Employment law and the OH practitioner

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Employment law and the OH practitionerOn 1 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Ina lively presentation, Minding your back – a legal update, employment lawexpert, Joan Lewis, succinctly covered recent case law that may affect theoccupational health professional. Topicsfor discussion included the Court of Appeal’s guidance on stress 2002, wherethe judge defined a risk assessment as “absolutely crucial”. Shealso focused on some recent cases concerning disability and sickness, includinglong-term sick leave and holiday entitlement, disability discrimination afteremployment has ended and medical misinformation given to occupational healthstaff by employees. Lewissummarised the practical effects of the Human Rights Act on employers since itcame into force in 2000 and took delegates through an analysis of part one ofthe eventual four-part information on the Data Protection Code, published inMarch of this year. Thetalk was illustrated with examples of recent cases that underline the importantrole played by occupational health in interpreting employment law.last_img read more

Banks pressure agencies to tow line on diversity

first_img Comments are closed. Banks pressure agencies to tow line on diversityOn 19 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Leading City banks are to put pressure on recruitment agencies to improvethe diversity of candidates they recommend. The Interbank Diversity Forum – a body of diversity professionals at the topbanks – will meet with recruitment agencies in the New Year in a bid tohighlight the business benefits of diversity and improve the variety ofcandidates put forward. The IDF is concerned that recruitment agencies view an increased focus ondiversity as compromising the quality of applicants. IDF member Frank Howell, head of diversity at JP Morgan Chase, told the CityRecruitment Conference that he has already unsuccessfully attempted to changethe behaviour of recruitment agencies. Howell has spoken at, and chaired, workshops for the bank’s top 20recruitment agencies to inform them how a diverse workforce will improve theindustry’s productivity. He also hosted a cocktail party for more than 100 recruitment professionalsfrom 80 agencies in a bid to get the message across. “There is an obvious business case for diversity. As a bank, we attractstereotypical white, middle class, Oxbridge graduates. We have to ask ourselves‘will we be able to understand our customers and get business likethis?’,” asked Howell. He told delegates at Business Forums International’s conference last weekthat agencies are reluctant to adapt their practices. “Agencies have told me they will not change just for JP Morgan Chasewhen the rest of the industry has different criteria,” Howell said. “So, next year the IDF will go to the agencies as a group of 10 largecompanies that pay their wages and say that we want changes,” he said. The IDF are also to meet sister organisation, The Interbank RecruitmentForum – a body of recruitment professionals in the city – to discussinitiatives to improve the diversity of staff. Case study: JP Morgan ChaseNetwork groups focus on diversityJP Morgan Chase is trying to increasethe diversity of its staff by providing more support for ethnic minority employees,gays and lesbians, parents and its older workers.Frank Howell, head of diversity, said that the bank’s diversityfocus is central to its aim of radically overhauling the firm’s hierarchicalculture.The bank has a balanced scorecard based on its staff diversitysurvey, including questions on how diversity-focused managers are and levels ofstaff satisfaction on what has been achieved.The scorecard collates diversity-data and links it to businessperformance. JP Morgan Chase also funds diversity-focused staff networkinggroups including those approaching retirement, parents, and the lesbian and gayorganisations.Howell believes these groups help staff to feel accepted atwork, improve retention and assist individuals with their career development.”We are trying to move away from a situation where seniorstaff are phoning up payroll shouting ‘Why have I not got paid? Do you know whoI am?’,” Howell said. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Phillies’ Odubel Herrera arrested following domestic violence report

first_img Beau Lund Written by May 28, 2019 /Sports News – National Phillies’ Odubel Herrera arrested following domestic violence reportcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera was arrested on Monday night after his girlfriend reported that he had assaulted her.The Atlantic City Police Department said in a statement posted on Facebook that officers responded to the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino to a report of domestic violence. The officers reportedly found Herrera’s 20-year-old girlfriend with “visible signs of injury to her arms and neck…sustained after being assaulted by her boyfriend.”The woman refused medical attention. Officers located Herrera in a hotel room and arrested him without incident. He was later released.In a statement, the Phillies said they reported the incident to the league immediately after learning about it. “The Phillies take any domestic violence accusation seriously,” the statement said. Major League Baseball has placed Herrera on administrative leave under the league’s domestic violence policy. He will be inactive for up to seven days while the league investigates the incident. That leave can be extended while the league’s probe continues. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

UK: James Fisher Defence Brings Its Expertise to Marine Renewable Energy Engineering

first_img View post tag: engineering Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: James Fisher Defence Brings Its Expertise to Marine Renewable Energy Engineering View post tag: renewable November 8, 2012 View post tag: marine View post tag: brings View post tag: expertise View post tag: energy View post tag: Navy With its headquarters at Renfrew, on the River Clyde in Scotland, and offices in the United States, Australia and Singapore, James Fisher Defence is one of the most respected names in subsea engineering. Established for almost 30 years, the company is a world leader in submarine rescue services, being the operator of the national service in Singapore and Australia and having operated the UK Submarine Rescue Service for 25 years up to 2008.The company is capable of taking on the most demanding of defence projects – working to the highest design and fabrication standards – and has been responsible for notable achievements such as the highly publicized 2005 rescue of the seven trapped submariners of the submersible vessel, Priz, in deep waters off the Russian Far East coast.With the rapid expansion of the UK marine renewable energy market – and many prototype tidal stream and wave energy devices under evaluation, as well as production-scale offshore wind farms under development – the company is focusing on the needs of this new type of customer. Its impressive 1900 square metre workshops on the Clyde provide an excellent defence-quality engineering and fabrication environment, capable of building and servicing the most complex of subsea equipment.An ideal resource for marine renewable energy developers, this facility includes a 100 cubic metre test tank where submersibles, turbines, dive equipment, and a wide range of sea-based power generation components and systems can be tested in complete safety prior to full scale prototype deployment.“We are used to taking on some extremely challenging subsea engineering tasks for the world’s navies,” said Ben Sharples, Managing Director of James Fisher Defence. “We have an extremely well-equipped engineering resource here on the Clyde that is ideally located for those engaged in marine renewable projects in UK, Irish and near-continental European waters. Given our proven abilities in naval architecture, design, engineering, development testing, fabrication and subsea deployment – including the integration of high-integrity powertrains into pressure vessels through our numerous submersible design and manufacturing projects – it follows that we have the skills too that are crucial to the successful and safe delivery of many types of marine renewable energy projects.”An example of the projects already being carried out by James Fisher Defence for marine renewable energy customers is its work for Ocean Flow Energy on the company’s Evopod™ semi-submerged, floating, tethered tidal energy capture device. James Fisher Defence has been contracted to assemble the power train for the quarter-scale, 37 kW prototype of the device to be installed in the waters of Sanda Sound, South Kintyre, where it will be connected to the 11 kV grid in a multi-year evaluation.“Whilst this represents a new market for us, it’s one in which we are right at home,” concludes Sharples. “We have the skills, expertise and resources, and we are in an ideal location to provide an excellent engineering support service focused on delivering the functionality that customers require, reliably and in complete safety.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff,November 8, 2012; Image: James Fisher Defencecenter_img View post tag: Fisher View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence UK: James Fisher Defence Brings Its Expertise to Marine Renewable Energy Engineering Share this article View post tag: James Industry news View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Hoboken mayor announces new city spokesman

first_img× HOBOKEN– Mayor Ravi Bhalla announced Friday that he has appointed Santiago Melli-Huber as the city spokesman, beginning March 28. He is the younger brother of former city spokesman Juan Melli. His official title will be communications manager.Melli left his role on March 5 and has since joined Mercury, a global, bipartisan public strategy firm, as a vice president.“I welcome Santiago to my administration and I thank him for stepping up to serve our community,” said Bhalla. “Santiago will play a key role in connecting city government with the Hoboken community at large. I look forward to him helping move the city forward.”Santiago Melli-Huber most recently worked as an on-air TV reporter for an NBC affiliate. He earned a B.A. in Journalism & Media Studies from Rutgers University and a Masters in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.Melli-Huber’s prior experience also includes freelance reporting for the Washington Blade and managing communications for the national non-profit Hispanic Heritage Foundation.“I am looking forward to serving the city of Hoboken and bringing new ideas for improving communications with residents, businesses, and visitors,” said Melli-Huber.last_img read more

New name for Old Quincy

first_imgAfter 15 months of construction, the renewal of Old Quincy — the neo-Georgian portion of Quincy House — was completed Saturday when it was renamed in honor of Robert G. Stone Jr. ’45, the late senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held in the House’s O’Donnell Courtyard.The House, which reopened to undergraduates three weeks ago, is the first fully renewed building in the effort to re-imagine and reconstruct Harvard’s undergraduate Houses to support living and learning in the 21st century, while also preserving their historic character. The building is now fully accessible for those with disabilities, is LEED Gold certified as environmentally friendly, and includes new social, music, and learning spaces.The event’s keynote speaker, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Dean Michael D. Smith, saluted the critical contributions that students, faculty, alumni, administrators, architects, and engineers made to the project. He also noted the importance of the House renewal project to the future of undergraduate life at Harvard.“House renewal is predicated on one core belief,” said Smith, the John H. Finley Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). “The Houses are among Harvard’s most important learning places. They are communities where risks are taken, confidence is built, and connections are made with peers, faculty, and tutors. The Houses bring Harvard, the research University, down to scale, shaping memories and forging friendships that last a lifetime.”Lee Gehrke, master of Quincy House with his wife, Deborah, said it was a “momentous and historic day, not only for Quincy House but for all of the Harvard Houses and for Harvard College.”The renewal process has always “been about much more than bricks and mortar and physical improvements,” said Gehrke. “We can already see that the renovations are having a dramatic effect on the student experience through improved living spaces and learning spaces and tutor advising communities.”Gehrke, professor of health sciences and technology and microbiology and immunobiology at FAS and Harvard Medical School (HMS), listed many of the improvements to the building — ranging from complete accessibility to new meeting, social, and art spaces to a new innovation room that will facilitate more student-faculty interaction. One important change brought a particularly big cheer from the crowd.“Walk-through bathrooms,” Gehrke declared to enthusiastic applause, “are now a thing of the past at Quincy House.”Stone, who died in 2006 after serving on the Corporation for 27 years, also co-chaired two of Harvard’s capital campaigns and was known as an enthusiastic fundraiser. He had interrupted his Harvard studies to serve in the Army during World War II, and returned to captain the heavyweight crew that set a record for 2,000 meters in 1947.Under warm, late-summer sunshine, the Stone family unveiled a plaque with the new name, and ceremonial ribbons were cut in front of each of the building’s six entryways. The Gehrkes presented members of the Stone family with the Quincy Scroll, a framed image of the Quincy shield, and welcomed them as honorary members of the Quincy community.A host of Stone’s family members attended the event, including his widow, Marion “Tissa” Stone; his daughter, Jennifer Stone ’80, M.D. ’86; his son, R. Gregg Stone ’75, J.D. ’79; and his brother, Galen Stone ’43. Also attending were donors to House renewal, Quincy students, faculty members, and administrators from across the College.Quincy House committee co-chairs Ginny Fahs ’14 and James Wood ’14 relayed to the audience some of the comments they’d heard from students living in the renovated space: “Elevators make fourth-floor living so much easier. Now, I’m going to have to work out, though,” and “Oh God, oh God, oh God!  So pretty!”Former Dean of the Faculty Henry Rosovsky read a letter from President Drew Faust in which she highlighted the importance of renewal and lionized Stone Hall’s namesake. Citing his creation of a financial aid fund that supported more than 260 undergraduates, Faust hailed Stone’s devotion to students, as well as his “tenacity, vigor, and generosity.”“Bob Stone was truly one of a kind:  a sage advisor, tireless volunteer, passionate advocate, and committed son of Harvard,” Faust wrote. “I can think of no better way to honor his memory than for future generations of Harvard students to call Stone Hall their home.”Rosovsky and others remembered Stone as a tall, strong man who enjoyed a party and the sea, amusingly combining the two by creating a spigot on his boat that dispensed rum. In addition to this “external Bob,” Rosovsky noted that there was also an “inner Bob” who “understood and upheld Harvard values,” including the importance of change.“When Bob died in 2006,” Rosovsky said, “he probably understood that Harvard was, in many ways, a much better place than when he graduated in 1945, and he would be justifiably proud of that achievement.”According to Gregg Stone, while “Harvard College was the cause of his [father’s] life,” the “thrill of fundraising” was not far behind.The renewal of Stone Hall was made possible by a gift from James Rothenberg ’68, M.B.A. ’70, and his wife, Anne.“Anne and I are grateful for this opportunity to honor Bob Stone, a truly extraordinary Harvard citizen. Bob’s many contributions to the University are legendary. And with the unveiling of Stone Hall, it is fitting that his name will now grace one of Harvard’s most enduring traditions,” Rothenberg said in an emailed statement.“The House system is the heart of the College experience,” he added. “We’re pleased to be a part of an effort that effectively will transform a liberal arts education in the 21st century. Undergraduates will experience Harvard as they never have before.”In their comments, Faust and Smith highlighted the importance of the contribution to House renewal and to the University, as well as the contributions of other alumni donors.At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Gehrkes passed the ceremonial torch — or in this case, hard hat and shovel — to Howard and Ann Georgi, masters of Leverett House, the neo-Georgian portion of which is currently under reconstruction.Construction on Stone Hall, the first House renewal test project, began in June, 2012.  The neo-Georgian portion of Leverett House — which, unlike Stone Hall, includes public spaces such as the master’s residence and the dining hall —is in the process of being renewed, and is expected to reopen next August.Stone Hall and Leverett’s McKinlock Hall were designed as test projects through which architects and administrators could assess design, construction, and financing concepts, before attempting to renew a full House.“Through the Old Quincy test project, we have learned an enormous amount,” Smith said. “But we are not done learning. We will learn even more from the students who now live here. We will put those lessons to good use in our next projects: Leverett-McKinlock and our first full House project in Dunster.”Dunster is the first full House scheduled for renewal, beginning next June. During construction, students from affected Houses live in nearby swing space that, beginning next year, will be centered on the building that formerly housed the Inn at Harvard.last_img read more

Peabody Museum’s Faculty Executive Committee to convene

first_imgThe Peabody Museum’s new Faculty Executive Committee convenes today, bringing together more than a dozen professors and administrators to help create an ethos of social responsibility and accountability for the museum to descendent communities.Chaired by anthropology professor Matthew Liebmann, the interdisciplinary committee of 14 will prioritize ethical stewardship of the Peabody collections, and it will examine the ways in which the museum collections can provide opportunities for self-reflection/reconciliation of Harvard’s history. It will also pay particular attention to issues surrounding the physical care and storage of the collection.Members of the committee, which will advise Peabody director Jane Pickering and report to FAS Dean Claudine Gay, are: Dean of Social Science Lawrence D. BoboMembers of the committee, which will advise Peabody director Jane Pickering and report to FAS Dean Claudine Gay, are: Dean of Social Science Lawrence D. Bobo, James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History Joyce Chaplin, History professor Philip Deloria; John Cowles Research Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology Peter Ellison; John E. Hudson Professor of Archeology and Acting Chair of the Department of Anthropology Rowan Flad; Associate Provost for Arts and Culture Lori E. Gross; Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of and Chair of the History of Science, and Professor of African and African American Studies Evelynn M. Hammonds; Chair of Human Evolutionary Biology Joseph Henrich; Assistant professor of History of Art and Architecture and Shutzer Assistant Professor at Radcliffe Shawon Kinew; FAS Dean for Administration and Finance Leslie Kirwan; Director of Undergraduate Studies and Senior Lecturer in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Caroline Light; G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music and Professor of African and African America Studies Kay Kaufman Shelemay; and Professor of Anthropology and of South Asian Studies Ajantha Subramanian.last_img read more

Lady Day, Starring Audra McDonald, Extends Once Again

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014 Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill features 18 musical numbers, including “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness” and “God Bless the Child.” The River, starring Hugh Jackman, begins performances in the venue on October 31. Directed by Lonny Price, the play by Lanie Robertson tells the life story of the legendary jazz singer through the songs that made her famous. Set in 1959, in an intimate bar in Philadelphia, Holiday (McDonald) puts on a show that, unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witness to one of the last performances of her lifetime. Related Shows Good news if you’re worried that you may miss Audra McDonald’s Tony-winning performance as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. The new production has extended its limited Broadway run once again, and will now play through September 21 at Circle in the Square Theatre. The play with music, starring the six-time Tony winner, officially opened on April 13. The production will be dark from September 1 through September 7 while McDonald takes a previously scheduled (and well-earned!) vacation, and the final 16 performances will begin starting September 9. Star Files View Comments Audra McDonaldlast_img read more

U.S. Southern Command, General Kelly Honor Departing Brazilian Marine

first_imgBy Dialogo February 25, 2013 Just about one year after arriving in Miami for his post as Partner Nation Liaison Officer with SOUTHCOM component Marine Forces South, Brazilian Marine Corps Commander Alexandre Silva prepares to return home with a new role and a year’s worth of valuable lessons and experiences. In 2014, Cdr. Silva will assume the role of commander of the Marine Artillery Batallion in Rio de Janeiro, but until then he will serve under the Marine Squadron Force, in preparation for his future post at the command. He quoted a recent comment by the Marine General with regard to the country’s current budget issues, in which he stated that he would not ask SOUTHCOM personnel to do more with less, but rather tell his subordinates what they cannot do with the budget reduction. “This is recognition of the great job that everyone is already doing, a job well committed with their mission,” acknowledged the Brazilian Marine Commander. A specific event that stood out for him was the medical aid SOUTHCOM provided to support the victims of the recent tragic nightclub fire in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul state. “A good example of SOUTHCOM’s efficient handling of interagency tasks is the excellent assistance that SOUTHCOM provided to assist Brazil with the Cyanokit [medical treatment for cyanide poisoning],” he stated. Cdr. Silva added that in addition to the various examples of leadership, his biggest lesson learned was specifically the skill of handling interagency tasks and missions. But he highlighted a phrase from Gen. Kelly himself, which according to Cdr. Silva “is the best example of leadership” he’d seen in his year-long assignment. center_img Diálogo spoke to Commander Silva about the lessons learned and experiences he will take back after having been embedded within the SOUTHCOM staff for a year. “SOUTHCOM is a U.S. organization unlike any of those we have in Brazil,” he said. “It is responsible for many tasks that would be carried out in Brazil by our Ministry of Defense, Navy Staff and/or Chief of Naval Operations,” he added. On February 19, U.S. Marine Corps General John F. Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, honored his Brazilian fellow Marine with the Joint Service Commendation Medal for his valuable contributions to facilitating stronger bonds between Brazil and the United States, and in general, to SOUTHCOM. With regard to his role as Partner Nation Liaison Officer (PNLO), Cdr. Silva explained that some of the functions he has been responsible for would otherwise be achieved through the existing relationships between the Armed Forces of both countries, through bureaucratic and administrative processes which normally take time. He highlighted that the importance of the PNLO program is not only to introduce the organizational culture of each representative’s institution to SOUTHCOM and its staff, but also, to have each liaison officer understand the work ethic of the U.S. Armed Forces, “so we can share that knowledge with our peers when we go back to our countries, and utilize it to strengthen our relationship, without the misunderstandings that sometimes come about because of the language or cultural differences.” Congratulations Colonel Kelly for your very important work, ethical and with integrity.last_img read more

And the first THINK 20 speaker is…

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr While every credit union is at a unique place in their digital transformation journey, all of us need the knowledge and tools to make the courageous choices required to seize opportunities and manage the challenges we face.THINK 20, taking place May 4-7, 2020, in Dallas, TX, will give credit unions the opportunity to double down on their mission and evolve into being the financial provider of the future. THINK 20 is designed to help you “Activate Your Next” which is the conference themeWhat is YOUR next? Whether your next step is learning how to better understand your members’ needs, build a culture of innovation, or deliver transformative technology, this conference will be all about the practical implementation of your courageous choices.Over the course of three days, the conference will feature keynote presentations from visionaries and thought leaders mixed with more focused “Power Sprint” breakout sessions and deep dive Master Classes that connect the big ideas with “how-to” strategies. We will also showcase examples of how credit unions around the country are activating their next . continue reading »last_img read more