* Posts by GilesO

1 post • joined 14 Jun 2018

BOFH: Their bright orange plumage warns other species, 'Back off! I'm dangerous!'

GilesO

Best H&S advice

Ultimate respect for those who do H&S properly...

I once had a member of staff who worried that her time spent in front of a VDU would harm her unborn child. I consulted our H&S manager who replied "What? Send her home to spend her days in front of the TV? Less risk here. laddie" (I was a young and relatively inexperienced manager then).

On many years of reflection, he was probably humorously and technically correct - flat screen VDU, full annual emissions checks (public sector, natch) and a desk shielding the baby. Whereas at home - big, buzzy 28" cathode ray behemoth.

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