Ensure that you have the most authoritative and validated information to help solve your workplace safety and health challenges!
Sheila Pantry OBE
It is always good to keep researching and finding out if there are services and other ways of keeping up-to-date in this fast changing world of ours. Time is precious and many people are really stretched in their jobs and find it difficult to keep ahead in current knowledge that they should have for their jobs.
But help is at hand for those working in health, safety and fire and fire related industries.
Comprehensive and cost effective - OSH UPDATE - arguably one of the world's best collections of full text and bibliographic health and safety information is continuously updated as new data is published.
- OSH UPDATE has 19 databases containing validated and authoritative worldwide information on all aspects of health and safety at work.
- Contain over 814,000 records containing thousands of links to full text documents containing guidance, advice, research results, standards etc on all aspects of worked related health and safety.
- It has user-friendly powerful software that takes you direct to the documents and information that you are seeking.
- Is the lowest priced collection in the world of occupational safety and health (OSH) information.
- Will help you keep up-to-date easy and cheaply.
- Used by organisations worldwide from government departments, research laboratories, private companies, institutions, associations to individual consultants.
Don't make health and safety decisions without consulting the world's authoritative and validated guidance and advice that is found within OSH UPDATE. www.oshupdate.com
Likewise FIREINF www.fireinf.com is the world's premier collection of validated, authoritative fire and fire related information. It contains 17 databases and over 538,000 records and covers two major collections.
FIREINF Full Text Collection databases containing thousands of pages of full text information and The Bibliographic Collection has databases contain records to journal articles, guidance and advice, circulars, reports, conference proceedings, research reports, statistics and codes of practice from worldwide sources, all of which may be easily accessed. One database from the British Standards Institution BSI - contains references to over 4300 fire and fire related standards and another BSI database contains references to security related standards.
This long established collection started in 1997 as Fire Worldwide and over the years has been rapidly expanding. From 2007 the collection continued to expand with the new software and host platform as FIREINF and aims to help all those seeking information on all aspects of fire, emergency and preparedness management principles, fire risk assessment, good practices and research.
FIREINF is arguably the world's biggest collect of fire and fire-related information.
Both OSH UPDATE and FIREINF are continuously enlarged as new information is published by some of the major organisations such as UK Health and Safety Executive, US NIOSH, The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.
Both these services are used by organisations, universities and companies worldwide.
Your OSHWorld Portal
OSHWORLD continues to bring you news, publications, web sites and events that you will find useful in your daily work. Look at the latest additions to the Diary of Events and you will see plans have been made already worldwide up to 2012 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.
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.
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.
This month's FOCUS article is entitled Common Senses Common Safety in which the Lord Young reviews the UK operation of health and safety laws and the growth of the compensation culture and delivers some new thinking.
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.
Don't work harder - work smarter! Be ahead of the game.
Are you having a zero accident, incident-free and healthy year in 2010 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 2011 and beyond!