When I was a young warehouseman working my way through college, my job was to pick orders – that means gathering the products and items for a given order. I was tempted more than once to climb those 20 foot high shelves to grab a quick item. Climbing the shelves would have saved me the

Tesoro Corporation has sustained a second acid spill at the same refinery.  I wrote about the first acid spill here.  It appears that the first acid spill was worse than Tesoro first suggested.  The Chemical Safety Board described the latest information about the first spill as "eye-opening."  See San Jose Mercury News report.

Way back when, I worked in a warehouse.  Safety was not a major concern, since we had never had an accent to my knowledge.  But, safety was emphasized.  I was always gratified when I would hear management remind us to be safe and not to take chances climbing shelving or tossing boxes.  And, before the