It’s like a bad dream that keeps popping up in my head and it’s hard to be optimistic when reading some of today’s articles. Can someone tell me when it’s going to end? Connect the dots with a few of the stories on today’s show and you’ll see the apparent issues that our industry is facing. Safety devices being jumped out, shoddy elevator maintenance, elevators running with the doors open, a worker dies in an elevator shaft. Keep in mind that these are just on ONE show. These appear to be just the tip of the iceberg as I receive e-mails from concerned elevator advocates who share their stories which further terrify me. I’m starting to loose hope that there are more elevator advocates out there who are doing a good job daily than the individuals who should stop working on conveyance devices and go get a job where ensuring the safety of the public is not a requirement. Anyone have a good feel as to what percentage of our industry attempts to make it safer each day? I truly hope it’s 80% with the remaining 20% in need of some much needed good safety training.
So as you read the stories and the letter from the State of CA letter in today’s show, think of how you can make a difference in turning things around. We are all in a position to make it better and safer. Get out of bed everyday thinking of ways that you can. Let’s get that 80% number up to 99% or 100%.