Many have written about Jordan’s leave and his four-year accomplishments blogging for the health and safely community.
A Farewell and Tribute to Confined Space
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No one has really covered what Jordan has meant to the families. Jordan has granted families something tremendously important to the grieving process and rarely offered, Jordan has given families acknowledgment. He has broken the cycle of them and us in government and embraced the involvement of families who have been directly affected. Jordan has provided a place for family members to finally gather together.
Any family searching for information pertaining to their loss has found Jordan’s Confined Space. Confined Space has been an outlet for families to vent and a knowledge base educating them as to the commonality of workplace deaths, what is being accomplished or not, what steps should be taken, and who we can go to.
For many Jordan has also been a therapist; always managing to answer questions and listing to the babble we mange to have on our off days. Having lost a brother I realize the magnitude of this loss for others. There is no way to replace Confined Space and Jordan’s role with families and this was evident after the many calls and emails I received when family members had discovered Jordan had closed shop.
A few of the responses from family members:
…“I couldn’t believe it I’m really sick to my stomach.”
…“Tell me I read this wrong, Jordan is quitting what are we going to do?”
…“God, did you know he was leaving? Why didn’t you tell us?”
I had a few really long calls and tried to convince them Jordan is in a better position for them, he really needed the brake and it was his place to announce his leave. Although everyone I spoke to understood they left grieving another worker who gave us hope! So from all the families and the understatement of the year, We will miss you!