Time to assess how well your health and safety activities did achieve success in 2006
Sheila Pantry OBE
May we wish you the Season's Greeting wherever you are in the World!
This is a good time of the year for all organisations 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 EurOhse2007 Masterclasses will hear about these topics. As one of the speakers says - "there is much yet to be done"!
One topic keeps continually being discussed is on managing attendance and return to work, that included 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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This month's OSHWORLD FOCUS is on the new ILO report which says that HIV/AIDS epidemic is costing more than 1 million new jobs per year... and that the workplace should become major entry point for prevention and access to treatment.
The Diary of Events show how many courses, conferences and seminars are being held around the world to enable people to keep up to date with the developments. Any new items carry the tag NEW!
It essential that training needs are constantly updated. It is essential that everyone is trained to do their job correctly. Keep up-to-date by clicking regularly on www.oshworld.com/diary.html.
The following products will certainly ensure that you are kept up-to-date with the latest information sources in a wide range of health, safety, hygiene, chemical, environment and waste information sources.
OSH-IRELAND now being included in OSH UPDATE from December 2006
OSH-IRELAND has become The essential OSH source for organisations and practitioners seeking up-to-date full text information on all aspects of health and safety in Ireland. OSH-IRELAND content is published with the co-operation of the Health and Safety Authority, Dublin, Ireland and other leading Irish health and safety organisations.
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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 worldwide 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. avian flu and the workplace.
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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.
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Don't work harder - work smarter! Be ahead of the game.
Well did you have a zero accident, incident-free and healthy year in 2006 in your workplace?