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Oh brother, where art thou?

Tracking systems & smart apps could be game-changers
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?
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
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
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?

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?
Tammy Duncan hails from Amma, West Virginia, an unincorporated town in Roane County, smack in the center of the state.

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A bad day in the Badlands

“Injured Hiker from Pennsylvania Rescued”
The June 8th headline comes from the Associated Press, and the injured hiker is me.

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The trouble with zero

Don’t keep score without strategic objectives
In the safety world, zero is the new name of the game. Have you heard of the Zero Injury Institute.com? Or slogans such as, “Target Zero,” and “We’re drilling toward zero.”

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He’s nobody’s safety model

Mr. “Dirty Jobs” debunks some safety myths
Is this any way for America’s number one blue-collar guy to talk

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Putting America back together

Few regulations required for assembly
That’s the essence of the message sent out in early March by the Business Roundtable, an elite institution of leaders of major U.S. companies with more than $6 trillion in annual revenues and more than 14 million employees.

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2014 October

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