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Oregon OSHA Administrator Michael Wood talks about the notion of the hierarchy of controls, which simply means that some approaches to addressing hazards work better than other approaches. Over the years, he has come to realize that the basic principles involved are really very simple.
Tony Crow worked for Texas Utilities for more than 25 years and became blinded after a hunting accident in 2003. He talks about how accidents do not just impact the person injured, but everyone in that person's circle of influence. He also offers some special insights into why safety must be a critical piece of everything you do - both on and off the job.
While working at a sawmill, Matt Pomerinke suffered a life-changing accident at the age of 21. He shares his story around the Northwest as part of Washington's Injured Young Worker speakers program. He tries to make young people understand that an accident lasts forever and affects everyone around them.
Read more about Matt in the June 2012 issue of Oregon OSHA's Resource.