Policy and practice in health and safety

first_imgPolicy and practice in health and safetyOn 1 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today The first issue of Policy and Practice in Health and Safety (PPHS), IOSH’snew biannual international journal, is now available. Edited by Professor David Walters, internationally recognised for his workon British and European strategies on regulating health and safety managementand on the labour relations of health and safety, PPHS seeks to shape thefuture development of the discipline of occupational safety and health and toenhance recognition of its role in wider scientific, academic, legal andpolicymaking circles. With an editorial board reflecting worldwide academic and scientificauthorities in health and safety and the working environment, issue oneincludes papers on: – Proposed UK legislation on corporate killing – will it deliver equity,accountability and prevention? – Occupational violence – a growing phenomenon but one that is still outsidemainstream health and safety discourse – The unpredictable progress of health and safety management inpre-accession Lithuania and other former communist countries – The division of physical work between men and women in desegregatedhealthcare en-vironments in Québec, Canada – How health and safety offences, as ‘decriminalised constructions’, aredealt with in Australian Magistrates’ courts. As well as a printed copy of each issue, subscribers will also benefit fromthe new journal’s online publication. The online resource offers: – Browsing of full text in pdf, RealPage and SVG formats – Direct linking from paper references to online references of citeddocuments – Simple archive searching. If you already subscribe to PPHS, visit the IOSH website at www.iosh.co.uk/policyandpractice,click ‘access’ and follow the instructions to activate your subscription. If you are not already a subscriber to PPHS and would like to subscribe,please e-mail [email protected],telephone 0116 257 3100, or fax 0116 257 3101. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Changes in micronutrient supply to the surface Southern Ocean (Atlantic Sector) across the glacial termination

first_imgMajor deepwater masses upwell and reach the surface in the Southern Ocean, forming an important conduit supplying nutrients and micronutrients to the surface and playing a key role in the regulation of global climate through ocean-atmosphere gas exchange. Here, we reconstruct changes in micronutrient distribution in this region in response to past changes in upwelling, oceanic mixing, and sea-ice seasonality. We present two downcore (Zn/Si)(opal) records from the Scotia Sea and Drake Passage region, which we interpret in the context of micronutrient distribution in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean over the last glacial termination. Previous work shows that micronutrient availability in the surface waters in the South Atlantic appear to be controlled dominantly by upwelling and mixing of micronutrient rich deepwaters, which are additionally fuelled by the terrestrial sediment sources of the Scotia Arc and South Georgia. This is supported by our reconstructions, which show micronutrient availability to the west of the Scotia Arc and South Georgia are consistently lower than to the east over the last glacial termination due to downstream transport and mixing into surface waters of continentally derived material in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Micronutrient availability in this region was at a minimum from 20 to 25 ky BP, coinciding with maximum sea-ice coverage, and increased due to an expansion of the seasonal sea-ice zone and increased mixing of subsurface waters. Our findings are consistent with largely diminished upwelling of micronutrients during the maximum glacial extent, and reduced mixing due to the presence of persistent sea-ice. During the deglacial there was an increase in micronutrient availability, as well as other nutrients and inorganic carbon, within the Antarctic Circumpolar Current as a result of an increase in deep oceanic upwelling, mixing and strengthened zonal transport.last_img read more

Saipem: the Company acquitted by the Milan Court of Appeal in the “Algeria” proceedings

first_imgSpecifically, the Court of Appeal of Milan today pronounced its appeal judgement fully upholding the appeal of Saipem S.p.A. and of the individuals charged Saipem: the Company acquitted by the Milan Court of Appeal in the “Algeria” proceedings. (Credit: Arek Socha from Pixabay) The Court of Appeal of Milan (Criminal Court Section II) today pronounced judgement in the Second Instance proceedings concerning offences allegedly committed in Algeria up to March 2010 relating to certain contracts, which were completed many years ago.Specifically, the Court of Appeal of Milan today pronounced its appeal judgement fully upholding the appeal of Saipem S.p.A. and of the individuals charged (including some former managers of Saipem who all left the Company between 2008 and 2012), stating, among other things, the absence of the administrative offence of Saipem SpA because of the inexistence of the alleged facts, revoking the confiscation of the price of the offence that was pronounced in the First Instance by the Court of Milan, pursuant to article 19 of Legislative Decree 231/2001.The Court of Milan of First Instance had convicted, amongst others, the Company to pay the pecuniary sanction of 400,000 euro, as it is held liable for the administrative offence pursuant to Articles 5, 6, 7 and 25 paragraphs 3 and 4 of Legislative Decree 231/2001, with reference to the offence of international corruption. The Court had also ordered, as alleged profit of the offence, the confiscation of the total sum of approximately 197 million euros from all the individuals sentenced (including some former managers of the Company) and, as alleged price of the offence, the confiscation of the total sum of approximately 197 million euros from Saipem.Saipem expresses its satisfaction for the decision issued today by the Milan Court of Appeal. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Croatian Navy Vessels Back from TJ15

first_img November 13, 2015 Two amphibious landing ships of the Croatian Navy, DBM 81 Cetina and DBV 82 Krka are expected to return to their homeport, Naval Base Lora, today, November 13.The ships took part in NATO’s Trident Juncture 2015 and supported the Croatian Army, transporting personnel and equipment during the drills.The Silba class, sometimes called the Cetina class, ships are landing ships which are also used as minelayers. The ships were built at the Brodosplit special objects shipyard in Split for the Yugoslav (JRM) and Croatian Navy (HRM) during the 1980s and 1990s.[mappress mapid=”17412″]Image: Croatian Ministry of Defense View post tag: NATO Back to overview,Home naval-today Croatian Navy Vessels Back from TJ15 Croatian Navy Vessels Back from TJ15 Authorities Share this article View post tag: Croatian Navy View post tag: Trident Juncture 15last_img read more

GD contracts BWXT for Virginia Payload Module fabrication

first_img View post tag: Virginia-Class Back to overview,Home naval-today GD contracts BWXT for Virginia Payload Module launch tubes fabrication View post tag: GDEB Authorities December 28, 2016 GD contracts BWXT for Virginia Payload Module launch tubes fabrication Share this article View post tag: BWXT General Dynamics Electric Boat has awarded BWXT Nuclear Operations Group a contract for the delivery of Virginia Payload Module (VPM) launch tubes.According to the company, the contract is worth approximately $35 million.The VPM will comprise four large-diameter payload tubes in a new hull section to be inserted in Virginia-class submarines.Work has already begun for development efforts and qualification of the processes required to manufacture these payload tubes, BWXT said, noting that the development is expected to be completed by 2019.Fabrication of a quantity of first-of-a-kind VPM payload tubes will begin in 2017 with delivery of the first tube scheduled in 2019. The fabrication portion of the contract represents 75 percent of the tube production work available at this time.The work will be conducted at BWXT’s Mount Vernon, Ind. manufacturing facility, the same site where launch tubes are being manufactured for Columbia-class (formerly known as Ohio Replacement Program) submarines. The company also said it was in the process of adding approximately 120 new jobs at Mount Vernon to support this and other new manufacturing activities.“We are excited to begin Virginia Payload Module fabrication work as we have been investing in our facilities to meet the needs of Electric Boat and the U.S. Navy in preparation for such an opportunity,” said Peyton S. (Sandy) Baker, president and chief executive officer of BWXT. “This opportunity also illustrates BWXT’s ability to grow organically into related areas of our heavy component manufacturing business.”last_img read more

Video masterclass: How to make a celebration chocolate cake

first_imgLucie Bennett, founder and owner of Fleur de Sel in Henfield, Sussex, provides a detailed explanation on how to recreate her celebration chocolate cake.Winner of the Celebration/Novelty cake category at The Cake Awards 2013, Bennett, a chocolatier and patissier, founded Fleur de Sel almost two years ago.Containing a variety of flavours, including sea salt caramel, dark, milk and white chocolate, the cake is enticing both visually and in terms of taste.Speaking to British Baker about bakers incorporating more chocolate products into their lines, Bennett said: “Use an ingredient that is produced locally to your bakery to give you a unique selling point.“Think about what you are aiming for as an end product. If you are using the word ‘luxury’ or ‘bespoke’, you should be backing it up by using a high-quality brand of coverture.”last_img read more

Doughnut maker Project D to accept cryptocurrency

first_imgSource: Project DLuxury doughnut specialist Project D is now accepting payment via cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin.The Derby-based company believes the move will help make online payments easier for its customers.Digital currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin are increasing in popularity, both as methods of payment and investment opportunities, although their value can fluctuate wildly.“We pride ourselves on being forward-thinking and we think we could be the first company in Derbyshire to accept virtual payments, but we certainly won’t be the last,” said Project D co-owner Max Poynton.“The fact that some of the biggest companies in the world now accept the many forms of cryptocurrency indicates that it will play a significant role in the future of purchasing, possibly because it’s cheaper, faster and more secure.”Project D, which makes handcrafted, highly decorated doughnuts, says the decision to accept cryptocurrency was “the next logical step” after it moved its business online in response to Covid-19 restrictions.“We were quick to realise that adapting our website, which was only a landing page originally, could help Project D survive lockdown and we were able to get this up and running within a week,” said Poynton.“It’s clear that today’s customers are tech-savvy and prefer to do their shopping and browsing online. The natural progression from this is to start offering cryptocurrency and we’re really looking forward to seeing just how many people are willing to purchase in this way.”As well as moving its business online, last year Project D opened a distribution centre in Leeds, creating 20 jobs, and moved to a new 11,000 sq ft production bakery in Spondon, Derby. The company’s delivery service now covers areas including Birmingham, Derby, Doncaster, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham, Rotherham and Sheffield.last_img read more

Watch Dean Ween Make Fun Of The “Exercise Man” In Hilarious New Music Video

first_imgGuitarist Mickey Melchiondo, better known as Dean Ween, has released his first music video in 16 years for “Exercise Man”, from his upcoming solo record The Deaner Album. The hilarious video features Deaner and his group–Ween cohort Dave Dreiwitz, Meat Puppets guitarist Curt Kirkwood, and drummer Ray Kubian–sporting spandex cycling gear and singing an ode to the “douchebag Exercise Man” who won’t stop working out. Dean plays the title role, hogging lanes of traffic while he feels the burn on his bike, puffing on his ever-present cigarette.Deaner explained the origins of the song in a new interview with Consequence of Sound: “‘Exercise Man’ is my favorite video I’ve done…It was real low-budget and simple. I’ve got a really good story about it. When my son was little, maybe around two years old, we’d be driving around and I’d make up little fucked-up jokes. We’d see a deer squashed on the side of the road and I’d say, ‘Hey Mike, look at the cute little deer!’ That would get him laughing. But every time we’d see one of those jerkoffs with all the gear jogging in the rain I’d yell, ‘Go man! You go buddy! Run! Run!’ Then Mikey would giggle at that. Then I’d start singing, ‘Go-Go-Go Exercise Man!’ There’s actually a couple songs that I’ve written like that, which were basically songs I made up to amuse my son. I wrote ‘Exercise Man’ in like five minutes. It just came right out. I knew it was a keeper because I’d always laugh every time I did an overdub. It never got less funny while we were recording it.”Check out the new video below:You can read the full interview here. The Deaner Album will be available on October 21st via ATO Records.[via Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

D.J. Williams Announces Bowls Fired! Featuring Members of DMB, TAB, Slightly Stoopid, & More In Las Vegas

first_imgKarl Denson Tiny Universe guitarist D.J. Williams and his band, Shots Fired, are on the front lines of SoCal’s new-era funk scene. An entire music community has materialized around the band’s residency shows, no two of which are the exact same, thanks to an impressive rotating roster that features some of the biggest names in today’s funk, rock, and jam scenes. Performing regularly for the past year almost exclusively in Los Angeles and San Diego, Williams has decided to take his band on field trips for a very limited number of quick strikes while they prepare to release their first album, Live From Over Where.For their Las Vegas debut, Williams has — for one night only — renamed his collective “Bowls Fired,” in recognition of the victims of the recent and horrific attack on the city by a lone gunman. The “Bowls Fired” moniker is also a double entendre that references the party’s host, Brooklyn Bowl Vegas, while giving a wink to the band’s cannabis activism. After being detained in the Middle East for 42 nights — in conditions that would make Amnesty International and the U.N. cringe — for possession of a vape pen, Williams was deported and immediately signed a sponsorship deal with Legion of Bloom, who handed out their top shelf “Monarch” vape pens during a recent LA residency.For this one-time-only engagement in Las Vegas, D.J. Williams’ Bowls Fired! will include Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band), James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Andy Geib (Slightly Stoopid), Chris Stillwell (Greyboy Allstars), Todd Stoops (Electric Beethoven) and John Staten (Pimps of Joytime) performing a selection of future funk classics.last_img read more

Behold The Glory Of Sesame Street’s Custom Trombone Shorty Muppet

first_imgOn May 30th, Trombone Shorty performed at the 16th annual Sesame Workshop gala in New York City. The event, which benefits the nonprofit organization behind the beloved children’s program Sesame Street, was a high-profile affair, hosted by TV personality and host Katie Couric and, of course, a bunch of muppets including Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, and many others. In addition to honors given out across the night, the gala primarily celebrated the launch of Sesame Workshop’s newly established Joan Ganz Cooney Fund for Vulnerable Children.However, given that this is a music site, most importantly, the gala gave us a series of amazing photos of Trombone Shorty partying with a bunch of muppets, including Elmo, Count von Count, and Zoe. Furthermore, to commemorate the famed New Orleans-bred musician and bandleader’s musical contributions to the evening, Sesame Street crafted a custom Trombone Shorty muppet. You can check out Trombone Shorty’s Twitter post about his muppet doppelgänger below, plus check out more pictures of Trombone Shorty, Katie Couric, and other muppets at the gala here. The Trombone Shorty muppet is the second TV-stylized version of the Orleans Avenue bandleader we’ve seen this year. In March, a cartoon version of him appeared on The Simpsons during a special episode about New Orleans.last_img read more