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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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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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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What to Do?

By Randy Logsdon

Throughout our careers (our lives), we make thousands (if not millions) of decisions. Some are simple and require little thought or consideration. Others are critical not only to our safety, but to our livelihood. Last month I raised the concept of optimism bias and how that bias can color our perception of risk. Actions based on that biased perception, can easily lead to an unacceptably high risk of injury or illness.

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