Raising the Profile of Workplace Safety and Health: As Leader of a New Public Policy Research Center in Washington, John Mayo Believes This Is the Right Time and Place to Increase the Visibility of Occupational Safety and Health. (Leaders)

By Nash, James L. | Occupational Hazards, February 2002 | Go to article overview

Raising the Profile of Workplace Safety and Health: As Leader of a New Public Policy Research Center in Washington, John Mayo Believes This Is the Right Time and Place to Increase the Visibility of Occupational Safety and Health. (Leaders)


Nash, James L., Occupational Hazards


There is no shortage of public policy research centers in Washington, D.C. But the newest kid on the block, the Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University's (GU) McDonough School of Business, is unique.

"Our primary mission at this point is to investigate occupational health and safety and the environment (HSE)," said John Mayo, professor of economics, business and public policy at McDonough and a leader of the new center.

Mayo explained that the center does have a broader purpose -- to research the role of regulatory policy and its effects on business. The first well-defined and funded goal of the institution, however, has to do with HSE issues.

In an interview, Mayo explained how he expects the center to achieve the goal of increasing the visibility of occupational safety and health.

OH: What's on the center's agenda this year?

Mayo: We have four key initiatives. First, the center is a direct result of the safety summit we held here last spring (see OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS' May 2001 issue). In the late spring, we will sponsor another national safety summit that will bring together key leaders in the occupational safety and health community to discuss the current status of their efforts.

Second, we anticipate bringing to the GU campus academics from around the country who have applied their expertise to issues related to occupational safety. Our goal is to have these scholars present their research to members of the safety community, as well as to our faculty. So someone from Ford might sit in on a seminar with someone from the AFL-CIO.

Third, we will investigate the ethical foundations of health and safety issues. We have some of the leading ethicists in the world residing in our business school.

Fourth, we're very excited that we will, for the first time, offer a course titled "Current Issues in Safety and Health Management." This course is only the first step in a bigger effort to expand the visibility of health and safety issues in the business school context.

OH: What else are you doing to underscore the importance of these issues for business students?

Mayo: The second wave of this will be to integrate lessons learned about safety and health from that course into other courses taught at the McDonough School. I also hope to do what we can to increase the exposure of this issue in other business schools as well.

OH: One of the major conclusions of last year's summit was the need for leadership in occupational safety and health. Is the center doing anything to foster new leaders in this area? …

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