Monthly Archives: September 2011

Holistic Safety: Working the Plan

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I’ll always remember the words of Bill M., one of my early mentors, nearly twenty five years ago:  “Plan the work and work the plan.”  For Bill, planning was everything.  Planning included the work process, work steps and resources – … Continue reading

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OSHA and Emergency Preparedness

OSHA’s Richard Mendelson [Deputy Regional Administrator – Region 2] made a presentation on emergency preparedness related to worker safety and OSHA’s role in emergency response at the NYC ASSE chapter September 22, 2011.  Previous readers of this blog know how … Continue reading

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Safety and the Boiled Frog Syndrome

Did you ever walk onto a jobsite or work place for the first time and were instantly horrified by the lack of safety and the safety hazards that were all over the place?  Your first reaction is to turn around … Continue reading

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Arrogance is a Bad Thing

Here we are 10 years and 1 day since 9/11. The question that everyone [I mean the press] asks “Are we better prepared?” The quick answer is yes, we are better prepared than we were 10 years ago. We now … Continue reading

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