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first_img Previous Article Next Article Report reveals variable approach to health and safety by top companiesAn independent report has cast doubt on the commitment of top British firmsto safety, despite publicity surrounding rail crashes and the corporatemanslaughter law. Business information specialist Gee Publishing quizzed FTSE 100 companiesabout their approach to health and safety and found commitment was variable andinformation was not always available. High-risk sectors such as mining and chemicals were happy to discuss theissue, but not one retail firm in the FTSE 100 was prepared to divulgeinformation on health and safety, said Gee. “This is despite theirconstant contact with the general public and the fact that employees in theretail sector are four times more likely to sustain a major injury at work thanan office-based employee.” Among low-risk sectors, the financial sector came out best, demonstratingwell-established systems and an openness to discuss the issue, with 3i rankingtop. But even among these firms, only four named a board member as the personwith ultimate responsibility for health and safety. The biggest single issue for office-based work is the use of display screenequipment and risks of repetitive strain injury and upper limb disorders. “There is a lack of benchmarking data, largely due to the lack ofpublished information,” said report author Karen Pearson. www.safety-now.co.uk Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Firms evasive on safetyOn 1 Dec 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

first_imgThe Ocean City VFW Post No. 6650 collects clothing for the Ocean City Board of Realtors Warmth for Winter Drive.The Ocean City Board of Realtors is pleased to announce its fall community service project, a drive to collect coats, sweaters, blankets, snow boots, hats and scarves. Donations will be collected now through Nov. 26, and will be used to give the gift of warmth for winter.The Warmth for the Winter Drive will collect gently used or new items to be donated to the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Clothes Closet to provide for needy families. Of special need for this winter are children’s coats, children’s snow boots, and men’s sweat pants and pajamas. Monetary donations will be accepted — we will shop for you! Funds will be used to purchase items of need as requested by the Ecumenical Clothes Closet.Donations can be dropped off at the office of the Ocean City Board of Realtors, 405 22nd Street, or for pickup please call the office at 609-399-0128.“It’s time to clean out those closets, and we encourage our fellow Realtors, friends and neighbors to donate items that are gently used or new, especially coats, that will provide warmth for the winter to families in need” said Gloria Votta, Chair Community Services Committee, Ocean City Board of Realtors.For more information, please contact Vicki Heebner at 609-399-0128 or [email protected]— News release from the Ocean City Board of Realtorslast_img read more

first_imgBrad Bonomini of The East Central Trojans Football team has committed to Franklin College.Bonomini was a three year at WR & DB for the Trojans.  Last season he lead the team with 3 interceptions and had 36 tackles (23 solo and 13 assisted).He will play WR for Coach Mike Leonard and the five time consecutive HCAC Champion Franklin Grizzlies.Congratulations Brad from Country 103.9 WRBI!Courtesy of Trojans Coach Justin Roden.last_img

first_imgPresident C.L. Max Nikias announced on Wednesday that the Campaign for USC will reach its $6 billion fundraising goal nearly 18 months ahead of schedule, according to USC News. Due to its success, the campaign will be extended five more years through Dec. 31, 2021.Half of the funds will go toward the University’s endowment, which currently stands at $4.6 billion. The remaining money will be used for new buildings, labs and expanding research. So far, the funds have created 100 new faculty positions, endowed 19 new research centers and institutions and raised USC’s financial aid pool to $330 million annually, according to the Los Angeles Times.The Los Angeles Times reported that more than 322,000 people donated to the campaign. Non-alumni donations made up for 64 percent of the funds raised, while $2.2 billion was donated by alumni and $1.9 billion by parents.The Campaign for USC aims to advance USC’s academic priorities and expand the University’s positive impact on the local and global community. When it began in 2011, the campaign was considered the largest fundraising goal in the history of higher education. It was also the third time USC had set a record-high campaign goal.USC has raised as much money in the last 6 1/2 years as it had during the last 6 1/2 decades combined. Since 2013, USC has ranked in the county’s top three universities for annual fundraising, next to Harvard University and Stanford University.last_img read more