James E. Leemann, Ph.D., is assistant professor in Tulane University’s Center for Applied Environmental Public Health, and is president of the Leemann Group LLC,New Orleans, LA. For more information visit www.leemanngroup.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a recent vacation, I visited a U.S. Life Saving Service (USLSS) station at Indian River, DE and learned about these dedicated and brave, albeit crazy, “surfmen” who man these coastal stations along the east coast and Great Lakes.
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.
Do you think the reason why there has been a surge in accidents involving the use of cell phones while driving in part stems from vehicles having more safety features requiring less attention by the driver?