Family Tips for Budgeting Food Expenses – Equifax Family Money Matters Video Contest

A representative from Equifax invited me to enter this contest they are having because she thought my videos were geared towards their topics of interest. I was very excited to put together something to help out anyone looking for some extra ways to save money. If I end up being a “finalist” or even the “winner” of this competition, it would be completely unexpected, as I anticipate lots of excellent videos being submitted, however, who wouldn’t be excited to hear that type of good news?!? lol Check out the details if you or someone you know is interested. 🙂 blog.equifax.com
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Health and Safety Matters

Health and Safety Matters

 

Health and safety rules are often lambasted by the public for their overbearing control on the day to day lives of most people. However IOSH (The Institute of Occupational Health and Safety) claim that 2 million people die every year across the world as a result of health and safety lapses and that in the European Union alone someone dies every 3.5 minutes for the same reason. You may not feel that in your line of work there is a likelihood of death through health and safety negligence but injuries can be sustained in the most mundane of situations. For example slips, trips and falls and improper lifting and carrying procedures are cited as the most common of office accidents. The employer or owner of business premises has a duty to ensure that they do not contravene health and safety regulations. If they are found to be at fault when an accident occurs then they are likely to face compensation claims.

 

The Sunday Telegraph recently conducted a survey of some of the main tourist attractions in the U.K. They found that in the last five years 24 organisations, including English Heritage and many museums, paid out £2,149,345 in compensation. Many of the incidents seem to involve individuals that lack common sense, but people are not compelled to take responsibility for their own mistakes where health and safety is concerned and huge pay outs can be awarded. For example a woman who trespassed at 2am in the moat at Carlisle Castle and hurt her pelvis and hip was awarded £15,000 plus her legal fees which amounted to £37,250. The Victoria and Albert Museum compensated a women who hurt her hip when she got hit by a revolving door at the entrance to the museum. She received £23,651 and her lawyers got £29,863.

 

The shocking disparity between legal fees and the amount awarded to claimants is an indication of who really wins in these disputes. The organisations, in this case charitable trusts, are paying significant amounts of money to lawyers on top of the money to the injured parties. All this indicates the necessity of being extremely cautious when it comes to health and safety.

 

The U.K. is the home to two of the leading Health and Safety Institutions, IOSH and NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Health and Safety). IOSH are the chartered body for health and safety professionals. They are a registered charity who are the “voice of the profession…lobbying governments on policy and law”. They find problems and then present solutions to them with the aim of furthering the prevalence of good health and safety procedures. They offer a range of IOSH courses, in particular the IOSH working safely, and IOSH managing safely courses. Both of these courses reflect governmental mandate on health and safety standards. NEBOSH are also a charitable organisation but have established their position as a global world leader. They have 30,000 candidates every year and are recognised by IOSH and other relevant organisations as providing a high standard of training. Both of these awarding bodies have globally recognised certifications offering a range of occupational health and safety courses.

 

If you want to avoid being another health and safety statistic you would be well advised to contact either of these bodies, they have a range of free advice available as well as further information about their health and safety training courses. The government also have dedicated resources helping you to understand your position in the complex world of health and safety responsibility.

Health and safety rules are often lambasted by the public for their overbearing control on the day to day lives of most people. However IOSH (The Institute of Occupational Health and Safety) claim that 2 million people die every year across the world as a result of health and safety lapses and that in the European Union alone someone dies every 3.5 minutes for the same reason. You may not feel that in your line of work there is a likelihood of death through health and safety negligence but injuries can be sustained in the most mundane of situations. For example slips, trips and falls and improper lifting and carrying procedures are cited as the most common of office accidents. The employer or owner of business premises has a duty to ensure that they do not contravene health and safety regulations. If they are found to be at fault when an accident occurs then they are likely to face compensation claims.

 

The Sunday Telegraph recently conducted a survey of some of the main tourist attractions in the U.K. They found that in the last five years 24 organisations, including English Heritage and many museums, paid out £2,149,345 in compensation. Many of the incidents seem to involve individuals that lack common sense, but people are not compelled to take responsibility for their own mistakes where health and safety is concerned and huge pay outs can be awarded. For example a woman who trespassed at 2am in the moat at Carlisle Castle and hurt her pelvis and hip was awarded £15,000 plus her legal fees which amounted to £37,250. The Victoria and Albert Museum compensated a women who hurt her hip when she got hit by a revolving door at the entrance to the museum. She received £23,651 and her lawyers got £29,863.

 

The shocking disparity between legal fees and the amount awarded to claimants is an indication of who really wins in these disputes. The organisations, in this case charitable trusts, are paying significant amounts of money to lawyers on top of the money to the injured parties. All this indicates the necessity of being extremely cautious when it comes to health and safety.

 

The U.K. is the home to two of the leading Health and Safety Institutions, IOSH and NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Health and Safety). IOSH are the chartered body for health and safety professionals. They are a registered charity who are the “voice of the profession…lobbying governments on policy and law”. They find problems and then present solutions to them with the aim of furthering the prevalence of good health and safety procedures. They offer a range of IOSH courses, in particular the IOSH working safely, and IOSH managing safely courses. Both of these courses reflect governmental mandate on health and safety standards. NEBOSH are also a charitable organisation but have established their position as a global world leader. They have 30,000 candidates every year and are recognised by IOSH and other relevant organisations as providing a high standard of training. Both of these awarding bodies have globally recognised certifications offering a range of occupational health and safety courses.

 

If you want to avoid being another health and safety statistic you would be well advised to contact either of these bodies, they have a range of free advice available as well as further information about their health and safety training courses. The government also have dedicated resources helping you to understand your position in the complex world of health and safety responsibility.

Comprehensive lists of health and safety courses including NEBOSH courses and IOSH coursesare available from Courses Plus the premier directory of on line training courses.

Vital Signs: When a Nurse is All You Need-Mom Matters #16

You or your children can wait a six months of more to see a primary physician for routine checkups but sometimes you may be offered the opportunity to see a nurse practioner sooner. Nurses play a vital role in freeing up doctors to focus on critical issues and often offer patients quality and more timely care — including doing routine check ups and seeing minor ailments. Nurse Practioner, Deborah Moore will help us understand the difference between a nurse, nurse practioner, and a registered nurse. We’ll talk about when you should insist on seeing a doctor and what are the typical issues nurses can and should deal with. Mom Matters is 10 easy-to-watch anytime minutes of practical ideas for more productive parenting. For more information about this and other Mom Matters webisodes, visit our blog at www.mom-matters.com

Please Stop the Rollercoaster: Parenting Teens-Mom Matters

Hormones, drugs, school, college prep, and the list goes on. Being a teenage is tough business but parenting one can be even more challenging at times. Sue Blaney is the author of “Please Stop the Rollercoaster! How Parents of Teenagers Can Smooth Out the Ride” which is series of discussion group guidebooks for parents to gain support from fellow parents. With such groups all over the country, Sue has heard it all! She is a frequent consultant to the media, religious and academic groups on raising teenagers. Mom Matters is 10 easy-to-watch anytime minutes of practical ideas for more productive parenting. For more information about this and other Mom Matters episodes, visit our blog at www.mom-matters.com
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