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March 24, 2015

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9:45 AM | Bowling Alley Worker Strangled in Pinsetter; OSHA Issues Fines
OSHA says a pinsetting machine’s operating parts were improperly exposed, and that caused the death of a bowling alley worker. David Geiger, an employee at Northwest Lanes in Fairfield, OH, was killed Nov. 5, 2014, when he was trying to retrieve a bowling ball from the lane. His hooded sweatshirt got caught in the pinsetter [...]
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9:20 AM | Workers Fed Up With McDonalds File OSHA Complaints
McDonald’s workers in 19 cities who allegedly suffered severe burns on the job have filed 28 health and safety complaints with OSHA against the company. The workers contend that they face hazards such as hot oil, hot grills and greasy, slippery floors. They allege that understaffing and pressure to work too fast are the main drivers [...]
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8:37 AM | Infographic: The ROI of Safety
Source: Ehssafetynewsamerica.com Related Training DVDs: Workplace Safety Observation: Implementation Training Video In this program you will learn what makes up a successful safety observation process. View Product Workplace Safety 101 A Guide for New Employees Gives new hires the tools to develop solid safety habits [...]
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8:02 AM | (VIDEO) 10 Year Anniversary of Texas City Catastrophe: Safety Message by CSB
Related Process Safety Training DVDs: Process Safety Management Safety Training DVD Identification, evaluation, and prevention of highly hazardous chemical releases. View Product Process Safety Employee Awareness Training DVD Process safety program is only effective if your employees and management understand it and utilize it. View Product Process Safety Management & [...]

March 21, 2015

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8:00 AM | The Last Word
March 16-20, 2015 Cassie’s redux tells the story of Leroy, an HIV-positive former drug user who featured in her graduate thesis about Baltimore. Michelle converts the Science page of the New York Times into a St. Patrick’s Day miracle. It’s been a decade since polar bear cub Knut won the hearts of Berlin zoo visitors […]
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8:00 AM | The Last Word
March 16-20, 2015 Cassie’s redux tells the story of Leroy, an HIV-positive former drug user who featured in her graduate thesis about Baltimore. Michelle converts the Science page of the New York Times into a St. Patrick’s Day miracle. It’s been a decade since polar bear cub Knut won the hearts of Berlin zoo visitors […]

March 20, 2015

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8:00 AM | Debunking Hollywood: Drowning
Debunking Hollywood is LWON’s very occasional series that takes a hard science look at common TV and movie tropes.  “Help!” The lifeguard straightens in his chair, craning his neck to find the citizen in peril. “Help!” Over there, by the barrier floats! The victim’s face is obscured by great splashes raised in her violent struggle for […]
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8:00 AM | Debunking Hollywood: Drowning
Debunking Hollywood is LWON’s very occasional series that takes a hard science look at common TV and movie tropes.  “Help!” The lifeguard straightens in his chair, craning his neck to find the citizen in peril. “Help!” Over there, by the barrier floats! The victim’s face is obscured by great splashes raised in her violent struggle for […]

March 19, 2015

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8:00 AM | G is for Goddamned Goshawk
I knew something was wrong the moment I opened the orchard gate. My guinea fowl were squawking like crazy, buckwheat!, buckwheat!, and none of my two dozen or so chickens were anywhere in sight. I scanned the area near around poultry barn for signs of a predator, but saw nothing. Until I reached the chicken […]
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8:00 AM | G is for Goddamned Goshawk
I knew something was wrong the moment I opened the orchard gate. My guinea fowl were squawking like crazy, buckwheat!, buckwheat!, and none of my two dozen or so chickens were anywhere in sight. I scanned the area near around poultry barn for signs of a predator, but saw nothing. Until I reached the chicken […]

March 17, 2015

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8:00 AM | Now We Rhyme The Science Times
  Dear friends! Forgive a change of form A deviation from the norm For on the feast of Saint Pat-rick A man who liked his Limerick We here present for all to see The science news from A to Z The facts from ‘cross the universe The Science Times, told in light verse Today above the […]
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8:00 AM | Now We Rhyme The Science Times
  Dear friends! Forgive a change of form A deviation from the norm For on the feast of Saint Pat-rick A man who liked his Limerick We here present for all to see The science news from A to Z The facts from ‘cross the universe The Science Times, told in light verse Today above the […]
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1:38 AM | Is The Mantra ‘Safety Saves Money’ Causing More Injuries?
Two new reports suggest that changes in state workers’ comp laws could be having an unintended consequence: an increase in occupational injuries. Is the mantra “safety saves money” behind all this? OSHA issued one report; the other is a collaboration between ProPublica and National Public Radio. Their content is very similar. OSHA concentrates on the economic impact [...]
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12:49 AM | (VIDEO) High-impact Forklift Safety Video
Related Forklift Safety Training DVDs: Forklift Safety Training DVD Review how to inspect forklifts and other powered industrial truck equipment prior to operation, & more. View Product The Forklift Workshop DVD Training Video Innovative approach to educating forklift operators — new and veteran — on proper forklift safety procedures. View Product Ultimate [...]

March 14, 2015

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8:00 AM | The Last Word
March 9-13, 2015 On Friday the 13th, Cassie told us the sad story of the people who died after taking a perfectly reasonable-seeming medicine, and what that means for the drugs we take today. Ann told us what today’s brilliant young astronomers are up to: crazy stuff, like figuring out a rule of thumb for […]
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8:00 AM | The Last Word
March 9-13, 2015 On Friday the 13th, Cassie told us the sad story of the people who died after taking a perfectly reasonable-seeming medicine, and what that means for the drugs we take today. Ann told us what today’s brilliant young astronomers are up to: crazy stuff, like figuring out a rule of thumb for […]

March 10, 2015

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3:15 AM | Director Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter in Case Involving Death of a Camera Assistant
Randall Miller, director of a bio-pic about musician Gregg Allman, pleaded guilty to charges of criminal trespassing and involuntary manslaughter in Georgia’s Chatham County Superior Court on March 9. In return for the guilty plea – which results in two years’ jail time, eight years’ of probation and a $20,000 fine for Miller – prosecutors [...]
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1:45 AM | Authorities: Man Used NFL Player Names in Workers’ Comp Fraud
A Spokane Valley, WA, man faces fraud charges after authorities say he used the last names of Seattle Seahawk players when filling out fake workers’ comp injury reports to get painkillers. The Washington Attorney General’s office says Jeffory Leonard Mock Jr. had a pattern when he faked names on workers’ comp claim forms. The first [...]
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1:03 AM | (VIDEO) Workplace Violence Video: Clerk Grabs Robber’s Gun, Shoots Him
Related Workplace Violence Training DVDs: Workplace Violence Video Training DVD Trains employees how to prevent, detect, and diffuse various types of workplace violence. View Product Be S.A.F.E. Not Sorry: Preventing Violence in the Workplace DVD Learn to recognize behaviors and warning signs of potential threats from coworkers and what steps to take. [...]

March 07, 2015

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5:04 PM | The Last Word
March 2 – 6, 2015 “Maybe I’m wrong, maybe hidden in laboratories and in front of chalkboards around the world there are scores of undiscovered hot, charismatic scientists hiding from the spotlight,” says Erik.  “We need these people. Because God knows the pseudoscience nut jobs will take them if we don’t.” Abstruse Goose gets snippy […]
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5:04 PM | The Last Word
March 2 – 6, 2015 “Maybe I’m wrong, maybe hidden in laboratories and in front of chalkboards around the world there are scores of undiscovered hot, charismatic scientists hiding from the spotlight,” says Erik.  “We need these people. Because God knows the pseudoscience nut jobs will take them if we don’t.” Abstruse Goose gets snippy […]

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 […]
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