In the west, there are stricter regulations, HSE (Health, Safety & Environmental) groups, safety inspections, enforcement and bigger rewards for achieving objectives and compliance.

But the big incidents still seemed to occur more in the west. What’s happening? Why is that?

1) Is there a difference in media coverage? More shusshh from the politicians to the media in the east?
2) Are Asians more obedient then? The safety behavior and attitude conform better to the hazardous situations?
3) Does the west harp on the issues more thus they are much more visible in the public eyes?

I wonder.