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Promoting quality at work: information for safe, healthy and productive jobs

September 2009

The protection of the safety and health of workers as provided for in legislation in many countries, by the European Treaty and where there is no legislation, by the Recommendations and Conventions of the International Labour Office is paramount.

These pieces of legislation, recommendations and conventions have been followed up by successive action programmes and campaigns worldwide by governments, inspectorates and other organisations concerned to raise standards of safety and health at the workplace.

But one of the most important actions to achieving good standards of safety and health at the workplace is to produced validated and authoritative guidance and advice that is understood at all levels in the workplace from directors, managers, supervisors, safety representatives and the workers.

Secondly it is necessary to disseminate this information on a very regular basis via:

A word of warning here - many organisations worldwide are cutting down or worst still closing down their information services/libraries in the mistaken belief that it is ALL there on the Internet and FREE OF CHARGE! This is just NOT TRUE.

Without knowledge and information quality training in the workplace would not be possible. Which brings us to the title of this piece...

Promoting quality at work: information for safe, healthy and productive jobs