2012-09-01 12:00 - Messages

Une nouvelle technologie pour sauver la vie des mineurs

Un partenariat de transfert de connaissances (KTP, Knowledge Transfer Partnership) entre le fabricant de composés électroniques Tioga, basé à Derby, East Midlands, et l'université de Nottingham, a permis la mise au point d'un dispositif qui pourrait permettre de sauver des vies dans l'industrie minière.
Depuis 2008, l'université de Nottingham travaille sur une technologie appelée Heart Light, qui permet de surveiller en continu le rythme cardiaque d'un nouveau né à l'aide d'un petit dispositif placé sur la tête de celui-ci. L’idée est de développer un détecteur fondé sur cette technologie, capable de surveiller le bien-être des mineurs. De façon intéressante, il s’avère que le prédécesseur de Heart Light fut initialement développé pour la surveillance des travailleurs dans les fonderies d’aluminium de Rio Tinto.

Source : Les Bulletins Electroniques de l'ADIT, 19 septembre 2012 http://www.bulletins-electroniques.com/actualites/70998.htm

Portail de veille et de ressources documentaires en soins infirmiers influx

Une nouvelle ressource Web, le portail inFlux, vient d'être lancée par l'OIIQ afin de rassembler à un endroit précis une multitude de publications et de ressources d'intérêt en soins infirmiers. Une façon efficace de suivre l'évolution et les tendances de la profession, le portail comprend une base de données, un abonnement à un bulletin de veille, des flux RSS en plus de répertoires généraux et thématiques. Selon un cadre de classement, il est possible de consulter toutes les publications au fur et à mesure où elles sont déposées dans le portail. De plus, trois modes de recherche sont également offerts, c'est-à-dire par thématique, par recherche simple et par recherche avancée.

Source : http://veille.oiiq.org/

Confined space safety in BC agriculture : a resource guide

From the Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Association, this booklet shows you that it’s not necessary to take dangerous risks when dealing with confined spaces on a farm. 

Source : http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/FARSHA_GUIDE.pdf

Epistemonikos database released in 9 languages

Epistemonikos is a multilingual (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Arabic and Chinese), collaborative and free database of health evidence. Through advanced software, it provides a user-friendly, multilingual search interface. Epistemonikos run searches in multiple databases and a network of collaborators process the information, in order to connect different types of evidence, check accuracy (e.g. if a review is 'systematic'), extract additional information, and translate titles and abstracts. It now includes over 20,000 systematic reviews, and more than 100,000 records (many of them not indexed in PubMed). New records are added every day. Information in the database is interconnected following the principles of Evidence-Based Health Care, which allows users to navigate through different types of evidence (e.g. from a primary study to a systematic review), or to user-friendly structured summaries.

There is detailed information in the website at:
About Epistemonikos  (http://www.epistemonikos.org/en/about_us/)
and at How it works  (http://www.epistemonikos.org/en/how_it_works/)

 

Worker-Inspired Safer Chemicals Database Launched

Workers wanting safer workplaces now have a new tool to help them: the ChemHAT (Chemical Hazard and Alternatives Toolkit) database. The free, online database was designed in consultation with workers who deal with hazardous chemicals every day. The ChemHAT database allows workers to quickly search 10,000 commonly used chemicals and see their acute and chronic health effects. In the near future, the database will provide the ability for users to identify safer alternatives to the chemicals they are using. The BlueGreen Alliance will host a webinar on the ChemHAT database on September, 25, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. EDT, the webinar registration link is below.

Source :
http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/worker-inspired-safer-chemicals-database-launched
http://www.chemhat.org/

Services à la personne. 4 modules d'auto-formation à la prévention des risques

4 modules d’e-learning viennent d’être publiés par l’Aract Ile-de-France, à destination des intervenants et encadrants du secteur des services à la personne. Objectif : ancrer la prévention des risques dans les pratiques ordinaires des acteurs du secteur.

Source : http://www.anact.fr/web/actualite/essentiel?p_thingIdToShow=28263600

Changes to approved methods of roof tile cutting to protect against silica dust

From 1st October 2012, british contractors will no longer have the option of using a cut-off saw to dry cut valley tiles. In a bid to reduce the risks from silica dust, industry has supported changes to working methods which mean that, should a cut-off saw be used for cutting valley tiles, water suppression as well as the correct RPE will also be expected. This is in line with the controls currently in use for cutting tiles in other sections of the roof.

Contractors do have the option of using other methods as long as they can demonstrate these are equally as effective at controlling the silica risk.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/silica-dust-article.htm?eban=rss-

 

A randomised controlled study to evaluate the effectiveness of targeted occupational health and safety consultation or inspection in Ontario manufacturing workplaces

OBJECTIVE: From 2004 to 2008, the prevention system in Ontario, Canada ran the High Risk Firm Initiative, an injury-experience based targeted consultation or inspection programme. Our objective was to establish whether prevention system targeting of firms was effective in improving injury outcomes. METHODS: Randomised controlled parallel groups. Population included all manufacturing firms registered with the Ontario Workplace Safety & Insurance Board in 2005. Firms ranked between the 2nd and 10th percentile on a composite measure of occupational health and safety performance were randomised to three study arms in 2006: targeted for Health & Safety Association (HSA) consultation, targeted for Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspection, or services as usual. Data included firm characteristics (sector, size, years in business, region, branches), work injury claims 2002-2008 and measures of consulting and inspecting activity. Negative binomial generalised estimating equations modelled claim and disability day rates by study arm and year, controlling for firm characteristics. RESULTS: Among 2153 firms, firm characteristics and 2002-2005 rates of work injury claims and disability days were similar across arms. Firm outcomes were significantly different from year to year, but study arm by year interactions were insignificant indicating similar trends for all three study arms. 83% of HSA targeted firms were contacted and 63% engaged while 75% of MOL targeted firms were inspected with orders written in 56%. CONCLUSIONS: Consultation and enforcement programmes as implemented were not sufficient to reduce work injury outcomes over 21 month follow-up. Lack of benefit could be due to non-specific firm selection methods, limited firm participation in interventions, low intervention intensity or insensitivity of available outcomes.

Source : Hogg-Johnson S, Robson L, Cole DC, Amick BC, Tompa E, Smith PM, Van Eerd D, Mustard C. A randomised controlled study to evaluate the effectiveness of targeted occupational health and safety consultation or inspection in Ontario manufacturing workplaces. Occup. Environ. Med. 2012; ePub
http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2011-100333

Australia sets up national asbestos safety agency

The Australian Government is setting up an Office of Asbestos Safety that will pave the way for a national approach to asbestos awareness and management in Australia, said Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Bill Shorten. This in response to the comprehensive Asbestos Management Review commissioned in October 2010.
The new office will be tasked with developing a national strategic plan as recommended by the Review, by 1 July 2013, Shorten said.


Source : http://www.safetysolutions.net.au/articles/55641?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ss_1209_1&utm_content=ss_1209_1+CID_678745100d5bf5c2f3e37860a834b56c&utm_source=Email+marketing+software&utm_term=READ+THE+FULL+STORY

Prévention et contrôle des infections nosocomiales

Le présent document est la seconde édition de la première publication du ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) à énoncer des principes généraux d’aménagement qui tiennent compte des exigences relatives à la prévention des infections nosocomiales. Ces principes s’appliquent à la programmation, à la conception et à la construction de centres hospitaliers de soins généraux et spécialisés (CHSGS), y compris les centres hospitaliers et les instituts affiliés universitaires (CHU, CHAU et IU).


Source : Principes généraux d’aménagement en prévention et en contrôle des infections nosocomiales : Répertoire des guides de planification immobilière, 2e éd. http://publications.msss.gouv.qc.ca/acrobat/f/documentation/2012/12-610-05W.pdf

 

 

The Health & Safety Toolbox : How to Control Risks at Work

This new site provides helpful areas of advice, which apply to all workplaces. Health and safety management should be a straightforward part of managing your business as a whole. It involves practical steps that protect people from harm and at the same time protect the future success of your business. Visit the new site, Health & Safety Toolbox.


Source : http://www.hse.gov.uk/toolbox/index.htm?ebul=gd-engineering&cr=7/sept12

Justifier les investissements dans la santé et le mieux-être au travail

L’étude Justifier les investissements dans la santé et le mieux-être au travail fournit aux organisations de toutes tailles des conseils sur les arguments à faire valoir pour démontrer les effets et les résultats favorables de l’investissement dans la santé et le mieux-être en milieu de travail. Le rapport inclut une liste de mesures possibles ainsi que des modèles de calculs à faire à l’intention des employeurs. On y trouve également une feuille de travail servant à calculer le rendement de l’investissement dans les programmes de santé et de mieux-être, et un exemple hypothétique.

Source : http://www.standardlife.ca/fr/pdf/corporate/fr_summary_june2012.pdf

Guide d'auto-évaluation des risques professionnels - De l'évaluation à l'action

Une version mise à jour du guide qui a pour ambition d'aider le chef d'entreprise dans sa gestion quotidienne à : organiser la prévention, intégrer la protection de la santé et la sécurité au travail, identifier les facteurs de pénibilité au travail.

Source : http://www.carsat-alsacemoselle.fr/sites/carsat-alsacemoselle.fr/files/guide_dautoevaluation_version_07_2012_0.pdf

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