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The Great Recession likely has forever changed Operations leadership’s view of safety. Gone are the days when safety professionals could lean on “it’s the right thing to do” to justify their actions and initiatives.
I have been promoting that message since I became head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration almost three years ago. It is supported by empirical evidence—and now—it’s been confirmed by a peer-reviewed study published in Science, one of the world’s top scientific journals.
I received your letter last week, and while nothing I say or do will ever erase your tragedy I do hope I can help you to understand the state of workplace safety today.
Fact. Falls kill. Falls are the number one cause of construction worker fatalities, accounting for one-third of on-the-job injury deaths in the industry.
He was an NFL player who dominated offenses during his 20-year career. Junior Seau died of a self-inflicted gunshot to his chest.
It’s been almost two months since I posted my 14 Points of Safety) on my personal blog. I’ve explored the first two points in detail on both www.philladuke.wordpress.com and here. I thought this week I would tackle the my third point, Focus on prevention.
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.
1. What is GHS?
GHS is the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.
I have been spending time reviewing the draft of a new ISO document – Guide 82 – Guide for addressing sustainability in standards.
I have comments and questions about OSHA’s March 12, 2012 memorandum with the subject line: “Employer Safety Incentives and Disincentive Policies and Practices.”
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