This Network is the product of the ongoing co-operation of the International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS) and its National and Collaborating Centres all over the world. The goal of this Network is to help its members and the rest of the world to find meaningful, comprehensive, structured and up-to-date information from the participating countries on subjects related to occupational safety and health (OSH).
Providers of the information are the National and Collaborating Centres and CIS itself. The organizational work stays with CIS. The operation of the Network is generously offered by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
Information Categories Applicable to all CIS Centres
The following table briefly describes each information category. CIS National Centres provide information from and about their own countries for each information category.
||The Welcome page gives a brief introduction to the web site.
||Information on OSH legislation, standards and guidelines is listed.
||Links are provided to information on good OSH practice. This includes guidelines, codes of practice, procedures manuals, regulations, and other documents.
||Topic-based collections of OSH information are presented.
||Links are provided to many OSH publications, e.g. magazines, newsletters, hazard and information alerts, policy documents, bibliographic databases, etc.
|News & Events
||Current news on safety and health at work is presented. There are links to press releases and OSH events.
||Read about interactive discussion forums and follow links to the forums.
||Various OSH training programs are described.
||Information on OSH statistics and surveys is available.
||Research projects and initiatives from CIS Centres and other agencies are highlighted.
Information Categories Specific to the CIS Centres Network
||What's new on the site.
||Information about the CIS Centres Club, an e-mail discussion group for CIS National and Collaborating Centres only.
||Allows you to search CIS Centres' web sites and other sites identified by the Centres.
||Users may provide comments on the site and/or contact CIS.
The bar on the left contains links to countries with CIS National and/or Collaborating Centres. Once you have chosen a particular information category, the left navigation bar will take you to a country's information for that particular information category, as selected by the country's CIS National Centre. As an example, if you chose Legislation from the top navigation, then chose "C" from the menu at the left (countries with names beginning with C), then chose Canada from the menu at the left, you would be presented with links to Canadian legislation as selected by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). CCOHS is the CIS National Centre for Canada.
Clicking on the English, Espanõl or Français link in the top navigation will take you to the English, Spanish or French view of that page. Although the structure of the network is trilingual, content provided by the CIS National Centres may be in any language or languages.