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)