The purpose of performance management is to enable people to perform at their best under all conditions.
An individuals performance is never really static, there is a continuum. The purpose is to drive performance and it is the approach that will determine the effectiveness.
I have trained and coached hundreds of leaders in the art of performance management from the day to day direction, reviews, corrective actions, and terminations of their reports. My strategy is not only effective but simple when
Establish clear expectations and gain an understanding of the employee of what is expected and what happens if expectations are not met.
I encourage leaders to have one so the worker has the opportunity to bring forth challenges or any roadblocks.
Address problems away. There shouldn’t be any surprises when it comes to performance than it is later and it’s much easier to correct course ancient.
Hold individuals accountable. It is much simpler than if they haven’t if clear expectations are set.
Documentation is everything, always follow up with the person so you’ve got a listing of what has been discussed in writing. This will make things much easier if things don’t improve.
Follow the process when it comes to actions, don’t skip steps unless it’s warranted.
There is not any reason to raise your voice or make a judgment about the individual’s character. Bear in mind that the purpose is to improve performance.
A situation can turn and protect you if things do not work out, when done correctly.
If you are looking for help, need advice or advice regarding performance management, creating policies, processes or training contact me. I have developed many resources over my 20 years and I am always willing to share what I have and know. Being a leader is an ongoing process and being able to work through performance issues is only one aspect of what leaders will need to do, but it is crucial to the achievement of company, the individual and the leader.
If you’ve read my (numerous!) Surety articles on the internet, you may think bonds are. While this is true, I do have ideas on other subjects and here is one which has me worried: Cyber Security.
The threats are all around us: Phishing, hacking, denial of service attacks, identity theft, viruses and credit card fraud. It is clear that the guys won’t ever let up, never stop looking for ways to take advantage of people – unless we do something dramatic to thwart them eternally.
So here they are, solutions that are cheap or FREE! That will help protect you, your privacy and your assets.
Protect Your Data
What if they lose your information, sell it or they get hacked?! Here is a solution that will protect your passwords, account numbers and other valuable info, prevent all web and email scams and ensure that you have complete access to all your info, all the time.
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This security solution is known as a”Pocket Notepad.” Here is how it works.
You write down all of your stuff that is important you set the notepad.
Whenever you go fishing no hacking, no phishing, and you can take it with you. Totally portable!
Credit Card Fraud
So many ways for thieves to get your info. They use skimmers to read your data. There is malware, net scams and choosing through your trash.
This solution is known as”Cash.”
Money is paper money and coins issued by the authorities. You can use it to purchase anything, and it is accepted everywhere. Pay with Cash and never worry again about unauthorized access to your account.
Facebook and other social network platforms gather your data – what? There is not any way to predict who may have access and then misuse it.
Our security solution is another Free one! This will protect your info on the internet from abuse or attack. You will have the ability to pursue new relationships as you do with your current social media and maintain current friendships.
In actuality, this solution goes much farther! It enables an enhanced level of communication in which you not can see the person in real time, and really touch them! It is called”Talking.” Insane!
This is a concept that’s been used successfully for thousands of years. It is tried and proven – and it could work for you, too.
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Waste is any residue that is potentially dangerous for animal or human health, such as:
• human pathological waste: body parts, organs, and all human cells
• animal waste: body parts and all animal carcasses
Sharps waste: sharp medical utensils such as scalpels, needles, glass slides glass pipettes, broken glass which were contaminated with potentially infectious material.
To help laboratories and health care operators navigate through the rigorous legislation on hazardous waste disposal, the Department of Health has generated the following classification:
It’s non-clinical waste that’s non-infectious and doesn’t contain chemical or pharmaceutical substances, but may be disagreeable.
You must segregate and rubbish that is combined and healthcare offensive residues.
If you have produced more than 7kg of civil atomic byproducts, or have more than one bag in a set period, you must segregate it from any mixed municipal waste.
If you’ve made less, you can eliminate your municipal offensive waste in your mixed municipal waste (‘black bag’).
Plaster and wastes
Plaster byproducts are non-infectious. It should be kept separately from any plaster waste that’s infectious, which should be put in the bagged infectious waste stream.
If it’s any of the following A medication is considered to be cytostatic or cytotoxic for classification purposes:
• acutely toxic
Sharps and related byproducts
The disposal of sharps is determined by the contamination that was medicinal. To guarantee compliance with the Hazardous Waste Regulations the segregation and storage of sharps in colour coded bins and special containers is essential.
• Orange bins-For the storage and disposal of sharps not containing or contaminated with medicines, such as sharps used for blood samples and acupuncture
The storage and disposal of sharps contaminated with or containing medicines or anaesthetics
• Purple bins-For the disposal of sharps and medicines with contamination or contents
• Blue bins-For the disposal of out of date medications, used drug denaturing kits and items from use in the handling of pharmaceuticals such as boxes or bottles with residues, gloves, gloves, connecting tubes, syringe bodies and medication vials waste.
Waste from theatres requires containment that is special and must be stored, transported and disposed of as hazardous waste to ensure that there’s not any threat to human health or to the environment.
Anatomical waste includes:
• Body parts
• Blood bags and blood preserves
Laboratory photochemicals and chemicals
Hazardous chemical waste-includes:
• Wastes classified as’hazardous’ in The Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 amended 2016 (Schedules 1 and 2) or in The European Waste Catalogue (EWC)’List of Wastes’.
Any health care equipment or other equipment (such as gloves, towels, used bandages and dressings, tubes) that come into contact with hazardous materials and consequently exhibit more than trace elements of these materials are themselves also classified as hazardous waste.
The Environmental Protection Act includes a’Duty of Care’ which requires all persons involved in the handling of waste to take measures to ensure that:
• Waste treated is kept, deposited or disposed of in accordance with a waste management licence or authorisation;
• Waste doesn’t escape from the holder’s control;
• Waste is just transferred to authorised persons like waste carriers or licensed disposal operations permitted to accept that type of waste;
• All transfers / movements of the waste have been accompanied by an adequate written description of the waste which will allow waste to be identified and subsequently handled.
Specialist laboratory waste disposal services are offered by all Waste Matters from commercial labs to universities, colleges and schools, to an extensive client base throughout the UK.
From our waste management facility site in Kent, we can offer collection service and a tailored laboratory waste disposal of laboratory waste and any unwanted chemicals.
We gather with our own vehicles and the Environment Agency frequently inspects our laboratory waste disposal facility.
This is essential in providing our clients with peace of mind and ensuring that the lab waste is treated in-keeping and exceeding all guidelines.
Biohazardous waste is any biological residue That’s potentially dangerous for animal or human health, such as:
• human waste: all tissues, organs, and body parts
• animal waste: all animal carcasses and body parts
• microbiological waste: lab byproducts containing infectious agents (including lost specimen cultures, stocks of etiologic agents, discarded live and attenuated viruses, wastes from the production of biologicals and serums, disposable culture dishes, and devices used to transfer, inoculate and mix cultures)
Sharps waste: sharp utensils such as scalpels, needles, glass slides, lancets, glass pipettes, broken glass that have been contaminated with potentially infectious material.
To help healthcare operators and laboratories navigate through the strict legislation on waste disposal, the Department of Health has created the following classification:
It is non-clinical waste thatdoesn’t contain chemical or pharmaceutical substances and’s non-infectious, but might be unpleasant.
You have to segregate and rubbish that is combined and healthcare offensive residues.
If you have produced over 7kg of civil atomic byproducts, or have more than one bag in a collection period, you need to segregate it from any mixed municipal waste.
If you have produced less, you can dispose of your municipal offensive waste in your mixed municipal waste (‘black bag’).
Plaster and wastes
Most plaster byproducts are non-infectious. It should be kept separately from any plaster waste that’s infectious, which should be put in the bagged infectious clinical waste stream.
If it is any of the following, A medication is considered to be cytostatic or cytotoxic for classification purposes:
• acutely toxic
• toxic for reproduction
Sharps and byproducts
The use of sharps is determined by the medicinal contamination. To ensure compliance with storage of sharps in colour coded bins and the Hazardous Waste Regulations the right segregation and containers is essential.
• Orange bins-For the storage and disposal of sharps not containing or contaminated with medicines, like sharps used for acupuncture and blood samples
The storage and disposal of sharps contaminated with or containing medicines or anaesthetics
• Purple bins-For the disposal of medications and sharps with Cyto-static or Cyto-toxic contents or contamination
• Blue bins-For the disposal of out of date medications, medication denaturing kits that are used and items from use of pharmaceuticals such as boxes or bottles with medication vials and residues, gloves, gloves, connecting tubes, syringe bodies waste.
Anatomical waste from operating theatres requires containment and must be stored, transported and disposed of as hazardous waste to ensure that there is no threat to human health or to the environment.
• Body parts
• Blood bags and blood preserves
Laboratory chemicals and photochemicals
• Wastes classified as’hazardous’ at The Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 amended 2016 (Schedules 1 and 2) or at The European Waste Catalogue (EWC)’List of Wastes’.
Any health care supplies or other equipment (such as gloves, towels, used bandages and dressings, tubes) that have come into contact with hazardous materials and consequently display more than trace elements of those materials are also classified as toxic waste.
The Environmental Protection Act includes a’Duty of Care’ which requires all persons involved in the handling of waste, including manufacturers, to take measures to ensure that:
• Waste treated, is kept, deposited or disposed of in accordance with a waste management licence or authorisation;
• Waste does not escape from the holder’s control;
• Waste is transferred to persons such as disposal operations allowed to take that type of waste or registered waste carriers;
• All transfers / movements of the waste are accompanied by an adequate description of the waste that will allow waste handled correctly and then to be identified.
Specialist laboratory waste disposal services are offered by all Waste Matters from labs to universities, colleges and schools, to a broad customer base throughout the UK.
From our licensed waste management facility site in Kent, we can offer a tailored lab waste disposal and collection service of laboratory waste and any chemicals.
We gather with our vehicles and our laboratory waste disposal facility that is licensed is inspected by the Environment Agency.
This is vital in providing our clients with peace of mind and ensuring that the lab waste is treated in-keeping and exceeding all guidelines.
There are reasons to use high visibility clothing. The world we live in today is revolutionized with much happening in terms of technology, industry and scientific discoveries. This creates the security of the worker that is modern the main priority of a company. Without protective, reflective clothing, gear and uniforms, by way of example, no worker would feel secure in an industrial setting. Without measures undertaken, the employee will not really feel safe and accidents do occur in the workplace, especially. For the safety of everyone, security regimens and protocols are prioritized and enforced Regardless.
So proper procedures are followed for maintaining the main asset of any company safe; the worker no occupation is risk-free from the industrial sector. For instance workers who renovate and repair damaged roads are exposed to dangers like speeding bikes, cars, buses and trucks. A worker could lose their life at work if it weren’t for high visibility clothes. Aside from the workman’s family’s angst and despair, the government would hit back on the business for not taking the step to keep the worker safe in the first place. The protection that is necessary on the job for workers is not only a good idea, it’s the law!
In the reflective jacket, many workers would complain that its unbearable in warm weather. For them, there are all sorts of alternatives like vests and t-shirts which make without becoming tired with the heat and work them prominent whilst working. It’s always highly suggested to drink a lot of water and if it’s a hazardous environment, never compromise on the garments that would prevent accidents or disasters due to poor visibility while in their shifts.
The choice may save lives and it can make a difference in job circumstances that are perilous. This may be the only thing at the work site that keeps professionals from being hurt or becoming hurt.
There are a number of benefits for a company or business that will create a huge impact on it in the long term. These are as follows:
The final point is considered ultra beneficial for the business. If the regular employee is satisfied, stats have shown, their productivity levels serve and increase the business in an way that improves production and operations smoothness. Other factors also contribute to attitude towards heightened self-esteem employer and better performance even in tasks that are unsafe and the situation like amplified devotion.
Aquaculture sector, primarily those of Limnoculture (Freshwater fishes) and Vannamei culture (Freshwater shrimps) extensively use disinfectants in their farms for bio-security in addition to routine cleaning processes. They’re utilized to inactivate microbes that were potential on gear surface, tanks, ponds and clothes. They are also utilised to disinfect gametes ova. Disinfectants are essential during decontamination operations following the outbreak of notifiable diseases like Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA), Spring Viraemia of Carp (SVC) or Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia (VHS) etc.. Regardless of widespread and effective use of disinfectants, several contributing factors greatly determine the criterion for their choice and application.
Disinfectants mostly contain blend of stabilizers and compounds that could have compositions or broad spectrum program of chemicals for target pathogens. Chemical disinfection of water and equipments is a task due in natural waters as well as to impacts of the reagents themselves and the after effects, both in the aquaculture system. The requirement gradually shifted nontoxic cost disinfectants; those who pathogens can’t adapt to or develop resistance. The best choice for this is using Oxidizing Disinfectants. These are chemicals that indifferently oxidize organic matter in water. Thus their mode of disinfection is oxidation of cell membrane pathogen cell wall and cytoplasm. As an efficient aquaculture disinfectant, Peroxides, particularly in the form of Silver Hydrogen Peroxide has found widespread application of all oxidizing agents’ kinds.
The disinfectant properties of H2O2 applied and have been popularly discussed in recent years. Synergized with nano-silver, the stabilized AgH2O2 is an excellent disinfectant that is active over a wide spectrum of microscopic in addition to macroscopic pathogens. Its flexibility as a pathogen cleaner and dirt remover makes it an ideal choice for disinfecting water tanks, little ponds and incubation chambers. It is most suitable for application in tanks and ponds as well as gear disinfection with or without water. Its toxicity towards greater aquatic fauna makes it perfect through spread of diseases within the aquarium systems for treatment.
Silver stabilized H2O2 at even low concentrations have disinfecting properties from a wide array of pathogens compared to identical concentrations of disinfectants. Additionally, H2O2 has no toxicity towards cultivated fish and fish eggs. It quickly degrades releasing oxygen that kills the germs leaving no residue. It is non corrosive to tank materials and price friendly. Moreover, Silver itself has by attacking bacterial DNA material certain properties.
Required Property How AgH2O2 tallies
Wide spectrum antibacterial activity Effective against all kinds of mould, viruses, yeast, bacteria and spore formers
Low toxicity and formula
Low toxicity and non-residue formula
• Has no toxic effect in its diluted state
• Environmentally friendly – almost 100% degradable breaking down to oxygen and water Stable and non corrosive
• Highly effective over long periods even at very high water temperatures
• Low corrosive effect
Did you know that you could reap as much as Ksh 100000 a month doing berry mulch?
Berries that is planted by the majority of farmers in Kenya’s category is the Chandler type the plant is simple to manage, produces fruits which are tastier and more juicy and as it is fast growing. The seedlings may be expensive but there’s a way round this since you can propagate a few seedlings to get more seedlings to plant on their farming space.
The seedlings arrive in the form of splits that could cost at least Ksh 15/per split that you can obtain from Kalro Njoro/Thika, Horticulture directorate or Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils (Egerton University). These institutions create quality planting materials.
To begin with, this variety of strawberry isn’t so choosy with soils, it may do well both in clay soils and red volcanic soils provided you treat the soil well before planting and add enough organic manure(Chicken refuse, rabbit pee and/or plant manure. Manure which is excellent for high dressing can be used in later phases of the plant growth.
The seedlings should be planted at the end of the Rainy season and incorporation of a good drip irrigation system on your little piece of land is vital for better results. The plant has shallow roots and therefore water is survival element that is critical.
Boost the soil in your piece of land into beds that run parallel to each 60 centimeters. Make sure that there is a 30 cm distance from one while planting.
Areas that get sunlight are reactive with frost.
Of these flowers, pinch Throughout the season of flower production to ensure the season to better berry production.
As the plant grows 2 cm above the floor to help control 15, introduce mulch.
Kelthane diaznon and other acaracides and pesticides can help control pests and diseases.
When the top of the berries are red, harvest. It will not last ripening as other fruits, once picked out. Note that you shouldn’t wash or allow contact with water into the berries unless you are ready to eat. Picking the fruit during morning hours increases shelf life.
Make certain you have a ready market before the harvesting interval reaches, because the fruit is perishable.
The direct community could be a fantastic place to get started marketing your strawberries. Restaurants, fruit shops and other users such as cake makers are also buyers of strawberries in Kenya. Industries which produce food flavors, jam etc, natural flavored yogurt purchase strawberries.
For more of a practical approach to this type of farming, please fee free to check out this Mkulima ni Ujuzi YouTube Channel’s 4th Episode where a couple in Ruai explain their experience . Success!
In many places areas around the world, LED is altering farming is done. In Japan, there are restaurants that grow their own greens indoors using LED grow lights. In the usa, there are farms which grow greens exclusively indoors using LED lamps. Greens increased with LED lights are said to grow allowing more food to be grown quicker.
It makes sense, plants grown outside are subject to insects, the weather and physical trauma. While plants grown inside are shielded from the weather and insects. In fact, growers can tightly control the amount of temperatures and light that the plants grow in, making every plant grow in the conditions.
This shift in agricultural production, which has been years in the making is only possible through the advancements of LED lighting. LED’s are tiny compared to traditional lighting options. They don’t burn hot unlike traditional lighting, which makes them safer. They are also more durable, lessening the amount of maintenance needed from lights that are broken. They give off light with power, saving users in the process enormous sum of money. LED’s can also be controlled with automatic or a computer with technology. It makes sense that LED’s, when put to use in agriculture would result in tremendous progress in the ability to cultivate food.
Some of the advantages of using LED lights for growing plants are environmental. LED’s are much more eco-friendly that lights. Plus since insects and disease are not an issue for plants grown inside, this permits the plants to be grown without the usage of dangerous chemical pesticides that enter the environment and our bodies. They only require a fraction of fertilizer, the water and land plus are less vulnerable to climate change’s effects.
LED’s have been around quite a long time, since the 1970’s, but back then they were not in widespread use and were a relatively new technology they were quite expensive. However there are factories producing LED’s for just about every application you can think of. This means the costs have dropped, even to under lighting options and therefore LED’s are here to stay in home, industrial and commercial applications.
Performance, Technical Data, Features, Comparisons, History – a review.
Although Carroll Shelby discontinued importing cars from AC in the UK in 1967, AC Cars continued to create the AC convertible with coil spring suspension, non flared wings, and powered by the small block Ford 289 V8 engine.
Throughout Europe, it was marketed designated the AC 289 sports car until production.
In 1982, the AC 289 continued to be constructed by Autokraft, an AC Cobra parts supplier, and has been renamed the Autokraft Mark 4.
Following litigation by Carroll Shelby, production ended, but resumed in 1987 in a joint venture between Ford and AC the Mark 4 was renamed the AC Mark 4, and powered by the 302 ci Ford V8 engine.
In 1990, a version was introduced with output increased to 370 bhp removing the catalytic converter, and by using an aluminum head, a single Holley 4-barrrel carburettor.
Production of both variants finished in 1996 when a combined total of 480 units were built.
With new management, AC Cars was restructured in 1996 and the company launched two cars with body styling similar to that of the Cobra.
The first was powered by a supercharged 302 ci Ford V8 engine, and that the Superblower, having an aluminum body , developing 320 bhp.
Another was a more keenly priced automobile called the Carbon Road Series (CRS), with a carbon fibre body, and a detuned 302 ci Ford V8 engine developing 225 bhp.
37 CRS’s and 22 Superblowers had been built when production ended in 2001.
The first pre-production AC Cobra 260 sports car had 655 of the block 289’s and 260 were built, which meant that the one could have been CSX2655 a chassis number CSX2000 and, in total.
In 1965, the layout of the chassis happened, and involved strengthening, and replacement of the leaf springs with all around coil spring suspension.
The chassis number of the first Mark 3 AC Cobra, with chassis and the 427 engine, was CSX3000.
Since, by 1967, when production of the 427 Cobra finished, a total of 344 units were built, which meant that the unit could have been CSX3344.
With the unit designated CSX4000, the 427 Cobra was reborn, From the late 1980’s.
The new set of the iconic model was given the name”Continuation Cobra”.
These”Continuation” sports cars were originally constructed in Las Vegas, and sanctioned by the Shelby organisation.
The idea was to recreate the 1960’s icon, but with latter day additions.
It was to continue on where production of the 427 S/C that is final finished, which was around CSX3560, and was the 427 S/C Shelby Continuation Cobra which was in demand.
In 1996, the first sports car that was CSX4000 used a chassis constructed by McCluskey Limited, together with the produced components, and rebuilt Ford V8 engines.
Continuation Cobras’ majority were built with fibreglass bodies, although some were ordered with bodies made from aluminum, and even carbon fibre.
Since 2009, 427 Cobras and Continuation 289 were built by AC Heritage in the United Kingdom, under permit to AC.
In 1965, AC produced only 19 rolling chassis for the 427 Competition Cobra, and two of these, CSX3303 and CSX3015, were modified with the addition of 2 Paxton superchargers to develop 800 bhp.
The 427 Supersnake was built to be a street.
Only two Supersnakes were built, and Carroll Shelby kept CSX3015, whilst CSX3303 was introduced by him to his friend Bill Cosby.
The Ferrari F430 – A close look at this Sport car’s performance, used prices, technical data, features history
The six year production run of the Ferrari 360 sports car came to an end in 2005.
However, the two seater, its successor, mid-engined, Ferrari F430 was waiting in the wings, and was launched at the Paris Motor Show. The entry level version had a price tag of nearly $187,000.
The F430 styling by Pininfarina had increased down force compared with the bumper.
Air flow deflectors were added to the back to increase the ground impact, so adding to the down force.
There were two air intakes at the front linked to a different spoiler channelling air to.
However, even with these additions, the total drag coefficient remained unchanged.
The end result was that the car had an look different.
It had been fitted all around, which were composed of a metal whose components produced improvements in heat dissipation under heavy or prolonged braking.
As an additional that was optioanal, composite discs, with attributes that were more, were offered as an alternative.
The F430 sports car employed a computer slip differential unit which controlled the allocation of power with road conditions.
This feature was a part of the Manettino monitoring system, where by the driver could Choose the control attribute iportant at that moment in time, for example:
Electronically tracking the suspension settings and traction control
Alter the rate of the F1-style gearbox
Adjust throttle response
It was available on both F1-style paddle shift or manual six speed gearbox versions.
The electronic differential E-Diff had been used in racers for several years and, when cornering on the course, it ensured grip, so preventing wheel spin.
The five-setting Manettino switch was utilized in racing, and both the red starter button and it were positioned on the steering wheel.
The F430 used 19 inch wheels, and has been fitted with Goodyear tyres specific to the car.
Unlike the 360, the inside of the sports car that was F430 was created to contain features and necessary conveniences, which was a part of a minimalist approach that was new by Ferrari.
The car featured an aluminium body, chassis and engine, whilst the cockpit area had been improved, and provided levels of passenger comfort, with sufficient space behind the seats for essentials that were necessary.
The 360 was the Ferrari V8 engine to be based on the design first enunciated with the race motors of the 1950’s.
After Ferrari’s purchase of Maserati, the company designed a 4.2 litre, V8 engine especially for Maserati.
This was subsequently increased to 4.3 litre, with a stroke, which enabled it to rev higher.
Compared with the 360 engine, this represented a 22% increase in output, and more torque.
Furthermore, it was fitted with a crankshaft, pistons, and rods that were con.
Despite the fact that the engine capacity was increased by 0.5 litre, it was only 4 kg heavier, and was actually slightly smaller, which increased its versatility.
Typical opponents of the Ferrari F430 sports car included the Porsche 997 Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo, and Ascari KZ-1. Ferrari performance:
SPORTS CARS FOR SALE
A Ferrari F430 sports car in good condition would fetch around $120,000, whilst an example in excellent condition could command around $150,000.