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Dr. Kathleen Mosier of San Francisco State University shared this photo of an early vigilance assurance device during her presentation at the Center for Operator Performanceís fall meeting. Itís a one legged stool for a worker apparently watching some batch process. He falls asleep, he falls off. While she and I share it for the humor, how many managers will think it isnít all that bad of an idea?

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