Advancing the framework for considering the effects of climate change on worker safety and health

In 2009, a preliminary framework for how climate change could affect worker safety and health was described. That framework was based on a literature search from 1988–2008 that supported seven categories of climate-related occupational hazards: (1) increased ambient temperature; (2) air pollution; (3) ultraviolet radiation exposure; (4) extreme weather; (5) vector-borne diseases and expanded habitats; (6) industrial transitions and emerging industries; and (7) changes in the built environment. This article reviews the published literature from 2008–2014 in each of the seven categories. Additionally, three new topics related to occupational safety and health are considered: mental health effects, economic burden, and potential worker safety and health impacts associated with the nascent field of climate intervention (geoengineering).

Source: Schulte, P. A., Bhattacharya, A., Butler, C. R., Chun, H. K., Jacklitsch, B., Jacobs, T., ... & Watson, J. (2016). Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 1-60.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15459624.2016.1179388

La prévention 2.0

Réalité virtuelle, réalité augmentée, robotique collaborative (exosquelettes, cobots…), serious games, objets connectés, etc. À l'heure du tout-numérique, quels sont les bénéfices mais aussi les risques émergents lorsque ces nouvelles technologies sont mises en œuvre pour prévenir les risques professionnels?

Source: (2016) Travail et sécurité, (777)
http://www.travail-et-securite.fr/ts/dossier/.html

Une application mobile offrant un accès pratique à l’information sur la santé et la sécurité pour promouvoir la sécurité au travail

Le Centre canadien d'hygiène et de sécurité au travail (CCHST) a mis en circulation une application donnant un accès instantané, sur des appareils mobiles, à de l'information et à des conseils utiles en matière de santé et de sécurité au travail. 
L'application Réponses SST donne accès à la collection de fiches d'information en ligne du Centre qui se trouve sur le site Web du CCHST et qui contient des milliers de questions et de réponses sur près de 600 sujets liés à la santé et au mieux-être des travailleurs, du stress au travail et de la sécurité des produits chimiques aux conseils sur l'ergonomie et les conseils de sécurité saisonnier. 

Source: http://www.cchst.ca/newsroom/news_releases/OSHAPP_31Oct16.html

Classification of risk acceptability and risk tolerability factors in occupational health and safety

Risks are omnipresent in most human activities. Risk analysis helps to establish the level of risk of a given situation, and to determine if the risk is acceptable, tolerable or unacceptable. At this stage, the consideration of individual or societal factors becomes very important in the decision-making process regarding the acceptability or the tolerability of a risk. In the occupational health and safety (OHS) field, these factors are often implicit and poorly defined. In this work, the risk acceptability influential factors in the domain of OHS are indexed, and a typology of these factors is suggested. In total, 8 parameters regrouping 19 criteria and 14 variables that influence the risk acceptability process are presented, and their scope in OHS is discussed.

Source: Tchiehe, D. N., & Gauthier, F. (2017). Safety Science, 92, 138-147.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2016.10.003

Safe Work Australia Annual Report 2015-16

This report provides information on the activities, achievements and performance of Safe Work Australia for the 2015–16 financial year.

Source: http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/about/publications/pages/annual-report-2015-16

CSST - Rapport annuel de gestion 2015

Le Rapport annuel de gestion 2015 de la CSST présente les résultats obtenus au regard du Plan stratégique 2010-2014 et de la Déclaration de services aux citoyens. Il dresse également le bilan des actions de la CSST en lien avec la gestion de ses ressources humaines, financières et matérielles. Grâce à de nombreux tableaux, le document trace également un portrait des principales réalisations de la CSST en 2015. Rappelons que le 1er janvier 2016 marquait l’entrée en vigueur de la Loi regroupant la Commission des normes du travail, la Commission de l’équité salariale et la Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST).​

Source: http://www.cnesst.gouv.qc.ca/Publications/400/Pages/DC-400-2032-9.aspx

Travelling for work. Responsibilities of an organization for health, safety and security

Code of practice
Workers who travel face large and small risks: from incidents such as petty crime and falling ill to the threats of terrorist activity, natural disasters such as earthquakes and pandemics such as Ebola. At the same time employers owe these employees some duty of care to ensure their health, safety and welfare. This includes when they’re in transit and in other jurisdictions.
Since there is limited existing guidance for employers and worker travel is becoming more common, PAS 3001 has been developed to give organizations a tool to help them protect their mobile workforce and themselves.

Source: http://shop.bsigroup.com/ProductDetail?pid=000000000030331555

Manuel de formation en sauvetage minier - sixième édition

La nouvelle édition du Manuel de formation en sauvetage minier rassemble de l’information indispensable au personnel de sauvetage pour sauver des victimes et lutter contre des incendies, ainsi que pour exécuter certains travaux et faciliter la reprise de l’exploitation minière.​

Source: http://www.cnesst.gouv.qc.ca/Publications/400/Pages/DC_400_704.aspx

Anses - Rapport d'activité 2015

Après cinq années d'existence, l'Anses est reconnue pour sa capacité à prendre en compte de façon intégrée et anticipative, les risques auxquels l'homme est exposé en tant que travailleur, consommateur et citoyen, en conciliant une expertise collective et indépendante de haut niveau scientifique, une gouvernance ouverte à l'ensemble des parties prenantes et un fort rayonnement en Europe et à l'international.

Source: https://www.anses.fr/fr/system/files/RA2015.pdf

INSPQ - Rapport annuel de gestion 2015-2016

En 2015-2016, plusieurs grands dossiers ont mobilisé les équipes. Notamment, l’Institut a participé à plusieurs audiences publiques gouvernementales et répondu à des demandes d’expertise formulées par les instances régionales de santé publique. Également, des outils diagnostiques, des recommandations, des guides pratiques pour les analyses de laboratoire et des veilles ont été déployés sur les pathogènes émergents, comme les virus Zika et chikungunya. Enfin, l’obésité, le bruit, la santé et les changements climatiques, la santé buccodentaire et les intoxications volontaires par médicaments sans ordonnance font partie des nombreux enjeux de santé publique à l’étude cette année.

Source: https://www.inspq.qc.ca/publications/2150

La restauration rapide

Ce guide s'adresse aux chefs des établissements du secteur de la restauration de type rapide, constitué de trois branches d'activité : "hamburgers", "sandwichs" et "livraison à domicile".
Il est destiné à aider les chefs d'entreprises dans l'analyse et l'évaluation des risques dans leur établissement et dans la mise en oeuvre des mesures de prévention.
Il a été élaboré avec le concours du Syndicat national de l'alimentation et de la restauration rapide (SNARR).
La maîtrise des risques professionnels est indissociable de la maîtrise de la qualité et concourt à son amélioration ainsi qu'à l'image de marque de l'entreprise.

Source: http://www.inrs.fr/media.html?refINRS=ED%20933

NIOSH Extramural Research and Training Program

Annual Report of Fiscal Year 2014
This report details the investment NIOSH made during the fiscal year to our multidisciplinary centers, investigator-initiated research projects, and cooperative research agreements. Funding is also described for our training project grants, state surveillance programs, small business innovation research, and global health initiatives. This report does not include data on the grants program associated with the World Trade Center Health Program.

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2016-165/

Developments in working life in Europe: EurWORK annual review 2015

Developments in Working Life in Europe is part of a series of annual reviews published by Eurofound and provides an overview of the latest developments in industrial relations and working conditions across the European Union and Norway. The Annual Review collates information based on reports from Eurofound’s network of European correspondents throughout 2015, complemented by recent research findings, including data from Eurofound’s European working conditions survey (EWCS) and Eurofound’s company survey (ECS). This review is divided into 10 thematic chapters, each of which provides an overview of the current situation, explores developments at European and national level, and examines particular issues rising from the analysis of the quarterly reporting for EurWORK.

Source: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/fr/publications/report/2016/working-conditions-industrial-relations/developments-in-working-life-in-europe-eurwork-annual-review-2015

Sustainable work throughout the life course

National policies and strategies
European countries face the challenges of ageing populations supported by shrinking workforces, more precarious types of employment, and in many cases, a decreasing number of jobs in the wake of the economic crisis. As a result, the issue of how to enable more people to participate in the labour market and to continue to do so until an older age has become a key policy issue in all EU Member States. These challenges might be met by adopting an approach to work that puts sustainability at its centre. Sustainable work means that ‘living and working conditions are such that they support people in engaging and remaining in work throughout an extended working life'. This study analyses national policies that help to achieve sustainable work in 10 EU Member States. It looks at how these policies are being implemented, whether they are integrated into a coherent framework, and whether they are complementary or contradictory.

Source: https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/report/2016/working-conditions-labour-market/sustainable-work-throughout-the-life-course-national-policies-and-strategies

The effectiveness of HSE’s regulatory approach: The construction example

This project has examined the effectiveness HSE’s approach to regulation of the construction sector since 2001. HSE provided a catalyst for change – utilising its unique information on the industry and expertise in understanding reasonably practicable control to support risk creators in their control of these risks. HSE worked through the supply chain by engaging and acting in partnership with those able to bring about widespread change - such as company directors, or strategic bodies focused on particular interest groups r sectors. New broader intervention approaches were designed to allow HSE to engage appropriately at critical points in the supply chain. In light of HSE’s work with the construction industry - and the industry’s efforts to take responsibility and make good health and safety a priority - substantial improvements in health and safety management and performance can be identified.

Source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1082.htm

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