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
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…
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
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
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