Pedestrians texting: ignore them at your peril.

PEDESTRIANS TEXTING IS A NEW TRAFFIC HAZARD WHICH DRIVERS AND CYCLISTS INCREASINGLY NEED TO LOOK OUT FOR. Pedestrians texting look ridiculous with their heads bent down focused on their screens. They cannot see you if you are driving, cycling or walking near them so take care when they are around. In recent months, I have written …

Smoking ban: good for your health.

SMOKING BANS ARE NOW COMMON IN PUBLIC PLACES AROUND THE WORLD, THANKFULLY. A smoking ban in force means there are many opportunities to improve your health within a decade. For example, ten years on after the introduction of the smoking ban in England, Andrew Russell of Durham University posts eight (8) things that the smoking ban has …

Safety in the workplace

SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE IS CRITICAL TO WORKER CONCENTRATION AND THE ABILITY TO PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL. Safety in the workplace involves many aspects of occupational health and safety (OH&S). Issues concerning our safety climate apply where we work or congregate: in universities, hospitals, government departments, shopping malls, commercial buildings, while “in the field”, “on the road” or while at home.  …

Manners both great and small

MANNERS – GREAT AND SMALL – MAKE A PRODUCTIVE WORK DAY FOR ALL. “Manners maketh man…” (1300) or so William of Wykeham, the Bishop of Winchester & Chancellor of England (1324 – 1404) told our forebears. Manners make such a difference in the work place, and aid occupational health and safety (OH&S) for staff, students, …