At ASSE’s Professional Development Conference for the past several years there has been a session entitled Executive Safety Summit. A panel of CEOs or senior managers and a moderator discuss their views of safety. Good stuff. Near the end of the session is the most important question: What are your recommendations for the safety professionals in attendance here today? The above title was one answer.
The people who write huge swath OSHA standards are from the same philosophy (big government solves all ) that wrote: 2700 pages of healthcare law, begatting multiple thousands of a pages of regulations; 2300 pages of financial law, with more thousands of pages of regulations, etc. etc. Enough!!
Aaron Trippler of the AIHA staff asked in a recent ISHN editorial about OSHA’s I2P2 (Injury and Illness Prevention Program) standard: “How in the heck can you oppose something that has yet to be written?” Here is the answer: