Editorial Comments

Safety culture becomes a cliché

Over-exposure leads to the loss of meaning
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
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
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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