January 2005 - Northeast Iowa Chapter

ASSE North East Iowa Chapter
American Society of Safety Engineers
Protecting people, property and the environment since 1911
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January Chapter Meeting
RSVP - necessary to assure enough seating.
Contact: Cindy Houlson at 319-273-5855 or email Cynthia.houlson@uni.edu
January 14, 2004
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Biaggi’s, 320 Collins Road NE, Cedar Rapids, IA
Iowa FACE Program – Focus on Industrial Fatality
Speaker: Wayne Johnson, MD.
Chief Trauma Investigator: Wayne Johnson, MD., serves as the chief FACE investigator. Wayne has several
years of experience in occupational health and safety and has had extensive involvement with Iowa farmers. He
also has significant experience in photography / video production, digital imaging, and database management.
Wayne is responsible for tracking down all occupational fatalities and collecting fatality data according to NIOSH
protocols. He organizes accident investigations and writes detailed summary reports for NIOSH and serves as
the primary field investigator. He prepares data for statistical analysis, writes alerts, annual / monthly reports,
and maintains this web site. He provides information for prevention programs and coordinates dissemination of
FACE publications and fatality data.
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December 27, 2004
Jonathan Snare
Acting Assistant Secretary
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA Docket Office
Docket No. S-023,
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-2625
Washington, DC
Via e-mail: http://ecomments.osha.gov
RE: Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards
Dear Mr. Snare:
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) fully supports the ongoing effort of the Occupational Safety
and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure that the consensus standards referenced in OSHA's own
standards are updated and that outdated standards are revoked, as reflected reflected in OSHA's Proposed
Rule published in the November 24, 2004, Federal Register.
As the attached ASSE Position Statement indicates, it has long been the position of ASSE that OSHA should
undertake a consistent effort to ensure that its standards reflect the latest consensus standards. While we
understand the regulatory limitations OSHA faces in fulfilling its stated intent to update standards, consistency
OSHA standards and the consensus standards our members follow across American industries only helps our
members fulfill their responsibility of helping ensure the safety and health of the workers and jobsites they strive
to protect.
To assist OSHA in its efforts, enclosed is a list of the most recent American National Standards Institute
occupational safety and health standards that ASSE administers as secretariat. ASSE encourages OSHA to
contact ASSE if there are any questions about any of these standards.
As always, ASSE looks forward to working with OSHA to ensure that OSHA succeeds in fulfilling the intent of
this rulemaking.
Gene Barfield, CSP
Summary of ANSI/ASSE Standards
Standard Name
ANSI/ASSE A10.2-2000X
Safety, Health, and Environmental
Training for Construction and
ANSI/ASSE A10.3-1995
Safety Requirements for PowderActuated Fastening Systems—
American National Standard for
Construction and Demolition
ANSI/ASSE A10.4-2004
Safety Requirements for Personnel
Hoists and Employee Elevators—
American National Standard for
Construction and Demolition
ANSI/ASSE A10.5-200X
Safety Requirements for Material
ANSI/ASSE A10.6-1990 (R1998)
Safety Requirements for Demolition
Operations –American National
Standard for Construction and
Demolition Operations
ANSI/ASSE A10.7-1998
Commercial Explosives and Blasting
Agents - Safety Requirements for
Transportation, Storage, Handling
and Use
ANSI/ASSE A10.8-2001
Safety Requirements for
American National Standard for
Construction and Demolition
ANSI/ASSE A10.9-1997 Safety
Requirements for Concrete and
Masonry Work –American National
Standard for Construction and
Demolition Operations
ANSI/ASSE A10.10-1990 (R1998)
Safety Requirements for Temporary
Portable Space Heating Devices and
Equipment Used in the Construction
Industry American National Standard
for Construction and Demolition
ANSI/ASSE A10.11-1989 (R1998)
Safety Requirements for Personnel
and Debris Nets—American National
Standard for Construction and
Demolition Operations
ANSI/ASSE A10.12-1998
Safety Requirements for
American National Standard for
Construction and Demolition
Scope Statement
This standards addresses processes to provide effective safety, health, and
environmental training on construction and demolition sites.
This standard provides safety requirements for a powder-actuated fastening system
(tool or machine) that propels a stud, pin, fastener, or other object for the purpose of
affixing it, by penetration, to hard structural material.
This standard applies to the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection,
testing, maintenance, alterations and repair of hoists and elevators that (1) are not
an integral part of buildings, (2) are installed inside or outside buildings or structures
during construction, alteration, demolition operations and (3) are used to raise and
lower workers and other personnel connected with or related to the structure. These
personnel hoists and employee elevators may also be used for transporting
materials under specific circumstances defined in this standard.
This standard applies to materials hoists used to raise or lower materials
Provides the construction industry with reasonable minimum recommendations for
establishing and maintaining a level of health and safety with regard to the
transportation, storage, handling, and use of commercial explosives and blasting
Addresses the establishment of safety requirements for the construction, operation,
maintenance, and use of scaffolds used in the construction, alteration, demolition,
and maintenance of buildings and structures. The standard does not cover
permanently installed suspended scaffold systems or aerial platforms. The purpose
of the standard is to provide reasonable safety for life and limb of those engaged in
occupations requiring the use of scaffolding. There is one significant exception to
the standard. In cases of practical difficulties, unnecessary hardships, or new
developments, exceptions to the literal requirements may permit the use of other
devices or methods, but only when it is clearly indicated by a qualified person that
the equivalent protection is thereby secured.
Establishes safety requirements pertaining to concrete construction and masonry
work in construction.
Provides minimum safety requirements for the selection, installation, operation and
maintenance of space heating devices and equipment of temporary and portable
Establishes safety requirements for the selection, installation, and use of personnel
and debris nets during construction, repair, and demolition operations.
Establishes standards for the prevention of deaths, injuries and damage during or
related to excavation operations.
ANSI/ASSE A10.13-2001
Safety Requirements for Steel
American National Standard for
Construction and Demolition
ANSI/ASSE A10.14-Withdrawn
Fall Protection Systems for
Construction and Demolitions
ANSI/ASSE A10.15-1995
Safety Requirements for Dredging –
American National Standard for
Construction and Demolition
ANSI/ASSE A10.16-1995 (R2001)
Safety Requirements for Tunnels,
Shafts, and Caissons—American
National Standard for Construction
and Demolition Operations
ANSI/ASSE A10.17-1997
Safe Operating Practices for Hot Mix
Asphalt (HMA) Construction
ANSI/ASSE A10.18-1996
Safety Requirements for Temporary
Floor Holes, Wall Openings,
Stairways and Other Unprotected
Edges –
ANSI/ASSE A10.19-200X
Safety Requirements for Pile
Installation and Extraction Operations
ANSI/ASSE A10.20-200X
Ceramic Tile, Terrazzo, and Marble
Work – Safety Requirements
ANSI/ASSE A10.21-200X
Proper Handling, Cleaning, and
Disposal of Contaminated Work
Clothing, and Contaminated Materials
ANSI/ASSE A10.22-1990 (R1998)
Safety Requirements for RopeGuided and
Nonguided Workers’ Hoists—
American National Standard for
Construction and Demolition
ANSI/ASSE A10.23-200X
Back Injury Prevention Programs
ANSI/ASSE A10.24-200X
Roofing Safety Requirements
ANSI/ASSE A10.25-200X
Sanitation in Construction
ANSI/ASSE A10.26-200X
Emergency Procedures for
Construction Sites
ANSI/ASSE A10.27-1998
Safety Requirements for Hot Mix
Asphalt Facilities –
American National Standard for
Construction and Demolition
ANSI/ASSE A10.29-200X
Aerial Lifts In Construction
ANSI/ASSE A10.30-200X
Work Place Security
This standard establishes safety requirements for the erecting, handling, fitting,
fastening, reinforcing and dismantling of structural steel, plate steel, steel joist, and
metal deck at a final in-place field site during construction, maintenance and
dismantling operations.
This standard establishes safety requirements for the erecting, handling, fitting,
fastening, reinforcing and dismantling of structural steel, plate steel, steel joist, and
metal deck at a final in-place field site during construction, maintenance and
dismantling operations.
This standard applies to the operation, inspection, and maintenance of any vessel
fitted with machinery for the purpose of removing or relocating of material from or in
a body of water.
This standard establishes safety requirements pertaining to the construction of
tunnels, shafts, and caissons. The requirements set forth in this standard cover
environmental control; related facilities; fire prevention; hoisting; haulage; and
electrical drilling and blasting, and compressed-air work. This standard is not
intended for application to mining or quarrying operations.
Applies to hot mix asphalt operations for construction and resurfacing. This
standard was administratively withdrawn, and is being resubmitted as a new
This standard prescribes rules and establishes safety requirements for the
protection of employees and the public from hazards arising out of or associate with
temporary floor holes and wall openings, stairs and other unprotected edges
including low slope roofs during, construction and demolition activities
This standard establishes safety requirements for the installation and extraction of
piles during construction and demolition operations.
This standard establishes safety requirements for construction operations and
equipment used in the handling and installation of ceramic tile, terrazzo, and
This standard applies to the handling, custody, and cleaning of reuseable protection
Establishes minimum safety requirements for temporary personnel hoisting systems
used for the transportation of persons to and from working elevations during normal
construction and demolition operations, including maintenance, and is restricted to
use in special situations.
This standard sets forth recommended program guidelines for those responsible for
establishing and administering back injury prevention programs.
This Standard establishes safe operating practices for the installation and removal
of hot bitumen low-sloped roofs.
This standard establishes practices for sanitation construction and demolition
This standard addresses the need for emergency procedures on construction sites.
Provides recommendations concerning the design, manufacture, operating
processes, and equipment associated with the production of hot asphalt mixing
(HMA) facilities.
This standard covers the purchase, rental, maintenance, use, and training in use, of
aerial lifts used for lifting personnel.
Provide the construction industry with reasonable recommendations for establishing
and maintaining minimal levels of security.
ANSI/ASSE A10.31-1995
Safety Requirements, Definitions and
Specifications for Digger Derricks—
ANSI/ASSE A10.32-2004
Fall Protection Systems for
Construction and Demolitions
ANSI/ASSE A10.33-1998 (R2004)
Safety and Health Program
Requirements for Multi-Employer
ANSI/ASSE A10.34-2001
Protection of the Public on or
Adjacent to Construction Sites—
American National Standard for
Construction and Demolition
ANSI/ASSE A10.35-200X
High Pressure Hydro Blasting
ANSI/ASSE A10.36-200X
Railroad Construction, Maintenance,
Inspection, Analysis, and Demolition
ANSI/ASSE A10.37-1996
American National Standard for
Construction and Demolition
Operations—Debris Net Systems
Used During Construction and
Demolition Operations
ANSI/ASSE A10.38-2000
Basic Elements of an Employer’s
Program to Provide a Safe and
Healthful Work Environment –
ANSI/ASSE A10.39-1996
American National Standard for
Construction Safety and Health Audit
Program American National Standard
for Construction and Demolition
ANSI/ASSE A10.40-200X
Ergonomics in Construction
ANSI/ASSE A10.41-200X
Equipment Operator and Supervisor
Qualifications and Responsibilities
ANSI/ASSE A10.42-2000
Safety Requirements for Rigging
Qualifications and Responsibilities –
ANSI/ASSE A10.43-200X
Confined Spaces in Construction and
ANSI/ASSE A10.44-200X
Lockout/Tagout in Construction
ANSI/ASSE A10.45-200X
Disaster Response Preparedness
ANSI A1264.1-1995 (R2002) Safety
Standards for Floor and Wall
This standard applies to special multipurpose vehicle-mounted machines,
commonly known as digger-derricks. These machines are primarily designed to
accommodate components which did holes, set poles, and position materials and
apparatus. Excluded from this standard are general-purpose cranes designed only
for lifting service and machines primarily designed on for digging holes. This
standard establishes requirements for specifications and dimensions. It defines the
respective responsibilities of the manufacturer, distributor, installer, owner, user,
and operator of the digger-derrick. The requirements this standard shall be met or
This standard establishes performance criteria for personal fall protection
equipment and systems in construction and demolition and provides guidelines,
recommendations for their use and inspection. It includes, but is not limited to; fall
arrest, restraint, positioning, climbing, descending, rescue, escape and training
activities. Exceptions: This standard does not include lineman’s body belts, pole
straps, window washers belts, chest/waist harnesses, and sports equipment.
Sets forth the minimum elements and activities of a program that defines the duties
and responsibilities of construction project where a single Project Constructor
supervises and controls the project.
Applies to High Pressure Hydro (Water) Blasting (Jetting) of 1000 psig (6.90 MPa)
and above, used for cleaning, maintenance, construction, repair, cutting and/or
demolition work.
This document provides the minimum safety requirement for the application of
techniques to be used in the performance of potential failure modes and effect
analysis (FMEA) for railroad construction, inspection, analysis, and demolition
machinery, equipment, and tools.
This standard establishes safety requirements for the design, selection, installation
and use of debris net systems during construction, demolition operations, and for
the temporary containment of debris from deteriorating structures
This Standard Establishes the Minimum Elements of a program for protecting the
safety and health of employees involved in construction and demolition activities
This standard identifies the minimum performance elements that when properly
utlized will allow for a competent evaluation of a construction safety and health
program. Further, it will identify those areas where systems, records, and
performance elements are required in order to produce a quality audit.
This standard establishes action triggers for recognized ergonomic hazards. The
standard addresses, excessive force, repetition, awkward postures, vibration and
contact stress.
This standard establishes the qualifications and responsibilities of individuals whose
duties include ensuring the safety and health of construction equipment operations
and qualifications of construction equipment operators.
This standard establishes minimum criteria of knowledge and performance
requirements for a qualified rigger in the construction industry. It is designed to
assist in achieving reasonable safety of all persons and materials during the
process of or as the result of rigging, lifting, or movement of loads.
Confined space procedures for entry on construction and demolition sites.
This standard addresses lockout/tagout on construction and demolition sites.
This standard establishes minimum criteria for disaster response preparedness
during construction and demolition operations.
Safety standards intended to provide protection to persons in workplaces where is
danger of persons or materials falling through the floor or wall openings or from
Openings, Railings, and Toeboards
and Fixed General Industrial Stairs
ANSI A1264.2-2001 Standard for the
Provision of Slip Resistance on
Walking-Working Surfaces
ANSI Z15-200X Safety Requirements
for Motor Vehicle Fleet Operations
ANSI Z117.1-2003 Safety
Requirements for Confined Spaces
ANSI Z244.1-2003 Control of
Hazardous Energy – Lockout/Tagout
And Alternative Methods
ANSI Z359.1-1992 (R1999) Safety
Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest
System, Subsystems and
Accepted Practices for Hydrogen
Sulfide Safety Training Programs,
ANSI Z390.1 - 2001
ANSI Z490.1-2003 Criteria for Best
Practices in Safety, Health and
Environmental Training
ANSI Z690.1-200x Guidelines for
Mold and Fungi Control and
Remediation for Worker Protection in
Indoor Work Environments
stairwells, platforms, or runways.
This standards sets forth provisions for protecting persons where there is potential
for slipping and falling as a result of surface characteristic or conditions.
This Accredited Standard Committee sets forth safety requirements for the
operation of motor vehicle fleets, including, but not limited to, nomenclature,
definition, data gathering, statistical analysis, inspection, maintenance, training, and
other related equipment and functions of motor vehicle fleet operations.
This standard provides minimum safety requirements to be followed while entering,
exiting, and working in confined spaces at normal atmospheric pressure.
This standard establishes requirements for the control of hazardous energy
associated with machines, equipment, or processes that could cause injury to
Fall Protection equipment and systems for climbing, man-riding, work positioning,
fall arrest systems, rescue and evacuation and other fall hazard operations,
excluding construction/demolition and sports activities.
This standard sets forth accepted practices for Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Safety
Training to include: minimum informational content of the course; recommended
exercises and drills; instructor credentials; and refresher requirements. The
standard applies to those workplaces where employees have the potential to be
exposed to concentrations of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) in excess of the Immediately
Dangerous to Life of Health (IDLH) concentration of 300 PPM during the
performance of routine or emergency work activities. In workplaces where breathing
zone concentrations of H2S cannot exceed IDLH concentration due to chemical or
physical limitations, Hazard Communication Training, as required by OSHA in
29CFR 1910, 1200, in conjunction with the Respiratory Protection training
recommended in ANSI Z88.2 "American national Standard Practices for Respiratory
Protection" shall be regarded as adequate.
Establishment of criteria for best practices for the filed of safety, health, and
environmental training, including: core competencies, instructor credentials,
organizational responsibilities/controls, awarding credit, model curriculums, records
maintenance, and facilities/learning support resources, but not limited to instruction,
competency methodologies, learning assessments, learning outcomes, and
The standard does not pertain to vehicles, agricultural operations, or other settings
that already have established voluntary national consensus standards. The purpose
of the standard is to establish minimum requirements and recommended
procedures to be implemented by employers to minimize employee exposure to
mold. The proposed standard does not establish an exposure level or action level
for identification purposes or to trigger remediation activities.
American Society of Safety Engineers News
Protecting people, property and the environment.
Contact: Diane Hurns, 847-768-3413, dhurns@asse.org
DES PLAINES, IL (December 8, 2004) – As shoppers crowd into the stores this holiday season, the American
Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) urge consumers, employees and employers to be aware of the hidden
dangers of possible falling merchandise, boxes, moving forklifts and more to avoid accidents and tragedy.
“This can be a dangerous time of the year for shoppers and employees alike,” ASSE member J. Terrence
Grisim, CSP, CDS, CPSM, ARM, of Illinois, said today. “First, you have more people shopping, second, you
have much more merchandise, and third, you have more material handling. A clear formula for risk.”
As the oldest and largest safety organization dedicated to protecting people, property and the environment
ASSE also recommends retail organizations that have yet to develop and implement a comprehensive safety
and training program to educate employees in customer and employee safety do so now.
"A retailer's duty to act is based on its responsibility to provide a safe environment for both employees and
customers and most retailers are doing just that," Grisim said. "But, it is also very important for the consumer,
often shopping with young family members, to heed all warnings and be aware of their surroundings. Falling
merchandise, forklift accidents, and box lifting accidents are some of the hazards that can occur at a warehouse
retail store to the customer and the employee alike.” Experts note that as an object falls, it gains momentum: for
example a 10 lb. object falling 10 feet can have a force of impact of 1,200 lbs. or more.
According to Grisim, the following are just some of the programs retailers have put in place to minimize the risk:
Develop height policies for stock stacked on top of each other. The particular height will depend on the type
of shelving being used as well as the type of merchandise.
Develop a procedure where store associates go through the store aisles several times a day to straighten
up piles and correct any "leaners" – merchandise hanging out.
Spotters should be used wherever forklifts are in use; any time there is a danger where stocking and/or
retrieval activities are taking place and where something can fall on a customer. It is recommended that it be
the spotter's job to keep customers away from the hazard.
Only do work on stock that is stacked when the store is closed or during hours of minimal customer traffic.
Educate employees that no stock should be stacked if it is not both stable and stackable; to be aware of
coefficient or friction in packaging – it is recommended that this be discussed with one’s purchasing
department; be aware that boxes made of clay coat papers and those with large color pictures of the
product can be substantially more slippery than the average cardboard box. These are more dangerous and
should not be stacked on top.
Any phase of safety, including the management of these accidents, requires management attention. One retail
store president routinely meets with the regional vice presidents every Saturday on safety issues for both
employees and customers. It takes a team effort to deal with retail safety effectively, according to ASSE. It
requires the coordination of risk management and information systems; customer safety programs; employee
safety programs; thorough and constant employee training; and ongoing safety evaluation and training for all
Another risk to shoppers is a possible back injury. This can occur when they are handed, from a higher level, a
large object/merchandise by an employee and then must lower it a long distance before it is level or resting on
the floor. This awkward movement coupled with an awkward grip would be defined as poor if using the National
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH) Manual Materials Handling Lifting Equation. Customers
should be aware of this and, along with the employees, take precautions to avoid possible back injury.
“All in all, employees must be aware of the hazards and must follow safety practices and procedures without
fail,” Grisim said. “Management must encourage and enforce compliance with these practices. And, to shop
safely, customers must be aware of the risks and avoid them.”
For more information on warehouse superstore safety please check out the March 2002 ASSE Professional
Safety Journal article by John Mrosczyk titled “Warehouse Superstores – Hazards of Shopping in a Working
Warehouse” at www.professionalsafety.org/pso302mrosczyk.pdf or www.asse.org. Founded in 1911, ASSE’s
30,000 members manage, supervise and consult on safety, health and environmental issues in all industries,
insurance, government, labor and education.
Keep Fingers and Hands Safe: Practice Snowblower Safety
Hand injuries occur when hands come in contact with rotating
blades or the inside of chute.
FROM: American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Each year, hundreds of people suffer maiming or amputations of their fingers or hands due to the improper
handling of snowblowers. It is the purpose of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand to provide you with
patient information to help you avoid these injuries during the winter season.
Injury Profile
Average age: 44 years
Sex: Male
Dominant hand — 90% of injuries
Amputations of tips of fingers
Middle finger most commonly injured
Common Weather Conditions
Heavy, wet snow
Large snow accumulation, greater than six inches
Temperature: 28 degrees Fahrenheit or greater
Injury Causes
Snow clogging the exit chute of the machine
Not noticing that the impeller blades are still rotating even though the machine is off
Operator attempts to clean the clogged exit chute with hands
Hands connect with the rotating blades, resulting in severe injury
Snowblowers are safe if used properly.
Remember — if your snowblower jams:
Turn it OFF!
Disengage clutch.
Wait five seconds after shutting machine off to allow impeller blades to stop rotating.
ALWAYS use a stick or broom handle to clear impacted snow.
NEVER put your hand down chute or around blades.
Keep all shields in place. DO NOT REMOVE the safety devices on the machine.
Keep hands and feet away from all moving parts.
Keep a clear head, concentrate, and DO NOT DRINK before using your snowblower!
The digits most commonly involved in snowblower injuries.
Feb. 11
Mar. 11
Apr. 8
May 13
June 10
Chapter Business
Speaker: Gary Brandau
Topic: Implementation of New Industrial Process/ Evaluation of Effective Machine Guarding
and Tour
Location: Bertch Cabinet, Waterloo, IA
Chapter Business
Speaker: Jeff Bortscheller
Topic: Unique Hazards Associated with Overtime and Tour
Location: QUEBECOR, Dubuque, IA
Chapter Business
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA
Location: Holiday Inn University Plaza, 5826 University Avenue, Cedar Falls, IA
Chapter Business and awards presentation
Speaker: UNI Speakers Bureau
Topic: Everyday Presentation Skills for Everyday Life Workshop for
anyone who spends time talking to others. Whether you are disseminating information, selling a
product, delivering a formal presentation or having an informal conversation. This will teach you
how to say what you think and get what you want.
Location: Holiday Inn University Plaza, 5826 University Avenue, Cedar Falls, IA
Executive Board Meeting/ officer orientation and records exchange
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AIHA: Feb. 10th “IH Response to Sulfur Mine Fire in Iraq”
JOIN ASSE ON-LINE by visiting:
Should you know of a job opening in the area, feel free to submit the job opening to Newsletter Editor at
Twentysss@cs.com. We will post the opening here free of charge. Listings will be limited to Iowa and the
surrounding states.
Cindy Houlson
University of Northern Iowa
Physical Plant Building
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0189
Wendel Reece
University of Northern Iowa
Physical Plant Building
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0189
Vice President: Steve Grimm
Advanced Heat Treating
2825 MidPort Blvd.
Waterloo, IA 50703
Jeff Bortscheller
Quebecor World
2470 Kerper Blvd.
Dubuque, IA 52001-2224
Past President: Gary Brandau
Bertch Cabinet
4747 Crestwood Drive
Waterloo, IA 50704
Committee Chairs
Gov’t Affairs:
Mike Perry
John Deere Engine Works
Gary Brandau
Bertch Cabinet
Maryls Nelson
Occupational Health – Allen Hospital
Social Committee:
Newsletter Editor:
Steve Theisen
20 somethin’ safety service
On the Enjoyable Side:
HAPPY 2005
A New Year's wish for you and yours .....
May you get a clean bill of health from your dentist, your ophthalmologist, your psychiatrist, your cardiologist,
your urologist, your proctologist, your gynecologist, your podiatrist, your plumber, and the IRS.
May your hair, your teeth, your face-lift, your love handles, and your stocks never fall, and may your blood
pressure, your triglycerides, your cholesterol, your white blood count, your weight, and your property
assessments never increase.
May you be sensitive to the needs of others and may you create within yourself a balance of your own needs.
May you laugh at yourself and realize if you were supposed to touch your toes while exercising, the Lord would
have placed them further up, and may you realize the reason so many people take up jogging is to hear heavy
breathing again.
May what you see in the mirror delight you and what others see in you delight them.
May someone love you enough to accept and forgive your faults and be blind to your blemishes, and tell the
whole world about your virtues.
May you live in a world at peace, with an awareness of the beauty of every sunset, every flower, every child's
smile, and every wonderful astonishing beat of your own heart.
If by laughter I can cause you to wipe one tear from your cheek, that is my only reward - the government takes
everything else!
Above all, may you continue to smile, may your life be filled with laughter, and may you never forget the words
found in the Book of Proverbs, "A gloomy spirit rots the bones; but a merry heart is like good medicine."
Will Rogers, who died in a plane crash with Wylie Post in 1935, was probably the greatest political sage
this country has ever known. Enjoy the following:
1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.
2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
3. There are 2 theories to arguing with a woman...neither works.
4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
5. Always drink upstream from the herd.
6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back in your pocket.
8. There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The
rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.
9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.
11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.
12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a
hunter came along and shot him. The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.
(Ah – I can’t stop yet):
Subject: The Family of Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh is known to most people as the French Impressionist who worked in great daubs of paint to
create such masterpieces as "Starry Night" and "Wheat Field with Cypresses." What many people do not know
is that Vincent came from a very large family. Many of his relatives are people you have heard of and never
stopped to realize that there was a connection. A few of Van Gogh's well-remembered relatives were:
His dizzy aunt -------------------------------Verti Gogh
The brother who loved prunes ------------------------------ Gotta Gogh
The brother who worked at a convenience store ----------- Stop n Gogh
The grandfather who drove all the way from Yugoslavia--------------U Gogh
The brother who bleached his clothes white ---------------------- Hue Gogh
The cousin from Illinois ------------------------------ Chica Gogh
His magician uncle -------------------------------Warediddy Gogh
His Mexican cousin ------------------------------- Ahmee Gogh
The Mexican cousin's American half-brother -------------------- Grin Gogh
The nephew who drove a stage coach ---------------------Wellsfar Gogh
The constipated uncle ---------------------------- Kant Gogh
The ballroom dancing aunt ---------------------------- Tang Gogh
The bird lover uncle ---------------------------- Flahmeen Gogh
His nephew psychoanalyst ---------------------------- E. Gogh
The fruit loving cousin ---------------------------- Man Gogh
An aunt who taught positive thinking ----------------- Wayta Gogh
The little bouncy nephew ---------------------------- Poe Gogh
The sister who loved disco ---------------------------- Gogh Gogh
And his niece who travels the country in a van ----------- Winnie Bay Gogh
Well, there you Gogh.
R E M E M B E R… this Friday
January 14, 2004
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Biaggi’s, 320 Collins Road NE, Cedar Rapids, IA
Iowa FACE Program – Focus on Industrial Fatality Investigations
Wayne Johnson, MD.
RSVP - necessary to assure enough seating.
Contact: Cindy Houlson at 319-273-5855 or email Cynthia.houlson@uni.edu