The Smaller the Company, the Bigger the ROI with C.O.R.*!

*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.*!

Virtual Reality in Safety

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

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

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…

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

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