Saturday, March 22, 2008

Martin Kettle: Vince would waltz past both Ken and Boris into city hall | Comment is free | The Guardian

Martin Kettle: Vince would waltz past both Ken and Boris into city hall | Comment is free | The Guardian:
"If the Lib Dems want to be taken seriously they must swiftly install Vince Cable as their London mayoral candidate"


Vince who?
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Friday, March 21, 2008

UK Urban Exploration Forums

UK Urban Exploration Forums:
"28dayslater - The UK UE Urbex Urban Exploration Forums
This website is a digital meeting place for like-minded people to share their experiences, reports and photographs. It is not a club or organisation. As such it has no representatives, and no members, and this website is not responsible for the actions of individuals or groups. This website does not condone or encourage trespassing, breaking and entering, stealing or damaging of property. All actions remain the responsibility of the individual. All reports, text and photographs are posted as personal records and accounts of historical buildings, unique places or otherwise unseen, forgotten or unknown locations."


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British police force vows to act on photographers' anti-terror fears news - Amateur Photographer - news, camera reviews, lens reviews, camera equipmen

British police force vows to act on photographers' anti-terror fears news - Amateur Photographer - news, camera reviews, lens reviews, camera equipment guides, photography courses, competitions, photography forums:
20th March 2008
Chris Cheesman
"Police have vowed to act on concerns expressed by photographers who fear officers will unfairly target them when taking pictures in public following recent anti-terrorism publicity.

The Metropolitan Police's Directorate of Professional Standards has promised to raise photographers' concerns with all officers on the ground within the force."


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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Heather Mills

  1. What has Heather Mills and Health and Safety got in common?
  2. Does Heather Mills work for the Health and Safety Executive?
  3. Can Heather Mills be taken seriously?

Find out the answers in the next few weeks, or just leave your comments :)
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Sunday, March 16, 2008

"SOCIAL SAFETY | TAKING PART COUNTS"

"Productive safety cultures thrive where worker involvement is a custom, not just an occasional tendency.

But how do you make worker involvement a custom?

By adding value to participation, not just after a training course or monthly meeting but time-after-time, day-after-day.

It's a commitment only taken on by people who are serious about people.

And that's where Safety Bonus comes in."




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First Time Marathon

First Time Marathon - posts:
"This is our First Time Marathon Blog Site. It all began as a mad-cap idea for our department's team building event that started us on a 6 month training schedule that will see us complete 26.2 miles in the Edinburgh Marathon on the 25th May 2008. There are three members to our team, Alan, John and Sheena. This is our first marathon and we thought it would be a fantastic achievement, not only as individuals and as a team, but also as a great opportunity to raise money for a worthy cause."

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HSE warns employers to undertake suitable risk assessments after deaths of two workers

GNN - Government News Network: "The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning employers to ensure that they undertake suitable and sufficient assessments of the risks involved in their undertakings. The warning follows its prosecution of two companies within the JCB group, after two employees, Darren Ellis and Paul McNamara died in separate incidents while undertaking routine tasks."

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Myth: Toy 'weapons' in a play had to be locked-up and registered with the police


The reality

Reports said that the theatre company were just following HSE’s guidance sheet.

HSE’s guidance is clear; it deals with real weapons and the kind of accurate replicas that can cause serious injury or be used in robberies. Not plastic toys.

We trust the play did well with all the free publicity!
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Myth: If a pupil is hurt, the teacher is likely to be sued


The reality

The main legal duties lie with the employer, not the teacher – or even the head teacher, unless they own the school and employ the staff.

We can’t find a single instance in the past five years of a teacher being personally sued for compensation.

Over the years a handful of teachers have been prosecuted following very serious incidents, but only where they failed to follow direct instructions and departed from common sense.

Teachers who act responsibly will be on the right side of the law.
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Myth: Safety Experts’ New Year resolution is to make the life of business people as miserable as possible


The reality

Not according to businesses. Those who have had contact with us were asked about HSE's helpfulness:

* 90% of employers and chief executives/ senior directors rate us as helpful.
* 90% of chief executives/ senior directors consider that health and safety requirements benefit their company as a whole.
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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Beware Boris Johnson | Workers' Liberty

Beware Boris Johnson | Workers' Liberty:
"Tory Mayoral candidate Boris Johnson has unveiled his transport policy, promising a no-strike deal on the Tube. It’s more proof of the reactionary agenda of the ex-public schoolboy Henley MP, who may have a serious chance of winning the election.

Johnson, already infamous for once calling black people ‘picanninies’, said, “The RMT leadership have their thumb around the windpipe of London commuters and it’s time it was prised off. I want to end the chronic strikes by doing a deal with the workforce in which they agree in principle not to go on strike in exchange for an independent arbitration in the case of a dispute on pay and conditions.”"

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Example risk assessments

Risk management: Example risk assessments: "So, you’re going to do a risk assessment for your workplace. You've read 'Five steps to risk assessment' and you’ve printed off the blank risk assessment form [48KB]PDF to remind you of the steps. But what do you actually need to write down? What might a 'good enough' record of a risk assessment look like?

Risk assessments should be about identifying practical actions that protect people from harm and injury, not a bureaucratic experience. For the majority of risk assessments, short bullet points work well.

The example risk assessments below show you what a record of a risk assessment might look like. If your industry is not listed below, pick the one closest to it and adapt it for your workplace. If your industry is not listed below, try picking the one closest to it and see if you can adapt it for your workplace."

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Extinguishers banned in flats - READER SUBMISSIONS - THE SUN!

Sun Online: "Posted by: LabourOUT

"NEWSFLASH! Health and Safety experts ban being born. Giving birth and the process of being born is potentially lethal.

'If we stop one mother or infantile death a year we will have succeeded in our goal of zero deaths in childbirth. Our stated mission is to protect the mother and unborn child from any potential risk. Banning birth will therefore achieve this strategic goal'.

The English language does not have an adjective that could accurately describe the stratospheric heights of stupidity these zealots will not go to. They need removing from the gene pool. For once I support their goal."


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Extinguishers banned as ‘fire risk’ - Times Online

Extinguishers banned as ‘fire risk’ - Times Online: "Simon de Bruxelles

Fire extinguishers may be removed from blocks of flats across Britain after they were deemed dangerous by buildings risk assessors at two blocks on the South Coast.

Many residents regard the distinctive red extinguishers as the first response to fire, giving vital time until professional firefighters arrive."

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Former mechanic to fight to keep asbestosis compensation - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Former mechanic to fight to keep asbestosis compensation - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): "A former brake mechanic who successfully sued Ford Australia after developing asbestosis will fight to keep his compensation payment."

Ford lodged an appeal against the decision yesterday.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

'Shattered Lives' could affect you, says HSE


'Shattered Lives' could affect you, says HSE: "Every 25 minutes, someone breaks or fractures a bone at work according to the latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). This week, the HSE launches the 'Shattered Lives' campaign, to highlight the devastating consequences of simple slips, trips and falls - including falls from height - in the workplace."

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Ken Livingstone Is ‘Wrong’ Once Every 58 Seconds, Boris Johnson Less

Anorak News » Blog Archive | Ken Livingstone Is ‘Wrong’ Once Every 58 Seconds, Boris Johnson Less: "Ken Livingstone Is ‘Wrong’ Once Every 58 Seconds, Boris Johnson Less

SAYS Trixy: “Andrew Gilligan pointed out in the Evening Standard yesterday that Ken Livingstone cannot seem to open his mouth without lying about something:"

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Sunday, March 09, 2008

The Gold Bug


The Gold Bug, originally uploaded by Muzzlehatch.

You are not allowed to see this picture. AVERT YOUR EYES!

This is quaint little storefront in Old Town Pasadena. I have purchased things here. I have photographed here in front of the owner, while having a nice chat with him.

The full size:

flickr.com/photos/muzzlehatch/2319784063/sizes/o/

Have a good look around. The picture was taken from the public street. The window is in full view of the public passersby. All of them are carrying cameras, at least in their phones, and each and every one of them has a right to stop and snap a picture whenever they please. Sorry, fascists, you can't stop us. But, the important question is, why would you want to?

The rest of the story is here:

flickr.com/photos/muzzlehatch/2320597432/in/photostream/

Flickr: Discussing More Stupid Attempts to Snuff Shooters' Rights in Olympus E-System Community


Flickr: Discussing More Stupid Attempts to Snuff Shooters' Rights in Olympus E-System Community: "More Stupid Attempts to Snuff Shooters' Rights"

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The Barefoot Bum

The Barefoot Bum: "The Barefoot Bum

You know how stupid the average person is? Well, half of them are even stupider."

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The riddle of Boris's slave roots | Politics | The Observer

The riddle of Boris's slave roots | Politics | The Observer: "He's accused of being 'too posh' - but now the London mayoral candidate claims he is descended from a Circassian slave bought by his Turkish forebears. Can his story be proved?"

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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Asbestos campaign - Hidden killer: Video

Asbestos campaign - Hidden killer: Video: "A mesothelioma victim and his son tell their story about how it has affected their lives. HSC Chair Judith Hackitt gives details of the HSE campaign to highlight awareness of the risks of asbestos to tradesmen."

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Mark Jenkins: Street Installations

Mark Jenkins: Street Installations

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TES - Teaching jobs, resources & ideas from the Times Educational Supplement

TES - Teaching jobs, resources & ideas from the Times Educational Supplement: "Some say boxing is a knockout sport for promoting discipline, wellbeing and self-confidence, but it has many critics

In an age when school trips and even games of conkers are being curtailed for fear of injury, boxing, the ultimate contact sport, seems to buck the trend. In its Fifties heyday, thousands of boys boxed at school, but the practice largely died out in the Sixties. Since then, schools have baulked at the idea of legitimising violence, but an increasing number (4 per cent nationally) have found that it promotes discipline, wellbeing and self-confidence – in line with the Government’s respect and healthy schools agenda."

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Bloody Jobsworths and Health and Safety - Basschat.co.uk

Bloody Jobsworths and Health and Safety - Basschat.co.uk: "Basschat.co.uk - The home of deep discussion!
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