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Seven Deadly Sins of Safety Data

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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…


Using Data to Reduce Injuries and Costs

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Guest Blog by Ed Pyle, SCSA It is common for construction companies to collect safety data from their safety processes and procedures and for managers to review safety incidents and financial reports to understand the frequency, cost and severity of injuries.  These reports help to understand OHS failures of the past and the impact these…


COR Should be at the Core

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By Mark Cooper, President & CEO, Saskatchewan Construction Association Construction projects are often the most expensive and complex undertakings that an individual, a family, or a business undertake. The projects can be years in the planning, can take many months to complete, and typically involve a seemingly endless number of tasks and considerations. Why is…


The Role of COR in Reducing Serious Injuries

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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…


Thoughts From My Career as an Association Executive

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We have all heard the old saying “May you live in interesting times”. Regardless of where this saying originated, I can tell you that after more than 5 months into the COVID Pandemic it did give me pause to consider not just the times we have been living in, but how I have been living…


Ouch!!! Real, Bad Data

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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…


Infrastructure Stimulus Spending could Increase Injury Rates

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As the debate over infrastructure spending and economic stimulus rages on, our focus has  been on looking at the potential impact to injury rates that might result from an influx of cash in the construction sector. We’ll leave the economic debate to the economists and politicians but we’ll go on record supporting infrastructure spending. A…


What is EHS Analytics? (And then there was light…)

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On Aug 21, 2017 at 11:34 AM the first incident record flowed into the EHS Analytics platform. For EHS this was a landmark event as we had finally gone live with our brand new, bold and crazy idea – use multi-organisational environment, health and safety data to eliminate serious injuries and fatalities. EHS Analytics was…