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Leadership and worker engagement in the ports industry
HSE’s 2014 Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) on Safety in Docks (L148) was developed through close consultation with employer and employee representatives. It is designed to address both the larger end of the industry and those working in small harbours and highlights the importance of leadership and full workforce involvement. Worker engagement goes beyond consultation and refers to the extent to which workers contribute to decisions that affect their health and safety. Leaders play an important role by engaging the workforce to achieve safe and healthy conditions. This qualitative study...
New NIOSH Training Offers Fatigue Management for Pilots in the Land of the Midnight Sun
For a pilot working in Western Alaska, the amount of daylight during their work day can vary as much as 14 hours between the summer and winter solstice (or more the farther north you go). These aviators often fly multiple legs each day, serving as a transportation link to over 250 villages across the state. In fact, over 80% of Alaska's communities are not connected by roads. Vast distances, long hours of daylight, short flying seasons, and wildly variable weather can all contribute to the development of fatigue. Fatigue is a general lack of alertness and degradation in mental and physical...
Factors in the design of order picking systems that influence manual handling practices
Order picking can be defined as the retrieval of stock keeping units from a warehouse according to a pick list generated from a customer order prior to the despatch of the completed order to the customer. There is a variety of order picking systems that are used in warehouses and distribution centres and the choice of system will determine the amount and type of manual handling that occurs within those locations. In order to understand the factors that influence the design of order picking systems a literature review was undertaken and telephone interviews were conducted with six industry stakeholders...
Trucks driving fatalities
Data released by Safe Work Australia today in the report Work-related fatalities involving trucks, Australia 2003 to 2012 show an alarming number of Australia's truck drivers are being killed at work each year. The report outlines target areas to help reduce truck-related fatalities, including: •managing public road travel to reduce fatigue and using appropriate speed for the conditions •ensuring that vehicles are braked appropriately •increasing awareness of pedestrian workers and members of the public •ensuring that vehicles and equipment are maintained appropriately and...
La SNCF met le cap sur la qualité de vie au travail
Améliorer la qualité de vie au travail, c'est préserver la santé des salariés. Mais c'est aussi garantir une plus grande qualité de service et de meilleurs résultats économiques. Source : Travail & changement , Hors-série, Décembre 2013. http://fr.calameo.com/read/000088155bea63dc36738
ACOEM Releases Guidance on Managing Workplace Fatigue
A workplace in which hazards are well-controlled, with an active culture of health and a supportive work environment, can enhance worker health and well-being, both on and off the job. Implementing a comprehensive fatigue risk management system could improve workplace safety and efficiency, according to a new guidance paper released by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Safety and productivity in the workplace are directly related to worker health, reports the paper, titled, “Fatigue Risk Management in the Workplace.” A workplace may have chemical, physical...
ETSC just published its third PRAISE Fact Sheet
Following the publication of the PRAISE Thematic Report on Fitness to Drive ETSC interviewed the Haulage company Fredso Vognmandsforretning, to gain insight on how even a small company can invest in road safety, notably by addressing drink driving through the use of alcolocks. Source : http://osha.europa.eu/en/news/eu-etsc-sme-good-practice-on-alcohol-and-fittness-to-drive
Assessing the effectiveness of the Workplace Transport Route Map
This report describes a study to assess whether the workplace transport 'Route Map' is an effective tool to help users manage workplace transport risks. The Health and Safety Executive wanted to assess whether the Route Map had fulfilled the needs of stakeholders as originally expressed in the Route Map public consultation and whether or not it currently provides a useful resource for industry. Telephone interviews with a representative sample of the Route Map users were conducted and the findings revealed that the original consultees' expectations had been adequately met. Furthermore...
Conception et rénovation des quais pour l'accostage, le chargement et le déchargement en sécurité des poids lourds
Le transit de marchandises entre les camions et les bâtiments doit être effectué à partir de quais de transbordement afin de limiter les différences de hauteur et les reprises de manutention. Des choix inopportuns de conception peuvent exposer le personnel de quai à des risques graves. Destiné aux chefs d'entreprises, ce document propose un certain nombre de recommandations qui seront d'autant plus faciles à mettre en oeuvre qu'elles seront intégrées dès la conception des bâtiments. Source : http://www...

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