- Created: Friday, 15 June 2012 12:04
- Published: Friday, 15 June 2012 12:04
By Randy Logsdon
R&D is commonly known throughout business and industry as an abbreviation for Research and Development. We have visions of scientists in white lab coats and glasses testing prototype products or performing laboratory experiments. In mine safety (especially mine safety training) R&D is better known as Rip-off and Duplicate – a testament to the adage that there are no trade secrets in safety.