OSHA is investigating its Compliance Officer who led the highly visible investigation of and citation of SeaWorld after a trainer was killed by a whale. I have linked to news reports which report that the Compliance Officer was photographed attending the premier of the documentary “Black Fish” at the Sundance Film Festival. Unfortunately, for the Compliance Office, the film “Black Fish” takes a critical look at SeaWorld. One news source also states that while attending the film festival in Park City, Utah, the OSHA Compliance Officer shared a rental house with the filmmakers and former SeaWorld employees who appear in the documentary. The Black Fish Associate Producer reportedly responded that the Compliance Officer “had nothing to do with the production of the film.” Still, how’s it look to the public? As businesses have painfully learned, appearance matter and sometimes the truth is far less interesting.
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