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International minimum requirements for health protection at the workplace

WHO has already developed several public health standards and guidelines applicable to work settings, such as indoor air quality guidelines, radiation protection standards, international chemical safety cards, and a guide for water safety in public buildings. Other guidance documents are currently being developed including on occupational exposure to nanoparticles, electromagnetic fields, UV and optical radiation and occupational risks in housing.
This report provides an analysis of the current spectrum of global, regional and national norms including conventions, standards, directives, regulations, guides, and codes directly relating to protecting health in the workplace. It identifies gaps in what is currently available and makes recommendations for improvements. Consideration has been given to exposure to hazardous substances, noise and vibration, radiation, musculoskeletal and psychosocial risks, as well as general workplace and welfare issues such as lighting, thermal comfort, drinking water and sanitation, first aid and health surveillance.

Source: http://www.who.int/occupational_health/publications/minimum-requirements-for-health-protection/en/

NIOSH Extramural Research and Training Program

Annual Report of Fiscal Year 2016
This special issue of the annual report marks the end of the second decade of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). It reviews how the extramural research program has contributed to improving workplace safety and health over the past 10 years.
We report on how NIOSH invested in our multidisciplinary centers, investigator-initiated research projects, and cooperative research agreements. We also report on our training project grants, state surveillance programs, small business innovation research, and global health initiatives.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2018-106/

IRSST - Plan quinquennal de production scientifique et technique 2018-2022

Ce plan stratégique constitue la feuille de route de l’IRSST pour les cinq prochaines années. Il devient la pierre d’assise de toutes nos actions futures. Il fixe les objectifs à atteindre et balise l’itinéraire qu’empruntera chacun de nos champs de recherche, Prévention durable en SST et environnement de travail, Prévention des risques chimiques et biologiques, Prévention des risques mécaniques et physiques et Réadaptation au travail, au cours de la période 2018-2022.

Source: http://www.irsst.qc.ca/Portals/0/upload/5-institut/Plan/plan-quinquennal-2018-2022.pdf

WorkSafe New Zealand - Annual Report 2016-2017

The Annual Report for WorkSafe New Zealand gives a snapshot of our work each year, and provides financial statements.

Source: https://worksafe.govt.nz/dmsdocument/3196-annual-report-2016-2017

Food and agriculture global value chains: Drivers and constraints for occupational safety and health improvement

The project aimed to gather evidence on ways to approach OSH within the global supply chains (GSC) discussion and possible entry points to build intervention models for the improvement of OSH in GSCs. From that perspective, the project sought to understand the dynamics at play in GSCs with a view to identifying drivers and constraints for OSH improvements, should these lie within specific business relationships in the supply chain or within institutional and policy environments in sourcing and consumer countries.

Source: http://www.ilo.org/safework/projects/WCMS_588089/lang--en/index.htm

Indoor workplaces

Recommended procedure for the investigation of working environment
The present report, “Indoor workplaces: Recommended procedure for investigation of the working environment”, now in a third and completely revised edition, is intended to assist in the systematic investigation of health problems and subjective disorders arising at indoor workplaces, and in the identification of practical solutions. It describes a concept, geared to use in the field, for step-by-step identification of the causes, giving
consideration to all essential factors which according to present knowledge must be considered possible causes of problems in indoor areas. Topics covered include health complaints, buildings, facilities, workplace organization, physical, chemical and biological hazards, and mental factors. The individual elements contain a wealth of information for the user which extends beyond investigation in response to complaints. This information is required for a greater understanding of the issues and serves at the same time as a basis for the redesign of workplaces in indoor areas such that they enhance performance and do not give rise to complaints.

Source: http://www.dguv.de/ifa/praxishilfen/innenraumarbeitsplaetze/index-2.jsp

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Révolution 4.0 : à l’aube d’une nouvelle SST?

Les nouvelles technologies se trouvent actuellement dans une phase intensive de développement et de déploiement. Qu’il s’agisse de véhicules autonomes, d’intelligence artificielle, d’interconnexion entre les objets, de réalité augmentée ou d’usines intelligentes, la révolution 4.0 se met en marche sur plusieurs fronts à la fois.
Certaines de ces technologies sont déjà présentes dans les milieux de travail tandis que d’autres pourraient s’y retrouver d’ici quelques années. Bien que l’on entende beaucoup parler des technologies de la révolution 4.0, il y a très peu d’information sur leurs effets sur la santé et la sécurité du travail.

Source: http://www.irsst.qc.ca/colloque-2017

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