Barry’s Blog #7

Hearing loss: most common work injury According to CDC the most common work-related injury in the U.S. is hearing loss with about  22 million workers exposed to hazardous noise at work, and 9 million  exposed to ototoxic chemicals. A report by the Children’s Hearing Institute found hearing loss among children and young adults to be rising. About one […]

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Barry’s Blog #4

More ironies:  Accident prevention foundation fined for failing to take safety measures The Industrial Foundation for Accident Prevention in India has been penalized  $121,000 for not taking safety measures while training employees. A sudden blast severely burned  6 trainees.  Apparently safety rules were violated in part because IFAP was warned not to conduct the training […]

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From David Sleet

Editors comment: David recently sent this to some colleagues and I asked if he would permit me to post it as a blog. He agreed. For those of you too young to know, Skinner was a famous (and occasionally controversial, American psychologist perhaps most well known for ‘conditioning’. Sleet wrote: I recently re-read parts of […]

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Barry’s Blog #2

Note: As an aging person I am still not entirely clear what blogs are all about. But I have agreed to do my best to keep ours fresh by contributing more often. Some of what I will submit are left-overs from the News and Notes section I edit. I also intend to bring to your attention items of interest that I come across on the web and elsewhere. I will comment on some of these and I encourage readers to add their views. […]

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Self-driving cars! (No joke… )

Go to this link… I hope it works. Some day this could reduce traffic fatalities by more than seat belts and airbags put together (copy link into your browser) http://www.ted.com/talks/sebastian_thrun_google_s_driverless_car.html?utm_source=newsletter_weekly_2011-04-05&utm_campaign=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email […]

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