On May 7, 2016, a 40-year-old Canton, Ohio, man had just left a family vacation in Walt Disney World in Orlando and was behind the wheel of his Tesla Model S, which he nicknamed “Tessy,” an all-electric compact vehicle that he had put 40,000 miles on in the first nine months he owned it.
From a systemic view, anyone paying attention to numerous employment dynamics during the past decade would conclude the safety, industrial hygiene and environmental fields are bleeding from a thousand cuts.
Passed Congress this spring and awaiting President Obama’s signature, the Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act1 modernizes the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that was the cornerstone of chemical management in the United States
Google the phrase “stupid unsafe acts” and you get about 174,000 results. That’s a bit scary. Included are links to “People Doing Stupid Things,” “Stupid Human Beings Doing Unsafe Things” and “Hilarious pictures from around the world show workmen who somehow cheated death.”