Game changing technologies: Exploring the impact on production processes and work

This overview report summarises the findings of five case studies on the likely impact of game changing technologies on production and employment in the manufacturing sector in Europe up to 2025: advanced industrial robotics; industrial internet of things; additive manufacturing; electric vehicles; and industrial biotechnology. The adoption of these new technological possibilities will not only have consequences for the production process, but also for the working conditions of those employed on the process and on employment demands at company level. The report highlights the increase in digitisation, the greater demand for highly skilled workers, the expansion of value added to both ends of the product cycle, the even greater importance of data security, the possible reshoring of some production back to Europe, and the need to develop and observe industry standards and protocols.

Source: https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/report/2018/game-changing-technologies-in-european-manufacturing

HSE - Annual Science Review 2018

HSE's Annual Science Review 2018 has a wide range of case studies describing the contribution the work of our scientists, engineers, physicians and analysts to improving health and safety. It contains 29 case studies from our science and engineering research work and highlights our Shared Research Programmes sponsored by industry and other stakeholders. The Review also highlights the importance of the interface between scientists and policymakers, and ensuring that evidence and the uncertainty around it is effectively communicated.

Source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/content/science-review-2018.pdf

An overview of health and safety in the Colorado cannabis industry

Background: Understanding worker health and safety in the rapidly growing legal U.S. cannabis industry is important. Although little published research exists, workers may be exposed to biological, chemical, and physical hazards. This study investigated the Colorado cannabis industry workforce and both physical and psychosocial hazards to worker health and safety.
Methods: Two hundred and fourteen Colorado cannabis workers completed an online survey after in-person and online recruitment. Participants answered questions about their occupation, job tasks, general well-being, occupational health and safety, cannabis use, and tobacco use.
Results: Colorado cannabis workers were generally job secure and valued safety. However, they regularly consumed cannabis, expressed low concerns about workplace hazards, reported some occupational injuries and exposures, and reported inconsistent training practices.
Conclusions: Working in the cannabis industry is associated with positive outcomes for workers and their organizations, but there is an imminent need to establish formal health and safety training to implement best practices.

Source: Walters, K. M., Fisher, G. G. et Tenney, L. (2018). American journal of industrial medicine.
https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.22834

Anses - Programme national de recherche Environnement - Santé - Travail

L'Anses publie la liste des projets retenus dans le cadre de ses trois appels à projets de recherche 2017 du Programme national de recherche Environnement-Santé-Travail, le premier à vocation généraliste, le second sur le thème « radiofréquences et santé » et le troisième sur la thématique « Antibiorésistance et environnement ». Au terme du processus de sélection, 36 projets ont été soutenus pour un montant global de financement de 6,3 millions d'euros.

Source: https://www.anses.fr/fr/content/programme-national-de-recherche-environnement-sant%C3%A9-travail-36-projets-s%C3%A9lectionn%C3%A9s-63

Pour une compréhension commune de la surveillance en santé au travail au Québec

La surveillance est reconnue comme une fonction essentielle de santé publique permettant d'éclairer la prise de décision tant dans le secteur de la santé et des services sociaux que dans les autres secteurs d'activité qui agissent sur la santé, en répondant à des besoins d'information sur l'état de santé et de ses déterminants.
En santé au travail, la surveillance se définit comme une appréciation continue de l'état de santé des travailleurs et de ses déterminants, visant à suivre l'évolution de problèmes de santé liés au travail et de leurs facteurs de risque ou de détecter de nouveaux problèmes, afin d'orienter les actions préventives.
La réalisation d'activités efficaces de surveillance en santé au travail nécessite l'utilisation de termes et de concepts communs partagés par les différents acteurs du Réseau de santé publique en santé au travail.
D'autres activités importantes en santé publique telles que la vigie sanitaire (une activité présentant des similitudes avec la surveillance), la recherche et le suivi de gestion de programme ne sont pas considérées comme des activités de surveillance, bien que celles-ci puissent y contribuer.

Source: https://www.inspq.qc.ca/publications/2353

NIOSH Strategic Plan: FYs 2019-2023

The NIOSH Strategic Plan reports the Institute’s research and service goals for fiscal years 2019-2023. These goals address a broad range of occupational health and safety hazards, affecting an ever-changing workforce. Jobs in the U.S. economy continue to shift from manufacturing to services. Longer hours, compressed workweeks, an aging workforce, reduced job security, and part-time and temporary work have also changed the workforce. These changes represent a major challenge for NIOSH as it manages limited resources to address its research priorities.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/about/strategicplan/

Transnational OSH e-Observatory of posted workers launched

The occupational safety and health (OSH) e-Observatory of posted workers has been launched. It aims to collect and update relevant information about the posting of workers in transnational services within the EU to the various stakeholders. These include posted workers, employers, competent public authorities, trade unions, employers' associations, NGOs, researchers and the media.
The e-Observatory also presents information on OSH related campaigns and events, as well as on the competent national public authorities, the European institutions and the organisations that support them.
The platform has been developed under the ‘Depicting the existing and future challenges in assuring decent working conditions and wellbeing of workers in hazardous sectors (POOSH)' project.

Source: https://osha.europa.eu/en/oshnews/transnational-osh-e-observatory-posted-workers-launched?pk_campaign=OSHmail%2003%202018

EU-OSHA - Document de programmation 2018-2020

Les objectifs à long terme de l'Agence sont fixés dans le Programme stratégique pluriannuel 2014-2020 (PSP) adopté en 2013 par le conseil de direction. Le document de programmation (DP) est formulé dans ce contexte et tient compte des progrès accomplis dans la poursuite des objectifs stratégiques et des évolutions liées. L’actuel document de programmation couvrira les activités de l’Agence jusqu’à la fin de l’actuel PSP (2020). Une évaluation à mi-parcours du PSP a déjà été effectuée; elle fournit des éléments solides à la discussion consacrée depuis 2017 aux orientations stratégiques de l’Agence après 2020.

Source: https://osha.europa.eu/en/tools-and-publications/publications/programming-document-2018-2020/view

ASTM E1542 - Standard Terminology Relating to Occupational Health and Safety

This terminology standard provides a compilation of consensus definitions of terms used in ASTM occupational safety and health standards.
This terminology standard does not purport to be an exhaustive lexicon. Rather it defines terms relevant to occupational health and safety.

Source: https://www.astm.org/Standards/E1542.htm

ISO 45001:2018 - Occupational health and safety management systems

ISO 45001 is an International Standard that specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, with guidance for its use, to enable an organization to proactively improve its OH&S performance in preventing injury and ill-health.
ISO 45001 is intended to be applicable to any organization regardless of its size, type and nature. All of its requirements are intended to be integrated into an organization’s own management processes.
ISO 45001 enables an organization, through its OH&S management system, to integrate other aspects of health and safety, such as worker wellness/wellbeing ; however, it should be noted that an organization can be required by applicable legal requirements to also address such issues.

Source: https://www.iso.org/standard/63787.html

International Newsletter on Occupational Safety and Health - Networking

The Special Issue of the OSH Newsletter is published through the collaborative effort of the ILO, the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), and the Department of Public Health / Occupational Health of Helsinki University (HU).

Source: http://www.icohweb.org/site/news-detail.asp?id=135

La CNESST en bref - Année 2016

Cette publication présente un portrait sommaire d'information financière ainsi que diverses statistiques sur les grands secteurs de la mission de la CNESST. Elle contient des informations relatives aux lésions professionnelles, au programme Pour une maternité sans danger, des données portant sur les normes du travail et sur l'équité salariale, quelques données sur la prévention, un portrait financier, certaines données sur les recours ainsi que quelques comparaisons interprovinciales. Les données sont soit extraites de rapports comptables ou statistiques existants soit produites à partir des systèmes respectifs.

Source: http://www.cnesst.gouv.qc.ca/Publications/200/Pages/DC_200_1047.aspx

Où va le travail humain à l'ère du numérique?

C'est un fait difficilement contestable : les technologies numériques sont en train de révolutionner non seulement nos conditions de travail mais aussi notre rapport au travail. La rencontre entre des équipements toujours plus performants et de puissants algorithmes fait éclore les start-up un peu partout. Ces fameuses plateformes font preuve d'impressionnantes capacités d'adaptation et de contournement des contraintes qui se dressent sur leur route. Elles parviennent à instaurer avec leurs "partenaires" un rapport de force totalement déséquilibré.
 Dans l'industrie, débarquent petit à petit des équipements high-tech imaginés pour l'industrie des loisirs (lunettes intelligentes, applications de réalité augmentée, etc.) et une nouvelle génération de robots dits "collaboratifs", "apprenants" ou même "intelligents".
Les professions intellectuelles n'échappent pas à la vague. Des plateformes, encore elles, proposent les services de programmeurs, traducteurs, rédacteurs, conseillers juridiques, etc. à des clients répartis à travers le monde.

Source: (2017). HesaMag (16).
http://www.etui.org/fr/Themes/Sante-et-securite/HesaMag

Whole-system approaches to improving the health and wellbeing of healthcare workers

A systematic review
Background: Healthcare professionals throughout the developed world report higher levels of sickness absence, dissatisfaction, distress, and “burnout” at work than staff in other sectors. There is a growing call for the ‘triple aim' of healthcare delivery (improving patient experience and outcomes and reducing costs; to include a fourth aim: improving healthcare staff experience of healthcare delivery. A systematic review commissioned by the United Kingdom's (UK) Department of Health reviewed a large number of international healthy workplace interventions and recommended five whole-system changes to improve healthcare staff health and wellbeing: identification and response to local need, engagement of staff at all levels, and the involvement, visible leadership from, and up-skilling of, management and board-level staff.
Objectives: This systematic review aims to identify whole-system healthy workplace interventions in healthcare settings that incorporate (combinations of) these recommendations and determine whether they improve staff health and wellbeing.
Methods: A comprehensive and systematic search of medical, education, exercise science, and social science databases was undertaken. Studies were included if they reported the results of interventions that included all healthcare staff within a healthcare setting (e.g. whole hospital; whole unit, e.g. ward) in collective activities to improve physical or mental health or promote healthy behaviours.
Results: Eleven studies were identified which incorporated at least one of the whole-system recommendations. Interventions that incorporated recommendations to address local need and engage the whole workforce fell in to four broad types: 1) pre-determined (one-size-fits-all) and no choice of activities (two studies); or 2) pre-determined and some choice of activities (one study); 3) A wide choice of a range of activities and some adaptation to local needs (five studies); or, 3) a participatory approach to creating programmes responsive and adaptive to local staff needs that have extensive choice of activities to participate in (three studies). Only five of the interventions included substantial involvement and engagement of leadership and efforts aimed at up-skilling the leadership of staff to support staff health and wellbeing. Incorporation of more of the recommendations did not appear to be related to effectiveness. The heterogeneity of study designs, populations and outcomes excluded a meta-analysis. All studies were deemed by their authors to be at least partly effective. Two studies reported statistically significant improvement in objectively measured physical health (BMI) and eight in subjective mental health. Six studies reported statistically significant positive changes in subjectively assessed health behaviours.
Conclusions: This systematic review identified 11 studies which incorporate at least one of the Boorman recommendations and provides evidence that whole-system healthy workplace interventions can improve health and wellbeing and promote healthier behaviours in healthcare staff.

Source: Brand, S. L., Coon, J. T., Fleming, L. E., Carroll, L., Bethel, A., et Wyatt, K. (2017). PloS one, 12(12).
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188418

La transition énergétique et la main-d’oeuvre québécoise

Promouvoir des transformations durables sur le plan écologique et social dans les secteurs du transport, du bâtiment et de l'énergie
Ce document de travail vise à anticiper les impacts de la transition énergétique envisagée sur la main-d'oeuvre et les entreprises du Québec à l'horizon 2030 dans le but de promouvoir des transformations durables du marché du travail sur le plan écologique et social. Il est organisé autour de quatre questions structurantes, soit :
- Quelles formes prennent les transformations du marché du travail qui sont induites par la transition énergétique au Québec ?
- Quels sont les travailleuses et les travailleurs qui peuvent tirer profit de ces transformations ?
- Quels sont ceux et celles à risque de voir leurs conditions de travail fragilisées ou qui devront s'adapter à des technologies ou des modes de travail nouveaux ?
- Quelles pistes d'action pourraient être adoptées pour influencer ces transformations afin de renforcer l'économie verte et l'économie sociale au Québec ?

Source: http://copticom.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018_Document_main-oeuvre-et-transition-%C3%A9nerg%C3%A9tique.pdf

Plateformisation 2027 - Conséquences de l’ubérisation sur la santé et la sécurité au travail

Le monde du travail assiste à une profonde transformation de ses modèles d’organisation, de production et de commercialisation. De nouvelles formes d’emploi et d’organisation du travail posent alors la question des conséquences possibles sur la santé et la sécurité de ces travailleurs du 21ème siècle.
Ces dernières années, le développement des plateformes d’intermédiation qui permettent une mise en relation massive de clients et de prestataires de services s’accompagne de nombreuses interrogations de la part des acteurs du travail. Si ce phénomène reste encore marginal - environ 200 000 travailleurs concernés (Les plateformes collaboratives, l’emploi et la protection sociale - Rapport IGAS - Mai 2016) - il interpelle, car les organisations du travail mises en place par ces nouveaux acteurs échappent largement aux cadres de régulation en vigueur. De plus, ces nouvelles pratiques ont déjà un effet sur l’organisation de nombreuses entreprises traditionnelles.

Source: http://www.inrs.fr/header/presse/cp-plateformisation-2027.html

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Eurofound - Programming document 2017–2020: Work programme 2018

This programming document describes Eurofound’s planned work over the programming period 2017–2020. It sets out the policy and institutional context for the programme, describes the multiannual programme for the four-year period and sets out the work programme for 2018. The multiannual programme is based on six strategic areas of intervention, in which the Agency will implement a series of activities. These 10 activities are described in more detail in the work programme for 2018, including the objectives, outputs, expected results, indicators and resources for each activity. A series of annexes provides further information on the Agency relevant to the programme.

Source: https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/work-programme/2017/programming-document-2017-2020-work-programme-2018

Understanding the Economic Benefit Associated with Research and Services at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

An Approach and Three Case Studies
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) asked the RAND Corporation to develop an approach, reported here, for estimating the economic benefit of NIOSH research, using three case studies. The cases provide concrete illustrations of the ways in which NIOSH research could affect worker health and safety practices and outcomes, as well as some initial estimates of the economic benefit associated with those impacts.
The authors selected the case studies to illustrate variation in types of NIOSH research and in intended users. The first case study examines research to develop, test, and support implementation of engineering control measures to limit exposure to silica among road construction workers. This case study offers an example of NIOSH's intervention and surveillance research and provision of technical assistance. The second case study involves two NIOSH studies that strengthened the evidence base about the linkage between firefighting activities and increased risk of certain cancers among firefighters. This case study provides an example of etiological and exposure surveillance research, coupled with an intervention study. The third case study involves a NIOSH evaluation of the effectiveness of Ohio's Safety Intervention Grant Program in reducing the prevalence and costs of workplace injuries. This case study illustrates intervention research targeting government organizations. The first and second case studies led to the development of control technologies, and all three case studies involved dissemination and stakeholder engagement efforts that promoted the adoption of risk-reducing technologies and practices.

Source: https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2256.html

International minimum requirements for health protection at the workplace

WHO has already developed several public health standards and guidelines applicable to work settings, such as indoor air quality guidelines, radiation protection standards, international chemical safety cards, and a guide for water safety in public buildings. Other guidance documents are currently being developed including on occupational exposure to nanoparticles, electromagnetic fields, UV and optical radiation and occupational risks in housing.
This report provides an analysis of the current spectrum of global, regional and national norms including conventions, standards, directives, regulations, guides, and codes directly relating to protecting health in the workplace. It identifies gaps in what is currently available and makes recommendations for improvements. Consideration has been given to exposure to hazardous substances, noise and vibration, radiation, musculoskeletal and psychosocial risks, as well as general workplace and welfare issues such as lighting, thermal comfort, drinking water and sanitation, first aid and health surveillance.

Source: http://www.who.int/occupational_health/publications/minimum-requirements-for-health-protection/en/

NIOSH Extramural Research and Training Program

Annual Report of Fiscal Year 2016
This special issue of the annual report marks the end of the second decade of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). It reviews how the extramural research program has contributed to improving workplace safety and health over the past 10 years.
We report on how NIOSH invested in our multidisciplinary centers, investigator-initiated research projects, and cooperative research agreements. We also report on our training project grants, state surveillance programs, small business innovation research, and global health initiatives.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2018-106/

IRSST - Plan quinquennal de production scientifique et technique 2018-2022

Ce plan stratégique constitue la feuille de route de l’IRSST pour les cinq prochaines années. Il devient la pierre d’assise de toutes nos actions futures. Il fixe les objectifs à atteindre et balise l’itinéraire qu’empruntera chacun de nos champs de recherche, Prévention durable en SST et environnement de travail, Prévention des risques chimiques et biologiques, Prévention des risques mécaniques et physiques et Réadaptation au travail, au cours de la période 2018-2022.

Source: http://www.irsst.qc.ca/Portals/0/upload/5-institut/Plan/plan-quinquennal-2018-2022.pdf

WorkSafe New Zealand - Annual Report 2016-2017

The Annual Report for WorkSafe New Zealand gives a snapshot of our work each year, and provides financial statements.

Source: https://worksafe.govt.nz/dmsdocument/3196-annual-report-2016-2017

Food and agriculture global value chains: Drivers and constraints for occupational safety and health improvement

The project aimed to gather evidence on ways to approach OSH within the global supply chains (GSC) discussion and possible entry points to build intervention models for the improvement of OSH in GSCs. From that perspective, the project sought to understand the dynamics at play in GSCs with a view to identifying drivers and constraints for OSH improvements, should these lie within specific business relationships in the supply chain or within institutional and policy environments in sourcing and consumer countries.

Source: http://www.ilo.org/safework/projects/WCMS_588089/lang--en/index.htm

Indoor workplaces

Recommended procedure for the investigation of working environment
The present report, “Indoor workplaces: Recommended procedure for investigation of the working environment”, now in a third and completely revised edition, is intended to assist in the systematic investigation of health problems and subjective disorders arising at indoor workplaces, and in the identification of practical solutions. It describes a concept, geared to use in the field, for step-by-step identification of the causes, giving
consideration to all essential factors which according to present knowledge must be considered possible causes of problems in indoor areas. Topics covered include health complaints, buildings, facilities, workplace organization, physical, chemical and biological hazards, and mental factors. The individual elements contain a wealth of information for the user which extends beyond investigation in response to complaints. This information is required for a greater understanding of the issues and serves at the same time as a basis for the redesign of workplaces in indoor areas such that they enhance performance and do not give rise to complaints.

Source: http://www.dguv.de/ifa/praxishilfen/innenraumarbeitsplaetze/index-2.jsp

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Révolution 4.0 : à l’aube d’une nouvelle SST?

Les nouvelles technologies se trouvent actuellement dans une phase intensive de développement et de déploiement. Qu’il s’agisse de véhicules autonomes, d’intelligence artificielle, d’interconnexion entre les objets, de réalité augmentée ou d’usines intelligentes, la révolution 4.0 se met en marche sur plusieurs fronts à la fois.
Certaines de ces technologies sont déjà présentes dans les milieux de travail tandis que d’autres pourraient s’y retrouver d’ici quelques années. Bien que l’on entende beaucoup parler des technologies de la révolution 4.0, il y a très peu d’information sur leurs effets sur la santé et la sécurité du travail.

Source: http://www.irsst.qc.ca/colloque-2017

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