*CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION (COR) is a registered Trademark of the Alberta Construction Safety Association) This is the third blog in a series on white papers created from research completed in partnership with the the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA). In the Saskatchewan construction industry, small businesses (less than 12 employees) form more than 90% of … Continue reading The Smaller the Company, the Bigger the ROI with C.O.R.*!
Guest Blog by Michael MacNaughton, White Rabbit VR Safety training is a fact of life in modern workplaces. The trouble is that safety training itself isn’t always safe, it isn’t cheap and it’s not particularly convenient for either the employer or employee. What if there was a magic box that could make all of those … Continue reading Virtual Reality in 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
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
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