Friday, February 22, 2008

Windmill


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Boris the buffoon - FT.com

FT.com / Home UK / UK - Boris the buffoon: "By Stefan Stern

Published: February 22 2008 02:00 | Last updated: February 22 2008 02:00

He has done it again. In spite of having to apologise for 'piccaninnies' and 'watermelon smiles', in spite of promising never again to trample on the feelings of Scousers, Papua New Guineans and the good burghers of Portsmouth, Boris Johnson, the Tory mayoral candidate, has once more transgressed the boundaries of taste in another ill-advised outburst."

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Explosion

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Gothamist: Man Sues FDNY For Dropping Him Down Stairs

Gothamist: Man Sues FDNY For Dropping Him Down Stairs: "James Maietta probably wishes that he lived in an elevator building; especially after firefighters accidentally dropped him down a flight of stairs in November 2006. The 15-foot fall left Maietta crippled and confined to a Yonkers nursing home for a year. Now the man is suing the FDNY.

The incident occurred on November 23, 2006, after Maietta called 911 with health complaints and asked to be taken to a hospital. The man weighs 515 pounds, suffers from diabetes, and is unable to walk. Eventually, the fire department was called into attempt to remove Maietta from his apartment. To get him down the stairs, firefighters rigged a plywood platform to a rope-and-pulley system."

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Thames Valley Health and Safety Group

Thames Valley Health and Safety Group.

The Group has been established for over 20 years and is active in promoting all aspects of occupational health and safety to businesses both large and small. Our members represent organisations and individuals throughout the Thames valley


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" The one, the only..........

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A Black and White Cartoon About Roof Tiling

A Black and White Cartoon About Roof Tiling

"A BLACK AND WHITE CARTOON ABOUT ROOF TILING" BY DAVID FIRTH 4TH MAR '05

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EU - Almost all European enterprises have access to the internet - OSHA - European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

EU - Almost all European enterprises have access to the internet - OSHA - European Agency for Safety and Health at Work: "16.02.2008
News from Board: Local News

Most enterprises in the European Union are now connected to the Internet, and the likelihood that an enterprise has an Internet connection rapidly approaches 100% as the average size of the enterprise considered grows.

A considerably smaller proportion (less than half) of all enterprises within the European Union employ persons who use computers that are connected to the Internet in the workplace; note these data refer to persons using computers on a daily basis during the week."

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Safety Forum - Pictures for Training

Safety Forum - Pictures for Training: "EHS Forum
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Last post 01-09-2008, 11:33 PM by EE5410. 6 replies."

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Where can you find asbestos?


Where can you find asbestos?

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Can you hack it?

Letter to the Daily Mail - 8 January 2008: "Judith Hackitt responds to the Daily Telegraph's coverage of the ongoing red tape saga
Judith Hackitt, HSC’s Chair responds - 6 February 2008

The Editor
Daily Telegraph
111 Buckingham Palace Road
London SW1W 0DT

6 February 2008

Sir,

Do I note a turning point in the Daily Telegraph's coverage of the ongoing red tape saga? I note a more balanced approach in several stories (6 February) referring to the increasing influence of the compensation - or at least litigation-phobic-culture in our society rather than the usual easy hit on 'health and safety'.

To conkers and Santa's sleigh we can now add pancakes as something which has supposedly been brought to a halt by 'health and safety'.

I was saddened to hear that Ripon Cathedral decided to cancel their annual pancake race. As Chair of the Health and Safety Commission, I can say with complete confidence that there was no reason or rule to cancel the event on grounds of ‘health and safety’ or risk assessments.

For an annual event, a straightforward risk assessment should have been done several years ago; thereafter all that anyone needed to do was to review that assessment to check that nothing had changed. If, as I suspect, the event has been held for many years without incident or injury, there will be a wealth of evidence to back up the risk assessment and show that the event can be held safely, allowing fun to continue.

For an organisation that exists to prevent loss of lives and serious injuries in the workplace, it is deeply frustrating that ‘elf and safety’ continues to be used as an excuse to hide other less convincing reasons, which others would prefer not to give.

I welcome the apparent emergence of a more thoughtful approach which highlights the real reasons behind the ubiquitous excuse."



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£5,000 trial for mother of three 'who threw an apple core from car window'| News | This is London

£5,000 trial for mother of three 'who threw an apple core from car window'| News | This is London: "Last updated at 10:22am on 31.01.08


The litter police were swift to act after an apple core was tossed on to a pavement from a parked car.

First they got a tip-off, then they traced the owner of the VW Golf - mother-of-three Kate Badger - via its number plate and sent her a £60 fine by post.

But then the case of the alleged phantom fruit-flinger ran into trouble, and could end up costing taxpayers an estimated £5,000."

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Pancake race banned

Pancake race banned:

While we are on the subject of whiplash backlash


"HSC Chair Judith Hackitt responds to Ripon Cathedral decision.

5 February 2008

I am saddened to hear that Ripon Cathedral has decided to cancel their annual pancake race, and more than a little surprised to hear that the apparent reason is health and safety. As Chair of the Health and Safety Commission, I can say with complete confidence that there is no reason or rule to cancel the event on grounds of ‘health and safety’ or risk assessments.

Given that this is an annual event, a straightforward risk assessment should have been done several years ago; thereafter all that anyone needs to do is to review that assessment to check that nothing has changed. If, as I suspect, the event has been held for many years without incident or injury, there will be a wealth of evidence to back up the risk assessment and show that the event can be held safely, allowing fun to continue.

For an organisation that exists to prevent loss of lives and serious injuries in the workplace, it is deeply frustrating that ‘elf and safety’ continues to be used as an excuse to hide other less convincing reasons, which others would prefer not to give. Please stop devaluing the important work on real health and safety.

Judith Hackitt"

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Woman wins £3,500 whiplash award after taxi nudged at less than 5mph - The Scotsman

Woman wins £3,500 whiplash award after taxi nudged at less than 5mph - The Scotsman: "By GORDON CURRIE AND MICHAEL HOWIE
A MOTORIST has been ordered to pay £3,500 in compensation after nudging a taxi at a speed of less than five miles per hour.
Alana Baron, a lawyer, has been ordered to pay up despite the accident not leaving a mark on the other vehicle or 'affecting the pursuer's life in any way'.

Magistrate and charity runner Caroline Spencer, who was a passenger in the taxi, went to court to seek compensation after suffering whiplash in the low-speed accident.

Although she was able to return to work immediately and was back running two weeks later, a sheriff has now ruled that she should be paid £3,500.

The case has revived suggestions that a 'compensation culture' now exists in Scotland."

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Monday, February 04, 2008

First Time Marathon


First Time Marathon: "by HSEGroup
@ Monday, Feb. 04, 2008 - 21:33:15"

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Health and safety flattens pancake race - Telegraph

Health and safety flattens pancake race - Telegraph: "By Paul Stokes
Last Updated: 5:03pm GMT 04/02/2008

A cathedral city's annual pancake races have been scrapped this year because of health and safety considerations."

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Motoring and bike reviews, videos, pictures, road tests and more.

Motoring and bike reviews, videos, pictures, road tests and more.: "Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, the ex-chairman of Shell, has called for the EU to ban the sale of cars that achieve less than 35mpg in his BBC column ‘Green Room’, claiming that the ‘motor industry’ would adapt to cope with stricter emission controls."

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