The Environment - is your workplace polluting it?
Sheila Pantry OBE
You will probably answer "no" to the question. But from everyone's point of view our environment must be well cared for. In particular we need to make sure that our industrial activities do not pollute the world around us. Quite often people do not realise that their work may affect the air we breathe, the water we drink and enjoy for recreational purposes and the trees, plants and countryside around us.
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2004 European Week
For further information about the European Agency's 2004 European Week of Health and Safety which takes place in October 2004, visit: https://www.healthy-workplaces.eu/en/european-week-safety-and-health-work. The web site also provides information on how to improve safety and health standards, including good practice examples and related links.
The European Week for Safety and Health at Work which will take place on 18-22 October 2004 is an information campaign designed to raise awareness and promote activities to make Europe a safe and healthy place to work. It is coordinated by the European Agency and will be run in the Member States, accession, EFTA and candidate countries. The Week is aimed at the workplace and all safety and health institutions and organisations, trade unions, companies, managers, employees and safety representatives are invited to take part and organise their own activities. These can include special audits and risk assessment activities in the workplace, organising training, distributing information material, launching a new workplace policy, suggestion schemes, encouraging participation of employees and their representatives or linking-up with other organisations, businesses or sub contractors to carry out activities in partnership. The slogan of EW2004 is 'Building in Safety'.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Via 33, E-48009 Bilbao, Spain | email: email@example.com | fax: +34 94 479 4383
FIEC: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.fiec.org
EFBWW: Email: email@example.com | www.efbww.org
For other events around the World click onto the Diary of Events and you will see plans have been made already worldwide up to, and including 2005 to have training courses, symposiums and conferences in many places in the world on a wide range of subjects. OSHWORLD is always pleased to receive news of your seminars, conferences and training courses.
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 www.fse2004.com 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.
OSH Reference Shelf
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. Many of these Bookshops have a constant stream of new titles available.
Please send any suggestions or comments about OSHWORLD www.oshworld.com - your portal to validated and authoritative information. Remember also to look at our other really useful sites - www.sheilapantry.com and www.shebuyersguide.com
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!