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Breysse D., Dehouck L., Perret P., Morand D., Demilecamps L., Bontoux P.
Hazards in civil engineering - Better integration of hazards at the project level
Les risques du génie civil - Mieux intégrer les risques dans les projets [in French]
Although the concept that safety aspects of construction activities should be thought through on the drawing board is not new, it still remains a long way from being generally applied. This article proposes a methodological and organizational approach for integrating safety at the design stage of construction projects.
Préventique-Sécurité, Mar.-Apr. 2011, No.116, p.48-53. Illus.
Nielsen K., Randall R., Holten A.L., González E.R.
Conducting organizational-level occupational health interventions: What works?
This article provides an overview of prominent European methods that describe systematic approaches to improving employee health and well-being through the alteration of the way in which work is designed, organized and managed. Comparative analyses reveal that these methods all consist of a five-phase process and that they share a number of core elements within these phases. These methods are reviewed in the light of current research in order to support their appropriateness in conducting organizational-level occupational health interventions. Areas requiring additional research are proposed.
Work and Stress, 3rd quarter 2010, Vol.24, No.3, p.234-259. Illus. 95 ref.
Lamonde F., Richard J.G., Langlois L., Dallaire J., Vinet A.
Taking into account work situations in design projects - The practice of designers and operations involved in a joint project between a work provider and a consulting engineering firm
La prise en compte des situations de travail dans les projets de conception - La pratique des concepteurs et des opérations impliqués dans un projet conjoint entre un donneur d'ouvrage et une firme de génie conseils [in French]
This study examined the practices of design engineers in a consulting engineering firm and at their client and the interactions with resources in operations, including plant engineers. The objective was to understand how these design engineers take into consideration the real future use of the designed installations and project their impacts on efficiency and safety. The main conclusion is that no institutional or organizational requirement obliges design engineers to take into account specific work situations.
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. xii, 129p. Illus. Approx. 150 ref.
Rapport_R-636.pdf [in French]
Imbeau D., René F., Farbos B.
Cleaning work with HP water jet: Cardiac workload and work organization
Travail de nettoyage au jet d'eau HP: astreinte cardiaque et organisation du travail [in French]
The objective of this study was to link the parameters of the physical requirements of cleaning by means of a high pressure (HP) water jet, particularly work with a spray gun, to the resulting cardiac workload, in order to reduce the risks of excessive worker fatigue. Workers were observed while working under various conditions and the cardiorespiratory capacity and metabolism of workers were measured in relation to the heart rate while working under various conditions. An approach for planning work organization in order to limit fatigue-related risks is described, together with an integrated preventive approach involving monitoring the workers' heart rate, in combination with the improvements in the organization of their work.
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, 2009. vi, 30p. 33 ref. Price: CAD 7.35. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Rapport_R-539.pdf [in French]
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 [in English]