When did the word "Environmental" become #2 behind safety ahead of profit and common sense in Manufacturing???

I agree - everyone needs to do their part for the environment and large companies need a hand in finding the importance of being responsible since they tend to not do it on their own. My question revolves around the fact that I work as a Manufacturing Engineer and am finding it consistantly harder to improve any processes because everything has to be OK'd by Safety and Environmental people who know nothing about Manufacturing and Assembly Processes. Just want to hear peoples viewpoint on how this effects their lives too.

Asked By: JABAB - 5/23/2008
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It is the business driver of profit that prompts the corporate need for safety and eco-friendly. Both items, to an extent, affects the cost of goods and services a business provides... More
Answered By: lc001 - 5/23/2008
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The power to tax is the power to destroy. This is driven by big government or government by lawsuit. When you give a dollar to government, they have to spend it somewhere...and that somewhere is likely as not safety inspectors, environmental compliance officers, and a host of other inspectors enforcing regulations... More
Answered By: El Jefe - 5/23/2008
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