Management of safety and health

Safety first - really and truly!

In Italy in the Horeca sector (Hotels Restaurants Catering) even big companies do not generally have members of their own staff in charge of safety and health at workplace. Therefore external consultants are the ones hired to ensure the protection of safety, health and wellbeing of employees, guests and visitors.

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Workplace Health Promotion -WHP

Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) is a complex strategy of programs addressed to the improvement of organizations and of the health and mental well-being of workers in order to achieve a balance between work and private life.

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Guide for Risk Assessment in Small and Medium Enterprises

The International Social Security Association (ISSA) provides protection for people world wide through sustainable social security systems. In this context prevention is of great importance. The contribution of knowledge and the commitment of 13 International Sections enable the ISSA to promote occupational safety and health throughout the world.

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The appropriate use of my work equipment

The prevention tool was produced within the framework of the second regional « health at work » plan of the Region Alsace by the working group « Safeguarding physical health ». This leaflet is directed at the users of working equipments. It approaches a well known set of problems.

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www.stop-defeating.org

Defeating of safeguards on machines can cause serious accidents, high costs and restrict the availabiltity of machines. Taking a look inside the enterprises shows: one-third of safeguards are defeated (from "Report of defeating of protective devices of machinery" -only available in german-). This results in thousands of accidents every year – some of them fatal. The aim must be to prevent these accidents.

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Prevention in the office goes online with the FCOS Box

The FCOS Box (www.fcos-box.ch) provides a virtual tour of various office situations that deal with the following areas: “Working ergonomically”, “Accident prevention”, “Setting up the office” and “Office planning”. With a generous dash of humour, the two characters Sophie and Alex show how health and safety in the office can be improved with relatively little effort.

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Clean Workplace Project to support SMEs

Small and medium-sized enterprises tend to have poor working conditions and therefore have relatively higher risks of occupational diseases than large enterprises. Against this backdrop, KOSHA provides consulting services towards these SMEs for workplace hazards and gives partial financial funds for necessary improvements through "Clean Workplace Project", in efforts to prevent accidents in workplaces. KOSHA is focusing its financial support toward SMEs with less than 50 employees as they account for over 80% of workplaces in the manufacturing industry.

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The Digest grid

Sorry, this article is only available in the original french version.

 

Click here for an abstract in English.

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Quality certificate

For the quality certificate "Systematic Safety" (SmS), an employee of the Berufsgenossenschaft advises and supports an enterprise - aiming at improving its occupational safety and health organisation. A second employee finally checks, if the legal requirements for occupational safety and health are complied with and if they are also "lived" in the enterprise...

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An alles gedacht?

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Safety pays

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