2013-06-01 12:00 - Messages

Risques à Courir

Chaque jour, des milliers d'aides-éboueurs parcourent des millions de kilomètres en courant des risques. Ce guide permet de mieux comprendre, à l'aide notamment de rapports d'enquête de la CSST, de nombreuses photographies et d'analyses portant sur la collecte bilatérale et la manoeuvre de recul, les risques inhérents au métier d'aide-éboueur.

Vous pouvez le télécharger gratuitement ou en commander des copies papier :
http://www.viaprevention.com/upload/aste/editor/asset/Collecte_aideseboueurs_guide.pdf
http://viaprevention.com/?page=publications

NIOSH Announces a New Center for Workers' Compensation Studies

In 2013, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies (CWCS) was created to organize workers’ compensation data that are already being analyzed by NIOSH researchers in existing programs, such as the Economics Program, Surveillance Program, and the Center for Motor Vehicle Safety. The mission of the CWCS is to use workers’ compensation data to prevent and reduce the severity of workplace injuries and illnesses.

Source : http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/workercomp/cwcs/

Load-out ends tragically for stage worker in Milan, Italy

June 19, 2:40 AM, Milan, Italy - 34 year-old Egyptian stagehand Farouk Abd Elhamid Khoaled was killed during a load-out accident after the close of the KISS Monster Tour 2013 show at the Forum of Assago arena.  Reports vary by translation, but the general consensus was that three workers were operating either a fork lift / boom lift or a freight elevator (language translation web sites don't seem to agree on this) to move some scaffolding and crates to the loading dock.  The lift was overloaded and began to oscillate, pitching Farouk into the path of a shifting load where he was crushed.  One of  the other workers, 21, was transported to the hospital with serious injuries and the third was unharmed.

Source : http://theatresafetyblog.blogspot.ca/2013/06/load-out-ends-trgically-for-stage.html

Actsafe, Newsletter, June 2013

Le numéro de juin est disponible, il porte sur différents sujets d'intérêt pour le milieu des arts et du spectacle: politiques en matière de harcèlement au travail , assurance, le publications disponibles, les campagnes de prévention.    

Source :Newsletter, Vol. 4, no 3, JUne 2013 http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=e71014bbef6df04e6903564c0&id=c17d19d6d7

Taking Refuge

In September of 2012, wooden cable frames at a potash mine in Rocanville, Saskatchewan, caught fire, trapping 20 workers underground. From inside the mine, the workers were able to communicate with the outside world and stay safe, despite being trapped in smoky conditions for a day. No one was injured […] How did so many workers, trapped underground in such dangerous conditions, manage to evacuate and stay safe? The answer lies in the sophisticated — if not delicate — system of mine rescue and mine emergency response.

Source : http://www.ohscanada.com/news/taking-refuge/1002371985/?ref=rss&ctid=1002371985

 

Un guide en ligne sur les campagnes en matière de SST

L'agence européenne pour la sécurité et la santé au travail (EU-OSHA) a mis en ligne une boite à outils pour mettre en oeuvre des campagnes réussies sur le thème de la santé et sécurité au travail. Ce guide propose des exemples concrets à partir de plusieurs outils de communication ainsi que des astuces pour les utiliser dans une campagne.

Source : https://osha.europa.eu/en/campaign-toolkit/

Straight Talk About Nail Gun Safety

The information in this publication is based on NIOSH supported research; Nail Gun Safety: A Guide for Construction Contractors (NIOSH Publication No. 2011–202/OSHA Publication No. 3459–8–11); and focus group discussions with residential building subcontractors, safety specialists and workers. New nail gun users must receive safety training, not just a copy of this publication. Safety training requirements are described in detail in Nail Gun Safety: A Guide for Construction Contractors and can be viewed and printed or downloaded from www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2011-202/

Source : http://www.cdc.gov/NIOSH/docs/2013-149/pdfs/2013-149.pdf

Pratiques addictives en milieu de travail : Principes de prévention

Les consommations d'alcool, de drogues ou de médicaments psychotropes concernent un grand nombre de personnes en population générale et en milieu de travail. Cette brochure s'adresse aux acteurs de la prévention en entreprise : employeurs, préventeurs, membres du CHSCT, services de santé au travail...
Elle fait le point sur les pratiques addictives, les substances psychoactives et les risques professionnels liés à leur consommation. Elle détaille la démarche de prévention à mettre en place dans les entreprises et présente également le contexte réglementaire.

Source :  http://www.inrs.fr/accueil/dms/inrs/CataloguePapier/ED/TI-ED-6147/ed6147.pdf

 

 

Belgique : la FGTB s'inquiète de l'impact des nouvelles technologies sur le bien-être au travail

S'inspirant d'une enquête menée par le syndicat néerlandais FNV, le syndicat belge FGTB a mené sa propre enquête en ligne sur l'impact des équipements de communication électroniques (smartphones, laptops et tablettes) sur la santé des travailleurs. Près de 1.800 questionnaires ont été traités. Les résultats de l'enquête montrent que ces outils de communication ont pour effet d'atténuer la frontière entre temps professionnel et temps privé, une observation similaire à celle de l'enquête néerlandaise.

Source : http://www.etui.org/fr/Themes/Sante-et-securite/Actualites/Belgique-la-FGTB-s-inquiete-de-l-impact-des-nouvelles-technologies-sur-le-bien-etre-au-travail

De l'école au travail : Les lauréats du concours vidéos de l'INRS

Le court métrage « Addict » réalisé par les apprentis couvreurs du CFA du CCA-BTP Roger Ducré d'Alençon a remporté le premier prix du concours « Santé et sécurité au travail : De l'école au travail, à vos vidéos ». Ce concours organisé par l'INRS s'est déroulé du 3 septembre 2012 au 19 avril 2013. 120 projets proposés par des Centres de formations des apprentis (CFA) et des lycées professionnels ont été sélectionnés. L'objectif était, par la réalisation de vidéos, d'alerter les jeunes sur les risques auxquels ils sont exposés lors de leurs premiers pas dans le monde professionnel.

Source : http://www.inrs.fr/accueil/footer/presse/cp-resultats-concours-video.html

HSE Agriculture E:Bulletin June 2013

 We have a packed and varied edition this month, starting with our regular update on our programme of Safety and Health Awareness Days.  The incidents featured in this edition highlight the need to assess and plan work on the farm and to properly maintain equipment, especially during the busy months ahead.  We also have topics ranging from consultations on new Approved Codes of Practice, guidance from Railtrack on level crossings and a new enforcement code for local authority inspections

Source : http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKHSE/bulletins/7dafc1

Arrêté du 8 avril 2013 relatif à l’amiante : ce qu’il faut retenir

Évolution du dispositif réglementaire
Un arrêté du 8 avril 2013 vient préciser les règles techniques, les mesures de prévention et les moyens de protection à mettre en œuvre par les entreprises lors d’opérations comportant un risque d’exposition à l’amiante.

Source : http://www.inrs.fr/accueil/header/actualites/nouvel-arrete-amiante-8-avril-2013.html

Pike River Coal Mine : Guidelines for company directors on their health and safety responsibilities

An important resource for company directors, and part of the Ministry's work to implement recommendations from the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy, is now available.
The Good Governance Practices Guideline for Managing Health and Safety Risks was developed jointly by the Ministry and the Institute of Directors with input from employer and employee groups.  The guideline gives practical advice to company directors on managing health and safety risk and influencing performance in this critical area in their organisations. 
It is an essential resource for directors providing information on director responsibilities, the role of directors in health and safety, diagnostic questions and actions for directors as well as case studies and a checklist. 

Source : http://dol.govt.nz/news/media/pikeriver/index.asp

 

 

Manitoba extending health coverage to seasonal workers

The Manitoba government is ensuring that seasonal agricultural workers participating in the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program have provincial health coverage while working in the province.

Source : http://www.cos-mag.com/health-page/health-page-stories/manitoba-extending-health-coverage-to-seasonal-workers.html

Encadrant d'équipe d'étage. Gouvernant, gouvernante dans l'hôtellerie

L'encadrement d'équipe d'étage est la mission confiée à une gouvernante. Le métier est connu sous l'appellation "gouvernante" mais il s'adresse aux femmes comme aux hommes. Ce document se propose de faire une description du métier de gouvernante à partir des tâches prescrites dans la fiche métier. Il en identifie les contraintes et les risques d'atteinte à la santé afin d'apporter des repères d'actions associant prévention des risques professionnels et qualité de la prestation.
Chacun pourra y retrouver les contraintes présentes dans son propre établissement selon son effectif et son organisation du travail.

Source : http://www.inrs.fr/accueil/dms/inrs/CataloguePapier/ED/TI-ED-6149/ed6149.pdf

Fall Protection Can Save Your Life

This video shows the consequences of not wearing fall protection and why wearing fall protection is the right choice every time.

Source : http://www2.worksafebc.com/Publications/Multimedia/Videos.asp?ReportID=37167

Dance floor mechanical properties and dancer injuries in a touring professional ballet company

OBJECTIVES: The mechanical properties of the floors used by dancers have often been suggested to be associated with injury, yet limited etiological evidence is available to support this hypothesis. The dance floors at three theatres regularly used by a touring professional ballet company were mechanically quantified with the aim of comparing floor properties with injury incidence in dancers. DESIGN: Cross sectional. METHODS: Test points on the floors were quantified in accordance with European Sports Surface Standard protocols for force reduction. Injuries and associated variables occurring within the ballet company dancers during activity on the three floors were recorded by the company's medical staff. An injury was recorded if a dancer experienced an incident that restricted the dancer from performing all normal training or performance activities for a 24h period. Injuries were delimited to those occurring in the lower limbs or lumbar region during non-lifting tasks. RESULTS: Floor construction varied between venues and a range of floor mechanical properties were observed. None of the floors complied with the range of force reduction values required by the European Sport Surface Standards. The highest injury rate was observed on the floor with the greatest variability of force reduction magnitudes. No difference in injury frequency was observed between the venues with the highest and lowest mean force reduction magnitudes. CONCLUSIONS: Professional dancers can be required to perform on floors that may be inadequate for safe dance practice. Intra-floor force reduction variability may have a stronger association with injury risk than mean floor force reduction magnitude.

Source : Hopper LS, Allen N, Wyon M, Alderson JA, Elliott BC, Ackland TR. J. Sci. Med. Sport 2013; ePub. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2013.04.013
 

WorkSafe Magazine - May/June 2013

In this issue: Workplace incident investigations need to go further and deeper; Prime contractors are responsible for the health and safety of all workers on site; Using engineered noise controls to prevent hearing damage; and more.

Source : http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/newsletters/worksafe_magazine/Assets/PDF/wsm_may_jun_2013.pdf

Conseils de sécurité pour l'utilisation d'un VTT au travail

Grâce à leurs pneus surdimensionnés, à profil profond et à basse pression, de même qu'à leur faible poids et à leur grande maniabilité, les véhicules tout-terrain (VTT) peuvent parcourir des routes et des sentiers qui sont impraticables pour des véhicules plus lourds et plus gros. Les VTT sont populaires non seulement pour leur agrément en tant que véhicules récréatifs, mais aussi pour leur côté pratique sur certains lieux de travail. Les VTT sont couramment utilisés pour pratiquer certaines activités et dans certains domaines, notamment les suivants : construction, services médicaux d'urgence, recherche et sauvetage, gestion des terres et arpentage, entretien de pipelines, agriculture, foresterie, lutte contre les feux de végétation, etc. [...] Les employeurs et les employés peuvent prendre des mesures de précaution pour prévenir les blessures et utiliser les VTT de façon sécuritaire sur leur lieu de travail.

Source : Le Rapport sur la santé et la sécurité,  Vol. 11, No. 5. http://www.cchst.ca/newsletters/hsreport/issues/2013/05/ezine.html#tipstools

Eclairages de sécurité : place à l’innovation

L'éclairage de sécurité dispose d'une légitimité aujourd'hui bien ancrée. Celle-ci s'accroît grâce à sa réactivité face aux évolutions réglementaires du domaine de la sécurité dans les établissements publics et face aux nouveaux enjeux sociétaux. Depuis plus de 10 ans, le secteur développe notamment des produits éco-conçus ainsi que des systèmes d'évacuation adaptés aux personnes en situation de handicap (PSH).

Source : http://www.preventica.com/dossier-eclairage-securite.php

The case for research into the zero accident vision

This discussion paper is written out of a concern. We noticed that many companies with a good safety reputation have adopted a zero accident vision, yet there is very little scientific research in this field. The zero accident vision addresses the accidents causing deaths and severe injuries among company staff. In Finland, where more than 280 companies are currently a member of the Finnish ‘Zero Accident Forum', we see that this has supported the member companies to realize significant safety improvements over time, even though their safety performance was already much better than the national average when they joined the Forum (Virta et al., 2009). We therefore make a call to the safety research community to undertake research to better understand and support safety strategies based on ZAV.

Source :
Gerard I.J.M. Zwetsloot, Markku Aaltonen, Jean-Luc Wybo, Jorma Saari, Pete Kines, Rik Op De Beeck,  Safety Science, Volume 58, October 2013, p. 41-48,
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2013.01.026
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925753513000428

 

Female breast cancer in Lombardy, Italy (2002–2009): A case–control study on occupational risks

Background The role of occupational exposures in breast cancer development is still uncertain and, to our knowledge, no studies have been recently carried out in Italy to provide a comprehensive estimation of this possible risk. Methods Based on administrative data, a case-control study was carried out recruiting all incident cases of female breast cancer in the period 2002–2009, aged between 35 and 69 years, residing in Lombardy, Italy. Controls were randomly sampled from all women residing in Lombardy as of December 31, 2005. Occupational histories, including blue-collar status, were available from 1974 through record linkage with a social security pension database, and were obtained for 11,188 cases and 25,329 controls. Adjusted odds ratios (ORs) and corresponding 90% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using multiple unconditional logistic regression models, including terms for sectors of longest employment and for duration of employment. Multiple comparisons were accounted for according to the Benjamini–Hochberg method. Results The ORs for female breast cancer were modestly but significantly increased for employment in electrical manufacturing (OR 1.12, 90%CI 1.04–1.21), textile (OR 1.08, 90%CI 1.02–1.15), paper (OR 1.25, 90%CI 1.06–1.46) and rubber (OR 1.26, 90%CI 1.03–1.54) industries. Analysis by duration of employment within sectors showed significantly increased ORs for electrical manufacturing and rubber industries. After adjustment for multiple comparisons no estimates remained statistically significant. Conclusions Although with several limitations, our results point to a possible role of exposures in electrical manufacturing, textile, paper and rubber industries in the process leading to breast cancer. An in-dept study for the electrical manufacturing industry has been already planned.

Source : Oddone, E., Edefonti, V., Scaburri, A., Vai, T., Crosignani, P. and Imbriani, M. (2013).  Am. J. Ind. Med. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajim.22205

 

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