BP, Massey Energy and Tessoro are all using their safety award plaques like shields to deflect accusations of recklessness. The disconnect between safety prizes and dead workers has enabled these corporations to characterize the three explosions at their facilities in April that killed 47 workers as accidents, random events for which no one really is to blame. That’s why these pseudo-safety awards are so destructive. No agency or association should ever again deceive the public or delude workers by handing awards to corporations that fail to accomplish comprehensive hazard avoidance by meeting the standards of process safety management.
|By: buildingbridgesradio Tuesday April 20, 2010 3:34 pm|
While it continued to amass violations, the Mine Safety & Health Administration allowed Massey Energy Co.to avoid meaningful discipline, and the question as 29 miners die is what must be done to beef up mine-safety enforcement?
|By: Chuckie Corra Saturday April 10, 2010 11:12 am|
The President of UMWA calls for Don Blankenship to be held responsible for the mining disaster.