Federation of Bakers launches revised flour dust guidance

first_imgSource: Getty ImagesThe Federation of Bakers (FOB) has published revised guidance on dust control in bakeries.Called Dust Control and Health Surveillance in Bakeries, it addresses what the Federation describes as one of the most significant occupational health risks in the bakery industry – respiratory exposure to flour and other ingredient dusts.The review was carried out by the FOB Health & Safety Committee, which includes representatives from all sectors of the bakery industry including the Craft Bakers and Scottish Bakers.The ‘blue book’ first appeared in the 1980s and was last revised in 2008. It has now been updated again and reissued as a PDF download available from the Federation’s website.It provides information and advice for bakers and others working in the food manufacturing industry which, if followed, will help them reduce risk arising from employee exposure to flour and other ingredient dusts, said FOB.Following the guidance will also help employers in the industry meet their duty of care for employees and contribute to ensuring health and safety compliance, it added. In particular, the guidance provides advice on how to assess dust levels in the workplace and outlines a range of practical measures which can be taken to reduce dust exposures as low as reasonably practicable.“I am sure that as before the revised guidance will be read and used throughout the baking and wider food industry,” said FOB chief executive Gordon Polson.“I would like to thank all members of the FHSC who have given many hours of their time to the review of this essential industry guidance.”The Federation represents the UK’s largest baking companies who manufacture sliced and wrapped bread, bakery snacks and other bread products. Its members include: Fine Lady Bakeries, Jackson’s Bakery, Roberts Bakery and Warburtons.To find out more about the dangers dust can present in a bakery, read our feature: ‘Dust: a danger that can’t be ignored’.last_img read more

Exciting Special Guest Singers Announced For Tonight’s All-Star Prince Tribute

first_imgTonight at Brooklyn’s The Hall at MP, a special tribute to Prince will take place with a house band that consists of Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), Marcus Rezak (Stratosphere All-Stars), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), and Louis Cato (Late Show With Stephen Colbert). The show will now feature an incredible horn section, with James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Roots, Wyclef Jean & more), and Ian Gray (Swift Technique) will be adding brass flare.It has just been announced that Con Brio’s Ziek McCarter, Mayteana Morales of The Pimps of Joytime, Hayley Jane of Hayley Jane and the Primates, and Nephrok of the Nephrok All-Stars will be sharing vocal duties throughout the night in this very special tribute. Ziek McCartner recently fronted Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe for a Prince tribute in New Orleans, and all four singers are eager to perform selections from the Purple One’s iconic catalog.Doors for the event open at 10pm with a set from DJ Logic, followed by the very special set of Prince songs. You can find tickets for the show by heading HERE.Karl Denson w/ Con Brio’s Ziek McCarter performing “Head” on Jam Cruise:Full Lineup:Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits)Mike Greenfield (Lotus)Louis Cato (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) Marcus Rezak (Stratosphere All-Stars)James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band)Ian Gray (Swift Technique)Nephrok! (The Nephrok! Allstars)Hayley Jane (Hayley Jane and the Primates)Mayteana Morales (Pimps of Joytime)Ziek McCarter (Con Brio)Opener: DJ Logiclast_img read more

MAKI demands Firli’s demotion if found guilty of ethics violation

first_imgAn antigraft watchdog has urged the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Supervisory Council to demote chairman Firli Bahuri if he is proven to have violated the KPK’s code of ethics with his alleged “hedonistic lifestyle”.The Indonesian Anti-Corruption Community (MAKI) filed a report against Firli for using a private helicopter to take a personal trip from Palembang, North Sumatra, to his hometown of Baturaja in the same province in June.“If he violated the KPK code of ethics, he should be demoted to deputy chairman,” MAKI coordinator Boyamin Saiman said during a hearing on the case on Tuesday. Topics : Boyamin said the council had asked him to prove MAKI’s complaints, including details on the alleged helicopter ride and a photograph of Firli without a face mask and therefore, violating, COVID-19 health protocols.He claimed that based on the registration number, the helicopter had been used by a “high-ranking official” on a trip from Surakarta, Central Java, to Semarang in the same province in 2015. He also refuted Firli’s previous claim that had taken a helicopter to save time, saying that a trip from Palembang to Baturaja would take three to four and a half hours by road.During the hearing, Boyamin also that Firli claimed he paid for the helicopter service with his own money after previous concerns that the ride, estimated to cost up to US$1,400 an hour, was an illicit gift given by another party.Firli declined to answer reporters’ questions after the hearing, saying he had given all the necessary information to the supervisory council.He had denied the alleged ethical violations on Monday, claiming he had taken the helicopter to support his work and not for personal use. He added that he made enough money to pay for the ride.Based on a 2015 government regulation on the financial, protocols and security rights of KPK commissioners, the chairman of the antigraft agency earns a total salary of Rp 123.93 million (US$  8,449) per month, including allowances.Tumpak and other council members were not immediately available for comment regarding the hearing.Boyamin also expressed his appreciation of the supervisory council for swiftly handling the complaint, adding that prior to its establishment in 2019, the KPK’s internal supervisory unit could take more than a year to follow up on reports of ethics violations.center_img The helicopter trip, he argued, indicated Firli’s “hedonistic lifestyle” and went against KPK rules prohibiting its leaders from indulging in luxury.In addition to hearing Boyamin’s testimony, council members also summoned Firli to provide an explanation.Supervisory council chairman Tumpak Hatorangan Panggabean led the hearing.Read also: ‘My salary is enough to rent a helicopter’: KPK chair Firli Bahuri denies violating ethicslast_img read more