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March 02, 2015

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9:00 AM | Science Needs Cool Kids
I was not cool in high school. I think it would be a stretch to say I was a nerd, but I wasn’t cool and I certainly wasn’t getting laid. No, like so many scientists and science writers in the world, I mostly kept my head down and waited for college. You see, it’s in […]
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9:00 AM | Science Needs Cool Kids
I was not cool in high school. I think it would be a stretch to say I was a nerd, but I wasn’t cool and I certainly wasn’t getting laid. No, like so many scientists and science writers in the world, I mostly kept my head down and waited for college. You see, it’s in […]

February 28, 2015

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9:00 AM | The Last Word
February 23 – 27, 2015 One time my mom did something with the innards of a chicken that made me rethink my bad attitude. The Bad Science Poet reminds us once again: the science isn’t bad but the poetry sure as hell is. Digging out an American camel in the back of a cave, Craig […]
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9:00 AM | The Last Word
February 23 – 27, 2015 One time my mom did something with the innards of a chicken that made me rethink my bad attitude. The Bad Science Poet reminds us once again: the science isn’t bad but the poetry sure as hell is. Digging out an American camel in the back of a cave, Craig […]

February 27, 2015

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9:00 AM | Quiz Time
The utterance, “There will be a quiz on this” is notorious for striking panic into a roomful of students, but for me it holds the key to my strongest motivation. I am so much more likely to read a textbook chapter that will be followed by a pat on the back in the form of […]
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9:00 AM | Quiz Time
The utterance, “There will be a quiz on this” is notorious for striking panic into a roomful of students, but for me it holds the key to my strongest motivation. I am so much more likely to read a textbook chapter that will be followed by a pat on the back in the form of […]

February 26, 2015

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10:05 AM | Plan UVB
You may have read last week that you should start wearing sunscreen at night. This was bad news for me: I’m already a hopeless victim of sunscreen marketing, slathering the stuff in rain or shine, in London fog, at dusk. I just can’t stop, despite mounting evidence that regular sunscreen may be less protective than […]
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10:05 AM | Plan UVB
You may have read last week that you should start wearing sunscreen at night. This was bad news for me: I’m already a hopeless victim of sunscreen marketing, slathering the stuff in rain or shine, in London fog, at dusk. I just can’t stop, despite mounting evidence that regular sunscreen may be less protective than […]
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2:41 AM | Do Safety Managers Protect Workers Like Professional Athletes?
If you had an asset that was worth millions of dollars, what would you do to protect it? Large investments are made in professional athletes. They are paid large contracts make their teams better and create more revenue opportunities to make an organization financially stronger (i.e., increase ticket sales, selling of team apparel, increase in [...]
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2:12 AM | Top 4 rules on OSHA’s regulatory action list
A top OSHA official recently gave an overview of where the agency stands with creating new and updating existing regulations. OSHA deputy administrator Jordan Barab updated attendees at a U.S. Small Business Labor Safety Roundtable. An attendee gave an overview of Barab’s presentation in The National Law Review. Barab said these four rules pending final agency [...]
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1:26 AM | We Need To Get Out of The Business Of Blame and Shame
Several weeks ago I began exploring safety as an outcome, as the product of well-managed business systems and not something that needs to be managed as its own element. The business systems I identified were: competency, process capability, hazard and risk management, accountability systems, and engagement. In subsequent articles I explored competency, process capability, hazard [...]
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12:42 AM | (VIDEO) The Tragic Aftermath of a Fatal Arc Flash Accident
Related Arc Flash Safety Training DVDs: Arc Flash Live To Tell Training DVD Bring you and your workers up to speed on the 2009 version of NFPA70E. View Product Arc Flash Safety Training Video Introduces the dangers of arc flash and presents common methods for preventing and protecting against those dangers. View [...]

February 21, 2015

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3:48 PM | A new episode of Shelf Life: Skull of the Olinguito
A brand new episode of the series Shelf Life has just appeared. This is the fourth episode, and, in my opinion this is the best episode yet. It seems that this series just gets better and better! Especially the layout of the new episode is neat looking. To learn more about this interesting video series, read […]
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1:53 PM | The Last Word
February 16 – 20 Helen:  “Why, 18 degrees isn’t bad, I thought to myself. All you need is…I did some math in my head and realized I was wearing about $350 worth of specialized clothing, while occasionally passing some poor soul hunched down in a hooded sweatshirt.” Cameron reduxed, updated: “I must confess now that, […]
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1:53 PM | The Last Word
February 16 – 20 Helen:  “Why, 18 degrees isn’t bad, I thought to myself. All you need is…I did some math in my head and realized I was wearing about $350 worth of specialized clothing, while occasionally passing some poor soul hunched down in a hooded sweatshirt.” Cameron reduxed, updated: “I must confess now that, […]

February 20, 2015

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9:00 AM | A Visit From the Christmas Squirrel
He must have come in through the mail slot. I imagine him watching the mailman stride up the front steps Christmas Eve, flipping open the metal flap and thrusting the envelopes inside. The flap is propped open a smidge by the metal binder clip we use to hold outgoing mail. It is snowing — cold. […]
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9:00 AM | A Visit From the Christmas Squirrel
He must have come in through the mail slot. I imagine him watching the mailman stride up the front steps Christmas Eve, flipping open the metal flap and thrusting the envelopes inside. The flap is propped open a smidge by the metal binder clip we use to hold outgoing mail. It is snowing — cold. […]

February 19, 2015

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9:00 AM | Do you speak English?
“The problem with France is that there’s no French word for entrepreneur.” It’s tragic that George W. Bush didn’t actually say this, because it perfectly illuminates the stealth with which languages insinuate themselves into each other. If you speak English, you probably know that when you say sans and en vogue you’re using import words. […]
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9:00 AM | Do you speak English?
“The problem with France is that there’s no French word for entrepreneur.” It’s tragic that George W. Bush didn’t actually say this, because it perfectly illuminates the stealth with which languages insinuate themselves into each other. If you speak English, you probably know that when you say sans and en vogue you’re using import words. […]

February 18, 2015

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11:45 AM | The Younger Face of Workplace Safety
As times change, so too do the requirements of workers. While the majority of those in charge of businesses have been in the workforce for quite some time, a growing percentage of their employees are quite a bit younger. These workers are not only inexperienced, but also they also quite prone to being injured. Whether [...]
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11:22 AM | Slipped and fell while walking to punch in: Will he get workers’ comp?
An employee is walking toward a time clock to punch in when he slips, falls and injures his back. He files for workers’ comp. Did a court award it? Ronnie Nabors was working for Continental Construction Co. which was helping to build a power plant near Blytheville, Arkansas. Continental was one of several subcontractors on [...]
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11:07 AM | Managers Didn’t Provide PPE; Now They’re Going to Prison
A judge has sentenced five owners and managers of a Tennessee business to prison for illegal asbestos removal, including not providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to workers handling cancer-causing materials. The case involves the illegal removal and disposal of asbestos-containing material at the former Liberty Fibert Plant in Hamblen County, TN. A&E Salvage bought the [...]
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10:53 AM | (VIDEO) Comical Electrical Safety Meeting Opener
Related Electrical Safety Training DVDs: Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environment PART I Discusses the major types of electrocution hazards, and how employees can protect themselves. View Product Electrical Safety Training Video Reminds employees about electrical hazards they may face in their jobs, and provides the information they need. View Product Electrical Safety: What is [...]

February 16, 2015

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9:00 AM | Is 12 Degrees Warm or Cold?
The other morning when I left for work, it was 12 degrees Fahrenheit outside. How you feel about that statement probably depends on where you live. Well, first, if you live outside the U.S., you might be wondering what that means, so I’ll tell you: it’s -11 Celsius. You’re impressed now, right? If, like my […]
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9:00 AM | Is 12 Degrees Warm or Cold?
The other morning when I left for work, it was 12 degrees Fahrenheit outside. How you feel about that statement probably depends on where you live. Well, first, if you live outside the U.S., you might be wondering what that means, so I’ll tell you: it’s -11 Celsius. You’re impressed now, right? If, like my […]

February 14, 2015

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9:00 AM | The Last Word
February 9 – 13, 2015 Christie shares select experiences on social media and enjoys vicariously experiencing others’ exhilarating moments, but web video will never replace good-old immersive, unmediated life. Parents considering whether to immunize their children face the Prisoner’s Dilemma, says Erik, and decision theory can help explain the appalling presence of measles in a […]
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9:00 AM | The Last Word
February 9 – 13, 2015 Christie shares select experiences on social media and enjoys vicariously experiencing others’ exhilarating moments, but web video will never replace good-old immersive, unmediated life. Parents considering whether to immunize their children face the Prisoner’s Dilemma, says Erik, and decision theory can help explain the appalling presence of measles in a […]

February 10, 2015

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9:00 AM | Of Cops and Shots
The room is plain and cloaked in shadow, save the single pool of light draped over a hardened criminal. Facing the her is a meaty lug of a detective with a ketchup-stained tie and hairy knuckles. “This doesn’t have to go bad for you, Jenny,” the larger man growls. “You work with us and I can […]
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9:00 AM | Of Cops and Shots
The room is plain and cloaked in shadow, save the single pool of light draped over a hardened criminal. Facing the her is a meaty lug of a detective with a ketchup-stained tie and hairy knuckles. “This doesn’t have to go bad for you, Jenny,” the larger man growls. “You work with us and I can […]
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4:44 AM | A Mini-Guide to Minimizing Back and Shoulder Injuries
Lifting and moving objects safely at work is something many people have to deal with — especially if they work in a factory or warehouse. Yet not everyone knows how to safely lift objects from the floor, and not everyone has the strength to lift. So, before you throw your back out, here’s what you [...]
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