Thursday, September 22, 2005

Chao: Safety Must Remain a Core Value in Changing Workplace

Government recognition of safety is a good thing ...

"As the U.S. work force braces for a "generational shift" brought about by the impending retirement of millions of baby boomers across the country, EHS stakeholders must work to build a "culture of safety within the organization that says safety is No. 1," U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao told attendees of the National Safety Council's (NSC) 93rd annual Congress and Expo, which is being held in Orlando, Fla., this week.

"[O]ur country's challenge is to preserve the gains made over the past 50 years by intensifying our health and safety programs for the incoming new generation of workers," Chao said today.

When baby boomers retire, they take with them all the safety and health knowledge accumulated from a lifetime of work experience, Chao explained. At the same time, the younger workers who replace them bring "relatively less health and safety experience" to the workplace."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

NSC - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics


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