Check out my most recent editorial in Worksite News.

I am often frustrated by the secondary priority that safety takes in some organizations, despite government regulations and internal policies that state otherwise.

The article explains what I feel is behind the seemingly illogical procrastination of safety initiatives.  Dr. Stephen Covey explains in his book "First Things First" that most people, including safety professionals, have an "urgency addition" that prevents us from doing the things that are truly important.  I also briefly discuss W. Edwards Demings belief that "the majority of problems in organizations are with systems, not people."

If you're looking to increase the importance of safety in your organization, you may want to read the article.  If my perspective on the issue intruiges you, you may want to pick up Covey's book, then implement your OHSMS accordingly. 

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