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Submitted by: Greg Wellington

Employee safety is one of the most important aspects of running a business. Supplying employees with the safety information they need to prevent accidents is one of the most pressing issues in any workplace. The many dangers that come with drywall installation, sanding and repair should be covered in detail in any drywall safety manual / IIPP given to employees. The right manual can keep employees from making a preventable mistake that could cost the company more than just money- these preventable accidents can cost lives.

Drywall accident prevention

Residential and commercial drywall projects present many issues that can lead to employee injuries. One of the most common injuries when installing drywall is slipping and falling, according to the CDC. Falling can happen when lighting is poor, when the floor is wet or when employees dont follow proper lifting procedures. Large pieces of drywall can be difficult to carry, leading to strains, falls and overexertion injuries. Large drywall sheets can also impair an employees vision, making tripping a common problem.

Some drywall sheets weigh more than 100 pounds, putting workers at risk of back problems if the sheets arent lifted and carried correctly. Using the proper lifting equipment may be needed for heavier sheets. That equipment and its use should be covered in the safety manual.

To prevent falls and associated injuries, the drywall safety manual / IIPP must include information about how to keep the workspace safe for workers in order to prevent falls. It must let employees know how to lift drywall safely and how to ensure that it is carried properly. Using the right tools and equipment, including gripping gloves, should be outlined for employees. The manual must also contain the current OSHA and Cal OSHA IPP guidelines for safety and accident prevention.

Sanding drywall

One of the standard procedures in the drywall business is sanding drywall. This can be a dangerous task for workers, especially over a long period of time. The dust that results from the sanding of the drywall and the joint compounds can be breathed in by workers. The exposure to this dust can cause irritation to the respiratory tract and in some cases irritation to the nose, eyes and throat. Workers exposed to the dust may cough from the respiratory irritation and experience difficulty breathing.

For workers who smoke or have asthma, the breathing troubles can be worse. In some cases, silica dust from some drywall compounds can cause lung cancer or silicosis.

The proper procedures for keeping workers from excessive exposure to drywall dust is an important part of any drywall safety manual / IIPP. The vacuum sanders that can capture the drywall dust before it is inhaled can help employees to avoid any respiratory problems. Protection for the nose and mouth may also be necessary when workers are sanding. How to use respiratory protection and specialized workplace equipment to prevent exposure should be in the employee manual

Utilizing a drywall safety manual

Drywall workers cant get the safety and procedural information they need if they dont have access to a comprehensive safety manual. Many companies have problems allocating enough employees and time toward creating a complete manual. With the many OSHA requirements and the drywall-specific guidelines that employees need, it is easy to leave out an important piece of information.

To combat this problem, companies often purchase a safety manual online. This allows for quick access to the downloadable manual. One place to buy drywall safety manuals online is Purchasing an online downloadable manual means that it can be edited. Businesses can add in their own guidelines to the manual before the manual is printed.

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Canada’s Scarborough East (Ward 44) city council candidates speak

This exclusive interview features first-hand journalism by a Wikinews reporter. See the collaboration page for more details.

Saturday, November 4, 2006

On November 13, Torontonians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Scarborough East (Ward 44). One candidates responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include Donald Blair, Diana Hall, Mohammed Mirza, Ron Moeser, Kevin Richardson, Richard Rieger, Richard Ross, and Kevin Wellington.

For more information on the election, read Toronto municipal election, 2006.

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Ex-Indian diplomat’s passport revoked

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Ministry of External affairs has revoked the passport of Mr. Harish Kumar Dogra who was removed from his post as India’s High Commissioner to New Zealand in April. The government has also suspended the passports of his wife and domestic help. India has informed Wellington of the developments and has said that travel documents would be issued to Dogra and his family to enable them to return home. Sources say Dogra had applied for a New Zealand visa which would have enabled him to stay in that country for another 40 days. Dogra had been posted as High Commissioner two years ago and was recalled after charges of human trafficking were made against him. The former High-Commissioner, however, refused to obey the recall order and accused Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran of impropriety, asking the latter to either prove the charges or resign.

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Gone are those days when people used to think about their wedding days and tried to recall all the fun things they had done. Small minute details of one of the biggest day of your life matter a lot. The first time you witness your better half in his or her wedding attire, that face full of excitement and nervousness, friends and family and all the happiness around and all such memories are so special to you. Now you dont need to guess what had happened because of Photographs. Photographs are perhaps the only visual memoires of your big day. They remind you of all such beautiful moments you had created with your partner and your near and dear ones.

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Well, if we talk about Orlando, it is one of the most visited cities in the world because of its sheer beauty and elegance and what better than getting married here. So, when you are getting married in such a pretty place, you should make sure that your photographers are that good to capture the beauty of the wedding and the landscape in the background.

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British Chancellor George Osborne downgrades growth forecast in annual budget

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivered the budget today, an annually-held audit of the country’s finances deciding how taxpayers’ money should be spent. He set out plans to boost the housing market in his fourth budget, as well as stating the economy will grow by 0.6% — half his prediction four months ago.

George Osborne revealed plans to improve the housing market, including a “Help to Buy” shared equity scheme which would offer buyers who can place a 5% deposit on a new house, a 20% loan to buy it. He said: “This is a budget for those who aspire to own their own home”. He also offered a new Mortgage Guarantee, created in conjunction with mortgage lenders — the scheme would allow them to offer loans to homeowners without the need for a large deposit and offer guarantees to support up to £130bn of lending for three years beginning in 2014.

As a measure to attract investment to the British economy, he announced to reduce corporation tax from 21% to 20% taking effect from April 2015. The rate of corporation tax has fallen from 28% in 2010 to the current level of 21%. The United Kingdom is to have lower rates of corporation tax than the USA at 40%, France at 33%, and Germany at 29%.

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) stated the government debt reduction programme to reduce the budget deficit will miss its targets. The government has forecast the total public sector debt will begin to fall by the financial year 2015/2016, while OBR says national debt will reach a high of 85.6% of GDP, £1.58 trillion, in 2016/17. Osborne defended the government efforts to reduce the deficit and said: “Our judgement has since been supported by the IMF, the OECD and the Governor of the Bank of England.”

In response to the Budget speech, the Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband said: “At the worst possible time for the country. It’s a downgraded budget from a downgraded Chancellor […] Debt is higher in every year of this Parliament than he forecast at the last Budget. He is going to borrow £200 billion more than he planned.”

The Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Ed Balls said to The Independent, “They are borrowing £245bn more in this Parliament, we said all along …said this two years ago, if they had moved more quickly with a sensible, targeted package of measures to kick-start the economy, which would have meant at that time more borrowing for a VAT [Value Added Tax] cut to bring forward housing investment, then we would have got the economy growing and the deficit coming down.”

The Business Secretary Vince Cable told the BBC in an interview, the “age of austerity” would probably end within the current decade, but made no more definite forecast.

The head of the British Federation of Small Businesses, John Walker, said: “The Budget opens the door for small businesses to grow and create jobs. The Chancellor has pulled out all the stops with a wide ranging package of measures to support small business. […] [W]e are pleased to see the scrapping of the 3p fuel duty due in September”.

Len McCluskey, the General Secretary of Unite the Union, criticized the budget for not helping working families. He said: “This is a Budget for the few by the few that attacks the many. Millionaires are days away from getting a £40,000 tax cut from the Tories, but George Osborne is using the budget to attack hard-working public sector workers. The worst chancellor in British history has gone further by giving big business another tax cut while staff caring for the sick get pay cuts. […] [H]e should have raised the national minimum wage by £1 and drop the senseless plan to give millionaires a tax break in a few days’ time”.

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Wikinews interviews Tom Millican, independent candidate for US President

May 13, 2017 – 1:57 am

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

While nearly all cover of the 2008 Presidential election has focused on the Democratic and Republican candidates, the race for the White House also includes independents and third party candidates. These parties represent a variety of views that may not be acknowledged by the major party platforms.

As a non-partisan news source, Wikinews has impartially reached out to these candidates, throughout the campaign. The most recent of our interviews is North Carolina, Tom Millican, an independent corporate manager and Vietnam veteran.

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Scottish judge criticises medical care of murdered baby

May 13, 2017 – 1:57 am

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A judge in the High Court in Aberdeen, Scotland has criticised the care doctors gave to baby Alexis Matheson. Lord Uist made the comments while sentencing Mark Simpson, who was yesterday convicted of murdering the six-week-old girl.

Simpson, 29, will serve at least twenty years of his life sentence after he attacked Alexis — the child of his then-girlfriend Ilona Sheach, who he blamed for Alexis’s wounds — over the course of a month. The child suffered broken ribs and brain damage. Lord Uist said staff at Woodside Medical Group might have been able to prevent the death but failed to realise the baby was being hurt deliberately.

Whether the death of baby Alexis could have been prevented had she been so referred is a matter which, in my opinion, merits a very full inquiry

Sheach had initially been unable to get an appointment at Aberdeen-based Woodside for her daughter; instead, Dr Mohammed Athar spoke on the phone with Sheach and prescribed three drugs without seeing the infant. When she did see a doctor the following week despite being, said Lord Uist, “seriously concerned” for Alexis’s health, the doctor she saw — Linda Mackay — believed Sheach’s explanation the baby was constipated. She felt Alexis’s blood-red eyes were due to straining; a consultant neurosurgeon testified at trial that this did not explain the subconjunctival haemorrhages in the eyes.

That consultant felt a referral to a paediatrician would have been approrpiate. A consultant paediatrician told the court if Dr Mckay had phoned one Alexis would have been urgently hospitalised. These circumstances have led to calls for legislative changes, according to The Scotsman, which compared the death to the recent Baby P case in neighbouring England. Lord Uist also made this comparison, saying “Scottish health authorities have to treat this case with a similar degree of importance and urgency” to “[t]he Baby P case down south”.

Lord Uist was “very disturbed” that “nothing was done” following Dr Mackay’s assessment. He also criticised the delay in seeing a doctor, saying “[i]t is my opinion the appointments system operated at this surgery may require urgent review so as to ensure children requiring urgent attention receive it by being seen by a doctor.”

He continued “[w]hether the death of baby Alexis could have been prevented had she been so referred is a matter which, in my opinion, merits a very full inquiry. The training of GPs, and also health visitors, to detect signs of non-accidental injury may be a matter that requires further consideration.”

The same day as these comments, Crown Office announced that a fatal accident inquiry will occur. “These are very serious criticisms by Lord Uist of the way the health services operated,” said Scottish Conservatives health spokesman Murdo Fraser. “Clearly, there were serious failings in relation to this baby’s treatment and lessons have to be learned from this case.”

The health board stated “NHS Grampian and the Woodside Medical Practice would like to extend their condolences to Alexis’s family. We understand that Lord Uist has issued a statement that it is critical of perceived failings in the care given to Alexis. We will consider these comments very carefully.”

The Scottish Government has also taken note. “We extend our deepest condolences to the family of Alexis Matheson,” according to a spokeswoman. “We continue to monitor the situation very closely, and will await the findings of the fatal accident inquiry. Following this we will work with the health board to determine any necessary changes and ensure that any lessons are learned.”

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May 2, 2017 – 2:38 am

Submitted by: O Quinn

Placing finished meals in your freezer can save you time in the kitchen. It takes hardly any more time and only double your ingredients to have a time saving meal ready for the times when you just dont have the energy or the time to start a meal fresh.

If you would like to start cooking for the freezer. Start with these six tips to help you get the most out of your freezer and maximize your efforts in the kitchen.

1. Freezing foods can alter the tastes of some spices such as garlic, pepper and cloves. When you first make your dishes in preparation for the freezer, season your food lightly before sealing it up.

2. Use both foil and plastic wrap to keep your food from getting freezer burned. If you are wrapping an item that you will place directly in the oven, such as a casserole, consider wrapping it first in aluminum foil and then either placing in a large freezer bag or wrapping in plastic. Use double layers of foil or heavy duty foil for maximum protection.

3. Dont forget to label your foods so that months down the line you are not playing the guessing game. Use waterproof labels and/or ink so that your writing doesnt get smudged.

4. Remember not all foods freeze well. Some that rank up there are mayonnaise, raw tomatoes, boiled potatoes, cottage and cream cheese. Get a list of non-freezer friendly foods. Here is a list of foods that don’t freeze well

5. Some good things to freeze for emergencies are unfrosted cakes, cookie dough, and pie crusts. You never know when unexpected company might drop by. I often freeze my cake layers for the many birthdays that dot the year.

6. Make sure you remove as much air as possible from food items before placing them in the freezer. This will help keep your foods frost free.

With these tips and some delicious freezer friendly meals youll be getting out of the kitchen fast in no time.

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Canadian jail inmates used nail clippers to escape, report finds

May 2, 2017 – 2:38 am

Friday, March 13, 2009

According to a government report released on Tuesday, six inmates of a Regina, Saskatchewan jail managed to escape last summer after spending four months using nail clippers and other makeshift instruments to break out.

We didn’t think we would get away with it

The report stated that no fewer than 87 prison guards had supervised the inmates’ unit, but did not discover the prisoners’ escape plans.

The inmates, four of whom had faced murder charges, used the instruments to remove a steel plate and grill, and finally break through with a shower rod, reaching an exterior brick wall. The inmates used sheets and blankets to climb up the exterior walls of the compound.

Some of the prisoners played cards at a table in the corridor to block the guards’ view.

The prisoners were later caught and sent back to prison. “We didn’t think we would get away with it. We started working on it. It was something to do and we just kept at it. When we didn’t get caught, we picked our night and just went,” said one of the escapees to the team investigating the incident.

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The First Step In Cfd Trading: Understand Risk}

April 18, 2017 – 1:11 am

Submitted by: Jonathan BirdRamos

For profitable CFD trading, a proper trading system alone is not enough. You need good risk management. One of the most crucial decisions while taking a trading position is fixing the amount of money you wish to risk on this trade. The thumb rule is anticipating two percent risk. This rule indicates that no position will have more than two percent risk on the total capital of the traders.

Some of you might wonder why the risk percent does not go beyond two percent. The reason is to prevent the trader experiencing a series of losses, which may result in wiping off their complete capital at a time. CFDs are influential trading tools. This means that you get exposed to a larger component of the tool as compared to your total deposit. Therefore, you cannot stay aloof of risks here. Besides, financial markets are famous for being unpredictable. Profit and loss are a part of trading and you cannot avoid them. However, you can limit the loss and retain your CFD trading capital. This is important to stay in the trade for long.

How To Avoid Risks

For a trader with 50,000 pounds, two percent risk means losing 1000 pounds per trade. For the entire trade capital, it would take 50 direct losses for the trader to lose his or her complete capital. For this to happen, you need to be extremely unlucky! A few wrong trades here and there are common. However, with no proper understanding of CFD risks, you can lose up to 10,000 pounds per trade. Beware; such loss could wipe your entire amount in just 5 straight losses! You would not even need to be unlucky for this; it is simple mathematics!

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Remember, CFD trading is not everybody’s cup of tea. You must be familiar with how the things are done, along with the risks involved.

Benefit Of Risk Management

Suppose you know that your CFD system generates A percent returns, B percent maximum drawdown, and Z number of losing trades. Now, assuming that the system performs well, you are able to get desired results in real-life trading, provided you manage risk properly. The benefit of proper risk management is that, in case you encounter a time of drawdown or losing trades, you can face the losses and manage to create returns for that time. In short, you will NOT be doomed.

If you do not manage risk in CFD trading, it is like sitting on the edge of a cliff. For instance, you have placed a big chunk of your capital in each trade. You may observe that just a few losing trades are able to wipe out your entire capital and you perish from the trading scenario. Just forget about making profits!

Perhaps that is the reason why there is such a fuss about risk management in CFD trading. Experts say that it is good to understand risk first and then trade. You may be an expert in putting money, but if you ignore risks, you are soon out of the market.

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