Archive for January, 2010

San Diego or bust

Dear Readers,

Lady Soeur Vaylons and I have the privilege of presenting this blog in poster format next month. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) hosts it’s annual conference in San Diego this February. This ambitiously themed conference — “Bridging Science and Society” — is meant to bring together folks interested in creative ways to bring science out of the lab and into the community. We will update you on our experience presenting, attending sessions and maybe some photos of the beach conference hall.

Thanks for your wonderful contributions and support of this blog!

– Ockie


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As we make our way into 2010, I’d like to take a moment, as many do, to reflect on the past year.  In particular, OSHA’s most frequently cited list for 2009 is an interesting consideration:

1.  Scaffolding, general requirements, construction

2.  Fall protection, construction

3.  Hazard communication standard, general industry

4.  Respiratory protection, general industry

5.  Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry

6.  Ladders, construction

7.  Powered industrial trucks, general industry

8.  Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry

9.  Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry

10. Fall protection, training requirements

You can learn more about these citations and others at osha.gov. (more…)

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