Have a Safe, Healthy and Happy Festive Season
Sheila Pantry OBE
Greetings to all our many readers worldwide…
As ever challenges continue to present themselves in the workplace and at this time of the year many people are pre-occupied worldwide in getting ready to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. Accidents, injuries and ill health can strike at anytime, and is no respecter of festivities. So the watchword is to be careful not only at work, but also when travelling.
Update your 2014 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 2015 to have training courses, symposiums, webinars and conferences in many places in the world on a wide range of subjects.
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.
This month’s OSHWORLD FOCUS is entitled Why do we find it so hard to learn lessons from incidents and accidents?
OSHWORLD – your portal to some of the best OSH web sites in the world
Where ever you are in the world have a look at your health, safety, chemical, fire and environment procedures in your workplace and update them. Your review may also indicate training requirements and re-thinking how systems and services can be improved. This is where the free-of-charge OSHWORLD can help you.
In addition to the above 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 range of worldwide sources.
Use OSHWORLD as your portal to many hundreds of validated and authoritative web sites that you can find in the Country and Subject links we offer. New subject topics are constantly brought together on web sites, e.g. nanotechnology 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.
Visit 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 – www.sheilapantry.com and why not make a free entry about your company’s products in www.shebuyersguide.com.
Don’t forget to learn from history – visit www.historyofosh.org.uk
Don’t work harder – work smarter! Be ahead of the game.
Well did you have a zero accident, incident-free and healthy year in 2014 in your workplace? Some would argue that this is not possible! But keep on trying again in 2015!
And do continue to make plans for your campaigns for 2015 and beyond!