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No Respect

Randy K. LogsdonBy Randy K. Logsdon

Rodney Dangerfield made a fortune by exploiting the line “I get no respect.” Housekeeping is the Rodney Dangerfield of occupational safety in many industries, including mining. There may be a number of reasons (possibly excuses) for neglecting housekeeping in the workplace — rushing, someone else’s job, planning? I suggest that one of those reasons is an institutional lack of respect for the role of (even the term) housekeeping in a safe workplace.

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Walking and Chewing Gum

By Randy K. Logsdon

Congress had just passed the bill that funded the government (ending the partial government shut-down at least temporarily) and raising the debt limit again. A television reporter interviewed a congressman and the conversation went something like this:

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New Personal Protective Equipment Products

3M offers the addition of two new products to its personal protective equipment portfolio. The upgraded 3M SecureFit Protective Eyewear 400 Series boasts innovative new features and enhancements to the industry-popular 3M SecureFit Protective Eyewear series. The new 3M Welding Helmet 10 with an Auto-Darkening Filter (ADF) offers an affordable welding helmet solution for students or the first-time welder.

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Noise Dosimeter is World’s Smallest

Casella CEL, offers the CEL-350 dBadge micro noise dosimeter. Amazingly compact, this breakthrough safety tool is designed to measure the noise exposure of an employee over the working day to uncover dangerous areas and to assure compliance with strict OSHA, NIOSH or ISO (European) regulations.

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Workplace Safety Software

Predictive Solutions Corp. announced that version 9.0 of its SafetyNet software, used to predict and prevent workplace injuries, is now available to its customers.

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