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1992

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.

CIS 93-455 van Eijk M.H.
Effectiveness of the intervention process of the Labour Inspectorate: The development of methods for measuring results
Effectiviteit interventieproces Arbeidsinspectie: het ontwikkelen van een instrumentarium voor effectmeting [en holandés]
Report of a study on the effectiveness of the intervention process by the Dutch Labour Inspectorate. The aim of this study is to develop methods for assessing the working procedures of the Labour Inspectorate, in order to enable it in the future to determine the effectiveness of its activities. In this report the procedures and the results of inspections in the metal products industry are described for three districts of the Labour Inspectorate. The results do not allow the development of a single protocol. However, a number of tools could be established that might assist in a systematic and uniform assessment of the intervention processes. Examples of questionnaire surveys used in the evaluation process are included in the appendix.
Directorate-General of Labour (Directoraat-Generaal van de Arbeid), Postbus 90804, 2509 LV Den Haag, Netherlands, 1992. 151p. 38 ref.

CIS 93-454 Wilthagen A.C.J.M., Harryvan R.H.
The Labour Inspectorate at the shopfloor level
De Arbeidsinspectie over de (werk)vloer: een participerende observatie-studie van de interventie in arbeidsorganisaties [en holandés]
This report aims to give a systematic description and analysis of the motives, procedures and results of interventions by the Dutch Labour Inspectorate in enterprises. Attention is given to: background and description of the study (including discussion of a number of policy developments and previous studies in this field); procedures and motives of visits by Labour Inspectors; evaluation of health and safety problems; control measures. From the results of this study it can be concluded that the majority of enterprises where the Labour Inspectorate finds shortcomings with respect to the working environment take corrective measures relatively quickly. However, in many cases there is a lack of self-initiated activities in companies with respect to a structural approach in improving the working environment.
Directorate-General of Labour (Directoraat-Generaal van de Arbeid), Postbus 90804, 2509 LV Den Haag, Netherlands, 1992. 232p. Bibl.ref.

CIS 93-105 James D.W.B.
Safety by inspection
Methods are described for ensuring that the workplace and its equipment receive regular scrutiny in order to discover hazards and assess risks. These include: safety audits in which every feature of the operational system is carefully scrutinised in order to identify all the loss factors (accident causes) within the workplace and to minimise and eliminate them; safety surveys in which a specific area of concern is examined in depth; routine schedules safety inspections of individual plants, departments, sections or work sites; safety tours; safety sampling; theme inspections; and inspection of documents.
Industrial Safety Data File, Oct. 1992, p.A:8:7:1-A:8:7:4

CIS 93-321
Health and Safety Executive
A guide to the Lifting Plant and Equipment (Records of Test and Examination etc.) Regulations 1992
The Lifting Plant and Equipment (Records of Test and Examination etc.) Regulations 1992 remove the requirement to report the results of tests of such equipment on prescribed forms and the requirement to provide a written report, thus allowing for the storage of test records by electronic means. This guidance provides a commentary on the Regulations and covers: contents of records; accuracy of particulars; authentication of records; modifications; savings provisions; revocations. Guidance is also given on safeguards for the use of electronic storage of test data.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1992. 18p. Price: GBP 2.50.

CIS 93-212 Schwartz B.S., Ford D.P., Yodaiken R.
Analysis of OSHA inspection data with exposure monitoring and medical surveillance violations
US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection data from the Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) enforcement database are presented for lead, ethylene oxide, and formaldehyde for fiscal years 1985, 1987, and 1989, and are discussed with emphasis on exposure monitoring or medical surveillance section violations. These data suggest that the exposure monitoring section of these standards is more commonly used to cite workplaces below these standards than is the medical surveillance section. Medical surveillance violations more commonly resulted in fines, but there were no differences in the magnitude of the fines for exposure monitoring or for medical surveillance violations. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Journal of Occupational Medicine, Mar. 1992, Vol.34, No.3, p.272-278. 12 ref.

CIS 92-2084
Health and Safety Executive
Local authorities report on health and safety in service industries 1990/91
This report reviews the work of local authorities in Great Britain during 1990/91 and highlights some of the major initiatives carried forward by the Health and Safety Executive/Local Authority Enforcement Liaison Committee (HELA). Part 1 describes the work done by HELA and its sub-committees during the year. Part 2 contains case studies of some fatal accidents which occurred in the LA enforced sector and special studies of accidents in warehouses and to peripatetic workers. Part 3 includes accident statistics and their analysis along with information about the LA enforcement activity.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1992. viii, 85p. Illus. 12 ref. Price: GBP 4.75.

CIS 92-1212
Health and Safety Commission - Ceramics Industry Advisory Committee
Workplace inspection
This booklet advises on the effects that the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1988 (COSHH) have had on the role of the "works inspector" in the pottery industry. Using a series of questions and answers, the role of the "appointed person" is outlined along with the qualities needed to fill such a post. The kind of questions an appointed person will need to ask in order to carry out his/her job are listed and advice is given on training.
Health and Safety Executive, Library and Information Services, Broad Lane, Sheffield S3 7HQ, United Kingdom, 1992. 23p. 5 ref.

CIS 92-1051 Policy statement of the State Committee for Labour Inspection and Mine Inspection of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR [Russian Federation]
Položenie o Gosudarstvennom komitete po nadzoru za bezopasnym vedeniem rabot v promy¿lennosti i gornomu nadzoru pri Sovete Ministrov RSFSR [en ruso]
This declaration, ratified by the Council of Ministers of the Russian Republic on 28 August 1991, sets forth the tasks, powers and governance of this State Committee ("Gosgortehnadzor"), which is responsible for labour inspection, mine inspection, boiler inspection and, in collaboration with the State Committee for Geology, the responsible exploitation of the country's mineral resources. The statement is republished here in Gosgortehnadzor's mass-circulation journal to confirm the continuity of the inspectorate's mandate in the Russian Federation.
Bezopasnost' truda v promyšlennosti, Jan. 1992, No.1, p.45-52.

1991

CIS 95-1644
Asian and Pacific Regional Centre for Labour Administration (ARPLA)
Administración del trabajo: material pedagógico - competencias exigidas por la inspección del trabajo en la industria petrolera
Labour administration training material: Labour inspection skills in the petroleum industry [en inglés]
Actas de un curso regional de formación sobre la inspección del trabajo en la industria petrolera, organizado por la OIT y el ARPLA en Bombay, India, del 16 de octubre al 3 de noviembre de 1989. Principales temas tratados: perfil de la industria petrolera; legislación y aplicación; técnicas de prevención en las refinerías (sistema de autorizaciones de trabajo, inspección y mantenimiento del equipo eléctrico, verificación de los elementos a presión por métodos no destructivos, instrumentación y dispositivos de seguridad); higiene industrial y salud laboral (inspección de la higiene, control de las sustancias peligrosas, patologías); prevención de los riesgos causados por los accidentes graves (evaluación de los riesgos, protección contra los incendios, procesos de arranque y parada de emergencia); gestión de la seguridad.
Publicaciones de la OIT, Oficina Internacional del Trabajo, 1211 Genève 22, Suiza, 1991. v, 155p. Ref.bibl. Precio: USD 9,00.

CIS 94-1219 High level meeting on safety and health priorities, 29-30 July 1991. Symposium for chief factory inspectors, 31 July-2 August 1991
This report provides a review and summary of a high level meeting on safety and health priorities held in Harare, Zimbabwe, 29-30 July 1991 along with the text of some of the papers presented: a summary of two ILO-FINNIDA African Regional Projects on safety, health and inspection services; workers' views on priorities; introduction to performance of inspection services; improved working conditions - a development factor for the efficient utilization of manpower resources; national promotional structures in Zimbabwe. A report on a symposium for chief factory inspectors on safety and health project implementation is also included. This covers: development of safety and health infrastructures; training for performance improvement; priority areas; action planning.
International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS), International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1991. 71p. Illus.

CIS 93-638
Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften
Principles of accreditation of qualified persons for the testing of liquefied gas installations on watercraft
Grundsätze für die Ermächtigung von Sachverständigen für die Prüfung von Flüssiggasanlagen auf Wasserfahrzeugen [en alemán]
Contents of this statement of the principles of accreditation in Germany of these specialists, who are responsible for the inspection of liquified gas installations on watercraft on inland waterways and in maritime ports: the process of accreditation; qualifications; duties; the certificate of accreditation; withdrawal of accreditation. Model application forms and accreditation certificates are appended.
Carl Heymanns Verlag KG, Luxemburger Strasse 449, D-W-5000 Köln 41, Germany, Oct. 1991. 7p. Price: DEM 1.30.

CIS 92-1915 XXIst National Congress of Occupational Medicine, Rouen, France, 12-15 June 1990 - Theme No.1: Aptitude to work
XXIes Journées nationales de médecine du travail, Rouen, France, 12-15 juin 1990 - Thème n°1: Aptitude au travail [en francés]
This special issue includes reports, communications and posters presented at the 21st National Congress of Occupational Medicine held in Rouen, France, from 12 to 15 June 1990. Theme 1 was aptitude to work. The papers discussed focused mainly on the role of occupational medicine and on difficulties which exist in connection with the problem of aptitude to work.
Archives des maladies professionnelles, 1991, Vol.52, No.2, p.77-146. Bibl.ref.

CIS 92-1782 Cranes - Inspection and tests [Netherlands]
Hijskranen - Onderzoekingen en beproevingen [en holandés]
According to legal provisions, cranes with a safe working load of 2t and above have to be examined and tested for reliabiity and safe operation. These tests have to be carried out by an expert, both before their initial use and periodically thereafter. This directive contains information about the testing procedures to be followed.
Labour Inspectorate, Directorate-General of Labour (Arbeidsinspectie, Directoraat-Generaal van de Arbeid), Postbus 90804, 2509 LV Den Haag, Netherlands, 5th ed., 1991. 27p.

CIS 92-1020 Pietruszunski M.
Mandatory checking and testing of equipment, machinery and plant
Vérifications et contrôles obligatoires des matériels, machines et installations [en francés]
Article L.620-6 of the French Labour Code on documents concerning checks and tests to be carried out at the employer's expense is reproduced. A table provides information on the major mandatory operations required. Measures concerning pressure vessels and equipment, establishments to which the general public has access, and technical measures covered by standards are not included.
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail, 4th Quarter 1991, No.145, Note No.1856-145-91, p.699-709. Illus.

CIS 92-447 Netherlands Labour Inspectorate: Organisation and methods of the Dutch Labour Inspectorate
De Nederlandse Arbeidsinspectie: organisatie en werkwijze van de Nederlandse Arbeidsinspectie [en holandés]
L'Inspection du travail aux Pays-Bas: organisation et méthodes de travail de l'Inspection néerlandaise du travail [en francés]
Description of the Labour Inspectorate in the Netherlands: tasks, organisation, and working methods of the Inspectorate; priorities with respect to policy developments; some relevant statistical data; list of serious offences.
Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid), Den Haag, Netherlands, 1991. 63p. (Dutch ed.), 60p. (English ed.), 64p. (French ed.).

CIS 92-555 Goergens H.W., Kurosinski I., Hajimiragha H., Ewers U., Brockhaus A.
Exposure of vehicle inspectors and repairmen to benzene and other extremely volatile aromatic hydrocarbons
Belastung von Kraftfahrzeugprüfern und -mechanikern durch Benzol und andere leichtflüchtige aromatische Kohlenwasserstoffe [en alemán]
In 18 vehicle repairmen and 14 vehicle inspectors the levels of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and o-, m- and p-xylene in venuous blood were measured. Compared with the control group of 30 residents of a suburban area the vehicle repairmen had significantly elevated benzene and toluene concentrations. The vehicle inspectors, too, had elevated levels in comparison to the control group. All levels were below the limits valid in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Präventivmedizin, Feb. 1991, Vol.26, No.2, p.50-54. Illus. 16 ref.

CIS 92-66 A practical guide to workplace inspections
Handbook and training manual aimed at health and safety representatives, and members of health and safety committees. It defines workplace inspections, gives details of their legal basis in Ontario, and provides a description of the preparation, carrying out and reporting of inspections. In appendices: sample floor plan layouts and checklists; the system for hazard classification; sample inspection recording form.
Industrial Accident Prevention Association, 2 Bloor Street West, 31st Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3N8, Canada, rev. ed., May 1991. 24p. Illus.

CIS 92-101 Pietrusynski M.
Government-approved organisations for the measurement and monitoring of physical nuisances and mechanical hazards [France]
Organismes agréés pour les mesures et contrôles de nuisances physiques et des risques mécaniques [France] [en francés]
The French Labour Code makes it compulsory to have physical nuisances and mechanical hazards measured and monitored by a government-approved body when so instructed by the Labour Inspectorate. The rule applies to lifting apparatus, noise, lighting, electrical plant, machines and devices, and ionising radiation. A listing of the regulations in force is followed by a list of all government-approved organisations at the time of publication, classified geographically by French administrative division (département).
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail, 3rd Quarter 1991, No.144, Note No.1845-144-91, p.515-529.

CIS 91-2010 Fire test facilities
This data sheet gives brief details of the main fire test facilities available to manufacturers, suppliers, purchasers and specifiers under 6 main headings: building materials and elements of building construction; fire protection equipment; flammable liquids, gases and dusts; furniture, bedding and toys; textiles. Reference is made to relevant standards tests.
Fire Protection Association, 140 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4HX, United Kingdom, July 1991. 5p. Illus.

CIS 91-1810 Leino T.
African Regional Labour Administration Centre (ARLAC)
Factory inspection: selected technical papers
This joint ILO/ARLAC publication comprises selected technical papers on labour inspection presented at three training courses organised at the African Regional Labour Administration Centre (Harare, Zimbabwe) during 1988-90 under a Regional Factory Inspection Training Project executed by the ILO and funded by the Government of Finland. The book provides coverage of main topics related to factory inspection: labour administration and factory inspection; systematic approaches to factory inspection; machine safety; materials handling; industrial hygiene. Thirty one annexes including various documents concerning the procedure of factory inspection complete this book makint it a comprehensive reference and valuable training material.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1991. iii, 145p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Annexes.

CIS 91-1859 OSHA policy changes needed to confirm that employers abate serious hazards
This report discusses the results of a review of OSHA's activities in confirming the abatement of occupational hazards. OSHA's policies and procedures in this area were found to be inadequate in two respects. It is recommended that OSHA promulgate a regulation requiring employers to submit detailed evidence of what corrective actions have been taken to abate hazards, and that it revise its policies so that employers at construction worksites are required to correct the condition, equipment or procedure creating the hazard rather than just eliminate the hazard at the inspected site.
United States General Accounting Office, Washington, D.C. 20548, USA, May 1991. 16p.

CIS 91-1769 Recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods [United Nations]
Recommandations relatives au transport des marchandises dangereuses [Nations Unies] [en francés]
Update of the "Orange Book" abstracted in CIS 90-18. These recommendations have been developed by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods in the light of technical progress, the advent of new substances and materials, the exigences of modern transport systems, and the requirement to ensure the safety of people, property and the environment. They are addressed to governments and international organisations concerned with the regulation of the transport of dangerous goods. Among other aspects, the recommendations cover principles of classification and definition of classes, listing of the principal dangerous goods, general packing requirements, testing procedures, marking, labelling or placarding, and shipping documents. In addition, there are special recommendations related to particular classes of goods. The recommendations do not apply to dangerous goods in bulk, which, in most countries, are subject to special regulations.
United Nations Publications Sales, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland, 1991. 7th revised ed. 515p. Illus. Index.

CIS 91-1855
Health and Safety Commission
Health and Safety Commission plan of work for 1991/92 and beyond
Proposals relate to: new work in the offshore oil and gas and the railway industry; defining standards; legislative programme; promoting better health and safety management; relationships with other regulatory bodies; inspection, advice, enforcement and penalties; information and publicity; assessment of hazards and risk; international work; priorities for particular industries and hazards; resource management. The report includes statistics on HSC/HSE financial resources and staff, selected output and performance measures, legislative timetables and a policy statement on health and safety training.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1991. 49p. Price: GBP 4.50.

CIS 91-1568
Health and Safety Commission
Local authorities report on health and safety in service industries 1989/90
This report reviews the achievements of local authorities (LAs) in 1989/90 and looks at the major initiatives that have taken place through the Health and Safety Executive/Local Enforcement Liaison Committee (HELA). Part 1: enforcement responsibilities of LAs; liaison arrangements with HELA and its sub-committees; future concerns and priorities. Part 2: case studies of fatal accidents and how they could have been avoided; types of accidents occurring to peripatetic workers. Part 3: nationwide LA health and safety statistics. Tables include: reported injuries by employment status, kind of accident, industry and severity of injury; injury rates and trends (1986-87/1989-90) for activities mainly enforced by LAs; national estimates of LA premises, visits and enforcement action.
HMSO Books, PO Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1991. 46p. Illus. 12 ref. Price: GBP 3.50.

CIS 91-1702 Paureau J., Jacqmin M.
Securing of steel industry products on road transport vehicles
Arrimage des produits sidérurgiques sur véhicules routiers [en francés]
This article describes the optimal way used for the securing of steel-industry products in road-transport vehicles, particularly to provide for safety when braking or in curves.
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail, 2nd Quarter 1991, No.143, Note No.1829-143-91, p.243-261. Illus. 12 ref.

CIS 91-1507 Labour administration - 1991
Outline of the structure and functions of labour administration in the Republic of Korea. Some important labour statistics including trends in industrial accidents are annexed.
Ministry of Labour, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1991. 69p.

CIS 91-1054 International labour standards concerned with labour inspection: Main provisions [ILO]
Normes internationales du travail relevant de la compétence de l'inspection du travail: principales dispositions [BIT] [en francés]
This practical guide, aimed principally at labour inspectors, includes and reviews the principal ILO standards dealing with matters within the competence of labour inspectorates. These cover such issues as the fundamental rights of workers, working conditions, occupational safety and health, employment and industrial relations. It groups together standards according to particular field of application. A table of ratifications of the Conventions and Recommendations by member states, as of 1 January 1991, is appended.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1991. xi, 163p. Bibl.ref. Price: CHF 22.50

CIS 91-1150
Health and Safety Executive
Workplace health and safety in Europe: A study of regulatory arrangements in France, West Germany, Italy and Spain
Detailed survey of the systems for labour inspection and protection and for the keeping of OSH statistics in France, Germany (former West Germany), Italy and Spain. Recent statistics and trends in occupational accidents are given throughout.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1991. 78p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: GBP 9.00.

CIS 91-722
Ministero del Lavoro e della Previdenza Sociale
Decree No.449 of 13 July 1990 - Regulation concerning the manner of keeping records of the physical and medical surveillance of protection against ionising radiation and of the medical surveillance of workers exposed to such radiations [Italy]
Decr. 13 luglio 1990, n.449 - Regolamento concernente le modalità di tenuta della documentazione relativa alla sorveglianza fisica e medica della protezione dalle radiazioni ionizzanti e la sorveglianza medica dei lavoratori esposti al rischio di tali radiazioni [en italiano]
Contents of this decree (entry into force: Aug. 1991): documents related to the physical surveillance of protective measures against ionising radiation; health documents necessary for the medical surveillance of workers; common measures; notes recalling relevant texts from other legislation on the subject. In annex: sample record forms. The modalities of application of this decree are spelt out in Ministerial Circular No.151/91 of 20 Nov. 1991 (Gazzetta ufficiale, 16 Dec. 1991, Yr. 132, No.294, p.37-39).
Gazzetta ufficiale, 14 Feb. 1991, year 132, No.38, Part I, p.7-35.

CIS 91-418
Health and Safety Executive
The Construction Regulations - An open learning course
Modular textbook, primarily aimed at local authority inspectors in the United Kingdom in order to teach them about the requirements of the Construction Regulations they have to enforce. Contents, by module: Module 1 - Construction (Working Places) Regulations 1966 (obligations; scaffolds and means of access; ladders; working platforms, gangways and runs; prevention of falls and use of safety nets and belts; roof work). Module 2 - Construction (Lifting Operations) Regulations 1961 (lifting appliances; chains, ropes and lifting gear; hoists; record keeping). Module 3 - Other regulations (excavations; transport; demolition; general safety; head protection; health and welfare on construction sites). Question-and-answer exercises accompany the text throughout.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1991. xi, 266p. Illus. 5 ref. Price: GBP 14.00.

1990

CIS 93-1524 Zucchetti R.
Labour inspection
L'ispezione del lavoro [en italiano]
This manual describes the functioning and techniques of labour inspection in Italy. Contents: labour inspection in the international context (ILO involvement, the role and functioning of labour inspectorates, legal aspects of inspection, inspection personnel, training and documentation of inspectors, organisation of inspection visits, behaviour of the inspector, control methods, health and safety inspection, the counselling aspect of inspections); labour inspection in Italy (inspection techniques, preventive aspect of surveillance, sanctions and police involvement, inspectors of the Local Health Units). In the appendix: administrative and judicial forms; ministerial directives concerning inspection; the legal framework of inspection; relevant court decisions.
Buffetti Editore, Via Sud Africa 29, 00144 Roma, Italy, 1990. xviii, 419p. 7 ref. Price: ITL 64,000.

CIS 92-1790
Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Sozialordnung
Ordinance on facilities for equipment safety testing - Regulations; 1990 list of testing facilities [Germany]
Gerätesicherheitsprüfstellen - Verordnung (GSPrüfV) - Vorschriften, Prüfstellenverzeichnis 1990 [en alemán]
Update of document abstracted under CIS 89-53. Extracts of the relevant legislation are followed by a listing of the 46 safety testing facilities authorised under the Federal German Equipment Safety Law (Gerätesicherheitsgesets). The list is up to date as of July 1990. The entry for each facility includes the types of equipment for which it is responsible.
Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, Am Alten Hafen 113-115, D-W-2850 Bremerhaven 1, Germany, 3rd ed., 1990. xxxiv, 517p. Illus. Index.

CIS 92-451 Bayens G., Prins R.
Labour Inspectorate and the quality of working life in the Netherlands
This monograph is an introduction to the current state of affairs regarding legislation and organisation of policy concerning working conditions in the Netherlands. Contents: major aspects of social and economic life in the Netherlands; basis data concerning the population, economic situation, labour market, social security, and industrial democracy; the relevant legal context and legislative structure; principal provisions of the Working Conditions Act; major national and sectoral institutions operating in the area of quality of working life (the Labour Inspectorate, the Working Environment Council, social security institutions, research institutes); major legislation and activities (compulsory or voluntarily) carried out at the plant level (works councils and health and safety services etc.); some statistics involving working conditions in the Netherlands; list of important addresses.
Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid), Den Haag, Netherlands, 1990. 56p. Illus.

CIS 91-1767
Ministère du travail, de l'emploi et de la formation professionnelle
Technical note completing Government Order of 9 October 1987 on ventilation and clean air at the workplace [France]
Note technique complétant l'arrêté du 9 octobre 1987 sur l'aération, l'assainissement des ambiances de travail [France] [en francés]
This technical note is an extension of the order of 9 Oct. 1987 (see CIS 89-384) relating to the measurements and controls a labour inspector may prescribe in workplaces. It describes possible courses of action open to the labour inspector in the event of non-compliance with reference values. In particular, it covers the problem of plant design, acceptance and follow-up (specifications, regular inspection). It also provides additional information on pollutant exhaust, air recirculation and the procedure for issuing formal notices as provided for in the Order.
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail, 2nd Quarter 1991, No.143, Note No.1832-143-91, p.287-289.

CIS 91-1773
Ministère du travail, de l'emploi et de la formation professionnelle
Circular of 30 October 1990: Ionising radiation - Information supplied to the labour inspector by the employer [France]
Circulaire du 30 octobre 1990: Rayonnements ionisants - Informations fournies à l'inspecteur du travail par l'employeur [France] [en francés]
Article 15 of the Decree of 2 October 1986 (see CIS 87-50) relating to the protection of workers against the dangers of ionising radiation requires the employer to supply specific information to the labour inspector. The circular of 30 Oct. 1990 provides details on the contents of this information. In the case of an electrical X-ray generator or a natural radioactive substance this information should include the characteristics of the source and the preventive measures to be adopted. In the case of man-made radioactive substances, the employer must give the labour inspector full details about his licence to use or manufacture them. The circular also lays the procedure to be followed when an employer stops using ionising radiation. Appendix: specific licensing conditions for sealed sources.
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail, 2nd Quarter 1991, No.143, Note No. 1835-143-91, p.301-303. Appendix.

CIS 91-1385 Nilsson B., Kemmlert K., Kilbom Å., Andersson R., Bjurvald M.
Prevention of overexertion injuries by means of directed investigations of reported occupational injuries - Interim report: The Labour Inspectorate's investigations of reported occupational injuries
Prevention av belastningsskador genom riktad arbetsskadeutredning - Delrapport: Yrkesinspektionens arbetsskadeutredningar [en sueco]
In a joint project the National Institute of Occupational Health, the National Board of Occupational Safety and Health and the Labour Inspectorate in Sweden evaluated whether reported occupational overexertion injuries can be used as starting points for prevention. In this report the risk evaluations in 92 cases, performed by 15 labour inspectors (LI) are presented. The risk factors identified most frequently were manual handling of loads and workplace lay out. Inspection notices were given in 20 of 92 inspections only. A majority of the LI found a reported occupational injury to be a valuable starting point for inspection work. At an evaluation after 15-18 months, the employer had taken measures and successfully reduced ergonomic risk factors at 21 individual work places.
Arbetsmiljöinstitutet, Förlagstjänst, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1990. 33p. Illus. 8 ref.

CIS 91-1151 Khan M.
Asian and Pacific Regional Centre for Labour Administration (ARPLA)
Labour administration: Profile on Fiji
This ILO publication reviews the organisational and manpower structure, role and functions, and budget of the labour administration system in Fiji. Contents: labour administration system (constitutional provisions, manpower and labour policy); Ministry of Employment and Industrial Relations; labour administration service (labour inspectorate division, workmen's compensation unit, employment service); labour relations service (industrial relations division; arbitration tribunal); factory inspection services; international affairs and training service; minimum wages (wages councils); Fiji National Provident Fund; tripartism (Labour Advisory Board, Trade Unions Advisory Committee, tripartism in management); trade unions and employers' organisations; vocational training service.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1990. vii, 75p. Price: USD 6.00.

CIS 91-434 Djurič U.
Trends in occupational injuries and diseases in Yugoslavia in 1989
Gibanje poškodb pri delu in poklicnih bolezni v SFRJ v letu 1989 [en esloveno]
The number of lost work days dropped from 5,690,865 in 1988 to 5,149,742 in 1989. There were also decreases in the numbers of occupational accidents (from 233,689 to 199,015) and diseases (from 5,158 to 4,258), but the number of fatalities rose from 433 to 527 (including deaths on the way to and from work). The figures are broken down by republic/autonomous province for 1988 and 1989. Activities of the labour inspectorate are also described.
Delo in varnost, Dec. 1990, Vol.35, No.6, p.322-330.

CIS 91-511
Health and Safety Executive
Evaluation and inspection of buildings and structures
This guidance provides help in assessing the risks involved in evaluating and inspecting certain traditional buildings and structures. Contents: general principles (problems encountered, clothing and equipment, planning for the inspection and precautions during the inspection); agricultural buildings and structures (types of buildings and materials, common forms of structural deterioration and damage, silos, effluent tanks and silage pits); industrial brickwork structures (walls, piers, arches and chimneys); cast iron structures; timber structures (identification of dry rot/wet rot and insect attack).
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1990. 16p. Illus. 13 ref.

CIS 91-654 Inspection of labour conditions on board ship: Guidelines for procedure
Inspection des conditions de travail à bord des navires: directives concernant les procédures applicables [en francés]
This safety guide provides detailed information and practical recommendations to be observed during the inspection procedures of labour conditions on board ships. Contents: introduction; recommended procedures for the inspection of ships; guidelines for ship inspectors (minimum age; medical examination; articles of agreement; vocational training; officers' certificates of competency; food and catering; crew accommodation; hours of work and manning; prevention of occupational accidents; sickness or injury benefits; repatriation; freedom of association, protection of the right to organise and collective bargaining). Substantive provisions of the Merchant Shipping (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1976 (No.147) and the Labour Inspection (Seamen) Recommendation, 1929 (No.28) are reproduced in annexes.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1990. v, 76p. Price: CHF 17.50.

CIS 91-108
Health and Safety Commission
Plan of work for 1990-91 and beyond
Proposals relate to: the Commission's strategy and priorities regarding EC health and safety programme, legislation in the United Kingdom, enforcement responsibilities and techniques, major hazards, and the research and information role; promoting better management of health and safety; international work with reference to the European Community; plans for action in certain industries (nuclear, mining, quarrying, agriculture, construction, the Channel Tunnel); cross-sectoral hazards. Annexes provide details of financial provision and staffing, output and performance measures and legislative timetables.
HMSO Books, P.O.Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1990. 40p. Illus. Price: GBP 4.25.

CIS 90-1996 The maintenance, examination and testing of local exhaust ventilation
Topics covered in this guide: legal requirements; selection, training and protection of inspection personnel; planning the maintenance programme; initial appraisal of the local exhaust ventilation (LEV) plant; content of the maintenance programme and requirements for regular inspection and checking; periodic audits of the LEV system and its performance; instruments and techniques for use in direct measurement of emissions (air monitoring or sampling), visualisation techniques and measurement of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) plant performance; maintenance and calibration of instruments; recording of results of inspection.
HMSO Books, P.O.Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1990. 15p. Illus. Price: GBP 3.00.

CIS 90-1779 Order of 1 June 1990 defining the checking methods provided for in Decree 85-1103 of 3 Oct. 1985 concerning the protection of workers against ionising radiation [France]
Arrêté du 1er juin 1990 définissant les méthodes de contrôle prévues par le décret n°86-1103 du 2 oct. 1986 relatif à la protection des travailleurs contre les dangers des rayonnements ionisants [France] [en francés]
What is to be checked and how it is to be checked is described in the Appendix. The decree itself was abstracted under CIS 87-50.
Journal officiel de la République française, 27 June 1990, Vol. 122, No.147, p.7499-7501.

1989

CIS 08-357 Labour inspection in the construction industry
The objective of this study was to give an account of the main aspects of the organization and functioning of labour inspection systems within the construction industry of various countries. Data were supplied by the countries themselves, based on a questionnaire prepared by the ILO. Topics addressed: types of problems encountered by labour inspection services in the construction industry (conditions of work, occupational hazards); types of inspection; participation of industry representatives in labour inspection; operational methods of labour inspectorates in the construction industry.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1989. ii, 69p.

CIS 06-48 Muleta B.
Aspectos prácticos de la inspección en materia de salud y seguridad industrial
Practical aspects of industrial health and safety inspection [en inglés]
Manual dirigido a los responsables de la inspección en materia de salud y seguridad industrial en Etiopía. Se abordan las principales áreas que requieren la adopción de medidas preventivas para disminuir los riesgos industriales. Temas abordados: fomentar la sensibilización en salud y seguridad industrial; aspectos de seguridad y salud que merecen una atención especial; principios de la inspección; documentación de accidentes; radioprotección; ruido; ventilación; manipulación y almacenamiento de materiales; eliminación de residuos; iluminación; prácticas de seguridad; incendios industriales; ambientes de trabajo calurosos; control de riesgos ambientales.
Banti Muleta, PO Box 62314, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1989. 111p. 7 ref.

CIS 96-292 Cahill L.B., Kane R.W.
Inspecciones en el área de medio ambiente
Environmental audits [en inglés]
Este manual ofrece consejos prácticos para la realización de inspecciones medioambientales, con el fin de asegurar la observancia de la normativa medioambiental y de identificar las posibles carencias en la gestión del medio ambiente. En el sumario: política gubernamental y cuestiones jurídicas; características de un buen programa; repaso de algunos programas tipo; formación del personal encargado de las inspecciones; gestión de la información; gestión de los programas; actividades previas y simultáneas a la inspección; dificultades que encuentra frecuentemente el personal inspector; redacción de los informes y seguimiento; inspecciones particulares (transmisión de propiedad, empresas de eliminación de residuos, inspecciones de gestión e inspecciones internacionales).
Government Institutes Inc., 4 Research Place, Suite 200, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA, 6a ed., 1989. xiv, 559p. Ilus. Ref.bibl.

CIS 94-1205 Khan M.
Asian and Pacific Regional Centre for Labour Administration (ARPLA)
Labour administration: Profile on Malaysia
This profile outlines Malaysia's policies and laws in the field of industrial relations, human resource development and labour protection. Contents: labour administration (functions of the Ministry of Labour and other agencies); labour inspection (relevant labour laws, inspection procedures and follow-up action); occupational health and safety (role and functions of the Factory and Machinery Department, industrial hygiene, health and safety promotion, effectiveness of inspection, budget); social security; industrial relations; human resource planning and development.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1989. xi, 145p. Price: USD 7.00.

CIS 93-1188 Lofgren D.J.
Dangerous premises. An insider's view of OSHA enforcement
This book describes the work experiences of an OSHA health inspector in California, USA. An introductory chapter describing how an OSHA inspection is conducted and the types of hazards which may be encountered is followed by accounts of inspections involving hazards associated with asbestos, solvents, noise, lead, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. Ten of the narratives resulted in citations for one or more serious violations of OSHA regulations. A concluding chapter discusses the impact and effectiveness of OSHA enforcement policies.
ILR Press, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3901, USA, 1989. ix, 244p. 29 ref. Index. Price: USD 15.95.

CIS 91-1799 A guide to workplace inspections: Occupational health and safety manual for health care institutions
Designed for joint health and safety committees, this guide describes relevant legislation, the role of workplace inspections, how to prepare for and conduct inspections and reporting and follow-up. A sample inspection report is included.
Health Care Occupational Health and Safety Association, 150 Ferrand Drive, Don Mills, Ontario M3C 1H6, Canada, 1989. 12p. Illus.

CIS 91-1510 Revised field operations manual (FOM)
This revised FOM consolidates all the changes of the previous FOM, OSHA Instruction CPL 2.45A. It continues to serve as a handbook for field operations containing current enforcement policies and procedures. Contents: general responsibilities and administrative procedures; compliance programming; general inspection procedures; violations, citations and penalties; imminent danger situations; fatality/catastrophe investigations; complaints and referrals; discrimination complaints; temporary labour camp inspections; construction industry inspections; federal agency safety and health programmes; disclosure of documents; the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
US Department of Labour, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington D.C., USA, 1989. 396p.

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