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Encyclopedia > Worker safety and health
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Worker safety and health is the prevention and reduction of the number of occupational safety and health hazards at the places of employment, providing safe and healthful working conditions. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... (OSH) is a cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. ...


For this, one uses :

  • Occupational Safety and Health "Standard", this is, a standard which requires conditions, or the adoption or use of one or more practices, means, methods, operations, or processes, reasonably necessary or appropriate to provide safe or healthful employment and places of employment.
  • "National consensus standard" is any occupational safety and health standard or modification thereof which:
  1. has been adopted and promulgated by a nationally recognized standards-producing organization under procedures whereby it can be determined by the Secretary of Labor that persons interested and affected by the scope or provisions of the standard have reached substantial agreement on its adoption,
  2. was formulated in a manner which afforded an opportunity for diverse views to be considered and
  3. has been designated as such a standard by the Secretary, after consultation with other appropriate Federal agencies.
  • Established Federal standards are any operative occupational safety and health standard established by any agency of the United States and presently in effect, or contained in any Act of Congress in force on the date of enactment of OSH Act of 1970.

Each employer: (OSH) is a cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. ... Standardization, in the context related to technologies and industries, is the process of establishing a technical standard among competing entities in a market, where this will bring benefits without hurting competition. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ...

  1. shall furnish to each of his/her employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to the employees (this is free from occupational harzards);
  2. shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under the OSH Act.

Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to the OSH Act which are applicable to his/her own actions and conduct. Hazard is a term used in evaluating safety: A hazard is a potential unwanted event. ... Harm can be defined as causing physical or psychological/emotional damage or injury to a person, animal or other entity. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ...


Health and safety at work is one of the EU’s most important social policy areas. It is also one of the most challenging: every five seconds an EU worker is involved in a work-related accident, and every two hours one worker dies in an accident at work. Addressing the diversity of occupational safety and health (OSH) issues and the need for increased awareness at workplace level are beyond the resources and expertise of a single Member State. That is why in 1996 the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work was set up: to collect, analyse and promote OSH-related information. The Agency’s mission is to make Europe’s workplaces safer, healthier and more productive, and in particular to promote an effective prevention culture. The Agency, located in Bilbao, Spain, has a dedicated staff of specialists in OSH, communication and public administration. At the national level, a network of ‘focal points’, typically the lead OSH organisations in their respective countries, represents the Agency. The focal points work through tripartite networks made up of representatives of government, employers and workers. This tripartite structure is also reflected in the composition of the Agency’s Governing Board.



See also: ACGIH The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) community of professionals advance worker safety and health through education and the development and dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge. ...


See also

  • Asbestosis - Compensation and Liability Disputes

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External links

  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety - CCOHS
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration
  • U.S. OSH Act of 1970.
  • European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OSHA)

  Results from FactBites:
 
RSNL1990 CHAPTER O-3 - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT (4611 words)
                      (i)  the occupational health and safety committee at the workplace,
Where 10 or more workers are employed at a workplace, the employer shall establish an occupational health and safety committee to monitor the health, safety and welfare of the workers employed at the workplace.
The worker health and safety representative is to be elected by other workers at the workplace or appointed in accordance with the constitution of the labour union of which the workers are members.
NIH Guide: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS WORKER HEALTH AND SAFETY TRAINING (7912 words)
In addition, it was clear that the context and technical approaches to safety and health training had undergone a rapid transition since the 1990’s, as computer and telecommunications technology have unleashed a wealth of technical information resources and established innovative modes of training development, delivery and evaluation.
Health and safety training may be appropriate and necessary for potential private and public health response workers.
Health and Safety training materials and curricula must be understandable for workers at risk and need to be translated into the workers’ native languages.
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