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Causal inferences of external–contextual domains on complex construction, safety, health and environment regulation
A robust and pragmatic regulatory framework that is based on a good understanding of the external–context domains of countries is fundamental for Safety, Health and Environment (SHE). However, in many developing and emerging economies the regulatory framework for SHE is complex and the external–context domains are poorly understood and not factored in SHE. Using Nigeria as a case, the study examines the causal inferences of the social, cultural, political, religious and institutional contexts on the complex Construction Safety, Health and Environment (CSHE) regulatory framework using...
Safe Employment Integration of Recent Immigrants and Refugees
This study examined the employment preparation and work experiences of recent immigrants and refugees in Ontario, Canada, to determine key resource needs and opportunities related to safe work integration. In-depth interviews were conducted with 22 service providers, program developers, and policy-makers from the immigration and employment fields. Eighteen focus groups were held with 110 recent immigrants and refugees who were looking for work or who had recently found work. An exploratory qualitative approach was used to collect and analyze the data. First jobs were often characterized by precarity...
Guide de bonnes pratiques pour favoriser l'embauche, le maintien et le retour en emploi des travailleurs expérimentés
L'embauche, le maintien et le retour en emploi des travailleurs expérimentés sont une partie de la solution à la rareté attendue de la main-d'œuvre, d'autant plus que ces travailleurs montrent déjà une tendance à être de plus en plus actifs sur le marché du travail. En effet, l'un des faits marquants qui se dégagent des tendance du marché du travail depuis un certain nombre d'années est la hausse continue de la participation des travailleurs expérimentés. Après la vague...
Differences in safety training among smaller and larger construction firms with non-native workers
Evidence of overlapping vulnerabilities Collaborative efforts between the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) led to a report focusing on overlapping occupational vulnerabilities, specifically small construction businesses employing young, non-native workers. Following the report, an online survey was conducted by ASSE with construction business representatives focusing on training experiences of non-native workers. Results were grouped by business size (50 or fewer employees or more than 50 employees). Smaller businesses...
Workplace interventions to improve work ability
A systematic review and meta-analysis of their effectiveness Objective: Extended working lives due to an ageing population will necessitate the maintenance of work ability across the life course. This systematic review aimed to analyze whether workplace interventions positively impact work ability. Methods: We searched Medline, PsycINFO, CINAHL and Embase databases using relevant terms. Work-based interventions were those focused on individuals, the workplace, or multilevel (combination). Work ability – measured using the work ability index (WAI) or the single-item work ability score (WAS...
Mieux former les managers et ingénieurs de demain
"Faire évoluer la formation initiale et continue des dirigeants, managers, ingénieurs et chefs de projet pour qu'ils prennent mieux en compte les enjeux de qualité de vie au travail, telle est l'ambition du projet « Faire École » que le réseau Anact-Aract a lancé à l'échelle nationale en 2014. Ce numéro dévoile ce que nos échanges avec le monde de l'entreprise, la formation continue et l'enseignement supérieur ont révélé pour pouvoir faire bouger les lignes...
La qualité du travail au coeur de la formation
Face aux problèmes récurrents de l'insertion et du maintien en emploi, la formation professionnelle en situation de travail suscite un regain d'intérêt auprès des partenaires sociaux et des pouvoirs publics. À la faveur d'une expérimentation initiée par le ministère du Travail, elle pourrait même devenir un format de référence dans les plans de formation. À condition que les entreprises adaptent leurs organisations du travail. Source: Travail & changement , No 361, octobre-novembre-décembre...
Best practices for health and safety technology transfer in construction
BACKGROUND: Construction continues to be a dangerous industry, yet solutions that would prevent injury and illness do exist. Prevention of injury and illness among construction workers requires dissemination, adoption, and implementation of these effective interventions, or "research to practice" (r2p). METHODS: CPWR recruited participants with experience and insight into effective methods for diffusion of health and safety technologies in this industry for a symposium with 3 group sessions and 3 breakout groups. The organizers reviewed session notes and identified 141 recommendations...
Improving health and safety conditions in agriculture through professional training of Florida farm labor supervisors
Because farm labor supervisors (FLSs) are responsible for ensuring safe work environments for thousands of workers, providing them with adequate knowledge is critical to preserving worker health. Yet a challenge to offering professional training to FLSs, many of whom are foreign-born and have received different levels of education in the US and abroad, is implementing a program that not only results in knowledge gains but meets the expectations of a diverse audience. By offering bilingual instruction on safety and compliance, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences...
Mining industry tackles mental health challenges
Senior mine safety representatives and health professionals have gathered in the Hunter to map out a comprehensive approach to tackling mental health and illness in the NSW minerals industry. Over 20 delegates from around NSW participated in the day-long workshop hosted by the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER), working together to develop a ‘Roadmap for Mental Health' template document for use within the state's mining sector. The Mental Health and the NSW Minerals Industry report - a publication prepared by the University of Newcastle and the Hunter Institute of...
Healthy Design, Creative Safety
Approaches to health and safety teaching and learning in undergraduate schools of architecture In January 2010, the HSE and RIBA commissioned a team from the University of Sheffield to undertake a research project into the teaching of health and safety in undergraduate schools of Architecture in the UK. The need for the research was recognized by previous studies into 'identification and management of risk in undergraduate construction courses' [2001 and 2004] which highlighted the need for schools of architecture to have a more consistent and integrated approach to the teaching of health...
Stress is number one cause of long-term absence for the first time as job insecurity weighs heavy on the workplace, finds CIPD/Simplyhealth Absence survey
Stress is, for the first time, the most common cause of long-term sickness absence for both manual and non-manual employees, according to this year’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)/Simplyhealth Absence Management survey. A link between job security and mental health problems is also revealed in the survey. Employers planning to make redundancies in the next six months are significantly more likely to report an increase in mental health problems among their staff (51% compared with 32% who are not planning redundancies). For manual workers, stress is now level with...
L’impact des crises économiques sur la santé mentale des travailleurs
Les crises économiques et financières peuvent avoir une incidence défavorable sur la santé psychique des travailleurs et influer sur les régimes de sécurité sociale. Depuis les vingt dernières années, les conséquences des maladies psychiques inquiètent de plus en plus les directeurs des différents régimes d'assurance, plus particulièrement en ce qui concerne les assurances invalidité et maladie. Les données actuelles et rétrospectives montrent l'impact significatif des...
Short-time working in the legal sector: the Flex Programme at Norton Rose (United Kingdom)
The Flex Programme at Norton Rose (United Kingdom) Norton Rose LLP, part of the Norton Rose Group, has been one of the few law firms in the UK that did not make staff redundant during the recent crisis. Instead it launched a one year ‘flex scheme' in May 2009 that allowed the firm to either put volunteer partners and salaried staff on a four-day week for an agreed period at 85% of their normal salary, or to offer a sabbatical of between one and three months at 30% of their pay. This case study focuses on how the flex scheme was applied to staff in the UK's London office. The aim is...
L’impact de la crise financière sur la sécurité et la santé au travail
La prévention, l'indemnisation et la réhabilitation, trois composantes essentielles de la sécurité sociale, sont actuellement menacées par les conséquences de la crise financière et économique. Une étude récente de l'Association internationale de la sécurité sociale (AISS) montre en effet que la crise a eu un double impact sur les régimes de sécurité sociale: une baisse significative de leurs recettes et la hausse des dépenses de santé. Mais quel a été l'impact...
Qualitative research amongst ‘hard to reach’ small construction site operators
Since 2000 there has been a significant reduction in fatal accidents and other injuries in the construction industry. This reduction has been attributed in part to the focus of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on influencing large firms. In order to encourage the continuation of this downward trend, the HSE’s Small Sites Project was established to bring about the adoption of sensible risk management strategies to improve standards of health and safety on Small Sites. There is a specific focus on those sites with 5 or fewer employees on site. http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr719...
Occupational health and safety in small businesses
Recent international research in small businesses suggests that relatively poor OHS management and outcomes in comparison to larger businesses could be attributed to characteristics typical of small businesses. Some of the characteristics of small businesses make it more difficult for them to create and maintain a safe and healthy work environment. Those working in small businesses in New Zealand and overseas are generally more frequently exposed to hazardous situations and suffer more work-related injuries and illnesses than those working in larger businesses. The magnitude of exposure to OHS...
Promoting Mental Health at Work in Times of Crisis
It is expected that the global economical "Tsunami" will also reach the European welfare states this summer followed by typical psychosocial risks: increasing imbalance between "business class" and "working class", increase in income inequality (a predictor of perceived loss of control and increasing suicide rate in East-European post-communistic countries, de Voglio, 2008), increasing residential mobility of workers, dramatic increase of unemployment, and a general anxiety regarding the future. Symptoms on the organizational level may include decrease in profits,...
Workplace Health Promotion in a Crisis
The economic recession which has swept across Europe has turned the spotlight on how companies treat their employees in a crisis. As enterprises look to reduce their costs by slimming down their workforces, should they instead be investing in the health of their employees to get a better return on their ‘human capital?' Experiences from the European Network ‘Enterprise for Health'. http://www.enterprise-for-health.org/index.php?id=266#nachoben
Working Safe in Aboriginal Communities
Aboriginal enterprises work in a unique political, social and economic context. This research project was designed to assess how that unique context influences the development and implementation of workplace injury prevention programs in Aboriginal enterprises. http://www.worksafebc.com/contact_us/research/research_results/res_60_10_480.asp
Joint social partner structures and restructuring
Comparing national approaches In the context of the current economic crisis and the almost daily announcements of internal restructuring and company closures leading to redundancies, the role of the social partners in the anticipation and management of change is becoming even more critical. Representatives of employers and trade unions at various levels have a key role to play in the management of change processes, which have been brought about by the financial crisis and subsequent economic crisis. At the most basic level, they are generally responsible for wage setting, which can have a significant...
Anticiper les évolutions du travail et des compétences
À l’heure où le travail change rapidement, les entreprises doivent tenter de prévoir aujourd’hui ce qu’elles seront demain. Quelles que soient les modalités qu’elles choisiront, trois types d’action peuvent les y aider : anticiper les besoins, prévoir les situations de travail et prévenir des risques de déqualification et d’usure professionnelle. Revue Travail et changement - Numéro novembre/décembre 2008

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