Editorial Comments

63 ways to modernize the OSHA agency

June 7, 2013
We all know what OSHA can’t do. The “can’t do’s” result from influences almost too numerous to name.

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Plenty of seats up front

Churches and safety programs face a similar challenge
May 9, 2013
The parallels between worker safety and religion are enough to give you pause.

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Safety culture becomes a cliché

Over-exposure leads to the loss of meaning
April 2, 2013
They say First Lady Michelle Obama is getting too much publicity and she’s over-exposed, kind of like Lady Gaga.

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Would you let your kids play football?

It’s another kind of risk assessment
March 7, 2013
Let’s talk about risk-taking. In particular, to play football or not to play. 

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Oh brother, where art thou?

Tracking systems & smart apps could be game-changers
February 1, 2013
Rita (a fictitious character) was late for her first sales call of the day. Last night’s school district meeting ran into overtime.

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Where is the human touch?

If HR departments are disappearing, what about safety?
January 3, 2013
Now I understand why so little hiring is going on in U.S. industry. Human resources departments are vanishing, according to The New York Times (December 2, 2012), so there is no one to do it.

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Please, don’t hunt me down

It’s getting so someone knows your every move
December 4, 2012
The thought first struck me reading a post-election piece about the prowess of President Obama’s re-election war machine.

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A lesson from bin Laden

Yes, complacency can be a killer
November 1, 2012
It makes you wonder at what point did that extra degree of vigilance he had get dulled by routine?”

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GOP or Democrat: Does it really affect OSHA?

October 5, 2012
Early next month we’ll exercise our vote in what Walt Whitman called “America’s choosing day.”

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A mother’s fight

Son’s death on a rig: electrocution or drug overdose?
August 1, 2012
Tammy Duncan hails from Amma, West Virginia, an unincorporated town in Roane County, smack in the center of the state.

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