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OPM as a potential leading indicator

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The world is in constant search for leading indicators. In safety, leading indicators are valuable as they can help us predict risk and avoid danger in the workplace or environment. At EHS, we do not subscribe to the often mis-used perception that safety meetings, inspections and observations are leading indicators. These are positive safety activities…


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

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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…


Virtual Reality in Safety

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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…


Does C.O.R. Help Reduce Injuries?

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CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION (COR) is a registered Trademark of the Alberta Construction Safety Association) This is the second blog in a series on COR effectiveness. As we discussed in the first blog of this series, which you can find here, the study we did with the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) sought to answer a…


Using AI Sensors for Safety

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Written by Christian Browne, Founder/Managing Director of Humo Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are disruptive and costly for workers, employers and society. Wearable technology can help address the risks of injury and keep workers engaged in the process by enabling them to self-manage their safety. One of the more recent advancements is the introduction of industrial wearables in the…


Day of Mourning

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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…


How Do We Deal With Stress?

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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…


Knockin’ Down the Little Guy

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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…


Revenge of the TRIF

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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…


Comedy Meets Safety

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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…