first_img Comments are closed. Lack of NHS services hinder return to workOn 11 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Employers’ efforts to reduce the long-term absence of staff are beinghampered by lack of access to rehabilitation, claims research. Delays in access to NHS physiotherapy and other rehabilitation services arethwarting HR’s efforts to get staff back to work. Eight out of 10 employers claim rehabilitation is being taken more seriouslyas a way to cut staff absences, claims the joint research by IRS EmploymentReview and Occupational Health Review. However, lack of support from line managers and staff resistance are alsocited by many of the 160 organisations surveyed as barriers to rehabilitationprovision. Study co-author Sarah Silcox said, “If these responses are anindication of organisational policy trends across the UK, more staff could bereturning to their workplace. They will have a better chance of being offeredproper rehabilitation, but only if they work for the right firm.” Mental health problems and back injuries were blamed for the majority oflong-term absences. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_imgRelated posts: Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: August 2020By Sarah Silcox on 7 Aug 2020 in Cardiac, Coronavirus, OH service delivery, Research, Occupational Health, Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: July 2020Sleep disturbance affects Covid-19 medicsAlmost 40% of paediatric healthcare workers in Wuhan experienced sleep disturbance during the Covid-19 pandemic… No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Websitecenter_img Image by Peter Byrne/PA Wire/PA Images Occupational health is “thin line” protecting the Covid-19 frontlineThe workload in healthcare occupational health has increased 20-fold as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a team of OH professionals working in a tertiary NHS trust. This increase is primarily driven by the need to carry out individual risk assessments of staff whose health notifications at recruitment indicated they were at increased risk of complications.Five OH staff completed individualised risk assessments among more than 400 staff working in the most high-risk areas in four days at the beginning of the pandemic. “Telephone consultations with staff required skill, patience and an assessment of psychological factors,” the authors explain, adding that some colleagues with health conditions were willing to remain in their acute role, despite a perceived higher risk of complications if they were to become infected, whilst others with similar conditions were not.The authors conclude that, “our experiences show just how important it is that we retain UK OH workforce, because of our ability to deal with assessment of unknown risk whilst exercising empathy and compassion.”In a separate article published online by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a group of Bronx-based OH professionals reports on how they prepared their hospital-based services for the pandemic. This included reconfiguring space, adding staff and expanding data tracking of staff absences due to the virus.Walker-Bone K et al. “Occupational health: the thin line protecting the front line”, Occupational Medicine, published online 1 June 2020.Sydney E et al. “Preparing occupational health services for pandemic: lessons from the Bronx”, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, published online 4 June 2020.Psychological impact of quarantineProviding healthcare workers with suitable alternative accommodation and personalised monitoring if they are required to quarantine as a result of Covid-19 are useful interventions to prevent them experiencing adverse psychological effects, according to this literature review.Clear public health communication can also help reduce any feelings of uncertainty, guilt or stigma that they might feel. Financial aid should be considered for the more severely affected workers. Mental healthcare should be a priority for healthcare workers as quarantine can be a trigger of mental distress.Gomez-Duran E L et al. “Psychological impact of quarantine on healthcare workers”, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, published online 10 June 2020.Physician suicide and the Covid-19 pandemicThe Covid-19 pandemic presents additional suicide risks in the general population, but physicians (who have a higher suicide risk than the general population) face even more risk factors, including burnout, moral injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. This article highlights the role of one particular risk factor – moral injury to physicians arising from ethical dilemmas generated by the pandemic, for example, decisions on which patients to admit to hospital, or to withdraw life support.This risk of moral injury is increased by professional isolation and burnout. The authors recommend two strategies to reduce the suicide risk facing physicians during the pandemic: every hospital should establish a Covid-19 Clinical Ethics Committee with multidisciplinary input, and peer groups of doctors should prioritise “safe space” meetings using video-conferencing so that colleagues can more easily identify those in their number who might be struggling.In a letter to the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a group of British-based physicians report on a survey of 106 healthcare workers carried out at a cardiac centre in the north west of England to assess the psychological burden of Covid-19 on the workforce.Only 40% of respondents felt fairly or very well prepared mentally to work during the pandemic and the majority (81%) were scared of contracting Covid-19. Only 19% were confident that they would not experience burnout if the pandemic extended into the second half of 2020, a finding the authors describe as “certainly worrying”.Gulati G and Kelly B D. “Physician suicide and the Covid-19 pandemic”, Occupational Medicine, published online 4 June 2020.Choudhury T et al. “Covid-19 pandemic: looking after the mental health of our healthcare workers”, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, published online 12 May 2020.OH challenges as lockdown liftsThe forecast worldwide economic recession that will follow the pandemic presents its own health problems in addition to those related to the virus, this editorial suggests. Occupational health and safety can play an important role in mitigating the health impacts of recession by providing advice to workers and employers on creating safe employment and new, attractive ways of working, it argues.It is undeniable that recessions have an adverse impact on the health and wellbeing of the population but health improvements are also possible, for example, because people have less money to spend on products associated with unhealthy behaviours there is more time to exercise and sleep (during lockdowns) and air quality improves. However, research on the health impacts of previous recessions also shows that the lockdown may well exacerbate existing health inequalities, as workers in lower socioeconomic groups have less access to protective equipment, fewer options to work from home and a higher risk of losing their job.As we emerge from lockdown, those in occupational health and safety, either at a policy level or in the field, have an opportunity to, “translate their valuable insights on the complex relationship between work and health into workable action. As such, they will be able to reduce the toll of an approaching recession”, the editorial concludes.Godderis L and Luyten J. “Challenges and opportunities for occupational health and safety after the Covid-19 lockdowns”, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, published online 8 June 2020.Cost-effectivness of return-to-work interventions for mental ill healthReturn-to-work interventions for workers with medically certificated mental ill health absence can be cost-effective, according to this literature review. However, the use of economic evaluations to assess the effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions is in its infancy, and currently many evaluations are based around healthcare settings, limiting their usefulness in the context of a workplace or non-health organisation, the authors conclude. “This may present the opportunity to introduce newer approaches that include work-related measures of effectiveness and analytical approaches,” they suggest.Dewar C S et al. “Evidence for the cost-effectiveness of return-to-work interventions for mental illness related sickness absences: a systematic literature review”, Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, published online 3 June 2020. Five ways OH can make itself indispensable during Covid-19Much as it is causing intense day-to-day challenges, Covid-19 is also offering OH practitioners – nurses and physicians – a… Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: November 2020Work-related allergic symptoms in bakersBakers using multigrain flour are at a high risk of experiencing nasal and asthma-like symptoms,…last_img read more

first_img View post tag: High View post tag: India View post tag: issues View post tag: vessel January 13, 2013 View post tag: Coastal View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Patrolling View post tag: Going View post tag: sea View post tag: tender Back to overview,Home naval-today India Issues Tender for High Speed Sea Going Vessel for Coastal Patrolling Industry news View post tag: Navy A state government project management unit has issued international tender for procurement of High Speed Sea Going Vessel for Coastal Patrolling and Related Services.A high speed sea going vessel for coastal patrolling & surveillance against intrusion by fishing boats in the territorial waters along the Odisha coast. The main dimensions of the vessel are 17m x 5m x 2m x 1.2m draught and approximately 35 tonnes displacement. The vessel is to be of fibre glass construction, with maximum speed of 35 knots, normal running speed of 25 knots, fitted with engines of high performance/ weight ratio, with diesel engine screw propulsion/ water jet .The vessel should have accommodation facilities for 4 persons besides 4 crew members for 4 days voyage endurance, of which 50 hours shall be at the maximum speed. The boat shall comply with the rules of construction as applicable under DNV. The boat should be operable at sea state 4 with survival at sea state 6.Quantity required: 2 (two)Last date of Sale of Bid Document: 29 January 2013, up to 5pm (Indian Standard Time)Last date of Receipt of Bids: 30 January 2013, up to 12 noonDate of opening of Bids: 30 January, 2013 at 12.30pmOpportunity Type: General ProcurementResponse deadline: 25/01/2013Deadline: 30/01/2013[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 13, 2013; Image: BMT View post tag: Naval India Issues Tender for High Speed Sea Going Vessel for Coastal Patrolling View post tag: speed Share this article View post tag: Defense View post tag: Defencelast_img read more

first_img View post tag: Submarine rescue Photo: Photo: Royal Navy View post tag: NSRS Share this article View post tag: SRScenter_img View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: NATO Submarine rescue specialists from France, Norway and the United Kingdom gathered at HM Naval Base Clyde to take part in a NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) training exercise.Over 110 people participated in the week-long event – the largest evacuation exercise ever to be planned at Faslane – bringing together military and civilian staff including submariners, divers, medics and Babcock personnel.The NSRS, which is jointly owned by France, Norway and the UK, is in three main parts – an intervention remotely operated vehicle (IROV), a submarine rescue vehicle (SRV), and the transfer under pressure system (TUP). The system is based and operated out of HM Naval Base Clyde.A speedy response time is vital in the saving of lives and with the system available to be transported anywhere in the world within a 72-hour timescale, it is important that this response is tested on a regular basis.This annual mass evacuation exercise – MASSEVEX – brings together all the partner nations to test the system and performance and provides an opportunity for the operating staff, medical staff, divers and pilots to meet and exchange their knowledge and experiences to enhance their collective capability and effectiveness.Maître Thomas of the French Navy said: “This is my first time attending an exercise of this scale and it has been a good experience, training with the other nations is an excellent way of sharing knowledge and learning from the experience of others. I look forward to being involved in similar exercises in the future.”As well as the partner nations, medical officers from the US Navy attended to observe the scenario-led training with the aim of developing relationships and sharing knowledge. Their attendance is valuable as the US have their own similar submarine rescue systems and there is a mutual agreement that each rescue system will provide back-up to the other if required.Commander Chris Baldwin, NSRS Operations Officer said: “The NATO Submarine Rescue System is a unique tri-national capability, with it’s base here in HMNB Clyde and it is an absolute pleasure for me to be in the role of the Operations Officer of this world leading rescue system.The NATO Submarine Rescue System is available to respond to a stricken submarine anywhere in the world. The equipment can be transported by road or air before being taken by ship to the location of the distressed vessel. Once there the SRV has the ability to dive to the submarine, engage with the escape hatch and begin the process of ferrying the crew to the safety of the waiting transfer under pressure system.last_img read more

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first_img[H/T Go See Live Music] On Sunday night, the Irish rock band U2 performed in Seattle at CenturyLink Field, as part of The Joshua Tree tour that recently kicked off this year promoting their album of the same name for its 30th anniversary. With the English ensemble Mumford & Sons already on the bill as support, U2 had a special surprise in store for Seattle fans who made it out. After the band played through the entirety of The Joshua Tree, for the final number of the album U2 invited Seattle’s hometown hero and Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder and opening act Mumford & Sons to join them on a dramatic rendition of “Mothers Of The Disappeared.”To start of their collaborative rendition of the ballad, Eddie Vedder emerged first to join Bono for a heartfelt duet in the beginning of the song. As the song progressed, the members of Mumford & Sons came out to help close out the song and the end of the set. U2 then performed two three-song encores to truly close out their special Seattle show. You can watch the full collaboration between U2, Eddie Vedder, and Mumford & Sons below, courtesy of read more

first_imgLast night, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder appeared as part of the ceremony for the 90th annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Vedder performed a moving rendition of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tune “Room At The Top” as the soundtrack to the award show’s annual “In Memoriam” segment, honoring the figures in the world of film and television who passed away in the last year.Vedder took the stage with a black Rickenbacker electric guitar and to sing the 1999 Petty ballad. He was backed by record producer Brendan O’Brien on keys and backing vocals, in addition to some orchestral accompaniment from the house band. You can watch Eddie Vedder cover Tom Petty for the 2018 Oscars “In Memoriam” segment below. For a full list of people honored in the “In Memoriam” segment, head here.Eddie Vedder – “Room At The Top” (Tom Petty cover) – The Oscars 2018[Video: ZwanMonster]Eddie Vedder has previously paid tribute to Tom Petty in the months since his passing in late 2017. At a special private performance in San Francisco, Vedder played Petty’s old red telecaster for a run through The Heartbreakers’ classic hit, “I Won’t Back Down”.The 2018 Oscar broadcast also featured a number of other musical performances, mainly highlighting the nominees in the “Best Original Song” category. Gael García Bernal, Natalia Lafourcade, and Miguel performed their song “Remember Me” from Coco (the eventual winner in the “Best Original Song” category), Mary J. Blige sang “Mighty River” from Mudbound, Andra Day and Common showcased “Stand Up For Something” from Marshall, Keala Settle welcomed large ensemble for a powerful version of “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman, and Sufjan Stevens played his Call Me By Your Name track, “Mystery of Love”.Eddie Vedder will join Pearl Jam for a run of South American and European festival and stadium shows this spring, in addition to a trio of Brazilian solo shows at the end of March. Then, this summer and fall, Pearl Jam will host their “Home Shows” and “Away Shows“.last_img read more

first_imgPerhaps one of the most iconic moments in music history is Woodstock, the 1969 summer festival that celebrated free love and fantastic music. From artists like Jimi Hendrix to Janis Joplin to The Who to The Band, an overwhelming proportion of incredible musicians from the 60’s were featured at this musical showcase.Related: Woodstock 50 Postpones Ticket On-Sale Date, Promotor Michael Lang Speaks Out On Cancellation RumorsGenerally, the cultural impact of Woodstock is discussed, but the actual economics of the festival are often overlooked. According to archived documents published in 2015 on, here’s the breakdown of how much each artist was paid. Hendrix tops the list, earning $18,000 for his performance, with Blood, Sweat and Tears and Joan Baez coming in behind him. The full list is below:1. Jimi Hendrix – $18,0002. Blood, Sweat and Tears – $15,0003. Joan Baez – $10,0004. Creedence Clearwater Revival – $10,0005. The Band – $7,5006. Janis Joplin – $7,5007. Jefferson Airplane – $7,5008. Sly and the Family Stone – $7,0009. Canned Heat – $6,50010. The Who – $6,25011. Richie Havens – $6,00012. Arlo Guthrie – $5,00013. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – $5,00014. Ravi Shankar – $4,50015. Johnny Winter – $3,75016. Ten Years After – $3,25017. Country Joe and the Fish – $2,50018. Grateful Dead – $2,50019. The Incredible String Band – $2,25020. Mountain – $2,00021. Tim Hardin – $2,00022. Joe Cocker – $1,37523. Sweetwater – $1,25024. John B. Sebastian – $1,00025. Melanie – $75026. Santana – $75027. Sha Na Na – $70028. Keef Hartley – $50029. Quill – $375[Originally published 3/8/15][Via Ultimate-Guitar]last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo September 06, 2012 Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes, will ask the international community for support to fight organized crime in Central America, during his speech on September 25 at the UN, reported an official source. “During his speech, the President will discuss the regional security strategy that includes combating drug trafficking and organized crime in general,” disclosed David Rivas, the secretary of communications for the presidency, to AFP. Rivas added that Funes considers that “States alone and acting independently, cannot effectively combat organized crime and they need international aid.” Central America, one of the most violent regions in the world, drives a security strategy that was designed in Guatemala a year ago with the support of the international community to fight crime. Official data indicates that 87% of the drugs to the United States pass through Central America and the Northern Triangle (Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras) operated by mafia groups, which have elevated crime rates. At the UN, Funes will also discuss the reduction of violence in El Salvador, derived from a truce between two rival gangs, which since March 9 has reduced the average daily killings from 14 to 5.5. Funes is scheduled to travel to the UN headquarters on September 24, accompanied by Foreign Minister Hugo Martínez and other officials.last_img read more

first_img continue reading » As millions of students head back to school, many are going with a credit or debit card in hand (some for the first time). Owning a card can be a big responsibility for young adults and unfortunately, when it comes to learning good spending habits, not all are prepared to ace the test.According to financial counselor Dave Ramsey, more than 80 percent of graduating college seniors have credit card debt “before they even have a job.”  Industry data from Sallie Mae found that only 63 percent of college students pay their credit card bill in full each month.At the same time, young adults are a growing target for card fraud. According to the Federal Trade Commission, 43 percent of consumers ages 20-29 reported losing money to a fraud scheme, which is almost triple the percentage of older consumers.The good news is that your members and their children don’t have to become one of these statistics. By equipping them with the knowledge and proper tools to manage their cards, credit unions can simultaneously guide members towards better spending habits while reinforcing their primary financial institution (PFI) relationship. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more