Unofficial wisdom

A review of occupational health and safety


A fictional librarian on the verge of retirement tells his replacement as the chair of a library’s occupational health and safety committee what to expect. Included are comments on matters including the library’s security plan, workplace violence, alarmism, apathy, leaky plumbing, faulty heating and ventilation systems, first aid, physical fitness, disasters, and bomb threats. The retiring librarian tells his young colleague that the committee’s work will never come to an end.




Bomb threats


Faulty heating and ventilation

First aid

Occupational health and safety

Physical fitness

Plumbing leaks

Security plan

Workplace violence.

Across ...

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