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September 2002

News from the UK

ENVIRONMENT PLUS helps to meet your IPPC obligations

All businesses, wherever they are in the world need up-to-date environment, integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC) information and legislation, and so do academic institutions, so why not try Environment Plus ........... the definitive environment information collection on a disc for your personal computer, or networked in your organisation, or via the Internet. To see the range of information in Environment Plus go to

24-hours, 7 days a week Internet-based access to Environment Plus is available, as well as the CD-ROM version. Why waste time looking in so many different places for a particular piece of legislation or guidance, when you can quickly access the information by searching the increasingly popular Environment Plus which contains 8 databases?

The latest edition, contains over 18,000 thousand pages of text - all searchable by keywords or phrases, enabling anyone to quickly gain access to the relevant section in the act, statutory instrument or piece of advice and guidance plus the European Legislation.

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Environment Plus is produced by Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd as partner publisher with Ovid/SilverPlatter Information Ltd, and in co-operation with the UK Environment Agency and the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the European Commission.

Useful for Countries which do not have quality environmental guidance and also for training and education purposes

Education and training organisations, such as universities and further education colleges will find ENVIRONMENT PLUS invaluable in their work; likewise students will be able to see instantly the breadth of the information available without having to search for separate pieces of information from a variety of electronic and print sources. Likewise countries without quality guidance and advice from their own government will find instant guidance. There are many subscribers from countries around the world.

News from the UK

The following pieces of Legislation came into force in the UK

Notification of New Substances (Amendment) Regulations 2002
SI 2002 No.2176 ISBN 0 11 042696 Came into force 17th September 2002

Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002
SI 2002 No. 2174 ISBN 0 11 042693 2 Came into force 17th September 2002

Packaging, Labelling and Carriage of Radioactive Material by Rail Regulations 2002
SI 2002 No. 2099 ISBN 0 11 042651 7 49 pages Came into force 2nd September 2002.

see for the full text.
Also see Environment Plus above.

News from the UK

Difficult people: a guide to handling difficult behaviour
by Barry Winbolt

From time to time we all have to deal with difficult behaviour - our own and other people's. Mostly we manage well, but now and again we run into someone who just does not do things by the same rules.

It is timely published - the European Week on Stress takes place throughout Europe in October 2002, this book will give you new insights into those relationships that cause so much anguish, stress and lost time. It is a practical guide to help handle those nasty situations that obstruct us at work, interfere with our sleep and disrupt our lives.

It covers: who are these difficult people; the social context guiding principles, why are people difficult; stress, emotion, gender and confusion. Section 2 covers the seven key skills for success in handling difficult people.

There is a list of further reading for those who wish to follow-up ideas.

Difficult people: a guide to handling difficult behaviour, by Barry Winbolt
Institute for Social Relations 2002 ISBN 0954168607 224 pages

Order from:
ISR Publishing, PO Box 2063,Seaford, BN25 1WA, UK| Tel: +44 (0) 1323 491 115 | Fax: +44 (0)1323 898 018 | Email:

News from Japan

JISHA's Annual report and Activities

The latest Annual report from the Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association (JISHA) shows a range of activities undertaken.

For copies of the JISHA's Report contact:
JISHA, (ILO-CIS National Centre in Japan), 5-35-1 Shiba, Minatoku, Tokyo 108-0014, Japan | Tel/Fax +81 3 3454 4596 | Email: |

News from the USA

Guidance for Controlling Potential Risks to Workers exposed to Class B Biosolids

This guidance is intended only for controlling health risks to workers from Class B Biosolids during handling and land application. It is NOT intended to address non-occupational exposure. This report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) gives guidance and advice to questions such as:

Some guidance on basic hygiene recommendations for workers are given including providing appropriate protective equipment, hygiene stations and training. There is a bibliography and some web sites.

US National Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH
Guidance for Controlling Potential Risks to Workers exposed to Class B Biosolids

DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2002-149. July 2002. 7 pages
Available from: US NIOSH, Publications Dissemination, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226 1998, USA | Tel: +1 800356 4674 | Fax: +1 513 533 8573 | Email: |

Titles you may have missed........

Listen up - straightforward guide for industry

The Engineering Employers Federation has published new basic information for industry on managing noise at work. The leaflet explains in easy to understand format:

The leaflet is the first initiative from the Engineering Industry Noise Task Group (EINIG) which was set-up by the Health and Safety Executive in the UK. The Task Group's aims include raising awareness throughout the engineering sector of the hazards associated with exposure to noise by improving knowledge, and providing clear guidance and technical information.

Copies of the leaflet can be downloaded free of charge from
Contact: Publications Dept, Engineering Employers Federation Broadway House, Tothill Street, London SW1H 9NQ | Tel: +44 (0)20 7222 7777 | Fax: +44 (0)20 7222 2782

The Pocket FAST guide to..... Fire Safety at Work

Prepared in association with the UK Fire Prevention Association this handy 12 page, laminated, fold-out card tells you:

Contact: Hascombe Enterprises Ltd. Europoint, 5-11 Lavington Street, London SE1 0NZ, UK | Email:

Fire Safety and Health and Safety Videos

Stay safe at work is the advice from the Fire Prevention Association (FPA) that has a wide range of training videos. The FPA is making a special offer - buy 3 videos and get 1 free. The range of titles includes:

For further details contact:
Fire Prevention Association, 2 Bastille Court, Paris Gardens, London SE1 8ND, UK | Tel: + 44 (0)20 7902 5300 | Fax: + 44 (0) 207902 5301 | Email: |