workplace safety and health. This policy paper is an update of the original framework, taking into account recent developments in the national focus on managing safety at the workplace and the need to look into new and health-related workplace hazards. Two approaches to occupational health management are proposed, namely a compliance-based regulatory framework and a greater focus on eliminating or reducing occupational health hazards. Four strategies are proposed to address different classes (established, emerging and unknown) hazards: targeted intervention programmes; monitoring and intelligence gathering; research and standards development; promotion of good practices.
Workplace Safety and Health Council, 5 Maxwell Road, 20-00 Tower Block, MND Complex, Singapore 069110, 2010. 34p. Illus.
Improving_workplace.pdf [en inglés]
Copsey S., eds.
Mainstreaming occupational safety and health into university education
Future engineers, architects, medical professionals, business administrators and managers will all need to take account of OSH in aspects in their working lives. This report presents a variety of cases across European countries illustrating how OSH has been included in university-level education. Of most interest were examples where OSH was embedded in the programme of other undergraduate studies, such as a general engineering undergraduate course or a business studies course. However, only few examples were found where OSH education had been truly embedded within the curriculum of individual courses.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2010. 171p. Illus. 16 ref. Price (excluding VAT): EUR 15.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
Mainstreaming_occupational.pdf [en inglés]
Foresight through knowledge
Savoir pour prévoir [en francés]
Knowledge encompasses all the facts and information developed by scientists on the basis of rigorous processes. The personnel of the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) are part of this scientific community. This booklet presents the highlights of the scientific activities of the institute for the year 2009.
Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2010. 28p. Illus.
Foresight_through_knowledge.pdf [en inglés]
Savoir_pour_prévoir.pdf [en francés]
Work related lost time injuries and diseases in WA
This report provides statistics of work-related lost time injuries and diseases that occurred from 1988-89 to 2008-09 in Western Australia. Data are provided by industry, gender, lost days, nature of injury, and frequency and type of occupational disease.
Commission for occupational safety and health, 1260 Hay Street, PO Box 294, West Perth, WA 6872, Australia, no date. PDF document, 9p. Illus.
WA_Key_OSH_Statistics.pdf [en inglés]
State of the work environment - Work-related fatalities Western Australia 1988-89 to 2009-10
This report provides statistics of work-related fatalities that occurred between 1 July 1988 and 30 June 2010 in Western Australia. Data are provided by accident type, industry, occupation, age group and type of occurrence.
Commission for occupational safety and health, 1260 Hay Street, PO Box 294, West Perth, WA 6872, Australia, 2010. PDF document, 23p. Illus.
http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafe/PDF/Statistics-industry/SOWEFatalities_2009_10.pdf [en inglés]
Worksafe WA - Business Plan 2010-11
This document sets out to explain how Worksafe Western Australia intends to fulfill its role of achieving safer workplaces in the State. Activities include collaborative approaches, assistance and education, enforcement and ensuring that the legal and policy frameworks in the State support the general delivery of safer workplaces.
Commission for occupational safety and health, 1260 Hay Street, PO Box 294, West Perth, WA 6872, Australia, 2010. PDF document, 21p. Illus.
http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafe/PDF/General/WorkSafe_business_plan.pdf [en inglés]
OSHD 2009 annual report - Embracing challenges, pushing frontiers in WSH
Annual report of the Occupational Safety and Health Division of the Singapore Ministry of Manpower for the year 2009. Contents: key highlights for 2009; strategies for building strong capabilities, implementing an effective regulatory framework, promoting the benefits of occupational safety and health, and developing strong partnerships locally and internationally; highlights of occupational accident and diseases statistics; future objectives and projects.
Ministry of Manpower, Occupational Safety and Health Division, 18 Havelock Road, Singapore 059764, 2010. 100p. Illus.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
The Health and Safety Executive annual report and accounts 2009/10
This annual report is divided into two sections: part 1 reports on the performance of the HSE against the objectives set for 2009-2010 for improving the work environment, taking responsibility, transforming the approach and enabling delivery, together with other key developments in the organization during the year. It provides examples of work carried out by HSE; part 2 includes operating results for 2009-2010 and a balance sheet at 31 March 2010.
The Stationery Office (TSO), P.O. Box 29, Norwich NR3 1GN, United Kingdom, 2010. 112p. Illus.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/reports/0910/ar0910.pdf [en inglés]
"Ban the risk!" - The new campaign for traffic safety
"Risiko raus!" - Die neue Kampagne zur Verkehrssicherheit [en alemán]
Germany counts approximately 230,000 occupational accidents due to in-plant transport per year of which 150 are fatal. There are a further approximately 23,000 road accidents, during work of which 200 are fatal. 110,000 commuting accidents were reported in 2007, in which almost 500 workers lost their lives. A campaign for the prevention of in-plant and traffic accidents has therefore been set up by the German regulatory accident insurance institution, including a website where enterprises can find the information needed to develop an action programme.
Jan-Feb. 2010, Vol.1, No.1/2, p.12-13. Illus.
SMI / SME guide - Occupational safety and health
Guide PME/PMI - Santé et sécurité au travail [en francés]
The objective of this guide is to help and direct heads of SMEs and their subordinates in their approach to manage occupational safety and health. It provides the information and guidance for identifying and evaluating the hazards, and for applying the necessary preventive measures. It facilitates the compilation of the single document for the evaluation of occupational hazards and makes its implementation easier. Contents: general principles of occupational safety and health; hazard evaluation; information and training of workers; hazards related to the layout of premises; hazards related to human factors; hazards related to work activities; checks and responsibilities of employers with respect to occupational safety and health; occupational health services; financial help given to SMEs for improving occupational safety and health and working conditions; human and organizational safety factors.
Assemblée des Chambres françaises de Commerce et d'Industrie, Direction Environnement et Développement Durable, 46 avenue de la Grande Armée, 75858 Paris Cedex, France, 2010. 108p. Illus.
http://www.enviroveille.com/public/documents/guide_sante_securite_au_travail.pdf [en francés]
Safety and health campaigns and support 2010
Prävention: Kampagnen und Angebote 2010 [en alemán]
Prevenzione: campagne e proposte 2010 [en italiano]
Campagnes et offres de prévention 2010 [en francés]
In order to support individual efforts by enterprises aimed at improving safety and health, SUVA offers a number of resources for campaigns and long-term programmes. This booklet lists these available resources, grouped under the following headings: OSH management; campaigns; often underestimated dangers; forest; wood; ergonomics; health promotion; management of absenteeism.
SUVA, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, Oct. 2009. 62p. Illus.
https://wwwepp1.suva.ch/webshop/4C/4C7596B8442C40A0E10080000A63035B.pdf [en francés]
https://wwwepp1.suva.ch/webshop/4C/4CA14B92D44B00F6E10080000A630358.pdf [en alemán]
https://wwwepp1.suva.ch/webshop/4C/4C7596C9442C40A0E10080000A63035B.pdf [en italiano]
Bestratén Belloví M.
Integración de la prevención y desarrollo de competencias
This information note on safety and health integration and development of competency presents a model of management by competencies based on a classification of the competencies for a specific job and of the professional development, enabling the evaluation of the needs for training as well as the selection of personnel. This approach results in improved safety performance and innovation capacity of the enterprise.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2010. 10p. Illus. 5 ref.
Integración_de_la_prevención_y_desarrollo_de_competencias [en español]
Turmo Sierra E.
Electricidad estática en polvos combustibles (I): características de las descargas eléctrostáticas
This information note on static electricity in combustible dusts describes the phenomenon of electrostatic charge as well as the characteristics of different types of electrostatic discharges. The safety measures to be adopted are described in a second note (CIS 10-0114). See also CIS 02-1416.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2010. 4p.
Electricidad_estática_en_polvos_combustibles.pdf [en español]
Viau S., Dion C.
Beryllium - Clean-up guide - Workplace housekeeping and decontamination
Béryllium - Guide de nettoyage - Entretien ménager et décontamination des lieux de travail [en francés]
This guide addresses practical occupational safety and health issues during cleaning and decontamination of workplaces where beryllium is present. It was designed to help persons responsible for supervising cleaning and decontamination work to design work procedures that ensure acceptable levels of this metal. Topics addressed: work methods; sampling strategies; reference values in Quebec (Canada); cleaning methods; safety and health measures; personal protective equipment.
Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2010. 31p. Illus. Price: CAD 7.88. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/RG-638.pdf [en francés]
Annual report 2009
Contents of the 2009 annual report of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work: summary; key activities in 2009; collecting and analyzing information; the European Risk Laboratory; working environment unit; communication;, campaigning and promotion; developing the network; administrative activities. Appendices include: membership of the governing board; overview of how the agency and its partners operate; organization chart of the agency; agency staff; focal points; overview of focal point network activities in 2009; topic centre; website usage and media coverage; publications 2009; finance 2008/09; board assessment; outlook for 2010. Summaries of the annual report are available in English, Spanish and several other European languages.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2010. 68p. Illus.
http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/annual_report/2009full [en inglés]
Think about health and safety - What elected members of local authorities need to know
Aimed at elected members of local authorities, this booklet explains what is occupational safety and health (OSH) and what are their OSH responsibilities. Topics addressed: administrative and legal aspects; cost of accidents and ill-health; compliance and penalties.
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, The Grange, Highfield Drive, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 1NN, United Kingdom, 2009. 17p. 6 ref.
Think_about_health_and_safety_What_elected_members_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [en inglés]
Anuario de estadísticas del trabajo 2009 - Capítulo 8: Lesiones profesionales
Yearbook of Labour Statistics 2009 - Chapter 8: Occupational injuries [en inglés]
Annuaire des statistiques du travail 2009 - Chapitre 8: Lésions professionnelles [en francés]
Chapter 8 of this yearbook provides annual data on occupational injuries by country and by economic activity (based on the International Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities, ISIC) from 1999 to 2008. Data include cases of injury with lost workdays, rates of occupational injuries and days lost. Includes definitions of the indicators and details of the ISIC and other classifications.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 68th issue, 2009, p.1123-1357. (Complete volume, xvi, 1481p).
Yearbook_of_Labour_Statistics_2009_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [en inglés]
Health and Safety Executive
Evaluation of product documentation provided by suppliers of hand held power tools
This project aimed to assess the legibility, readability and clarity of the user documentation provided by suppliers, and to identify examples of good practice in the design of safety and health information for hand held power tools. A sample of ten user documents provided by manufacturers and suppliers of professional hand held power tools were assessed against research-based guidelines for effective written risk communication. This study identified some examples of effective risk communication in the product manuals and leaflets evaluated. However, there were areas where the documentation could be improved concerning legibility, conspicuity, readability, recall and encouraging user compliance.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009, vi, 29p. Illus. 38 ref.
Evaluation_of_product_documentation_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [en inglés]
Global health risks - Mortality and burden attributable to selected major risks
This report uses a comprehensive framework for studying health risks that was developed for the World Health Report 2002, which presented estimates for the year 2000. The report provides an update for the year 2004 for 24 global risk factors. It uses updated information from WHO programmes and scientific studies for both exposure data and the causal associations of risk exposure to disease and injury outcomes. The burden of disease attributable to risk factors is measured in terms of lost years of healthy life using the metric of the disability-adjusted life year (DALY). The DALY combines years of life lost due to premature death with years of healthy life lost due to illness and disability. Health risks are in transition: populations are ageing owing to successes against infectious diseases; at the same time, patterns of physical activity and food, alcohol and tobacco consumption are changing. Low- and middle-income countries now face a double burden of increasing chronic, non-communicable conditions, as well as the communicable diseases that traditionally affect the poor.
World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service,1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2009, vi, 62p. Illus. 102 ref.
Global_health_risks_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [en inglés]
BOMEL Limited, Health and Safety Executive
Understanding and influencing farmers' attitudes
This study has examined farmers' attitudes, and the underlying influences, to identify how these might be changed to help improve safety in the sector. An initial literature review showed that people's perceptions of risk are influenced by social, cultural and group processes but no studies look specifically at perceptions of risk and attitudes to safety among farmers. The main study examined the influences on farmers' attitudes based on interviews with 35 farmers either at their farm or at livestock markets in the South West and South East of England. The sample covered farmers on small and large farms. The study found that overall the farmers had positive attitudes and behaviours with respect to safety. However, negative attitudes and behaviours emerged in specific areas. Examples of good practice that emerged from the interviews with the farmers are included.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009, x, 110p. Illus. 85 ref.
Understanding_and_influencing_farmers'_attitudes_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [en inglés]
BOMEL Limited, Health and Safety Executive
Engaging arboriculture clients: Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs)
This research was aimed at adapting and deploying a cultural barometer to assist the HSE agriculture team in assessing the impact of an arboriculture client Safety and Health Awareness Day (SHAD) event. The study took a measure of SHAD attendee's views prior to their attendance at an arboriculture client SHAD and also took the same pre-intervention measure from a matched control group, who did not attend the event. The study gathered insight into how arboriculture clients contract services, the nature of the contracts, their attitudes to employing competent contractors, the existing measures they have in place for contracting services and their intention to introduce improvement measures. It was recommended that in order to assess the impact of the arboriculture SHAD, a post-intervention measure be taken with both the target and control groups, using the same cultural barometer.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009, 48p. Illus. 1 ref.
Engaging_arboriculture_clients_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [en inglés]
King K., McGuire M., Hollins C.
Health and Safety Executive
Evaluation of guidance for directors and board members
In late 2007, HSE and the Institute of Directors jointly published guidance for directors encouraging them to take leadership on safety and health within their organizations. The objective of this study was to establish the level of awareness of the new guidance among its target market, how directors and board members had heard about and accessed the guidance, the number of directors that have read the guidance, whether the guidance is considered relevant and influential and whether action has been taken (or planned) as a result of the guidance. This report outlines the key findings from the research and identifies opportunities for the Health and Safety Executive to further promote the guidance.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009, iv, 66p. Illus.
Evaluation_of_guidance_for_directors_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [en inglés]
Boden P., Rees P.
Health and Safety Executive
Improving the reliability of estimates of migrant worker numbers and their relative risk of workplace injury and illness
This study has reviewed the literature on migrant workers for substantive evidence that migrant workers are more susceptible to injury and illness in the workplace. Survey sources typically fail to adequately capture migrant populations, whilst administrative sources lack the richness of data content. Statistics on accidents in the workplace (RIDDOR) are subject to considerable under-recording, particularly for the self-employed, for smaller businesses and, the evidence suggests, for migrant workers. No information is captured to differentiate migrant workers by their nationality, country of birth or first language. Health records are generally only accessible through health surveillance schemes; providing limited coverage on health and the workplace and with no statistics on nationality, country of birth or first language. These combined inadequacies result in a dearth of United Kingdom studies that make an explicit link between migrant workers, the workplace and health outcomes. The few studies which looked explicitly at the relationship between migrant status and occupational injury/illness have typically reported inconclusive evidence on the effect of migrant workers upon issues of safety and health, primarily due to inadequate data capture and coverage of the target population. However, a number of studies that have examined the impact of the recent influx of migrants from outside the United Kingdom have reinforced the general view that migrant workers, engaged in low-skilled jobs, are more at risk of accident and injury due to the nature of the work they are doing and the conditions in which they are doing it. Implications of these findings are discussed.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009, xii, 117p. Illus. Approx. 200 ref.
Improving_the_reliability_of_estimates_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [en inglés]
Salud y vida en el trabajo: un derecho humano fundamental
Health and life at work: A basic human right
Santé et vie au travail: un droit humain fondamental [en francés]
The booklet tries to shed light on the possible impacts of the financial crisis on occupational safety and health. The key message is that even in times of change; safety, health and life at work are basic human rights.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2009. 16p. Illus.
Health_and_life at_work_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [en inglés]
Santé_et_vie_au_travail_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [en francés]
Salud_y_vida_en_el_trabajo_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [en español]
The Chemicals (Hazard Information Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009
This document consists of the full text of the United Kingdom Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009, which came into force on 6 April 2009. These regulations are also known as CHIP 4. CHIP is the law that applies to suppliers of dangerous chemicals. Its purpose is to protect people and the environment from the effects of those chemicals by requiring suppliers to provide information about the dangers and to package them safely. CHIP requires the supplier of a dangerous chemical to identify the hazards (dangers) of the chemical and provide information about the hazards to their customers. Suppliers usually provide this information on the package itself in the form of a label and package the chemical safely. The regulations are accompanied by an explanatory memorandum.
The Stationery Office, PO Box 29, Norwich NR3 1GN, United Kingdom, 2009, 52p. Price: GBP 9.00 (regulations, downloadable version free of charge); 18p. (explanatory memorandum).
Regulations.pdf [en inglés]
Explenatory_memorandum.pdf [en inglés]
Guía para miembros de comités y delegados de salud y seguidad en el trabajo
Aimed at members of safety and health committees and at OSH delegates, this guide comments in simple and easily-understandable terms the various the provisions of law No.12.013 (see INS 112048) on occupational safety and health committees.
Gobierno de la Provincia de Santa Fe, Tres de Febrero 2600, Ciudad de Santa Fe 3000, Argentina, no date, 28p. Illus. (PDF Document).
Guía.pdf [en español]
Decreto N° 0396/2009. Apruébese la reglamentación de la Ley Nº 12913 "Comités de salud y seguridad en el trabajo" [Argentina]
Decree approving the regulation of the law on occupational safety and health committees in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina (see ISN 112048).
Gobierno de la Provincia de Santa Fe, Tres de Febrero 2600, Ciudad de Santa Fe 3000, Argentina, 18 March 2009, 11p. (PDF Document).
La responsabilidad social empresarial. Clave del siglo XXI
Full text of a conference held on 10 July 2008 in Santa Fe, Argentina on the topic of enterprise social responsibility, and more specifically on its importance in developing countries, particularly in Latin America.
Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de la Provincia de Santa Fe,
Rivadavia 3049/51 Ciudad de Santa Fe, S3000FWI, Argentina, 2009. 47p.
Morken T., Bull N., Moen B.E.
The activity on a Norwegian occupational health mailing list 1997-2006
Professional mailing lists on the Internet have become a popular medium for communication in the medical field. The objective of this study was to describe the activity of an occupational health electronic mailing list in Norway between 1997 and 2006. All messages sent to the Norwegian Occupational Health mailing list from 1997 to 2006 were studied, counting numbers, members and type of topic discussed. The job titles of contributors in 2006 were identified and all messages in a 3-month period in 2006 were analysed in more detail. A total of 5269 messages were posted to the list. The number of members was 200 at the start of 1997, later rising to between 450 and 500, including doctors, physiotherapists, occupational hygienists and nurses. The main topics discussed were chemical hazards (19%), organization of occupational health services (17%), working methods in safety and health in general (10%) and ergonomics (8%). Most messages were questions and answers and they seldom led to discussion.
Occupational Medicine, 2009, Vol.59, p.56-58. 10 ref.
The_activity.pdf [en inglés]
Tong Y.H., Lin Y.W., Chen C.C., Lin J.M.
Perceptions of general education on occupational health and safety among college students in Taiwan
Undergraduate students were surveyed to assess their awareness of and interest in safety and health education. Out of 5258 questionnaires distributed among 66 colleges and universities in Taiwan, 4474 questionnaires were returned. The respondents were asked to provide demographic information and to respond to questions about a proposed college course in general occupational safety and health (OSH) and questions about 30 OSH topics. Their awareness and learning interest about each topic were evaluated on a 4-point scale. Statistical analysis of variance and logistic linear regression were performed. Only 13% of respondents had previously taken safety and health courses. More than 39% of respondents indicated that they would take general OSH courses if the courses were offered by their colleges. Student motivation to take OSH courses was apparently related to their experience in OSH coursework, their academic background, and their current learning interest in the 30 OSH topics. Students with natural science or engineering backgrounds tended to express strong interest in OSH topics and courses. In conclusion, implementing general health and safety education in college is recommended. In addition, developing an OSH course module system would meet student expectations, as courses would consider the learning interests and needs of students with different college majors.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 2009, Vol.6, p.468-474. Illus. 16 ref.
Tobacco and the 4000 pollutants
Le tabac et les 4000 pollueurs [en francés]
This booklet on smoking prevention explains that tobacco smoke contains over 4000 chemicals, most of which are toxic (including at least 50 which are officially declared as being carcinogenic by health authorities), as well as nicotine, one of the most highly addictive drugs. These chemicals include pesticides, radioactive substances (including polonium 210), carbon monoxide, acetone, mercury, arsenic, tar, lead and cyanides.
Office français de prévention du tabagisme, 66 boulevard Saint-Michel, 75006 Paris, France, 2009. 36p. Illus. 16 ref.
Ravallec C., Brasseur G., Vaudoux D.
Live performances - Setting the scene for prevention
Spectacle vivant - La prévention entre en scène [en francés]
This collection of articles addresses the many occupational hazards that exist in show business and the performing arts, together with their means of prevention. The nature of the business of recorded and live shows is unusual by its occupations, its organization and its specific characteristics. Its workers are nonetheless exposed to various occupational hazards for which employers are required to implement preventive measures. Safety and health aspects need to be considered as early as possible and integrated from the very inception and preparation phases of a production or show.
Travail et sécurité, Oct. 2009, No.699, p.20-37. Illus. 5 ref.
Spectacle_vivant.pdf [en francés]
Report of activities 2009
Compte rendu de l'activité 2009 [en francés]
Report of activities of the French national health insurance for employed workers (CNAMTS) for the year 2009. Contents: improved follow-up of victims; providing enterprises with new tools for implementing preventive actions; concentrating actions on priority focus areas; working in partnerships for improved efficiency; progressing in adopting practices aimed at improving service; observations and analyses aimed at guiding actions; key financial highlights, together with key statistics on absence from work and occupational diseases.
Caisse Nationale de l'Assurance Maladie des Travailleurs Salariés (CNAMTS), 26-50 av. du professeur André Lemierre, 75986 Paris cedex 20, no date. 47p. Illus.
Compte_rendu.pdf [en francés]
Your business partner in reaching zero - 2009 annual report
Contents of the annual report of the Industrial Accident Prevention Association of the Province of Ontario, Canada, for the year 2009: messages from the President and Chairman; organizational changes; providing better services to workers; improving support to business; addressing corporate culture; partnerships and alliances; role of volunteers; summary of injury and fatality statistics.
Industrial Accident Prevention Association, 5110 Creekbank Road, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 0A1, Canada, 2009. 16p. Illus.
Your_business_partner.pdf [en inglés]
Report of the Federal government on the state of occupational health and safety and on occupational accidents and diseases in the Federal Republic of Germany in 2008
Bericht der Bundesregierung über den Stand von Sicherheit und Gesundheit bei der Arbeit und über das Unfall- und Berufskrankheitengeschehen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland im Jahr 2008 [en alemán]
Report of the Federal government on the state of occupational safety and health and on accidents and occupational diseases in the Federal Republic of Germany in 2008. Special chapters cover the risks to the safety and health of women and to accidents faced by schoolchildren. Data are presented in more than 100 tables and graphs.
Deutscher Bundestag, Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin, Germany, 2009. 264p. Illus.
Drucksache_17/380.pdf [en alemán]
Análisis del sistema de recopilación y reporte de lesiones profesionales mortales de la Organización internacional del trabajo (OIT)
The objective of this study was to examine the collection and reporting mechanisms of fatality data from occupational accidents used by the ILO for Latin America and the Caribbean through the analysis of the reports published by the organization from 1998 to 2007. It is concluded that there is no homogeneity in the definitions of fatal occupational injuries between the recording and notification systems in Latin America and the Caribbean, and that the absence of reliable and systematized data of this indicator constitutes a socioeconomic problem.
Protección y seguridad, Sep.-Oct. 2009, Vol.55, No.327, p. 74-79. Illus. 16 ref.
Federal government report on the state of safety and health at work and about the occupational accident and diseases in the Federal Republic of Germany in 2008
Bericht der Bundesregierung über den Stand von Sicherheit und Gesundheit bei der Arbeit und über das Unfall- und Berufskrankheitengeschehen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland im Jahr 2008 [en alemán]
The report for the year 2008 provides detailed statistical information on occupational safety and health and on occupational accidents and diseases, as well as longer-term trends and developments in Germany.
Deutscher Bundestag, Parlamentsdokumentation, Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin, Germany, 2009, 172p. Illus.
Bericht_der_Bundesregierung.pdf [en alemán]
A guide to health and safety regulation in Great Britain
This guide outlines the occupational safety and health system in the United Kingdom. It responds to the many requests for information received from international visitors, enquirers and researchers. It also describes briefly the work HSE does, in partnership with local authorities, to protect the public from the risks arising from work activities.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 4th ed., 2009. 28p. 13 ref. Price: GBP 9.50. Downloadable version free of charge.
A_guide_to_health_and_safety_regulation.pdf [en inglés]
Marié J.L., eds.
Facts and figures 2008
This report presents the actions undertaken by INRS in 2008 to address the key issues of occupational safety and health in France: traditional hazards (noise, vibration, chemicals, road risks, overturning of lift trucks), current concerns (cancers, stress, allergies and temporary work); new occupational safety and health focus areas (nanoparticles, waste processing, substance abuse). Information on the organization of the institute and its areas of intervention (assistance, training, information, research) is included in a final section of the report.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2009. 43. Illus.
ED_4186.pdf [en inglés]
Ministerio de trabajo e inmigracion
Guía técnica sobre señalización de seguridad y salud en el trabajo
This technical guide is an aid for the implementation of the signaling of safety and health hazards within the enterprise in order to comply with the update of April 2009 of the 2009 Royal Decree 485/1997.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2009. 53p. Illus. Price: EUR 3.30.
Guía_técnica_sobre_señalización.pdf [en español]
Martín Usabiaga J.R., Cortés Cecilia J.
Proceso de evaluación y reducción de riesgos en el diseño de máquinas
The large number of occupational accidents related to the use of machines has led the EU to ensure that the machines sold are safer by decreeing the new Directive Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC as well as by reviewing and adopting a set of standards and documents relating to machinery safety at the design stage. This article describes the procedure for risk identification and assessment aimed at reducing risks when designing machinery.
Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo, Oct. 2009, No.54, p.20-27. Illus. 6 ref.
Mantenimiento seguro - Trabajadores seguros
Safe maintenance - Safe workers [en inglés]
Une maintenance sûre - Des travailleurs en sécurité [en francés]
Maintenance is carried out in every workplace and in all industry sectors. It is included in the everyday duties of most workers, not just maintenance technicians and engineers. Workers involved in maintenance operations are exposed to many hazards; therefore the employer must conduct a risk assessment for the operation, and involve workers in this process. The results of the risk assessment should be communicated to everybody concerned. Safe systems of work need to be followed even when there is time pressure.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2009. 2p. Illus.
Facts_88/EN.pdf [en inglés]
Facts_88/FR.pdf [en francés]
Facts_88/ES.pdf [en español]
List of MAK and BAT values 2009
The 2009 edition contains a list of scientifically recommended threshold limit values for about 1000 chemical compounds. Carcinogens, germ cell mutagens, embryotoxicants, sensitizing substances and those potentially bearing a risk to pregnancy are treated in specific sections. The report and the accompanying CD-ROM includes the complete list of MAK and BAT values. The CD-ROM allows searches by substance name or CAS number. Of particular value are the lists of substances which were reviewed in the past 12 months, including substances being examined for the establishment of MAK and BAT values in coming years. Contents of the 2009 edition: significance, use and derivation of MAK values (maximum workplace concentrations - maximale Arbeitsplatz-Konzentration); lists of substances with MAK values; carcinogenic substances; sensitizing substances; aerosols; limitation of exposure peaks; skin absorption; MAK values and pregnancy; germ cell mutagens; substances requiring special consideration; significance and use of biological tolerance values (BAT); list of substances with BAT values; biological guideline values (Biologische Leitwerte - BLW). Replaces ISN 111063.
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2009. 250p. Illus. + CD-ROM. Price: EUR 96.00
International Labour Office (ILO)
Principios fundamentales de salud y seguridad en el trabajo
This publication is intended as a guide or reference for the development of occupational safety and health (OSH) policies and programmes. It covers the basic principles of the ILO's prevention and protection philosophy and presents the ILO conventions, recommendations and codes of practice in a useful form for those involved in policy making, persons responsible within the companies for the implementation of measures aimed at promoting and protecting workers' safety and health, law-makers and labor inspectors. This second edition addresses new areas including OSH management systems, national profiles and HIV/AIDS.
Ministerio de trabajo e inmigración, Subdirección General de Información Administrativa y Publicaciones, Augustín de Bethencourt 11, 28003 Madrid, Spain, 2nd ed., 2009. 301p. Illus. 40 ref. Index. Price: EUR 15.85.
The workplace as a human institution and the practice of occupational medicine
This editorial reviews 300 years of occupational medicine practice from Bernardino Ramazzini to the present, and discusses its relevance to current issues in occupational medicine practice in Australia and New Zealand.
Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand, 2009, Vol.25, No.2, p.83-87. 13 ref.
Bugeja L., Ibrahim J., Ozanne-Smith J., Brodie L.
Expanding definitions of work-relatedness beyond the worker
This article presents a classification system developed to identify and categorize an expanded range of injury death connected to work. It involved a review of existing definitions, classification systems and research studies on work-related injury. The system was then tested on all 1496 injury deaths in the Australian State of Victoria. The application of the system resulted in the classification of 286 (19.1%) deaths as involving some degree of work-relatedness.
Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand, Dec. 2009, Vol.25, No.6, p.461-475. Illus. 61 ref.
Building WSH competencies in Singapore
More needs to be done to help Singapore achieve the new target to reduce work fatality rate to 1.8 per 100,000 workers by 2018. At each level - workers, supervisors and employers - efforts need to be put in to raise the abilities at the workplace to keep themselves and their colleagues safe. To effect this, the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council has developed a strategy paper entitled "Building WSH Competencies in Singapore", focusing on two main areas: equipping stakeholders with the right skills and capabilities; building strong supporting institutions to guide the identification and development of such skills and capabilities.
Workplace Safety and Health Council, 5 Maxwell Road, 20-00 Tower Block, MND Complex, Singapore 069110, 2009. 20p. Illus.
Building_WSH.pdf [en inglés]
Trabajos saludables. Bueno para ti. Buen negocia para todos. Campaña europea sobre mantenimiento seguro
Healthy workplaces. Good for you. Good for business. A European campaign on safe maintenance [en inglés]
Lieux de travail sains. Bon pour vous. Bon pour les affaires. Une campagne européenne sur la maintenance sûre [en francés]
The Healthy Workplaces campaign is an initiative of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work aimed at providing employers and employees with easy access to quality information on how to make their workplace safer, healthier and more productive. Published as part of the campaign, this guide focuses on safe maintenance. Contents: what is maintenance and why it is important; why carry out maintenance; getting maintenance right; about the campaign; getting involved; campaign resources. A 6p leaflet summarizes the contents of the guide.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2009. 20p. Illus.
Healthy_workplaces.pdf [en inglés]
Lieux_de_travail_sains.pdf [en francés]
Trabajos_saludables.pdf [en español]
Guidance note - Working alone 2009
This note provides guidance for employers and workers on the management of safety and health hazards that arise from working alone, together with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements in Western Australia. Contents: definition of isolated work; planning for the safety of persons who work alone; factors that may increase the risk for persons working alone; reducing the risks; communication with isolated workers in certain industries; communication systems; additional hazards; glossary.
Commission for occupational safety and health, 1260 Hay Street, PO Box 294, West Perth, WA 6872, Australia, 2009. PDF document, 18p.
http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/WorkSafe/PDF/Guidance_notes/working_alone.pdf [en inglés]
Annual report 2009
Report on the activities of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health in 2008. Contents: Director General's review; impact of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health on occupational health and well-being at work; international activities; basic functions and key figures; awards; human resources; finances; administration.
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, Finland, 2009. 66p. Illus.
http://www.ttl.fi/en/fioh/planning_and_follow_up/Documents/TTL_vsk_2009_eng_netti_72dpi.pdf [en inglés]
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