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The week that was in workplace safety 5.17-5.21.2010

May 24, 2010
By Dave Johnson

Good Friday 5.21.2010 to you.

This is the week that was in the the workplace safety world:
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The workingman film: War is work, too

May 10, 2010
Robert A. Brounstein, Director, ES&H, TerranearPMC, LLC

In response to your challenge for nominating a "Best True Working Grit" Picture, I would like to suggest a few things....
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Films with an occupational safety and health theme

May 10, 2010
Submitted by the European Safety & Health Agency at Work

Chaplin’s “Modern Times,” “The Perfect Storm,” “The Machinist”…
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Profit-glutted BP must pay for its epic risk-taking failure

May 10, 2010
By Gary Rosenblum

The oil industry will not adequately manage its risks unless we stop shielding them from the true risks of their actions to the life of their companies.
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Undercover Boss: Why CEOs don’t get safety

April 9, 2010
By Gary Rosenblum

The TV show Undercover Boss should be mandatory viewing for mine companies, oil companies, and on and on.
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Who’s best in safety? Who cares?

March 9, 2010
By James Leemann, Ph.D.

Regarding the notion of “the most respected safety and health programs,” I have come to the point of asking myself the question – Who cares?
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Safety has some issues to sort out

March 9, 2010
By Gary Rosenblum, CIH

The safety and health culture has some historical issues to work out before it can progress into a new era and function.
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About the Toyota recalls

March 9, 2010
by Aaron Chen, MPH, CIH

The sooner manufacturers of heavy industry begin to copy the forward thinking risk management processes that the chemical, petro and pharma industries have used the better their products will be.
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Grade the Labor Secretary: I give her a “B”

February 10, 2010
By Dave Johnson

Hilda Solis was confirmed as Secretary of Labor one year ago this month, February 24. It’s far too soon to judge OSHA chief Dr. Michaels. But I give Ms. Solis a solid “B” for her first year overseeing OSHA. What do you say?
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Fast food, hotels, health services, theme parks and retailers: Why the low-profile safety programs?

February 10, 2010
By Dave Johnson

There are more than 2,300 worksites enrolled in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program. Only 29 are health services. Has safety lost its way in the 21st century economy? If you have evidence otherwise, bring it on.
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