Order to reduce trust’s staff stress levels may impact OH

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Order to reduce trust’s staff stress levels may impact OHOn 1 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Anunprecedented move by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to order an NHStrust to reduce the levels of stress faced by staff could have wide-reachingimplications for occupational health professionals.WestDorset General Hospitals NHS trust was issued with an improvement notice by theHSE in August.Itis the first time the HSE has issued such an order for stress against anorganisation, and was prompted by a complaint from a former employee. Thetrust, which is in line to achieve foundation status, has been given until 15December to reduce the stress levels of its staff or face legal action underthe Health and Safety at Work Act, which could mean unlimited fines.However,the Department of Health (DoH) was at pains to emphasise the notice did notmean the trust’s 1,100 staff were necessarily more stressed than others in thepublic sector, just that its “systems of work” – particularly the fact it didnot have a work-related stress policy in place or a risk assessment ofwork-related stressors – needed addressing.“Thetrust has been working with the HSE and staff representatives to understand thereasons for workplace stress, and plan to develop a survey in conjunction witha local university. While staff already have access to OH and counsellorservices, the trust will now also be using management standards developed bythe HSE as a way to begin to tackle work-related stress,” said the DoH. Thetrust has said it will take action, arguing it is committed to reducing stressand will build on an existing plan to try to improve the working lives of itsstaff.Byacting so publicly and decisively, the HSE has brought concerns about stressand, crucially, the role of OH in tackling it, firmly on to the businessagenda, argued Alyssa Armstrong, manager of corporate well-being services atBupa Wellness.“Bymaking this statement, the HSE is showing it is serious about trying to combatstress. Companies will pay much more attention, although it is a shame that ittakes an event like this to cause them to take notice,” she said.“Organisationswill now start to take notice of what OH has been saying for years. There willbe much more readiness to go with what OH is saying,” she added.last_img read more

Chemical weathering and solute export by meltwater in a maritime Antarctic glacier basin

first_imgSolute yields, laboratory dissolution data and both chemical and isotopic markers of rock weathering reactions are used to characterise the biogeochemistry of glacial meltwaters draining a maritime Antarctic glacier. We find that delayed flowpaths through ice-marginal talus and moraine sediments are critical for the acquisition of solute from rock minerals because delayed flowpaths through subglacial sediments are absent beneath this small, cold-based glacier. Here the mechanisms of weathering are similar to those reported in subglacial environments, and include sub-oxic conditions in the early summer and increasingly oxic conditions thereafter. Up to 85% of the NO3 − and 65% of the SO4 2− are most likely produced by bacterially mediated reactions in these ice marginal sediments. However, reactive pyrite phases are sparse in the host rocks, limiting the export of Fe, SO4 2− and cations that may be removed by weathering once pyrite oxidation has taken place. This means that dissolution of Ca2+ and Na+ from carbonate and silicate minerals dominate, producing moderate cationic denudation yields from Tuva Glacier (163 Σ*meq+ m−2 a−1) compared to a global range of values (94–4,200 Σ*meq+ km−2 a−1). Overall, crustally derived cations represent 42% of the total cationic flux, the rest being accounted for by snowpack sources.last_img read more

Miami Dolphins player Kendrick Norton has arm amputated after car accident, agent says

first_img Written by July 4, 2019 /Sports News – National Miami Dolphins player Kendrick Norton has arm amputated after car accident, agent says FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/felixmizioznikov(MIAMI) — Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton has “suffered multiple injuries” including an amputated arm from a car accident, his agent said.Norton, 22, was driving at about 1:18 a.m. Thursday when his car struck a concrete barrier wall and flipped over, Lt. Alex Camacho of the Florida Highway Patrol said. The car landed on its roof, Camacho said.The NFL player was taken to Ryder Trauma Center with severe injuries to his left arm, according to the highway patrol.“We ask that you continue to pray for him,” Norton’s agent, Malki Kawa, tweeted Thursday morning. “His family also asks that the public respect Kendrick’s privacy.”It’s not clear why the car overturned, Camacho said.A second car was involved in the crash but that driver was not hurt, according to the highway patrol.The Dolphins tweeted Thursday, “Our thoughts and prayers are with Kendrick and his family during this time.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Technician, Procurement, Campus Store

first_imgThe Procurement Technician is responsible for overseeing the textbook and supplies adoption process. Responsibilities include securing textbook orders each semester from faculty for the campus stores. Responsible for managing the many aspects of the textbook management system including editing, data entry, gathering adoptions, reporting, and sourcing books from numerous wholesalers and publishers. Also responsible for procuring different supplies, kits, uniforms and technology items for resale to students in support of programs. The Procurement Technician is also responsible for providing excellent customer service to our students and faculty.Education Required: – Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institutionEducation Preferred: – Bachelor’s degree in business or accounting from a regionally accredited post-secondary institutionExperience Required: – Two to five years of experience working in a business or retail environment with preference given to experience working in a college/university retail operationExperience Preferred: – Experience with BookLog software preferred; other database project management experience helpfulhttp://gtcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/3625last_img read more

Report says vaccine passports face 12 challenges

first_imgProfessor Dye, Professor of Epidemiology in Oxford’s Department of Zoology and another lead author, added: “An effective vaccine passport system that would allow the return to pre-COVID-19 activities, including travel, without compromising personal or public health, must meet a set of demanding criteria – but it is feasible.” Professor Dye continued that “huge progress has been made in many of these areas but we are not yet in the best position to use vaccine passports. At the most basic level, we are still gathering data on exactly how effective each vaccine is in preventing infection and transmission and on how long the immunity will last.” Meet benchmarks for COVID-19 immunityAccommodate differences between vaccines in their efficacy, and changes in vaccine efficacy against emerging variantsBe internationally standardisedHave verifiable credentialsHave defined usesBe based on a platform of interoperable technologiesBe secure for personal dataBe portableBe affordable to individuals and governmentsMeet legal standardsMeet ethical standardsHave conditions of use that are understood and accepted by the passport holders Director of the Leverhulme Center for Demographic Science and one of the lead authors of the report, Professor Mills, says, “Understanding what a vaccine passport could be used for is a fundamental question. Is it a passport to allow international travel or could it be used domestically to allow holders greater freedoms?” A primary concern remains that any passport should be able to show if the individual is protected from the virus and will not transmit it. The passport would also need to show vaccine efficacy, international acceptance and if it is effective against new and emerging variants. Finally, it would need to meet legal and ethical standards. A report published by the Science in Emergencies Tasking: COVID-19 (SET-C) group at the Royal Society has drawn attention to a series of basic issues that need to be addressed before a vaccine passport system could be introduced.center_img Professor Mills further stated, “International standardisation and following the lead of the WHO is one of the criteria we believe essential, but we have already seen some countries introducing vaccine certificates related to travel or linked to quarantine or attending events. We need a broader discussion about multiple aspects of a vaccine passport, from the science of immunity through to data privacy, technical challenges and the ethics and legality of how it might be used.” All 12 criteria proposed by the panel are as follows: The SET-C Steering Committee is composed of 13 Professors across top UK universities and is chaired by Professor Peter Bruce FRS, The Royal Society.  Image Credit: ZElsb/CC BY-SA 4.0last_img read more

Bertie’s Bakery marks first anniversary with new hires and NPD

first_imgSource: Bertie’s Bakery“In March last year, we took a giant leap of faith by entering an already crowded bakery market during an uncertain and unsettling time for business,” said McErlain.“We made the positive decision that our new bakery could play an important part in answering a need for a potential surge in demand for fresh products. Our twin goals were to achieve standout and swiftly gain a reputation for the quality and taste of our products.“To that end and focusing on handcrafted and hand finished methods we assembled a highly skilled team of bakers.”The team was further enhanced this month with two more master bakers joining the business from Hyndman’s Bakery.“Geoff Lee and Nigel Chambers together bring over 50 years of baking expertise to the company with particular skills in soda farl production and will make a significant contribution to our desire to produce both traditional products and new interpretations of old favourites,” McErlain added.The new items joining Bertie’s Bakery are:Snowballs 4 PackGerman Biscuits 6 pk4 Assorted CupcakesSalted Caramel CupcakesChocolate and Caramel MuffinsChocolate Fudge CakeVictoria SandwichRaspberry & White Chocolate Hot Cross Bun2 Coconut Fingers5 Lemon Cake Slices5 Jam Bake Slices5 Coffee Cake Slices5 Chocolate Cake Slices5 Iced Top Slices5 Pink and White Slices5 Strawberry Cream Slices5 Pineapple Cream Slices5 Chocolate Orange Cake Slices5 Lemon Bake Slices5 Salted Caramel SlicesCaramel Square’ishNutella CrumbleBiscoff and Nutella TiffinBiscoff Rocky RoadOreo BrowniePeanut Butter BrownieSmartie Fudge BrownieS’moresHazelnut Bueno5 Rocky Road5 Mint Crunch5 Raspberry Ruffle5 Teaser Slices5 Caramel Shortcake5 Krispie Slices Source: Bertie’s BakeryHead baker Gavin Hawthorne (centre) with new master bakers Geoff Lee (left) and Nigel Chambers (right)Magherafelt-based Bertie’s Bakery has marked its first anniversary in business with new hires and additions to its product range.The business, located at Creagh Industrial Park in Northern Ireland, was started by former Genesis Crafty managing director Brian McErlain in March last year and represents an investment of £1m.Over the past 12 months, the company has more than doubled its workforce to 26 employees, expanded the stores its products are stocked in from 12 to 104 and increased its fleet of delivery vans from two to six.To mark its first anniversary, Bertie’s Bakery is rolling out a brand revamp alongside 35 new products. With a focus on cakes, the new lines include traybakes, cake slices and sharing slabs such as Biscoff &Nutella Tiffin, a peanut butter brownie and salted caramel cupcakes (see full list below).Its product range also includes baps, rolls, bread, and scones as well as cakes and pastries.last_img read more

The Infamous Strindusters Announce Forthcoming Studio Album ‘Rise Sun’, Share Title-Track [Listen]

first_imgGrammy-winning bluegrass outfit The Infamous Stringdusters have announced their forthcoming studio effort, Rise Sun, due out on April 5th via Time Tape Records.Andy Falco, Chris Pandolfi, Andy Hall, Jeremy Garrett, and Travis Book reunited with producer Billy Hume (who oversaw 2017’s Laws of Gravity) to record Rise Sun‘s 13 songs.“Rise Sun was sparked by the feeling of wanting something better for the world—more love, more awareness, and more compassion,” says dobro player Andy Hall. “It’s a message of taking care of each other, our planet, and ourselves.”“The world is polarized. Everything is so extreme, and partisan politics have become a culture war,” adds guitarist Andy Falco. “This is a reminder of what’s truly important in life—seek the truth, find your love, look up high, and aim above. Our music gives us an opportunity to bring some light in a world that can be dark sometimes.”The Infamous Strindusters have shared their forthcoming studio album’s title-track, “Rise Sun”, ahead of the upcoming release. The upbeat tunes opens up with an infectious hand-clapping rhythm, before the quintet charges into the song with their hard-hitting vocals. Garrett and Hall flex their chops on fiddle and dobro, as the two masterminds fire off smoking hot solos, before the band goes acappella, bringing back the catchy chorus. Listen to The Infamous Stringdusters’ new tune “Sun Rise” below:The Infamous Stringdusters – “Rise Sun”[Audio: Various Artists – Topic]See Rise Sun’s full tracklisting below.The Infamous Stringdusters – Rise Sun Tracklist:1. Rise Sun2. Another Night3. Planets4. Long Time Going5. Thunder6. Comin’ Again7. Somewhere In Between8. Carry Me Away9. Last Of The Lucky Ones10. If You’re Gonna Love Someone11. Wake The Dead12. Cloud Valley13. Truth And LoveView TracklistFor ticketing and a full list of The Infamous Stringdusters’ upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

K.J. Martijn Cremers named dean of Mendoza College of Business

first_imgK.J. Martijn Cremers has been selected to be the new dean of the Mendoza College of Business by University president Fr. John Jenkins, the University announced in a press release Tuesday.Cremers, a professor of finance, has served as interim dean of the college since former dean Roger Huang stepped down in July. According to the release, Cremers was selected from several candidates after a six-month nationwide search. He will assume his new role July 1.“[Cremers] is a distinguished scholar with a deep understanding of and commitment to Notre Dame’s distinctive mission,” Jenkins said in the release. “He will further the Mendoza College of Business’ work of making important contributions to research, training capable graduates who will be ethical leaders and encouraging us all to ask more of business.”Prior to arriving at Notre Dame in 2012, Cremers was a faculty member at Yale University’s School of Management for 10 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in econometrics from VU University Amsterdam and received his doctorate in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business. As a finance professor, he has taught investing and management classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level.An expert in corporate management and investing, Cremers has been published in several leading academic journals and featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. In 2009, he co-authored a paper titled “How Active is Your Fund Manager? A New Measure that Predicts Performance,” which helped introduce a new means of fund portfolio management called “Active Share” into the financial industry.Cremers has also served as an associate editor at the Review of Finance since 2010. Prior to this position, he served as an associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies and of European Financial Management.“[Cremers] is a gifted scholar, teacher and leader who brings to this position an innovative business focus, global business perspective, the highest standards of excellence and integrity and a deep understanding of and dedication to Notre Dame’s Catholic mission,” University provost Thomas G. Burish said in the release. “He is committed to partnering with the faculty to raise the level of research and instruction at Mendoza to even higher levels, and to help integrate Mendoza’s many strengths with other programs throughout the University.”As the leader of close to 160 faculty members, Cremers said he hopes to further improve Mendoza’s undergraduate and professional programs as well as positively influence the business world and beyond.“I am honored to be offered this challenging new role at Notre Dame and look forward to working alongside our impressive group of faculty members and students as we confront the myriad business challenges and opportunities facing our society,” Cremers said in the release. “I am grateful for the trust being placed in me and committed to advancing Mendoza’s distinctive mission as a Catholic business school, where we seek to educate business leaders who seek to contribute to human flourishing, cooperate in solidarity and compete with excellence.”Tags: Active Investing, martijn cremers, Martin J. Gillen Dean, mendoza college of business, roger huanglast_img read more

Reed: Nursing Homes Could See Negative Impact Of Testing Mandates Long Term

first_imgPhoto: PixabayCORNING – Congressman Tom Reed is continuing to beat the drum on the struggles that nursing homes throughout the district are facing as a result of various mandates issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office during the COVID-19 pandemic. WNYNewsNow asked Reed during his weekly media conference to expand on his thoughts regarding the fiscal difficulties these nursing homes will face. Reed says the mandates could affect the organizations in the long term.“Right now, we are not seeing immediate closures such as in the next few days,” Reed said. “But this can not go unattended.”Reed said during his conference that he would be meeting Thursday with nursing home administrators throughout the district to discuss how to move forward through the pandemic. “That’s (mandates) one of the reasons why we are calling the stakeholders meeting together, is to raise awareness of this and say this has to be answered,” Reed said. “Who is going to pick up these costs? Who’s going to assist with these mandates? Who is going to take care of the state employees?”Reed says he was made aware that the union representing state employees wrote a letter Wednesday stating the state union healthcare would not be picking up the testing of state employees should the Governor’s office issue an order mandating state employees be tested for the COVID-19 virus.WNYNewsNow will continue to cover the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, putting facts over fear.  Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),This nazi is just goose stepping for his party, he does not represent NY he represents Fox newslast_img read more

Expo Visit

first_imgThe Sunbelt Agricultural Expo opened its doors on Tuesday, Oct. 20, to University of Georgia President Jere Morehead, who was one of the event’s first visitors.Part of a UGA contingent that included Jennifer Frum, UGA vice president for public service and outreach, Morehead expressed excitement about visiting the expo, which is in its 38th year.“This visit has been outstanding. I have seen a lot, learned a lot and really enjoyed being around the people involved in the most important and largest industry in the state,” he said. “I learn a little more about the important and strong relationship between UGA and the agriculture industry each year that I participate in this great event.”This visit to the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo was Morehead’s third since assuming office in July 2013. Like the two previous years, he gained knowledge about Georgia’s No. 1 industry after visiting with southeastern U.S. agricultural leaders and faculty, students and staff from UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Morehead’s stopover at the expo is part of a larger emphasis the UGA president placed on learning about the state’s agriculture industry. Earlier this year, Morehead, along with Georgia Agricultural Commissioner Gary Black and members of the Georgia General Assembly, participated in a farm tour in north Georgia.The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo will continue through this Thursday, Oct. 22, in Moultrie, Georgia.Danny Kornegay, who has farmed for 45 years in North Carolina, was named the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year at Tuesday’s Luncheon.last_img read more