Wednesday, October 31, 2007

N'attendez pas demain pour en prendre soin


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Mark Jenkins: Street Installations

Mark Jenkins: Street Installations

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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Sidewinder


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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


0431_070802_chantier 09.JPG, originally uploaded by photoLiv.

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.

Photo by
ALOFBRID,

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)."