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“This is loony”: BP execs get a free pass in Gulf spill settlement

By Robert Reich
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The Justice Department just entered into the largest criminal settlement in U.S. history with the giant oil company BP.


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Susan Boyle and your safety culture

By David Sarkus MS, CSP

It’s easy to write people off by their appearance.  Maybe it’s someone who doesn’t dress or speak like you.  Maybe they have different interests than you, your co-workers, or your friends.   Or as one of my business acquaintances often states, “they’re just special!”


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

By Scott Stricoff
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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

By Phil La Duke

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

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP

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

By Maureen Paraventi

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?
By Timothy Ludwig Ph.D.
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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

By Phil La Duke
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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

By Phil La Duke
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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?

By Pete Stafford

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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