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first_imgThismonth’s newsWork-lifebalanceLengthyand frequent travel away from home, and changes in travel dates affectingfamily plans, can negatively affect workers’ spouses and children, puttingextra strain on families and contributing to extra worker stress, research hasfound. The study of staff at Washington DC’s World Bank Group suggestedpractices that take into consideration family activities and give greaterleeway to staff may help.  Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2002; 59: 309-322Workersunhappy with long hoursWorkersare becoming increasingly dissatisfied with their long hours, according to asurvey by the Economic and Social Research Council. Out of 2,500 people, only16 per cent of male professionals and managers said they were completelysatisfied with their hours, compared with 36 per cent in 1992. NHSworkers’ healthBetterpublic health among NHS workers will be at the centre of debate in September ata conference being run by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. Theconference, at the Harrogate International Centre between 10 and 13 September,will be on the theme of “empowering public health”. Details areavailable from the website www.cieh.org.Stressand angina link is spuriousMakinga link between higher stress levels and angina in cases of people admitted tohospital may not be valid. A study of 27 workplaces in Scotland found therelation between higher stress, angina, and some categories of hospitaladmissions probably resulted from the tendency of participants reporting higherstress, to also report more symptoms.  “The data suggest that associations between psychosocialmeasures and disease outcomes reported from some other studies may bespurious,” it added. BMJ 2002; 324: 1247  Dockyardcompany finedAdockyard company has been fined £10,000 after failing to ensure the health andsafety of two casual employees who were overcome by paint fumes while workingin the hull of a hopper barge. The company, A&P Falmouth, also had to paycosts of £6,627.40.CorrectionApologiesare due to Greta Thornbory for a mistake that crept into her article onterrorism in the June issue of Occupational Health. Mention is made of howquickly toxins can spread. However, it is of course micro-organisms thatspread, not toxins. We are happy to put the record straight.RefrigerantsafetyAfree leaflet designed to prevent injuries and ill-health from refrigerantchemicals used in air-conditioning systems in motor vehicles has been publishedby the Health and Safety Executive. Safe working with vehicle air-conditioningsystems can be used as a poster for display in motor vehicle repair garages andother associated places.  It can be ordered by calling 01787 881165 or online at www.hsebooks.co.ukHealthand safety reporting increasesReportingon health and safety among FTSE-100 companies increased from 47 per cent in1995 to 60 per cent last year, the Health and Safety Commission says. But thequality of reporting varies greatly, with some firms simply confirming theircommitment to comply with the law. HSC chairman Bill Callaghan has called forcompanies to be more transparent in their reporting processes.OH records During the morning forum discussion, an interesting question was raised onthe feasibility of passing employees’ OH records to their next employer, in thesame way a doctor can pass on a patient’s medical notes to a new GP. Onedelegate recommended handing employees a copy of their own OH notes when theyleft. Jane Lewis commented that this is sensible advice, because givingindividuals the responsibility to hold their own records falls within therequirements of the Data Protection Act. Sickness absence Employers generally underestimate the true cost of sickness absence,according to a recent report by income protection insurance companyUnumProvident. Presenting the results, Dr Peter Dewis, director of medicalservices for the company, said that while long-term absence accounts for only aminority of spells of absence, it may account for 75 per cent of the totalcost.  www.unum.co.ukLynn Faulds Wood The association’s patron Lynn Faulds Wood chaired the Symposium. She lefther award-winning television presenting career to run the charity Beating BowelCancer after being diagnosed with the disease in 1991. Comments are closed. NewsOn 1 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Tampa Bay Buccaneers arrive in Charlotte after seven-hour plane delay | NFL News

first_imgTampa Bay departed for Charlotte just before 9.30pm ET, according to NFL Network, which was first to report the team’s travel issues. The team finally landed at 11.27pm.Tampa Bay (6-3) play the Carolina Panthers (3-6) on Sunday.What went wrong for Brady and the Bucs?Sky Sports’ NFL writer Cameron Hogwood…The NFL can be a fickle business, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the latest reminder of just that.Everything was looking dandy entering November. Bruce Arians’ team were being eulogised as a playoff-bound juggernaut led by a Tom Brady sticking it to Father Time, and with a suffocating Todd Bowles defence taking names at the line scrimmage.Two weeks later, and the Bucs are licking the wounds of a 38-3 demolition at the hands of the New Orleans Saints, having just about escaped East Rutherford with a 25-23 win over the New York Giants earlier in the week.The performance against the Saints was as ugly as it was ever going to get, and one Arians will be hoping proves a mere anomaly.Read the full feature here… – Advertisement – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers arrived in Charlotte more than seven hours late after mechanical issues with their plane delayed their arrival ahead of Sunday’s match against the Carolina Panthers, according to reports.The flight was scheduled to depart Tampa International Airport at 2.25pm ET and land in Charlotte at 3.55pm ET, according to ESPN.The delay forced the team to hold team meetings and eat a meal inside the airport. The Buccaneers followed social distancing protocols by congregating in areas with restricted access to the general public or outdoors. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Live NFL November 15, 2020, 5:00pmLive on The Tampa Bay Buccaneers come up against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday – live on Sky Sports NFL at 6pm – as they look to recover from a crushing defeat to the New Orleans Saints; The team were forced to hold team meetings at Tampa International Airport as they waited to take off Last Updated: 15/11/20 8:42am Tom Brady and his Tampa team-mates were left to wait at the airport
Tom Brady and his Tampa team-mates were left to wait at the airport

Game Day Preview…Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars

first_imgCELEBRATION—Antonio Brown celebrates after one of his 7 catches. He was flagged for one of 13 penalties against the Steelers for 125 yards. (AP photo)After an embarrassing collapse last week against the previously winless Buccaneers, the Steelers travel to Jacksonville to take on another winless team. Will they fail to put away another weaker opponent or will they actually step up and take control of this game?You never know who’s going to show up so anything can certainly happen. So far, through the first quarter of the season, the black and gold have been anything but impressive. They are in the midst of the weakest part of their schedule so it’s time to start winning ball games.Here are the Keys to A Steelers Victory:They need to eliminate the penalties. The 15 yard penalties have been out of control and it’s a sure fire way to lose a game against an inferior opponent, as the team proved last week.The offensive line better protect Ben. Pretty straight and simple. Without giving him protection, the team won’t be able to move the ball.The defense needs to stop crucial drives. Whenever they need to get the job done, the defense seems to fail. They need to step up on key 3rd downs and key drives, period.Blake Bortles is an x factor. The rookie QB has played pretty well since joining the starting lineup. Traditionally the Steelers D handles rookie QB’s. Can they continue to do so? They need to get to him early and often.Here are a Few Things to Watch:Cortez Allen-He’s the teams’ number one cornerback right now and he needs to start playing like one. Can he show us what the Steelers seem to see in him? So far that contract extension doesn’t look justified.Mike Tomlin-What will he do if and when the team starts getting penalized? Will he sit there with no e emotion or will he finally step up and do something about it?Antonio Brown-He’s run his streak of games with at least 5 catches and 50 yards to 20 straight, expect that to get to 21.The Defense in General-Can they get to the qb and apply pressure? Can they cause the necessary turnovers? Can they get off the field when necessary?last_img read more

From “Bach to Rock” – Olympia Youth Chorus Delivers

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Those attending will enjoy a mix of early Michael Jackson and more as the singers explore several decades of music, including classical, contemporary, and maybe even a few unexpected surprises! This is a fun concert for all ages, so plan to join us and be entertained by some of the finest young talent (ages 5-18) Olympia has to offer.The concert will be held at the Westwood Baptist Church located at 333 Kaiser Rd NW in Olympia on Saturday, May 18 beginning at 4 p.m. Submitted by Olympia Youth ChorusOlympia Youth Chorus presents “Bach to Rock” Saturday, May 18 at 4pm. The concert will bring to listeners a sampling of choral music from J.S. Bach and Hildegard von Bingen to Sister Act’s “Joyful, Joyful.” Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students.  Children 3 and under are admitted at no charge.  Tickets can be purchased by emailing Olympia Youth Chorus at olympiayouthchorus@gmail.com.last_img read more