first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Bosses continue ignoring the HSE stress standardsOn 30 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Most organisations have done nothing to implement stress managementguidelines by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), according to newresearch. Business information provider, Croner, claims that 79 per cent of health andsafety professionals have taken no action to meet the guidelines, which are dueto be finalised by the end of this year. The poll reveals just 7 per cent of organisations have taken any steps toimplement the voluntary management standards, with only 14 per cent saying itis under consideration. More than half (55 per cent) are unaware of the HSE standards, which wereintroduced last year to help employers prevent and manage work-related stress –the UK’s most prevalent occupational health condition. Up to 5 million Britons complain of work-related stress each year. Thisaccounts for 90 million lost working days each year, costing business around£3.7bn. The HSE identified six sources of workplace stress that need to be managedby employers: demands of the job, control over work, support from colleaguesand management, working relationships, clarity of role and organisationalchange. Under the guidelines, a percentage of staff must assess that each standardtarget is being achieved by the employer, else they will fail the assessment. last_img read more

first_img Share via Shortlink Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink city councilCosta Constantinides Email Address*center_img Tags Queens Council member Costa Constantinides is sponsoring the bill. (Getty, Costa Constantinides) The City Council is pushing a bill to limit how much asphalt can cover a development site, but real estate professionals say it ignores the realities of building in the city.The measure, sponsored by Queens Council member Costa Constantinides, would cap the percentage of material that doesn’t absorb rainwater, such as asphalt or concrete, covering building sites.For future projects, no more than half of a lot could be impermeable, according to the bill. Existing development above the 50 percent threshold would be grandfathered but could not be made any more impermeable. Gas stations and certain industrial sites would be exempt.ADVERTISEMENTConstantinides is trying to reduce how much raw sewage flows into the city’s waterways. Much of the city has a combined sewer system, meaning rainwater and sewage flow into the same pipes, which get overwhelmed during rainfalls. To prevent untreated waste from backing up into homes and streets, it is diverted into the Gowanus Canal, Newtown Creek, East River and numerous other waterways.But the Real Estate Board of New York said his bill applies a one-size-fits-all approach to entirely different areas — whether they are high-density or low-scale, or prone to sewage overflows or not.And what would happen, the trade group asked, if a below-grade room had a permeable surface above it?There are surely other problems with the bill that no one has contemplated yet, the group added.“This is by no means exhaustive given the complexities of designing these systems and the variety of below-grade conditions,” the group wrote in testimony submitted at a hearing on the bill this week. “Further study and outreach is necessary.”The New York Coalition of Code Consultants, whose members help secure project approvals, called the measure “extreme” and said it would restrain development.“New York City may be a concrete jungle, but residents also live sustainability through dense housing and take advantage of walkability, proliferating bike lanes and public transportation,” the group testified. “There are ways to encourage more sustainable development without completely stifling new construction.”The bill, introduced in 2018, is part of an effort to make the city more resilient to climate change. Late last year, the City Planning Commission launched a public review of a proposal to address coastal flood resiliency through zoning.Contact Kathryn Brenzel Message*last_img read more

first_imgThe teaching responsibility will be for the development andteaching of lecture and laboratory portions of one or more coursesin the curriculum of a collaborative IoT program between CBU andShanghai Aurora College. The adjunct professor will also beresponsible to grade assignments and hold office hours.The course(s) will be taught at Shanghai Aurora College inShanghai, China. Course units vary from 4 units to 6 units. Eachunit includes 17 class periods with 45 minutes per class period.Flexibility on start date and condensed courses (3 weeks for 1course or 7 weeks for 2 courses) are possible. Air fare,accommodation, breakfast and lunch on weekdays are paid by AuroraCollege. * Are you a Christian?YesNo Qualified applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree(master’s preferred) in Electrical and Computer Engineering,Software Engineering, or a closely related engineering discipline.Familiarity with one or more of the following subjects isrequired:- Internet of Things- Embedded Systems- Database Technologies- Dynamic Web Development- Wireless Sensor Network Technology- RFID Technology- Data CommunicationsThe successful candidate will be expected to support the mission ofCalifornia Baptist University. Position Summary State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law. Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeOptional DocumentsCurriculum VitaeChristian Experience Essay Teaching Responsibilities Position TitleEngineering Adjunct – Engineering with Internet of Things (IoT)Emphasis * Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar)center_img The Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering at CaliforniaBaptist University invites applications for adjunct facultyappointments to begin Fall 2018 in Engineering with Internet ofThings (IoT) Emphasis. An application for a position may besubmitted electronically through the university’s website. Reviewof applications will begin immediately and continue until thepositions are filled. Nondiscrimination Statement Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Qualifications Posting Details * Do you attend church regularly?YesNo Quick Link to Posting read more

first_imgSaturday’s Ocean City Air Festival at the Municipal Airport included one uninvited aircraft: a model drone that Ocean City residents Steve Fenichel and Georgina Shanley brought as part of their campaign to raise awareness about drones and privacy issues.Cape May Airport in Lower Township and the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May are being considered as potential sites for testing the unmanned aircraft for safety, especially in commercial air space and over populated areas.Drones have potential non-military uses including law enforcement, agriculture, photography, communications and meteorology.But Fenichel and Shanley are part of a group urging legislators to ban the use of drones in the U.S. for surveillance and for weapons.They say they support the peaceful and practical applications of drones, but they would like to see a law passed to prevent the unrestricted use of the technology.Fenichel points to a model ordinance drafted by the Bill of Rights Defense Committee as a sample of potential legislation:“We realize that the drone genie can’t be put back in the lamp,” Fenichel said. “All the positive drone applications must be acknowledged, i.e. fire prevention, hazardous material spill response, natural disaster response. But the use of drones for surveillance purposes and the potential militarization of them ( rubber bullets, tasers, tear gas, and missiles) creates an America we would not want for ourselves or future generations.”He is urging citizens to contact their local representatives “to say we need a no spy zone over our communities” and to attend the Cape May County Board of Freeholders meeting 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23.Fenichel and Shanley can be reached at 609-398-1934 or [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgEuropean Process Plant (EPP) based in Epsom, Surrey, has been installing pie lines for over 35 years. Customers include numerous leading bakeries. The company’s Comas LTF has a production speed of 25 cycles per minute. The Comas LTT is for pies without foils and the Comas LSP is for laminated doughs. In a small craft bakery the COMAS Tartomatic 1000 is compact and fully automatic. It can produce up to 1,500 pieces an hour in sizes ranging from 75mm to 300mm.last_img

first_img Twitter By Jon Zimney – November 1, 2020 0 393 Main St. Trick or Treat event in Elkhart doesn’t go off as planned IndianaLocalNews Google+ Previous articleTwo people hospitalized after being shot early Saturday morning in South BendNext articleCitywide Classroom initative expands internet for students across South Bend Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook (Photo supplied/City of Elkhart) The Main Street Trick-or-Treat event in Elkhart that was set for Saturday afternoon, Oct. 31, did not take place.This, after event leaders didn’t receive the proper approval from the Elkhart County Health Department.Organizers are now making the necessary revisions to the mitigation plan in order to get approval.So, there is still more candy to get.The city says if there’s ever been a year to have an extra Trick-or-Treating, 2020 is it.last_img read more

first_imgThe Gluten Freevolution campaign is a bid to further grow the range of safe gluten-free food when eating outside of the home.Actress and Coeliac UK patron Caroline Quentin has launched the charity’s Gluten Freevolution as Coeliac UK’s Awareness Week (8-14 May) gets under way.Coeliac UK, the national charity for people unable to eat gluten, said 1.3 million Britons live on a gluten-free diet.Quentin said: “I was diagnosed with coeliac disease two years ago and, like everyone else with the condition, when I grab a bite for lunch or go out for a meal with my family, I am putting my health in the hands of those preparing and serving the food each and every time I eat out.”The Gluten Freevolution aims to highlight the growing demand for improved safety, choice and availability when eating gluten-free on the move, and to encourage private and public sector caterers to provide great gluten-free food that is safe from cross-contamination. It will focus on improving the levels of understanding among caterers, as well as increasing the skills and knowledge of both front- and back-of-house staff in preparing and serving gluten-free food.The charity has also launched new guidance for the catering industry, which is supported by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).last_img read more

first_imgSpinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls (aka comedian and actor Harry Shearer) will put out his first solo album nearly 35 years after the release of the film that made him famous.Dubbed Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing), the record will feature an impressive array of guest musicians like Donald Fagen of Steely Dan, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, David Crosby, Peter Frampton, Paul Shaffer, Dweezil Zappa, Joe Satriani, Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters, and fellow comedian Jane Lynch. Shearer’s wife, singer-songwriter Judith Owen, is set to appear on the album as wellAdditionally, the album includes contributions from Snarky Puppy leader/bassist Michael League and the Snarky Puppy Horns, which is no surprise considering the band’s hilarious collaboration with Smalls during their 2016 Jazz Fest after show (Shearer is longtime resident of New Orleans).While Shearer is well known for his portrayal of Smalls in 1984’s This Is Spinal Tap, he is also a beloved radio host and voice actor. He has been a part of the cast of The Simpsons since the show’s first season in 1989, voicing iconic characters like Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, and Principal Skinner.Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing) is slated for release on April 13 via Twank/BMG. You can listen to the album’s self-titled single below.Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing) tracklist:1. Openture [ft. The Hungarian Studio Orchestra]2. Rock ‘n’ Roll Transplant [ft. Steve Lukather, Jim Keltner, Chad Smith]3. Butt Call [ft. Phil X, Taylor Hawkins]4. Smalls Change [ft. The Hungarian Studio Orchestra, Judith Owen, Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel]5. Memo to Willie [ft. Donald Fagen, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Larry Carlton, the Snarky Puppy Horns]6. It Don’t Get Old [ft. Peter Frampton, Waddy Wachtel]7. Complete Faith [ft. The Hungarian Studio Orchestra]8. Faith No More [ft. The Hungarian Studio Orchestra, Todd Sucherman]9. Gimme Some (More) Money [ft. Paul Shaffer, Waddy Wachtel, David Crosby]10. MRI [ft. Dweezil Zappa]11. Hell Toupee [ft. The Hungarian Studio Orchestra]12. Gummin the Gash [ft. Steve Vai, Gregg Bisonnette, Jane Lynch]13. She Puts the Bitch in Obituary [ft. Richard Thompson, Jane Lynch]14. When Men Did Rock [ft. Michael League, Joe Satriani, Rick Wakeman, the Hungarian Studio Orchestra][Photo: Screengrab from the “Small’s Changes” music video]last_img read more

first_imgJoe Russo’s Almost Dead has announced a series of new summer dates on the East Coast and West Coast. The beloved (mostly) Grateful Dead tribute act will make their Salt Lake City debut on Saturday, July 14th, before returning to the Northeast for shows in Brooklyn and Boston. A few weeks later, the band will head west again for a three-night run through Washington and Oregon.2018 is already shaping up to be a jam-packed year for JRAD. The group will embark on a run through the Midwest later this month, and their next three-night run at the Brooklyn Bowl is set for March 8th to 10th. Other upcoming dates include a pair of Jazz Fest after shows and stops at festivals like SweetWater 420 Fest, The Ride Festival, and the Peach Music Festival. JRAD is scheduled to return to Colorado’s beloved Red Rocks Amphitheater on August 16th.Tickets for JRAD’s newly announced shows will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 9th. A pre-sale for Facebook followers will begin on Wednesday, February 7th (more details can be found via the band’s Facebook page). Head over to the band’s website for a complete list of their upcoming tour dates.JRAD’s New Summer Dates:Saturday, July 14 – Salt Lake City, NY – The DepotThursday, July 19 – Brooklyn, NY – Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect ParkFriday, July 20 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank PavilionFriday, August 10 – Seattle, WA – The ShowboxSaturday, August 11 – Eugene, OR – McDonald TheatreSunday, August 12 – Bend, OR – Athletic Club of Bendlast_img read more

first_imgLauren Weldon Editor’s note: This is the sixth day in a series on disability at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s. Today’s story focuses on the resources available for faculty and staff with disabilities at the University. While students with disabilities rely on the Sara Bea Center for Students with Disabilities for accommodations, University employees with disabilities look to the Office of Institutional Equity for resources.Monique Frazier, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) program manager, said she joined the office in 2014. “My main role is to work with faculty and staff and their department and physician in a collaborative, interactive process, in which we find workplace accommodations that will help them complete the essential functions of their job,” she said. Faculty and staff must self-identify as disabled to receive accommodations, Frazier said, so the burden is initially on the faculty member to begin the process of requesting accommodations. “They can initiate that when they first start, they can initiate it three years down the line. They can initiate it at any time,” she said. “After they have initiated that process, the burden is then going to be on the University, the supervisor, the chair of that department to provide the resources and initiate that interactive process.” The accommodations available to faculty and staff vary widely, “depending on their medical condition and the type of work they do,” Frazier said.  “I work really closely with their physician to get documentation to confirm their disability and to seek recommendations seeing what would be best regarding the accommodations in place,” she said.  “If we need to make changes regarding their schedule, sometimes they might work in the morning and we change their position to an evening position, just based on their medical condition.”Frazier said the office works with the office of Risk Management and Safety to do ergonomic assessments of workspaces.“If there’s any workplace equipment that they might need, if they need a certain type of software — say if it’s for visual disability — we provide larger screens, we provide different chairs if it’s for back issues,” she said. Available accommodations include changes of lighting, for faculty and staff who have migraine conditions or light sensitivity, Frazier said, and employees with diabetes could receive extra breaks to perform insulin checks or have snacks. While the office is not able to provide the exact number of employees who have self-disclosed a disability to the University, Frazier said including any temporary faculty and staff members, the number is fewer than five percent of all active employees. “It’s a very small number, just based on the fact that it’s self-disclosure, so obviously if it were required it would be a lot higher number,” she said.  Tags: disability, Office of Institutional Equitylast_img read more