Articles by Ron Hayes

The wrong word

January 30, 2014
For 21 years now, I have been working on a safer workplace, I have worked with many great companies, safety folks, safety organizations, government agencies, workplaces large and small and some very dedicated folks.


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“I pray each day that someone notices the suffering”

July 18, 2012

It’s a hot July evening, 2011. The gas well site in western Pennsylvania is a dangerous combination of humid, damp conditions, high-voltage electricity, and improper equipment.


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"I wish we could have our life back"

April 25, 2012

This is a story for this week’s Worker Memorial Day. It’s 2 am, and I’m at the side of Pat’s crib again.


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Lets see a felony charge for killing American workers

December 21, 2011

I would like to draw attention to the fact that not only do miners deserve better protection but all American workers deserve to have a safe and healthy workplace.


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A son suffocates, a father's years of tears

August 31, 2011

How quick is quick, how long is long, and why? These are the top three questions each family asks after their loved one has been killed on the job.


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"Even in death, Sis, you've opened our eyes...

April 27, 2011

My Dearest Tina,

I have been wanting to write this letter for a while, just busy, you know. Everyone here is fine, getting along all right, we all miss seeing you.


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YOUR TURN: "Even in death, Sis, you've opened our eyes...

June 4, 2009
This letter was penned by Amy Harville to her sister, Tina, who died four days after a chemical explosion burned 90 percent of her body.
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