Safety First

Safety First - Case Analysis Template Business Ethics...

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Case Analysis Template Business Ethics Assigned Case ____ Safety First _________________________ Your name _____________ _________________ Briefly summarize case: Walter P. Elliot, or Wally, works at a steel mill in a remote part of Indonesia called Kalimantan. Wally was reading the Jakarta Times when he noticed an editorial of an article that had been written and published by an American that had visited the steel mill in Kalimantan where Wally worked. This American was shocked by what he felt was a lack of safety precautions, and advised that the Indonesians should bring in external consultants to teach them how they could do their job more safely. The Indonesian person making the commentary about the American article posed the question of how can Americans preach ways of being safer when there is a large crime rate in the United States. When Wally first came to Indonesia he thought the exact way that the other American did; the Indonesians needed more safety equipment, and he even bought some safety equipment such as shoes and hardhats for the people that were working directly for him. However, Wally found out that the Indonesians were so used to working without these things that they felt the new measures actually made it more dangerous for them to work in the style which they were accustomed to, such as walking along the edge of scaffolding without shoes on. Primary Dilemma: ___ To what extent does one have to impose practices of his/her culture in another setting where values/traditions maybe completely different? _____ List Primary Stakeholders:
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