Problems Plaguing Occupational Health

Our health has always been one of our priorities since birth. You won’t be able to enjoy the many beautiful things in life if you are weak and sickly. Even if you are not that rich, having a healthy body is a blessing in itself. Yet as we live our lives, it is inevitable for us to get sick and succumb to whatever disease or injury that may befall us in our day-to-day lives no matter how careful we are in everything we do. It is a risk we all face each day. But some risks are higher especially when you are exposed to more dangerous things like complex and equally dangerous equipment and machinery often found in big manufacturing plants.

Occupational health may not be as intriguing or as glamorous as other aspects of healthcare but it is just as important. Workers are exposed to certain risks depending on the industry they are in and the type of work they personally do. It is why workers are protected at work by ensuring that occupational health precautions are put in place and practiced by everyone in the work area or risk facing the hazards that are expected in your practice. Companies even hire medical professionals to ensure that someone trained and qualified can attend to the medical needs of workers when doing their jobs.

On 10 May, a joint event run by the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) and the

The Woes Of Organizing Events

People couldn’t care any less of events organizing in the past. The main attraction, in any event, is the food aside from the host/s and it still is actually but people now prefer to add some more glamour and drama to the physical set-up of a place rather than just putting a table in the middle and smack food right on it when the event starts. Others would go to great lengths and hire singers, bands, or even clowns for kiddie birthday parties to liven up the atmosphere. Event organizing is a growing lucrative industry as more people won’t hesitate in spending more to make an impact on an occasion they are celebrating like weddings where each moment is captured and preserved in time. This is especially significant at a time when the web and social media rules and everyone are more available online than they are offline.

Your event can easily be the talk of the town in a matter of seconds and you can become an instant star if you were able to deliver a really positive experience to your guests. In order to do that, you need to pay attention to all the little details, whether it is a wedding, birthday party, christening, debut, to formal meetings and conferences or any type of event that needs organizing. That’s where events organizers excel the most and they often deliver that otherworldly experience you are looking for, whatever your …

Bitcoins: The New Gold Rush

Human beings are always on the lookout for the next big thing in life. We don’t just settle for second-rate items or luxuries because we only want the best our money can afford. Although we don’t always get what we want, it gives us more reason to work harder and hope for a brighter future. If we want to uplift our lives, we must be able to act timely on opportunities or forever miss our chance of experiencing something really great in our lives.

Knowing that we are now living in the digital age, it is safe to assume that the majority of the population is hooked on some sort of tech device in their day-to-day lives. We are a generation that can’t live without social media and the Internet – a far cry from the lives led by our parents and grandparents in the past. Yet, this is the reality of our times whatever part of the globe you may be living in. So, it no longer comes as a surprise that the new opportunities presented to us are also in the digital form. What am I talking about? Bitcoins.

With cryptocurrencies like bitcoin quadrupling in value this year alone, high frequency players are finding their way to the new Wild West of trading that some believe is in bubble territory. Proprietary trading firms are particularly well positioned to pursue cryptocurrency trading because they are in the

Cyber Criminals: A Threat To The Power Grid

Technology is crucial to how well we live our lives today. Think about times when there are power blackouts. Can you imagine your discomfort as you trudge on the next few hours devoid of power and all the modern conveniences you have grown accustomed to? It is interesting to note, though, that as we become highly dependent on these technologies we also gradually realize how fragile they are compared to digital crimes committed today. We can easily go powerless for days on end if cyber criminals manage to click on the right button and mess up an entire power grid’s operation.

And ironically, it isn’t just something we have randomly thought about but already a reality that has already happened in certain parts of the globe. In Europe, for instance, Ireland’s power grid was overtaken by cyber criminals. If it happened to them, it can also easily happen to any place here on earth, even in the United States. Cyber criminals manage to take down the impressive Irish engineering and infrastructure safety precautions, so it won’t be difficult for these hackers to do it again to a different power grid in a far away country and temporarily cripple an entire nation.

Two weeks ago it was cyberattacks on the Irish power grid. Last month it was a digital assault on U.S. energy companies, including a nuclear power plant. Back in December a Russian hack of a Vermont utility was

Work Culture: Why It Matters?

Once we reach adulthood, it is but inevitable for us to work. We need to earn our keep to survive and provide for our family. That is a reality we can’t escape until the day we eventually retire. Just as we choose our career path once we enter college, we also choose the type of work we end up doing for the rest of our lives. It may be confusing for some and they jump from one workplace to another without a clear purpose in life but you can’t really blame them. Just as you don’t get a Parenthood guide once you become parents, it’s basically the same thing with work – theory is different from practice.

While our classroom knowledge can give us that added push we need as we venture out on our career, the work culture in your office/institution/organization has a lot to do with how happy and productive an employee becomes at work. After all, it’s not all about work, work, work. All work and no play can make any man dull and sad. Today, you’ll notice that companies not only project a certain brand image but a specific work culture that defines them from all the rest. But why all the fuss all of a sudden when it wasn’t really a big issue in the past?

Recent research published by McKinsey suggests that many organizations view their culture as the biggest barrier to their