1. Was the Deepwater Horizon accident a clear and unequivocal case that illustrates
the proverb “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? Why or why not?
2. What is the most important control issue in this case?
3. Keeping in mind costs, what is the single most effective control step BP could have
taken in advance to prevent or reduce the possibility of a blowout?
4. If you were a worker and management wanted to tighten controls over your job
what would they need to do to get you to go along with the tighter controls?