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Resilience in the face of catastrophe: Hurricane Sandy’s lesson for organizations

November 20, 2012

When Hurricane Sandy devastated the Northeast the New York Stock Exchange was closed for two days.


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Playing it safe is no path to safety

November 20, 2012

Uncertain times make us risk adverse. And in a tenuous economic recovery it’s easy for safety professionals to play it safe.


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Who am I? Foundational safety culture requirements

November 20, 2012

One of my favorite Broadway musicals is “Les Misérables.” My favorite musical score for this powerful drama takes place when the hero, Jean Valjean, sings “Who am I?”


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Information is power – but it comes at a cost

November 19, 2012

While newsroom budgets are shrinking -- and some news outlets are going out of business entirely -- the need for thorough, objective investigative journalism remains as crucial as ever.


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Incentives are the nuclear option

You may reach your objective, but at what cost?
November 14, 2012
I got this e-mail from a reader who had just read the October 31st PENCIL WHIPPING blog:


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Why safety fails:When good safety systems go bad

November 14, 2012
For many organizations the great recession has forever changed the way organizations gauge the success of its safety efforts


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How to reinvent an ineffective safety committee

November 7, 2012
Everyone knows that any organization that cares one whit about safety has to have a safety committee.


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How do we stop construction falls?

November 7, 2012

One construction worker a day dies on a worksite from a fall. One a day. That’s what the national data consistently tells us, since one-third of all deaths on construction sites are from falls. Every year more than 10,000 construction workers in the private construction industry experience serious, even life-changing, injuries from a fall.


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OSHA’s standards department should be shut down

November 7, 2012

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!!


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OSHA is hurt by EPA blowback

November 7, 2012

OSHA might be the only federal regulatory agency that has attempted to keep its activity within the rules mandated by Congress. The US EPA is quite different in that aspect.


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ASSEâ??s Safety 2014 Review

A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

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