Commitment is what motivates us to do
something when everything and everyone else is screaming at us to do something
else. Examples of total commitment are as
old as the Bible (Abraham, the Prophets and Jesus) to the
relatively recent case of Johnson & Johnson during its Tylenol tampering
crisis. Without devaluing reflexive
heroism and supreme sacrifice during war or in the line of duty,
commitment means thinking about the full consequences before throwing ourselves
on that figurative grenade in order to save that in which we believe.
Obviously, we need to pick and choose our values carefully, or life will
be messy, short or both.
Business: Canada’s Changing Science-Based Policy and Regulatory Regime,
edited by G. Bruce Doern and Ted Reed.
Published this year by the University of Toronto Press, this fine
collection of essays sheds needed light on the often-turbulent confluence of
science and regulations. It explores critical macro-issues, such as the
increasing scientific deficit, which threatens to further weaken government
safety and health regulations, and essential micro-processes, such as policy
making, compliance and enforcement.
Mad Cow Disease is well covered. Trends, including some genuinely
worrisome, identified in this thoughtful tome, will only become more prominent
in the next decade.
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Mike Murphy has been a risk management consultant for the last five years. Prior to that, he spent 17 years (78-96) with Transport Canada, his last five as Regional Director General, Aviation in Winnipeg. He has just returned from a trip to New York City, where he gave a presentation to the International Aviation Safety Association on the status of aircraft wiring concerns in Canada, specifically that involving aromatic polyimide wiring, which has proven in both military and civilian applications to suffer from arc tracking under both dry and wet conditions, leading to potentially catastrophic flashover events. Murphy, who first brought this concern to the attention of Canadian aviation officials in February 1997, is also the author of an article on aircraft circuit breakers, pointing out the limitations of and precautions required with these circuit-protective devices.
Originally trained as a professional pilot, he is the author of an internationally acclaimed 500-page report entitled "An Evaluation of Emergency Response Services at Airports in Canada." He is also the Chairman of the Air Passenger Safety Group (APSG), a Director of Transport 2000 Canada, a Director of the Ottawa Chapter of Christian Businessmen's Committee (CBMC) and the Secretary General of the Peugeot Club of North America (PCNA).
Managing Your Public Risk, now in its second year, enjoys an overwhelming (over 99.8%) acceptance rate. If you have any comments, suggestions or criticisms, please let us know.
Murphy thanks esteemed colleague Jeff Mahn of Sandia National Laboratories (Albuqueque, New Mexico) for his peer review and suggestions on this edition.
Salaam, Shalom and Peace to all our gentle readers during this 2000th Christmas Season.
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