Language is a substantial barrier to safety and health for Hispanic construction workers in the United
States. In recognition of this, The Center to Protect Workers Rights (CPWR), in cooperation with
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), sponsored the development and
presentation of 10-hour safety and health training in Spanish for residential construction.
The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements
(NCRP) published Report No. 48, Radiation Protection for Medical
and Allied Health Personnel in 1976. Many changes in medical practice
and procedures involving ionizing radiation have occurred in
the intervening 13 years. As a result, the Council determined to
prepare this new report to supersede NCRP Report No. 48. The
primary objective of this new report is to update the material to
include new radiation sources used in medicine.
In December 2001, a conference held in New York City brought together individuals with firsthand knowledge of emergency responses to terrorist attacks to discuss ways to improve the health and safety of emergency workers who respond to large-scale disasters. The meeting considered the responses to the September 11,
The study assessed the impacts of international trade and protection on wage premiums across Thai manufacturing industries by recognising that workers are heterogeneous in their skills.The author derived a theoretical model from Ohnsorge and Trefler (2007) that is the equilibrium model with heterogeneous skill bundles and estimated the model using micro data from Thailand.
The study focuses on three fundamental questions: how to protect the most vulnerable without promoting informality and dampening incentives to work and save; how to ensure that scarce public resources are used for subsidies that are transparent, fair, and effective and not for badly targeted and regressive benefits for formal sector workers; and how to reinforce human capital development so that more workers can insure themselves through savings or risk-pooling arrangements, reducing vulnerability and the need for subsidies....
The past year has been good for doing business in 58 of
the 145 Doing Business sample countries. They simplified
some aspect of business regulations, strengthened property
rights or made it easier for businesses to raise financing.
Slovakia was the leading reformer: introducing
flexible working hours, easing the hiring of first-time
workers, opening a private credit registry, cutting the
time to start a business in half and, thanks to a
new collateral law, reducing the time to recover debt by
three-quarters. Colombia was the runner-up.
In May 2006, the nanotechnology consultancy
firm Lux Research published a report entitled
‘‘Taking action on nanotech environmental, safety
and health risks’’ (Lux Research, 2006). The report
addressed the potential impact of real and perceived
risks on nano-businesses from a commercial
perspective, and concluded that ‘‘One of the biggest
challenges facing firms commercializing
nanotechnology innovations today is managing
environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks)’’.
The risk of computer crime has become a global issue affecting almost all countries. Salifu (2008) argues that the Internet is a "double-edged sword" providing many opportunities for individuals and organizations to develop and prosper, but at the same time has brought with it new opportunities to commit crime. For example, Nigeria-related financial crime is extensive and 122 out of 138 countries at an Interpol meeting complained about Nigerian involvement in financial fraud in their countries.
Support groups led by
our social workers are a good place to exchange information
and share experiences with other people in similar situations,
which can make it easier to cope. Our social workers also help
you find the practical help you might need, such as financial
assistance or tips on managing side effects. All of CancerCare’s
services, offered by telephone, online, and face to face, are
completely free of charge.
By talking with your children honestly and helping them
express their emotions, you make it easier for them to feel
safe and secure.
Reinsurance for health plans that cover early retirees: The law provided $5 billion for
reinsurance payments for health benefit claims of retirees age 55 and older who are not yet
eligible for Medicare, and for their eligible spouses, including surviving spouses, and
dependents. The amount of the reimbursement to the employer or union is 80 percent of an
individual’s medical claims costs above $15,000 and below $90,000.
Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults provides an up-to-date summary of developments in the legislative framework and best practice relevant to the area of adult protection work. It explains legislation that can be used in adult protection work, covering criminal and civil law, and crucial national guidance such as Achieving Best Evidence. Issues covered include confidentiality and information-sharing in adult protection work, capacity issues, police investigations, financial abuse, advocacy, witness support and honour-based violence.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học Critical Care giúp cho các bạn có thêm kiến thức về ngành y học đề tài: Clinical review: Tokyo – protecting the health care worker during a chemical mass casualty event: an important issue of continuing relevance...
Doing Business 2010: Reforming Through Difficult Times is the seventh in a series of annual reports investigating
regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators
on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 183 economies, from
Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, over time.
The federal government enacted the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAAA) shortly after the repeal of Prohibition, and this
legislation has served as the primary vehicle for regulating alcohol advertising in the United States. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax
and Trade Bureau (TTB) has primary responsibility for enforcing the FAAA. Consumer protection and advertising regulation are
not, however, areas of expertise for the TTB, which is located within the Department of the Treasury, and the FAAA provides only
limited authority and guidance.
Chapter 12 Asset Allocation Explained. “Asset allocation” is an old buzzword among large pension plans. The idea of not putting all your eggs in one basket is widely followed by those responsible for managing defined benefit pension plans for millions of workers.
Individuals are then identified as workers and nonworkers
(i.e., the unemployed and the respective dependents/
spouses of workers). Workers are assigned
employer wage distribution characteristics from EDD
2007 data based on firm size and insurance offer status
from their MEPS record. e firms are then statistically
matched to the Employer Sponsored Insurance (ESI)
data from the 2010 CEHBS, which contains additional
information on the actuarial value of the health plans
The story also neglects the reality that affluent households value the services that are
sustained through taxes. The wealthy drive better cars, but they drive them on public
streets. Even if affluent families send children to private schools, the businesses they
own hire workers who graduate from local schools. And upper-income families value
the services of fire and police as much as any other family.
All of these factors are part of the reason that relatively few people actually move
across state lines. Between 2008 and 2009, only 1.
In fiscal year 2001, Congress allocated funds for NIOSH to establish a new program for personal protective technology research to protect the nation’s miners, firefighters and other emergency responders, and health care, agricultural, and industrial workers. To carry out this research, NIOSH formed the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL).
The aims of the criteria used in the checklists are to optimise the
comfort and productivity of office workers and to minimise their
risk of suffering musculoskeletal disorders. Since they are usually
selected and purchased separately, there are separate checklists for
each type of furniture or equipment. However, it is important that
each item be considered in the context of the whole workstation.
The aims of this introductory paper are to explain the principles
which should be applied to the overall workstation design and how
the checklist criteria were developed.
As part of our ongoing effort to improve the accuracy of data used to evaluate the ENERGY STAR program,
we wanted to capture data from a wider range of commercial building types and geographic regions. While
our sample is not large enough to distinguish regional differences in equipment night-time or after-hours
power status, we hope to improve the robustness of our data by increasing its geographic diversity. Also,
because office equipment is not confined to offices or office buildings, we wanted to capture data from