October 14, 2010 | Mark Paradies

Wouldn’t it be better to celebrate not having to rescue miners?

I was watching the end of the rescue of the miners in Chile. Even the President of the country was involved. Everyone was celebrating the rescue.

I think it is great that everyone got out. It is the end of a major crisis. And when you solve a crisis, people celebrate.

But I have always thought … Shouldn’t we celebrate NOT having a crisis? Aren’t the real heros the people who prevent crisis from happening? I wonder when the President of Chile visited the mine without any accidents in the past ten years and held a celebration for their outstandingly safe performance?

Think about it…

Are you rewarding crisis management or rewarding proactive prevention of accidents?

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