How Do We Deal With Stress?

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?

Knockin’ Down the Little Guy

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

Revenge of the TRIF

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

Comedy Meets Safety

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

Merry Mask-Mas

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

The Quest for Leading Indicators – The Holy Grail of Safety

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

Becoming a Practical Data Scientist

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

Getting Past the Safety Plateau

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

Safety Fatigue Part Deux

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