JANUARY 2005 ASSE North East Iowa Chapter NEWSLETTER American Society of Safety Engineers Protecting people, property and the environment since 1911 FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THE NEWSLETTER ON TO OTHERS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION This Newsletter brought to you in part by… FRIENDS OF THE CHAPTER: January Chapter Meeting RSVP - necessary to assure enough seating. Contact: Cindy Houlson at 319-273-5855 or email Cynthia.email@example.com When: January 14, 2004 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Where: Biaggi’s, 320 Collins Road NE, Cedar Rapids, IA Topic: Iowa FACE Program – Focus on Industrial Fatality Investigations 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. RSVP - necessary to assure enough seating. Contact: Cindy Houlson at 319-273-5855 or email Cynthia.firstname.lastname@example.org Door Prize Contributors: SHOULD YOU OR YOUR COMPANY HAVE AN ITEM TO CONTRIBUTE FOR THE DOOR PRIZE(s), JUST BRING THE ITEM(s) TO THE CHAPTER MEETING AND GIVE THE ITEM(s) TO ONE OF THE CHAPTER OFFICERS. YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED. FROM GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS WE GOT A CHAPTER WEB SITE !! CAN BE FOUND AT: neiowa.asse.org (no www) AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SAFETY ENGINEERS 1800 East Oakton Street Des Plaines, Illinois 60018-2187 847.699.2929 FAX 847.296.3769 www.asse.org 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 between 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. Sincerely, Gene Barfield, CSP President Summary of ANSI/ASSE Standards Standard Name ANSI/ASSE A10.2-2000X Safety, Health, and Environmental Training for Construction and Demolitions ANSI/ASSE A10.3-1995 Safety Requirements for PowderActuated Fastening Systems— American National Standard for Construction and Demolition Operations ANSI/ASSE A10.4-2004 Safety Requirements for Personnel Hoists and Employee Elevators— American National Standard for Construction and Demolition Operations ANSI/ASSE A10.5-200X Safety Requirements for Material Hoists 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 Scaffolding— American National Standard for Construction and Demolition Operations 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 and Portable Space Heating Devices and Equipment Used in the Construction Industry American National Standard for Construction and Demolition Operations— 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 Excavation— 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 agents. 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 design. 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. Operations ANSI/ASSE A10.13-2001 Safety Requirements for Steel Erection— American National Standard for Construction and Demolition Operations 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 Operations 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 Operations 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 Operations 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 standard. 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 marble. This standard applies to the handling, custody, and cleaning of reuseable protection clothing. 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 operations. 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 Operations ANSI/ASSE A10.33-1998 (R2004) Safety and Health Program Requirements for Multi-Employer Projects— ANSI/ASSE A10.34-2001 Protection of the Public on or Adjacent to Construction Sites— American National Standard for Construction and Demolition Operations ANSI/ASSE A10.35-200X High Pressure Hydro Blasting ANSI/ASSE A10.36-200X Railroad Construction, Maintenance, Inspection, Analysis, and Demolition Equipment 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 Operations 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 Demolitions 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 exceeded. 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 Components 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 personnel. 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 measurement. 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. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Diane Hurns, 847-768-3413, email@example.com AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SAFETY ENGINEERS URGE CONSUMERS TO BE AWARE OF HIDDEN DANGERS WHILE SHOPPING 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 associates. 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 Introduction 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 RECOMMENDATIONS 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! REMEMBER — SAFETY FIRST AT ALL TIMES! The digits most commonly involved in snowblower injuries. 2004 – 2005 MEETING CALENDAR 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. 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Let us know if of upcoming EHS events and we’ll post it here by contacting Twentysss@cs.com AIHA: Feb. 10th “IH Response to Sulfur Mine Fire in Iraq” JOIN ASSE ON-LINE by visiting: www.asse.org JOB POSTINGS 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. N.E. IOWA CHAPTER 2003-04 FISCAL YEAR OFFICERS President: Cindy Houlson University of Northern Iowa Physical Plant Building Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0189 Cynthia.firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary: Wendel Reece University of Northern Iowa Physical Plant Building Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0189 Wendel.email@example.com Vice President: Steve Grimm Advanced Heat Treating 2825 MidPort Blvd. Waterloo, IA 50703 Grimms@ion-nitriding.com Treasurer: Jeff Bortscheller Quebecor World 2470 Kerper Blvd. Dubuque, IA 52001-2224 Jeff.firstname.lastname@example.org Past President: Gary Brandau Bertch Cabinet 4747 Crestwood Drive Waterloo, IA 50704 Gary.email@example.com Committee Chairs Gov’t Affairs: Membership: Mike Perry John Deere Engine Works PerryMichaelR@JohnDeere.com Awards/Honors: Gary Brandau Bertch Cabinet Gary.firstname.lastname@example.org Maryls Nelson Occupational Health – Allen Hospital Nelsonmj@his.org Social Committee: Vacant Newsletter Editor: Steve Theisen 20 somethin’ safety service email@example.com 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. When: Time: Where: Topic: Speaker: 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.firstname.lastname@example.org HOW ‘BOUT ‘EM HAWKS !!!!