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Drowning in information but thirsty for knowledge?

March 2021
Sheila Pantry OBE

Are you drowning in information but not sure that you have the most authoritative, validated and up-to-date occupational safety, health (OSH) and fire information that you need? It is useful to be able to search the World’s billions of pages of website information using the various sophisticated search engines. But when you have done this do you really know how up to date the information you have retrieved is? Cost your time – if you know your hourly rate – add this into the costs – you will be surprised just how much your “free search” has cost you. Also note that there are very few official bodies that have all the relevant information – i.e. legislation, guidance, advice, research results in one place.

So why not use a very long-established reliable source OSH UPDATE + FIRE edited by OSH and Fire information specialists that does collect legislation, guidance, advice, research results in one place and is continuously enlarged as new information from worldwide sources is published. Currently has 26 databases and has over 1,171,191 records including 129,770 full text documents.

OSH UPDATE + FIRE is used by inspectors, scientists, consultants, engineers, information specialists who are located worldwide and is also budget friendly. For a 15-DAY FREE – NO OBLIGATION TRIAL contact: Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd | Tel: +44 (0) 1909 771024 | Fax: +44 (0) 1909 772829 | Email: | or fill in the Interest Form


So, this is where this website OSHWORLD and the electronic services OSH UPDATE + FIRE will help you and your organisation to keep up to date. These services continue to bring you the latest information on Covid-19 and the workplace, health, safety, environment, fire and other subjects such as use of robotics in the workplace 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 2021 to have online webinars and training courses, symposiums, 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 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. Covid-19, precarious jobs, well-being, mental health and stress.


This month’s FOCUS article is on Important March 2021 dates to note and that may change your lives.


Likewise, OSH UPDATE brings together 26 validated and authoritative databases and CONTAINS over 1,171,191 records including 129,770 full text documents – bigger than most specialist information centres.

OSH UPDATE + FIRE electronic service

For a 15-DAY FREE NO OBLIGATION TRIAL contact: Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd | email: | or fill in the Interest form

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 2021 in your workplace? Some would argue that this is not possible! But keep on trying!

And with the use of the technologies available do continue to make plans for your campaigns for 2021 and beyond despite the Covid-19 pandemic!