ESH-The Lady Vanishes?????

445pm during evening walk ,listening to the newly Stumbled  AudioPodcast by Malcom Gladwell, (Author of great books such as Blink, Tipping Point, David & Goliath) called “REVISIONIST HISTORY” in which Gladwell disects about 10 events in history  spread over 300 years and tries to explain the hidden meaning or what we missed or failed to see or an alternate view. In the first episode of Lady Vanishes referring to Famous British painting by Ms.Elizabeth Thompson, “The ROLL CALL” which was held in awe &even hailed by Queen Victoria in 1870s, and then the lady was never heard by anyone again! Gladwell argues many of the gestures are tokenism and never was done with any serious intention! (Female President/PM, Germany Inclusiveness to Jews etc etc) 

Elizabeth Thompson Butler: A Case of Tokenism


I can’t help wonder,the correlation of this symbolism/tokenism to ESH in 90% of organisations? Is it that ESH is purely symbolic, tokenism, necessary evil to be had, EHS Manager /VP/GM given a token position (like Women in Board Room) and Door is Shut to let nothing else ??? Do carry out National safety day celebrations, move on!!  Is ESH moving like the LADY Vanishes ??  I am more so intrigued with Budget constraints, Issues of cat dog fight of ESH vs Projects, No Formal ESH design review, No decision making power with Functional Authority!! (especially over last 10 years, a global trend!)!!! 


Only one consolation is we (as in Developing World) is not an Island & it is getting worse everywhere!!! So cheer up!!

Workplace safety did not take center stage as a campaign issue for Trump or any other presidential candidate. But Trump’s limited-regulation stance, coupled with his experience in construction and other industries, suggest to some that he will steer OSHA more toward compliance assistance and away from enforcement.
Trump offers the unprecedented case of an incoming commander-in-chief who has been fined multiple times by OSHA for safety violations at his worksites. His businesses also have relied on contractors and subcontractors who have been hit with major penalties. One of his contractors was fined $104,000 after a construction worker fell 42 stories to his death in 2008 at the Trump SoHo hotel condominium in New York City. The penalty was later reduced to $44,000.”

Look to hear from Folks on thoughts views comments??? 


13/3/17 1800 Hrs!!!!

Author: Karthik B; Orion Transcenders. Bangalore.

Lives in Bangalore. HESS Professional of 30+ yrs experience. Global Exposure in 4 continents of over 22 years in implementation of Health, Environment, Safety, Sustainability. First batch of Environmental Engineers from 1985 Batch. Qualified for implementing Lean, 6Sigma, HR best practices integrating them in to HESS as value add to business.

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