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Please, don’t hunt me down

It’s getting so someone knows your every move
By Dave Johnson
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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
By Dave Johnson
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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?

By Dave Johnson
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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?
By Dave Johnson
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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”
By Dave Johnson
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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
By Dave Johnson
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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
By Dave Johnson
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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
By Dave Johnson
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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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Prime Minister tees off on safety

Sometimes it’s better to not say anything
By Dave Johnson
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You might have missed this bizarre bit of news at the beginning of the year because it came from across the “pond,” in the United Kingdom. Prime Minister David Cameron issued a New Year’s resolution pledging, among other promises, to “kill off the health and safety culture for good.”


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Attack of the smiley faces

In defense of “defensive pessimism”
By Dave Johnson
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What’s with that perfectly round, candy yellow smile face with the black, blank eyes popping up on newsstands lately?


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