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Looking forward to a successful 2008

Sheila Pantry OBE
January 2008

May we wish you A Very Happy, Safe and Successful 2008 wherever you are in the World!

Many people returning to work after the festivities will, no doubt, be making plans to improve the standards of health and safety in their workplace. 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. It is important that the practices and systems in the workplace are constantly reviewed and if necessary, improved. This review may also indicate training requirements and updates and re-thinking how systems and services can be improved. This is where OSHWORLD can help you. 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 2008 and beyond 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.

The January 2008 OSHWORLD FOCUS looks at a couple of major reports that will help all those involved in securing higher health and safety standards in the workplace.

One topic that keeps continually being discussed is on managing attendance and return to work. Have you checked recently to see if absenteeism in your workplace is connected to workplace bullying and 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?

Then try these Practical, Affordable Solutions for your health, safety, fire and environment information needs from Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd:

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OSH UPDATE has users from around the world - if you would like to have a free 15 day trial of OSH UPDATE send your request to

Finding it hard to keep up-to-date with the avalanche of fire and related information? You can find quality guidance and advice produced by organisations and government bodies from around the world in reliable sources in collections of validated and authoritative information in FIREINF!

These collections are continuously enlarged as new information is published and contain information that is not normally found on web sites.

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Your OSHWorld Portal

In addition to the Diary of Events 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.

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 teaches you 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 - and why not make a free entry about your company's products in

Don't work harder - work smarter! Be ahead of the game.

Well did you have a zero accident, incident-free and healthy year in 2007 in your workplace? Some would argue that this is not possible!