As they say over there, it's Health & Safety gone mad, innit? Or as a lady put it
after the funeral, as we were discussing the fracas, “There's only one thing that
annoys me more than Health & Safety gone mad, and that's when people say, '
Author: Mark Steyn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
He's brash, brilliant, and drawn to controversy like a moth to a flame. For decades, Mark Steyn has dazzled readers around the world with his raucous wit and brutal honesty. Whether he's sounding off on the tyranny of political correctness, the existential threat of Islamic extremism, the "nationalization" of the family, or the "near suicidal stupidity" of America's immigration regime, Steyn is alwaysprovocative—and often laugh-out-loud hilarious. The Undocumented Mark Steyn gathers Steyn's best columns in a timeless and indispensable guide to the end of the world as we know it.
It is commonplace to condemn modern attitudes to risk, with a head-shaking
disapproval of children being driven to school and with the popular cri-de-coeur: '
It's health and safety gone mad!' The trouble is that the health and safety culture
Author: Rob Poole
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
There is strong scientific evidence that poverty is a cause of mental illness. This book brings together a body of knowledge from biomedical and social science literature that is of importance to both academics and practitioners. It explores a broad range of issues, including stigma, the recovery model and substance misuse. The role of childhood adversity is examined, together with other potential causal mechanisms. The content is accessible and engaging, with numerous references pointing readers to the best resources for further information. Poverty is not inevitable, even in a difficult economic climate. The time is ripe for a scientific consensus to inform realistic, hopeful and optimistic campaigns to reduce inequality in the interests of public health and well being. This book provides an evidence-based resource for mental health professionals, social scientists and their students. It will be of interest far beyond those professionally involved in mental health services and research.
The feel of the ground beneath me changes; it's softer underfoot now as the
turquoise flooring in here is all spongy and bouncy in case toddlers fall off a
roundabout or something. It's health and safety gone mad, of course, but right
now I don't ...
Author: Jonathan Harvey
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Hello. There are two things you should know about me: 1) My name is Karen Carpenter. 2) Just before Christmas my boyfriend left me. I’m not THE Karen Carpenter. I just have the most embarrassing name in Christendom. Particularly as I’m no skinny minny and don’t play the drums. I can’t even sing. I’m tone deaf. I work in a school in the East End. (Where I came third in a ‘Teacher we’d most like to sleep with’ competition amongst the Year 11 boys) My Mum’s driving me mad. She’s come to stay and is obsessed with Scandi crime shows and Zumba. Oh yeah. The boyfriend. After eleven ‘happy’ years he left me. No explanation just a post it on the kettle when I got in from work. I think I’m handling it really well. I don’t think I’m confused at all. What was my name again?
... Safety gone mad But that's all gone now thanks to things like Health and Safety
gone mad. I mean, I know that the hot tap is hot. I know it's hot and if I stick my
hands under it I will move them away from the hot water before they are scalded.
Author: Al Murray
Publisher: Penguin UK
In Let's re-Great Britain, Al Murray's Pub Landlord sets out his party's vision for the country, and explains how politics actually works. Citizens of Hope & Glory! It's time to bring common sense to the House of Commons. Parliament is a nest of slippery, poisonous vipers and only a bonkers, mental idiot would try to make sense of it. Yet in Let's re-Great Britain, Al Murray, the Pub Landlord, presents his guide to British politics and a vision for a Greater Britain. In it you'll learn and appreciate The Guv's views and policies on: - The jobless: Fix youth unemployment with a pyramid scheme (literally, build some pyramids) - Economics: Cut the deficit by borrowing more, growing a beard and leaving the country - Criminal Justice: Bring back hanging if only for the sake of the rope industry - Immigration: Electrify the English Channel A plain, common-sense vision of an impossibly complicated (and, frankly, dull) subject, this will almost certainly be one day hailed as the new founding text of the nation - a Magna Carta 2.0 from the Landlord of Hope and Glory.
John Glenn, in his retirement speech, New Concord, Ohio (20 February 1997) It
is impossible to overstate the importance of health and safety (sometimes, health,
safety and the environment). While 'health and safety gone mad' stories of ...
Author: Ken Peach
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Leadership and management are general skills that apply in most walks of life, but in the scientific domain they require some special characteristics. Science thrives on challenge, whether it is the technical challenge of trying to do something which has not been done before or challenging a widely held but poorly supported hypothesis. Scientists are trained to challenge, and for the manager of science this can itself be a challenge. In the past, when science was on a much smaller scale and less subject to public scrutiny, a less formal 'back-of-the-envelope' management style was acceptable, but those days are long-gone. Science costs much more and is rightly more accountable. Excellent scientists, however, do not necessarily make good managers and may not make good leaders. Nevertheless, like all skills, leadership and management can be enhanced and developed and even instinctively good managers can improve. While the science of management and leadership is well developed, the management and leadership of science is less so. This book aims to introduce the working research scientist to the art and techniques of management and the skills necessary to be a good and effective manager and leader of science and scientists. This includes understanding the organization and functioning of scientific research establishments (universities, laboratories, research councils, etc.) and how to deal with the associated committee work, recruiting, and team building; how to deal with difficulties managing projects and handling risks. The approach is pragmatic not dogmatic. Leadership and management are people skills, and each person is different and needs to be treated differently. The focus is on the principle and practice. While the subject is serious, the approach is conversational, with anecdotes and practical examples.
'It's “health and safety gone mad”,' said Oskar. It was one of his favourite English
phrases and one he used often, even when it signally failed to fit the
circumstances. Janusz stared at the frontpage headline. The girl might have
threatened him ...
Author: Anya Lipska
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
The third Kiszka and Kershaw crime thriller.
We will however take every care that is possible to ensure your safety - Many
natural sites , such as Brimham Rocks in Yorkshire , have no ... earlier with a
string of television presenters who made the life of animals and plants exciting -
usually their sex life figured largely . ... safe basalt columns to walk on to visit
Fingal's Cave seems to be Health and Safety gone mad as these structures ruin
the integrity of ...
Author: Matthew Parkes
This work contains the proceedings of an earth sciences conference held in Dubiln in September 2002.
Stuff Brits Like takes you through why Doctor Who could only have come from Britain, why cricket is a form of siege warfare in whites, and why we argue about the best five British films or what makes The Great British Guitar Band.
Author: Fraser McAlpine
Publisher: Hachette UK
As the lead writer for BBC Anglophenia, Fraser McAlpine (a man assembled from almost every region of the UK*) spends his life explaining Brits to foreigners. Now he lifts the lid on our Marmite pot of nations and takes you on a journey from the Isle of Wight to Inverness, Belfast to Bangor, exploring the joyful enthusiasms (and pet hates) of an endlessly multifarious Britain. Stuff Brits Like celebrates why we like puns and pedantry, decorum and drawing willies on things, Trainspotting and Downton Abbey, apologizing needlessly (sorry) and cocking a snook. We cheer both the underdog and the bad guy, we adore melancholy types like Morrissey and grumpy Eeyore... and we love being told off by scolds. Meet mythical beasts from the Scottish Nuckelavee to the Cornish Knocker; the branch of the WI called the Iron Maidens, and the British Cheese Board (yes, it is really called that); find out which eccentric Lord would only eat his meals in his swimming pool, why postboxes are bright red (it's health and safety gone mad) and the origin of weird traditions such as the Burning of the Clocks. Stuff Brits Like takes you through why Doctor Who could only have come from Britain, why cricket is a form of siege warfare in whites, and why we argue about the best five British films or what makes The Great British Guitar Band...
Mr . Dies is a menace to our national safety . " " Dies did not put up much of a fight
. In May — after his HUAC colleague Joseph Starnes , an Alabama Democrat ,
lost a primary fight — Dies announced that because of poor health he would not ...
Author: Michael J. Ybarra
Describes the life and career of the Democratic Nevada senator who was an opponent of the New Deal and a staunch anti-communist and had a lasting effect on immigration policy in the United States.