Presentation on laboratory safety at conference in Lodz

posted Nov 28, 2011, 1:00 AM by Webadmin Safepark Consultancy   [ updated Nov 28, 2011, 2:56 AM ]
Last week the 1st International Conference on Modern management standards of Occupational Safety and Health took place in the city of Lodz in central Poland. Niels was invited to give a key note talk on laboratory safety titled "A sandbox - risk assessment in experimental research". The presentations featured forms for risk assessment of chemicals (Chemical APV Form - see below) and risk assessment of experimental setup (Laboratory ExpSetup Risk Assessment - see below). These forms are based on input from industry, and have been used for a number of years in a university environment.

The conference on Wednesday, November 23rd featured simultaneous translation between Polish and English.  The first session on day one were "Occupational safety and health management as a system including law regulation and control institutions", which included presentations from the National Labour Inspectorate in Poland on accident prevention and from the University of Lodz on psychosocial threats in the working environment. The second session was "Role of education ub forming proper OSH attitudes" was dominated by presentations from the University of Lodz, while the third session "Psychological and physiological aspects of occupational safety" featured an excellent presentation by professor Teresa Makowiec- Dabrowska from the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine. 

The second day featured visits to one of two local companies: Sonoco Poland - Packaging Services or Flextronics Logistics Poland. Niels visited Flextronics, which is part of a major international corporation involved in logistics as well as assembly and repear of electronics. The tour of the warehouse showed, that the degree of automation is not as high as in comparable facilities in Denmark and other western European countries. Niels wonders what the long term prospects of such manually operated warehouses are?

The next Conference on Modern management standards of Occupational Safety and Health is planed to take place on 17. - 18. September 2013 in Lodz, Poland. Further information at www.mordernsafetystandards.com.
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