I cannot tell you how much I appreciated the stories in the August issue of JLC about safety slip-ups. Every spring I teach a class of 85 undergraduates; they visit three construction sites over the course of the term and also work in our shop, doing welding, cutting, and so forth. In spite of visits to job sites and lots of safety orientation, it takes a while for some students to really grasp that we are taking them into territory where something can go very wrong very easily. Your safety stories are vivid proof of exactly the things I worry about, and they will be required reading come January.
Associate Professor Department of Architecture University of California, Berkeley
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