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Iosh review of young persons policy document

first_imgThe rationale behind the policy was a concern that whenpeople start work they do not have much experience of life – let aloneexperience of work. Iosh identified that the way forward involved an integratedapproach to health and safety education which began in school, continued intofurther and higher education, and which linked into the world of work. To helpachieve this, the policy called upon employers to: Last year Iosh issued a draft policy entitled PreparingYoung People for a Safer Working Life. We have had an encouraging response tothe document and positive feedback was received from the HSE, the Universitysector, local education authorities, councils, unions, and the police. – Introduce “mentoring” programmes. Comments are closed. Iosh is now undertaking a further review of its youngpersons policy document in the light of Revitalising Health and Safety and iseager to hear from occupational health professionals. For a copy of the policy, or to make your suggestions, writeto Neil Budworth, chairman of the Iosh Policy Development Committee, c/o Iosh,The Grange, Highfield Drive, Wigston, Leicestershire LE18 1NN. Iosh review of young persons policy documentOn 1 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today – Maintain closer supervision of young people – Encourage a questioning approach on health and safetyissues – Implement induction programmes relevant to the youngperson’s role and capabilities The Institution of Occupational Safety and Healthrepresents 25,000 safety and health professionals in industry, commerce and thepublic sector. Tel: 0116-257 3100; By training young people in the formative years to recogniseand challenge unsafe conditions and behaviour, ultimately we will raisestandards of health and safety throughout the world of work. This wasrecognised in the Revitalising Health and Safety document recently launched bythe Government. Iosh particularly welcomes this renewed interest in developinghealth and safety awareness, which is now on the curriculum in five areas.Improved understanding at this early stage will provide long-term benefits forsociety. Related posts:No related photos. – Undertake risk assessments Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Top 10 Most-Read Long Island News Stories of 2014

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York It’s always striking how right after the Press staff painstakingly ranks the most significant Long Island news stories of the year, we find few of those stories are among the most read.What follows, dear readers, are the top 10 local news articles that you clicked on the most throughout the span of the last 12 months—some of which are more predictable than others.As always, thanks for reading, folks!10. Long Island Slammed With a Foot of RainRoads turned into rivers. Homes far from shore flooded. More than 13 inches of rainfall in and around the Town of Islip within a few hours, shattering records. All thanks to a freak storm Aug. 13 that fell short of causing enough monetary damage to secure Federal Emergency Management Agency clean-up aid for those affected.9. Ronald Bower Released on Parole After 23 YearsIt’s a story we’ve been following for a decade. Ronald Bower, the man who a growing number of law enforcement officials believe was falsely convicted of heinous sex attacks in Nassau and Queens, was freed from prison. Now, his family sets their sights on clearing his name, and ultimately, exoneration.8. Missing Syosset Woman Committed SuicideAn intense search was launched when 22-year-old Jasmine Joseph of Syosset was reported missing in February after telling her parents that she was studying at New York Institute of Technology’s Old Westbury campus library. While many feared that she was a victim of foul play, the investigation came to a tragic end when police determined that she took her own life in her Nissan Altima. It turned out that she had stopped attending classes months earlier.7. Shooting at Garden City Lounge Wounds 2It’s not hard to see why this shocking crime got so many clicks. A shooter fired a shotgun into a crowd of people at Mint Restaurant & Lounge outside Roosevelt Field Mall in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 16, and when the smoke cleared, two men were wounded. Emmanuel Barnett, 21, of Cambria Heights later died of a gunshot wound to the head. Police later apprehended the suspect, Tyshaun Phillips, also 21, of the Bronx, who has pleaded not guilty to murder and is awaiting trial. The incident came after a gunman shot two people, killing one at a lighting company near the same mall six months prior, and a falling display rack at the mall on Christmas Eve 2013 sparked scares of a shooting.6. Ex-Freeport Principal Admits Having Sex With TeenThis one is beyond disturbing. A former middle school principal, John O’Mard, met a 16-year-old boy on Grindr, a dating app for men, and had sex with the teen. Later, the principal is found to have lied about having prior criminal convictions on his job application.5. New Documentary Takes Standardized Testing Common Core Battle to Big ScreenStandardized: Lies, Money, and Civil Rights: How Testing is Ruining Public Education by filmmaker Daniel Hornberger brought out a cast of characters that included two Long Island teachers, Lace to the Top founders Kevin Glynn and Anthony Griffin. The film captured how the standardized testing industry has corrupted public education in the wake of the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, funded by President Obama’s Race to the Top initiative. Some recognizable LI faces in the film included Bellmore mom and advocate Jeanette Deutermann, East Islip mom GiGi Guiliano and Oceanside teacher Marla Kilfoyle, a founding member of BATs, aka Badass Teachers.4. News12 Journalist Sean Bergin Suspended Over On-air RemarksNews 12 Long Island and fellow Cablevision-owned Newsday didn’t bother reporting on the controversy stirred up when then-News 12 reporter Sean Bergin was suspended for comments he made on air while broadcasting about a suspect gunning down a New Jersey police officer. Bergin surmised that the “underlying cause” of anti-cop sentiments is “young black men growing up without fathers.” He said that his former employer later offered him one day of work weekly doing light features and no hard news. He declined.3. 2 Long Island Hospitals Designated for Ebola TreatmentSince campaign season is over and no more Americans have been infected, it’s been a while since there has been much attention paid to the largest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in history. But, back in October, at the height of the panic, readers were hungry for news about the fact that New York State officials designated eight hospitals to handle potential Ebola patients—including two on LI. They include Stony Brook University Hospital and North Shore LIJ.2. News12 Anchor Judy Martin Found DeadWhen the 49-year-old Emmy Award-winning News12 Long Island journalist was found dead in her Halesite home earlier this year, the sad news unleashed a wave of grief from her fans, colleagues and sources. The accredited yoga instructor, who founded WorkLifeNation, taught business professionals how to reduce stress on the side. She was later determined to have died of natural causes.1. How Long Island is Losing its War on HeroinDespite authorities repeating years ago that LI could not arrest its way out of the deadly heroin epidemic, both arrests and overdoses continue to rise—same as comparable stats have nationwide. In Nassau, where lawmakers passed a law in 2008 requiring police to post a database alerting the public of the location of heroin arrests, that task went unfulfilled for three years. And despite efforts aimed at treatment and prevention, complacency has allowed the scourge to continue claiming young lives.last_img read more

Retired Suffolk Police Chief James Burke Arrested, Indicted For Civil Rights Abuses & Coverup

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Rashed Mian, Christopher Twarowski & Spencer RumseyFormer Suffolk County Police Chief of Department James Burke was arrested Wednesday morning by federal authorities for covering up a retaliatory assault on a suspect and misleading federal agents investigating the case.Federal authorities unsealed a two-count indictment charging Burke with violating the suspect’s civil rights and conspiracy to obstruct justice.Burke, who retired in October amid reports of a federal investigation, was handcuffed at his St. James home Wednesday morning and taken to the FBI’s Long Island field office in Melville for processing. Silent during his arraignment before US District Court Judge Leonard Wexler in Federal Court in Central Islip Wednesday afternoon, Burke will be held in protective custody until a bail hearing Friday, which was sealed upon his attorney’s request.Robert Capers, US attorney for the Eastern District of New York, at a press conference in Central Islip announcing the indictment, said, “No one is above the law.”Diego Rodriguez, FBI assistant director-in-charge of the New York field office, told reporters, “When an officer’s actions threaten to obstruct the integrity of an investigation, they unjustly call into question the reputation of those among them.”The case against Burke centers around the December 2012 arrest of Christopher Loeb of Smithtown. Loeb was suspected of breaking into several vehicles in Suffolk, including Burke’s department-issued SUV, which contained a duffel bag of personal items, including Burke’s gun belt, ammunition, a box of cigars, a humidor, clothes, toiletries, and other items, authorities said.Several members of the Suffolk Police and the New York State Probation Department arrested Loeb inside his mother’s Smithtown home. Burke then went to Loeb’s house to retrieve the duffel bag, Capers said. Capers noted that it’s “unusual” for a high-ranking officer to respond to a crime scene and later confront a suspect who had victimized him.“That was an unusual occurrence,” Capers told reporters.Afterward, Burke, the highest-ranking uniformed officer in the department, traveled to Suffolk police’s 4th Precinct, where Loeb was handcuffed and chained to an eye bolt fastened to the door, authorities said.Burke allegedly entered the interrogation room with other officers and “slapped and punched” Loeb in the head and body, according to the federal indictment. Loeb confessed to the robberies, authorities said.A cover-up ensued, the indictment alleges.Loeb has been outspoken about what occurred after his arrest, and he’s accused Burke of assault. He has since filed a federal lawsuit against the police department.After Loeb’s arrest Burke and other members of the police department met “on multiple occasions to discuss” Loeb’s assault allegations “and agreed to conceal Burke’s role in the assault,” according to the indictment.Capers said the meetings were held in an effort to “agree on ways to get their story straight.” It was at one of the meetings that they agreed to “provide false information and to withhold relevant information from the FBI,” the indictment alleges.Burke went as far as pressuring a Suffolk police detective to lie under oath and testify that it never happened, authorities said.The FBI first opened an investigation into the alleged assault in April 2013. In June the agency subpoenaed members of the police force.Capers said the investigation is ongoing. He did not say if the detective who lied under oath is under investigation. He also declined to elaborate about the “other items” that were inside Burke’s duffel bag. Loeb has suggested that there was pornographic material in the bag. The items were personal, Capers said, and possession of such items are not illegal.Loeb was sentenced in April last year to three years in prison for the duffel bag theft after pleading guilty to criminal possession of a weapon. At the time, authorities said the bag contained Burke’s gun belt and ammunition.Burke retired in October after the FBI had reopened the case against him. Outgoing Suffolk County Police Commissioner Ed Webber praised Burke following the announcement, saying Burke “is one of the most outstanding supervisors, investigators, and trainers in the history” of the department. In November Webber announced he’s retiring as of Jan. 25, 2016.Burke, whose father and grandfather were both New York City cops, was 14 years old when he was a witness in the murder case of John Pius, Jr., a 13-year-old Smithtown teen whom classmates suffocated with rocks in 1979 for stealing a dirt bike. Three were convicted; a fourth classmate’s conviction was later overturned. Burke spent a year as a New York City police officer in 1985, and joined the Suffolk County Police in 1986 at 21, first as a patrolman in North Amityville and later as an undercover narcotics officer.He later spent a decade as chief investigator under Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota, the former chief prosecutor in the Pius case.The Loeb incident is not the first time the 30-year veteran of the Suffolk County Police Department has come under scrutiny.Burke was the subject of a 1995 Internal Affairs investigation that concluded allegations he “engaged in a personal, sexual relationship” with “a convicted felon known to be actively engaged in criminal conduct including the possession and sale of illegal drugs, prostitution and larceny,” “engaged in sexual acts in police vehicles while on duty and in uniform,” and “failed to safeguard his service weapon and other departmental property” were “substantiated,” according to its report.Burke also came under fire in 2012 for the controversial disbandment of a highly successful Suffolk County Police Department component of the FBI’s joint Long Island Gang Task Force—its dismantling was the subject of a Press cover story “Turf War: Is SCPD Playing Politics By Leaving FBI’s LI Gang Task Force?”Yet instead of discipline, Burke received promotions, moving up through SCPD’s ranks throughout the years to the top position. Spota, along with County Executive Steve Bellone—who appointed Burke police chief in 2012—facilitated his meteoric ascent.Burke’s indictment was reverberating throughout Suffolk County government Wednesday morning, with county lawmakers still expressing surprise regarding Burke’s unceremonious departure two months earlier, and shock and dismay about his latest fall from grace.“This whole situation is upsetting to me,” lamented Legis. Leslie Kennedy (R-Smithtown). “We will find out what is truthful and what is not during the course of the process.”Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota did not return a call for comment. Both Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Police Commissioner Webber declined to comment, citing the ongoing investigation.[Photo: Disgraced former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke was arrested by federal agents Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 and indicted on civil rights violations and conspiracy charges. (Long Island Press)]last_img read more

Kyrie Irving injury update: Celtics guard (thigh) out vs. Kings

first_imgBoston is 9-2 without Irving in the lineup this season. Nine of those games, though, have been against teams with records of .500 or worse.The Kings are 32-31. #NEBHInjuryReport vs Sacramento:Kyrie Irving (left thigh contusion) – OUT— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 6, 2019The All-Star guard scored 19 points in 30 minutes during a 128-95 win over the Warriors on Tuesday.He has been in and out of the lineup all season with various injuries, but he has yet to miss more than two games in a row. Related News Warriors forward Draymond Green: ‘Our defense has been horsesh—’ Kyrie Irving is out for the Celtics’ matchup with the Kings on Wednesday, the team announced.Irving, 26, will miss the game with a left thigh contusion. While Irving being out is less than ideal, it isn’t the worst news for the Celtics.last_img read more