I saw them die all around me and there wasn’t a damn thing I could do about it.—”Slim” Lambert, survivor
75 years ago today, just 100 days before it opened, 10 men lost their lives in a single accident during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. At the time it was estimated that one man would die for every million dollars spent on a project of this dimension.
Chief Engineer, Joseph Strauss, instituted many safety innovations to make this job an exception to the rule. Continue reading
Four years ago I had cataract surgery on both eyes and at that time my surgeon suggested that I wear sunglasses with polarized lenses when I am outside during the day. She said that my blue eyes are more sensitive to the light rays reflected from below.
My employer provides many articles of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including a variety of safety glasses, however polarized tinted safety glasses are not one of those items. I found a great pair of safety glasses in a local hardware store and have managed to damage two pairs over the years (thankfully they did their job and saved my sight).