When tragedy strikes, one of the first questions that people ask in its wake is “Why?” The urge to understand why something horrible has occurred is deeply human. Not only do we want to make sense of tragedy, we want to internalize information in ways that will allow us to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future. Unfortunately, it seems that when it comes to work safety, Americans are failing to internalize the lessons of tragedies that have occurred before.
‘Tis the season to hire holiday and winter-related seasonal workers. Across the nation, retailers, outdoor-based employers including ski slope operators and other seasonal businesses are hiring temporary and seasonal workers. Seasonal and temporary work can be enjoyable, rewarding and lucrative. However, it is vitally important that all employers of seasonal workers focus on safety as their new employees begin training and ultimately begin working.
New York City’s Freedom Tower, built on the site of the former World Trade Center, is now open. For many of us who remember the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and survivors of that terrible day, the construction of this new skyscraper is a symbol of the United States enduring and thriving despite the threat of terrorism.