Keeping up-to-date and reviewing your information resources
Sheila Pantry OBE
May we wish you the Season's Greeting wherever you are in the World!
All organisations will need to review their health, safety, chemical and environment procedures on a regular basis. Security should be part of this continuous risk assessment of the workplace. The December 2004 FOCUS gives some valuable guidelines when carrying out the Business Continuity Plans.
Do you want to keep up-to-date in worldwide occupational health, safety, hygiene, road safety, water safety, environment trends and the latest information? Do budget constraints not allow you to buy all the 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 a new, very affordable Internet based service OSH UPDATE, from Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd is the answer for you.
Powered by Head Software International's Headfast/Discovery Internet publishing software*, OSH UPDATE will be launched in the Autumn 2004 and updated monthly. It contains a number of bibliographic databases from worldwide authoritative sources such as the UK Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), the UK Health and Safety Executive, US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Canada Ryerson University, the International Labour Office CIS Health and Safety Centre, European Union legislation and other legislation sources and OSH standards specifications including those from the British Standards Institution.
OSH UPDATE records will have links to the full text where possible.
OSH UPDATE will expand - we are continuing to make agreements with other well-known information producers around the world and these databases will also be included. As well as the latest information many reference sources go back 80 or more years and so a valuable tool for researchers.
This new aggregation of databases will contain thousands of relevant references with abstracts or keywords and will keep you and your colleagues alerted to hot topics such as the health risks of nanotechnology, corporate killing and corporate social responsibility, bioterrorism, management of road risks, preparedness and business continuity.
The title price for a single user via the Internet will be GBP250.00 / US$ 450.00 per year - less than 68 pence / 1.2 dollars per day.
The price reflects our aim to bring health and safety guidance, advice, research, journal articles, papers, standards to the attention of health and safety practitioners and managers, researchers, trade union safety representatives, occupational physicians, information specialists in industry, colleges and universities, government staff, inspectors, university and college safety directors, university and college lecturers and those in training - at a cost that is affordable and a service that is time efficient.
If you are interested in taking up this service on trial please complete the OSH UPDATE Interest Form, or contact us to ask further questions.
* Headfast/Discovery is being used for important bibliographic and full text information services on the Internet by other publishers including CERAM Research, Ellis Publications, Inspec, Nielsen BookData, Oxmill Publishing and TWI.
2005 looks to be an very busy year already with many OSH events taking place around the Globe. Click onto the Diary of Events and you will see plans have been made already worldwide up to, and including 2006 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. Look for the items with NEW at the side of the details.
Why pay for information that you may never use? Instead try these Practical Solutions for your health, safety, fire and environment information needs
Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd offers the following products. Available on CD-ROM and via the Internet. All are updated quarterly. Full text and bibliographic collections.
A NEW bibliographic databases covering critical international occupational health and safety information with over 1.2 million citations from over 5000 journals and 100,000 monographs and technical reports.
Do you need up-to-date environment and integrated pollution prevention control (IPPC) information and legislation that meet your ISO 14001 information needs for accreditation requirements? Try Environment Plus!
As the point when Risk Assessment assumes a principle role in the activities of the fire and rescue services, and workplaces will need to do their own assessment there is no better time than now to look at Fire Worldwide - the premier collection of validated, authoritative information.
OSH-IRELAND has become the essential OSH source for organisations and practitioners seeking up-to-date information on all aspects of health and safety in Ireland. OSH-IRELAND is published with the co-operation of the Health and Safety Authority, Dublin, Ireland and other organisations.
Your OSHWorld Portal takes you to the latest sources of information...
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
We do hope that you have had a zero accident and incident-free year in 2004 in your workplace!