Ralph Golen is a former Polish-born Canadian footballer. He played the majority of his career in Canada in the USL A-League and the Canadian National Soccer League. Golen began his professional soccer in 1987 with the North York Rockets of the Canadian Soccer League, his greatest success with North York was in 1991 when they defeated the Nova Scotia Clippers with a 9-1 goal aggregate to advance to the league cup semi-finals. In 1994, North York re-branded itself as the Toronto Rockets and moved from the Canadian National Soccer League to the American Professional Soccer League. After finishing last in the standings the Rockets folded from the league due to a financial dispute with the league's front office, he returned to the CNSL in 1995 by signing with Toronto Italia. He made his debut for the club on August 1995 in a cup match against London City. In 1996, he signed with Oakville Canadian Westerns, he reached the playoffs with Oakville by finishing fourth in the league standings. He featured in the semi-final match against Toronto Italia, but were eliminated by the eventual playoff champions by a score of 5-4 goals on aggregate.
In April, 1997 he signed with newly expansion franchise the Toronto Lynx of the USL A-League, his signing was announced in a press conference which revealed the team roster. Golen made his debut for the club on April 12, 1997 in the Lynx's first official match against Jacksonville Cyclones. Golen assisted the club in qualifying for the post season for the first time in the franchise's history, by finishing 4th in the Northeastern division; the Lynx were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs against the Montreal Impact. He returned to the Lynx the following year where he appeared in 17 matches, but failed to make the post season by finishing second last in their division. During the winter of 1998 he signed with the Montreal Impact indoor team which operated in the National Professional Soccer League, he appeared in 3 matches. Canada Soccer profile
The Health and Safety Executive is a UK government agency responsible for the encouragement and enforcement of workplace health and welfare, for research into occupational risks in Great Britain. It is a non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom with its headquarters in England. In Northern Ireland, these duties lie with the Safety Executive for Northern Ireland; the HSE was created by the Safety at Work etc.. Act 1974, has since absorbed earlier regulatory bodies such as the Factory Inspectorate and the Railway Inspectorate though the Railway Inspectorate was transferred to the Office of Rail and Road in April 2006; the HSE is sponsored by the Department for Pensions. As part of its work, HSE investigates industrial accidents and large, including major incidents such as the explosion and fire at Buncefield in 2005. Though it reported to the Health and Safety Commission, on 1 April 2008, the two bodies merged; the Executive's duties are to: Assist and encourage persons concerned with matters relevant to the operation of the objectives of the Health and Safety at Work etc.
Act 1974. Make arrangements for and encourage research and publication and information in connection with its work. Make arrangements for securing government departments, employees, their respective representative organisations, other persons are provided with an information and advisory service and are kept informed of, adequately advised on such matters. Propose health and safety regulations; the Executive is further obliged to keep the Secretary of State informed of its plans and ensure alignment with the policies of the Secretary of State, giving effect to any directions given to it. The Secretary of State can give directions to the Executive; the Railway Inspectorate was transferred to HSE in 1990. On 1 April 2006, the Executive ceased to have responsibility for railway safety, when the Railway Inspectorate was transferred to the Office of Rail Regulation; the Executive is responsible for the Employment Medical Advisory Service, which operates as part of its Field Operations Directorate. Local authorities are responsible for the enforcement of health and safety legislation in shops and other parts of the service sector.
Agencies belonging to the HSE include Based in Buxton, the Health and Safety Executive Science Division employs over 350 people including scientists, psychologists, social scientists, health professionals, technical specialists. It was established in 1921 under the Safety in Mines Research Board to carry out large-scale tests related to mining hazards. Following the formation of the HSE, in 1975 the facilities became a Safety Engineering Laboratory and an Explosion and Flame Research Laboratory, operating as part of the Research Laboratories Service Division of the HSE. In 1995 the HSL was formed, including laboratories in Sheffield. In 2004 the Sheffield activities moved to Buxton, the University of Sheffield took over the Sheffield laboratory site, it now operates as an agency carrying out scientific research and investigations for the HSE, other government agencies and the private sector. HM Inspectorate of Mines is responsible for the correct implementation and inspection of safe working procedures within all UK mine workings.
It is based in South Yorkshire. The Offshore Safety Division was established as a division within HSE in April 1991; this was in response to recommendations of the Cullen Inquiry into the Piper Alpha disaster on 6 July 1988. At the time of the disaster, the Department of Energy was responsible for both production and offshore safety. Dr Tony Barrell, Director of HSE's Technology and Air Pollution Division was appointed Chief Executive of OSD, having been seconded to the DEn to lead the transfer of responsibilities. At the same time, Ministerial oversight was transferred from the DEn to the Department of Employment; the Offshore Safety Act 1992 made the Mineral Workings Act 1971 and its subsidiary Regulations relevant statutory provisions of the Health and Safety at work etc. Act 1974; the OSD's initial responsibilities included the establishment of the Safety Case Regulations. OSD became part of the HSE's new Hazardous Installations Directorate in 1999; the HSE administrates the Occupational Safety & Health Consultants Register, a central register of registered safety consultants within the United Kingdom.
The intention of the HSE is to pass responsibility of operating the register to the relevant trade & professional bodies once the register is up and running. List of Directors General: January 1975 - December 1983: John Howard Locke CB January 1984 - 30 June 1995: John David Rimington CB 3 July 1995 - 30 Sept 2000: Jennifer Helen Bacon CB 1 October 2000 - November 2005: Timothy Edward Hanson Walker CB November 2005 - 31 March 2008: Geoffrey John Freeman Podger CB The HSE and the Health and Safety Commission merged on 1 April 2008. Audrey Pittom CB 1975-78 Bryan Hugh Harvey 1975-76 James Carver 1976-77 Eric Williams 1975-76 John Dunster CB 1976-82 Dr Kenneth Playfair Duncan 1982-84 David Charles Thomas Eves CB 1989-2002 Jenny Helen Bacon CB (b. 19