Why Do Anything About Injuries When You Can Pretend to Take Action Instead?

Why Do Anything About Injuries When You Can Pretend to Take Action Instead? by  Phil La Duke. First published on his blog HERE Safety is not a humanitarian effort. We all know the story of the days of yore when the loss of life—from building the pyramids to building the Brooklyn Bridge—was just the cost …

80% of Safety Practitioners Are Idiots

80% of Safety Practitioners Are Idiots by Phil La Duke. First published here: https://philladuke.wordpress.com/2018/12/02/80-of-safety-practitioners-are-idiots/  Startling title; nasty, mean, condescending and just plain unfair.  It’s not right, it’s not fair,  it’s not just.  So how does it feel? Because as long as we perpetuate the 80% of all injuries are caused by employee behaviors we say …

Your Words Matter

Your Words Matter By Phil La Duke and first published here: https://philladuke.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/your-words-matter/ My blog was already written, locked down and in the vault.  My time is at a premium, with a full-time job, two magazine deadlines looming, and a book in post production, so I’m not to inclined to start over fresh with a new …

If You Want to Save Lives Be a Lifeguard

If You Want to Save Lives Be a Lifeguard by Phil La Duke. First published on his blog HERE I’ve worked in safety to one extent or another for 30 years.  In fact, This June will mark my thirtieth year in a profession that isn’t all that much older than me.  And in that time …

The Horse Led To Water

The Horse Led To Water DO NOT READ THIS ARTICLE BY PHIL LaDUKE!! First published here: My romantic entanglement tells a tale of jury duty that I find appropriate to safety. Jury duty has always fascinated me, I get served with notices often but seldom make it past the questions in the selection process.  After …