Over The Top Comments Undercut Actor’s Safety Message
- Created: Friday, 28 September 2012 12:55
- Published: Friday, 28 September 2012 12:55
By James Sharpe
Last month, we summarized controversial views the star of the “Dirty Jobs” television show has made about workplace safety. The heart of Mike Rowe’s heresy is that corporate pronouncements stating safety trumps all else, as in the “Safety First!” slogan, are dishonest. In addition, complacency arises when safety professionals claim worker safety is their responsibility. That, in turn, brings on accidents. Rowe contends that safety is the worker’s sole responsibility.