From: JAKSAFETY**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] LADA Agreement (and working safely as a condition of employment)
Date: August 10, 2012 6:01:37 AM EDT
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I want to make a further important distinction here.  Beyond the difference in being "told" and "feeling" mentioned below, there is also knowing and practicing.
How does your institution's President, Provost, Dean, Department Chair, and Principal Investigator (substitute management) translate the feeling into actions?  Rules must be enforced by management? 
What have they done in the last week, month, quarter that visibly demonstrated to their direct reports their accountability for and commitment to EHS.  If you don't enforce the rules, you don's have rules.  You have lipservice.
And, the same rules need to apply to undergrads, grad students, PIs, and Nobel Prize winners with $100 million NIH grants.
Regards, ... Jim 
James A. Kaufman, Ph.D.
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In a message dated 8/10/2012 12:24:44 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, LISTSERV**At_Symbol_Here** writes:
If the primary message is that accountablity is key, not just being told
you are accountable for doing the right things, but actually feeling that
you are indeed accountable, and serves as the base for a successful safety
program, whether industry or academia, I could not agree more.

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