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You Can’t Make Me: Mandatory Safety and the Peltzman Effect

Posted on March 8th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

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“If the government wanted people to drive safely, they’d mandate a spike in the middle of each steering wheel.”  Gordon Tullock Continue reading “You Can’t Make Me: Mandatory Safety and the Peltzman Effect” »

Three Phases of Safety: The Safety Life Cycle in the Lab

Posted on January 26th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

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“A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.”  George S. Patton, Jr.

 

The quote I intended to open with was “A good plan, well executed, is better than a perfect plan, poorly executed,” but when I checked, that’s not what General Patton said.  What he said was “A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.”  Continue reading “Three Phases of Safety: The Safety Life Cycle in the Lab” »

Do You Need a Hero? Emergency Action Plans

Posted on December 8th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

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“We all need our heroes, not just in time of chaos but also in the time of peace.”  Paul Bamikole

Being a firefighter is about as safe as any typical job in the United States.  Continue reading “Do You Need a Hero? Emergency Action Plans” »

Party On!

Posted on September 20th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

 

“You must not discharge or in any manner discriminate against any employee for reporting a work-related injury or illness.” –29 CFR 1904.35(b)(1)(iv) Continue reading “Party On!” »

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