Learning for Life: Hand-arm vibrationOn 1 Jul 2003 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Life Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are theprocesses by which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve theirpractice. There are many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses,study days and workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection.Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-datewith what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifyingwhat you have learned is not always easy. These questions are designed to help you to identify what you have learnedfrom studying the article. They will also help you to clarify what you canapply to practice, what you did not understand and what you need to explorefurther. 1. Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a a) Chronic disorder b) Acute disease c) Autoimmune disease d) Sign of delirium tremens 2. The successful test case in 1997 for HAVS was brought by a) Construction workers b) Builders c) Miners d) Forestry workers 3. When did Loriga report ‘dead fingers’? a) 1713 b) 1911 c) 1995 d) 1999 4. What equipment caused ‘dead fingers’? a) Power drills b) Guillotines c) Grinders d) Pneumatic drills 5. Which of the following systems does HAVS not affect? a) Gastro-intestinal b) Vascular c) Nervous d) Musculoskeletal 6. Neurological symptoms include a) Tingling, loss of dexterity, nystagmus b) Tingling, loss of dexterity, reduced sensitivity c) Nystagmus, loss of dexterity, reduced sensitivity d) Tingling, nystagmus, reduced sensitivity 7. Workers employed in cold working areas may experience a) Cyanosis b) Respiratory problems c) Blanching of the fingers d) Shivering 8. Injuries and work-related ill health costs industry how much perannum? a) £300,000 b) £3bn c) £3m d) £3,000 9. What two factors need to be calculated in order to recommend a safeexposure limit? a) Magnitude & length of exposure b) Magnitude & force c) Length of exposure and force d) Length of exposure and grip 10. What two factors aggravate HAVS? a) Smoking and heat b) Heat and diet c) Cold and diet d) Smoking and cold Feedback 1) a – Although Raynauds is a chronic disease and HAVS is also a‘Raynauds phenomenon’- and now classed as a form of secondary Raynauds – it isworth undertaking a literature search and reading up about this disease andclarifying how HAVS fits into the syndrome. 2) c – The test case wasbought by the miners but all the occupations listed have known links with HAVS.Can you think of other occupations? 3) b 4) d 5) a 6) b – Nystagmus isnot found in HAVS or Raynauds. It is a eye condition that causes rapid andjerky eye movements. Once upon a time, it was a disease of miners, but nottoday. 7) c – Working in the cold may cause any of the answers but with HAVS, cis very noticeable. Make notes on the things you can do to support a workerwith HAVS problems who may suffer in the cold weather. 8) b 9) a – Therecent EU Directive 2002/44/ec requires member states to implement safeexposure limits. Look at the resources page for further information and explorethis area further. 10) d Previous Article Next Article
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Tuesday, information was released for the Mountain West Conference’s virtual men’s basketball Media Day.This is slated for Wednesday from 11:30 am-2:55 pm and Thursday from 9:00 am-11:50 am.The Aggies will participate Thursday from 9:35-10:05 am. They will be represented by head coach Craig Smith and junior forward Justin Bean.Utah State returns seven letterwinners from last season.They include Bean, junior center Neemias Queta, a Portuguese national, and junior wing Brock Miller.Last season, Queta and Bean were named to the Mountain West Conference all-Defensive Team.Bean is the only returning Mountain West Conference performer to average a double-double last year.Bean posted 11.9 points and 10.5 rebounds per game for the Aggies in 2019-20.Last season, Queta, despite missing 12 games, netted 13 points and 7.8 rebounds per contest. November 11, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball To Participate In Virtual Mountain West Conference Media Days Written by Tags: USU Men’s Basketball Brad James
The Nth Power’s Earth, Wind, & Power, The All Brothers Band, Organ Freeman, & More Blow Minds In NOLA
The two-week celebration of music in New Orleans during Jazz Fest came to a close last Sunday, and we’re all fighting to return to that very special feeling that comes along with it. From the fairgrounds to the clubs around town, the spirit of New Orleans was lifted to a higher degree and carried through the late night with enviable collaborations going down in some of the city’s most colorful establishments.Of the many highlights included one evening in particular at The Howlin’ Wolf, when The Nth Power made their triumphant return to the city of sound for the second year in a row as Earth, Wind, & Power. While the performance went down in a different venue than the previous year, the celebration continued in large honor of the music of Earth, Wind, and Fire, bringing along Rashawn Ross of Dave Matthews Band, Skerik, Weedie Braimah, Farnell Newton, Galactic’s Erica Falls, and Drew Sayers and Lyle Divinsky of The Motet, and so many more.Oteil Burbridge and Kofi Burbridge played double duty, also performing with Neal and Alan Evans for their second-ever live performance as the All Brothers Band. Up-and-coming funk act Organ Freeman also performed the stage, gaining new fans far beyond their home in LA.Additionally, a number of the awesome musicians gathered in The Den to pay tribute to Allen Toussaint. The band known as the “Allen Toussaint Jukebox” featured Shira Elias and Michelangelo Carubba from Turkuaz, Sasha Brown from Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Joe Tatton from The New Mastersounds, and Eric Vogel from the Nigel Hall Band.It was a celebration of epic proportions, and luckily Josh Timmermans was there to capture the glory:Earth, Wind, & Power | All Brothers Band | Organ Freeman | Allen Toussaint Jukebox | Photos by Josh Timmermans Load remaining images
By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaThis year U.S. farmers will produce more pork than they ever have and will likely up those numbers again in 2008.The United States will produce 22 billion pounds of pork in 2007. That’s 4 percent more than the previous year, said Curt Lacy, livestock economist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.The U.S. farmers will likely produce 22.5 billion pounds of pork in 2008, he said.Georgia’s pork industry took a dive in the 1980s and ‘90s but has since stabilized. Pork is worth $90 million annually in Georgia, ranking No. 20 in farm commodities.“A lot of the hog industry is in the Athens, Lexington and Watkinsville area,” Lacy said. “There are several pockets around the state. A lot of producers will farrow (birth) their pigs here and send them to another state for finishing.”Pork-loving Americans aren’t the only driving force behind increased meat production. With worries over avian influenza and embargoes on U.S. beef, pork exports are up and expected to increase to 2.2 billion pounds in 2008.“The combination of these two animal health events has made pork a very attractive substitute to international customers,” Lacy said. Although U.S. beef is making a comeback in Asia, pork’s rising popularity overseas is expected to continue as countries affected by bird flu are likely to substitute pork for poultry.That’s the good news. The downside is that increased prices for corn and soybean meal have Georgia farrow-finish pork producers looking at “best a break-even proposition” in 2008, he said.Just like every other livestock producer, hog farmers have to deal with increased corn and soybean meal prices due to increased biofuels production.“Feed cost will play a bigger role in profitability than sales prices for many hog producers,” Lacy said. “Corn prices are expected to remain strong over the next few years as more corn goes into ethanol production.”For 45 consecutive months, U.S. hog producers saw profits. That came to an end when feed prices jumped and hog prices dropped.This year farrow-finish producers averaged returns of $9.18 per head marketed through October, according to reports from Iowa State University. “This was about one half the $17.99 per head profits posted in 2006,” Lacy said.Demand for pork is expected to be good for the next several years. But they won’t necessarily be easy years for hog producers.“It looks like it will be tough sledding for the next 12-24 months,” Lacy said. “Even though demand and hog prices are expected to remain stable, continued high feed costs in 2008 will pressure net returns.”Total red meat and poultry production is expected to set a record, too, of 90 billion pounds, or 1 percent more than 2006.
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Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A New York City man has been accused of assaulting a Nassau County police officer who was arresting him on suspicion of credit card fraud and identity theft in Massapequa on Tuesday afternoon.Omar Sepulveda tried to buy a 2013 Suzuki four-wheeled ATV from Island Power Sports on Sunrise Highway using a fraudulent Bank of America Visa card and a fraudulent American Express Platinum card at 2:37 p.m., police said.The clerk called 911 upon learning that both cards were fraudulent, police said. The 30-year-old Bronx man fled but was stopped shortly later by an officer with whom he got into a scuffle, police said.Sepulveda flailed his arms and kicked his legs while resisting arrest but was eventually taken into custody, police said.The officer was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for a sprained knee.Sepulveda was charged with assault, attempted grand larceny, criminal possession of a forged instrument, identity theft, forgery and resisting arrest.He will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Emily Gasper Emily Gasper is a strategic communication and marketing professional based in Austin, Texas. Before joining Buzz Points, Emily was a Marketing Assistant at the Anthropologie home office in Philadelphia, and … Web: buzzpoints.com Details If you took out your wallet and counted all the loyalty cards inside, how many would you find? The average American belongs to 10 loyalty programs. But do these pieces of plastic actually provide value, or just unnecessary wallet clutter? Furthermore, what makes a person feel a true sense of affinity towards a brand? Whether it is hospitality, clothing, coffee, or financial services, every brand should understand their consumers’ needs and values.One brand that has mastered customer loyalty is Starbucks. The coffee conglomerate awards “Stars” in exchange for incentivized behavior like trying new products, buying coffee in grocery stores and paying with registered cards. Customers can typically redeem their Stars for free food and drinks. The model works well because it is simple: customers receive the products they love, for buying what they love. Starbucks’s loyalty program also incorporates tiers – the Welcome, Green and Gold levels. Tiered loyalty programs (also used by airlines, Best Buy, Sephora, etc.) are commonly used to motivate, engage and reward customers.Another trend in customer loyalty is to think outside the box. “One size fits all” loyalty programs are out, and customized ones are in. With the amount of sophisticated data at their fingertips, retailers can study customer behavior and design their rewards accordingly. Gilt, an online shopping community, is an example of a brand that leverages customers’ purchase patterns and creates custom incentives. This formula takes the guesswork out of the equation and lets customers feel valued.So what does all this mean for credit unions? How can you gain members’ loyalty by showing them you understand their needs?First and foremost, credit unions can build loyalty without a formal loyalty program by taking customer service to the next level. Mikkel Svane, founder and CEO of customer support software Zendesk, offers some tips for customer service. He advises: remember that you are important in your members’ lives. They may come to you seeking advice on loans, mortgages, or debt relief. This is your chance to empower them. By doing so, you become a trusted advisor in their life, offering them a relationship that no big bank can.It is true that not all credit unions have access to sophisticated marketing technology like the large corporate retailers mentioned above. Instead, they rely on the long-withstanding ‘members helping members’ tradition. But in some cases, a third party vendor can help increase member engagement.Buzz Points, a free rewards program for members, partners with credit unions to encourage card use and shopping locally. With local and national gift cards as incentives, Buzz Points users become loyal to their credit union, keeping their debit/credit card at the top of their wallet. To learn more about Buzz Points, visit buzzpoints.com or contact [email protected]
Construction on the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway project is expected to be delayed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a high-ranking government official has said.Railway developer PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC), a joint venture between Indonesian and Chinese railway companies, initially planned to finish the project and start operations in 2021.“The target must be rescheduled because the construction is suspended right at the moment. There are only a few activities so it will definitely be delayed,” acting transportation minister Luhut Pandjaitan told reporters in an online briefing on Tuesday evening. Read also: SOE Ministry demands assessment of halted high-speed railway projectLuhut, who also serves as the coordinating maritime affairs and investment minister, said the development of the project would depend on the situation of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.The government reported more than 4,800 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday afternoon. Of those, 459 patients died of the highly contagious disease, while 426 people have recovered.To curb the outbreak, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo called on the public in mid-March to implement social distancing measures by studying, working and praying at home. The provincial administration in Jakarta, which has become the national epicenter of the outbreak, recently introduced large-scale social restrictions that have suspended school, office, religious and public activities for 14 days. Chinese workers wanting to return to work on the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway project should abide by the health and safety protocols, said Luhut.The Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway project is one of the government’s national strategic projects (PSN) in the transportation sector and is expected to need a total investment of US$6.07 billion.Read also: 2019 marks new era in Indonesian transportation systemThe Law and Human Rights Ministry issued in late March a regulation offering an exemption for foreigners working on national strategic projects from the temporary ban on foreign arrivals and transits. The ban is set to last until the government declares an end to the outbreak.“We are still making an evaluation,” said Luhut. “We are still calculating the cost of the delays to the project.”The railway project will serve four main stations: Halim in Jakarta, Karawang in West Java and Walini and Tegaluar in Bandung regency. The trains will travel at 350 kilometers per hour, cutting the travel time between Jakarta and Bandung to 45 minutes, faster than the approximately three hours on the existing train.Topics :
He said a recent PLSA survey showed 76% of people with a workplace pension agreed the standards would help them know if they were on track for the lifestyle they wanted in retirement. “The PLSA looks forward to widespread adoption of the Retirement Living Standards to transform the way people think about saving for spending in later life” Nigel Peaple, PLSA “The PLSA looks forward to working closely with the pensions industry to ensure widespread adoption of the Retirement Living Standards to transform the way people think about saving for spending in later life,” Peaple said.The standards set out three levels of wealth in retirement – minimum, moderate and comfortable – based on a basket of goods and services, from food and drink to holidays. The PLSA said they could be summed up as 10k-20k-30k for individuals and 15k-30k-45k for couples.The association said it would try to ensure the pensions sector and the government adopted the new illustrative framework to help more people plan effectively for retirement, adding that it was working with the Money and Pensions Service to include them in their tools, such as the Money Advice Service pension calculator.Consultancy Hymans Robertson said it had supported the development of the standards and signed up as an “early adopter”.Michael Ambery, the firm’s head of defined contribution (DC) provider relations, described the launch of the standards as “great news for the industry and for retirement aspirations across the country”.“Pensions can be complex, so many people find it hard to know if they are saving enough to be able to retire, or reduce their working hours, when they’d like,” he said.“Let’s hope that this is a lightbulb moment for pension savings” Laura Myers, head of DC at consultancy LCPMeanwhile Laura Myers, head of DC at consultancy LCP, said the standards would give people more clarity and tangible savings goals based on up-to-date research and numbers.“Let’s hope that this is a lightbulb moment for pension savings,” she said. “For millions of savers, the ability to know if they are on track with pension saving for the retirement they want is now going to be so much simpler.”Separately, Gregg McClymont, director of policy at multi-employer DC provider The People’s Pension, said the new PLSA standards offered members “a welcome rule of thumb starting point for complex retirement conversations”.More information about the standards can be found here. The UK’s Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has published a set of descriptions of different standards of living in retirement, which it hopes will help people picture their future financially – and so engage with their pension. The pensions industry body, which launched the concept at its annual conference this morning, said it wants schemes representing 90% of active savers to adopt the new UK Retirement Living Standards by 2025.Nigel Peaple, director of policy and research at the PLSA, said: “The Retirement Living Standards will support better saver engagement.“They distil robust, in-depth research with the public into an easy to understand basket of goods that helps people picture the future – and relatable figures that can provide a powerful and practical tool for encouraging engagement with saving.”
14 Views no discussions Newly launched online travel agency . Photo credit: traveltweaks.comMIAMI, USA — The Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) has signed an agreement with Regatta Travel Solutions to launch BookBarbadosNow.com. The site aims to become the primary resource for information and reservations for hotels and activities in the destination of Barbados.Regatta recently announced the official release of its private label OTA software (online travel agency) and the signing of its first agreement with Puerto Rico. Now Regatta will also work hand in hand with Barbados to attract more travelers to the destination while reducing the cost of each booking to suppliers.“It is so exciting to have a high profile destination like Barbados embrace Regatta,” said Ashwin Kamlani, president of Regatta Travel Solutions. “This is going to change everything about the power that DMOs have to impact the tourism and local economies within their destination.”“We evaluated several companies for this project,” said Sue Springer, executive vice president of BHTA. “But Regatta is the only system that is specifically designed to handle everything we were looking for. The combination of the advanced technology and the marketing knowledge that they bring to the table is very attractive to us.”Caribbean News Now Share NewsRegional Barbados launches its own online travel agency by: – June 4, 2011 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share