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Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association's Annual report and Activities 2008

The Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association (JISHA), which was established in 1964 under the Industrial Accident Prevention Organizations Act, is a legal entity whose membership consists of employers’ associations. JISHA’s overall objective is to help prevent work-related accidents and injuries and protect the health of workers by promoting safety and health efforts undertaken by employers and employers’ associations, and by offering safety and health guidance and services.


Solar energy

This is a horizon scanning short report on the health and safety implications of the growing use of solar energy in the UK.


Marine renewable energy

This is a horizon scanning short report on the health and safety implications of the growth of marine renewable energy in the UK.


Patterns of non-fatal accidents in agriculture and the food supply chain

This study provides a detailed insight into the pattern of non-fatal accidents across agriculture and the food supply chain in order to identify high risk areas where concerted action may help to achieve Revitalising targets.


Preventing injuries to healthcare workers

Employers and trade unions in the healthcare sector have signed an EU-wide agreement on 17 July 2009, to prevent injuries from needle sticks and other sharp objects. More than 1 million such injuries occur every year, forming one of the most common health and safety threats in the European workplace. The agreement was concluded after five months of negotiations by the European social partner organisations in the sector, which employs around 3.5 million people.



EU-OSHA Annual Report 2008

The Annual Report for 2008 highlights significant Agency achievements over the year, in the context of the Community Strategy for Health and Safety at Work (2007-2012). These include the Healthy Workplaces campaign on risk assessment, a new report on emerging chemical risks, the launch of the ‘European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks' and the new Agency Strategy for 2009-2013, which sets out how the Agency will work in the years ahead to reduce occupational accidents and work-related diseases.


Le résumé du rapport annuel est disponible en français:

Hygiène au travail

L'hygiène au travail repose sur des locaux adaptés, sur la mise à disposition d'installations spécifiques et d'équipements appropriés. L'entretien et le nettoyage de ces locaux, installations ou équipements sont de la responsabilité de l'employeur. L'hygiène au travail repose également sur des comportements individuels.

Un nouveau dossier web de l'INRS : www.inrs.fr/dossiers/hygiene.html

Eurofound - Annual report 2008

2008 marked the completion of Eurofound’s four-year programme, Changing Europe: Better work, better life. Eurofound built on its work of previous years in providing comparative information, research and analysis on living and working conditions, industrial relations and the management of change for key actors in the field of EU social policy. As outlined in the 2005–2008 programme, Eurofound’s work is divided into three key tasks: monitoring and understanding change, researching and exploring what works, and communicating and sharing ideas and experience. Within these three tasks, its activities fall into four thematic areas: employment, industrial relations and partnership, work–life balance and social cohesion.


The evolving work environment in New Zealand

Implications for occupational health and safety : Report to the Minister of Labour


Defining work-related harm

In New Zealand, and internationally, there are no consistent definitions of workrelated harm. The definitions used reflect the purposes of the different systems they sit in: rehabilitation and compensation cover, notification under health and safety law, and enforcement under health and safety law. The effects of inconsistent definitions are inconsistent coverage and the absence of an effective surveillance system for work-related harm. This impacts on our understanding of work-related harm and our identification of it for treatment, rehabilitation, compensation and prevention purposes.


Inquiry into the underlying causes of construction fatal accidents

An Inquiry into the underlying causes of construction fatal accidents was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Work & Pensions in December 2008. The Inquiry arose from concern over the number of construction deaths, to examine what more could be done to tackle the underlying causes.

The Inquiry was chaired by Rita Donaghy CBE FRSA. Her report and recommendations were published on 8 July 2009 and is available for download.



EUROGIP - Rapport d'activité 2008

Au sommaire : EUROGIP en bref, le mot du Directeur, l'équipe, les activités et les points majeurs de l'année 2008 par activité (enquêtes, projets, information-communication, normalisation, coordination des organismes notifiés).


Le Canada se joint à l'effort international pour assurer un meilleur accès à la recherche en santé

Le dépôt PubMed Central - une nouvelle voie d'accès à la recherche canadienne en santé

Accélérer le rythme des découvertes et de l'innovation tout en facilitant leur mise en pratique par un accès libre et gratuit aux résultats de recherche, voilà l'objectif d'une importante nouvelle initiative. Celle-ci offrira aux chercheurs et aux utilisateurs du savoir un accès gratuit, directement de leur poste de travail, à de vastes archives numériques de recherches en santé, ainsi qu'une connexion directe avec un nouveau réseau international d'archives numériques dont le point d'ancrage est aux États-Unis.


Health and Safety Executive Annual Report & Accounts 2008/09

This publication is divided into two main sections: Part 1: HSE Annual Report 2008/09 and Part 2: HSE Accounts 2008/09.

Part 1 reports on delivery of the HSE Business Plan 2008/09, together with other key developments in the organisation during the year.  It provides examples of key areas of our work and includes:
progress against our key performance targets; how we have managed the organisation (eg staffing figures, diversity, sustainability, corporate governance, business improvements, Freedom of Information figures etc); HSE's own health and safety performance; our work to secure better regulation; a summary of the financial position and results for the reporting year; remuneration of members of the HSE Board, Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive.

Part 2 includes operating costs and a balance sheet for HSE at 31 March 2009.


2008 WHSC Annual Report now available online

Amid economic and social upheaval last year, the WHSC's investment in worker health and safety reaped tremendous rewards with overall training numbers holding steady and participants in Basic Certification and Certification Part II training increasing significantly. To learn more about these and other achievements read the 2008 WHSC Annual Report which is now available online.


L’Afsset et le BERPC fusionnent

À compter du 1er juillet 2009, le BERPC et l'Afsset sont regroupés pour faire émerger un acteur unique de l'expertise publique réglementaire sur les risques des substances chimiques.
L'activité du BERPC de « service national d'assistance » (en anglais, « helpdesk ») sur  les aspects réglementaires et techniques du règlement REACh est intégré dans les missions de  l'INERIS.


Liberty Mutual Research Institute Annual Report of Scientific Activities 2008

The 2008 Annual Report of Scientific Activities is a 44-page report that showcases the Liberty Mutual Research Institute’s workplace safety and disability research programs. It covers projects on a wide range of topics including, manual materials handling; slips, trips, and falls; repetitive motion; and distracted driving. Read about office ergonomics interventions, the risk of slips and falls among restaurant workers, handle orientation in cart pushing and pulling tasks, and more.

The report also includes a list of the Research Institute’s 2008 accepted and published scientific papers, as well as an update of extramural activities, conference presentations, research collaborations, and awards.


Going Green: Safe and Healthy Jobs

Green jobs—good for the environment, good for the economy. But are green jobs good for workers? The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and its partners recently launched the Going Green: Safe and Healthy Jobs initiative to make sure that green jobs are good for workers by integrating worker safety and health into "green jobs" and environmental sustainability.


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