I just talked to a woman whose job title is “Industrial Hygiene Specialist.” What does that entail, exactly? Clipping the fingernails of the diesel mechanics? or shampooing and conditioning the diesel generators they maintain? Both? I’m intrigued.
“Industrial Hygiene is the discipline of anticipating, recognising, evaluating and controlling health hazards in the working environment with the objective of protecting worker health and well-being and safeguarding the community at large.” –Wikipedia
Dammit Wikipedia, the flipside of your wonderful cornucopia of knowledge is that its easy availability removes so much of the allure and mystique of the world, an invasive probing spotlight of knowledge in the dim and smoky bar of human existence. Sometimes I prefer to drink from the rich tap of misguided humorous hypothesizing (it’s right next to the big jar of pickled overexpanded allegories.) But Wikipedia, I’ll admit, you are invaluable for crosswords. And for settling random disagreements. I’d say you’ve got a net positive score in my big book of petty things I have an opinion on.