Don't work harder - work smarter!
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, fire and environment procedures on a regular basis. Security should be part of this continuous risk assessment of the workplace. The results should give some valuable guidelines when carrying out the Business Continuity Plans to ensure that the business and the most important part - the people working in it, are kept safe and secure, not only in their health but in their jobs. Those attending the EurOhse2005 Conference and the Masterclass www.eurOhse2005.com heard much about these topics and others this past week. As one of the speakers said - "there is much yet to be done"! One of the topics covered was on managing attendance and return to work, that included violence in the workplace. December 2005 OSHWORLD FOCUS reviews a new book on Workplace Violence, issues, trends, strategies which explores some of the key issues around violence in the workplace. Have you checked recently to see if absenteeism in your workplace is connected to workplace violence?
Another area to watch is to ensure that you are up-to-date in your wider health and safety information. Remember ignorance of the law and its requirements is NO excuse. So 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?
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Your OSHWorld Portal
We hope that you find the information in OSHWORLD 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 newly launched OSH UPDATE which has attracted users not only from the UK but around the world. It is a unique combination of authoritative databases that offer links to full text documents in occupational safety and health. Why not ask for a free 30 day trial?
Training and conferences... for your 2005/2006 Diary
Look at the latest additions to the Diary of Events and you will see plans have been made already worldwide up to the end of 2006 to have 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, we add in the web sites of these events so you can request further information. And do let me know if you are organising any OSHE events so that I can add them to the Diary.
Most information services have a reference shelf where you can quickly check the reference sources - so OSHWORLD brings you a collection of Reference sources and also how to Search the Internet.
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 -your portal to validated and authoritative information. Remember also to look at our other really useful sites - www.sheilapantry.com and why not make a free entry in www.shebuyersguide.com.
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Don't work harder - work smarter!
Well did you have a zero accident and incident-free year in 2005 in your workplace?