Utilizing his 40 years’ industry experience, columnist Dave Johnson shares insight on hot topics in safety professional, such as risk management, climate change, chemicals and diversity. His decades of experience covering safety give him a unique outlook on the current state of the profession.
It doesn’t have to be this tragic — both indoors and outdoors when temperatures reach dangerous, extreme levels. Preventive measures are found all over the internet. But heat prevention practices, in reality, are not always easily practiced, if attempted at all.
OceanGate CEO trashes safety, but in doing so, promotes its mission: “You know, there’s a limit. At some point safety is just pure waste. I mean, if you just want to be safe, don’t get out of bed, don’t get in your car, don’t do anything.”
No one protected this 15-year-old migrant worker who fell 50 feet to his death from a roof in Alabama where he was laying down shingles. What are these kids doing working dangerous jobs? Sending money back home — to Guatemala, Honduras, Venezuela and other parts of impoverished Latin America.