Friday, September 28, 2007

Professional Responsibility

A little tidbit about myself. I am professionally certified in the field of safety & health. I'm supposed to help people do their work safely so they can return home to their loved ones at the end of the day healthy, uninjured, and in one piece. The old view was that it was the safety guy's responsibility for safety at a work site. Uh uh. It's the employer's responsibility to keep the workplace safe and it's the individual's responsibility to work safely. It's the safety guy's responsibility to be a resource to help both accomplish that. Personal responsibility you see. Something sorely lacking in our society these days and a topic you will no doubt hear a lot about if you are a regular visitor to this blog. I've been pretty fortunate to have worked with employers and employees who, generally, haven't drifted too far afield from this basic premise or their respective responsibilities. Once in a while however...



Another little tidbit about myself. In addition to being a safety & health professional, I believe in Natural Selection. These two facts sometimes come into conflict with each other.

One other thing. I also have a somewhat warped and twisted sense of humor. You'll probably see a lot of this type of picture here. Happy Friday!

13 comments:

Preposterous Ponderings said...

So does this mean you always wear a rubber?

Bruce, a work in progress said...

A rubber what? Me thinks you're getting my blog confused with yours today. Guess I know what's on your mind.

Tequila Mockingbird said...

so you are saying what those gentlemen are doing in the picture ISNT safe? hmmm... good thing there is a saftey dude around, cause otherwise, i might not have known.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

TM, my point exactly.

Preposterous Ponderings said...

I just came back to see if the guy had fallen off of the ladder yet...

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Nope. He's still up there. I advised him to duct tape himself to the hedge. I'm not really a safety professional, I just stayed in a Holiday Inn Select last night.

RAFFI said...

i think if he added two more ladder to the others, then it might become unsafe. what you think, mr.safety?

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Raffi - Oh no, not at all. More is always better, right? He could have a ladder surge, that would get the job done.

Joey Polanski said...

I blieve in Natural Selecktion too!

I hate breast implants!

Joey Polanski said...

P.S. Yer in th Big Leagues now!

Time to DUMP "Comment Moderation."

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Hiya Joey, how ya been? I don't know. The internet's a rough place, ya never know what kinda riff raff will show up.

Good ta hear from ya.

stitely said...

what's the problem, the guy has a "spotter".

Bruce, a work in progress said...

A spotter. Yeah if he lands on him you get a two for one deal. I guess as the guy is falling he gets to find out whether the spotter is really his friend. Does he try to catch him or does he jump the hell out of the way.