2011-04-01 12:00 - Messages

Coopération Canada/Union européenne en matière d'HST

Le Centre canadien d'hygiène et de sécurité au travail (CCHST) et l' Agence européenne pour la santé et la sécurité au travail se concertent pour promouvoir l'échange de l'information sur les sujets d'actualité d'intérêt commun concernant la santé et la sécurité au travail. Ce site Web contient des liens donnant accès à de l'information sur la santé et la sécurité au travail disponible auprès d'organismes du gouvernement canadien ayant des responsabilités dans ce domaine. La réglementation de la santé et de la sécurité au travail au Canada relève des gouvernements fédéral, provinciaux et territoriaux.

Les onglets à droite de la page d'accueil donnent accès à des nouvelles de l'agence européenne. 

Source : http://www.eu-ccohs.org/fr/

BMJ Open

En libre accès et en format électronique seulement, BMJ Open est un périodique générique dans le domaine médical, appelé à couvrir un ensemble de disciplines. Fondé sur les principes de la révision par les pairs, de la transparence et d'un accès facilité aux résultats de recherche, il offre un accès au texte intégral et trois fils RSS pour suivre les dernières publications, les plus lues ou encore les plus citées.

Source : http://bmjopen.bmj.com/

Occupational Cancer and the NIOSH Carcinogen Policy: Guest Column by Paul Schulte...NIOSH Education and Information Division

"In the 21st century, occupational cancer is still a significant cause of morbidity, mortality, and societal burden. While the number of current workers at risk of occupational cancer is not known precisely, the number of workers exposed to OSHA regulated carcinogens is still in the millions and the size of the population with past exposure is in the tens of millions. Estimates of the fraction of cancers attributable to occupation vary.

Source : NIOSH eNews,  Volume 8 Number 12 April 2011 :

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/enews/enewsV8N12.html

 

Rapport 2011 de la Commission d'experts pour l'application des conventions et recommandations

La Commission d'experts pour l'application des conventions et recommandations, dont les travaux constituent la pierre angulaire du système de contrôle des normes internationales du travail de l'OIT, vient de publier son rapport annuel.

Source : http://www.ilo.org/global/standards/WCMS_151492/lang--fr/index.htm

Forgoing Sleep to Adjust to Shift Work Schedules is a Disruptive Strategy for Nurses

A study examining the strategies nurses use to adjust between day and night sleep cycles found that as many as 25 percent of hospital nurses go without sleep for at least 24 hours in order to adjust to working on the night shift. This strategy is not effective in helping nurses’ internal clocks adjust to a nighttime schedule, researchers said.  Source : http://ehstoday.com/health/news/forgoing-sleep-adjust-shift-disrupts-nurses-4884/

The study results appear in Public Library of Science One.

Gamble KL, Motsinger-Reif AA, Hida A, Borsetti HM, Servick SV, et al. (2011). Shift Work in Nurses: Contribution of Phenotypes and Genotypes to Adaptation. PLoS ONE 6(4): e18395. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018395

http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0018395

Ça déménage chez les déménageurs : prévention pour un vrai métier

Le secteur du déménagement est confronté à un grand nombre de risques professionnels. La planification et l'organisation de chaque déménagement sont des étapes indispensables qui participent à l'évaluation des risques. Effectuée le plus en amont possible, avec la participation active des salariés, elle favorise l'identification des contraintes inhérentes à l'activité et doit permettre d'améliorer les conditions de travail et la qualité des prestations.

Source : http://www.inrs.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParIntranetID/OM:Document:6133CD70B129091AC1257871002BF314/$FILE/ed6092.pdf

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: The health and safety learning legacy

Find out how the Health and Safety Executive is working with others to make the London 2012 Games the safest on record.

  • Big build – more than 12,000 workers building the Olympic Park and Athletes' Village
  • The legacy - as the major construction phase is coming to completion, HSE looks at how and why this project has proceeded so well to date.
  • Case studies - short case studies highlighting some of the new and practical solutions used to manage health, safety and welfare during construction of the London 2012 projects.

Source : http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/london-2012-games/index.htm

Researchers: Welders May Be at Increased Risk for Brain Damage

New research suggests that workers exposed to welding fumes may be at risk for developing brain damage in an area of the brain also affected in Parkinson's disease. Fumes produced by welding contain manganese, a chemical element that, even at low levels, has been linked to neurologic problems including Parkinson's disease-like symptoms.

Source : http://ehstoday.com/health/news/welders-increased-risk-brain-damage-0407/

 

Santé psychologique au travail: un site pour guider les employeurs

Les problèmes liés à la santé psychologique au travail ne cessent d'augmenter. Pour mieux outiller les employeurs par rapport à ce problème, la Chaire en gestion de la sécurité et santé au travail de l'Université Laval lance aujourd'hui le site Nouveaux Repères. C'est donc dans une optique de prévention et d'action qu'a été pensé le site Nouveaux Repères (nouveauxreperes.cgsst.com), une réalisation de la Chaire en gestion de la santé et sécurité, en collaboration avec Novas Productions et en partenariat avec plusieurs organisations, dont les Caisses Desjardins, Revenu Québec et la Ville de Montréal, qui utilisent déjà cet outil à l'interne depuis six mois.

Source : http://nouveauxreperes.cgsst.com/

Woodworking – Frequently asked questions – (MDF)

Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) is an engineered wood-based sheet material made by bonding together wood fibres with a synthetic resin adhesive. The atmosphere created by machining or sanding MDF board contains a mixture of softwood dust and hardwood dust (if it is present).

Quelques questions/réponses:

1. What is MDF? 2.What are the dangers of working with MDF compared with softwoods, hardwoods or other panel products? 3. What is formaldehyde and where does it come from? 4. How much formaldehyde is released by MDF board?5.How are MDF boards labelled?

Source : http://www.hse.gov.uk/woodworking/faq-mdf.htm?eban=rss-

 

 


New study to gauge workplace cancer in Ontario

A groundbreaking study being conducted by the Occupational Cancer Research Centre is looking to determine the prevalance of work-related cancer in Canada. The study will look at the effect of workplace cancer on workers as well as the system in hopes of establishing future preventive measures.

The Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) is embarking on a study to determine how many work-related cancers occur in Ontario and Canada. The study — the first of its kind for these regions — will look at the burden of occupational cancer (i.e., its impact on humans, including death, sickness and lost time), as well its economic costs. In addition, it will help to determine which prevention activities will have the most impact in the future.

Source : http://www.cos-mag.com/Health-Page/Health-Page-Stories/new-study-to-gauge-workplace-cancer-in-ontario.html

 

Workplace Health and Safety Strategy for New Zealand to 2015

This Action Agenda focuses on the five sectors with consistently high levels of injuries and fatalities – construction, agriculture, forestry, manufacturing and fishing. It sets out health and safety priorities for the next 3 years at both a sector and a national level. Actions will be delivered through partnerships with industry leaders and worker representatives.

Source : http://www.dol.govt.nz/whss/action-agenda/index.asp

Lessons learned: solutions for workplace safety and health

"Every day in the United States, 14 workers die on the job and millions of workers are seriously injured or sickened by doing their work. The harms to workers, the costs to our healthcare system, and the damages to communities are immense. Yet many of these injuries and deaths could have been prevented by applying the lessons learned from our country's history of workplace health and safety. It is a history rich in powerful examples of regulations failing to protect workers as well as policies and practices that enable workers to be healthy and safe. These lessons can be used to create far more effective approaches that not only protect workers but also reduce the harms to society. Going to work should not be a choice between feeding your family and protecting your health and safety.


To make these lessons clear and useful, the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production has produced Lessons Learned: Solutions for Workplace Safety and Health. The report's six case studies illustrate systemic failures to protect workers, communities, and the environment

Source : http://www.sustainableproduction.org/downloads/LessonsLearned-FullReport.pdf

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