Old pros were trapped in a prescriptive career – the OSHA regulation says this -- now do it. Doing it took nearly all of the pro’s time. There was little time for best practices. The old pros did, however, build great foundations upon which young pros may leap from compliance practices to conformance objectives.
Letter-of-the-law compliance practices continue, but there’s little appetite among business and others for new prescriptive regulations. The pace of prescriptive law will be slow for young pros, compared to the fast pace experienced by old pros.