As safety professionals, if we followed this cultural inevitability malaise we would still be back in the circa 1911 start of our profession re-experiencing the likes of the Triangle Shirt Waist factory multiple fatality tragedy. The focus of the safety profession must be a continual improvement that relentlessly ekes our way to a safety culture of correct. We work to eliminate: fatalities, then lost time injuries, then medical incidents, then personal risk evaluation failures, then…..
My Papa used to quote a famous author whose scenario had a mother asking her sons, “What don’t you have to do? You don’t have to solve all the world’s problems. Just a few, there are plenty to go around. What do you have to do? Always do the right thing.” Let us continue to resist the insanity of safety (and personal) status quo and keep engaging in doing the right things.