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Don't make any New Year's resolutions until you have checked your 2010 list to see what you did not do!

Sheila Pantry OBE
January 2011

May we wish you A Very Happy, Safe, Healthy and Successful 2011 wherever you are in the World!

Perhaps this is a good time of the year to re-assess your 2010 occupational safety and health resolutions and find the ones that you did not complete! At this time of year we are all full of what we will do to improve life but sometimes other challenges appear and we get diverted.

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. 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.

So this is where OSHWORLD and the electronic services OSH UPDATE www.oshupdate.com and FIREINF www.fireinf.com will help you and your organisation to keep up-to-date. These services continue to bring you the latest information on health, safety, environment, fire and other subjects 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 late 2011 to have training courses, symposiums, webinars and conferences in many places in the world on a wide range of subjects. Don't forget to budget for these events - make sure that you and your colleagues are up-to-date with the very latest knowledge - remember that all workplaces and those working in them change, so continue to do your risk assessments.

In these days of tighter budgets perhaps training may be put on the "back-burner" - but think again how you can keep up with the latest techniques and training opportunities.

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.


Your OSHWORLD - your portal to some of the best OSH web sites in the world

It is always good to review health, safety, chemical, fire and environment procedures on a regular basis. It is also 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 the free-of charge OSHWORLD can help you.

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 authoritative sources such as the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, the UK Health and Safety Executive and US NIOSH. 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. nanotechnology.

This month's FOCUS article is on The future of health and safety from the UK Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) perspective by Judith Hackitt, CEO HSE.

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 815,000 records containing both full text and bibliographic information.

Both OSH UPDATE and FIREINF are continuously enlarged as new information is published. These services are used by organisations, universities and companies worldwide.

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

Are you hoping to have a zero accident, incident-free and healthy year in 2011 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!