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I feel extremely lucky to live in Canada. Many who live here might complain about various things: east vs west, left vs right, health care isn’t perfect, etcetera. But, when all is said and done, this is one of the best countries in the world to live. In workplace health & safety, we are amongst … Continue reading Day of Mourning
Since Covid doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, we are all doing our best to survive. We asked the team how they are dealing with stress, whether Covid or not (there are other things that can bug us, not mentioning any names of family members) and these are their responses. Some may be … Continue reading How Do We Deal With Stress?
As a follow up to our last blog post, we have a guest author – Aaron Frost – who will go into more detail on why using Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) is not the best way to evaluate a contractor. As someone who has had to evaluate contractors on a regular basis, I can … Continue reading Knockin’ Down the Little Guy
Acronyms in themselves are not good or evil…light or dark. However, overuse can certainly cause confusion. And that’s bad. Anyone who has been in health and safety, or had it as part of their “performance measurement”, knows what the TRIF (or TRIR) is. For those of you who don’t know, this is the Total Recordable … Continue reading Revenge of the TRIF
Banana Peels Led to a Cleaner and Safer World! We have all seen the well-used comedy prop, a banana peel. Little did you know – it comes from a real safety hazard of the past. American cities in the early part of the 20th Century had a plethora of banana peels lying around. It seems … Continue reading Comedy Meets Safety
If you haven’t heard of Artificial Intelligence by now then you’ve been living under a rock. AI is everywhere and it’s touted as a solution to all humanity’s problems. However, despite the sexy term and AI’s household-name status, it’s still very much a science that requires deep expertise to use it correctly. One cannot simply … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence is not a Magic Box
CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION (COR) is a registered Trademark of the Alberta Construction Safety Association) If you read our blog from October of last year, you know that practical data science is our jam! We have done a lot of research and are very excited to share some of our results with you. Our goal is … Continue reading To COR, or not to COR…
We asked our people to do two things: take a picture of themselves doing something silly in a mask, and write two sentences about themselves. Here are some of the responses: I like to Karate chop nonsense. Don’t make me angry! Noel “I look to the horizon. Mostly because I’m tall.” Cory I’ve been at … Continue reading Merry Mask-Mas
In the last few blog posts I’ve written, I have talked about some of the problems we observe with data collection, safety fatigue and engagement. All of these topics relate and culminate in a topic I am passionate about – leading indicators in safety. Leading indicators are the holy grail in safety. But what are … Continue reading The Quest for Leading Indicators – The Holy Grail of Safety
When I told my colleagues at the university that I was leaving to start a new career in the commercial sector, their first response was mostly shock and disbelief. In their defense, an academic leaving after five years of successful research and teaching is not something you see every day. It may not seem like … Continue reading Becoming a Practical Data Scientist
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