Artificial Intelligence is not a Magic Box

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

To COR, or not to COR…

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…

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

Seven Deadly Sins of Safety Data

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

The Role of COR in Reducing Serious Injuries

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

Ouch!!! Real, Bad Data

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