Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Myth Of The Hands-Free Cellphone


The Myth Of The Hands-Free Cellphone | Hard Driving Blog & Discussion at Popular Hot Rodding Magazine:
By Johnny Hunkins
Is The New California Law Bogus?
The Myth Of The Hands-Free Cellphone

"An idiot is always going to be an idiot, whether he’s holding a phone, or not."


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Information Commission decision


CCA | Press | Information Commission decision:

"Information Commissioner forces Safety Body to publish names of those who died in work-related deaths

The Information Commissioner (IC) has ruled that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) must provide the Centre for Corporate Accountability with the names of those who have died in work-related deaths once the opening of the coroners’s inquest has taken place."


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Shipyard worker was fighting for compensation - Shields Gazette

Shipyard worker was fighting for compensation - Shields Gazette:

"By Angela Reed
A FORMER shipyard worker has lost his fight against a killer industrial disease in the middle of a compensation battle................

The company's insurers, Downlands, exploited a legal loophole, which means a claim cannot become active until mesothelioma becomes active."


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Monday, July 28, 2008

Tribunal judge overruled by the two laymen.


Redditch News, Redditch Sport, Redditch Leisure - From The Redditch Advertiser:

Builder wins tribunal payout
"A REDDITCH builder who was involved in a dispute over whether he was an employee or self employed has been awarded more than £2,000 following a unique decision making situation by Birmingham Employment Tribunal."
He was awarded the money for holiday and notice pay, but he loses his compensation claim for unfair dismissal.


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News from the world of safety signs


News from the world of safety signs

Keeping you up to date with what's happening at safetysignsuppies.co.uk
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Friday, July 25, 2008

Indian villagers burn Dow Chemical building site -- Signs of the Times News


Indian villagers burn Dow Chemical building site -- Signs of the Times News:

"Mumbai - About 100 people worried about industrial pollution set fire to a construction site of a local unit of Dow Chemical Co. in western India on Friday, police and a Dow official said.

The company is setting up a research and development centre with an initial investment of 4 billion rupees ($90 million) near Shinde village, about 200 kilometres from Mumbai."


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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Telegraph: 'Sweeping advice: don’t use a broom'


Telegraph: 'Sweeping advice: don’t use a broom':
"Sandra Caldwell, HSE's Deputy Chief Executive , responds - 21 July 2008

* Article: ''Ridiculous' health and safety rules tell carpenters to ban the broom'

The Editor
The Daily Telegraph
111 Buckingham Palace Road
London
SW1W 0DT
dtletters@telegraph.co.uk

21 July 2008

Sir

While Richard Alleyne’s feature ‘Sweeping advice: don’t use a broom’ (Daily Telegraph, 19 July) makes for an amusing headline, I am dismayed at the trivialisation of what is a very real workplace health issue.

Wood dust does cause serious diseases – cancers, and asthma, which severely limits people’s ability to work and enjoy life. The Health and Safety Executive has not banned brooms, but has provided guidance and advice to the woodworking industry on managing these risks.

Sandra Caldwell CB
Deputy Chief Executive
The Health and Safety Executive

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'Ridiculous' health and safety rules tell carpenters to ban the broom - Telegraph


'Ridiculous' health and safety rules tell carpenters to ban the broom - Telegraph:
By Richard Alleyne

"'Ridiculous' health and safety rules tell carpenters to ban the broom
Carpenters and woodworkers have been told not to use brooms to sweep up sawdust because they are considered dangerous under 'ridiculous' new health and safety guidelines.


By Richard Alleyne
Last Updated: 1:58AM BST 21 Jul 2008

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) claims that sweeping up wood chippings in dusty workplaces can provoke asthma attacks and long term exposure lead to nose cancer."


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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

How the health and safety obsessives endanger rural livelihoods - WalesOnline


How the health and safety obsessives endanger rural livelihoods - WalesOnline

"The underlying problem is fear of public liability claims, exemplified by the case where a spooked horse bolted, causing a traffic accident.

In awarding damages against its owner, the judge gave the preposterous ruling that owners were liable for an animal’s actions even when they had taken all precautions and the animal was acting naturally"

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Toyota engineer’s family awarded compensation


The Peninsula On-line: Qatar's leading English Daily:


"Death from too much work is so commonplace in Japan that there is a word for it — karoshi. There is a national karoshi hotline, a karoshi self-help book and a law that funnels money to the widow and children of a salaryman (it’s almost always a man) who works himself into an early karoshi for the good of his company.

A local Japanese government agency ruled on June 30 for the widow and children of a 45-year-old Toyota chief engineer who died in 2006. While organising the worldwide manufacture of a hybrid version of the Camry sedan, the man had worked nights and weekends and often travelled abroad — putting in up to 114 hours of overtime a month — in the six months before he died in his bed of heart failure. The cause of death was too much work, according to a ruling by the Labour Bureau of Aichi prefecture, where Toyota has its headquarters."


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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Recently Qualified First-Aider Longing for Workplace Emergency funny satire story


TheSpoof.com : Recently Qualified First-Aider Longing for Workplace Emergency funny satire story:

"A week after completing a three day government-approved training course in Corporate First Aid and Health and Safety, Jeff Birks, a Junior Credit Controller for InfoTech Systems Inc., expressed frustration that he had yet to be called into action."

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.
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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Homeowner faces compensation claim over 'slippery' step - Telegraph


Homeowner faces compensation claim over 'slippery' step - Telegraph

"A homeowner has been hit by a claim for compensation after a postwoman said she slipped and fell on a step outside his house.

Joe Spink said he was stunned to receive a letter claiming that he had not acted properly by ensuring his step was safe for the Royal Mail worker"



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Monday, July 14, 2008

Sack, three-legged races get the sack from school from sports day!

Sack, three-legged races get the sack from school from sports day!

"Education authorities' decision to ban the traditional sack race and three-legged event from an Edwardian themed sports day on July 14, fearing that kids might fall over and get injured, has been slammed by campaigners as "completely over the top".

Teachers at John F Kennedy Primary in Washington, Tyne and Wear, banned the traditional races after discussions with staff from Beamish Open Air Museum, where the sports day was staged"


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Friday, July 11, 2008

Wrong, Wrong, Wrong - Bournemouth Echo


Correct Me If Im Wrong (from Bournemouth Echo)

You are wrong;

"In England it is now against the law to play conkers in the playground, for fear of hundreds of children running around with conker shrapnel lodge on their eyes, apparently"


Wrong, Wrong, Wrong

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Miss King sues Dolcis


Head over heels
A women has won compensation from a shoe shop after her high heel snapped causing her to fall and break her ankle.
Sophie King was on her way to a night out in Manchester, wearing newly-bought shoes, when one of the 2.5 inch heels snapped and she injured her ankle.

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Myth: Health and safety laws banned poles in fire stations


Myth: Health and safety laws banned poles in fire stations

"The reality

It was widely reported that a fire station was built without the traditional pole for 'health and safety' reasons.

As the county’s Chief Fire Officer said: 'Whilst every consideration regarding health and safety was taken into account, the reason a pole was not included was purely due to space restrictions.'

Poles are not banned and firefighters around the country continue to use them."


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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Saturday, July 05, 2008

How to Make Duct Tape Safety Glasses


How to Make Duct Tape Safety Glasses:

"All you're going to need is duct tape, a hanger, a beer bottle and two plastic furniture caster cups."

THIS IS NO SPOOF - HE IS SERIOUS!
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Madison County Record | Alton attorney accidentally sues himself


Madison County Record | Alton attorney accidentally sues himself:
By Steve Korris

"Alton attorney Emert Wyss thought he could make money in a Madison County class action lawsuit, but he accidentally sued himself instead. Now he has four law firms after his money - and he hired all four."


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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Australians making odd choices for funeral songs -- Signs of the Times News

Australians making odd choices for funeral songs -- Signs of the Times News:
"ADELAIDE - Hymns are being replaced at funerals in one Australian city by popular rock classics like Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven' and AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell,' a cemetery manager said Wednesday."


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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

$100,000 fines for workplace accidents | Herald Sun


$100,000 fines for workplace accidents | Herald Sun:
Mike Edmonds



"THE WorkSafe Authority believes a $100,000 fine imposed on a Campbellfield printing company is a milestone in improving workplace safety.



Lakeside Packaging was yesterday fined $75,000 in Broadmeadows Magistrates' Court for safety breaches, and $25,000 for not having proper training and safety information available to non-English speaking employees."


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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health


Institution of Occupational Safety and Health |News Centre:
Letter to The Sun: Fly the flag for common sense

"Sir,

So, now it's mayors who are victims of bans blamed on so-called 'elf and safety ('Mayor's flag is too dangerous' The Sun, Saturday 28 June).

As President of Britain’s safety and health professional body let me assure Sun readers that we don't want to go around banning everything or put an end to civic pride. We don’t support silly bans and we reckon a solution can be found in this case – I’m sure many of our 33,000 members could help with the practicalities.

But it seems there’s more to it here – Maidstone Borough’s spokesman was quoted as saying cost was a factor too. We certainly don’t want the Worshipful Mayor of Maidstone to be 'crestfallen'. For goodness sake, let’s fly the flag for common sense!

Ray Hurst
President
IOSH (The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health)"

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