Thursday, December 27, 2007

Unlucky burglar who picked on wrong room - icWales

Unlucky burglar who picked on wrong room - icWales: "A BURGLAR chose the wrong hotel room to plunder when he was confronted by a team of rugby-playing policemen.

The officers, from the Metropolitan Police, who had travelled from London for a charity game in Cardiff were shocked to discover the thief in one of their city Travelodge rooms helping himself to their belongings.

After being arrested, he was handed over to South Wales Police."

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The London Review of Breakfasts

The London Review of Breakfasts: "'We plan, we toil, we suffer -- in the hope of what? A camel-load of idol's eyes? The title deeds of Radio City? The empire of Asia? A trip to the moon? No, no, no, no. Simply to wake up just in time to smell coffee and bacon and eggs.' (J.B. Priestley)"

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Out of Bo'ness: Feel for me?

Out of Bo'ness: Feel for me?

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'Thought & Humor'

'Thought & Humor':

The Six Phrases Of A Project

1. Enthusiasm
2. Disillusionment
3. Panic
4. Search for the Guilty
5. Punishment of the Innocent
6. Praise and honour for the Non-Participants"

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Santa's been sacked! - Shields Gazette


Santa's been sacked! - Shields Gazette: "By Verity Ward
SANTA'S been given the sack from his town centre grotto because council chiefs thought he wasn't up to the job."

Mr Johnson also claimed he was told by the council he would not be allowed to appear this year because of health and safety.


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Sunday, December 16, 2007

London Is Great For Mango Juice Says Boris (from Your Local Guardian)

London Is Great For Mango Juice Says Boris (from Your Local Guardian): "London is great for mango juice, says Boris
By Helen Husbands

Gaffe-prone Tory mayoral candidate Boris Johnson has said the best thing about London is being able to buy mango juice and mange tout."

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Four by Three

Four by Three: "Have a look at what Four by Three could do for you."

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

The state of the Tories | Coming, ready or not | Economist.com

The state of the Tories | Coming, ready or not | Economist.com:
"Other hazards remain. One is Boris Johnson, the party's popular but disorganised candidate in London's mayoral election next May. Party staff are concerned that a lazy campaign ending in a heavy defeat by Ken Livingstone, the Labour incumbent, would reflect badly on Mr Cameron. Some believe a victory for Mr Johnson would be even worse, if he turned out to be a shambolic leader of Britain's capital."

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Scotsman.com News - Scotland - Edinburgh - Lollipop lady hit by car on crossing

Scotsman.com News - Scotland - Edinburgh - Lollipop lady hit by car on crossing: "NICK JURY

A LOLLIPOP lady was injured today when she was knocked down on a school crossing for the second time in 12 months. Margaret Montgomery, 49, of McDonald Road, was hit in front of horrified pupils and parents as she helped them on their way to Broughton Primary at 8.45am. She was struck by a Volkswagen Polo waiting at the crossing on McDonald Road, when a Vauxhall Corsa bumped into the back it, shunting it forward."

Missing Lollipop Ladies Put Lives At Risk (from Your Local Guardian)

Missing Lollipop Ladies Put Lives At Risk (from Your Local Guardian): "By Heather Darlington

Children's lives are being put at risk in Carshalton because of missing school crossing patrol officers. Parents of Barrow Hedges Primary School claim the speed of traffic in Staplehurst and Woodmansterne Road puts people off, leaving their children to run the gauntlet alone."

Health and safety ban on lollipop lady - Rye and Battle Today - Back to Home Page

Health and safety ban on lollipop lady - Rye and Battle Today - Back to Home Page:

"A Southampton lollipop lady who has worn festive fancy dress for the past 20 years has been banned from dressing up by her council bosses who fear it could be a health and safety risk. Margaret Russell has worn Christmas costumes every year while attending her crossing to raise money for the Mayor of Southampton's charity. But this year Southampton City Council has stopped the 54-year-old grandmother from wearing her costume of a Christmas bell because it prevents her from wearing reflective clothing.

However, the local authority did allow her to wear it for one day with her boss standing in to patrol the crossing for her."

Pampered binmen refuse to pick up rubbish bags this Xmas... in case they hurt their backs | the Daily Mail

Pampered binmen refuse to pick up rubbish bags this Xmas... in case they hurt their backs | the Daily Mail: "Binmen are refusing to pick up black bags of rubbish at Christmas - in case they hurt their backs or cut themselves. The decision by dustmen based on health and safety rules has been condemned as madness by residents. But union leaders in Havant, Hampshire, said they were worried workers could damage their backs bending over to pick up heavy bags or cut themselves on sharp objects sticking through the plastic."

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Proof Read

What does the safety consultant do after taking photocopies?

He compares it with the original for spelling mistakes.


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Hot and Cold

A Safety Officer goes into a store and sees a shiny object.

He asks the sales clerk, "What is that shiny object?"

The clerk replies, "That is a Thermos flask."

The Safety Officer asks, "What does it do?"

The clerk responds, "Keeps hot things hot and cold things cold."

The Safety Officer says, "I'll take it!"

The next day, he walks into work with his new Thermos.

His manager sees him and asks,

"What is that shiny object with you?"

He said, "It's a Thermos flask."

The manager asks, "What does it do?"

He replies, "Keeps hot things hot and cold things cold."

The manager said, "Wow, what do you have in it?"

The Safety Officer replies, "Two cups of coffee and a coke."
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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Safety in India


Safety in India, originally uploaded by kylehammons.

Safety is rarely the highest priority for workers in India

Occupation Safety & Health


Occupation Safety & Health, originally uploaded by Rescue Dog.

Two construction worker were found worked at height without any safety line. They even didn't wear any safety helmet and just simply sit on a unstable platform.

Friday, December 07, 2007

bump and run

A safety manager returns to his parked Traban to find the headlights broken and considerable damage to the bonnet. There's no sign of the offending vehicle but he's relieved to see that there's a note stuck under the windshield wiper.

"Sorry. I just backed into your Traban. The witnesses who saw the accident are nodding and smiling at me because they think I'm leaving my name, address and other particulars. But I'm not. Cya!"
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Dr. X's Free Associations: Photo of the Afternoon: Relaxing Above Manhattan Part II


Dr. X's Free Associations: Photo of the Afternoon: Relaxing Above Manhattan Part II

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Primary school bans pupils from bringing home-made mince pies - for health and safety reasons | the Daily Mail


Primary school bans pupils from bringing home-made mince pies - for health and safety reasons | the Daily Mail: "A school which has banned pupils from bringing home-made mince pies to their Christmas fair has been accused of over-reacting. Mynydd Cynffig Junior School, in Kenfig Hill, near Bridgend, south Wales, has stopped the sale of home-made products to protect pupils' health and safety."

Maopost.com - Chinese Propaganda Posters


Maopost.com - Chinese Propaganda Posters: "Electricians must check the insulation on their tools.

Diangong gongzuo qian yao jiancha jueyuan yongju."

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Evening News 24 - Gran could lose asbestos compensation

Evening News 24 - Gran could lose asbestos compensation: "DAVID BALE 04 December 2007 11:00 A grandmother who husband died from an asbestos-related disease could miss out on an estimated six-figure compensation payout because of red tape. Now Patricia Withers, 67, must attend a hearing at London's Royal Courts of Justice next Monday (10) to find out whether she will be due any compensation over the death of her husband Thomas."


However, a legal row has erupted because Zurich is now refusing to payout because the claim for compensation to them was not made with the statutory three-year time period after her husband's death.

A healthy attitude to risk - Telegraph

A healthy attitude to risk - Telegraph: "New HSC chief - and its first female chairman - aims to shatter 'conkers bonkers' image, says Richard Tyler As I greet the country's new chief nanny, she's sporting a cut on her right hand - 'an entirely avoidable injury', Judith Hackitt tells me, that she picked up at home in Oxfordshire. 'That was working in the garden and I was foolish enough to be working without my gloves on, cutting roses,' she admits. Could it have been prevented? 'Yes,' she says. Unfortunately - some may say fortunately - health and safety inspectors do not police people's back gardens."

HSE to dissociate from 'cotton wool' culture - Telegraph

HSE to dissociate from 'cotton wool' culture - Telegraph: "By Richard Tyler Last Updated: 2:04am GMT 04/12/2007 The new head of health and safety in Britain has labelled some insurance firms' attitude to Christmas as Scrooge-like. It has emerged that community Santa Claus sleigh rides have been threatened by some insurers that have required Father Christmas to buckle up or pay unaffordable premiums. The industry has defended the stance, arguing that it has to assume that volunteer Santas will sue if they are involved in an accident. advertisement But Judith Hackitt, the recently appointed chairman of the Health and Safety Commission, which oversees the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), has reacted angrily to the decision."

Monday, December 03, 2007

Every possible risk needs a safety sign


Every possible risk needs a safety sign: "Using too many signs just guarantees no one will read any of them. Safety signs are useful when there’s a significant risk which can't be avoided or controlled in any other way. But that doesn't mean you should add a sign for every possible risk, however trivial. Where there are serious risks in your workplace, don’t just rely on signs - take practical steps to deal with them. If you do need a sign, make sure it has the right symbol and is clearly visible."

Dr. X's Free Associations: Photo of the Day: 1932 Lunch Break, 30 Rock (updated)


Dr. X's Free Associations: Photo of the Day: 1932 Lunch Break, 30 Rock (updated)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Boxtickers Are Blind To The Accident Waiting To Happen (from The Herald )

Boxtickers Are Blind To The Accident Waiting To Happen (from The Herald ): "Unfortunately, Mr Pearce has chosen the wrong target. This area has been the subject of much misreporting because the Taliban in this instance is more likely to be a self-justifying health and safety official from the local council than a hard-pressed employee of the Health and Safety Executive."


The Health and Safety at Work Act has saved thousands of lives, largely due to sensible application of its principles by Health and Safety Executive Inspectors and by health and safety professionals in industry. I would not like that progress to be lost due to unfounded criticism by journalists or ill-informed decisions by people, in both the private and public sectors, who try to disguise economy measures under the banner of health and safety.

British health and safety law has always been based on the premise that not all risk can be eliminated and some low level risk is tolerable, a view recently upheld by the European courts.


John H Allen
Chartered Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
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Mushroom and Gadgets - Vox

Mushroom and Gadgets - Vox: "Mushroom and Gadgets music and photography (my artistic inclinations)"

Monday, November 12, 2007

Workers are banned from putting up Christmas decorations


Workers are banned from putting up Christmas decorations:
"The reality Bah Humbug!
Each year we hear of companies banning their workers from putting up Christmas decorations in their offices for ‘health and safety’ reasons, or requiring the work to be done by a ‘qualified’ person."

HOWEVER

TUC and Rospa

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MRSA claims not easy to prove in court - Health News - News - icWales

MRSA claims not easy to prove in court - Health News - News - icWales: "Nov 12 2007 by Our Correspondent, Western Mail HEALTHCARE-associated infections (HAIs) are rarely out of the news these days. The best known is MRSA, while Clostridium Difficile (C.diff) has also become more prominent of late."

More recently, some attempts have been made to use the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations as the basis for HAI claims.

Using a little lateral thinking, some lawyers have argued that bacteria such as MRSA or C.diff fall within the definition of “a substance hazardous to health”. This being the case, the COSHH regulatory obligations would apply to hospitals in their treatment of patients.

But a case last year suggested that relying on those regulations will not necessarily make these claims much easier to demonstrate, at least in the short term.

Until there is a full-blown trial that decides whether the COSHH regulations truly apply, this will remain a grey area.

Smoker must pay hotel for room clean-up - Times Online

Smoker must pay hotel for room clean-up - Times Online: "Fran Yeoman A hotel guest who enjoyed illicit cigarettes in his no-smoking bedroom has been ordered to pay compensation to the establishment’s owners. Bruce Innes breached his contractual duties by smoking roll-ups while staying at the Melverley Heights Guest House in Ipswich, a judge ruled."

News | Health and Safety | Conkers bans are 'bonkers' | The Sun |HomePage|News

News | Health and Safety | Conkers bans are 'bonkers' | The Sun |HomePage|News: "Published: Today 12/11
KILLJOY health and safety “extremists” are robbing kids of their childhood, it was claimed yesterday. The warning came after many schools banned games such as conkers, tag and snowball fights for fear of injury."

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Mapost

Welders should follow safe work practices.


Qihan qige gong yao zhuyi anquan caozuo


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Friday, November 09, 2007

Behold them, reader, and despair | By genre | Guardian Unlimited Books

Behold them, reader, and despair | By genre | Guardian Unlimited Books: "Boris Johnson has turned his hand to poetry. His debut volume is all about family life. If a more cringe-making book has been published, Stuart Jeffries has yet to read it"

BBC - Five Live - Simon Mayo

BBC - Five Live - Simon Mayo: "14:00 The Chair of the Health and Safety Commission, Judith Hackitt, joins Simon to discuss the role of healthy and safety in our lives and to answer your questions."

Blue Peter in third fakery scandal - Daventry Today

Blue Peter in third fakery scandal - Daventry Today - Back to Home Page: "Blue Peter has been caught up in another fakery scandal after admitting that two young 'viewers' who appeared on the show were really child actors."

Letters to the Telegraph - Telegraph

Letters to the Telegraph - Telegraph: "The health-and-safety regulations that are handcuffing police and putting lives at risk Sir - Boris Johnson (Comment, November 8) rightly draws attention to the shocking effect that health and safety rules have had on the behaviour of police forces, but the details of the Highmoor case are even worse than indicated by his brief summary."

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Maopost.com - Chinese Propaganda Posters


Maopost.com - Chinese Propaganda Posters: "Replace manual work with machinery.

yong jiqi daiti shuangshou."

80 / 20 Rule

The 80/20 Rule is also known as "Pareto's Principle." Vilfredo Pareto, a 19th century economist, found that 80% of production volume generally comes from only 20% of the producers.

The original observation was in connection with income and wealth. Pareto noticed that 80% of Italy's wealth was owned by 20% of the population. He then carried out surveys on a variety of other countries and found to his surprise that a similar distribution applied.

It also applies to a variety of more mundane matters: we wear our 20% most favoured clothes about 80% of the time, we spend 80% of the time with 20% of our acquaintances etc.

So does that mean to the safety of the workforce - are they safe 20% of the time or 80%?
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are they in fact working unsafely 80% of the time and working safely 20%?????????


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When used wisely humor can defuse difficult situations and increase productivity.

When used wisely humor can defuse difficult situations and increase productivity.: "'Laughter is highly relevant to scientific inquiry because it creates a safe and playful atmosphere for intellectual development.' --David Sloan Wilson"

Leon Kuhn

Leon Kuhn:

"This major exhibition at Imperial War Museum London will feature hundreds of the most eye-catching and iconic posters from the Museum's international collection, from the First World War to the present day."

Health and safety did for de Menezes - Telegraph

Health and safety did for de Menezes - Telegraph:
By Boris Johnson
"It's not good enough. It's not good enough just to shrug our shoulders and say that Jean Charles de Menezes was an inevitable casualty of the so-called war on terror."


"The dreadful truth is that it wasn't excessive trigger-happiness that led to the death of Jean Charles de Menezes. It was the modern obsession with health and safety that ratcheted up the risk to the public, and fatally compromised the health and safety of an innocent man."


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Health&Safety is out of control.Over 30 years in the construction industry has shown me that.It's a hugh organization now and if they are not continually dreaming up ever more fanciful rules for our "safety" then a lot of them are out of work.Some of the rules pertaining to safety are truly unbelievable.So indeed "spot on Boris".
Posted by Ivan on November 8, 2007 7:22 AM

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

BBC NEWS | UK | UK chooses 'most ludicrous laws'

BBC NEWS | UK | UK chooses 'most ludicrous laws':

"The UK's top 10 most ridiculous British laws were listed as:

# 1. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament (27%)
# 2. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British king or queen's image upside-down (7%)
# 3. It is illegal for a woman to be topless in Liverpool except as a clerk in a tropical fish store (6%)
# 4. Eating mince pies on Christmas Day is banned (5%)
# 5. If someone knocks on your door in Scotland and requires the use of your toilet, you are required to let them enter (4%)
# 6. In the UK a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman's helmet (4%)
# 7. The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the King, and the tail of the Queen (3.5%)
# 8. It is illegal not to tell the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing (3%)
# 9. It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of armour (3%)
# 10. It is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls of York, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow (2%)"

Sacked London park worker wins record payout of £550,000 over disability discrimination claim

Sacked London park worker wins record payout of £550,000 over disability discrimination claim: "A sacked London park worker has been awarded a £550,000 record payout after a tribunal ruled he was the victim of disability discrimination."

Monday, November 05, 2007

Pub Lunch


Two safety managers arrive at the pub and ordered a couple of drinks. They then take sandwiches from their briefcases and began to eat.

Seeing this, the angry publican approaches them and says, 'Excuse me, but you cannot eat your own sandwiches in here!'

The two look at each other, shrug and exchange sandwiches.
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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Injured man ready to starve - Local News - Taranaki Daily News

Injured man ready to starve - Local News - Taranaki Daily News: "Unless the new ACC minister intervenes in his 18-month battle for accident compensation, Hawera man Peter Kelly says he will head to Wellington today and camp outside Parliament on a starvation diet, to call public attention to his plight."

"Mr Kelly , a maintenance engineer at the PPCS meat plant at Hawera, bumped his head on a steel truss while working in a ceiling space in 2005. He was not wearing a company safety hat. He suffered a neck strain and has had continuing neck problems"

"A factor which he says has influenced the company's attitude is that he had resigned from work a month before the accident, "because it was a very unsafe place to work."

Council Win 2 250 Compensation (from Watford Observer)

Council Win 2 250 Compensation (from Watford Observer): "An elderly couple who had to live with mould on their walls and wait years for basic refurbishments to be carried out on their home have received a £2,000 payout from Watford Borough Council."

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Troops 'face injury insurance hike' | UK Latest | Guardian Unlimited

Troops 'face injury insurance hike' | UK Latest | Guardian Unlimited: "Press Association Sunday November 4, 2007 8:43 AM British soldiers using a private insurance scheme to top up state injury compensation arrangements face a huge increase in payments, according to reports."

BBC -5 live - Rachel Burden


BBC -5 live - Rachel Burden: "Plus this morning, Matt Smith, 5 live's Weekend Breakfast presenter said that Rachel's tank top looked like a cat had thrown up over it"


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*** Health @ Safety News Blog inc....... ***

*** Health @ Safety News Blog inc....... ***: "*** Health @ Safety News Blog inc....... *** Welcome to our International readers from Stumbleupon and Technorati"

Stocks and Sunflowers , "Keeping the Bee's in Britain in Bloom" Summer 2007

Stocks and Sunflowers , "Keeping the Bee's in Britain in Bloom" Summer 2007: "Stocks and Sunflowers , 'Keeping the Bee's in Britain in Bloom' Summer 2007 Photographs around the garden ( Grandfather Trained )"

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Tesla_Downunder

Tesla_Downunder: "An Australian site detailing almost 200 high voltage and other projects such as..."

EDWARD DE BONO'S AUTHORISED WEBSITE - HOME PAGE

EDWARD DE BONO'S AUTHORISED WEBSITE - HOME PAGE: "Edward de Bono is regarded by many to be the leading authority in the world in the field of creative thinking and the direct teaching of thinking as a skill. He has written 62 books with translations into 37 languages and has been invited to lecture in 54 countries. He is the originator of lateral thinking which treats creativity as the behaviour of information in a self-organising information system - such as the neural networks in the brain. From such a consideration arise the deliberate and formal tools of lateral thinking, parallel thinking etc."

Frank Stockton

Frank Stockton: " Travel & Leisure Magazine "

Association of British Insurers - News Releases

Association of British Insurers - News Releases: "Insurance companies are uncovering and preventing fraudulent insurance claims worth over £1 million every day according to latest research from the ABI (Association of British Insurers). The ABI’s latest research into general insurance fraud reveals that: - Insurers are uncovering and preventing fraudulent claims worth £480 million a year, or £1.3 million every day. This is three times the amount detected in 2003. - One in 11 claims - around one million - are in some way fraudulent. Of these 85% involved exaggerating the value of a genuine loss. - Nearly a half of all detected fraud was on household insurance. Typical scams exposed include deliberately damaging carpets then claiming the damage was caused accidentally."

Friday, November 02, 2007

5 Types of Co-Workers

5 Types of Co-Workers: "The first day you walk into a workplace, you can’t help but notice how everyone seems to be a certain kind of character. And each character comes together in that place where everyone would rather not be to make this weird microcosmic stew. Needless to say, getting to know and getting along with your co-workers can be an interesting game. To help you out, I’ve provided the following guide to five common types of co-workers:"

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Custom Fluidpower :: PRODUCT INNOVATION - Grease Pressure Release Gun

Custom Fluidpower :: PRODUCT INNOVATION - Grease Pressure Release Gun: "(Patent pending SPEI-00981334) aka. 'The Stored Energy Assassin' Custom Fluidpower Pty Ltd in conjunction with Rio Tinto Mount Thorley/ Warkworth Mine has developed a high pressure grease detection and release safety tool which has now won multiple awards including: - July 2005: Mineral Council of NSW Safety and Health Innovation Award - Mar 2006: Mineral Council of Australia National Safety and Health Innovation Award - April 2006: ABC Television 'The New Inventors' Episode Winner (click here to view video) These awards have given recognition to the innovative design and brilliant safety benefits that the Gun offers."

The UK Carbon Footprint Project

The UK Carbon Footprint Project: "The UK's carbon footprint is over 500* million tonnes of CO2 per year. Individuals account for 45% of this. Find out how you can reduce your footprint. Use the calculator to measure your carbon footprint and find out what practical steps you can take to make it smaller. On a personalised page, you can track your progress, update your carbon-reducing actions and see a Google Map featuring the footprints and actions of everyone taking part. To share ideas, ask advice or find people in your local area to collaborate with, join the UK Carbon Footprint discussion group."

The Spectator

The Spectator: "Boris Johnson, the Tories’ licensed jester and British National Treasure, told the nation today in his Telegraph column that he wanted Hillary Clinton to be elected President of the United States. The reason, apparently, is his deep veneration — hero-worship, even — of Bill."

Rash Quote Management System: Administration

Rash Quote Management System: Administration

“Hunt and Release Photography”

The ultimate in photo sharing. Online photo albums, photo sharing, photo hosting and photo storage. - powered by SmugMug: "Welcome to “Hunt and Release Photography”. During the past 30 years I have tried to combine my appreciation for nature with my interest in photography. I have spent countless hours viewing nature both as an observer and as a photographer. I consider myself a hunter but not a killer. With that thought in mind I started Hunt and Release Photography. Thanks for visiting and please come back soon. Buck Sleuman"

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ergonomics In The News

Ergonomics In The News: "History of ergonomics and reference to other articles ... 'Bernardino Ramazzini was an Italian physician born in 1663 who is considered to be the founder of occupational and industrial medicine. In 1700 he wrote De morbis artificum diatribe (Diseases of Workers). This study of 52 occupations outlined material and handling hazards as well as “certain violent and irregular motions and unnatural postures of the body, by reason of which the natural structure of the vital machine is so impaired that serious diseases gradually develop therefrom” (currently defined as repetitive strain injuries or cumulative trauma disorders). Ramazzini’s work laid the groundwork for advocacy of protective measures for workers and encouraged eventual passage of factory safety and workmen’s compensation laws. (Source: Ramazinni, B., 1717 and 1940, In W. Wright (trans.): The Disease of Workers, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press)."

Maopost.com - Chinese Propaganda Posters


Maopost.com - Chinese Propaganda Posters: "Commrades, we have to make absolutely sure that we work safely. Tongzhi wo men yao jianjue zuo dao anquan shengchan."

Maopost.com - Chinese Propaganda Posters


Maopost.com - Chinese Propaganda Posters: "Let's make the best plan, let's build well, let's make Chairman Mao satisfied."

Monday, October 29, 2007

52 Influential Photographs | lukeprog.com

52 Influential Photographs | lukeprog.com

Tube and bus fares frozen | Evening Standard

Tube and bus fares frozen | Evening Standard:
Ross Lydall and Pippa Crerar
"Ken Livingstone tonight moved to boost his chances of re-election next May by freezing cash and Oyster fares on the Tubes and buses. The new fares, which start"

ISO18001

Doctor: your workers needs rest and peace. Here are some sleeping pills.

Lead Auditor: When must I give them to the workers?


Doctor: They are for you.
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Proof Reading

What does a safety consultant do after taking photocopies?

He compares it with the original for spelling mistakes.
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Telegraph Blogs : Society : Bryony Gordon : October 2007

Telegraph Blogs : Society : Bryony Gordon : October 2007: "Posted by Bryony Gordon on 26 Oct 2007 at 16:05 Tags: Sex, bicycle, Robert Stewart, Karl Watkins That got your attention. But I really want to know. Because there's a story in today's paper about a man who has been placed on the sex offenders' register for doing just that. Apparently, Robert Stewart (for that is his name) isn't the first person to be arrested for making love to an inanimate object."

chantier


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Shake Hands With Danger


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WWF Adverts | Funtasticus.com

WWF Adverts | Funtasticus.com: "It’s sad, but nowadays even wildlife requires an advertising campaign"

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Dirty business- Bhopal

Dirty business- Hindustan Times: "There is déjà vu about the report that the government is preparing to remove the hurdles to the entry of Dow Chemical, which has bought Union Carbide into India in a big way. Victims of the world’s worst industrial accident in Bhopal in 1984 have filed a case in the Jabalpur High Court asking for more compensation. The Chemical & Fertilisers Ministry has also filed an affidavit in the case, seeking Rs 100 crore as initial compensation for Union Carbide India’s liability for cleaning up the contamination at the factory site. But, the Industries Department wants an out-of-court settlement and a withdrawal of this affidavit."

Ergonomics In The News

Ergonomics In The News: "The Truth about Safety Incentives Getting the right safety incentive program ... 'What does it take to motivate employees to work safe? One of the great debates in workplace safety today is the role of incentives. Two philosophies seem to exist. One says that workers will not work safe unless we give them incentives to do so. The other says that incentives should not be required for workers to do their jobs without injury."

Further Education and Training Act 2007 (c. 25)

Further Education and Training Act 2007 (c. 25): "Further Education and Training Act 2007 2007 CHAPTER 25"

Claim your refund for mis-sold cover - Times Online

Claim your refund for mis-sold cover - Times Online: "Clare Francis CONSUMERS are being urged to claim thousands of pounds in compensation for mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI), in what could be a bigger revolt than bank charges. Millions of people could be eligible because they were mis-sold PPI, which is supposed to cover your mortgage, credit card or loan repayments if you are unable to work because of accident, sickness or redundancy."

A legal minefield out there - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

A legal minefield out there - Irish, Business - Independent.ie: "Sunday October 28 2007 LESS than two weeks after the Law Society of Ireland had frozen the assets of the high-profile solicitor and property developer, Michael Lynn, another solicitor emerged from the woodwork. Last week, the Law Society shut down the office of solicitor Thomas Byrne on Walkinstown Road, Dublin. The move followed concerns about a possible €20m mortgage scam. Like Lynn, Byrne took out multiple mortgages on various properties."

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Safety Officers Retirement Home

Three retired safety officers ages 72, 74, and 76 lived in a home together. One night the 76-year-old drew a bath. He put His foot in and paused. He yelled down the stairs "was I getting into or out of the bath?"

The 74-year-old yelled back "I don't know. I'll come up and see." He started up the stairs and paused. Then He yelled, "was I going up the stairs or down?"

The 72-year-old sat at the kitchen table having tea, listening to His fellow safety ‘pros’. He shook His head sadly and said, "I sure hope I never get that forgetful." He knocked on wood for good measure. He then yelled, "I'll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who's at the door."


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Don't bubblewrap kids from the Net's dangers| News | This is London

Don't bubblewrap kids from the Net's dangers| News | This is London: "Overprotective parents are to blame for children falling prey to internet sex abusers, a government advisor warns today. Former TV parenting guru Dr Tanya Byron says society has become so 'risk averse' that many young people no longer know how to protect themselves from harm such as web paedophiles."

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Slashdot | What NASA Won't Tell You About Air Safety

Slashdot | What NASA Won't Tell You About Air Safety: "'According to a report out of Washington, NASA wants to avoid telling you about how unsafe you are when you fly. According to the article, when an $8.5M safety study of about 24,000 pilots indicated an alarming number of near collisions and runway incidents,"

Queensland invaded by UFOs | Herald Sun

Queensland invaded by UFOs | Herald Sun: "QUEENSLANDERS are leading reporters of unidentified flying objects, with more than 100 of the 128 recorded official sightings around Australia in the past two years coming from the Sunshine State."
(usually after a night on the Fosters)

Monday, October 22, 2007

Company Boss Must Pay 58 000 In Fines And Compensation (from The Northern Echo)

Company Boss Must Pay 58 000 In Fines And Compensation (from The Northern Echo): "By Bruce Unwin
THE MANAGING director of a company which made and sold pesticide in defiance of a suspension order was today fined £14,000. Howard Marshall must also repay three companies supplied with the offending animal repellent - a total of £44,628. Durham Crown Court heard he attempted to 'circumvent' restrictions on the sale of the repellent, renardine 72.2, by Roebuck Eyot of Bishop Auckland, County Durham, after a suspension notice was imposed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)."

Part III - Iowa Workers' Compensation - The Going and Coming Rule - Des Moines Personal Injury Lawyer

Part III - Iowa Workers' Compensation - The Going and Coming Rule - Des Moines Personal Injury Lawyer: "C. Employer's Assumed Obligation Exception. If the employer assumes responsibility to furnish transportation to and from the job site the going and coming rule will not prevent an injury from being compensable. In Pribyl v. Standard Elec. Co., 67 N.W. 2d 438 (Iowa 1954)"

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Tragic Fire

Henley (Reuters) - A tragic fire on Saturday destroyed the personal library of Boris Johnson. Both of his books have been lost.
The present Mayor of London, and friend Ken Livingstone said Boris was devastated, as he had not finished colouring the second one.

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RTÉ News: Crew refuses to fly over air quality

RTÉ News: Crew refuses to fly over air quality: "Planes flown by a budget airline between Belfast and British airports have been contaminated by noxious fumes, it is reported. Flight crew members at Flybe are refusing to fly on some of its planes claiming their health and that of passengers is being put at risk."

Former Bat Workers May Get Compensation For Hearing Damage (from This is Hampshire)

Former Bat Workers May Get Compensation For Hearing Damage (from This is Hampshire): "By Gareth Lewis Comment HUNDREDS of former BAT workers in Southampton may be able to claim thousands of pounds of compensation for damage to their hearing, according to lawyers. Workers from a former Southampton cigarette factory are being urged to come forward amid claims their hearing may have been damaged in the workplace. They may be entitled to compensation of between £3,000 and £26,000."

Saturday, October 20, 2007

HEALTH AND WHAT?


HEALTH AND WHAT?, originally uploaded by ALOFBRID.

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Boy sewer cleaner....unreal

"Not sure how often this happens but damn!...sending a boy into the sewer and he doesn't seem to care"

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Blog Action Day

Blog Action Day: "On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind - the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future."

New law could increase the cost of labour

Business Daily Africa - the international window into East African business opportunities - New law could increase the cost of labour: "Damage at the Devki Steel Mill, where eight workers died in a fire tragedy last month. Employers could be compelled to provide medical cover to workers if a new Bill is passed."

Fraud case linked to Bureau of Workers' Compensation scandal begins this week  - OPENERS - Ohio Politics Blog by The Plain Dealer

Fraud case linked to Bureau of Workers' Compensation scandal begins this week  - OPENERS - Ohio Politics Blog by The Plain Dealer: "A trial that could close out the political scandal that has rocked Ohio for 21/2 years will unfold in a federal courtroom in Akron this week. And chances are there will be little mention of the corruption that contributed to an almost wholesale rejection of Republican statewide candidates last fall."

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Myth: Children were banned from riding at a donkey derby


Myth: Children were banned from riding at a donkey derby: "We recently heard that HSE had banned children from riding donkeys in a donkey derby and so had to be replaced with inflatable sheep. This was news to us."

Uzbek scaffolding


Uzbek scaffolding, originally uploaded by Miles_78.

Brickies


bt_sffdkrl504, originally uploaded by roofer60.

safety first


safety first, originally uploaded by PJ Hudson.

This worker is about 50 to 60 feet high on the yet to be finished rafters of a 3 story town house... notice the little rope tied to the beam he is sitting on, that is his safety harness.

'Common sense' call in Christmas lights row

'Common sense' call in Christmas lights row: "Health and safety experts have hit back against accusations that their regulations look set to lower the number of Christmas lights displays this year. The Federation of Small Businesses has claimed that the crushing weight of health and safety compliance is putting more and more local councils off dealing with Christmas lights, which traditionally adorn high streets up and down the country during the festive season."

In just over two yrs, 227 Pune civic staff died cleaning up the city’s filth

IndianExpress.com :: In just over two yrs, 227 Pune civic staff died cleaning up the city’s filth: "Death Trap: ‘Sickness’ labelled leading cause, commissioner says we will give gumboots, gloves (I think they are serious!!, Stoker)

PUNE, OCTOBER 11:
This is a city emerging as one of the country’s next top metros fuelled by the knowledge economy and the construction boom but keeping it clean is turning out to be dirty and very dangerous."

Tales From Mouse Ward

Ergonomics In The News: "RSI a real problem in Indian call centers ... 'Nothing about Vijaykumar’s daily schedule suggested any kind of health risk."

Law Weblog » If you are guilty you are guilty, if you are innocent you are guilty under proposed law

Law Weblog » If you are guilty you are guilty, if you are innocent you are guilty under proposed law: "Ministers are insisting a new law is needed to stop criminals “getting away” with their crimes."

Insurance Agency Must Pay $5.8 Million for Failure to Obtain Workers Compensation Insurance - Fayetteville Personal Injury Lawyer

Insurance Agency Must Pay $5.8 Million for Failure to Obtain Workers Compensation Insurance - Fayetteville Personal Injury Lawyer: "A large insurance agency has been ordered to pay $5.8 Million to a small business because it failed to obtain workers compensation insurance for that business. The agency, Hilb, Rogal and Hamilton Insurance Services, also failed to tell the company that it was not covered by workers compensation insurance."

Friday, October 12, 2007

Restaurant's chillis cause chemical scare

Restaurant's chillis cause chemical scare: "(Agencies) Updated: 2007-10-07 11:52 LONDON - A Thai restaurant's potent homemade chilli sauce caused a chemical scare in central London, with police shutting streets and firefighters forced to smash down the door."

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Channel 4 - News - 'Missing people machine' in hunt

Channel 4 - News - 'Missing people machine' in hunt: "A university health and safety director who claims to have invented a device for finding missing people has said he knows where Madeleine McCann was taken after her apparent abduction."

icNewcastle - £300k claim after Fjordline accident

icNewcastle - £300k claim after Fjordline accident: "A COMPANY boss is suing for more than £300,000 compensation after a horror accident shattered his back."

AFP: Ireland faces 290-million-euro army deafness bill

AFP: Ireland faces 290-million-euro army deafness bill: "DUBLIN (AFP) — Claims by members of Ireland's defence forces that shooting and explosions damaged their hearing will cost taxpayers about 290 million euros (410 million dollars), the defence ministry said Saturday. Claims have been received from 16,791 serving and retired members of the army, air corps and naval service. The claims have come from all ranks from privates to generals."

Saturday, October 06, 2007

MySpace.com - Tripping Hazard - Toronto, CA - Grunge / Blues - www.myspace.com/trippinghazard

MySpace.com - Tripping Hazard - Toronto, CA - Grunge / Blues - www.myspace.com/trippinghazard

Trapped gold miners brought to surface amid safety fears | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited


Trapped gold miners brought to surface amid safety fears | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited: "Most of the 3,200 workers trapped a mile down a South African gold mine were brought to the surface in a long rescue operation yesterday, as the mine's owner acknowledged that safety might have been compromised in favour of profits."

Biker Injured In Crash Hopes Of Big Compensation Payout (from The Argus)

Biker Injured In Crash Hopes Of Big Compensation Payout (from The Argus): "A motorcyclist who was catastrophically injured in a head-on collision with a fire engine answering an emergency call has had his hopes of a big compensation payout boosted."

Bullied doctors paid $290,000 compensation by Melbourne Health over hours | Herald Sun

Bullied doctors paid $290,000 compensation by Melbourne Health over hours | Herald Sun: "Chris Tinkler October 07, 2007 12:00am FIVE doctors who alleged Melbourne Health tried to force them to work 60-hour weeks for only 36 hours' pay, have been paid $293,000 in compensation."

Keep academic selection, urge two top Tories - Education - News - Belfast Telegraph

Keep academic selection, urge two top Tories - Education - News - Belfast Telegraph: "By Lisa Smyth Two leading Conservative politicians have given their backing to the fight to retain academic selection in Northern Ireland."

Friday, October 05, 2007

21st-century pack mule: MIT's 'exoskeleton' lightens the load - MIT News Office

21st-century pack mule: MIT's 'exoskeleton' lightens the load - MIT News Office: "Anne Trafton, News Office September 19, 2007 Researchers in the MIT Media Lab's Biomechatronics Group have created a device to lighten the burden for soldiers and others who carry heavy packs and equipment. Their invention, known as an exoskeleton, can support much of the weight of a heavy backpack and transfer that weight directly to the ground, effectively taking a load off the back of the person wearing the device."

Daily Express: The World's Greatest Newspaper :: News / Showbiz :: Dad who attacked himself twice with nail gun faces jail

Daily Express: The World's Greatest Newspaper :: News / Showbiz :: Dad who attacked himself twice with nail gun faces jail:
By Martyn Brown
"A manwho claimed hoodies blasted him seven times with a nail gun admitted he faked the attack himself – for the second time. David Russell, 38, did it to claim injury compensation, a court heard yesterday."

Safety Soapbox

https://promo-manager.server-secure.com/pm/view_email.php?id=63219&u=2873: "Safety Soapbox Health and safety news and information for construction, utilities, mining and quarrying"

Monday, October 01, 2007

Pretty patterns in the cemment


bt_sffdkrl486, originally uploaded by roofer60.

Safety warning: HACA fixed rail vertical fall arrest system

Safety warning: HACA fixed rail vertical fall arrest system: "Manufactured by HACA Leitern, Lorenz Hazenbach GmbH, Bad Camberg, Germany BS EN 353-1:2002 Fall Arrest Equipment Warning 1. The fixed rail vertical fall arrest system type 0529.7102 manufactured by the German company HACA Leitern has failed tests under BS EN 353-1:2002, the appropriate standard for such equipment, and a further important test advised by HSE in 2004. HSE advises users to cease use of this particular device as a matter of urgency and consult with your safety adviser and supplier about a safe alternative.( See paragraph 2 for a description of this type of equipment)."

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Ordinary CD players to monitor our health?


Ordinary CD players to monitor our health?: "Many of us, at least in developed countries, have CD players rusting in our homes. So why not turning them into something useful? A very short note by the American Chemical Society (ACS) says that Spanish researchers have adapted this now venerable technology into home health monitoring systems. This means that CD technology could be used for tests ranging from the measurement of environmental toxins to at-home disease diagnosis and even laboratory-based testing."

"The set of servo systems (spindle and stepper motors) of the CD drive keeps the laser beam focused on the spiral track, allowing disc rotation and laser scanning. The transmitted light through the disc is transformed by the photodiode into an analog electrical signal. At the same time, the photosensor detects the trigger footprints, starting the data collection on disc. [...] The CD drive is controlled by software and connected to the computer by USB2.0 interface." You also can see a picture of the CD player used in this work (B). (Credit: Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)

Law Weblog » Don’t fall out with your relatives….

Law Weblog » Don’t fall out with your relatives….: "Sunday 30 September 2007 at 9:17 am | In News | The Mental Capacity Act 2005 comes into force on 1 October. It allows the ending of life of a patient by medical intervention. Bluntly, whilst euthanasia remains illegal it will be possible to kill patients by starving them to death or ceasing medical treatment."

Safety last

"Safety-first" a accident-prevention slogan first used in Britain in 1873
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Saturday, September 29, 2007

'Footing' the ladder


.Proof that it just is not good enough to foot ladders
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Let's Get Drunk And Monkey Around On That Crane


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Friday, September 28, 2007

Cue the ‘saying sorry’ slot - Times Online

Cue the ‘saying sorry’ slot - Times Online: "Adam Sherwin The Blue Peter apology has become a feature of the show that appears as regularly as charity appeals and sticky-backed plastic."

Compensation claims after incidents at county schools have cost Neath Port Talbot Council more than £70,000 over the past five years.The local educati

Compensation claims after incidents at county schools have cost Neath Port Talbot Council more than £70,000 over the past five years.The local education authority received 76 such claims between 2002...: "Compensation claims after incidents at county schools have cost Neath Port Talbot Council more than £70,000 over the past five years.The local education authority received 76 such claims between 2002 and last year, new figures reveal. Some came as a result of people slipping on wet floors, while others were made after pupils had clothing or equipment lost or stolen."

Will they come home from Work Today?


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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Nut allergy sees schoolboy barred from lessons - Yorkshire Post

Nut allergy sees schoolboy barred from lessons - Yorkshire Post: "A SCHOOLBOY who suffers from a nut allergy has been excluded from classes because his East Yorkshire school regards him as a health and safety hazard."


East Riding of Yorkshire Council say when the school became aware of George's nut allergy it was agreed he should be sent home until a support system was put in place to ensure his health and safety
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East London and West Essex Guardian Series

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: "By jonathan moyes BORIS Johnson has been chosen as the Conservative candidate for London's mayoral elections next May. The Henley MP polled 15,661 votes while his rivals managed to muster 4,152 votes collectively."

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Emergency services 'do anything to avoid putting themselves at risk' | the Daily Mail

Emergency services 'do anything to avoid putting themselves at risk' | the Daily Mail: "Did you happen to assume, by any strange chance, that the purpose of the emergency services was to rescue people in an emergency from the prospect of death or injury? Indeed. So did we all. Well, more fool us! It turns out that their purpose is to avoid anything that puts themselves at risk - and they've got a health and safety rule book that says so."
Melanie Phillips

Albert Einstein

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. [Albert Einstein]
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Monday, September 24, 2007

One Wish


One Wish

A Safety Officer was walking along the beach when he stumbled upon an unusual old lamp. He picked it up and cleaned it off, and suddenly a Genie appeared. The amazed Safety Officer asked if he was going to receive the usual three wishes.

The Genie said, "Nope...due to inflation, constant downsizing, low wages in third-world countries, and fierce global competition, I can only grant you one wish. So...what'll it be?"

The Safety Officer didn't hesitate. He said, "I want peace in the Middle East. See this map? I want these countries to stop fighting with each other."

The Genie looked at the map and exclaimed, "Cor blimey, mister! These countries have been at war for thousands of years. I'm good, but not THAT good! I don't think it can be done. Make another wish."

The Safety Officer thought for a minute and said, "Well, I've never been able to find the right job. You know, any employer that's considerate to its workers, likes to implement safety and provide adequate resources, is sensible at risk management, , doesn't make excuses for not doing something all the time, and has a zero accidents. That's what I wish for...a good employer."

The Genie let out a long sigh and said, "Let me see that map!"
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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Workin' on the crane gang

625 MPH

This sign and advisory plate (625 MPH, a test engineer's joke) penetrated the windshield and roof of a car in a side-impact test crash. A safer sign would have stiffer uprights, no advisory plate and the flashing light would be moved to the point of the sign to spread the impact force.
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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Construction industry continues to fail

Norwich Union Risk Services: "A recent blitz by health and safety inspectors on construction refurbishment sites showed that one in three were putting workers lives at risk, it emerged today."

I've been told they need support, but not if you are from Bromley

Basingstoke Town Football Club
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Fresh bid to beat the conker killjoys - Northants ET

Fresh bid to beat the conker killjoys - Northants ET: "Do you think playing conkers are dangerous? Let us know your views by signing in and posting your comments at the bottom of the page
NO DANGER – James Ingamells, eight, Jack Stafford, eight, Sophie Stafford, 10, Aaron Finnigan, five, and Lauren Finnigan, seven, with their conker necklaces at last year’s world conker championships
By Neil Pickford"

Hard Hat


wk_sffdkrl483, originally uploaded by roofer60.

Message to Affco: don’t try and load your accident costs onto workers | NZCTU

Message to Affco: don’t try and load your accident costs onto workers | NZCTU: "“Affco should explain why workers should have to pay $1 million for the cost of a serious accident at work it has now decided it doesn’t want to pay,” CTU secretary Carol Beaumont said today."

Friday, September 21, 2007

French roofer at work


French HSE at work, originally uploaded by M Sweatman.

Work safety in Bucharest


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Lavoro in sicurezza - Work safety


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Mattel sorry for 'design flaws'

BBC NEWS | Business | Mattel sorry for 'design flaws': "Mattel has admitted that most of the toys recalled in recent safety scares had 'design flaws' and that Chinese manufacturers were not to blame."

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Ear plugs


cp_dgfsxxzt980, originally uploaded by roofer60.

Trestles


wk_dggfsamt402, originally uploaded by roofer60.

ES - Call for papers for a Safety and Health Conference in the construction sector - OSHA - Your network to a safer and healthier working environment

ES - Call for papers for a Safety and Health Conference in the construction sector - OSHA - Your network to a safer and healthier working environment: "The organisers of the Conference “Health and Safety Coordination in the construction Industry” organised on 21-22 February 2008, are inviting interested people in presenting a report to submit their papers."

Kerching - Severn Trent Refuse Compensation For Floods

Kerching: "You have to hand it to the nation’s water companies. While torrents of water burst out of their broken pipes they tell us to stop watering our lawns and when customers are left without mains water for over a week, they refuse to payout any compensation."

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Men only

In London, there is a rather seizable factory that hires only married men. Concerned about this, a woman called on the manager and asked him, "Why is it you limit your employees to married men? Is it because you think women are weak, dumb, cantankerous...or what?"

"Not at all, Madam," the manager replied. "It is because our employees are used to obeying orders, are accustomed to being shoved around, know how to keep their mouths shut and don't pout when I yell at them."
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A neutron walks into a bar ...

A neutron walks into a bar, sits down and asks for a drink. Finishing, the neutron asks "How much?"

The bartender says, "For you, no charge."
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FR - New report addresses financial incentives for OSH prevention and the drawbacks of OSH statistics - OSHA - Your network to a safer and healthier w

FR - New report addresses financial incentives for OSH prevention and the drawbacks of OSH statistics - OSHA - Your network to a safer and healthier working environment

Monday, September 17, 2007

Knitty Nora update - The Hazards of Knitting


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Safety police outlaw NHS knitters over fears of accidents with needles | the Daily Mail


Safety police outlaw NHS knitters over fears of accidents with needles | the Daily Mail: "For three years it has been a simple way for hospital visitors to make a difference while they wait. Patients and relatives - indeed anyone handy with a pair of needles - have been asked to knit a small square to be turned into blankets for local charities. But that was until the health and safety brigade heard what was going on."

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Housebuilder's Update: Eco Bollocks Award: Wales

Housebuilder's Update: Eco Bollocks Award: Wales: "It must be a sign of the increasingly frantic times, but I am handing out my 4th Eco Bollocks award barely two weeks after Ken Livingstone got No 3. This time the recipient is an entire country, Wales,"

In whose court does comp claim fall? : Unknown : Knoxville News Sentinel

In whose court does comp claim fall? : Unknown : Knoxville News Sentinel: "Anxious UT fans are waiting for basketball season to start to see if Bruce Pearl’s magic continues. Meanwhile, employers across the state are more anxious about a recent decision from the Tennessee Supreme Court holding that the widow of an employee who died as a result of a basketball game was entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The employee worked for Coors Technical Ceramic Co. The employee was playing basketball on a court purchased by a group of employees and installed on the company’s premises. There was no question that the employer knew that employees played basketball three to four times a week during their break. Supervisors even joined in the games occasionally."
Pamela Reeves
Sunday, September 16, 2007

Jamaica Gleaner News - Performance-based pay for teachers - Sunday | September 16, 2007

Jamaica Gleaner News - Performance-based pay for teachers - Sunday | September 16, 2007: "The Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF) recently called for a 'pay-for-performance scheme' to improve the quality of teaching in Jamaica and, ultimately, the quality of employees entering the workforce."

Saturday, September 15, 2007

northern rock - Low Rate Loans, Mortgages, Savings & Insurance

northern rock - Low Rate Loans, Mortgages, Savings & Insurance: "You may find logon times for your online accounts are longer than usual. We apologise for this but please be patient, we can assure you that we will be able to deal with your transaction"
Not according to the BBC and Sky news!

Adam Applegarth: the man under the spotlight - Telegraph

Adam Applegarth: the man under the spotlight - Telegraph: "By Richard Fletcher and Philip Aldrick Last Updated: 9:25pm BST 14/09/2007 At the top of Northern Rock is Applegarth who might just as well be managing a sandwich factory. The bank has one market, the UK, and one product, mortgages"

Rivals often joke that Northern Rock is more of a production line than a bank, churning out cheaper deals by making the system as efficient as humanely possible.

CEN News : City Edition : Man's lone stand in compensation fight

CEN News : City Edition : Man's lone stand in compensation fight: "A MAN awarded £500,000 compensation after an alleged council blunder stood alone in court against its lawyers who are appealing against the payout. Colin Burl, of Reed Cottages in Cambourne, is now on income support because of what he claims was a planning application bungle."

The Wesleyan Argus - Fire drill leads to Nicolson pot bust and student arrest

The Wesleyan Argus - Fire drill leads to Nicolson pot bust and student arrest:
By StarRose Keyes-Lebergott
Contributing Writer
"At a university that has been dubbed number twelve on Princeton Review's 2008 'Reefer Madness' College Ranking list, one sophomore's arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia and less than two grams of marijuana after a Tuesday night Nicolson fire drill may come as a shock to some. 'The system totally messed around with me,' said the student, who wishes to remain anonymous."

TheStar.com | columnists | Judge slams Chubb for refusing to pay fire claim

TheStar.com | columnists | Judge slams Chubb for refusing to pay fire claim: "An Oakville divorcee has been awarded roughly $8.4 million a decade after fire destroyed her former Mississauga home. Bridgette Sagl's house on Doulton Dr. was stuffed with antique furniture, paintings, china and jewellery. A former husband she is still battling over a 1997 family-court award had made millions manufacturing satellite-reception dishes."

Petition to: set up legislation to allow the Health and Safety Executive to encourage the installation of exercise bikes in offices.


Petition to: set up legislation to allow the Health and Safety Executive to encourage the installation of exercise bikes in offices.: "We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to set up legislation to allow the Health and Safety Executive to encourage the installation of exercise bikes in offices."

Friday, September 14, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Roll back the lead-free initiative: 12 ROHS myths - 9/13/2007 - EDN

Roll back the lead-free initiative: 12 ROHS myths - 9/13/2007 - EDN: "I'm all for environmental legislation when it actually helps. When it doesn't help, and it harms something else, I question the result. By Howard Johnson, PhD -- EDN, 9/13/2007"

The art of sacking

The Age Blogs: Management Line: "Right, enough! He's finished. It happens to workers everyday. But sacking someone is not easy for bosses either. Delivering someone the terrible news is hard work and it can be draining."

The Gen Y workplace: four myths

The Age Blogs: Management Line: "The consensus from a lot of managers and HR people I talk to is that the Gen Y employees - generally defined as those born from 1979 - are, to put it kindly, the most challenging to manage"

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Jamaica Gleaner News - Communicating for successin the workplace: Listening - Wednesday | September 12, 2007


Jamaica Gleaner News - Communicating for successin the workplace: Listening - Wednesday | September 12, 2007: "Rosemaire Voordouw, Contributor The act of listening plays an important role in human relationships, both on the personal and professional level. At the workplace, listening failures can and do cause countless problems every day. The problem with poor listening is that it is a habit. And like all habits you must first break it and then put a new habit in its place. It is, therefore, very important to master the techniques of active listening, and how to use your body language to show that you are really listening to a speaker."

PARDON

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Official Scottish Government Bulletin: The Wardman Wire » Britblog Roundup #131 Audio Podcast

Official Scottish Government Bulletin: The Wardman Wire » Britblog Roundup #131 Audio Podcast

NewsWatch - What's the point?

NewsWatch: "Nearly every week, someone calls or writes to ask why NewsWatch exists. They say it appears to be little more than a platform for the BBC to defend its actions and to ignore the comments and complaints of the licence fee payers. This e-mail sums it up. 'Isn't it amazing that no matter how blatantly wrong the BBC may be in something it has done, nobody will ever put their hand up and say they got it wrong?' wrote Michael Ginn. ''Sorry' is not in the BBC's vocabulary.'"


"The worst thing you can have is that we listen but we don't do anything about it"
Mark Byford
Deputy Director-General

No change then Mark!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Hard hat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hard hat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Management professor Peter Drucker credits writer Franz Kafka with developing the first civilian hard hat when he was employed at the Worker's Accident Insurance Institute for the Kingdom of Bohemia (1912).[1] Whether or not Kafka actually invented the hard hat is open to debate, but he apparently was the first bureaucrat and insurer to demand its use by civilians"

All About Hard-hat saves dam worker's life

All About Head Protection And Hard Hat Safety: "Hard-hats are as common in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the castle image. For most people, those plastic helmets are probably just part of the scenery. But for one powerplant mechanic who fell more than 20 feet from an unprotected ledge at the Dardanelle Powerhouse, a hard-hat made a difference. Although hard-hats are not designed to protect against lateral blows, this one did and prevented serious injury or death."

WORKPLACE ACCIDENT - ACCIDENT AT WORK - INJURED AT WORK

WORKPLACE ACCIDENT - ACCIDENT AT WORK - INJURED AT WORK: "His compensation award was reduced as he had chosen not to wear a hard hat at the time of his accident."

The Porcine Semen (Fees) (England) Regulations 2007

The Porcine Semen (Fees) (England) Regulations 2007: "Statutory Instrument 2007 No. 2586 The Porcine Semen (Fees) (England) Regulations 2007"

The Sea Fishing (Prohibition on the Removal of Shark Fins) Order 2007

The Sea Fishing (Prohibition on the Removal of Shark Fins) Order 2007: "Statutory Instrument 2007 No. 2554 The Sea Fishing (Prohibition on the Removal of Shark Fins) Order 2007"

Sunday, September 09, 2007

The Safety Professional

The Safety Professional: "
As a visitor to this site, it's a fair bet that you've had dealings with a safety professional or two. If so, you will certainly appreciate the real-world vision of these dynamic and courageous leaders. They're great guys!"

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Safety photos and a few safety jokes - Original jokes are copyright

SafetyNut - Crossing Your Drive


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safety photos
Safety photos and a few safety jokes - Original jokes are copyright