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How much did you learn about health and safety in 2018? Knowing what you do not know!

December 2018
Sheila Pantry OBE

Is that a tough question? You probably do not know as much as you think you do. When put to the test, most people find they cannot explain the workings of everyday things they think they understand! Take this into our world of work – do you know the hazards and dangers in your workplace? Equally important do you know where to go to look for validated and authoritative information that will help to keep you and your co-workers safe and sound?

Over the last twenty-five years or so with the advent and development of technology, especially The Internet and the ease with which to create many information resources there is so much information that can be of value to everyone who needs to stay ahead in their own specialism. But do you know how to find such reliable information?

Making the best use of resources takes time. Just as no one book will give all the answers to a question, you may not find all the information which you need from looking at just one web site.

A quick way will be to look at gateways such as OSH UPDATE + FIRE electronic collection of information www.oshupdate.com that holds many documents, guidance, advice and reports on ways to meet the challenges of our time – creating decent work for all, ensuring universal social protection, tackling climate change and all the other things that need to be done to ensure that people can live in dignity on a sustainable planet and have a safe and decent job. Posters are always a good way to remind employees, managers and management of the many dangers lurking in our workplaces.

Remember you can always keep up-to-date with the latest developments in Safety, Health and Fire information at Work in many countries with their organisations, institutions and inspectorates worldwide by using OSH UPDATE + FIRE www.oshupdate.com ask for a free 15-day trial fill in the Interest form www.sheilapantry.com/interest.html

Also look at OSH WORLD www.oshworld.com/searching.html that has information links to the authoritative and validated organisations worldwide and see their websites to help you quickly get to the information you need and gives you a variety of other sources that you can make use of in order to answer your queries. It also gives you some tips when searching, to save you time and costs.