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October 24th, 2012

NSC Congress & Expo 2012 – The Cutting Edge of Safety

by Josh Kerst, CPE

Over 6,000 attendees have descended this week upon Orlando for the 100th anniversary of the National Safety Council Congress & Expo. There have been excellent keynote addresses from ergonomic knivesgovernment and industry leaders such as Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for OSHA, E. Scott Geller as well as safety icons like Captain “Sully” Sullenberger.  These talks have been bolstered by over 50 interactive breakout sessions that have presented cutting edge methods to improve safety.

Speaking of cutting edge safety… I came across two innovative safety knife exhibitors that had developed their product with ergonomics in mind.  The two designs shown here from Pacific Handy Cutter (blue design) and Slice (green models) illustrate just how much these tools have improved.  Ergonomic features include the use of power grips, precision grips, anthropometrically friendly designs that support ambidextrous use.  Check back for more reports from this year’s NSC congress and expo

Best regards,
Josh

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