2012-06-01 12:00 - Messages

National Survey of the Mining Population

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted the first comprehensive survey of the U.S. mining population in more than 20 years. The National Survey of the Mining Population captured the current profile of the U.S. mining workforce. Data collection began in March 2008 and continued through August 2008. Randomly selected mining operations in all of the major mining sectors (i.e., coal, metal, nonmetal, stone, and sand and gravel) received the survey and had the option of completing a paper or web-based questionnaire. A total of 737 mining operations returned completed questionnaires and reported data for 9,008 employees. Two sets of data were collected in this national survey. There were questions about the mining operation, including employee training, work schedules, the use of independent contractor employees, and mine communication and safety systems. The employee questions included demographic and occupational questions about individual employees. The survey sample data were weighted in order to provide national estimates of mine and employee characteristics. This Information Circular (IC) is published in two parts--"Part I: Employees" presents the employee-level data and "Part II: Mines" presents the mine-level data. Both parts of this IC include an overview of the survey background, development of the survey materials, sample design and sample selection, data collection and processing, statistical weighting, and lessons learned. The survey data are summarized for the overall U.S. mining industry and the five major mining sectors. The information gathered from the survey respondents is being published only as summarized data so that no single mining operation or employee can be identified.

Part I: Employees : http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/pubs/pubreference/outputid3709.htm

Part II: Mines : http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/pubs/pubreference/outputid3710.htm

Comment évaluer et prévenir les risques professionnels dans les crèches

Un diagnostic mené à l'initiative des crèches associatives de l'Hérault a révélé des problématiques de conditions de travail : usure professionnelle, absence de document unique, conception des espaces. Un groupe de travail régional s'est constitué pour accompagner plusieurs structures dans leur démarches de progrès et élaborer un guide pratique à destination du secteur.

Source : http://www.anact.fr/web/actualite/essentiel?p_thingIdToShow=25629593

Safety and Health in the Theater

Keeping Tragedy out of the Comedies…and Musicals…and Dramas
Data from the Bureau of Labor statistics show that injuries involving days away from work among occupations related to the theater increased from a low of 870 in 2006 to a high of 1,570 in 2008.  In 2009, (the most current data available) injuries decreased to 1,190.  Among the injuries incurred from 2003-2009, 50% were strains and sprains; 41% were to the lower extremities; and the median number of days away from work was 39 days– notable as the national average is around 8 days.

Source : http://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2012/06/theater/

IRSST - Rapport d'activité 2011

Ponctuée par la fin d’un cycle, celui du Plan triennal de production scientifique et technique, l’année 2011 comportait aussi son lot de nouveautés. De la présidence des instances, en passant par la structure de la permanence de l’IRSST, le rapport d’activité présente brièvement les principaux faits saillants de l’année: nouveaux livres et guides, nouveau laboratoire, nouveau mode de conduite de projets, nouveau record pour les laboratoires, nouvelles façons de diffuser les résultats de la recherche, etc.
En plus de pouvoir consulter les principaux chiffres sur les projets et activités de recherche ainsi que sur les efforts de diffusion de 2011, le lecteur trouvera dans ce document la liste complète des publications de l’Institut liées à des projets qu’il a réalisés ou financés.

Source : http://www.irsst.qc.ca/-publication-irsst-rapport-d-activite-2011-ra11-fr.html

Sustainable workplaces of the future

European Research Challenges for occupational safety and health
Via a consultation process, the PEROSH members identified what occupational safety and health topics the European institutes specialised in, and what they see as the major trends and future challenges in the world of work and their impact on OSH. A second part of the consultation analysed future research needs, solutions and deliverables that will be necessary in the long run to ensure a healthy working life for Europe’s workforce, and to secure social progress in the EU.

Source : http://www.perosh.eu/p/29CED2B5BD7E584DC12579C3003EADE7

National Emphasis Program – Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

OSHA Instruction, National Emphasis Program for Programmed Inspections of Nursing and Residential Care Facilities, NAICS 623110, 623210 and 623311 (formerly SIC codes 8051- Skilled Nursing Care Facilities, 8052-Intermediate Care Facilities, and 8059-Nursing and Residential Care Facilities, Not Elsewhere Classified), sets forth policy and procedures for targeting and conducting programmed inspections in this industry. The specific hazards being addressed include ergonomic stressors in patient lifting, bloodborne pathogens, tuberculosis, workplace violence, and slips, trips and falls.
Key terms are defined, the targeting lists are described, scheduling and inspection procedures are provided, and information on Integrated Management infromation System (IMIS)/OSHA Information System (OIS) coding is given. There are five appendices that provide additional information: a quick reference for compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs); a release and consent form; a list of resources available to CSHOs and employers; a sample alleged violation
description (AVD) for resident handling hazards; and a sample AVD for MRSA exposure.

Source : https://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/Directive_pdf/CPL_03-00-016.pdf

The Research Compendium: The NIOSH Total Worker Health Program

Seminal Research Papers 2012
In this paper, we review the scientific evidence for coordinating and integrating worksite health promotion and occupational health and safety as a means of enhancing the effectiveness of efforts to promote and protect worker health. The overall aim of this paper is to introduce the parameters for a research agenda aimed at improving worker health through such integrated and coordinated efforts.

Source : http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2012-146/

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