Ban recycling boxes to protect binmen, say occupational health experts – David Thomas

Waste collection systems used throughout the UK could be causing significant long-term musculoskeletal issues for workers, research has shown.

This project which has been reported in ‘The Telegraph’
Occupational safety and health of refuse workers. The work which has been undertaken over the last 4 years has recently been published by the  Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

Dr David Thomas, an Academic Portfolio Lead in the School of Design at the University of Greenwich and a Member of IOSH’s Environmental and Waste Management Group Committee said:

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How does a university theatre become civic centred?

Empowering Community Voices – is a programme of activity which asks the question – how does a university theatre become civic centred?  It has seen music, song spoken word and rap workshops take place over 8 weeks run by community partners, Galeforce Productions Universal Ltd and the Romel Foundation.

This culminates In a community performance on the 8th June, which also includes a performance by Serwah O’Neill a graduating Drama student, on the experience of being mixed-race.  The weekend of the 8th and 9th also sees 12 young people, who have experience of the care system, use verbatim Drama techniques to share their lived experiences.

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Sandra Vaiciulyte Winner of Fire Safety Hackathon first prize

Sandra as member of a team of 5 won a first prize (£2000) at
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for their idea that they called a Strategic Lifetime Decision-maker (SLTD)

Strategic Lifetime Decision-maker (SLTD) which is a multi-objective optimisation tool for fire safety in buildings.
A hackathon-based workshop to finalise proposed solutions and presentations is now due to take place on 22-23 May 2019 – again at IET London: Savoy Place. This free event will bring together industry experts, building owners, tech start-ups, coders and developers with the aim of creating new fire safety solutions that could radically change the face of fire safety in the UK and around the world.

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