CIS Newsletter

No. 210
March 2007


CIS Newsletter celebrates 19 years & still going strong!
Bringing news to over 140 countries in the CIS Network!


Contents

  1. Editorial
  2. News from CIS HQ
  3. 28 April 2007 - World Safety and Health Day
  4. News from around the World - Canada, Ireland, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, Tunisia, UK and the USA
  5. News Briefs
  6. International conference to be held in Finland
  7. OSHE websites to explore  and FOCUS on Poland
  8. Diary of Events

Editorial

Dear CIS Colleagues

Spring is coming in northern Europe and certainly in my part of the World - Spring flowers and early blossom.  A favourite season of mine! And a good time to be even more energetic and get those OSH related jobs on their way.

DO start preparations for 28 April 2007 - World Day for Safety and Health at Work!  Anything you can do - even the smallest event will bring safety and health to the forefront.  Don't forget to look at the web site www.ilo.org

Thanks for the publications, emails and news - these are always gratefully received and are used as soon as possible. So now we can share the information worldwide...

Publicity... tell them, tell them and tell them again... Remember >>>>

Use the CIS Logo on your web site and publications!

Thriving in 2007... Keep promoting and telling the World at large that CIS and its network exists!

And start preparations for 28 April 2007 - World Day for Safety and Health at Work!

And early preparations are now taking place for our 2007 CIS Meeting - expect September 2007 dates.  There will be a Training Workshop... watch out for details in forthcoming editions of this Newsletter.

You know I welcome ideas for inclusion in the future editions of this Newsletter. Let me know if there are any areas you would wish to see covered in future. It is amazing how much the CIS Newsletter content gets re-used around the world. Take advantage of free publicity! Remember you can see CIS Newsletter on the web site www.sheilapantry.com/cis where back issues are stored.

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All good wishes to you, your families and your colleagues.

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NEWS FROM CIS HQ, GENEVA

International RSI Awareness Day 28 February 2007

February 28, 2007 will mark the eighth annual International Repetitive strain injury (RSI) Awareness Day - a day set aside each year to provide a focus for creating awareness and action on this issue. International RSI Awareness Day falls on the last day of February every year (because that's the only non-repeating date in the calendar - sometimes its 28 February, sometimes 29!)

RSI, also known as work-related musculoskeletal disorder (MSD), is the umbrella terms used to describe a number of overuse injuries affecting the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and nerves) of the neck, upper and lower back, chest, shoulders, arms and hands. Back pain, tendonitis, tenosynovitis and carpal tunnel syndrome are some common examples. These disorders can be caused by work activities that are frequent and repetitive, activities with awkward postures or requiring frequent bending or twisting, or tasks involving carrying, lifting, pushing or pulling heavy or awkward loads. They are a serious occupational health concern across the world and are recognized as a leading cause of significant human suffering, loss of productivity and an economic burden on society.

On this day, workers, health and safety professionals, health care practitioners and others worldwide take the opportunity to help raise awareness about RSIs and the need for action aimed at prevention, rehabilitation and fair compensation. Campaigns, exhibitions, seminars and conferences are conducted to highlight the work hazards that cause strain injuries, to promote workplace activities on strain prevention and to press for preventive action by employers and governments.

Various resources and events:

On Saturday, 24 February 2007, the RSI Action in association with the London RSI Support Group is organizing presentations on RSI conditions, treatments, therapies and prevention at the University College London, UK. There will be stalls and exhibitions from organisations, groups and individuals dedicated to helping those with RSI conditions [read more].

The Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) in Ontario, Canada, offers a wide range of materials, information and training services. It aslo provides a list of RSI Day events across Ontario. For more details, click on www.whsc.on.ca/events/rsi_day.cfm.

WHSC stressed that, in Canada, 2.3 million people (or one in every 10 adults) - mostly workers - suffer from RSIs and MSDs.

The Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) - one of the three CIS Centers in Canada - has recently produced a Frequently Asked Questions Fact Sheet on Preventing MSDs In the Office. Many other resources are available on this topic on the IAPA site.

The ILO Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety is another important source of reference that addresses the issue of work-related RSIs and MSDs. It includes chapters on Musculoskeletal System and Ergonomics, as well as the following articles:

The ILO CISDOC bibliographic database contains references to numerous books, training manuals, articles, etc. on various OHS-related subjects including RSIs. CIS has extracted recent additions to CISDOC on repetitive work and musculoskeletal diseases, including complete bibliographic details, abstracts and internet links when available.


Don't forget 28 April 2007 - World Safety and Heath Day - start preparing now!

The theme for the International Labour Office (ILO) World Safety and Health Day to be held on 28 April 2007 will be

"Making Decent Work a Reality - Safe and Healthy Workplaces".

The idea behind it is to promote the new convention C. 187 Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006

www.ilo.org/ilolex/english/convdisp1.htm

It is vital that as many people as possible to prepare for it wherever they are - so hopefully this timely reminder will give you chance to promote CIS work in your own country. If you are short of ideas then look at the Working Group Paper 1 that many of the CIS network members contributed - see www.sheilapantry.com/cis/other/wp01.html. There are many ways that you can make a contribution, e.g.


News from Singapore

ASEAN Policy Dialogue on National OSH Frameworks

At the 19th ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting (ALMM) held last year, the ASEAN Labour Ministers agreed to convene an "ASEAN Policy Dialogue on National OSH Frameworks" . Jointly organised by the ASEAN Occupational Safety and Health Network (ASEAN-OSHNET) and the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore , the Policy Dialogue was held in Singapore from 23 - 25 January 2007.

There were a total of 33 participants including senior officials in OSH from ASEAN and China, Korea and Japan, experts from ILO and officials from the ASEAN-OSHNET and ASEAN Secretariat. The programme included the sharing of ILO's new Convention and Recommendation on the Promotional Framework for OSH, as well as presentations by ASEAN member countries on their National OSH Programmes and Profiles and a site visit to best practice workplaces. There was good dialogue between the members and a tentative list of proposed projects was identified for possible collaboration and support by China, Japan and Korea and the ILO. The dialogue was also an opportunity for members to network and build relationships.

One of the key deliverables achieved was an agreed draft Plan of Action for ASEAN to help member countries progress in the implementation and strengthening of national OSH frameworks. This Plan of Action focuses on the development of a national OSH profile, national OSH strategy and programme and the strengthening of cooperation within ASEAN and internationally. The Plan of Action will be presented at the coming ASEAN-OSHNET Coordinating Board Meeting to be held in Brunei this year for endorsement.

Alan Chong, Manager, IT Solutioning, Occupational Safety & Health Division, Ministry of Manpower | Tel (65) 63171429 | Fax (65) 63171446 | www.mom.gov.sg


News from  Malaysia

NIOSH Malaysia will organize Malaysia 10th National Conference of Occupational Safety & Health (COSH2007) 20-22 August 2007

COSH2007 is an annual event organized by NIOSH, its aim to discuss current issues and challenges in occupational safety and health. This is the tenth conference held at the national level, and the response received from the industries and organizations for these past few years have been very encouraging.

Date
20-22 August 2007
Venue
Genting Highlands, Malaysia
Theme
OSH - Reinforcing The Commitment
URL:
www.niosh.com.my/cosh2007
Fee:
RM650 (Early Bird)
RM700 (NIOSH Members/Government)
RM750 (Normal Fee)
RM550 (Students/Speakers)

Contact: Mohd Hussin Bin Abd Salam, Info. Service, Comm & Tech Unit, National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) Malaysia | Tel: + 603-87692100 Ext. 2200 | Fax: +  603-89265900 | Email: mohd.hussin@niosh.com.my


News from Canada

Health & Safety Canada 2007 - IAPA Conference and Trade Show - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - April 16 to 18, 2007

We are pleased to invite you to Health & Safety Canada 2007 IAPA Conference and Trade Show. Our theme this year is "Innovative Strategies for Safer and Healthier Workplaces."

The IAPA Conference and Trade Show is Canada's largest and longest-running health and safety event and has something for everyone. Health & Safety Canada 2007 features world renowned keynote speakers, technical sessions, seminars, workshops, and professional development courses.

Health & Safety Canada 2007 marks IAPA's 90th anniversary. The Conference program features three days of comprehensive learning in four streams: Healthy Workplaces; Health & Safety Core Practices; Leadership and Management Breakthroughs; Evolving Innovations Through Research.

Our theme for 2007 "Innovative Strategies for Safer and Healthier Workplaces" builds on the 2006 theme of healthy workplaces as the health and safety community comes together in one place for three days to network, share knowledge and information, and discusses strategies for applying that information into workplace results.

Health & Safety Canada 2007 will have an even greater international presence with the addition of the IALI (International Association of Labour Inspection) Conference. The conference will be hosted by IALI, the Ministry of Labour, and the IAPA, in cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO), and will run from Wednesday, April 18 to Friday, April 20.

In 2006 we added the environment to our platform with the co-location of Canada's largest privately owned environmental show, the Canadian Environmental Conference and Trade Show (CANECT). We are pleased that CANECT will be co-locating with us again in 2007, bringing the three synergies of health, safety and the environment under one roof.

Conference Registration is Now Open! Special early bird rate until March 12, 2007 www.iapa.ca

Download the 32 page Preliminary Guide for session details www.iapa.ca/conference_2007/2007_preliminary.asp

Special Combined Registration also available for Health & Safety Canada 2007 April 16-18 and International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI) April 18-20

Contact: IAPA Conference and Trade Show, Centre for Health & Safety Innovation, 5110 Creekbank Road, Suite 300, Mississauga, ON L4W 0A1, CANADA | Tel:  + 1 905 614 IAPA | Fax: + 1 905 614 1414 | 1-800-406-IAPA (4272) | General information email address: conference@iapa.ca


International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI) Conference 2007 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - April 18 to 20, 2007

Be part of the first-ever International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI) Conference in North America co-hosted by IALI, the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) and IAPA, in cooperation with the International Labour organization (ILO) and the Labour Program, Human Resources and Social Development, Government of Canada.

IALI Conference Registration is Now Open! Register before March 12, 2007 and save.

Special Combined Registration also available for Health & Safety Canada 2007 April 16-18 and International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI) April 18-20.

IALI/ILO/MOL Conference Program Highlights

Download the 16 page conference program: www.iapa.ca/iali/iali_overview.asp

Zuzka Hora, Manager, Information Centre Team, Industrial Accident Prevention Association, 5110 Creekbank Road, Suite 300, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 0A1, CANADA | Tel: + 1905 614 4272 ext 2385 or 1 800 406 4272 ext 2385 | Fax: +1 905 219 0009 | FAX: 1-800-316-4272 | Email: zhora@iapa.ca | www.iapa.ca


News Briefs

From Europe

European health and safety statistics: Proposal

The 23 page Proposal for a Regulation of The European Parliament and of The Council On Community Statistics on public health and health and safety at work (presented by the Commission) can be found 2007/0020 (COD) (COM(2007) 46)

From Europe

Temping damages your health

As temping and fixed-term contracts spread across Europe, a growing body of research suggests that these types of employment are harmful to health.

An analysis of Spanish and German statistics found that temporary workers have a bigger probability than permanent workers of dying from smoking- and alcohol-related illnesses.

The incidence was highest among men. The study's authors point to the material and psychological consequences of insecure employment conditions as factors in this excess mortality.

Are Fixed-Term Jobs Bad for your Health? A Comparison of West-Germany and Spain
Vanessa Gash, Antje Mertens, Laura Romeu Gordo
IAB Discussion Paper No. 8; 2006; 36 pages
http://doku.iab.de/discussionpapers/2006/dp0806.pdf


From Tunisia

The January 2007 edition of the Institute de Sante et de Securite au Travail (ISST) review  Sante-Securite-Travail - SST - contains the Dossier - Les Legionelloses: quelle ampleur et quelle prevention. A number of articles and also the calendar of events for 2006.

ISST is also the CIS National Centre in Tunisia.

Contact: ISST, 5 Bd Mustapha Khaznader, 1007 Tunis, Tunisia, Tel: +216 71 561 636 | Fax: + 216 71 571 902 | Email: Analy.isst@Email.ati.tn


From the UK

HSE Statistics E-Bulletin a success

Health and Safety Executive HSE Statistics  E-bulletin service has been running for 9 months. The number of subscribers stands at just over twelve thousand, which has far exceeded HSE expectations.

The bulletin will continue in 2007and HSE will continue to provide you with the latest news, statistical releases, press releases and other useful information from the HSE Statistics Branch.

To subscribe to other HSE e-bulletins: www.hse.gov.uk/news/subscribe


From the USA

NIOSH new report

A new National Institute for Safety and Health (NIOSH) Workplace Solutions publication highlights the risks for sonographers developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders, an injury that accounts for one-third of all occupational injuries and illnesses reported by employers. NIOSH provides recommendations that include appropriate engineering controls, work practices, hazard communication, and training to prevent these work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

To view the full publication, go to www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/wp-solutions/2006-148.


From the USA

Ergonomic Patent for a Wearable Kneel-Sit Support Device

On December 26, 2006, three NIOSH employees received U.S. Patent Number 7,152,919 for the "Wearable Kneel-Sit Support Device." Developed by Steve Wurzelbacher (former employee), Ova Johnston (deceased), and Steve Hudock, the device is a product of research on ergonomic interventions in the shipbuilding and repair industries. Researchers observed that many shipyard employees spent a large percentage of time in kneeling to perform cutting, grinding, or welding tasks at floor or deck level.

Also, an uncharacteristically high rate of lower extremity injuries and disorders was noted. This device is worn on the lower calf just above the worker's boot and, when kneeling, the worker can deploy the device to create a support for the back of the thighs. Sitting back on the support results in less hyperflexion of the knee than without the device. For more information, contact Steve Hudock at shudock@cdc.gov.


News from around the World

OSH UPDATE: your one stop shop to quality OSH information: growing all the time, keeps you up-to-date - ideal for OSH managers, universities, colleges and research Institutes

OSH UPDATE www.oshupdate.com - arguably the most informative collection of health and safety information at the lowest cost in the world has over 800,000 records - with an ever-growing percentage linking to full text. Updating is on a regular basis as new information is published.

In today's work life, it is important to keep your knowledge in occupational safety and health (OSH) up-to-date. At the same time, it is useful to look at your own work and to search for new ideas for the future. This is where OSH UPDATE can help!

OSH UPDATE is easy to use and links you direct to the latest sources of information. Keeping up-to-date in worldwide occupational health, safety, hygiene, road safety, water safety, environment trends and the very latest information can be time consuming.

Do budget constraints not allow you to buy all the latest journals, newsletters and documents that contain the latest information? Can't afford the time to search for the latest information, legislation and standards? No staff to search for this information? And no time yourself to spend hours searching for information?

Then this recently launched, very affordable Internet based service OSH UPDATE, from Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd is the answer for you.

With this additional NIOSHTICs database OSH UPDATE now contains about 800,000 records.

OSH UPDATE records has links to the full text where possible - this is all done for you!

Why not see for yourself?

For those really serious about all matters health and safety request a free 15 day trial www.sheilapantry.com/interest.html

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News from European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)

Strengthening the competitive advantage of Europe's biomedical health care sector

Strengthening the competitiveness of Europe's biomedical health care sector is vital if value-creating research, development and jobs are to remain in Europe, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound), the Dublin-based EU Agency, argues. In an effort to boost the competitive advantage of the sector in competition with those in the United States and Asia, Eurofound has contracted the Danish Technological Institute to map the current and future challenges the sector is facing, as well as finding ways how to address the lack of funding and the insufficient supply of qualified employees in Europe.

The 2163 European biotechnology companies employ over 96,500 people and generates over EUR 21.5 billion in revenue (2004).[1]

Compared to other industries, Europe's biotechnology industry is small in numbers, but it is nonetheless vital when it comes to driving economic growth and innovation in other European industries such as the pharmaceutical industry, industrial production (washing powder etc.), agriculture, and food production.

'European policy-makers, as well as business executives and employees in Europe's biomedical health care sector, need a comprehensive understanding of change and the consequences of change on their sector, so that they can respond to an effective and proactive way,' says Jorma Karppinen, Eurofound's Director. 'This study is aimed at ensuring that company strategies, competences of the employees, and the regulatory framework meet future challenges.' The first step in the study is to map the trends and key drivers of change in the sector. Second, in order to illustrate the challenges facing different types of companies in the sector and the different paths taken by companies to ensure competitiveness and growth, the study will include four company portraits and two case studies of clusters. Based on the insights from the case studies, uture scenarios will be developed, enabling legislators, employers and employees to reflect on their choice of strategies for the future.

'In our experience, the combination of a concise mapping of a sector together with in-depth case studies and a set of thought-provoking scenarios offer an eminent starting point for strategic considerations and decisions within the companies and organisations within that sector,' says project manager Tine Andersen from the Danish Technological Institute. 'Therefore, it is our hope that our results will be studied and discussed by stakeholders, legislators, and in the companies that we aim to portray.'

The project ends in September 2007. However, the mapping report will be available in March 2007, and the six case studies are conducted and published from March to May 2007. The scenarios will be available on the project's website in August 2007.

More information about the project.

For further information, contact: Radoslaw Owczarzak, Research Manager at the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) | Tel: + 353-1-2043106 | Email: row@eurofound.europa.eu

[1] Based on Europabio, Critical I - Biotechnology in Europe: 2006 Comparative study, www.europa-bio.be/CriticalI2006/Critical2006.pdf


DIARY DATE - International Conference on Healthy Air - Better Work 2007

29-31 May 2007, Marina Congress Center, Helsinki, Finland

Welcome to the WorkAir2007 Conference! Exposure to hazardous impurities in the indoor environment of workplaces can lead to symptoms of illness and even diseases, while discomfort due to inadequate ventilation and poor indoor air quality lowers work ability and productivity.

WorkAir2007 is the first international conference in which IEQ and the management of indoor air and environment, of occupational settings, in particular, is the main focus. In this Conference we focus not merely on the quality of indoor air but on the whole indoor environment in non-industrial workplaces such as offices, schools, day care centres and hospitals.

Instructions for submitting an abstract and the on-line registration form are available on the website. Deadline for submitting abstracts is 15 February 2007... But they may well accept a late entry. Deadline for early registration is 1 April 2007.

The Conference is organized by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) and the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, in collaboration with the Finnish Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate.

The Conference is sponsored by the Finnish Work Environment Fund, Ministry of the  Environment, and Senate Properties.

www.ttl.fi


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OSHE Websites to explore

If you have a favourite website please send details to your Editor. Many other websites collected in the Country and Subject indexes in www.oshworld.com.

Ergonomics Society   UK
www.ergonomics.org.uk

The Ergonomics Society was formed in 1949 as the Ergonomics Research Society. Over the years it has developed to accommodate the needs of its increasing membership in the UK and worldwide. Site give publications, events etc.

Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians   UK
www.facoccmed.ac.uk

The Faculty Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians was set up in 1978 to provide a professional and academic body empowered to develop and maintain high standards of training, competence and professional integrity in occupational medicine. Its objectives are to act as an authoritative body for consultation in matters of education and public interest concerning occupational medicine; promote for the public benefit the advancement of education and knowledge in the field of occupational medicine; develop and maintain for the public benefit the good practice of occupational medicine, providing for the protection of people at work by ensuring the highest professional standards of competence and ethical integrity.

Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland   UK
www.rehis.org

The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland, often referred to by the acronym REHIS®, is an independent, self-financing recognised Scottish Charity whose main objectives are for the benefit of the community to promote the advancement of Environmental Health by stimulating general interest in and disseminating knowledge concerning Environmental Health; promoting education and training in matters relating to Environmental Health; and maintaining, by examination or otherwise, high standards of professional practice and conduct on the part of Environmental Health Officers in Scotland. This website provides information on the work of the Institute.

Royal Society for the Promotion of Health   UK
www.rsph.org

The Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (RSPH) is also known as the Royal Society of Health (RSH). Since our foundation in 1876, our aim has been to promote continuous improvement in human health world-wide through education, communication and the encouragement of scientific research.

Countries that have Polish workers may find the following websites useful

Central Institute for Labour Protection CIOP   POLAND
www.ciop.waw.pl

Central Institute for Labour Protection site contains details of the Institute's activities, training, research and accreditation services, publications including the Journal of Safety and Ergonomics. JOSE CIOP Information Services is also the International Labour Office Health and Safety National Centre.

Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB): SMEs   POLAND
www.ciop.pl/6718.html

Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB), Warsaw, Poland has prepared the important tool for the owners and employees of micro-enterprises in this country. The objective of providing access to information on safety and health in the working environment to the smallest and most numerous companies in Poland. It has been prepared in the form of sets of informative and popular materials for each of the selected sectors. The materials that have been put together in this service are therefore organized by sector for various sections of the national economy. The information contained in it allows employers to independently assess the state of occupational safety in their enterprises. It contains a discussion of the basic duties of employers in the area of occupational safety and health. The OSH check lists contain a summary of potential hazards that could appear in the companies of a given sector, together with proposals of methods for eliminating or reducing them. The materials also contain the necessary references to the OSH related legal regulations and technical standards being in force in Poland. At the moment this website contains information for: Construction, Wood processing and Automotive mechanics. A section on Food processing - baking and confectionery is under construction and will soon be available.

National Labour Inspectorate of Poland   POLAND
www.pip.gov.pl/html/en/html/index.htm

The National Labour Inspectorate of Poland, subordinate to the Sejm (the Lower Chamber of Polish Parliament), is a body for supervision and inspection of the observance of labour law, in particular occupational safety and health regulations and rules. The range of its activities and powers is specified in the Act on the National Labour Inspectorate of 6 March, 1981 (Journal of Laws of 2001, No 124, item 1362). Supervision over the National Labour Inspectorate - in the scope defined by the above-mentioned Act - is executed by the Labour Protection Council, appointed by the Speaker of the Sejm. The National Labour Inspectorate is managed by the Chief Labour Inspector, appointed by the Speaker of the Sejm, with the assistance of the deputies. The National Labour Inspectorate of Poland is formed by the Chief Labour Inspectorate, 16 district labour inspectorates, together with labour inspectors acting within the territorial competence of district offices. Each of the district labour inspectorates covers the area of one province with its competence. The NLI's structure also includes 42 sub-district offices. The National Labour Inspectorate runs its own training facility - the NLI's Training Centre in Wrocław, named after Prof. Jan Rosner.

Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine   POLAND
www.imp.lodz.pl

Details of the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, other organisations, and legislation. Member of the Baltic Sea Network on Occupational Health and Safety.


Diary of Events

If you have a seminar, conference or exhibition that you would like to promote - please send details to your Editor.  Also look in www.oshworld.com/diary.html.

10-12 April 2007 - 4th International Conference on Bio-Acoustics
Loughborough, UK
Contact: Institute of Acoutics, 77A St. Peter's Street, St. Albans, Herts, AL1 3BN, UK | Tel: +44 (0) 1727 848195 | Email: Linda. canty@ioa.org.uk | For the programme and to register www.ioa.org.uk/events

17-19 April 2007 - Ergonomics at the heart of systems engineering
Nottingham University, Nottingham, UK
Contact: Contact: Amanda Bellamy, Ergonomics Marketing Ltd | Elms Court, Elms Grove, Loughborough LE11 1RG, UK | Tel: +44 (0) 1509 234904 | www.ergonomics.org.uk

19-21 April 2007 - 2nd Nanotoxicology Conference 'Progress and Future Perspectives
San Servolo, Venice, Italy
Contact: www.informaworld.com/nanotoxconference

14-16 May 2007 - An Inclusive Working Life for All
Soria Moria Conference Centre, Olso, Norway
Contact: Pirjo Turtiainen, NIVA, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FIN-00250 Helsinki, FINLAND | Tel: +358 30 474 2349 | Email: pirjo.turtiainen@ttl.fi | www.niva.org

22-24 May 2007 - RoSPA Safety and Health at Work Congress and Expo
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK
Contact: Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), Edgbaston Park, 353 Bristol Road, Birmingham B5 7ST, UK | Tel: +44 (0)121 248 2000 | www.rospa.com

29 May 2007 - A NIVA Workshop on Good Occupational Indoor Environment
Marina Congress Centre, Helsinki, Finland
Contact: Solveg Borg, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FIN-00250 Helsinki, FINLAND | Tel: +358 30 474 2900 | Email: workair2007@ttl.fi

3-6 June 2007 - Noise Control'07: X1V International conference on noise control
Elblag, Poland
Contact: Organizing Committee, CIOP-PIB, Warszawa | Tel: +48 22 623 46 90 | Fax: + 48 22 623 46 54 | Email: dobie@ciop.pl | www.ciop.pl/noise_07

17-20 June 2007 - Occupational and Environmental Exposures of Skin to Chemicals
Co-sponsored by NIOSH and the Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colarado, USA
Contact: www.mines.edu/outreach/cont_ed/oeesc

20-22 August 2007 - Malaysia 10th National Conference of Occupational Safety & Health (COSH2007) - OSH Reinforcing the Commitment
Genting Highlands, Malaysia
Contact: Mohd Hussin Bin Abd Salam, Info. Service, Comm & Tech Unit, National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) Malaysia | Tel: + 603-87692100 Ext. 2200 | Fax: +  603-89265900 | Email: mohd.hussin@niosh.com.my | www.niosh.com.my/cosh2007

10-11 September 2007 - WorkLife 2007: Protecting and Promoting Worker Health A National Symposium
Hyatt Regency, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Contact: www.worklife2007.com

21-23 November 2007 - Fire India 2007 exhibition and conference
Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, India
Contact: Mayur Lalit, Services International B 9, A-Block, Local Shopping Complex Naraina Vihar, New Delhi 110028, India | Tel: +91 11 25770411 / 0212 | Cell : +91 9312 393 789 | Fax: +9111 25778876 | Email: fire@servintonline.com | www.fire-india.com


World Day for Safety and Health at Work organized by the International Labour Office (ILO) on 28 April 2007

Making Decent Work a Reality - Safe and Healthy Workplaces


Block these dates in your diary: visit A+A Dusseldorf, Germany on 18-21 September 2007

www.aplusa-online.de


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