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CIS 10-0016 Rondinone B.M., Boccuni F., Iavicoli S.
Trends and priorities in occupational health research and knowledge transfer in Italy
In 2000-2001, the Italian National Institute for Occupational Safety and Prevention (ISPESL) carried out a survey to identify the research priorities in the field of occupational safety and health (OSH). Based on a survey of experts having participated in the initial study, a follow-up study was carried out in 2007-2008 to review the themes identified earlier, detect emerging issues linked to new risks and forms of work and detect possible shifts in focus. The survey was extended to cover not only research but also the concept of knowledge transfer. The two most important themes identified were occupational accidents and occupational cancers. New priority areas identified included nanotechnologies, psychosocial and organizational factors, migrant workers and cost-benefit analysis. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, 2010, Vol.36, No.4, p.339-348. 30 ref.


CIS 09-975 Kouabenan D.R.
Role of beliefs in accident and risk analysis and prevention
This article discusses the impact of belief systems and culture on safety and accident prevention. It is hypothesized that an understanding of the beliefs people hold about risks and the causes of accidents, as well as their perceptions of the need for safety, are important prerequisites for effectively managing risk and designing preventive measures. This is considered particularly relevant in this era of globalization where workers from different backgrounds are relocating, and increasingly complex technology is being exported. The discussion is supported by examples from both developing and developed countries.
Safety Science, July 2009, Vol.47, No.6, p.767-776. 53 ref.

CIS 09-772 Baram M.
Globalization and workplace hazards in developing nations
Multinational corporations are rapidly introducing technological activities into less-developed nations. This poses potential risks to the safety and health of workers involved and the neighboring populations, as well as to the environment. This article presents an evaluation of approaches taken by international and industrial organizations to address these hazards by means of codes of conduct and voluntary self-regulation. Arguing that these approaches have repeatedly failed, it presents a new approach for assuring that the transfer of technology is accompanied by the transfer of good practices for using it safely. The key features of this approach include defining a standard of care which provides equivalent treatment of worker safety and health across all nations, and establishing contractual relationships between multinational companies and host countries as a means of implementing the standard.
Safety Science, July 2009, Vol.47, No.6, p.756-766. 40 ref.

CIS 09-757 Olsen O.E., Lindøe P.H.
Risk on the ramble: The international transfer of risk and vulnerability
With reference to data from the Norwegian petroleum industry, this article discusses how the transfer of technology implies the risk of new failures, misuse, accidents and unhealthy workplaces. Production technologies are often transformed through a steady stream of incremental changes appropriate to their social context. In a transfer process, technological risks may arise due to incomplete transfer of mastering capacity, mismatch between transferred technology and the environment, transfer of latent conditions for failure and the transformation of latent conditions or known risks when the technology is installed in a new environment.
Safety Science, July 2009, Vol.47, No.6, p.743-755. Illus. 61 ref.


CIS 07-39 Felknor S.A., et al.
Funding of pilot projects in Latin America: A tool for capacity building in occupational health research
There is a global need for trained researchers who can address the increasing burden of illness and injury and prepare future generations of researchers. Developing countries have a special need for practical, action-oriented interventions to address workplace problems, based on identification of needs and priorities, development of locally available solutions, and consideration of the sociopolitical context of work and how best to translate research findings into policies. Effective translation and application of research products from industrialized nations to developing countries is essential, but differences in the contexts and local realities of other nations limit extrapolating such research. Funding pilot research projects in developing countries is an effective, practical, and useful tool for training new investigators in research techniques and developing collaborative relationships among countries.
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, Oct.-Dec. 2006, Vol.12, No.4, p.408-414. Illus. 20 ref. [in English]

CIS 06-909 Spiegel S.J., Savornin O., Shoko D., Veiga M.M.
Mercury reduction in Munhena, Mozambique: Homemade solutions and the social context for change
The health and environmental impacts of artisanal gold mining are of growing concern in Munhena, Mozambique, where more than 12,000 people are involved in such activities. Gold is extracted using mercury amalgamation, posing a considerable threat to human and environmental health. A pilot project ascertained the feasibility of reducing mercury use and emissions by promoting control measures utilizing local resources. Retorts were fabricated with local materials. Training workshops introduced the homemade retorts, and a portable mercury monitor revealed effective mercury reduction. Barriers to widespread technology adoption include poverty, lack of knowledge and trust, and the free supply of mercury from private gold buyers. Homemade retorts are inexpensive and effective, and miners could benefit by building community amalgamation centers. The government could play a greater role in gold purchasing to reduce mercury pollution. [Abstract supplied by the journal]
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, July-Sep. 2006, Vol.12, No.3, p.215-221. Illus. 18 ref. [in English]


CIS 02-1606 Kogi K.
Work improvement and occupational safety and health management systems: Common features and research needs
This review article discusses the experiences of various Asian countries with respect to the implementation of occupational safety and health management systems. Examples are provided from recent work improvement projects dealing with technology transfer, small workplaces and rural areas. These experiences clearly show that locally adjusted procedures for risk assessment and control must be developed. Research is needed to find effective ways of encouraging voluntary control at the workplace, practical methods for local risk assessment and the types of participatory steps leading to continual improvements in the local context.
Industrial Health, Apr. 2002, Vol.40, No.2, p.121-133. Illus. 50 ref.

CIS 02-1605 Luczak H., Cernavin O., Scheuch K., Sonntag K.
Trends of research and practice in "occupational risk prevention" as seen in Germany
This article discusses occupational risk prevention (ORP) in Germany. Hypotheses and scenarios of future developments in ORP and ORP research were derived based on an analysis of past events, on the content and process of research projects in the German program on the humanization of work, on literature analysis and expert interviews. 19 anamnesis-to-diagnosis relationships were formulated, concentrating on the following areas: innovation potential and value systems of ORP research; fields and topics of future ORP research; service-oriented systems of ORP participants; demands and limits for technology transfer. Recommendations with respect to future ORP developments were made based on the creative potential of the ORP community in Germany.
Industrial Health, Apr. 2002, Vol.40, No.2, p.74-100. Illus. 66 ref.


CIS 06-550 Knowledge transfer in occupational safety and health
Transfert de connaissances en santé et sécurité au travail [in French]
Report of a public workshop on knowledge transfer in occupational safety and health held in Toronto, Canada, 19-20 November 2001. The objectives of the workshop were to investigate efficient ways of transferring knowledge concerning research and best practices in occupational safety and health, to motivate enterprises to improve their occupational safety and health performance and to raise the level of consciousness of the general public concerning the serious consequences of occupational accidents and diseases.
Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada, National Office, 6551 B Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 1A6, Canada, 2001. 25p. PDF document. [in French]

CIS 02-617 Phoon W.O.
Impact of globalization on small enterprises and the informal sector
Generally, the term "small enterprise" refers to one with 50 or fewer workers. The concept of "informal sector" is understood to imply the use of labour-intensive working methods, with most of the workforce being self-employed. The informal sector accounts for 30% to 60% of the GNP in many less-developed countries. In common with workers of small enterprises, those in the informal sector usually have no access to the protection provided by social security systems or occupational safety and health services. This article reviews some of the adverse effects of the rapid industrialization of developing countries, which include health effects from handling dangerous chemicals without precautions, social effects, technology transfer without proper safeguards and economic volatility.
Asian-Pacific Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety, Nov. 2001, Vol.8, No.3, p.64-65. Illus. 9 ref.


CIS 00-1711 King R., Hirst R.
King's Safety in the process industries
Topics: chemical hazards; chemical industry; containment of spills; containment; corrosion; dioxins; electricity; emergency organization; equipment layout; explosion hazards; explosives; fire hazards; flammable substances; fuels; harmful substances; hazard criteria; hazard evaluation; hazard identification; history; hydrocarbons; ILO; inspection; legal aspects; legislation; maintenance; major hazards; manuals; mechanical hazards; occupational safety; offshore oil extraction; personal protective equipment; pressure limiting devices; process engineering; role of management; role of supervisory staff; safety analysis; safety by design; safety training in industry; transfer of technology; United Kingdom.
Arnold, Hodder Headline Group, 38 Euston Road, London, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., 1998. xii, 661p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index.


CIS 97-863 Matsuda S., et al.
A study of complaints of fatigue by workers employed in Vietnamese factories with newly imported technology
A questionnaire survey of 389 workers in 10 Vietnamese factories with newly imported technology revealed that about 60% of the workers were satisfied with their current working conditions. Heat, dust and noise were identified as the most important risks. Main complaints concerned machines and equipment which were too large for Vietnamese workers, the rapid work pace, and monotonous working conditions. Female workers complained of irregularity of menstruation. The prevalence rate of subjective fatigue complaints increased significantly after work. In general, these problems were more common among workers in textile and electronics factories. Limitations of the study are discussed.
Industrial Health, Jan. 1997, Vol.35, No.1, p.16-28. 27 ref.


CIS 98-547 Exit Denmark - When hazardous work is exported
Video on the export of hazardous production plant from Denmark to Poland and the United Kingdom. Topics: battery and dry cell manufacture; dangerous equipment; Denmark; enforcement; entanglement; harmful substances; health hazards; machinery; manufacturing industries; mechanical hazards; occupational accidents; plastics industry; Poland; transfer of technology; United Kingdom; videotape.
Mediehuset Svendborg, Skårupøre Strandvej 3, 5700 Svendborg, Denmark, 1996. PAL Videotape (length: 28min.)

CIS 97-463 Matsuda S., Nguyen A.L., Jonai H., Nguyen V.H., Dinh H.T., Le V.T., Nguyen T.C., Hoang M.H., Phung H.D., Dang D.T.
A preliminary analysis of technology transfer and occupational safety and health in Vietnam
Vietnamese factories are now in the process of technology transfer. Their actual condition of occupational safety and health was studied cross-sectionally. Two hundred and forty-six workers in seven factories were investigated by a questionnaire as to their age, educational level, level of vocational skill, working conditions and occupational hazards. Younger workers, female workers, and workers with a lower level of education and of lower vocational skills were generally engaged in workplaces with new technology. Working conditions were more labour-intensive and more monotonous in workplaces using old technologies than those using new technologies. Traditional occupational hazards, such as noise, heat and dust, have been significantly reduced in workplaces with new technologies, but chemical hazards have been increased in those workplaces. Although general working conditions in Vietnam have been improved along with the introduction of new technologies from foreign countries, there are many problems to be solved. Further field studies are necessary to fully describe the actual situation.
Journal of Occupational Health, July 1996, Vol.38, No.3, p.103-106. Illus. 6 ref.

CIS 96-2174 Takala J.
Chemical safety information for developing countries
Survey of the hazards due to exposure to chemicals in developing countries, with particular attention paid to recent studies conducted in Africa and Thailand. Different types of chemical hazard are ranked by order of importance. Discussion of the role of information in reducing chemical hazards, with emphasis on the following information systems: harmonized labelling systems; chemical safety data sheets in locally understandable languages and formats; large-scale transfer of information within information networks; new methods for the collection, processing and dissemination of information (microcomputers, CD-ROMs etc.). The particular role of the International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS) of the International Labour Office (ILO) is stressed.
Science of the Total Environment, 1996, No.188, Suppl. 1, p.S111-S129. Illus. 40 ref.


CIS 05-62 Safety, health and working conditions in the transfer of technology to developing countries. Code of practice
An toàn, súc khoe và dieu kien lao dông trong chuyen giao công nghe vào các nuóc dang phát trien [in Vietnamese]
Vietnamese version of the ILO code of practice intended for all who have responsibility for controlling hazards arising from the transfer of technology (see CIS 88-858). Topics covered include: general provisions; factors to consider in the transfer of technology; decisions to be made before any transfer of technology; design of plant, equipment, and machinery; technologies requiring additional safety provisions; administrative and institutional arrangements; training requirements; collection and use of information; actions at the enterprise, national and regional levels; roles of international, employers' and workers' organisations; check lists for hazard control.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1995. xii, 81p.


CIS 96-141 Larsson T.J., Clayton A.
Insurance and prevention: Some thoughts on social engineering in relation to externally caused injury and disease
This book is based on a symposium held in Bergerac, France in September 1993 and considers how accident prevention activities can be conducted in conjunction with insurance-based schemes. The focus is on the compensation and rehabilitation of accident victims and the financing of these arrangements. Topics covered include: the recording, collection and analysis of information related to injury and disease (examples of systems in some European countries); use of insurance material in injury prevention; compensation and rehabilitation schemes; financing, levies and premiums; restructuring of workers' compensation schemes in Sweden, New Zealand and the USA; new technology and large-scale risks and disasters.
Institute for Human Safety and Accident Research (IPSO), Peter Myndes Backe 12, 118 46 Stockholm, Sweden, 1994. 368p. Illus.

CIS 95-589 Pearce N., Matos E., Vaino H., Boffetta P., Kogevinas M.
Institute of Occupational Health, Finland
Occupational cancer in developing countries
A collection of articles by experts. The articles and their bibliographies are intended to bring together all of the available published data on occupational cancer in developing countries. Chapters: industrialization and health; transfer of hazardous industries; burden of cancer in developing countries; identification of occupational carcinogens; occupational exposure to carcinogens in developing countries; special exposure circumstances; cancer [due to specific exposures]; other diseases; international and national measures for prevention and control; strategies for the prevention of occupational cancer in developing countries; survey of information on legislation, exposure and industries in developing countries.
Oxford University Press, Saxon Way West, Corby NN18 9ES, United Kingdom, 1994. xi, 191p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: GBP 20.00.

CIS 94-937
European Space Agency (ESA)
ESA Technology Transfer Database
On-line database on all aspects (including safety and health) of technology transfer, based on the T.E.S.T. (Transferable European Space Technologies) catalogue. Subjects covered by the database: automation and robotics; communications; computer software; computer-aided technologies; electric components and systems; electronics and optoelectronics; energy; life sciences and medicine; materials; mechanical components and systems; sensors and measuring techniques; structural design and mechanisms.
ESA-IRS, Via Galileo Galilei, 00044 Frascati, Italy, 1994-. Computer database, available on-line.


CIS 94-1938 24th Congress of the International Commission on Occupational Health. Keynote addresses
24e Congrès de la Commission internationale de la Santé au Travail. Conférences thématiques [in French]
Keynote addresses from the 24th Congress of the International Commission on Occupational Health held in Nice, France, 26 Sep. - 1 Oct. 1993. Topics covered include genetic and occupational hazards; occupational health and reliability of production systems - acceptable risk; from health in the job to health in the environment; immunotoxicology - immunomodulation, allergy and autoimmunity induced by xenobiotics; financial strategy and evaluation in occupational health; assessing occupational exposures in epidemiology studies; transfer of knowledge and technologies in the field of occupational health.
International Commission on Occupational Health, France, 1993. 175p. Illus. Bibl.ref.

CIS 94-652
OECD Development Assistance Committee
Guidelines for aid agencies on chemicals management
This guide proposes priority areas for development cooperation concerning hazardous chemicals. It applies to all types of chemicals and their products throughout their life cycle, from manufacture or import through handling and use to disposal. It mentions the operating procedures of aid agencies and tells how assistance related to chemicals management can be included in aid programmes and project selection procedures. It describes the types and design of projects most likely to increase the capability of recipient countries to manage chemicals, and deals with the assessment procedures needed to ensure that project proposals are screened for potential adverse effects from chemicals.
Development Co-operation Directorate, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2, rue André-Pascal, 75016 Paris, France, 1993. 35p.


CIS 94-272
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Safety, health and working conditions in the transfer of technology to developing countries. Code of practice
Seguridad, salud y condiciones de trabajo en la transferencia de tecnología a los países en desarrollo [in Spanish]
Practical recommendations of this translation of an ILO code of practice (for original, see CIS 88-858) are intended for all who have responsibility for controlling hazards arising from the transfer of technology. Covered are: general provisions; factors to consider in the transfer of technology; decisions to be made before any transfer of technology; design of plant, equipment, and machinery; technologies requiring additional safety provisions; administrative and institutional arrangements; training requirements; collection and use of information; actions at the enterprise, national and regional levels; role of international, employers' and workers' organizations; check lists for hazard control.
Ediciones Alfaomega, Apartado Postal 7-1032, 06700 México, D.F., Mexico, 1992. xi, 81p. Bibl.ref. Index. For distribution in certain Latin-American countries only.

CIS 93-935 Alternatives to CFCs and halons - Technologies and substitutes
Proceedings of an international conference on alternatives to CFCs and halons - technologies and substitutes held in Berlin, Germany, 24-26 February 1992. Papers are presented under the following headings; legal measures, political assessments and prospects; insulation materials; halons; refrigeration technology; depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer, ecological and toxicological evaluation of substitutes; household refrigeration, heating technology and automobile air conditioning; solvents and cleaning agents; other CFC applications and waste management; the situation in the developing countries, technology transfer and prospects.
Fortbildungszentrum Gesundheits- und Umweltschutz Berlin e.V., Berlin, 1992. 624p. Illus. Bibl.ref.

CIS 93-519 LaDou J.
The export of hazardous industries to newly industrialized countries
The majority of investment in manufacturing industries in newly industrialised countries comes from foreign companies or investors. This vital source of new jobs and capital for the development of infrastructure brings with it some very significant long-term costs in environmental remediation and workers' compensation insurance that are seldom discussed with candour. These costs may be considered a necessary step on the road to industrialisation by many developing countries. But the long-term costs may be high enough to sustain the relative poverty of the country. Moreover, the absence of value added in the process of manufacturing may insure the continued economic dependence on foreign interests. The inadequacy of international environmental law is presently of concern to only a few important organisations, but the extent of environmental degradation in many newly industrialised countries warrant far more effort at regulation and enforcement. The high levels of worker fatalities and injuries in developing countries necessitate international cooperation and health and safety programme development.
Polish Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, 1992, Vol.5, No.3, p.223-226. 14 ref.

CIS 92-1324 Guiding principles for chemical accident prevention, preparedness and response
The guidance is based on a series of workshops held by the OECD ad hoc Group of Experts on Accidents Involving Hazardous Substances. Contents: prevention of accidents involving hazardous substances (establishment of safety objectives and a control framework by public authorities, establishment of a safety policy by industry, planning and construction, operations, safety performance review and evaluation); land-use planning; community awareness; emergency preparedness and response (communications, medical aspects, incident reporting and investigation); research and development; transfer of technology and international investment related to installations in non-OECD countries; bilateral and multilateral technical and financial assistance.
OECD Publications, 2 rue André Pascal, 7577 Paris Cedex 16, France, 1992. 123p. 95 ref.


CIS 94-1085 Proceedings of the 3rd Ergonomics Congress (Turkey)
3. ergonomi kongresi [in Turkish]
Full text of 50 papers presented at the Congress (38 in Turkish with English summaries; 12 in English). Turkish-language papers cover a wide range of topics, many of them entirely devoted to OSH. OSH related English-language papers cover: transfer of large-scale technology to developing countries (Meshkati N.); technology transfer in southern Europe (Galer I.A.R., Galer M.) ; human resources and modern manufacturing practices (Wilson J.R.); financial and human aspects of robot use (Baş İ); heat stress indices based on field and laboratory data (Peters H.); role of the doctor in workers' safety in a Turkish factory (Akkol A.S.); comparison of 3 measurement techniques of mental load assessment (Çilingir C., Mackieh A.).
Middle East Technical University, Industrial Engineering Department, 06531 Ankara, Turkey, 1991. viii, 546p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: TRL 17,500.00.

CIS 92-1050 Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 35th Annual Meeting
Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 35th Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, California, USA, 2-6 September 1991. Papers are presented under the following headings: aerospace systems; aging; communications; computer systems; consumer products; human factors education; environmental design; forensics; industrial ergonomics; international technology transfer; organisational design and management; personality and individual differences in human performance; safety; system development; test and evaluation; training; visual performance.
The Human Factors Society, P.O. Box 1369, Santa Monica, CA 90406, USA, 1991. 2 vols. 1631p. Illus. Bibl.ref.

CIS 91-1914 Ong C.
Ergonomics, technology transfer and developing countries
This paper discusses some of the problems faced by developing countries in the introduction of new technology. Topics discussed include: human resources and economic factors; cultural considerations and adjustment to the techniques and disciplines associated with mechanised workplaces; coping with new technology; matching technology with users; workplace characteristics and working environment; education as an agent for change. It is concluded that ergonomists in developing countries could provide assistance in making appropriate technology choices, and ergonomists in the industrialised nations could provide input at the planning and implementation stages.
Ergonomics, June 1991, Vol.34, No.6, p.799-814. Illus. Bibl.ref.


CIS 91-1916
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Roads to participation in technological change - Attitudes and experiences
This report outlines the findings of a survey on the opinions of managers and employee representatives in the European Community to employee involvement in technological change. The survey concentrated on mechanical engineering, electronics, banking, insurance and retailing. The report discusses participation at different stages, the political context and country differences. The survey showed a wide diversity in the forms of participation existing in individual countries. Types of participation that exist in Europe are seen to be a product of the way in which each country's industrial relations system has been shaped by wider political, economic, social and historical forces.
Office des publications officielles des Communautés européennes, 2985 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 1990. 17p. Illus. 2 ref.

CIS 91-1314 King R.
Safety in the process industries
This manual is divided into four main parts: Part 1 - Background information (history of process hazards and statistics on major world losses; current laws, codes and standards; meanings of health and safety terms and units and their misconception; lessons from Flixborough and four other major accidents). Part 2 - Types of hazard (electrical and other physical hazards; health hazards of harmful substances; chemical reaction hazards; flammability, fires and explosions; corrosion hazards and control; hardware hazards). Part 3 - Management, production and related topics (management for health and safety; commissioning, operation and emergency planning; safety training for process workers; personal protection in the working environment; hazards in the transfer of technology).
Butterworth-Heinemann, Reed Book Services Ltd., P.O. Box 5, Rushden, Northants NN10 9YX, United Kingdom, 1990. xvi, 762p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index.


CIS 91-482 Panerai R.B., Mohr J.P.
Health technology assessment methodologies for developing countries
This publication presents an overview of how technology assessment methodologies that were developed in industrialised countries can be applied to address priority health concerns in developing countries and what problems may hinder these assessments. It illustrates the most important methodologies and their advantages and disadvantages. Training for personnel who perform technology assessments is also considered.
Pan American Health Organization, Pan American Sanitary Bureau, Regional Office of the World Health Organization, 525 Twenty-third Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20037, USA, 1989. 109p. Illus. 164 ref.

CIS 91-168 Ong C.N.
Human ergology and technology transfer
This editorial discusses the role of human ergology as a discipline providing good insight into work physiology and occupational health in the transfer and introduction of new technology in the developing countries.
Journal of Human Ergology, Dec. 1989, Vol.18, No.2, 2 introduction pages.

CIS 90-1735 Bao S., Shahnavaz H.
The promises and problems of ergonomics application in the People's Republic of China
This paper examines the application of ergonomics in China as an example of the transfer and development of ergonomics in industrially developing countries. Details are given of various organisations participating in ergonomic activities along with a description of research work carried out in the areas of occupational health and safety, anthropometry, industrial psychology, industrial engineering and engineering design. The provision of education at university level is discussed together with the application of ergonomics in industry. Important factors for the success of ergonomics applications in China are discussed.
Applied Ergonomics, Dec. 1989, Vol.20, No.4, p.287-292. Bibl.


CIS 91-1155 Publications and documents on conditions of work and welfare facilities
Publications et documents sur les conditions de travail et les activités de bien-être [in French]
This trilingual catalogue of publications and documents on conditions of work and welfare facilities includes bibliographic references and abstracts of various reports, articles and studies on the subject published by the International Labour Office. The title of every document is given in the languages in which it is published. Documents are grouped in the following sections: hours of work, new technologies, work organisation, welfare facilities, special categories of workers, women workers, child labour, older workers/retirement, general.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1988. 145p.

CIS 89-1394 Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 32nd annual meeting
Texts of over 300 presentations at the title conference, held in Anaheim, California (USA), on 24-28 Oct. 1988; abstracts of many panel discussions are also included. The papers are grouped under the major headings: aerospace systems; aging; communication; computer systems; consumer products; educators' professional session; environmental design; forensics professional session; general sessions; industrial ergonomics; international technology transfer; organisational design and management; personality and individual differences in human performance; safety; system development; test and evaluation; training; visual performance.
The Human Factors Society, P.O. Box 1369, Santa Monica, CA 90406, USA, 1988. 1510p. Illus. Bibl. Index.

CIS 89-140 Wongphanich M.
Health and safety conditions in manufacturing: Japan and Thailand
Study of the impact on occupational safety and health of the transfer of textile-mill technology from Japan to Thailand.
Asian Productivity Organization, 4-14, Akasaka 8-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 1988. 141p. Illus.

CIS 88-858 Safety, health and working conditions in the transfer of technology to developing countries. Code of practice
Sicherheit, Gesundheit und Arbeitsbedingungen beim Technologietransfer in Entwicklungsländer - Beiträge für die Praxis [in German]
Sécurité, santé et conditions de travail dans les transferts de technologie aux pays en développement. Recueil de directives pratiques [in French]
Seguridad, salud y condiciones de trabajo en la transferencia de tecnología a los países en desarrollo - Repertorio de recomendaciones prácticas [in Spanish]
Practical recommendations of this ILO code of practice are intended for all who have responsibility for controlling hazards arising from the transfer of technology. Covered are: general provisions; factors to consider in the transfer of technology; decisions to be made before any transfer of technology; design of plant, equipment, and machinery; technologies requiring additional safety provisions; administrative and institutional arrangements; training requirements; collection and use of information; actions at the enterprise, national and regional levels; roles of international, employers' and workers' organisations; check lists for hazard control.
International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1988. 81p. Bibl. Price: CHF 15.00.


CIS 91-414
Asian and Pacific Project for Labour Administration
Labour administration: training material - Factory inspection functions of labour administration (ARPLA)
Training material for and report of the Inter-Country Training Seminar on Factory Inspection Functions, organised jointly by the Asian Regional Project for Labour Administration (ARPLA), ILO, and the Central Labour Institute, in Bombay, India, 28 Dec. 1983 - 14 Jan. 1984. Coverage: report of the seminar; technical papers (main issues relating to ILO standards in the Asian-Pacific region, system of labour inspection, inspection practices and procedures, regulating conditions of work of women workers and young workers, accident prevention, safety organisation, safeguarding of machinery, inspection for controlling fires and explosion hazards, transfer of technology, organising training for safety); country papers; employers' and workers' views on their role and on practices and procedures in labour inspection.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1986. vi, 426p. Illus. Price: USD 12.00.