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I hope everyone is ready for the Holiday season that we’re entering into this time of year. I’m sure you are already looking forward to getting together with FAMILY & FRIENDS. As you reflect on your 2018 so far, what do you have to be thankful for this season? Sometimes we must put things in

I was fortunate to have lived the first part of my life as a normal, able-bodied person. It was in Corpus Christi, Texas, that I was injured in a terrible explosion. People around the United States saw the aftermath of the explosion in the national news coverage that followed for days. Having barely survived the

Last week, I had the privilege of meeting with employees at Par Pharmaceutical in Irvine, CA. I was invited to speak on “Finding the Safety Champion Within” to help kick-off of their SAVE YOUR BUDDY Safety Pledge initiative. This is an incredibly important step in their quest to be be a Safety First company, and

This article wraps up our special 3-part series on Workplace Safety. Part I dealt with the introduction of basic safety measures during the industrial revolution. Part II focused on the additional improvements that came about due to legislative action and the costs associated with catastrophic incidents. In this article, I describe the fundamental aspects of

For the past few decades, the primary driver behind safety improvements is coming from employers themselves. Companies today operate in a very different environment than that of just 50 or 100 years ago.

This last week I had the honor of speaking to employees of Jacobs, one of the largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services in the world. They employ over 54,000 employees in more than 230 countries worldwide. I spoke on the topic of Workplace Safety, over the course of two sessions

Kevin Saunders was invited back to Corpus Christi, TX, earlier this week to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the public grain elevator explosion that changed his life. It was the largest explosion of its kind in Texas history, and many in the community remember the devastation that killed and injured so many grain elevator employees.

The concept of Workplace Safety has had a relatively long history in our business and industrial culture. In fact, many people reading this have some firsthand knowledge of the safety standards and procedures at their place of work. But what exactly is Workplace Safety and why does it matter? This is the first in a

Starting in 1991, I served on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. For over a decade, I would work under 3 U.S. presidents, both directly on the Council and as part of a special commission. It was an amazing opportunity to work alongside wonderful people dedicated to making a positive impact on the

On 12 Days of Christmas, the good Lord gave to us… Three generations of Saunders men: son, grandson and grandfather. As I get older, everything is harder, especially because I am paralyzed from the chest down…but I wouldn’t miss a minute. It’s always a privilege and a blessing to share the holidays with my son

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