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That was the question a planning meeting facilitator asked about 15 of us earlier this week. The meeting topic was the future of worker safety.
I recently read an impassioned post from a long-ago coworker who wrote that she is “far happier on a day-to-day basis thanks to these technology tools (Twitter, e-mail, blogs, instant messaging, text messages, cell phones and Facebook).
"It is not my intention to do away with government," President Reagan once said. "It is rather, to make it work-work with us, not over us; to stand by our side, not ride on our back. Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it."
Imagine if a month ago, on New Year’s Day, a grim-faced President Obama came on TV to address the nation with his official POTUS (President Of The United States) New Year’s Resolution:
What would you prefer: The carrot or the stick? Punishment works and is frequently used in less mature safety programs as a reaction to some incident that hurt someone.
Last week we received this new release: “A UC Davis researcher has estimated the national annual price tag of occupational injuries and illnesses at $250 billion, much higher than generally assumed.
On the January 23rd cover of Time magazine, Warren Buffett reminds me a bit of a wizened and wise safety and health pro.
I received this email this morning in response to my query: What are the hot EHS topics for 2012: “The economy continues to take its toll on employees as we strive to do more with less."
The notion of sustainability and global warming, or the PC term climate change, rests on the definitions established by those who have a strong self-interest in how they are defined.
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