CIS Newsletter celebrates 21 years & still going strong!
Bringing news from Members to Members in over 154 countries in the CIS Network!
- 50 years of CIS... Celebrating the event... Meeting with the WHO... Some ideas to help in promoting the CIS Network... Don't Work Harder, Work Smarter!
- News, Events and OSH Briefs from around the World - Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Malta, Philippines, Puerto Rica, Sweden, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and the USA to name a few!
- OSHE websites to explore
- Diary of Events
The CIS Newsletter is a monthly newsletter for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) International Occupational Health and Safety Information Centres and is edited by Sheila Pantry OBE. The CIS Newsletter is NOT an official publication of the ILO but a newsletter containing information from Members in CIS Centres and other sources and is intended to be shared by anyone who finds the data contained useful. Users are free to use and reuse the data in these newsletters.
Greeting Dear CIS Colleagues
Next month will bring together colleagues from around the world who will be attending the 2009 CIS annual meeting. Contact CIS HQ if you have not already received your invitation - but please put the dates 21 - 23 October 2009 firmly in your Diary and start making your preparations for the meeting. There is also a joint meeting with the WHO centres on Wednesday 21 October 2009 - see details below.
Some people have been asking about what they should be doing in their own country to celebrate this very special year - the 50th anniversary of the CIS network.
As suggested by Gabor Sandi ... reflect and promote what has been achieved in your country to improve the visibility of the CIS Network.
Then state what you and organisation intends to do in the future to:
- Promote good standards of health and safety in your country
- Hold any events including conferences, seminars and training session
- And how you will be promoting the CIS Network and the strengths of the network
See also further suggestions in the August 2009 CIS Newsletter.
Don't forget you can you use information in previous CIS Newsletters particularly the June 2009 Special edition that contains many articles on the promoting OSH information. Work smarter not harder - and use the ideas brought together by many experienced people. If you did not get a chance to read it, then take a few moments of your life to reflect what has been achieved over many years see www.sheilapantry.com/cis/cis200906.html
Together the CIS Network can achieve so much.
Thanks for all the publications, emails and news - these are always gratefully received and are used as soon as possible.
Remember any news you send gets an amazing further publicity as much of the CIS Newsletter content gets re-used around the world. Take advantage of free publicity! Remember you can see CIS Newsletters on the web site www.sheilapantry.com/cis where back issues are stored.
Are you making plans to go to Geneva in October 2009 ... details of the 2009 CIS
meeting in Geneva in October 2009 are in the CIS Newsletter May 2009 edition.
Look forward to meeting you in Geneva.
Make my day ... please send your news items to your Editor!
Remember... Publicity is the key ... tell them, tell them and tell them again...
All good wishes to you, your families and your colleagues.
Sheila Pantry, OBE
Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd, 85 The Meadows, Todwick, Sheffield S26 1JG, UK
Tel: +44 1909 771024
Fax: +44 1909 772829
47th Annual CIS Meeting and also joint session with the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres in Occupational Health
As you already know, the 47th Annual Meeting of CIS National, Collaborating and Regional Centres will be held from 22 to 23 October 2009 at the ILO Headquarters in Geneva. The World Health Organization (WHO) is organizing the 8th Meeting of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres in Occupational Health from 19 to 23 October 2009 at its Geneva offices.
In order to strengthen the collaboration between these two networks, CIS is organizing a joint Session on 21 October from 2:00 pm to 3.30 pm, as a joint WHO Collaborating Centres/ ILO CIS Centres' meeting.
Following this WHO and the ILO are also organizing a joint round-table on 21 October from 3:50 pm to 5:30 pm to discuss workers' health agenda in a climate of change.
You are cordially invited to participate in these two events and contribute to them with your wide knowledge and experience.
Joint Meeting of the ILO-CIS National, Collaborating and Regional Centres and of the WHO Collaborating Centres in Occupational Health
WHO Headquarters, 21 October, 2009
20 Avenue Appia, Geneva
Session Chair: Christine Branche
ILO responsible persons: Gabor Sandi/Annick Virot
WHO responsible person; Evelyn Kortum, Interventions for Healthy Environments
14:00-15:30 Session 1: Joint Meeting of the ILO-CIS Information Centres and of the WHO Collaborating Centres
- Introduction and purpose by the Chair (3')
- WHO Network of Collaborating Centres for Occupational Health: roles, ways of working, workplan - WHO (10')
- ILO Network of Safety and Health Information Centres: roles, ways of working, major initiatives - ILO (10')
- The experience of the individual centres (invited interventions from 6 centres - 5' each)
- Briefing on the Updating of the ILO Encyclopaedia for OHS - (8')
- Discussion (25')
- Signature of a Joint (CCs/CIS) Statement of Intent
Session Chair: tbd
ILO responsible person: Igor Fedotov, SafeWork
WHO responsible person: Ivan Ivanov, Interventions for Healthy Environments
Coffee break 20'
15:50-17:30 Session 2: Workers' health in climate of change
Chairs: ILO and WHO senior officials
- Introduction by chairs: the global policy context of workers' health (10' each)
- Primary health care for workers - WHO (10')
- Occupational safety and health in jobs crisis - ILO (10')
- Keeping people healthy at work - UK Government representative (10')
- Occupational health in a time of economic crisis - Response of Employers - IOE (10')
- Protecting workers in a climate of change - Response of Workers - ITUC (10')
- Interventions from the floor - 20 mins (max 6 interventions 3' each)
- Closing remarks: ILO and WHO
The following is the Programme Overview of the 8th Meeting: Global WHO Network of CCs in Occupational Health; Geneva; 18-23 Oct 2009
Sunday, 18th October - Salle G - WHO main building
13:00 - 18:00
Planning meeting for GPA Objective Managers, Initiative Leaders, WHO Secretariat
Monday, 19th October - WHO main building - Allow 30 minutes to pick up badge at entry to WHO building
08:00 - 09:00
CC Network Planning Committee meeting (Salle G)
09:15 - 11:00
Meeting of WHO staff with WHO Regional Advisers (Salle G)
11:15 - 13:00
Regional Advisers meet with their respective Regional CC Networks
13:00 - 13:45
Lunch on your own in WHO cafeteria
Monday, 19th October - EB Room - WHO main building
14:00 - 15:10
Opening of the WHO Network of CCs in OSH Meeting
15:10 - 15:45
Marco Maroni keynote speech and discussion
15:45 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:15
Overview of CC Network developments; benefits, highlights & opportunities
16:15 - 16:30
Structure of the Network: Advisory Committee Introduction and Functions
16:30 - 16:45
Collaborating Centres: an institutional overview
16:45 - 18:15
2009-2012 Workplan, 5 Objectives, closing
18:15 - 20:00
Buffet at WHO
Tuesday, 20th October - Kofi Annan Room - UNAIDS Building
08:30 - 10:00
The role of CCs in implementing the GPA in countries/regions; Instructions for Working Groups
10:15 - 13:45
5 Working Groups (including lunch) (room allocation in detailed agenda)
14:00 - 15:00
Report back in plenary session in Kofi Annan Room
15:15 - 17:00
Working Groups (room allocation in detailed agenda)
17:00 - 18:30
Report back in plenary session in Kofi Annan Room, closing
Wednesday, 21st October - WHO Building
08:30 - 11:30
4 Working Groups (room allocation in detailed agenda)
11:45 - 13:00
Report back in plenary session and wrap up in EB Room
14:00 - 17:30
Joint CC/CIS meeting and stakeholder roundtable discussion in EB Room
Thursday, 22nd October - WHO Building - EB Room
09:00 - 09:15
Summary of Meeting Accomplishments
09:15 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:30
The Way Forward: Conclusions, recommendations, next steps. Closing.
11:00 - 12:00
Post meeting session for CC Network Planning Committee in E110
Thursday, 22nd October - WHO Building: SPECIAL WORKSHOPS
13:00 - 18:00
Healthy Workplaces (EB Room); Healthcare Workers (E233)
13:00 - 21:00
Capacity Building (E110)
Friday, 23rd October: SPECIAL WORKSHOPS - same room allocation as previous day
09:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 16:00
Healthy Workplaces; Healthcare Workers
Guidance on Getting Badges and Finding Rooms
BADGES: WHEN YOU ARRIVE at the WHO Building: You will need to pick up your badge at the main entrance (allow 30 minutes).
HOW TO FIND THE MEETING ROOMS ALL ARE IN THE WHO BUILDING, EXCEPT THE KOFI ANNAN ROOM, WHICH IS IN THE UNAIDS ROOM
ROOMS USED EACH DAY:
- Sunday Pre-Meeting: WHO Building; Salle G. Terri Mealiff, our secretary will be at the main entrance of the WHO building and will have the badges to enter the building ready for you.
- Monday: WHO Building; Salle G, E233, X 7, C102, EB Room. Evening buffet in WHO Cafeteria.
- Tuesday: UNAIDS Building; Kofi Annan Room. WHO Building C102, X10, E110, C202
- Wednesday: WHO Building; X10, E110, C102, EB Room for CC meeting
- Thursday: WHO Building; Summary and Closing of Meeting in EB Room.
Post meeting in E110. Special Workshops in E110, E233, and EB Room
- Friday Special Workshops: WHO Building E110, E233 and EB Room
HOW TO FIND THE ROOMS:
- EB Room is the WHO Executive Board Room, situated in the main building on S1 (you go down the stairs or elevator after entering the building). You will find the room on your left hand side and go down another set of stairs to reach the room.
- Kofi Annan Room is used only on Tuesday. It is situated in the UNAIDS building, opposite the WHO building. When you exit the main building the building is to you left (11 o'clock). You show your WHO badge at the entrance
Working Group Rooms:
- Salle G is situated in the WHO main building on the 8th floor.
- C102 is situated in the WHO C-Building. After entering the main building you take the lift to S1; you exit and take a right. At the second intersection you take a right, take the lift up to the 1st floor.
- C202 is situated in the WHO C-Building. After entering the main building you take the lift to S1; you exit and take a right. At the second intersection you take a right, take the lift up to the 2nd floor.
- E110 is situated in the main building and very close by the EB room. When you come up the stairs from the EB room you turn right on top of the stairs and the room is on your left hand side.
- E233 is situated in the portacabins behinds the WHO EB room. You will need to exit the building and someone with a magnetic badge, or one of the security guards who are in front of the EB Room, need to escort you.
- X7 is situated in the WHO X-Building. After entering the main building you take the lift to S1; you exit and take a right. At the first intersection you take a right and then you enter the X building. X7 is on the ground floor.
Some historical information for you to enjoy and perhaps use as you promote the CIS Network...
DON'T WORK HARDER ... WORK SMARTER ...
Promoting the CIS Network, by Sheila Pantry OBE
Some of you have been asking for ideas to promote the CIS Network in your own country during this celebratory year.
A number of experienced CIS Members met last September (2009) in London to address this and other questions. Other experienced CIS Members sent in ideas and their experiences.
So there are many ideas and recommendations in the Report from the meeting... see www.sheilapantry.com/cis ... See the report on the right hand of the screen.
Dr Herb Siegel
It is always a pleasure hearing from CIS Network people - both past and present, so it was with great delight when my phone rang and to hear Herb Siegel calling whilst he was passing through the UK!
Herb was Head of CIS for many years before he handed over to Jukka Takala in 1986. Members from that era will remember Herb. Sadly he tells me that Hannah, his wife of many years died in April this year.
Herb will be visiting the ILO shortly, but unfortunately will not be there at the October celebrations. He still lives in Las Vegas, USA.
Cochrane Review on Occupational Noise-induced hearing Loss
Interventions to Prevent Hearing Loss Caused by Noise at Work
The July 2009 issue of the Cochrane Review includes a review of the scientific evidence on interventions to prevent occupational noise-induced hearing loss. The review, co-authored by NIOSH researcher Thais Morata, looks at different occupational areas and what mechanisms (legislation, proper hearing protector usage, etc.) best work to reduce noise levels in workplaces and/or reduce noise exposure of workers. For the full review go to www.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab006396.html or listen to the podcast at www.cochrane.org/podcasts/review_summaries/2009issue3/issue3_2009_noise.html
News from Belgium
NEW OSH ERA Forum on new and emerging OSH risks - "Towards a sustainable working life"
To be held on 29-30 October 2009 at FPS Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue
Rue E. Blérot 1, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium
NEW OSH ERA aims to increase the overall scale, effectiveness and quality of research into new and emerging risks through coordination of OSH research in Europe. In addition to this core objective, NEW OSH ERA also aims
- To promote the exchange of information related to new and emerging risks making available scientific knowledge on new and emerging risks at work to policy makers and other stakeholders and to facilitate the information flow and collaboration between researchers, research institutions, OSH funding agencies and all interested parties.
- To increase awareness of the importance of research into new and emerging risks as a precondition for effective prevention measures and sound policy decisions
To achieve these goals, the NEW OSH ERA consortium initiates the Forum on new and emerging risks which is planned to be an annual event and one of the key activities of NEW OSH ERA.
The aim of the Forum is
- To provide a platform for exchange of information on new and emerging risks at work
- To make available scientific knowledge to policy makers and other stakeholders
- To function as a link between the research community, the Commission, national governments, policy/decision makers, funding bodies and social partners
The target audience includes policy and decision makers at national and European level, social partners, programme owners and representatives of OSH research funding organisations, research directors and other OSH stakeholders.
The first Forum will be organised on 29-30 October 2009 in Brussels with the title "Towards a sustainable working life"
Preliminary Programme: www.newoshera.eu/en/NEW-OSH-ERA-Forum-Draft-programme.pdf
Registration form: www.newoshera.eu/en/Registration-form_NEW-OSH-ERA-Forum.pdf
Please take into account that as space is limited we will treat the registrations in order of receipt.
News from Canada
Exploring Differences in the Representations Held by Clinicians and Those Held by Workers Suffering from Musculoskeletal Disorders, during the Occupational Rehabilitation Process
A new exploratory study published by IRSST (Occupational Health and Safety Research Institute Robert-Sauvé) describes in detail, based on a limited number of cases, the various scenarios depicting the differences between clinical judgment, occupational rehabilitation professionals' understanding of workers' representations of their MSDs, and workers' actual representations, during the occupational rehabilitation process.
Work occupies an important place in people's active lives and is a determining factor in shaping adults' identity and their sense of social belonging. Yet every year, a large number of individuals are absent from work due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), leaving 8% of them unable to continue working. This small number nonetheless accounts for half of the compensation indemnities paid by the CSST (Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail).
Many factors play a part in the development and long-term duration of work disability. Of these, some pertain to the person, workplace, or compensation policies, while others pertain to the healthcare and insurance systems. In terms of the person, his representation (i.e. understanding of his disease or condition) leads to the adoption of behaviours aimed at adapting to or controlling the problem. Clinicians' representations have not yet been the subject of investigation. At present, it is therefore impossible to understand the factors in the clinician/worker relationship that contribute to a premature end to the rehabilitation management process or to a non-return to work. In the therapeutic context, the existence of differences in representations would appear to be associated with a poor prognosis and to confirm the importance of the clinician understanding the worker's representations and of defining goals and strategies with the worker's input.
This study highlights how important it is that clinicians understand the representations held by workers who have a musculoskeletal disability. It also underscores the importance of the objective being acceptable to both parties, or at least of the proposed strategy making sense to the worker.
To download the study, please visit: http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-616.pdf
News from Finland
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
The Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health is published by the Finnish Institutional of Occupational Health, the Danish National Research Centre for the Working Environment, and the Norwegian National Institute of Occupational Health
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A
telephone: +358-30-474 2694
telefax: +358-(0)9-878 3326
e-mail: see the editors for specific e-mail addresses
The Journal appears bimonthly. Its publication dates are the first day of the following months: January, March, May, July, September and November. It also publishes supplements on an ad hoc basis.
Lengthy papers may be published as supplements, for example, dissertations and symposium papers. Supplements are peer reviewed and are generally supervised by a guest editor. The editorial office will supply further information upon request.
Impact factor and ranking
For the latest available year, 2008, the impact factor of the Journal is 2.802. The five-year impact factor is 2.807. In the category of PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, the Journal is ranked 23 out of 100 journals.
The circulation of the Journal is worldwide. At the end of 2007, it was distributed to approximately 42 countries on 5 continents. Most of the subscriptions came from the United States, Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Australia, South Korea, Canada, Japan, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, and France.
The Journal is open to all authors without regard to nationality. In 2008, the number of manuscripts submitted for publication in a regular issue was 187. In volume 34, the first author of the 60 published articles was from the Finland (15), Netherlands (10), Sweden (10), Denmark (7), Norway (4), Japan (3), United States (2), Germany (2), Great Britain (2), Italy (2), Spain (1), France (1), and Switzerland (1).
In a peer-review process, one to four referees independently evaluate the scientific quality of the submitted manuscripts. The Journal uses a double-blind peer-review system.
The Journal is indexed or abstracted in Thomson ISI (including Current Contents, the Science Citation Index, the Science Citation Index Expanded, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS, and BIOSIS Previews), Excerpta Medica, OSH UPDATE (including CISDOC(E), HSELINE, & NIOSHTIC-2 see www.oshupdate.com where there are c6 000 articles indexed), PubMed, TZXLIRE, CAB Abstracts, Ebsco Host databases, ProQuest, CAS, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA/CIG), PASCAL database, National Archive Publishing Co, All-Russian Institute of Scientific and Technical Information (Viniti), Elsevier (Biographic Databases), SIIC Data Bases, Medworm, WorldCAT, Chemical Safety Newsbase, Global Health, PSYCINFO, CANCERLIT, Social Science, Pollution Abstracts, Uncover and ToxFile.
News from Ireland
Stark differences in working time across Europe: Eurofound publishes its annual report on working time developments across the European Union
In 2008, the average collectively agreed weekly working time in the European Union remained unchanged at 38.6 hours, according to the annual update on working time developments from Eurofound, the Dublin-based EU Agency. The report, which looks at working time agreements set by collective bargaining, also found that the average paid annual leave entitlement for workers in Europe was 25.2 days across the EU in 2008; however, some countries had up to three weeks' more holidays than others.
There are substantial differences in working time between the former EU15 Member States and the majority of the new EU Member States (NMS12), according to the report, Working time developments - 2008. The average working week in the EU15 was 37.9 hours in 2008 (the same as in 2007). It was longer in the NMS12 - 39.5 hours (down very slightly from 39.6 in 2007), a difference of 1.6 hours or 4.2%.
For most European workers, collective agreements are the main way in which working time is set. Through its analysis of working time developments over the past decade in the EU15, Eurofound has discovered that in these countries the working week has grown somewhat shorter: average agreed weekly working hours have fallen from 38.6 hours to 37.9 hours - a fall of 1.8%. While the working week has also reduced in the 10 Member States that joined in 2004 (the NMS10), the reduction has been less: since 2003, average agreed weekly working hours declined by only 0.2 hours or 0.5%, down from 39.6 hours to 39.4. These collectively agreed reductions in working hours did not entail a loss of pay; however, towards the end of 2008, cuts in working hours with consequent cuts in pay became increasingly topical as the economic crisis deepened. Enforced reductions in working time - and usually pay - in the form of short-time work and temporary layoffs have been on the increase in many EU countries as companies seek to cope with falling demand.
Across the European Union, the longest working weeks, worked by full-time employees in their main jobs, are found in Romania (41.8 hours), the Czech Republic (41.7 hours) and Latvia (41.7 hours). The shortest are in France (38.4 hours), Belgium (38.6 hours) and Ireland (38.9 hours). Only three of the EU15 countries have working weeks longer than the average for the entire EU27; by contrast, workers in 10 of the 12 new Member States work longer weeks than the EU27 average.
The report also compares the average collectively agreed entitlements for paid annual leave in the EU. It finds that the average number of fully paid holidays in Europe is 25.2 days per year. The average in the EU15 and Norway stands at 26.5 days, with a substantial difference between the average in Sweden (33 days) and in Greece (23 days). Among the new EU Member States, the average is 21.4 days per year, with notable, though smaller, differences between the Czech Republic (25 days) and Estonia (20 days).
Download the full report: www.eurofound.europa.eu/eiro/studies/tn0903039s/tn0903039s.htm
For further information, contact: Måns Mårtensson, Press Officer | Tel: +353-1-204 3124 | Mobile: +353-876-593 507 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
News from Italy
EVENT - 28 September - 2 October 2010 - IOHA 2010
To be held in Rome Italy... The Call For Papers can now be found at www.ioha2010.org
The deadline for submission of abstracts, both for presentations and posters, is 1st December 2009.
The deadline for Early Bird Registration is 28 May 2010.
Contact: International Occupational Hygiene Association, 5/6 Melbourne Business Court, Millennium Way, Derby DE24 8LZ, UK | Tel: +44 (0) 1332 298101 | Fax: +44 (0) 1332 298099 | Email: email@example.com | www.ioha.net
News from the ILO
Facing the global jobs crisis: Migrant workers, a population at risk
The global economic crisis is posing new challenges for the world's 100 million migrant workers. They may face reduced employment and migration opportunities, worsening living and working conditions and increasing xenophobia. Although no massive return of migrant workers has been observed so far, the crisis is having repercussions on their earnings and the remittances they send home. Ibrahim Awad, Director of the International Migration Programme at the International Labour Office, published a new study entitled The global economic crisis and migrant workers: Impact and response. Interview with ILO Online.
Make my day ... please send your news items to your Editor!
News from the USA
Qualitative Risk Characterization and Management of Occupational Hazards: Control Banding (CB): NIOSH Publication No. 2009-152
The majority of chemical substances in commerce have no established occupational exposure limits (OELs). In the absence of established OELs, employers and workers often lack the necessary guidance on the extent to which occupational exposures should be controlled.
A strategy to control occupational exposures that may have value when there are no relevant OELs is known as control banding (CB). CB is a qualitative strategy for assessing and managing hazards associated with chemical exposures in the workplace.
The question about the utility of the CB strategy for workplaces in the United States has been raised, warranting a critical review of its concepts and applications. This report is the result of a review of the published literature and related proceedings on CB.
Global Happenings: Let's Collaborate!
US NIOSH and its global partners posted the latest issue of Collaborating Centre Connection, an electronic newsletter. The newsletter highlights the important work of occupational safety and health in different countries in concert with the World Health Organization (WHO).
Coal Mine Dust Exposure Is Predictor of Emphysema, Study Finds
A new study by NIOSH researchers and a colleague at the University of Calgary finds occupational exposure to coal mine dust is a significant predictor of risk for emphysema in coal miners after other risk factors, such as cigarette smoking, are accounted for. An abstract for the study is available online at http://ajrccm.atsjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/180/3/257.
Less Dust - Better Health!
NIOSH offers Web Resources for Controlling Dust from Power Tools
Recently NIOSH posted new Web topic pages with practical recommendations for controlling potential silica dust exposures from operations involving the following four commonly used construction power tools:
- Jackhammers: www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/silica/jackhammer.html
- Cut-off-saws: www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/silica/cutOffSaws.html
- Tuckpointing: www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/silica/tuckpointing.html
- Concrete grinders: www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/silica/grinders.html
OSH NEWS BRIEF - Finland
EVENT NIVA Course: The evidence-based approach for OSH professionals
In March 2010 NIVA will organise the second EBM course for OHS professionals again in Kuopio, Finland. The course was well received by the participants of the first course in 2006. We chose to have the course in Kuopio in March because this is the best time to enjoy winter in Finland. Kuopio has many possibilities for skating and skiing, both down hill and cross-country. More information about the course will be made available at the NIVA website www.niva.org
For more information about Kuopio see Kuopio Tourist Services' pages here www.kuopioinfo.fi/english
OSH NEWS BRIEF - ILO
ILO says significant steps undertaken for the development of a new international human rights instrument on HIV/AIDS.
The first draft text of an international labour standard in the form of a Recommendation on HIV/AIDS and the world of work has been released by the ILO.
Based on the discussions held at the International Labour Conference in Geneva in June 2009, the draft text of the human rights instrument has been sent to member States for tripartite consultations.
Use the CIS LOGO
Remember >>>> Please Use the CIS Logo on your web site and publications!
Remember that your News in the CIS Newsletter goes to over 154 countries and gets re-used in other magazines and websites. Also there are many people who are not CIS Members who receive the CIS Newsletters. And through its presence on the web many people are getting to know more about the CIS Network. So with many thousands of web hits per month... send your news to me and get even more publicity for your Information services!
I keep asking the question...Will you be Surviving in 2010?... perhaps you will if you make efforts in promotion, publicity and telling the World that CIS and its network exists!
We look at websites in different parts of the world that are offering quality information. This month we look at a variety of websites from Luxembourg to The Netherlands.
Also look in www.oshworld.com/links.html for hundreds of links to authoritative and validated web sites... constantly updated.
If we do not have your web site please send it to me firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Journal of the European Communities OJ LUXEMBOURG
The Official Journal for the European Communities is published daily in the languages of the Member States gives the full text of European legislation, Directives, Recommendations, Decisions - which are free of charge for two months in the Official Journal of the European Union. Publications, case law and links to other Commission sites.
S2S is a European Network that aims to help industrial companies, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to improve their level of process safety. Activities include connecting people working on safety topics; Analysing the future RTD strategy; Collecting, evaluating and offering available information; Developing interactive risk assessment tools and training materials and promoting awareness on EU legislation and standardisation. S2S is supported by HarsNet, PRISM and Safetynet. In this portal you can find safety information under the following topics: safety management, human factors, explosions, industrial fires, chemical reactions, measurement methods, and materials safety datasheets.
Senior Labour Inspectors Committee SLIC European inspection
and communication campaign on Manual Handling of Loads LUXEMBOURG
The European Senior Labour Inspectors Committee (SLIC) campaign Manual Handling of Loads in Europe 2007 in transport and care. This inspection and communications campaign was initiated by the SLIC ties in line with the EU strategy. The project was developed in 2005-2006 and implemented in 2007. The project and accompanying products will help to achieve a more uniform implementation of the 1990 EU Directive (90/269/EEC), which sets down the safety and health provisions.
Malta Occupational Health and Safety Authority Board and the Occupational Health and
Safety Authority Executive MALTA
Malta's Occupational Health and Safety Authority Board and the Occupational Health and Safety Authority Executive website gives details of the legislation, publications, courses, frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Occupational Safety and Health Authority MALTA
Malta's Occupational Safety and Health Authority has both a Board and an Executive. Website gives details of activities, publications and links
La Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social MEXICO
La Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social site contains information on legislation, statistics, activities, publications and events.
Dutch Labour Inspectorate NETHERLANDS
Dutch Labour Inspectorate covers the work, latest information and other links.
Elsevier - International Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers
Elsevier site contains list of publications, journals and services.
European Association for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion
European Association for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion contains information from safety organisations known as Eurosafetynet in Austria, Germany, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Covers reports, journals, statistics, product safety, good practice, education, consultancy and more.
TNO Netherlands NETHERLANDS
TNO is a Dutch based organisation offering training in occupational safety and health, also carries out research and technical projects in a wide range of subject areas.
TNO Building and Construction Research NETHERLANDS
TNO Building and Construction Research pursues its ambition to support process innovation in the building and construction industry. These innovations lead to improvements in the quality of solutions and increased process efficiency. The organisation focuses on the following research themes in the building industry and also studies the impact of social developments on these themes such as health and wellbeing; sustainable development; safety and risks.
TNO Work and Employment NETHERLANDS
TNO Work and Employment covers research and consultancy, publications and other information.
Wageningen University, Wageningen NETHERLANDS
Training in occupational safety, health and environment from the internationally recognized Department of Environmental Sciences at Wageningen University.
These events may inspire you and your organisation to offer similar type 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 that is constantly being updated.
8-10 October 2009 - 3rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Hygiene, Environmental
Medizine and Preventive Medizine
Haus der Wirtschaft, Willi-Bleicher-Strasse 19, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
Contact: Conventus Congress management & Marketing, Stuttgart, Germany | Tel: +49 3641 35 33 12 | Email: email@example.com | www.ghup2009.de
12-16 October 2009 - Indoor Air Quality: Links with Health, Environmental Perception
and Productivity (4912)
Hotel Park Inn, Uppsala, Sweden
Contact: Annika Bärlund, NIVA Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, Finland | Tel: +358 30 474 2333 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.niva.org | www.niva.org/courses/4912_indoor_air_quality.htm
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13-14 October 2009 - The Amsterdam Process Safety Seminar Series - Making Changes
Safely and Effectively: Management of Change
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Contact: For further details www.ael.fi/ehs?lang=en and brochure www.ael.fi/ehs/files/Amsterdam_process_safety%282%29.pdf
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15 October 2009 - Research on the effectiveness of prevention measures at the
Institute Work and Health (BGAG) Dresden, Germany
Contact: BGAG, Dresden, Germany | Tel: +49 (0) 351 4570 | Email: email@example.com | http://mig.osha.syslab.com/en/events/research_effectiveness_of_prevention_measures_workplace_01.03032009
16 October 2009 - 1st International Congress on Occupational Risk on Health Care
Palacio de Congresos de Madrid Paseo de la Castellana, 99 28046 Madrid, Spain
Contact: Tel: +39 0721 955866 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | http://mig.osha.syslab.com/en/events/first_international_congress_occupational_risk_health_care_sector_01.16022009
18-21 October 2009 - Ventilation 2009, the 9th International Conference on Industrial
Ventilation: Clean Industrial Air Technology Systems for Improved Products and Healthy
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
19-23 October 2009 - Green Jobs: linking environment, climate change and the world of
Contact: Ms. Maude Veyret-Picot or Mr. Pedro Pujol | Tel: +39-011 693 6909 | Fax: +39-011 693 6451 | Email: email@example.com
19-23 October 2009 - 7th International Workshop "Work, global crisis and health" (7°
Seminario Internacional "Trabajo, Crisis Global y Salud")
Organized by the National University of Colombia (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)
Themes: Debate on the consequences of the financial crisis on health in the world of work.
Contact: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Doctorado Interfacultades en Salud Pública, Calle 44 No. 45 - 67, Unidad Camilo Torres. Módulo 2, oficina 501, Bogotá D.C., Colombia | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.ila.org.pe
26-28 October 2009 - Health People in a Healthy Environment: 2009 National Environment
Public Health Conference
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Contact: www.team-psa.com/2009nephc for conference details
27-30 October 2009 - APOSHO 25 Conference & Exhibition
SMS Convention Center, Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Philippines
Organized by the Asia-Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Organization (APOSHO)
Theme: Regional Strengths, Strategies and Challenges of the New Safety Dimension
Contact: Asia-Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Organization (APOSHO) | Email: email@example.com | www.aposho.org
November 2009 - Nordic Tour on Ageing: Does Age Matter more than Work Ability (4914)
Nordic country see programme
Contact: Siv Jansson, NIVA, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI-00250 Helsinki, Finland | Tel: +358 30 474 2488 | Fax +358 30 474 2497 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.niva.org/courses/4914_tour_on_ageing.htm
5th November 2009 - 3rd Annual Joint HSW & IIRSM Health and Safety at Work Conference
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Birmingham, UK
Contact: LexisNexis Butterworths | Tel: +44 (0)20 7347 3573 | Email: email@example.com quoting C542/PMEM
5-8 November 2009 - The 8th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health
San Juan, Puerto Rica
Note: Organized by the American Psychological Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology
Themes: Job stress, risk factors, and interventions in developing countries; emergent concerns in developed regions; prevention and educational initiatives by governmental agencies and NGOs around the world; national policies and guidelines affecting work, stress, and health; etc.
Contact: 2009 American Psychological Association, Public Interest Directorate, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002-4242, United States | Tel: +1 202 336 6050 | Fax: +1 202 336 6040 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.apa.org/pi/work/wsh.html
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19-20 November 2009 - Tank Storage Asia Expo and Conference
Suntec Exhibition Centre, Singapore
Contact: Tank Storage magazine | www.tankstorageevents.com/tsasia
23-25 November 2009 - XXIXth International Symposium of the ISSA Construction Section
on Occupational Safety and Health in the Construction Industry
Organized by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and the National Committee of Action for Security and Health in Construction (Comité National d'Action pour la Sécurité et l'Hygiène dans la Construction (CNAC))
Theme: Ageing and globalization in construction
Contact: ISSA | Email: email@example.com | http://construction.prevention.issa.int
23-29 November 2009 - UK Road Safety Week 2009: Drink- and drug-drivers
Contact: www.roadsafetyweek.org contains lots of information about the theme for Road Safety Week 2009 and how you can get involved.
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