The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
After spending the majority of my adult career in health and safety (I would say how long that is but then everyone would know my age 😊) I have seen a lot of changes, mostly for the better. But, to be honest, things have started to stagnate. Sure, there is always something new, the flavour … Continue reading Getting Past the Safety Plateau
I have searched google for “safety fatigue” many times. It has only ever turned up articles on tired workers and how to combat this issue. I think we, at EHS, may be the only ones who use this term. We use it a lot in our work and discussions with clients. Curiously though, every time … Continue reading Safety Fatigue Part Deux
Tired of safety? You’re not alone. Have you ever heard “safety is a waste of time”? Me too. Many times. I’ve also heard complaints of managers that don’t visit sites yet make policy, unrealistic expectations of executive because of bonuses, policies that are enacted and never removed even when conditions change… the list goes on. … Continue reading Tired of Safety?
Advice for transitioning into a Po-Co world (Po-Co = Post Covid) Here we are in the eighth month of the biggest health crisis in modern history. If we have learned one thing from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that data driven decisions are not only important, they can be matters of life and death. Without … Continue reading If You’re Not Ahead, You’re Behind
After years of working with many organisations collecting their safety data, we have seen it all. Trust us. We see the same mistakes over and over. We don’t want to pretend we are the angels in this scenario – we have made our fair share of errors too, don’t worry. In order to help you … Continue reading Seven Deadly Sins of Safety Data
Guest Blog by Ed Pyle, SCSA It is common for construction companies to collect safety data from their safety processes and procedures and for managers to review safety incidents and financial reports to understand the frequency, cost and severity of injuries. These reports help to understand OHS failures of the past and the impact these … Continue reading Using Data to Reduce Injuries and Costs
By Mark Cooper, President & CEO, Saskatchewan Construction Association Construction projects are often the most expensive and complex undertakings that an individual, a family, or a business undertake. The projects can be years in the planning, can take many months to complete, and typically involve a seemingly endless number of tasks and considerations. Why is … Continue reading COR Should be at the Core
Guest Blog by Ed Pyle, SCSA Each year, industry experiences a number of the OHS failures which result in injuries that are often serious and sometimes fatal. From 2010 to 2018, the Saskatchewan WCB accepted 354 fatalities for Saskatchewan workers who died while on, or as a result of, their job. Based on a new … Continue reading The Role of COR in Reducing Serious Injuries
We have all heard the old saying “May you live in interesting times”. Regardless of where this saying originated, I can tell you that after more than 5 months into the COVID Pandemic it did give me pause to consider not just the times we have been living in, but how I have been living … Continue reading Thoughts From My Career as an Association Executive
These are real examples….. Date of Incident: “Last week” Name: “Big Willy” Sex:” Sometimes” Location: “Out back” Cause: “Operator is f**king stupid” We work with a lot of companies and they tell us about their funny but problematic issues with getting workers to write good health & safety reports. Getting your workers to report is … Continue reading Ouch!!! Real, Bad Data
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