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World Book Day – 2 March 2017 – read more OSH and Fire books and learn to work safely and healthily

March 2017
Sheila Pantry OBE

World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

This is the 20th year there’s been a World Book Day!

It is a useful time to evaluate the knowledge of managers, supervisors, workers and safety representatives and update their knowledge and skills with the latest good practices and knowledge of the latest research.

There are thousands of new books on all aspects of health and safety in the workplace published around the world each year.

Do whatever you can to ensure that all workers have a more safer and healthier workplace in 2017. Help is available by using the OSH UPDATE and Fire collection of 26 databases that gather together the information on all aspects working safely and healthily. This collection – now well into its second decade has over 1,137,489 records with over 102, 801 full text document.

Take a free of charge 15 day free of charge trial to keep up to date visit www.sheilapantry.com/interest

Update your 2017 diary with training for workers at all levels

Whether you are a manager, safety representative, supervisors check out the training needed in your workplace. Look at the latest additions to the Diary of Events and you will see plans have been made already worldwide for 2017 and beyond to have training courses, symposiums, webinars and conferences in many places in the world on a wide range of subjects.

Do not put off training for yourself and your staff. 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 OSHWORLD Diary.

FOCUS

This month’s OSHWORLD FOCUS is entitled World Hearing Day – 3 March 2017.

OSHWORLD – your portal to some great OSH web sites in the world

Wherever 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.

Resources

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 – An invaluable resource for students, lecturers, trainers, health and safety professionals and others with a general interest in industrial history, the site sets out developments from the 1802 Factory Act all the way through to the most recent regulatory changes made by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Don’t work harder – work smarter! Be ahead of the game.

Well did you have a zero accident, incident-free and healthy year in 2016 in your workplace? Some would argue that this is not possible! But keep on trying again in 2017!

And do continue to make plans for your campaigns for 2017 and beyond!