CBI calls for better approach to OH

Posted On May 18 2021 by

first_imgMajor survey reveals mixed attitudes to OH services across industryOccupational health services are in need of major improvement, the CBI hasacknowledged. In a large-scale survey of companies employing a total of 1.8 millionpeople, the employers’ body uncovered a patchy approach to OH, with fewer thanhalf of construction firms giving it a high priority. Other safety-critical industries showed a more responsible approach, with 71per cent of offshore enterprises and 64 per cent of those in the chemicalssector considering occupational health a high priority. But the true picture may be worse. Because the sample was self-selecting, itreflected the views of those more likely to have an interest in OH, said theCBI. The confederation urged partnerships between employers, trade unions,Government and employees to improve health in the workplace. It said smaller companies received inadequate advice and the Health &Safety Executive should shift its emphasis from target-setting to providingsupport and guidance. It concluded that specialist OH providers were the mostappropriate for smaller firms and called for financial incentives to use them,and for insurance companies to encourage greater take-up. The Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners welcomed theCBI’s initiative in urging its members to make OH a priority. “It is not acore part of business at present and we welcome anything that can be done topersuade people to recognise it more,” said AOHNP secretary Cathy Howells.The CBI report includes good practice case studies. In one, a medium-sizedmanufacturer cut the number of days lost through musculo-skeletal disorders by47 per cent after introducing manual handling instruction and a physiotherapyservice. It also gives data, broken down by sector and size of organisation, onsickness absence and OH services. www.cbi.org.uk Comments are closed. CBI calls for better approach to OHOn 1 Dec 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


News story: Freight train derailment, Willesden High Level Junction

Posted On Apr 20 2021 by

first_img the condition of the wagon the maintenance of the wagon the condition of the track and its geometry the maintenance of the track the management of the local infrastructure any relevant underlying management factors. This item has been moved to the National Archives as RAIB has published its report describing this accident. See report 07/2020.,At around 21:30 hrs on Monday 6 May 2019, an empty wagon of a northbound freight train derailed as it approached Willesden High Level Junction in north London. The wagon re-railed as it passed over points at the junction and the train continued without the driver noticing anything untoward. Network Rail became aware of the derailment at 13:56 hrs the following day when technicians went to investigate a signalling fault. They reported finding severed signalling cables and track damage.The train was the 19:45 hrs service from Hoo Junction Up Yard, in Kent, and was carrying spoil from an engineering worksite in south-east London. It comprised a class 66 diesel-electric locomotive and 21 two-axle wagons. The wagon that derailed was the 20th from the front. It was of the MPA type.Our investigation will identify the sequence of events that led to the derailment and how the wagon derailed. It will also consider: Our investigation is independent of any investigation by the railway industry or by the industry’s regulator, the Office of Rail and Road.The investigation is now effectively complete, and we are concluding our internal review of the draft report. We intend to issue the report for formal consultation by the middle of May and aim to publish our findings, including any recommendations to improve safety, by the end of June.You can subscribe to automated emails notifying you when we publish our reports.last_img read more


Bravo Stars’ Quotes About Having Kids

Posted On Nov 20 2020 by

first_imgReady to grow! Vanderpump Rules stars have been very vocal over the years about their plans to conceive.Stassi Schroeder told Andy Cohen in January 2019 that she was ready to have kids with Beau Clark, six months before the commercial casting director proposed.- Advertisement – “Everything’s in the cards and I don’t even care about the order,” the Next Level Basic author said on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen at the time. “I don’t know when the moment was [I knew he was The One]. I can’t even remember when the moment was. There was something that just, like, switched.”Clark proposed to Schroeder in July 2019, and Us Weekly broke the news the following year that she was pregnant with their first child. When the couple tied the knot in September 2020 in a secret backyard ceremony, the former “Straight Up With Stassi” podcast host showed off her baby bump in a white gown. After kissing the bride, Clark knelt down to kiss his wife’s stomach.- Advertisement – The Florida native exclusively told Us in December 2018 that she was too busy for children, explaining, “I feel like I have way too much stuff I’ve got to do, you know? I’ve got to travel the world, I’ve got to be a successful businesswoman, I’ve got to put out a series of cocktail books. I gotta go to outer space. I want to go to outer space so bad.”Keep scrolling to see the reality stars’ quotes about their future family plans. Brittany Cartwright and Lala Kent both announced pregnancies that same month with Jax Taylor and Randall Emmett, respectively. Scheana Shay shared her pregnancy news in October 2020.The “One More Time” singer had frozen her eggs multiple times before conceiving naturally. “I honestly don’t even know if I do want kids,” the California native exclusively told Us of her decision in January 2019. “I would only have kids if I found the right person who wanted to have some with me, and where my life’s at right now, I don’t see it going in that direction. But things can change, you never know! I just wanted to do this as a backup option because my AMH levels were extremely low, like almost zero. … I’m not getting any younger. My numbers aren’t getting any higher.”While Katie Maloney has been vocal about trying to conceive with Tom Schwartz, Ariana Maddix and Tom Sandoval aren’t planning to start a family anytime soon.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more


Drivers in six IMCA divisions earn awards from KSE

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_img“The combination of quality products and additional gift certificates really positions this KSE program in high regard among IMCA racers,” stated IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We have worked with KSE for such a long time we’ve transitioned from one generation to another at both KSE and IMCA, and it is something we are very proud of.” WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. – An awards program expanded last year continues this season as KSE Racing Products gives a combination of product and product certificates to drivers in six IMCA divisions. Now in its 42nd year in the high performance parts business and 24th as an IMCA sponsor, the White House, Tenn., manufacturer gives those awards to IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Late Model and IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car competitors, and for a second consecutive season to IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod drivers.  “KSE is definitely excited for 2020 as we feel grassroots racing in America is thriving and with our great team here, our dedication to developing high performance circle track products is as strong as it’s ever been. We’re grateful for being able to work in this sport with such great people and are very proud to continue our long-standing partnership with IMCA and their racing divisions,” said Dan Korrect, vice president and product engineer at KSE.   Modified regional rookies of the year get 700 Series steering boxes; 700 Series steering boxes go to Stock Car, Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod rookies of the year. Information about KSE products is available at the www.kse-racing.com website, by calling 615 672-5117 or by follow­ing the company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  One hundred dollar product certificates will be awarded designated Modified, Late Model, Sprint Car, Stock Car and SportMod specials. The Modified national champion receives a KSE TandemX power steering/fuel pump. Second through fifth place fin­ishers in the national standings receive $200 product certificates while sixth through 10th place driv­ers get $100 product certificates.  The RaceSaver Sprint Car national champion receives a Gen2 power steering gear while second through 10th place drivers in national standings for the division get $100 product certificates. last_img read more


District of Taylor bites back against mosquitos

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_imgThe city is also urging those with long grass, to keep it cut and not to let it get out of control. The district is also going to be cutting tall grass as they see fit.Mayor Rob Fraser wants to see a report on how much it will cost to cut the tall grass to allocate enough funds. They also want to see a more detailed report on how much the spraying and mixture will cost the city. TAYLOR, B.C. – The District of Taylor is taking a earth friendly approach to those pesky mosquitos that come out every summer, in the form of a pilot project.At a City Council meeting last night, Mayor and Council discussed the idea of fighting mosquitos with a mixture of garlic and canola oil, called Mosquito Barrier.The mixture is a natural way, compared to harmful chemicals, to kill mosquitos, but also kill the larvae completely.- Advertisement -The price is $84.95 per gallon. The mixture is 99.3% garlic juice, with some food grade preservatives added.They are first going to start with the baseball diamonds and city core this year. They then want to expand, based on cost and results, to a larger area in 2017.Another area of concern was the golf course. The pond specifically. You can dump the mixture into the pond and it will suffocate the mosquitos and kill the larvae. The District wants a cost on total price before making a decision.Advertisementlast_img read more


Council sends out gritters as Met Eireann forecast snow overnight

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgDonegal County Council is to send out its fleet of gritters early on Saturday morning as temperatures are set to plunge overnight.Indeed Met Eireann has warned that snow could hit many parts of Donegal tomorrow morning.Gritters will be sent out on a number of primary routes by the council from 5am onwards. The situation will be continually assessed as the weather warning continues.Met Eireann says temperatures for Donegal will dip to zero degrees with snow forecast from 3am onwards.The following routes are those to be gritted with all motorists being asked to exercise caution in the morning.06: Inishowen West04: Inishowen South01: National Primary North02: National Primary Central03: National Primary South07: Milford South08: Milford North09: Cill Ulta East10: Cill Ulta West11: Na Rosa12: Binswilly13: Stranorlar North14: Stranorlar East15: Stranorlar West16: Donegal West17: Donegal North18: Donegal South19: Donegal National Secondary05: Inishowen EastBT: Buncrana Town Council Priority 1LT: Letterkenny Town Priority 1 Council sends out gritters as Met Eireann forecast snow overnight was last modified: March 19th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:councildonegalgritterssnowlast_img read more


Breaking: Mica repair scheme plans confirmed

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgThe Government has pledged €20million for a Mica and Pyrite repair scheme for homes in Donegal and Mayo.Homeowners will have to pay 10% of the cost of repairs under the special scheme which was announced today.The Government is to pay 90% of the cost of repairing homes affected by defective concrete blocks, which means that homeowners could have to contribute thousands of euro to complete the works. Plans for the long-awaited special scheme were confirmed during a top-level meeting and are expected to be brought before Donegal County Council next week.It is estimated at as many as 4,800 dwellings in Donegal and 345 homes in Mayo are affected by Mica-defective blocks.Homeowners waited anxiously for details of a repair scheme following the Government’s commitment in October 2018 to repair properties impacted by the issue. Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh and Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring said that the worst-hit homes will be fixed first as the €20million repair scheme is rolled out. Ministers McHugh and Ring met with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Ministers Paschal Donohoe and Eoghan Murphy today to lay out the plans for the scheme. The exceptional nature of the problem and special measures which are required to address it were taken into account before plans were agreed.September 2018: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister Joe McHugh see the effects of MICA on an Inishowen home.The Mica/Pyrite scheme will be financed from central Government over a number of years through the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and administered and operated at a local authority level in Donegal and Mayo.Experts on the scheme from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government will travel to Donegal next week for discussions with the County Council to advise on any remaining preparations for the roll out of the scheme.“Government agreement for the scheme is about protecting people in their homes,” Minister McHugh said.“It is about ensuring people feel secure and safe in the place where they have set down roots, where they are building a life, rearing a family and planning for their futures.” Minister Ring said: “The scheme is an exceptional measure in response to an exceptional need. Some homeowners are in dire straits. And this is the confirmation that these people need that the Government is to pay 90% of the cost of repairing affected homes.”Minister McHugh paid tribute to the many families who have been living through the Mica crisis every day for many years.  Mc Hugh said: “It has been a long road for the many families living with this scandal and we hope now that this scheme gives them some peace of mind.“I want to acknowledge the work of the Mica Action Group and in particular Eileen Doherty and Ann Owens and other members who have shared their stories and opened their doors to explain the conditions they are living in. The people affected by this have shown immense patience, determination and fortitude in working with us to secure this resolution.”Mr McHugh added: “The person who first brought this crisis to Government attention was Donegal Fine Gael councillor Bernard McGuinness. Senator Paudie Coffey was also instrumental in pursuing this when he set up the expert group to investigate Mica issues in Donegal and Mayo and Minister of State Damien English has been a constant support.” Breaking: Mica repair scheme plans confirmed was last modified: May 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:MICAlast_img read more


Judge tells paedo he will go to jail for abusing young footballer

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgA FORMER youth footballer faced his coach who sexually assaulted him, as the ‘sick and evil actions’ were recalled in court.John Paul Foley, who has waived anonymity, recalled how he has been dealing for 25 years with the actions of his former coach, Michael Murray, who appeared before Letterkenny Circuit Court in relation to the incident. Detective Sergeant Michael Troy said that Mr Foley came forward to Wexford Garda Station in February 2017, to make a complaint.Mr Foley was between 10 and 12 years of age and a player at Rosslare Strand FC in Wexford when the assault took place.Ms Fiona Crawford BL, prosecuting, said Murray pleaded guilty to the charge.Murray, now 49 and living at a nursing home in Letterkenny, has four previous convictions, arising from four counts of indecent assault on a victim dating back to 1989 in Derry.The Court heard that Mr Foley joined Rosslare Strand FC when he was nine and how they used to train on the pitch at the community centre every Saturday.He remembered Murray as being known by the nickname, ‘Derry’, where the former coach is originally from.Mr Foley recalled being brought into the community centre by Murray and taken onto the stage. Murray sat on a chair and instructed Mr Foley to sit on his knee before removing his tracksuit bottoms and underpants and sexually assaulting the young footballer. Mr Foley recalled being startled when he thought he heard the door open and ran out. He believed that he would ‘get into trouble if I told anyone’.Mr Foley left Rosslare Strand FC and transferred to another club in the area a short time later.Murray was arrested at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Letterkenny on August 24, 2017 and later admitted to the charge. “The abuse act itself mightn’t have lasted for a long time but, for me, it’s something I have been dealing with for 25 years,” Mr Foley said in court.He told Murray: “I could stand here today and tell how my childhood was taken away by your actions, but it wasn’t just my childhood.“You took away my adult life when you took advantage of your position. You left me feeling numb.“For years, I blamed myself for the events of that day, asking myself why didn’t I fight back or why didn’t I tell someone? Hopefully, now I will be able to let things go and put my mind to rest.“After you did this, I thought: ‘Who can I tell? Who will believe me? Who will believe a boy over a grown man?’ In the mind of a child, I thought that I would be in trouble and I pushed what happened to me way inside of me and pretended that it didn’t happen. “To this day, if I’m in a crowd or someone is standing too close to me, it brings me back to that day and I get the fear again of being back to being that small, scared boy again. “Today, things are different. I’m not the boy who looked up to you – I’m a grown man looking down on you, knowing that my life will get better knowing that you, Michael Murray, are finally being held accountable for you sick and evil actions.”Mr Foley told how he underwent treatment for depression and it was during this period in 2016 that he first began to talk about the abuse.He said: “When I finally informed my parents, in August 2017 of what had happened, their response was to blame themselves. I had to watch my mother and father cry because they felt guilty for not being there to protect me and apologise for it. No parent should have to have to feel that way.”Defence counsel, Mr Sean McGee BL, said Murray was ‘extremely remorseful’.“He wishes, for what it might be worth, to unreservedly apologise for the devastation he has so obviously caused,” Mr McGee said.The Court heard that Murray had himself encountered sexual abuse as a child, aged eight at the hands of a contemporary of his father and by a boy who was older than him. Murray’s brother died after being struck by a British Army vehicle on Easter Sunday, 1981.Murray now uses a wheelchair and has been in nursing home care since 2011 and had ‘very demanding and increasing needs’.He requires dialyses three times a week, suffers from diabetes, and an inflammatory disorder that has left him morbidly obese. In 2017 he had an above-knee amputation of his right leg.Mr McGee said: “He sees his current situation as retribution and the life sentence he deserves.”Judge John Aylmer asked for the state prosecution to establish whether the prison service has the capacity to deal with someone such as Murray, who is receiving life-maintaining treatment.The matter was adjourned until January for the imposition of a sentence. Judge Aylmer said that his starting point would be a ‘significant custodial sentence’.Judge tells paedo he will go to jail for abusing young footballer was last modified: November 12th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalMichael Murraysex assaultWexfordlast_img read more


Blitzbokke change two for Wellington Sevens

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_img31 January 2014The Springbok Sevens team, aiming for a third successive HSBC Sevens World Series victory, will go into the next tournament in Wellington, New Zealand on 7 and 8 February with two changes to the squad that won the Las Vegas Sevens.Seabelo Senatla and Rosko Specman were both ruled out of the Wellington tournament after picking up ankle injuries in the USA and have been replaced by Kwagga Smith and Jamba Ulengo.Justin Geduld (knee) and Sampie Mastriet (ankle) are carrying minor injuries from the Las Vegas tournament but are expected to be ready for action in the New Zealand capital.Senatla, despite not playing in the Cup final against New Zealand, was the top try scorer in Las Vegas with six tries in his first World Series outing of the season after he had missed the previous three rounds because of a lower back injury.Good form and consistencySpeaking from Las Vegas on Thursday where the team spent a few extra days before flying out to New Zealand, Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell said his squad is eager to maintain the good form and consistency, which has taken them to the top of the World Series standings.He also said he was fortunate to be able to call on strong replacements for the injured Senatla and Specman. “Jamba was perhaps unlucky to lose out on selection for Las Vegas after a good tournament in Port Elizabeth, while Kwagga has a very good work rate and should be able to slot in easily amongst the other more experienced forwards,” the coach said.Powell said he would move the impressive and versatile youngster Werner Kok out to the wing while adding Junior Springbok flanker Smith to the forwards. Kok has impressed since making his Bok Sevens debut only four tournaments ago and it was his power run and try that clinched the Cup against New Zealand in Las Vegas.GoalPowell added: “Our main goal this year is to establish a good level of consistency by reaching the Cup semi-final of each tournament. The players have responded well so far to the challenge and I am very pleased that we are currently on track.”So far this World Series season, South Africa have finished fourth at the Gold Coast, second in Dubai and were crowned champions in Port Elizabeth and Las Vegas.The Springbok Sevens’ Pool A opponents in Wellington will be Wales, Portugal and England.South Africa at the Wellington SevensSouth Africa has won the Wellington Sevens once, way back in 2002, when they beat Samoa 17-14 in the final. The Blitzbokke finished as runners-up in 2006, when Fiji won the final 27-22.Wellington has, however, not been a successful hunting ground for the Sevens Boks in recent times. In 2011, 2012 and 2013 they made the quarterfinals of the Cup, but were then beaten and relegated to the Plate competition.As coach Neil Powell said, the goal is to reach the Cup semi-finals of every tournament. If they do that, South Africa will have made another important step forward.SA SEVENS SQUADKyle Brown (captain), Chris Dry, Philip Snyman, Frankie Horne, Kwagga Smith, Werner Kok, Branco du Preez, Stephan Dippenaar, Justin Geduld, Cecil Afrika, Sampie Mastriet, Jamba UlengoSAinfo reporter and SA Rugbylast_img read more


Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — July 3, 2018

Posted On Dec 17 2019 by

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest No significant changes to the forecast this morning. We still see chances of moisture in over at least parts of the state through the end of the week. We are tweaking next week slightly this morning. For today we have scattered showers developing over the state once again, mostly from midday through afternoon and evening. These will bring a few hundredths to .5” over 80% of Ohio. Tomorrow, we have scattered showers with 60% coverage from I-70 northward, giving another few hundredths to .4”. Then for Thursday, scattered showers and thunderstorms arrive in the state with 90% coverage and rain totals of .1″-1″. For Friday, will be slow to exit off to the south and east, meaning we likely add a few hundredths to half an inch, mainly in far southern and far eastern Ohio, although it is likely too soon to confine the biggest rains to just those areas. We do start to dry down Friday afternoon in NW Ohio. Aver the next 4 days, almost all parts of the state see at least some minor rains.Dry weather in is for the weekend and next Monday. However, temps will be cooler, and we actually expect our daytime highs to be below normal for the period, as the front late this week ushers in a nice drop in temps.Tuesday clouds will be on the increase and we cant rule out scattered showers here and there. Still most of Ohio stays on the dry side. Wednesday sees a good chance of showers in NE Ohio bringing a few hundredths to .3″, but all other parts of the state see at least partly sunny skies. We see sunshine everywhere for next Thursday. The map below shows cumulative 10 day rains over the state. Note that a majority of these rains fall in the next 4 days, not very intense on any given day (save for perhaps Thursday), but the totals for the period look adequate.We see 2 systems in the extended 11-16 day period. One batch of moisture for Friday the 13th through Sunday the 15th will bring moderate rains with totals from a half to 1.5” and coverage at 100%. Then after a dry window for the 16th and 17th, we have another wave arriving around the afternoon of the 18th that can bring moisture back and may have potential of .25”-.75” and 80% coverage.Temperatures, outside of the cool down this weekend, will not be too extreme. We should be slightly above normal today and will see the warmest days of the coming period tomorrow and Thursday with well above normal temps. Then, after the weekend cool down, we go back to normal and slightly above normal levels for most of next week.last_img read more