Achieving your best ever Safe and Healthy year in 2010
Sheila Pantry OBE
May we wish you A Very Happy, Safe, Healthy and Successful 2010 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.
Update your 2010 Diary
As you start your New Year's diary think about the training, which perhaps has not been carried out for you and others. Look at the latest additions to the Diary of Events and you will see plans have been made already worldwide up to 2011 to have training courses, symposiums and conferences in many places in the world on a wide range of subjects. For example see 13-15 June 2010 - Nanotech 2010 that will be held in the USA - see details in the Diary of Events.
One way of keeping up to date is to go to exhibitions and the world's major OSHE events. 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, I 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.
Your OSHWorld Portal
On Your OSHWORLD portal will lead you to find new items of interest. 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 countries. 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.
This month's FOCUS article New Strategy for Health and Safety in Great Britain in the 21st Century - Speech given at the Hawkesmere Croner 5th Annual Health and Safety Agenda Conference by Judith Hackitt CBE, HSE Chair on 10 December 2009.
Remember to look at the Products and Services on this web site and see what is new and updated.
Likewise OSH UPDATE www.oshupdate.com brings together 19 quality databases and over 803,000 records containing both full text and bibliographic information. This collection will give you the very latest information from around the world.
Both OSH UPDATE and FIREINF are continuously enlarged as new information is published. These services are used by organisations, universities and companies worldwide.
Don't work harder - work smarter! Be ahead of the game.
Are you having a zero accident, incident-free and healthy year in 2009 in your workplace? Some would argue that this is not possible! But keep on trying!
And do continue to make plans for your campaigns for 2010 and beyond!