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    OHS Organizations Around the World

    • American Petroleum Institute
    • Canadian Auto Workers Union
    • European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
    • Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
    • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
    • Canadian Labour Congress
    • Center to Protect Workers' Rights
    • Health and Safety Executive
    • Institut Arbeit und Gesundheit der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung
    • International Agency for Research on Cancer
    • International Commission on Occupational Health
    • Institut fur Arbeitsphysiologie
    • Israeli Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
    • Institut National de Recherche et de Securite
    • Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo
    • Institute of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
    • Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et sécurité du travail
    • Institut universitaire romand de Sante au Travail
    • Institute for Science of Labour
    • Instituto Seguros Sociales
    • International Organization for Standardization
    • International Social Security Association
    • National Fire Protection Association
    • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
    • Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine
    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    • Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund (now SUVA)
    • Tyoterveyslaitos
    • United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
    • United Food and Commercial Workers
    • World Health Organization
    • The American Industrial Hygiene Association
    • Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung

    American Petroleum Institute

    logoapiAmerican Pedtroleum Institute (API) is the leading U.S. trade association for the oil and natural gas industry, which represents coporations involved in the production, refinement, distribution and other aspects of the petroleum industry.

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    Canadian Auto Workers Union

    logocawCanadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) is the largest private sector union in Canada representing workers throughout virtually every sector of the Canadian economy.

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    European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

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    European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) was set up to make Europe's workplaces safer, healthier and more productive. This is done by bringing together and sharing knowledge and information, to promote a culture of risk prevention.

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    Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

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    Canadian Centre for Occupatioanl Health and Safety (CCOHS) promotes the total well-being - physical, psychosocial and mental health - of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support health, safety and wellness programs.

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    Canadian Labour Congress

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    Canadian Labour Congress brings together Canada’s national and international unions, the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 130 district labour councils.

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    Center to Protect Workers' Rights

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    The Center to Protect Workers’ Rights (CPWR), now called The Center for Construction Research and Training, is an international leader in applied research, training, and service to the construction industry.

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    Health and Safety Executive

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    Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national independent regulator and act in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces.

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    Institut Arbeit und Gesundheit der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung

    (IAG - Institute Work and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance)

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    The Institute for Work and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IAG) is a part of the DGUV Academy in Dresden, promoting safety and health at the workplace by training, research and development, and consultancy and to support the German Social Accident Insurance.

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    International Agency for Research on Cancer

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    International Agency for Research on Cancer is an intergovernmental agency forming part of the World Health Organization tasked with conducting and coordinating research into the cases of cancer.

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    International Commission on Occupational Health

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    International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) is an international non-governmental professional society, which aims to foster the scientific progress, knowledge and development of occupational health and safety.

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    Institut fur Arbeitsphysiologie

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    The Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo) investigates potentials and risks of modern work on the basis of behavioural and life sciences. The results of our research are used to design new regulations and guidelines for a beneficial and healthy working environment.

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    Israeli Institute for Occupational Safety & Health

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    Israel Institute for Occupational Safety and Hygiene (IIOSH) is Israel's national public institution concerned with the workplace safety and health.

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    Institut National de Recherche et de Securite

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    Institut National de Recherche et de Securite (INRS) conducts study and research programmes to improve the health and safety of men and women at work in France, from toxicological hazards to physical and psychological well-being.

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    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health

    logoiomehInstitute of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health’s activities cover: research, expertise and training in public health, occupational medicine and environmental health impact assessment, diagnosis and treatment of occupational and environmental diseases, as well as implementation of health promotion and prevention of diseases.

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    Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

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    Established in Québec since 1980, the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) is a scientific research organization known for the quality of its work and the expertise of its personnel.

    The Institute is a private, non-profit agency.

    Its board of directors is composed of an equal number of trade union and employers' representatives, making it a joint body.

    The Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST) provides most of the Institute's funding from the contributions it collects from employers.

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    Institut universitaire romand de Sante au Travail

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    Institut universitaire romand de Sante au Travail (IST) has no inspection or monitoring function; it provides teaching, research, assessment and consultancy as well as promotion in the field of occupational health in Switzerland.

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    Institute for Science of Labour

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    The Institute is an independent non-profit-making research body under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan.

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    Instituto Seguros Sociales

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    One of the largest organizations in the Columbian government the Instituto Seguros Sociales provides health services and guaranteed pensions to millions of Columbians.

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    International Organization for Standardization

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    International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards. ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 160 countries, one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.

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    International Social Security Association

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    The International Social Security Association (ISSA) is the principal international institution bringing together social security agencies and organizations.

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    National Fire Protection Association

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    The National Fire Protection Association is a nonprofit aimed at reducing the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

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    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness.

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    Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine

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    The Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine is an independent research and development centre that provides background research and promotes healthy lifestyles among Polish workers.

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    Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation.

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    Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund (now SUVA)

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    Suva, a non-profit company formerly known as the Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund, provides accident insurance products, and prevention and rehabilitation services for industrial trading and commercial enterprises in Switzerland.

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    Tyoterveyslaitos

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    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, FIOH, is a research and specialist organization in the field of occupational health and safety.

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    United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America

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    The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in North America, with members in virtually every sector of the economy.

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    United Food and Commercial Workers

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    United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) has 1.3 million union members work in a range of industries, with the majority working in retail food, meatpacking and poultry, food processing and manufacturing, and retail stores.

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    World Health Organization

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    Within the United Nations the World Health Organization (WHO) is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

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    The American Industrial Hygiene Association

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    The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is one of the largest international associations serving the need of occupational and environmental health and safety professional practicing industrial hygiene in industry, government, labor, academic institutions, and independent organizations.

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    Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung

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    Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV) is the umbrella association of the accident insurance institutions for the industrial and public sectors.

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    Contents

    Preface
    Part I. The Body
    Part II. Health Care
    Part III. Management & Policy
    Part IV. Tools and Approaches
    Part V. Psychosocial and Organizational Factors
    Part VI. General Hazards
    Part VII. The Environment
    Part VIII. Accidents and Safety Management
    Part IX. Chemicals
    Part X. Industries Based on Biological Resources
    Part XI. Industries Based on Natural Resources
    Part XII. Chemical Industries
    Part XIII. Manufacturing Industries
    Part XIV. Textile and Apparel Industries
    Part XV. Transport Industries
    Part XVI. Construction
    Part XVII. Services and Trade
    Part XVIII. Guides