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    THIS DATE IN HISTORY

    Dr. Bernardino Ramazzini: Understood the link between disease and the workplace.

    The Birth of the First Industrial Hygienist

    On November 3, 1633, the man many regard as the founding father of the field of industrial health was born in Capri, Italy. Dr. Bernardino Ramazzini gained this title because he is thought to be the first physician to consider the patient's occupation and industry when performing an examination and diagnosis.

    In his treatise, De Morbis Artificum Diatriba, (The Diseases of Workers), Dr. Ramazzini systematically linked the health risks associated with more than 50 different occupations, based on his 20 years of observing workers in their environment. At a time when physicians relied on historical medical findings, Dr. Ramazzini's approach was revolutionary. He visited workplaces, observed workers' activities and talked to them about their illnesses. He believed that an analysis of workplaces could identify potential and actual hazards that threatened the health of workers.

    Dr. Ramazzini's observations led him to suggest preventive measures, such as improved ventilation, personal protective equipment and risk avoidance behavior. His treatise even included suggestions for therapy and workplace rules.

    Well-known for his expertise in the field of industrial toxicology, Dr. Ramazzini was also a pioneer in the field of ergonomics.

    Dr. Ramazzini died in 1714. Still, we wish him a happy 372nd birthday.

    Author Biography - Barry R. Weissman, REM, CSP, CHMM, CHS-III

    Barry Weissman is Associate Director-Health, Safety & Environmental for PLIVA, Inc., a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in East Hanover , NJ . He is Advanced Toastmaster-Silver level and a frequent contributor to various trade publications, trainer and lecturer on a wide variety of HS&E subjects. Barry is also a professional member and Government Affairs Chair of the NJ Chapter ASSE, a member of the NJ Section of AIHA and the President of the NJ-ACHMM Chapter. He can be reached at barry.weissman@plivainc.com.
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    With that in mind, I learned about Pandemic Influenza yesterday...

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    Default On this date Dec.6 1852

    Luther Crowell invented the paper sack on this date in 1852.
    He said he'd been dating some ugly women and somebody had to do something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson
    Luther Crowell invented the paper sack on this date in 1852.
    He said he'd been dating some ugly women and somebody had to do something.
    HAHAHAHA and here I always thought thats what flags were for. The P.C. Police prevent me from elaborating further.........
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    To combat Luthers invention, they invented uglier women, commonly known as " the double bagger."

    George, you seen any of these lately?
    There goes the neighborhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossco
    To combat Luthers invention, they invented uglier women, commonly known as " the double bagger."

    George, you seen any of these lately?

    Then Thomas Edison went a step further after creating the light bulb. He created the light switch.
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    Have you ever heard of an invention that didn't need to be improved? Most things get invented, but are far from being perfected at the beginning.
    There goes the neighborhood.

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