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Occupational Safety and Health: the challenges and opportunities in the 21st century

May 2004
Sheila Pantry OBE

US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Director Dr John Howard gave an exciting wide-ranging overview of occupational safety and health (OSH) in the 21st century and the challenges and opportunities that we all face irrespective of where we are located in the world.

Dr Howard made the following observations in the Warner Lecture which he gave at the British Occupational Health Society on 20 April 2004.

Globalisation of economies means that no one country can act in isolation. The 21st century workplace is very different from those of previously centuries:

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Click onto the Diary of Events and you will see plans have been made already worldwide up to 2005 to have training courses, symposiums and conferences in many places in the world on a wide range of subjects.

Don't forget that on 10 and 11 November 2004 there will be a major conference EUROHSE 2004 held in London. Already bookings have been made. So do not wait until it is too late to get into this important event. The 2003 conference was deemed to be a great success by those attending. On 9 November 2004 the Food Safety in Europe 2004 conference will be held.

Your OSHWorld Portal

OSHWORLD continues to gather information which I hope you find useful in your daily work. Globally there are continually new titles, news items, new products so remember to look at the News to find the latest information from a number of sources.

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. New subject topics are constantly brought together on web sites, e.g. drugs and alcohol abuse in the workplace.

Remember to look at the Products and Services on this web site and see what is new and updated, such as Fire Worldwide which has attracted users not only from the UK but around the world. The recent update carries hundreds of full text pages aiming to keep businesses and other organisations up-to-date in this fast changing world of fire and rescue safety. The UK has moved towards a risk-based fire regime and this is being reflected in the guidance, advice, and the information in the legislation that will help to achieve a more fire safety workplace and surroundings. Thousands of full text pages of information are instantly accessible in FIRE WORLDWIDE which is arguably the world's most comprehensive collection of databases that also contain over 250,000 references to worldwide information sources.

Fire Worldwide is affordable and easy to use.... you are not paying for information that you will never use. See for yourself and take a free 30 trial - either via the Internet on on CD-ROM. Contact: Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd, UK | Tel: +44 (0)1909 771024 | Fax: +44 (0)1909 772829 | E-mail:

Most information services have a reference shelf where you can quickly check the reference sources - so OSHWORLD brings you a collection of Reference sources.

Click onto the various Bookshops to order any new document as they are being published.

Please send any suggestions or comments about OSHWORLD - your portal to validated and authoritative information. Remember also to look at our other really useful sites - and

And for those working in the Construction Industry Sector we hope you are planning to raise standards of OSH on your site during the European 2004 Year of Construction Safety.

Have a zero accident and incident-free year in 2004 in your workplace!