New OSHA guidance targets pandemic flu

first_img OSHA pandemic influenza guidancehttp://www.osha.gov/Publications/influenza_pandemic.html The guidelines, released Feb 6 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), were developed with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and offer advice for all types of work settings, from retail stores to hospitals. The 47-page document is part of a national pandemic preparation effort detailed in President Bush’s pandemic strategy, the DOL said in a press release. The guide also discusses personal protective equipment for employees. It explains the capabilities and limitations of masks and respirators and walks employers through various respirator options, from disposable N95 masks to models that resist industrial oils. Former HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson, who frequently coaches businesses on pandemic preparations in his current role as chairman of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, praised OSHA for issuing the new guidance. Recommended prevention measures range from supplying workers in lower-risk settings with soap, sanitizer, and other supplies to outfitting employees in high-risk jobs with appropriate respirators. “I’m surprised and excited that OSHA is stepping into this,” Thompson told CIDRAP News, adding that speaking at business conferences puts him in close touch with the concerns business executives have about workplace safety in the event of a pandemic. “The guide is very apropos to what businesses are looking for,” he said. See also: “The more information we have and the more planning we can do, the better off we’ll be,” Thompson said. “This is a good step forward.” Feb 8, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Labor (DOL) has introduced workplace health guidelines to help businesses understand their pandemic influenza risks and what they need to do to prepare. The centerpiece of the guidance is a four-level pyramid that stratifies workplaces by pandemic flu risk zones and links each zone with suggested preventive steps. For example, a data-entry office with little contact with the public would be classified as a lower-risk zone, while a dentist’s office where aerosol-generating procedures are performed would be a “very high” risk zone. The guide walks employers through several pandemic preparation steps, such as stockpiling infection control supplies and providing employees with a central source for pandemic flu information. The document details what businesses should include in their pandemic plans and offers employers several suggestions about how to maintain business operations during a pandemic. Examples include installing plastic sneeze shields in customer-contact areas to minimize exposure to the virus and expanding Internet, drive-through, or home-delivery customer service strategies. Feb 6 OHSA press release “In anticipation of a flu pandemic, our top priority is protecting the safety and health of America’s working men and women,” said Edwin G Foulke Jr, assistant secretary of labor for OSHA. “Employers and employees should use this guidance to help identify risk levels and implement appropriate control measures to prevent illness in the workplace.”last_img read more

National Skip to My Lou – Jump Rope Team Championship to ignite Sports Hall today

first_imgTHE ‘Jump Rope’ phenomenon will take centre stage today at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall today, when over 100 students, drawn from 50 primary and 50 secondary schools in eight districts around the country, compete in the inaugural National Skip to My Lou – Jump Rope Team Championship.The Skip to My Lou – Jump Rope competition originated in Linden and will take place today from 10:00hrs to 16:00hrs, thanks to the Ministry of Social Cohesion, Ministry of Education, National Sports Commission (NSC) and long-time supporter Banks DIH under their Coca Cola Brand.As per competition rules, each team will comprise five jumpers, who will be able to participate in Individual Freestyle, Individual Single Rope/Double Dutch Teams and Last Man Standing.Dr George Norton, Minister of Social Cohesion and who also holds the portfolio as the Minister responsible for Sport, said, “There is no doubt about the fact that this competition has numerous benefits, one of which is the fostering of social cohesion.“Participants will be able to develop better interpersonal skills through interaction with others from various educational districts. At the same time, the competition will allow for the students to engage in team-building.“It is our aim to very soon have a well-established National Jump Rope Federation in Guyana. With such a body in place, we will have jumpers to participate at world class competitions such as the Pan-American Jump Rope Competitions and the International Double Dutch League,” said Norton.The NSC ensured that Guyana, for the first, participated at this year’s World Jump Rope Championship and Camp, July 1 – July 10, at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Shavin Green and Mackenzie High School student Adriell Wilson were Guyana’s representatives.According to Green the competition will allow for the growth in the sport, and also help to spot Guyana’s future representatives for next year’s World Jump Rope Championship.The Ministry of Public Telecommunications also came in for high praise, being named as one of the sponsors of the event, through the E-Governance unit.The Public Telecommunications Ministry donated two laptops as part of the prizes offered for the top performers.last_img read more

No Syracuse players named to preseason All-ACC team

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 24, 2013 at 3:36 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass No Syracuse players were named to the 2013 preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference football team released Wednesday. Orange running back Jerome Smith, center Macky MacPherson and placekicker Ross Krautman each received votes from the media.Smith finished third in the voting for running backs with 17 votes, behind Miami’s Duke Johnson and Florida State’s James Wilder Jr. MacPherson was second among centers with 15 votes, behind FSU’s Bryan Stork. Krautman received two votes, which tied him with Boston College’s Nate Freese for fourth place.My goal isn’t to be the best in the ACC but to be the BEST in the NATION #motivated— Jerome Smith (@RomeSmith45) July 24, 2013Clemson star quarterback Tajh Boyd and wide receiver Sammy Watkins highlight the offensive preseason team. Boyd was named on 59 of 65 ballots, while Watkins gathered 57 votes. The duo is joined by Miami’s Johnson, North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron and Florida State offensive guard Tre’ Jackson, among others.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGeorgia Tech defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu, Virginia Tech linebacker Jack Tyler and Duke cornerback Ross Cockrell are three members of the defense. Clemson placekicker Chandler Catanzaro, Duke punter Will Monday and Maryland return specialist Stefon Diggs are also on the team.For SU, Smith, a junior, led the Orange in rushing last year with 1,171 yards. He added three rushing touchdowns and his 90.1 rushing yards per game ranked third in the Big East. Smith was named to Athlon Sports’ preseason first team.MacPherson started all 13 games last season and earned a spot on the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District team. He blocked for Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley, among other Orange rushers. MacPherson represented Syracuse at ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C. with defensive tackle Jay Bromley.Krautman ranks second on Syracuse’s career field goal percentage record list, converting 78.7 percent of his kicks. He is also fourth on SU’s career field goals made list with 48. Krautman made two field goals from more than 40 yards out last season, including one from 47 yards out in a 40-10 win over Connecticut.Smith, MacPherson, Krautman and the rest of the Orange open training camp on Aug. 5. They start the regular season against Penn State at MetLife Stadium on Aug. 31 at 3:30 p.m. Commentslast_img read more

Nigeria Showed More Interest In Iwobi – Wenger

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that Nigeria showed more interest in forward Alex Iwobi and that played a major role in him opting to play for the country ahead of England.Iwobi, who has Nigerian parents, was eligible to play for both Nigeria and England but the Arsenal forward eventually opted for the Super Eagles.The French manager was speaking during an interview with Arsenal Player. He said: “He had the potential to play for England and for Nigeria.”“Today he looks very happy with Nigeria. When I speak to him, he’s had very positive experiences.“He brings his quality to Nigeria – he’s absolutely a creative player going forward. He’s very strong in small spaces and he’s starting to score goals as well.“For a while it was open between England and Nigeria, and England didn’t really push for Alex during that period. Nigeria were more willing to have him. I’ve seen many times that sons of parents from Nigeria want to go back to their parents’ country.” he further stated.England’s loss is Nigeria’s gain if his performances in the green and white jersey of the Super Eagles is anything to go by. He has netted two goals in 12 appearances including the lone strike vs. Zambia that ensured Nigeria qualified for next year’s World Cup in Russia last monthRelatedlast_img read more

Countdown to Cheltenham: The Festival will have its highs and lows says Betway

first_img Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Share With the Countdown to Cheltenham well underway, SBC has continued to question the betting industry’s major operators on what to expect at the four day event.Speaking with Betway’s Head of Corporate Communications and PR Alan Alger, he revealed that sponsoring the Betway Champion Chase is a key asset for the operator, and suggested that Ballymoy could be worth backing each-way.SBC: How important is the sponsorship of The Festival for Betway in terms of growing brand awareness? And how is Betway getting ‘festival ready’?Alan Alger: Sponsoring the Betway Champion Chase is a hugely important part of our partnership portfolio. It’s one of the most exciting races of the festival each year and to have our extensive branding up on day two is a valuable asset.The planning always ramps up at the turn of the year, although this will be the sixth season of being a tier one sponsor at the meeting, so we hopefully now have an idea of exactly what works and what doesn’t.SBC: What role will request a bets and promotional offers play in engaging punters with this year’s festival?Alan Alger: I think the racing is competitive enough that most customers will be focusing on the traditional markets. Our unique ‘betyourway’ request bets are increasing in popularity on horse racing, after their extensive use in football. Our varied promotional offers have been performing well at recent festivals and we expect this year to be no different. Our exclusive ‘4 to Win’ free to play competition will offer punters the chance to land a £50,000 pot each day.SBC: Three of the shortest-priced favourites of the week have been lined up to race on the Wednesday of Cheltenham Festival – is this a worry for Betway? and how does Betway plan to mitigate the risk of a ‘Wednesday wipeout’?Alan Alger: While all bookmakers will be wary of multiples and running-up money, we have to trust the fact that it’s a four day meeting and there will be the usual highs and lows. While Wednesday looks an obvious place for dangers, something can hit unexpectedly – last year we had a near-£1million liability on Might Bite in the Gold Cup due to an inspired multiple from one Betway customer.SBC: The Gold Cup hasn’t been defended since 2004, what are the chances of current joint favourite Al Boum Photo doing it for Willie Mullins this year?Alan Alger: Last year’s winner has around a 20% chance of making it a double success. That looks about right, when you think about recent Gold Cup victors and their lack of subsequent success in any race, let alone the blue riband event – it shows how much it takes out of a thoroughbred to win it once, let alone twice.SBC: And finally, are there any runners that SBC readers should be keeping an eye on?Alan Alger: Ballymoy still has a chase and hurdles engagement, whichever one he ends up in he’s well worth backing each-way. Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Related Articles Share Submitlast_img read more

Watch Tesla Model 3 Performance Take Down Ford Mustang 50

In this most recent video, we just get a short glimpse of the Model 3 Performance racing a Ford Mustang 5.0. That’s really all we need to see how much quicker the Tesla is off the line, along with the fact that it stays ahead of the Ford to the race’s completion. Both cars hit a top speed of about 114 mph in this quarter-mile sprint, but the Model 3 wins it by more than a second.When the Tesla Model 3 first came to market, many people didn’t consider that it may become a drag strip contender or a sought-after track car. Much to everyone’s surprise, it’s proving naysayers wrong.Video Description via Vivianna Van Deerlin on YouTube:Atco Dragway 9/14/2018 Model 3 Performance vs Mustang 5.0 Model 3P: 11.863 sec @ 114.02 mph with reaction time 0.100 Mustang 5.0: 12.452 sec @ 114.32 mph with reaction time 0.671 Model 3 won by 1.1605 secTESLA MODEL 3 PERFORMANCE The Tesla Model 3 Performance continues to impress on and off the track.We really can’t wait until we have a long list of incoming Tesla Model 3 Performance track videos to share, because it appears that’s where this car truly shines. It’s really only a matter of time, as many more people are taking delivery as we write. In the meantime, we’re seeing more and more videos of the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive performance Model 3 at the drag strip. In fact, the new, popular Tesla sedan’s racing coverage is currently overshadowing its quicker sibling, the Tesla Model S.More Tesla Model 3 Performance racing: Watch Tesla Model 3 Performance Race Challenger, Model X, Model S Tesla Model 3 Performance Hits 60 MPH In Record-Setting 3.13 Seconds Watch Tesla Model 3 Performance Crush Corvette At The Strip 10 photos Source: Electric Vehicle News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on September 19, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News read more