New Year, new OSHWORLD helping to keep you safe and healthy
Sheila Pantry, OBE
Welcome to OSHWORLD, I hope it will help you in your daily work when you need quality information. OSHWORLD continues some of the information previously found in Health and Safety World which I edited for five and a half years. As we start the New Year, people are making every effort to get the health and safety message across to workers, supervisors and managers and hopefully OSHWORLD will contribute to making information easily available.
There will be a number of regular pages, the Diary of Events lists training courses, symposiums and conferences in many places in the world on a wide range of subjects. Remember that even if you cannot attend these many events, speakers and organisers are often willing to share their knowledge. Look at the details - where possible, I add in the web sites of these events so you can request further information. And do let me know if you are organising any occupational safety, health, and environment events so that I can add them to the Diary.
Globally there are continually new titles, news items, new products so remember to look at the News and also use OSHWORLD as your portal to many hundreds of validated and authoritative web sites which you can find in the Country and Subject links we offer. Many web sites now contain vast amounts of information on specific topics, and it is not always apparent that some "nuggets of gold" are available. OSHWORLD goes "data mining" looking for such topics and you will see many entries in the subject links which will take you to these topics. All links are constantly checked to ensure that no "orphan" links exist. And you work smarter not harder if you bookmark OSHWORLD.... we do the checking for you!
Most information services have a reference shelf where you can quickly check the reference sources - so OSHWORLD brings you a collection of Reference sources. Remember to look at the Products and Services on this web site and see what is new and updated, such as the Environment Plus product which will greatly assist anyone seeking ISO 14001 compliance. It has thousands of pages of full text guidance, advice and legislation, plus a very extensive bibliographic database to worldwide information including legislation. Already many organisations around the world are finding this source of validated and authoritative information extremely valuable and easy to use in their daily work, either via CD-ROM on your personal computer or on your organisation's network or via the Internet. Click onto the various Bookshops to order any new document.
Please send any suggestions or comments about OSHWORLD - your portal to validated and authoritative information.
Remind everyone to make 2002 a zero accident and incident-free year. Happy healthy and safe New Year to you all.