Obtaining critical fire information - instantly available in FIREINF!
Sheila Pantry OBE
Emphasis in FIREINF is on all aspects of fire, emergency and preparedness, incident response, management principles, fire risk assessment, practices and research. FIREINF leads the searcher to quality guidance and advice from around the world.
Used by organisations all over the world, including those teaching fire sciences in universities, fire brigades, rescue services, forensic and fire experts, FIREINF is arguably the world's premier collection of related validated, authoritative information on the subject aims to help all those seeking such information. FIREINF will guide you to the latest and important fire and fire related sources of information.
For those individuals and organisations that do not subscribe to a range of journals/magazines this is one way of ensuring that the latest news, developments and trends are available.
In this fast moving world it is essential to have quick access to validated, authoritative and constantly updated information collections. Much time is spent these days searching the Internet for validated and authoritative information often resulting in out-of date sources. Collections brought together and maintained by information specialists are one sure way of getting good quality data.
As new research and new ways of working, with the attendant alterations in products, services and technology developments means that no-one, especially those responsible for fire, emergencies and preparedness in workplaces of all kinds, should be without the latest information. Nor should people be without access to information that has been published in the past!
Searchers should also be aware that the myth abounding in the world that everything is published on the Internet and is free is just not true! Nor is the latest theory that if you have a credit card and access to search engines then you do NOT need a library!
One way to quickly gain access to legislation, guidance and advice that is up-to-date and relevant is to take a 15-day Free Trial of FIREINF - the service that is focused, affordable, easy to use and continuously updated as new data is published.
Published by Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd. since 1997 (previous titles Fire Worldwide and also Fire, Emergency and Preparedness Worldwide, Fireinf is accessible via the Internet Service: www.fireinf.com.
Contact Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd. for 15 day FREE trials for all services that are cost effective. Why pay more for information? Go to: www.sheilapantry.com/interest.html.
Your OSHWorld Portal
OSHWORLD continues to bring you news, publications, web sites that you will find useful in your daily work. There are many authoritative and validated sources of information listed in OSHWORLD. In the Subject index you can easily find up-to-date advice and guidance on a range of topics for example from asbestos, construction work, agriculture, manufacturing through to training. And if you are looking for country specific information, then click onto the Country of your choice.
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, conferences and webinars in many places in the world on a wide range of subjects.
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.
On Your OSHWORLD portal will lead you to find new items of interest. Globally there are continually new titles, news items and new products - so remember to look at the News to find the latest information from a number of countries. Use OSHWORLD as your main 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 is entitled Mainstreaming OSH into business management.
Remember to look at the Products and Services on this web site and see what is new and updated. You might also wish to look at www.shebuyersguide.com to the various services and suppliers listed.
Likewise OSH UPDATE www.oshupdate.com brings together 19 quality databases and over 810,000 records containing both full text and bibliographic information.
Both OSH UPDATE and FIREINF www.fireinf.com are continuously enlarged as new information is published. These services are used by organisations, universities and companies worldwide.
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