Effective procedures to obtain the active involvement of employees and their representatives. The regulation requires that employees be involved in developing, implementing, and reviewing the plan. Employers should provide employees with a process to discuss incidents and activities that occur in each unit. Often, this involves having live training and allowing employees to discuss their experiences. In a recent training at a community hospital, for example, a doctor revealed that a patient’s visitor assaulted him in the parking lot after the patient passed away. He experienced long-term emotional trauma from the experience, but never discussed it with anyone at work. It is imperative that employers develop procedures that encourage employees to discuss these type of situations. … [Read more...] about New California Healthcare Workplace Safety Prevention Regulation Effective April 1, 2017
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The Board of Appeal found that there is no evidence to justify the examiner’s conclusion that beers are suitable for detoxifying the body and can be used accordingly. It further stated that even the examiner itself did not elaborate on this point. Beer is neither known to the relevant public as a household remedy against poisoning, nor is it sold in drugstores, health food stores or pharmacies as a resource available for healthcare. Detoxification generally means a reduction of toxicity in the body, i.e. a process is set in motion leading to the removal of toxins. It is unclear in what manner the consumption of beer, whether alcoholic or not, could cause such a detoxification of the body. Therefore, there is no factual link between the term DETOX and “beers” which could lead the consumers to believe that the word DETOX is an indicator of a characteristic of “beers”. Thus, the rejection of the application based on Article 7 (1)(c) CTMR was unfounded. … [Read more...] about OHIM: DETOX Is Not Descriptive For The Characteristics Of “Beers”
But that hasn’t stopped other politicians from trying to revive the idea. In September, Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., introduced a resolution that would mandate random drug testing for members of Congress and the Senate, saying that it was only fair since blue-collar workers were often subjected to random screenings. Though the legislation went nowhere and was quickly dismissed as a stunt, Higgins insisted that wasn’t the case, and that he genuinely believed that Congress should be “reflective of the people” and held to the same standards as other industries. … [Read more...] about Rival politicians accused each other of using drugs. The result was a showdown at a urinalysis lab.
More than six months later, he said he's still off drugs. With sobriety, his skin cleared and he put on 20 pounds. When his friends got back in touch, he refused their drugs. He tried to rekindle his relationship with his ex-wife, but she was pregnant with her new husband's child. … [Read more...] about Electronic implants studied for treatment of drug addition
A small, dedicated team has been quietly saving thousands of men and women from a life of drink and drugs—and death—in a secluded back street in London’s East End. They lost count of the numbers after the first 10,000. MP Jim Fitzpatrick meets Francis Grisales who is rescovering from alcoholism … [Read more...] about East End detox centre opens door to reveal how it saves thousands