Another reminder that business owners, and woodworkers, can't be careful
Lawyers are gonna have a field day ... and insurance companies will soon
be insisting on the SawStop technology as a requirement for insuring any
woodworking business with employees.
And rightfully so, since only a fool would take the chance in this day age.
Or perhaps the insurance companies will insist that shops not hire fools:
"Employees at the shop told police that they had told Guitierrez earlier in
the morning not to use the saw because he was not trained to use it... the
victim's duties at the shop were to sweep it."
Well, that's it. Nothing else needs to be said, as the entire issue
has been boiled down to its essence. Nice shot there, Ed.
The bad employees ruin it for everyone; their fellow workers, their
managers, and the owners. In the end, the only one that doesn't get
to shrug their shoulders and walk off after an employee generated
tragedy to go have a nice afternoon is the owner.
I see the same kind of suggestion on technical newsgroups where some
administrator wants a device to prevent employees from loading random
programs on corporate computers.
What's wrong with an enforced company policy that equates prohibited
activity with immediate termination?
One company asserted they were as secure as Fort Knox and they hired a
security expert to test their system for vulnerabilities. Did he load all
kinds of complex snooping programs on their servers to check every bit and
tittle for backdoors, buffer over-runs, guessable passwords, and the like?
He scattered pen drives with trojans in the parking lot.
Seventy percent of the pen drives were plugged in to various employee
desktops where the program on the pen drives immediately called home and
snitched out the workers.
Reminds me of something I came across a while ago:
"Technology is in a race with the universe to create bigger and better
idiot-proof devices.The universe is trying to create bigger and better
idiots. So far, the universe is winning."
I bet we never here from Jose here 'cause it would probably be kind of
hard to type. :-(
I am now protected by my Nomex undies...
One positive thing about 'Cash for Clunkers' is that
it took thousands of Obama bumper stickers off the road.
In case anyone's interested, there's a keyboard layout designed for one
hand. It's specific to which hand you plan on using, but it might be a
solution for someone who can only type with one hand.
You can search for "one-handed DVORAK" and probably come up with all
kinds of interesting things. It's been available in Windows for over a
decade (but you have to look for it to turn it on.)
"The potential difference between the top and bottom of a tree is the
reason why all trees have to be grounded..." -- Bored Borg on
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