“One earnest worker can do more by personal suggestion to prevent accidents than a carload of safety signs.”
Two events last week reminded me of the great responsibility we all have to protect workers and citizens every day.
First, I took a manufacturing plant tour of Abbott Laboratories, where Similac and other products are made here in Columbus. The experience would remind anyone of the workforce protections and product safety precautions that are taken by great companies and facilities. Significant expense and care goes into protecting the products that sustain life for newborns around the world, and to protect the workers of a fast-paced, highly automated plant.
Second, this past week’s airline tragedy caught every traveler’s eye. Our hearts are with the victim’s family and the entire Albuquerque community. Regular travelers often take for granted the astonishingly good safety record of our airlines. Planes and crews operate with such efficiency that we don’t often think of the stress that they are under as they move around the country and the world nearly nonstop.
In today’s fast-paced world, it is worth pausing once in a while to consider the impact of safety. Some stats to remind us:
Some actions for this week:
Let’s have a great – and safe – week.