Failure to Prioritize Safety Costs Employer Sizable Fine

 
The apparent failure of prioritizing safety on the job has cost one Welsh employer a sizable fine.
 
 
Worker Pinned Against Wall by Three & One Half Ton Bus
 
According to information from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the scrap metal firm was levied with a fine, this in the wake of an employee suffering major injuries when a bus veered into him while it was being moved onto a truck in Merthyr Tydfil.
 
Clifford Evans, 49 from Fochriw, Caerphilly, found himself momentarily pinned against a wall prior to the bus swinging back again, leading to fractures to his pelvis and ribs.
 
As a result of the incident, Abba Scrap Metals Ltd was prosecuted by HSE following the incident at Penygarnddu Industrial Estate in December of 2011.
 
 
No Employees Had Received Training on Lifting Vehicles
 
Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates were told that workers at the company had been loading a three-and-a-half ton single-decker bus onto a low-loader truck, after salvaging parts from it, with the final plans for it to be moved to a scrap yard to be crushed.
 
Workers had planned to use an excavator to lift the front of the bus and a forklift truck to lift the rear, so that the low-loader could then reverse under it. As they lifted the front of the bus, using a pair of chains attached to the grab on the excavator, it swung outwards and hit Evans.
 
The court was informed the work had been badly planned and none of the employees involved had obtained training on lifting vehicles using chains. The company should not have allowed a worker to stand in a position where he was at risk of being pinned against a wall by the bus.
 
Abba Scrap Metals was fined $12,061 and ordered to pay $13,436 in costs once it had admitted a breach of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.
 
Speaking after the hearing, HSE Inspector Dean Baker noted, "Clifford Evans suffered painful fractures to his pelvis and ribs, but his injuries could easily have been more serious or even fatal. The bus could have been lifted by simply using the grab on the excavator, but the company over complicated it by using two vehicles and not positioning the chains safely.
 
"Had the work had been properly planned by Abba Scrap Metals, and had workers been given proper training on lifting vehicles, then the incident could have been avoided."
 
Author Michael B. Stack, CPA, Director of Operations, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is an expert in employer communication systems and part of the Amaxx team helping companies reduce their workers compensation costs by 20% to 50%. He is a writer, speaker, and website publisher.  www.reduceyourworkerscomp.com.  Contact: mstack@reduceyourworkerscomp.com.
 
©2013 Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved under International Copyright Law.

Do not use this information without independent verification. All state laws vary. You should consult with your insurance broker, attorney, or qualified professional about workers comp issues.

Shockingly Low Fine From Three Work Related Deaths

 

Potential Fine was $750,000
 
The $46,000 fine imposed on VLI Drilling in Greymouth, New Zealand recently for its failures at the Pike River mine is shockingly low, says the miners' union, the EPMU.
 
The company faced a potential fine of $750,000 over three charges relating to its failure to take all practicable steps to protect its employees' health and safety at the mine.
 
VLI, a subsidiary of Sydney-based Valley Longwall International, had Josh Ufer, 25, Ben Rockhouse, 21, and Joseph Dunbar, 17, down the mine at the time of the fatal explosion on November 19, 2010. It was Joseph Dunbar's first day at work.
 
 
Low Fine Sends the Wrong Signal
 
EPMU Director of Organizing Alan Clarence says the shockingly low fine sends the wrong signal.
 
"The EPMU shares the concerns of the Pike River families over the low level of the fine. This sends the wrong message to companies looking to cut corners on health and safety and is particularly concerning given the loss of life at the mine,” said Clarence. "VLI essentially contracted out its health and safety checks to Pike River, abdicating its most basic responsibilities as an employer. This is what happens when companies try to devolve their responsibility to provide a safe workplace by contracting out, and the result is New Zealand's unacceptably high rate of workplace deaths and injuries.
 
 
Government Needs To Ensure Proper Safety
 
Clarence added that the Government needs to ensure this kind of employment practice is not allowed again.
 
“It can do this by introducing worker-elected check inspectors to ensure safety checks are being done, and by strengthening the law to ensure companies cannot contract out of their health and safety responsibilities,” stated Clarence.
 
The EPMU is a democratic union representing 40,000 working New Zealanders across 11 industries.
 
 
Author Michael B. Stack, CPA, Director of Operations, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is an expert in employer communication systems and part of the Amaxx team helping companies reduce their workers compensation costs by 20% to 50%. He is a writer, speaker, and website publisher.  www.reduceyourworkerscomp.com. Contact: mstack@reduceyourworkerscomp.com.
 
©2012 Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved under International Copyright Law.

Do not use this information without independent verification. All state laws vary. You should consult with your insurance broker, attorney, or qualified professional about workers comp issues.

51 Years of Loud Noise Costs Employer

Exposed to Dangerous Noise Levels

 

A GMB (Britain’s general union) member who was exposed to dangerous levels of noise by his former employer has been compensated following help from Thompsons Solicitors.

 

According to Thompsons Solicitors, David Neall, 61, from Broughton has received $16,000 in damages after developing occupational tinnitus and hearing loss. Neall’s hearing became damaged while working for JB Weightmans, a vehicle body builders in Scunthrope from 1966 to 2005.

 

 

Hearing Protection Available, Not Enforced

 

His job included building platforms for trailers and the unsafe noise levels came from various tools being used. Hearing protection was provided in the 1980s but it wasn’t always available and use of it was not enforced until some years later.

 

Neall was diagnosed with deafness and tinnitus in both ears after going to his GP in March 2010. He became concerned, as he was no longer able to hear conversations and he had to have the television turned up loud. He must now wear a hearing aid in his left ear.

 

 

Settled Out of Court

 

After his diagnosis, Neall contacted the GMB, which instructed Thompsons Solicitors to investigate a claim for compensation.  Weightmans’ insurers admitted liability and Thompsons secured a settlement out of court.

 

Katrina Rowan from Thompsons Solicitors noted, “Hearing problems are often put down to getting older and people don’t always associate it with the work they were doing decades earlier. The responsibility of employers to provide protection against avoidable dangers at work – including excessive noise levels – is well known and there is no way to get round that.”

 

 

Author Michael B. Stack, CPADirector of Operations, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is an expert in employer communication systems and part of the Amaxx team helping companies reduce their workers compensation costs by 20% to 50%. He is a writer, speaker, and website publisher. www.reduceyourworkerscomp.com. Contact: mstack@reduceyourworkerscomp.com.


Do not use this information without independent verification. All state laws vary. You should consult with your insurance broker, attorney, or qualified professional about workers comp issues.

Employer Pays the Price for Pregnancy Discrimination

 

Discrimination During Pregnancy
 
An Irish consultant claimed her employer discriminated against her and dismissed her when she was pregnant, has been awarded $157,000 by the Equality Tribunal.
 
According to The Irish Times, it had awarded $157,000 to Claire Keenan, who took a case against former employer Stephen Kehoe, trading as Mortgage Cabin.
 
In evidence to the tribunal, Keenan stated she began working as a mortgage consultant for Kehoe in February 2005. She said she had become pregnant and told Kehoe, and was slated to go on maternity leave in July 2008.
 
 
Asked to Take Short Maternity Leave
 
She said another employee, referred to as Mr A, was hired early in 2008 to take on some of the workload. She claimed Kehoe told her he did not want her going on maternity leave and referred to a person he knew who had come back to work after only two months. She submitted that he asked her to take a shorter maternity break and asked her to work from home while on leave.
 
 
Let Go Before Returning From Leave
 
Keenan said she was subsequently told of financial difficulties by Kehoe, and eventually informed she was being made redundant as there was not enough work. She also claimed she had been offered a check for redundancy if she signed a form that the money was “in full and final settlement of all claims arising from the termination of employment”. She said she refused to sign and did not receive the check.
 
In his written submissions, Kehoe, who was not present for the hearing, claimed he had never asked about shorter maternity leave. He submitted that Keenan had asked him if she could work from home and that he told her she was not to do so as Mr A was to provide the cover while she was away.
 
The tribunal found in favor of Keenan in respect of discrimination and made the award of $157,000 due to 12 months’ remuneration.
 
 

Author Michael B. Stack, CPA, Director of Operations, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is an expert in employer communication systems and part of the Amaxx team helping companies reduce their workers compensation costs by 20% to 50%. He is a writer, speaker, and website publisher.  www.reduceyourworkerscomp.com Contact mstack@reduceyourworkerscomp.com

 

 


WORKERS COMP MANAGEMENT MANUAL:  www.WCManual.com

VIEW SAMPLES PAGES

MODIFIED DUTY CALCULATOR:  www.LowerWC.com/transitional-duty-cost-calculator.php

 

Do not use this information without independent verification. All state laws vary. You should consult with your insurance broker or agent about workers comp issues.

 

©2012 Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved under International Copyright Law. If you would like permission to reprint this material, contact us at: Info@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com.

Broken Collarbone, Cracked Rib, and 65,000 Dollar Fine Are Result of Poor Safety

 

Fined for Breaching Health and Safety Legislation
 
Winstone Pulp International (Winstone) of Tangiwai, New Zealand has been fined for breaching health and safety legislation, leaving a worker with a broken collarbone and cracked rib, according to the country’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
 
The company was ordered to pay a fine of $55,500 and reparation to the victim of $10,000 for the injury in which a worker was crushed between heavy pallets of wood.
 
 
Worker on Out-Feed Deck & Could Not Hear Siren Warning
 
The Ohakune District Court heard that at the time of the accident the worker was on the out-feed deck and could not hear the machine’s siren to warn of an approaching pallet and was crushed between a moving pallet and a stationary one.
 
“Winstone has been remiss in a number of ways when it comes to the safety of its employees,” said central region health and safety manager for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), Ona De Rooy.
 
 
Should have Been Adequate Staffing to Operate Machine
 
“There should have been adequate staffing to operate the stacker machine and the machine should have had a ‘dead man’ switch to prevent the stacker from automatically advancing the pallets. The victim should also have been trained to work on the machine if that was what he was required to do.
 
“This is an unacceptable example of an employer failing to take the steps required to keep their workers safe on the job. All too often employees are seriously injured at work, when it is their fundamental right to go home safely at the end of their working day,” De Rooy added.
 
 

Author Michael B. Stack, CPA, Director of Operations, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is an expert in employer communication systems and part of the Amaxx team helping companies reduce their workers compensation costs by 20% to 50%. He is a writer, speaker, and website publisher.  www.reduceyourworkerscomp.com Contact mstack@reduceyourworkerscomp.com

 

 


WORKERS COMP MANAGEMENT MANUAL:  www.WCManual.com

VIEW SAMPLES PAGES

MODIFIED DUTY CALCULATOR:  www.LowerWC.com/transitional-duty-cost-calculator.php

 

Do not use this information without independent verification. All state laws vary. You should consult with your insurance broker or agent about workers comp issues.

 

©2012 Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved under International Copyright Law. If you would like permission to reprint this material, contact us at: Info@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com.

You Can Run, But You Can Not Hide in Work Comp Fraud

Invididuals Who Try and Cheat the System Get Caught

 
The bottom line is that sooner or later authorities will catch up to those individuals who try and cheat the system.
 
According to a report from the Maine Employers Mutual Insurance Company (MEMIC), a Mount Desert man must repay more than $9,000 and spend two weeks in an alternative sentencing program after offering a guilty plea late last month to workers compensation fraud. [WCx]
 
House painter Jeremy Laurendeau, 35, pleaded guilty to a Class D misdemeanor of theft by deception and will now pay $9,141 as restitution.


Started with Legitimate Claim
 
The fraudulent scheme began in April 2010 when Laurendeau legitimately dislocated his shoulder on the job while working for A Team Painting of Bar Harbor. He did not return to work and a year-long recovery followed. Over the course of that year, he periodically denied any earnings when asked by MEMIC and collected full wage replacement benefits.


Tried to Prolong Injury, Collect Comp, and Work Second Job
 
Laurendeau’s crime was unwittingly undone by his father who also worked for A Team and who mentioned to the company’s owner that his son had been “doing some stuff” on the island. One small town a hired investigator later, Laurendeau was discovered working odd jobs at a large estate where he earned thousands of dollars for his work. During this time, he had continued to report to MEMIC that he had no other earnings while collecting full workers comp benefit. Subpoenaed payment records from the estate served as the final piece of incriminating evidence.

This is a great example of the slippery slope of insurance fraud. An injured worker fakes a prolonged recovery to continue collecting benefits, and then becomes tempted to make extra money on the side. They probably rationalize that as long as nobody knows, it’s okay,” said John Marr, senior vice president of claims at MEMIC. “But it’s not. Not to his employer. Not to the whole system that is linked financially to other business owners. Not to the honest injured workers who can suffer from the stigma of insurance fraud.” [WCx]

 
Jail time was not considered appropriate because Laurendeau has three young sons and painting and drywall skills that can be put to use helping nonprofit organizations, according to MEMIC.
 
He sustained a legitimate injury,” officials added “Early on; we had no reason to question the legitimacy of his claim.”
 
 

Author Michael B. Stack, CPA, Director of Operations, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is an expert in employer communication systems and part of the Amaxx team helping companies reduce their workers compensation costs by 20% to 50%. He is a writer, speaker, and website publisher.  www.reduceyourworkerscomp.com Contact mstack@reduceyourworkerscomp.com

 

 


WORKERS COMP MANAGEMENT MANUAL:  www.WCManual.com

VIEW SAMPLES PAGES

MODIFIED DUTY CALCULATOR:  www.LowerWC.com/transitional-duty-cost-calculator.php

 

Do not use this information without independent verification. All state laws vary. You should consult with your insurance broker or agent about workers comp issues.

 

©2012 Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved under International Copyright Law. If you would like permission to reprint this material, contact us at: Info@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com.

British Manufacturer Sentenced after Worker Has Hand Crushed

A British manufacturing firm has been sentenced after a worker's hand was crushed in a metal press at a St Helens factory, according to a report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
 
 
Barry Kelleher lost his little finger and part of the palm on his right hand as a result of the incident at Crane Building Services and Utilities. The 47-year-old from Leigh also needed two skin grafting operations.
 
 
The owner of the factory, Crane Ltd, was prosecuted by HSE after an investigation found the machine could still be operated when a workers hand was underneath the mould. Note:  Physical guards and light curtains generally prevent a workers hand from entering the pinch point area.
 
 
Knowsley Magistrates Court in Huyton was told the machine had been installed at the factory on Delta Road in St Helens in 1967, but had not been upgraded to comply with modern health and safety laws.
 
 
Kelleher does not remember the incident on Jan. 19, 2011, which occurred while he was using the press to mold metal parts, used by the gas industry.
 
 
However, the HSE investigation concluded that the most likely explanation is that he inadvertently pressed the foot pedal on the machine while his hand was under the mould.
 
 
Crane Ltd pleaded guilty to a breach of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 by failing to prevent workers from being able to access the dangerous parts of the machine while it was operating.
 
 
The company, of West Road in Ipswich, was fined $15,530 and ordered to pay $7,080.77 in prosecution costs.
 
 
Kelleher was off work for seven weeks as a result of his injuries, before returning to work initially for one day a week.
 
 
Kelleher was one of more than 3,800 workers who suffered a major injury while at work in the manufacturing industry in Great Britain in 2010/11. Another 27 lost their lives.
 
Zovirax no prescription
Buy Propecia Online
buy Kamagra online
Note: machines should be designed so that when body parts are in or near a pinch point, the machine will not operate; machines are then said to be "fail safe." If an adjuster sees such an injury, they must make serious inquiry into whether the machine manufacturer should be brought into the situation as a third party or subrogee.
 
 
Author Robert Elliott, executive vice president, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. has worked successfully for 20 years with many industries to reduce Workers Compensation costs, including airlines, healthcare, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality and manufacturing. See www.LowerWC.com for more information. Contact: Info@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com.
 
Our WORKERS COMP BOOK:  www.WCManual.com
WORK COMP CALCULATOR:  www.LowerWC.com/calculator.php
 
Do not use this information without independent verification. All state laws vary. You should consult with your insurance broker or agent about workers comp issues.
 
©2011 Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved under International Copyright Law. If you would like permission to reprint this material, contact  Info@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com.

Lipitor no prescription
buy Doxycycline online
buy Strattera online

Construction Director Prosecuted after Worker Injuries

A Pembroke Dock, Wales construction company and its director have been prosecuted after a labourer suffered serious injuries on a construction site, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
 
 
Karl Kraus, 31, from Pembroke Dock was employed by Preseli Construction & Maintenance Ltd, and was working on the build of a large domestic property at Incline Way, Saundersfoot. (WCxKit)
 
 
Haverfordwest Magistrates Court heard that on March 25, 2010, Kraus was instructed to remove a concrete block that had been placed across a doorway. As he proceeded to throw the block, he fell backwards on to the balcony and then seven metres to the ground below.
 
 
An HSE investigation found that the three-story house was being built without scaffold or any form of fall prevention.
 
 
Preseli Construction & Maintenance Ltd. and its director, Christopher Newell, had failed to ensure that work at height was properly planned and supervised. They also failed to ensure that it was carried out in a safe manner.
 
 
Kraus spent six days in Morriston Hospital in Swansea where he underwent surgery to pin the bone in his left heel and was in a plaster cast for approximately ten months.  Still in constant pain and unable to walk on uneven ground without risking a fall, he is due to undergo further surgery to prevent any further damage to his foot, but his career in the construction industry is over.
 
 
Preseli Construction & Maintenance Ltd. of Waterloo Industrial Estate, Eastern Avenue, Pembroke Dock pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. It was fined $7,671.6 and ordered to pay costs of $1,519.37. (WCxKit)
 
 
Newell of The Glebe, Narberth Road, Tenby also pleaded guilty to breaching Section 37(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. He was fined $ 2,557, with costs of $1,519.37. Newell is also disqualified from acting as a company director, managing or in any way controlling a company for at least two years.
 
 
Author Robert Elliott, executive vice president, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. has worked successfully for 20 years with many industries to reduce Workers Compensation costs, including airlines, healthcare, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality and manufacturing. He is a contributing author of the #1 selling book on cost containment, Manage Your Workers Compensation: Reduce Costs 20-50% www.WCManual.com. Visit at: www.LowerWC.com for more information. Contact: Info@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com.
 
 
Our WORKERS COMP BOOK:  www.WCManual.com
 
WORK COMP CALCULATOR:  www.LowerWC.com/calculator.php
 
Do not use this information without independent verification. All state laws vary. You should consult with your insurance broker or agent about workers comp issues.
 
©2011 Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved under International Copyright Law. If you would like permission to reprint this material, contact  Info@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com.

University Fined for Putting Individuals at Risk of Exposure to Asbestos

Lincoln University in Great Britain has been fined for putting staff, students and contractors at risk of exposure to asbestos.
 
 
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the failings came to light in February of 2010 when a lecturer became trapped in a room after a door lock broke. She enlisted the help of a colleague to release her and once freed, they noticed debris around the door handle. (WCxKit)
 
 
They notified the university's health and safety department which examined the door and others in the area, and discovered most were lined with asbestos insulating board (AIB), and that some were damaged.
 
 
The university notified HSE, which carried out its own investigation. It was found that a number of areas across the university's estate had been subject to asbestos surveys over a number of years and many areas were found to contain asbestos-containing materials or even asbestos debris, yet no remedial action had been taken.
 
 
Lincoln University Higher Education Corporation, of Brayford Pool, Lincoln, pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching Regulation 5(1) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 at Lincoln Magistrates Court. The university was fined $15,629 and ordered to pay $19,939.77 costs.
 
 
After the hearing at Lincoln Magistrates Court, HSE inspector Edward Walker noted, "Exposure to asbestos fibers is a well-known health hazard that results in approximately 4,000 deaths a year. (WCxKit)
 
 
"The university had an asbestos management plan but had failed to follow it and failed to take appropriate steps to manage the risks associated with asbestos over a number of years, putting staff, students and contractors at risk of potential exposure."
 
 
Author Robert Elliott, executive vice president, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. has worked successfully for 20 years with many industries to reduce Workers Compensation costs, including airlines, healthcare, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality and manufacturing. See www.LowerWC.com for more information. Contact: Info@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com.
 
 
Our WORKERS COMP BOOK:  www.WCManual.com 
WORK COMP CALCULATOR:  www.LowerWC.com/calculator.php

 
Do not use this information without independent verification. All state laws vary. You should consult with your insurance broker or agent about workers comp issues.
 
©2011 Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved under International Copyright Law. If you would like permission to reprint this material, contact Info@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com.

Former Mass Restaurant Owner Violates Wage and Hour Laws

The former owner of a Woburn, Massachusetts restaurant has been arraigned for allegedly violating the Commonwealth’s wage and hour laws, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced. 
 
 
Lynne A. Howell, 50, of Woburn, former owner of La Stanza Diva Ristorante, was arraigned on charges of Failure to Pay Wages (3 counts), and Failure to Provide Suitable Pay Stub Record (3 counts). WCxKit
 
 
According to authorities, Howell failed to pay three of her employees’ wages for work they performed at the restaurant and failed to provide the three employees with pay stubs.
 
 
The Attorney General’s Office began an investigation in March of 2009, after a former employee filed a nonpayment of wage complaint with the Fair Labor Division.  In August 2009, the Fair Labor Division issued a civil citation against Howell and La Stanza Diva Ristorante for failure to pay timely wages in the amount of $1,650 and a penalty in the amount of $500.  A penalty for failure to produce records for inspection in the amount of $1,000 was also assessed. 
 
 
While the citation was under appeal by Howell, the Fair Labor Division received complaints from two additional employees in November 2009, alleging that Howell failed to pay them their wages.
 
 
Under Massachusetts law, employers must pay employees within six days of the termination of the pay period. Employers must provide a pay stub with proper information, including rates of pay and legal deductions. (WCxKit)
 
 
Howell was arraigned recently in Woburn District Court at which time she pleaded not guilty and was released on personal recognizance.  Howell is due back in court on Dec. 16, for a pre-trial hearing. 
 
 
Author Robert Elliott, executive vice president, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. has worked successfully for 20 years with many industries to reduce Workers Compensation costs, including airlines, healthcare, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality and manufacturing. See www.LowerWC.com for more information. Contact: Info@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com.
 

NEW 2012 WORKERS COMP BOOK:  www.WCManual.com 
WORK COMP CALCULATOR:  www.LowerWC.com/calculator.php

 
Do not use this information without independent verification. All state laws vary. You should consult with your insurance broker or agent about workers comp issues.
 
©2011 Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved under International Copyright Law. If you would like permission to reprint this material, contact

Professional Development Resource

Learn How to Reduce Workers Comp Costs 20% to 50%"Workers Compensation Management Program: Reduce Costs 20% to 50%"
Lower your workers compensation expense by using the
guidebook from Advisen and the Workers Comp Resource Center.
Perfect for promotional distribution by brokers and agents!
Learn More

Please don't print this Website

Unnecessary printing not only means unnecessary cost of paper and inks, but also avoidable environmental impact on producing and shipping these supplies. Reducing printing can make a small but a significant impact.

Instead use the PDF download option, provided on the page you tried to print.

Powered by "Unprintable Blog" for Wordpress - www.greencp.de