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Only in America: Better safe than sorry?

A company advises its employees to "take small bites" while eating — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Many companies are adopting safety programs governing all of their employees' activities. In Utah, the mining company Rio Tinto requires workers to fill out daily safety tracking cards, with workers being advised to "take small bites" while eating. At Nestle, employees must report two safety breaches by their colleagues a month, such as holding open elevator doors.