In my twenties, I felt comfortable in my life, satisfied with my career, and the idea that I could be disabled by an accident of any kind seemed as distant as anything could be. That was true even when I was employed as a federal inspector and looking for potential hazards and safety violations on the job.
However, all of that changed in a moment when I was almost killed in the largest grain elevator explosion in Texas history. All those days, weeks and months of zero incidents on my watch suddenly “blew up” in my face as the result of someone else’s carelessness. The worker responsible for the explosion had been on the job for over 40 years. Throughout his career, he had never had any dangerous incidents, and many of his co-workers respected and trusted his seniority.
The Aftermath of the Corpus Christi Grain Elevator Explosion
But just like it is in sports, yesterday’s victories don’t win today’s game. One wrong move, missed detail, or “it’s not my job” attitude can turn a normal workday into a catastrophe.
That’s why it’s a great privilege to be invited to speak on the topic offor so many companies who truly understand the importance of developing and nurturing a Safety Culture. From Oil & Gas and Construction, to Telecom, Pharmaceutical and Engineering, Safety is a corporate responsibility and competitive advantage.
If you’re looking to inspire your employees and make your entire company a Safety-First Organization, call us at (713) 686-0077 and . We still have dates available for National Safety Month June 2019, and throughout the Spring.