Saturday, June 28, 2008

When it all goes up in smoke | Money | The Guardian


When it all goes up in smoke | Money | The Guardian:

"A black cloud covered southern England when the Buncefield oil depot exploded in 2005. Years later, residents are still waiting for compensation. Miles Brignall reports






They accuse the oil companies that ran the site - a joint venture between French company Total and the US giant Chevron - of doing everything in their power to avoid compensation claims.

Total, the lead company, made pretax profits of £20bn last year, but most residents say they have received barely a penny in compensation"


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Friday, June 27, 2008

Bus spotter forced to give up 40-year hobby after being labelled terrorist and paedophile | Mail Online


Bus spotter forced to give up 40-year hobby after being labelled terrorist and paedophile | Mail Online:

Bus spotter forced to give up 40-year hobby after being labelled terrorist and paedophile

By Daily Mail Reporter






"A bus spotter has decided to give up his lifelong hobby of photographing buses because people fear he is a terrorist and even a paedophile.

Rob McCaffrey - who calls himself an omniboligist - has been taking pictures of buses all over the world for forty years but has only ever faced problems in Britain.

Over the time the 50-year-old has amassed a collection of 30,000 photos of buses, trams and coaches."


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Weekend warriors beware


Weekend warriors beware - Framingham, MA - The MetroWest Daily News:
By Rachel Grace, P.T.

"Attention yard work weekend warriors! Your home improvement lists are growing. Spending several hours in the yard mowing the lawn, raking the leaves, or weeding the garden or flower beds can lead to soreness if special care is not taken to attend to your muscles and your posture.

Back, neck and shoulder pain, arm and knee ache, or general body soreness from too much aggressive yard work or house work can lead many people to their doctors with preventable overuse injuries."


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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Town Hall Pays Out £51,000 In Compensation Claims (from Thisisdorset)


Town Hall Pays Out 51 000 In Compensation Claims (from Thisisdorset):
By Stephen Bailey


"ALMOST 90 per cent of the money paid out in Bournemouth council compensation claims is for prangs by its own drivers."


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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

HSE prosecutes Weetabix after man loses fingertips


HSE prosecutes Weetabix after man loses fingertips:
"The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned companies to ensure machinery is adequately guarded after a worker at Kettering firm Weetabix Ltd was injured in a machinery incident. HSE's warning follows its prosecution of the company at Kettering Magistrates Court today."

Yuk, no more 'weeties' for me
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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

News Satire from Red Tractor USA


News Satire from Red Tractor USA:

"Red Tractor USA is a news satire and political satire site - fake news - all B.S."

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

School chief's brother wins 6 workmen's comp claims


School chief's brother wins 6 workmen's comp claims:
BY GEORGE PAWLACZYK AND BETH HUNDSDORFER
News-Democrat

GRANITE CITY --
"The custodian brother of Granite City School District 9 Superintendent Harry Briggs received $133,225 in settlements and injury pay after winning six of seven workmen's compensation claims against the school district.

School janitor and warehouse worker Ronald A. Briggs of Granite City, who won his tax-free claims before his brother became superintendent last year, says he works too fast and too hard and that's why he gets hurt on the job."


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Friday, June 13, 2008

Scrapped Newport steelworkers get £2m compensation - 13/06/2008 - Contract Journal


Scrapped Newport steelworkers get £2m compensation - 13/06/2008 - Contract Journal:
13 Jun 2008
By Roxanne Millar

"Hundreds of steelworkers thrown on the scrap heap when a Newport business went bust will share in nearly £2m of redundancy money.



A Cardiff employment tribunal has agreed workers at Alphasteel were unfairly dismissed and inadequately consulted about plans to close the firm at Christmas."


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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Big Bang at the atomic lab after scientists get their maths wrong -- Signs of the Times News


Big Bang at the atomic lab after scientists get their maths wrong -- Signs of the Times News:

"A £2 billion project to answer some of the biggest mysteries of the universe has been delayed by months after scientists building it made basic errors in their mathematical calculations.

The mistakes led to an explosion deep in the tunnel at the Cern particle accelerator complex near Geneva in Switzerland. It lifted a 20-ton magnet off its mountings, filling a tunnel with helium gas and forcing an evacuation."


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Monday, June 09, 2008

Letter to the Daily Mail re: 'Council killjoys warn children of dangers of crabbing - the crabs get distressed'


Institution of Occupational Safety and Health |News Centre:
"Dear sir,

It strikes me the Daily Mail will be blaming 'health and safety' for banning monkeys from swinging in trees next.

It's blatantly obvious your story 'Council killjoys warn children of dangers of crabbing – the crabs get distressed' (Daily Mail, 9 June) has nothing to do with health and safety. Any ban on crabbing is on animal welfare grounds – not health and safety.

Health and safety professionals are tired of seeing their profession being used as a needless excuse to ban all manner of things. Health and safety is not about petty bans, bureaucracy and crackpot curtailments on crabbing, it's about helping people live their lives and get done what they want to.

Yours sincerely

Ray Hurst"
Yikes IOSH have started to talk tough............but can they walk the talk?

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Solicitor Jim Beresford makes £30m from sick miners' compensation scheme - Times Online


Solicitor Jim Beresford makes £30m from sick miners' compensation scheme - Times Online:
Andrew Norfolk

"A solicitor who specialises in claiming compensation for sick coalminers has banked a personal profit of more than £30 million from the government-funded scheme."


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Sunday, June 08, 2008

Now the binmen's teddy bear mascots are BANNED - in case children run into road to grab them | Mail Online


Now the binmen's teddy bear mascots are BANNED - in case children run into road to grab them | Mail Online:

"Binmen have been banned from carrying mascots such as teddy bears on their dustcarts – because of fears they are a health and safety risk to children."


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Health and safety rules make children bland says head - Times Online


Health and safety rules make children bland says head - Times Online:
Nicola Woolcock

"Schools terrified of being sued are in danger of creating a generation of bland and anodyne children, an independent school head gave warning yesterday.

Jonathan Hughes-D’Aeth, head of Milton Abbey School in Dorset, said teachers needed to encourage risk, rather than worry unduly about health and safety."
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Myth: Adults can't put plasters on children's cuts


Myth: Adults can't put plasters on children's cuts:

"We’ve often heard of teachers, volunteers and carers being told to ask parents for permission, or even requiring parents to drive over and put the plaster on themselves. This persistent myth causes a lot of unnecessary hassle and worry.

There is no rule that says a responsible adult can’t put a plaster on a child's minor cut. Some children do have an allergy to normal plasters. If you know a child is allergic you can use the Hypo-allergenic type of plaster. The important thing is to clean and cover the cut to stop it getting infected."

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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Anger Over Two Finger Bin Rule (from Wiltshire Times)

Anger Over Two Finger Bin Rule (from Wiltshire Times):
By James Williams

"A COUPLE were left annoyed after being told their wheelie bin containing grass cuttings was not emptied because binmen could not lift it with two fingers."


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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

American Mayor accepts workplace death

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on recent crane collapse in New York:

“Keep in mind that construction is a dangerous business, and you will always
have fatalities,” the mayor said.

Must be the statement of the year! He also suggested that the death and injury of workers was an inevitable cost of doing business.
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