Daily Archives: October 25, 2021

The prevalence of accidents in the construction industry is declining, but not enough.

The prevalence of accidents in the construction industry is declining, but not enough. Each year around 2.9 per cent of construction workers are injured; however, this figure rises to 4.1 per cent for workers at the frontline (skilled and building trades). Of these, 25 per cent result in serious injury (requiring more than seven days off work). The cause of most fatal injuries is falls from height. Non-fatal injuries are spread amongst slips and trips, carrying objects, falls from height and being struck by moving or falling objects. In occupational health terms, 65 per cent of injuries/illnesses are accounted for by musculoskeletal conditions and respiratory diseases; 15 per cent are stress related.

A private company that has two timber yards with a turnover of £100 million and 400 employees has an H&S and quality officer on both sites.

A private company that has two timber yards with a turnover of £100 million and 400 employees has an H&S and quality officer on both sites. It runs a forum for the H&S representatives every six weeks and has an ad hoc safety awareness meeting with the responsible director. It has attempted to move away from ‘tick box compliance’ and towards a change in culture to ‘integrate the function into the wider business picture’. It has a standard agenda to cover statutory issues, general H&S, environment, first aid and emergency issues. It raises specific issues before the meeting to ensure time for consultation with the workforce by the representative. Representatives provide direct feedback to the workforce after the meeting. A small amount of training is given. An H&S….

The company has good H&S standards

The company has good H&S standards. Unfortunately, supervisors noticed that the fortnightly toolbox talks, though well attended by the bricklayers, were not acted upon and workers had lost interest in them. There was a need to develop a sense of shared responsibility for H&S between leader and worker. The company purchased some picture-based scenarios as a starting point and developed a fresh programme of toolbox talks involving:

– consulting with bricklayers to identify what they saw as the top five risks in relation to accidents and ill health in.

– using tablets to make the toolbox scenarios more interactive and accessible.

– delivering the talks more interactively.

A trade union specialist was appointed to train and advise site safety representatives and to chair the site safety forum so that there was an explicit emphasis on the worker contribution, thereby making it more focused and relevant to them.

A trade union specialist was appointed to train and advise site safety representatives and to chair the site safety forum so that there was an explicit emphasis on the worker contribution, thereby making it more focused and relevant to them. These representatives are encouraged to propose amendments that produce a better risk assessment and also to stop work where they think they are ignored. For example, following workers reporting their concern regarding working at height without proper edge protection, union representatives were able to halt operations while management resolved the issue. There was no fear of repercussions in relation to lost work because management recognised the risks identified by workers and respected their judgement, thereby supporting workers’ ownership of their own safety.

This huge and complex project was carried out by Shell using workers from 50 different countries.

This huge and complex project was carried out by Shell using workers from 50 different countries. It set a safety record by encouraging worker reporting of incidents likely to cause accidents. In one year it reached a record-breaking 77 million worker hours without an injury requiring time off work. This culture of doing more than following rules and stressing getting home safely to your family is central to safety training. Training included bringing in Kapil Dev, a boyhood hero for many of the workers, who told workers, ‘It’s exactly the same as a cricket team; one weak person can affect the whole team . . . listening to your supervisor is the same as listening to your captain in cricket.’ Shell also instituted a nine-day leadership training course….

Directors of the managing contractor and of the supply chain contractors committed to inspections at regular intervals and to generating ideas for innovative safe practice.

On a large general hospital site in a northern town, health and safety was taken seriously in several ways to build up a culture of mutual support and improvement throughout the whole workforce. This included:

• Strict rules were set by the managing contractor that all package contractors only started work after attending a project induction session and were handed a site map with accessible areas and access ways and safety rules.

• Toolbox talks were given regularly by different personnel to give variety and to match their interests and expertise. Paid time was allowed for this.

• Management personnel were expected to be involved in touring the site in order to spot poor H&S practice and to suggest alternative improvements.

• Individuals from a wide range of….

Describe how economic liberal ideas and globalization positively and negatively shaped developments in the monetary and finance structures.

QUESTION

1What evidence is there that democracy and liberal values in Europe, the United States, and Turkey are threatened? In what ways might these fears be overblown?

2. In what ways are defensive (benign) and offensive (malevolent) mercantilism different? Why is it sometimes difficult to tell the difference between them?

3. Lenin argued that capitalism was able to delay its crisis through international expansion. Explain what Lenin meant by imperialism. Outline examples of imperialism in the global political economy today.

4. From Constructivism: Explain how economic ideas and beliefs have shaped the policies of governments and international organizations.

5. Explain the different perspectives of liberals, mercantilists and structuralists on TNCs.

6. Many people in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere are disenchanted with the effects of the international….

Dana Davis dropped into the store’s receiving department of Regina Steel Fabricators, one of the company’s oldest and best accounts.

Dana Davis dropped into the store’s receiving department of Regina Steel Fabricators, one of the company’s oldest and best accounts. Dana had been called by Tyler Hensman, their senior purchasing person, to inspect the last shipment of structural tubing sold to them. According to Tyler, when the tubing was sheared to the lengths required, the shear had dimpled the ends of the tubes and the dimples had nor been removed as requested. The tubed were therefore not perfectly round and the casters that were to fit into the ends would not do so without considerable effort. Davis was puzzled by the quality control problem. The company has a long-standing policy of not shipping a product to a customer unless it has passed inspection by the quality control staff…..

What types of communication did you observe?

In this module, you applied your knowledge of communication (verbal and nonverbal). This discussion may also highlight differences in communication amongst people of different genders and ethnicities. For one day, track nonverbal communication that you notice in others.

What types of communication did you observe? Was the nonverbal communication always consistent with the verbal communication taking place? Why or why not? Describe it? Describe differences in communication amongst people (consider differences such as age, gender, ethnicity).

In this module, you applied your knowledge of communication (verbal and nonverbal). This discussion may also highlight differences in communication amongst people of different genders and ethnicities.

Policies and procedures

Project Plan: 2500 words (50%) Due Week 12.

Students need to use the knowledge gained throughout this whole unit to develop a plan for decision making and problem-solving in relation to one selected health care issue/ nursing practice. A project may cover any area of specialty nursing practice that the student feels he/she would like to improve. Students are required to identify the health care issue/ nursing practice aligned with NSQHS. Students can use the current guidelines. This assessment should include the latest research-based evidence, current practice protocols updated with the latest guidelines.

Assessment Instructions

Students need to:

Choose one specific issue or problem in the health care setting that indicates a student’s learning needs. Write learning objectives using SMART goals. Conduct a literature review of the chosen….