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Revenge of The Prissy Paranoids

IF you're over 30, you can just about remember a world that occasionally acted for reasons other than safety. For better or worse, it was a world where you could smoke on a city bus, trim your fingernails on an airplane, and drink Coke out of a glass bottle-perhaps all in the same wacky day. We're all aware of the general trend, transforming that world into one of rounded corners and soft landings. But it's rare to witness the birth of a particular, irrational safety panic. Which is what makes Michael Farber's Sept. 20 column in Sports Illustrated so special.

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Choosing Safety Footwear for Work Under The Standard

Today, the need to ensure health safety in business and labor are themselves increasingly aware workers properly. In it, choosing a product that truly meet the needs must need to have some basic knowledge about the product. Here are a few basic standards of safety footwear (such as best steel toe work boots for men which can meet the safety in work, safety footwear) for work you need to know.

1/ The Standards for Safety Footwear for Work

– Oil resistant standard: people working in the environment of petroleum substances often need to pay attention to this standard. Ourselves of oil products, giving the surface of the sealed fit compared to the air, the water completely.

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In the Colombian mountains, I marvel at the graceful nerve of mankind

Zip-wiring is an activity no doubt available outside Colombia, but surely nowhere else is it so high or fast or far. A strong steel cable is strung from a tree on one hilltop to another tree on a slightly lower hilltop; a small cradle hangs beneath the wire, able to run freely along it on a pulley-wheel, as with a ski lift.

To zip-wire you start from the higher end.

Wearing over your trousers a harness of the sort which will be familiar to those who abseil or subscribe to bondage magazines, you then suspend yourself beneath the cable. You drop your weight on to it, steadying yourself in an upright seated position by gripping the cradle with your left hand. Your right hand, gloved with a leather pad to prevent burning, is held above your head, resting loosely on the cable above so that it runs beneath the palm.

Then you push off from the tree trunk.

Gravity takes you down, at increasing speed, until the wind whistles in your ears, the wire sings, the sun is on your back, and the valley between the hilltops has dropped away hundreds of feet beneath your boots. You can reach a tremendous speed, but as the tree trunk at the end of your journey looms you must brake, by pulling your gloved right hand down on the cable until friction slows you. Ideally you hit the cushion padding on your destination tree with a gentle thump.

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