December 13, 2021
Forbes recently published insight featuring Michel Anteby, Professor of Management and Organizations, about OSHA’s investigation of the deadly collapse of the Amazon warehouse located in Edwardsville, Illinois caused by a tornado. The article explores the timeline associated with the investigation, assuring that in similar cases, an abundance of media attention will reveal any violations or report findings.
Much of the investigation focused on safety protocols for the Edwardsville Amazon warehouse employees.
“The Amazon warehouse collapse reminds us that most contemporary workplaces are not conducive to fostering a culture of safety. Decades of research on team dynamics highlights that rotating people in and out of teams is often counter-productive in terms of safety outcomes.”Michel Anteby
Professor of Management & Organizations
A possible outcome from the devastating collapse of the Edwardsville Amazon warehouse may result in new safety standards finally be discussed and enforced, Michel concluded.