Just an average Joe, playing around in the blogosphere.  Whether anyone ever reads this or not, I find it fun to write and to get my thoughts out and move on.   I’m also enjoying creating the record that, hopefully, someday my kids might want to have a look at.   You’ll find a variety of thoughts here – thoughts about my faith, my family, my work and whatever strikes me as curious or interesting.

I’m a husband, a dad, a brother and a son.  All that and I’m still a “loner” – I like being alone with a good book.  (“Alone” can include quiet time with others.)  I spent part of my mid-life crisis as a student (not just of life, but as a bona-fide Tulane University graduate student; non-traditional, mid-career, on-line studies in Occupational Health and Safety Management), I am a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, disciple of Christ, native of Louisiana (hate the weather, love the people and food), world traveler, novice golfer, and…hold on – we’ll see what else life brings.  Stay tuned.

The title of the blog – Parapet Safety – is reflective of my passion for safety and the Holy Scriptures.  Having made a career of occupational health and safety, I get a fair amount of grief for being a “safety-crat,” including questions about why we have to do things differently now than “in the good-ol’ days”.  The truth is, protecting people is not a new concept – as shown by the parallel requirements of Deuteronomy 22:8 and the OSHA regulation published at 29 CFR 1926.501(b)(1).   Just one more piece of evidence that God knows what is good for us.


One response to “About

  • James Keller

    Glad to see you on here Joe……..good idea……I might start a blog…..thanks for sharing.

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