A very short and incomplete post, but in this week’s news are two major mining disasters, one in the US, one in China. The physical challenge of mining is legendary, also the danger.
The front page in today’s New York Times has a story about dementia as an occupational hazard for football players. It’s not online, but a related story is available here.
I recall hearing that some wise man said we should not regard a human being as a means, but as an end. I searched for the author of that saying, and came up with Immanuel Kant, who is way too deep for me at the end of a day in which I am blogging to de-stress.
So let me simply say that workplace safety could be your issue, whether you are a miner in West Virginia, or playing football in the NFL, or a technician in a lab, or nailing shingles on a roof.