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Subject:RE: Bombs in the Workplace From:"Sue Ahrenhold" <SAhrenhold -at- IpdSolution -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 8 Aug 2002 11:12:26 -0400
>>So, why not refer to "Corporation 'XYZ' at their widget
>>plant in southwest Scarborough"? And give the date. And
>>maybe identify the relevant police precinct.
I wouldn't. The information given in the original post is sufficiently hair-raising without any additional identifying detail.
The important thing here isn't punishing the company that did it wrong; what's fantastic about this story is that everyone survived a totally inappropriate handling of a dangerous situation, and the potential author now has the opportunity to describe what one is SUPPOSED to do.
Back in my younger days, I worked for a television network. We had a bomb policy posted on all our corporate bulletin boards, just like the Heimlich manuever.
The supervisor's comment - that we can't leave, it would take too long to restart the equipment - is why. Human nature in a crisis is not reliable. There needs to be a clear-cut policy that everyone knows about for people to follow. That way, they don't have to think. Thinking is not reliable under these circumstances.
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