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What They Didn’t Know Hurt Them: Disseminating Risk Information to Prevent Disaster

Author
  • Carolyn Kusbit Dunn (East Carolina University)

Abstract

Aside from adhering to current occupational safety and health laws, effective dissemination of safety information intended to prevent incidents is one of the keys to ensuring the health and well-being of any economic endeavor. This study investigates a plant explosion that killed six people, injured 38 more and completely destroyed a manufacturing facility that employed several hundred people and was an important part of the supply chain for a global corporation. The findings suggest that there were tangible opportunities to virtually eliminate the risks that contributed to the disaster.

Keywords: legal issues, management, manufacturing, safety

How to Cite:

Dunn, C. K., (2013) “What They Didn’t Know Hurt Them: Disseminating Risk Information to Prevent Disaster”, The Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering 29(2).

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Published on
01 Apr 2013
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