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Family-run Minn. company says safety has to be a core value, not just the title of a committee. “Safety has to be a core value rather than a priority because our priorities change when we get behind schedule, we lose money, or something happens negatively,” Greg Anderson, co-writer of Safety 24/7: Building an Incident-free Culture said. “So our priorities change, but our values hopefully never do.” Can safety be a priority? Certainly, Anderson said, especially when it comes into conflict with something else. Organizations with a culture of safety know what becomes a top priority right away because safety is [more]
Answer this question: “What part of your seat can be used as a floatation device?”  If you answered “seat cushion” you either listened closely to the flight attendant’s safety briefing or you have flown enough to be able to give the flight attendant safety briefing. But, “why does it matter anyway?” That was the question posed by my 10-year-old daughter on a recent flight from Houston to New York City.  Before I could respond with some humorous comment, which no doubt would have been met with the look only daughters can give their fathers, she followed-up by saying, “No [more]

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