Safety of the Majority

In: Social Issues

Submitted By rileyb
Words 745
Pages 3
Riley Bunce
Mr. Reimer
October 19, 2015

Everybody loves a great vacation. From ice cold Canada to beach bum Bermuda, the experience is unforgettable. People tend to under-appreciate the journey itself. Soaring across the empty sky while the infant immediately to your left is screaming in tears. SEAT BELTS ON, nausea sets in while the G6 bounces through turbulence. Playing with gravity and the relief of being on ground again after crossing a continent. Flying is an event that can easily be terrifying, so ensuring a safe flight for all is mandatory. The safety of the majority is more important than the privacy of an individual.

What a way to make a living! From performing strip searches to detaining potential felons, the thrill of threat, and the opportunity to ensure a safe flight for all is my job. Every day must be taken as seriously as the next when dealing with potential terrorism. I’m the big ugly man that you awkwardly make eye contact with and wish you never did. My duties aren’t easy. I work to provide safety and well-being to executives, families and friends. Anything that makes me slightly anxious is taken as a threat. It’s not always easy, when groups like Muslims are targeted for random searches more frequently by my own coworkers than any other religion. I feel ill after thoroughly questioning a potential traveling terrorist, and letting them go after an hour. Regardless, I understand that it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Everyone deserves equal treatment, and that’s what I put forth when providing my security service’s at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

I get to live out my dream every day. My career relies on transporting people from point A to B. I look good doing it to, my suit tailored to perfection. My glistening badge proudly representing Canada. I’m always ready to shake a few hands after a steady flight, but…...

Similar Documents


...and maintain the required distance. 6. Warning devices: Electronic warning devices installed on cranes or other equipment can be used to alert the operator if the boom is coming too close to an energized line. Prevention ideas taken in part from Janicak CA (1997), "Occupational Fatalities Caused by Contact With Overhead Power Lines in the Construction Industry," JOEM, 39(4), pp. 329-332. Getting Help WISHA Consultation Program Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Everett (Region 1, Northwest Washington): 425-290-1300 Seattle (Region 2, King County): 206-515-2800 Tacoma (Region 3, Pierce, Kitsap, Clallam, and Jefferson Counties): 253-596-3800 Olympia (Region 4, Southwest Washington): 360-902-5799 East Wenatchee (Region 5, Central and Southeastern Washington): 509-886-6500 Spokane (Region 6, Eastern Washington): 509-324-2600 WISHA Policy & Technical Services Tumwater Central Office – Safety/High Voltage: 360-902-5562 Other Resources • • • • • • • NIOSH ALERT: Preventing Electrocutions of Crane Operators and Crew Members Working Near Overhead Power Lines, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 95-108 NIOSH ALERT: Preventing Falls and Electrocutions During Tree Trimming, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 92-106 NIOSH ALERT: Preventing Electrocutions During Work with Scaffolds Near Overhead Power Lines, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 91-110......

Words: 1394 - Pages: 6


...has made major efforts to improve its safety program and, as a result, has seen a reduction in the number of injuries on the job. The amount of lost time, however, hasn’t decreased as much as expected. Upper management is looking for suggestions on other steps to take. Anna Perez, director of Human Resources, thinks one step that could help would be for the company to get involved in an off-the-job safety program. 1.) How should Anna describe this type of program to management? What is off-the-job safety? An off-the-job safety program is a logical extension of the occupational safety program and meets the same needs: reduction of costly employee absences due to incidents, injuries, or deaths; and commitment to employee well-being. 2.) What statistics can she provide to convince management that this subject merits attention? According to National Safety Council estimates, three out of four deaths and more than half of the injuries suffered by workers occur off the job. Annual production time lost due to off-the-job injuries averages 120 million days compared with 75 million days lost by workers injured in the workplace. 3.) What are three benefits a company can realize from expanding its safety program to include off-the-job safety? • reduction in lost production time and operating costs from both on-the job and off-the-job injuries • increased employee interest in the on-the-job safety program due to efforts in off-the-job safety • better public relations CASE......

Words: 528 - Pages: 3


...Safety Slogans Here are some safety slogans that will help you to make safety a way of life. [pic] Safety is a very important aspect of life, be it at home, out on the road, or at the workplace. Here is a collection of some great safety slogans that you can use on posters to stick up in your office or in your home, or use in presentations, or send as emails. Safety isn't just a slogan, it's a way of life. Better to be safe than to be sorry! Chance takers are accident makers. Be alert! Accidents hurt. A safer you is a safer me. Unprepared = Unsafe. Anyone driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac. The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it. Remember - Safety is not a job; it is a way of life. Safety is a cheap and effective insurance policy While on a ladder, never step back to admire your work Safety doesn't slow the job down but mishaps do. A spill, a slip, a hospital trip. Your safety is everyone's responsibility, especially yours. You can't get home, unless you're safe. Ignoring a warning can cause much mourning. The adage "look before you leap" is a lifesaver. The safe way is the right way When jogging, run against the traffic flow. Wear the right protective equipment for the job. Use the right tool for the job. Just because you always did it that way, doesn't make it right. Safety is something you learn from the start - Being accident......

Words: 2954 - Pages: 12


... including tools and equipment which may be furnished by employees. All hazards involved in the use of power tools can be prevented by following five basic safety rules: • Keep all tools in good condition with regular maintenance. • Use the right tool for the job. • Examine each tool for damage before use. • Operate according to the manufacturer's instructions. • Provide and use the proper protective equipment. Note the following key points in this lesson: • Hazardous moving parts of a power tool need to be safeguarded. • All employers should caution employees that saw blades, knives, or other tools be directed away from aisle areas and other employees working in close proximity. • To protect the user from shock, tools must either have a three-wire cord with ground and be grounded, be double insulated or be powered by a lowvoltage isolation transformer. • Portable electric powered tools must meet the OSHA electrical requirements. • All jacks - lever and ratchet jacks, screw jacks and hydraulic jacks - must have a device that stops them from jacking up too high. Remember: Employees should be trained in the use of all tools - not just power tools. They should understand the potential hazards as well as the safety precautions to prevent those hazards from occurring. Appropriate personal  protective equipment, e.g.,  safety goggles, gloves, etc.,  should be worn due to hazards  that may be encountered while  using portable power tools and  hand tools.   ...

Words: 259 - Pages: 2

Safety responsibilities. But will they ever listen...? WW1 SECTION 2 Health and Safety Health and safety issues featured in this section include: a look at workplace smoking bans; a report covering how Forgemasters Steels Ltd dramatically improved their health and safety record; an examination of company policies towards AIDS in the workplace; and an evaluation of how health and safety issues are monitored and employee awareness raised. Personnel Review, Vol. 22 No. 5 1993, pp. 15-20. ©MCBUniversity Press, 0048-3486 Workplace smoking bans R. Mays in The Safety & Health Practitioner (UK), Sep 92 (10/9): p. 14 (3 pages) Discusses the judgement made by an industrial tribunal in Scotland, dismissing a claim for constructive dismissal, following the introduction of a no-smoking policy and looks at the issues raised; points out that a key factor in the judgment was the "reasonable" approach taken by the employer in introducing the new policy, and cautions that other employers should be as careful if they want to set up a smoking ban; sets out some of the steps which should be taken. WH14 People at work J. Stranks in The Safety & Health Practitioner (UK), Sep 92 (10/9): p. 29 (4 pages) Highlights the increasing need to consider the human factors when looking at health and safety issues; looks at the role of management in developing an organizational climate in which health and safety is considered important, and to produce policies which reduce the risk of people......

Words: 16453 - Pages: 66

Majority Rule

...What is majority rule? Majority Rule is the control of the majority. It is also the control of an organization or institution according to the wishes or votes of the majority of its members. Bahamian Society before the Establishment of Majority Rule 59 Novembers ago three men came together and form the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP). They were Henry Milton Taylor, William. W. Cartwright, Cyril St. John Stevenson. They began meeting regularly discussing the pros and cons. They invited 7 men to join them but only 6 accepted the invitation. Henry Taylor was the Chairman, William was the treasurer and Cyril became the secretary. The party progressed in Nassau and decided to include the outer islands. When sir. Lynden Piddling came home from law school he joined the PLP party and that was the beginning of the road to majority rule. Sir Lynden Pindling, Randol Fawkes, Auther Hanna, Sir. Milo Butler Sr, Clarence Bain, Samuel Isaacs, and many other women and men planned and strategized to free there people from colonize. At that time racial segregation was a way of life in The Bahamas. The ‘blacks’ were referred to as coloured people. They were schools were coloured children were not allowed to enter. They were places like hotels, shops, and restaurants were colour people were not allowed to dine. There were also churches where coloured people were not allowed to sit in the same pews as the whites. In January 1954 the PLP held its first public meeting. In......

Words: 1348 - Pages: 6

Working Class Majority

...where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Welcome to the United States of America! As ridiculous as it may sound it is the reality that we live in. For example, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the combined household incomes of the richest quintile in America has increased almost every year since 1976 while the combined household incomes of the poorest quintile has decreased almost every year in the same span of time (DeNavas 38-41). It makes no sense, yet no one seems to be able to stop it. People try, but little, if anything, seems to actually change. The upper class holds the majority of power in the U.S., but the working class needs more power in our society so that they can get the aid and benefits they need. If one did not know any better he or she may believe that the American working class does not even exist. In his book The Working Class Majority, college economics professor Michael Zweig talks about the media often making references to “Wall Street”, big banks, investment houses, and other big corporations, and “Main Street”, often looked at as the “middle class” (175). However, little is said of the lower, or working, class even though they represent over 30% of the American population according to the Census Bureau (Vo). Why wouldn’t a group of individuals that make up such a large portion of our population be mentioned often and consistently? Even when the working class is mentioned it seems to be misrepresented. Later in the book,......

Words: 1561 - Pages: 7


...asbestos from the bottom of the pond fall within the definition of “Class II asbestos work”. A serious violation, one involving a substantial probability of physical harm and death requires a mandatory penalty of up to $1,000. A willful violation runs a considerably greater risk of penalty. In my opinion the damages happened because of company violations against the safety rules and the OSHA recommendations. “A four-day hearing was held before a Commission administrative law judge (“ALJ”).   In his decision and order, the ALJ vacated four violations, affirmed four violations as other-than-serious, affirmed three violations as de minimis, and assessed penalties totaling $1,800.00. The decision of the ALJ became the final order of the Commission.   Exercising jurisdiction pursuant to 29 U.S.C. § 660(a), this court denies Tierdael's petition for review, concluding that the plain and natural meaning of the regulation encompasses Tierdael's activity.” So depending on what stated above, the Tierdoel Construction Co. should pay for the damages caused by the asbestos pipe system because of their negligence of the safety requirements....

Words: 646 - Pages: 3

Tyranny of the Majority’s world, freedom is limited by dictators or majorities. J.S.Mill (1859), claims that, majority, which means the most active part of the society, may desire to oppress minorities and precautions are needed against this abuse of power. Mill raised awareness and warned against tyranny of majority. Social tyranny is more formidable than political oppressions, because tyranny of majority limits freedom of thought, prevents social progress, which is the beginning of all corruptions, and it is more difficult to escape and severer to endure than oppressive political regimes. First of all, majority’s opinions, values and norms determine all society’s values and point of views. Tyranny of majority can manipulates and suppresses minority’s thoughts and opinions. One step further, social tyranny may limit freedom of thought. According to K.Stone (2008), ‘’ Social tyranny penetrates even more deeply into everyday life, into the soul itself’’ (p.1). Starting from this point of view, tyranny of majority has a great power hence; it can manipulate all people thoughts easily and penetrates in all thoughts. Most in demand thoughts and are popular thought which can determined by majority. Stone (2008) clarified that, ‘’ ascendant part of the social structure, the big part of the country generally emanates from the interest of the upper class and determines their sense of superiority’’ (p.2). If anyone in society thought different from majority, undoubtedly it would confront social......

Words: 1613 - Pages: 7


...CHAPTER 16: SAFETY Based on past studies, the water and wastewater industry has one if the highest injury rates in the nation. Workers in these areas are involved in construction and excavations, confined spaces, hazardous chemicals, and mechanical equipment that pose a serious injury risk when proper training, equipment, and procedures are not utilized. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for developing regulations regarding worker safety and protection. Employers are responsible for providing employees with the proper safety equipment and training in its use. They are also responsible for development and implementation of safety policies for their workplace. The employees, after proper training, are responsible for recognizing the safety issues; following approved safety procedures, and properly utilizing the associated safety equipment. Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO) Lock out/tag out regulations deal with the need to isolate a machine from its energy source to prevent it from starting while work is being done in and around the equipment. Energy sources can include electrical energy, hydraulic energy, pneumatic energy, thermal energy, and chemical energy. This can be either active energy or stored energy. Stored energy can take many forms. Some examples of stored energy are; electrical energy stored in capacitors, pneumatic energy stored in a compressor tank, and hydraulic water pressure in an isolated line. Any stored energy must...

Words: 1805 - Pages: 8


...Running Head: ARTICLE REVIEW Article Review: Safety, Accidents, and Investigations: Be Prepared for the Unexpected Article Summary In this article, the author has explained the importance of health and safety programs in the companies. Through this article, people can be able to identify the potential job hazards in the organizations and development plan for its safety. Apart from this, he has also explained the methods of effectively responding to the accidents. With the help of this, different strategies for conducting the investigation of the company is also identified by the author. Answer 1: Author’s Main Point In this, the author is mainly focused towards the importance of health and safety programs in companies. He has also explained the accident development plan, which is useful in reducing the job hazards and strategically handle the external accidents investigations (Battles, 2011). Apart from this, the author’s main point is to generate the awareness among different countries and reveals the disadvantages of not having health and safety plan such as increases in health care cost, penalties, lost productivity and fines. Answer 2: Author’s Intended Audience In this paper, the author’s intended audience is organizations in different companies. It is because organizations cover a large number of people and health and safety program also improves the personal life of the employees. At the same time, the author has also generated awareness......

Words: 1268 - Pages: 6


...industry, Safety is one of the most critical factor. Research Objectives Literature Review At a time when many companies are emphasizing on improving their business processes, operational efficiency and enhancing pro people focus, safety is one of the most important areas of improvement. It becomes even more critical in a labor intensive industries like manufacturing and construction. Most of the industries have adopted a well set standard operating procedures and efforts are on to get it better day by day. The focus of our study has been to identify the factors which affects the safety awareness, minimizes accidents at workplace and as a result meets operational efficiency of the organization. When the effect of these factors are positive, we may conclude that the organization is people oriented. Previous Studies: One of the earlier studies in this area was conducted by Cox & Cox in the year 1991 for European industrial gas sector. It had considered five factors affecting the safety parameters – effectiveness of arrangements for safety, individual responsibility, individual skepticism, safeness of work environment and personal immunity. This study was done not keeping in mind any specific industry and later on further studies revealed that model and frameworks for employee attitudes to safety may be dependent on the context and hence a generic study for overall industry may not be appropriate. Subsequent study by Cox, Sue & Tomas in the year 1997 on......

Words: 800 - Pages: 4


...Patient Safety in Healthcare Joyce Kimeu Chamberlain College of Nursing NR101: Transition in Nursing June 04, 2015 Patient Safety in Healthcare Many errors can be avoided by having safety measures in place. Sign up to Safety campaign reveals that a million people use the services of the National Health Services (NHS) every 36 hours, with the majority being given care that is both safe and of high quality (NHS England, 2014). However, sometimes mistakes occur and patients are harmed as a result. Sign up to safe campaign shows that between 2011 and 2012, a total of 326 ’never events’ were reported to strategic health authorities (Glasper, 2014).This number can be reduced by addressing different safety measures, such as building a safety culture, leading and supporting staff, promote reporting, learning and sharing safety lessons and implementing solution to prevent harm (Glasper, 2014). Building Safety Culture An important component of a successful strategy to address these kinds of safety problems is the encouragement of personnel to be more forthcoming in reporting and disclosing errors, actual harm, and fear of being bullied. This instance will apply to all staff members, and everyone involved in caring for patient will know that their voices will be heard. For instance, where the leadership is concerned by being proactive, gaining input from the staffs about the improvements needed and addressing them with efficiency and urgency. Leading and Supporting......

Words: 576 - Pages: 3

The Overwhelming Majority

...The overwhelming majority of roads in the United States are owned and maintained by state and local governments. Federally maintained roads are generally found only on federal lands (such as national parks) and at federal facilities (like military bases). The Interstate Highway System is partly funded by the federal government but owned and maintained by individual state governments. There are a few private highways in the United States, which use tolls to pay for construction and maintenance. There are many local private roads, generally serving remote or insular residences. Passenger and freight rail systems, bus systems, water ferries, and dams may be under either public or private ownership and operation. Civilian airlines are all privately owned and financed. Most airports are owned and operated by local government authorities, but there are also some private airports. The Transportation Security Administration has provided security at most major airports since 2001. The United States Department of Transportation and its divisions provide regulation, supervision, and funding for all aspects of transportation, except for customs, immigration, and security, which are the responsibility of the United States Department of Homeland Security. Each state has its own Department of Transportation, which builds and maintains state highways, and depending upon the state, may either directly operate or supervise other modes of transportation. Aviation law is almost entirely a......

Words: 266 - Pages: 2

Tyranny of the Majority

...Thomas Birch ENGL 120H Dr. Robert E. Fox October 6, 2015 The Fight for Democracy Is a “Tyranny of the Majority” happening right now in America, the way that John Stuart Mill and Alexis de Tocqueville described it? Has our system of supposed equality turned against us to a point where the voice of the minority has been drowned out by that of the majority? Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman seems to disagree in his article, “Knowledge Isn’t Power”[1], in which he talks about how the argument for improving education is just a cover-up for talking about the real, underlying issue: that most of the power in the United States is being controlled by a small group of people with most of the money, and that this group is actively trying to keep all of the money to themselves through monopoly. This idea seems to go against that of Mill and Tocqueville’s; the power lies in the 1% of Americans, an extremely small minority. Furthermore, although most of the majority is able to freely speak their mind in various mediums, such as social media, online newsletters, and blogs, they are largely powerless to make much change in the political and economic sphere. Yet another example that a small group holds all of the power! The point to note here is that the current system of oppression of the poor by the rich was allowed to happen under the same circumstances that Mill and Tocqueville feared would lead to the tyranny of the masses. Although we as a nation had cast away the......

Words: 1548 - Pages: 7