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No. What is required is the prospect of massive fines, government regulators ordering entire corporate operations shut down while every installation is checked to verify that any single violation is not endemic and homicide charges and prison time for executives who knowingly fail to ensure regulatory compliance. In the current situation, no book will be ever be as persuasive as damage assessments equal to half the value of the corporation's assets, a world-wide shutdown of very drilling rig it has for safety checks, and some senior executives spending time behind bars if it is found that workers died and damages occurred because any safety regs and/or procedures were circumvented.
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On 6/11/2010 8:41 PM Dan Goldstein wrote:
Gawande's "Checklist Manifesto" makes this point brilliantly. The
question is, could the book inspire executive management to establish
the right procedures to prevent emergencies?
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