2010-02-01 12:00 - Messages

Workers' compensation in California and Canada

This Issue Briefing provides a case study that compares the costs of the workers’ compensation scheme in the state of California with the cost of provincial workers’ compensation schemes in Canada. In California's system, compensation benefits are mainly provided through private insurers, while in Canada they are provided mostly through a single public agency in each province.

Source : http://www.iwh.on.ca/briefings/workers-compensation-Canada-California

Examen et analyse de la santé milieu de travail au Canada

Bien que de nombreux universitaires, gouvernements et organisations sans but lucratif aient étudié les différents éléments de la composition d'un milieu de travail sain, il y a eu peu de propositions en ce qui concerne une analyse complète des recherches actuelles et les besoins et risques auxquels font face les Canadiens. L'objectif de l'Examen et analyse de la santé en milieu de travail au Canada est de remédier à cette lacune. Plus précisément, cette analyse vise à :
1) définir les tendances de recherche actuelles en matière de santé en milieu de travail au Canada;
2) déterminer les besoins de la population canadienne relativement à la santé en milieu de travail;
3) déterminer les interventions qui s'avèrent résoudre les besoins des Canadiens.

Source : http://www.rrsstq.com/stock/fra/doc831-1414.pdf

Envoyé: 2010-02-15 8:31 par Maryse Gagnon | avec aucun commentaire
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New and emerging risks in occupational safety and health

The occupational safety and health status of the EU workforce is aff ected by many factors, not least its changing demographic structure, the spread of new technologies and a reduction in the importance of economic sectors that previously dominated, such as industry and mining. This is bringing about changes not only in the numbers of jobs in each sector, but also the types of jobs that are available. The age profi le of the workforce is changing. New technologies are creating new categories of employment. Globalisation means that health threats that were once distant easily spread around the world in a short period of time. If the EU is to preserve the health of its workforce and maintain its economic strength and its competitiveness, it needs to meet these challenges proactively. This Outlook off ers an overview of the present and future trends of relevance to occupational health, the main workplace risks and their prevention.

Report : http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/outlook/en_te8108475enc.pdf?sourceid=rss&utm_source=home&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign

Annexes : http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/outlook/new-and-emerging-risks-in-occupational-safety-and-health-annexes?sourceid=rss&utm_source=home&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign

Envoyé: 2010-02-09 9:02 par Maryse Gagnon | avec 1 commentaire(s)
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France - Le nouveau plan Santé au Travail

Diminuer les expositions aux risques et développer une politique de prévention active en direction des secteurs et des publics les plus sensibles, telles sont les ambitions du 2e Plan Santé au travail (établi pour 2010 - 2014), dont les orientations viennent d'être présentées par Xavier Darcos, ministre chargé du Travail. L'INRS, qui a contribué à sa conception, sera impliqué dans de nombreux chantiers ayant trait notamment aux nanoparticules, à la formation en santé et sécurité au travail, et à l'information sur la prévention.

Source : http://www.inrs.fr/actus/PlanSanteTravail.html

Seminar on Working Environment Challenges of the Future

Results available on line
In order to gain input for the New Danish Working Environment Strategy for the period 2010 - 2020 and to gain insight in the future challenges and priorities for the Danish working environment, the Danish Working Environment decided to organise a consultation process. Part of this process was the organisation of an international expert seminar in collaboration with PEROSH.
The seminar brought together distinguished experts from the PEROSH member institutes as well as from European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (Bilbao), the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin) and l'Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST - Canada)
The experts were invited to present their scientific views in a short paper and presentation. The following questions were suggested for consideration by the experts.
•   How is the working environment changing during the next decade with respect to each country?
•   What challenges with respect to practical prevention do these changes pose?
•   How is the development regarding prevention of musculoskeletal disorders?
•   Are there any emerging risks with regard to chemical or biological hazards in the working environment (not including nano-materials)?
•   What is the future role of workplace health promotion?
•   What knowledge gaps – and needs for new research – are foreseen?
The seminar was chaired by Dr. Palle Ørbæk, Dr. Didier Baptiste and Dr. Dietmar Reinert, respectively the chairman, vice-chairman and scientific chairman of PEROSH. The panel discussion was moderated by Mr. Glen Winzor, Head of Project Division at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE).
The seminar concluded with a panel discussion seeking to bring together the opinions of the experts on the main prevention challenges and research topics of the coming years. 

Source : http://www.perosh.eu/p/D9BD2B12612DFC1DC12576730036F637

Occupational Hazards in Home Healthcare

NIOSH Hazard Review
An aging population and rising hospital costs have created new and increasing demand for innovative healthcare delivery systems in the United States. Home healthcare provides vital medical assistance to ill, elderly, convalescent, or disabled persons who live in their own homes instead of a healthcare facility, and is one of the most rapidly expanding industries in this country. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that home healthcare employment will grow 55% between 2006-2016, making it the fastest growing occupation of the next decade.

Source : http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2010-125/pdfs/2010-125.pdf

Health promotion in the transport sector

Promoting health at the workplace requires a holistic approach. Any initiatives should consider the worker's private life, their working life, and the interaction between the two. Working conditions are known to influence the general health of workers; for example, sedentary work can contribute to obesity. Similarly, workers' personal habits, attitudes and lifestyle choices affect their health and wellbeing, and also can have an impact on their work performance.

Source : http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/e-facts/47.pdf/

Face au risque

FACE AU RISQUE vous propose, en 2010, d'être au plus proche de l'information avec l'ouverture de son site internet.
Retrouvez-y toute l'actualité du domaine de la sécurité : économique, technique, juridique, réglementaire, le retour d'expérience ...
En accès libre également, le Guide de la sécurité des entreprises et des collectivités (annuaire des fournisseurs en sécurité), les offres d'emploi, les agendas ...

Source : http://www.faceaurisque.com/

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