Neuroscience: The New Frontier in Safety Management

Author: Ashlie Yager | Posted on October 6, 2019


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[divider size=”100px”]CSSE Career Development is hosting our President, Theo Heineman as a subject matter

expert in their fall webinar series![divider size=”15px”]

The most recent statistics from the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) tell us that in 2017, 951 workplace fatalities were recorded in Canada, an increase of 46 from the previous year. Among these deaths were 23 young workers aged 15-24.[divider size=”15px”]

Add to these fatalities the 251,508 accepted claims (an increase from 241,508 the previous year) for lost time due to a work-related injury or disease, including 31,441 from workers aged 15-24, and the fact that these statistics only include what is reported and accepted by the compensation boards, there is no doubt that the total number of workers impacted is even greater. – Source CCOHS Canada[divider size=”15px”]

Despite the combined efforts and expense of industry stakeholders to reduce serious workplace injuries, why can’t we seem to make significant headway? A primary reason is the inability to produce the sustained change required to have lasting impact on human behaviour. True and lasting change requires becoming aware of and changing deep seeded habits and beliefs that have been fired and wired, and rest mostly in the unconscious mind (which applies to both leaders and employees). Using the understanding of the neuroplastic nature of the brain, a formula can be applied to allow employees to learn new ways to think, act and feel; in short, create a new mindset towards workplace safety.[divider size=”15px”]

Also discussed will be the link between stress and incident rates. We will explore the effects of stress on the body and human (safety) performance and the link to neuroscience. Understanding how neuropathways in the brain are created and sustained and impact human performance provides a doorway to radical shifts in safety performance and culture.[divider size=”15px”]

This session will introduce:[divider size=”10px”]

•   Why sustained change in safety culture and habits is difficult to achieve with traditional change management models[divider size=”5px”]

•   The new findings in neuroscience and how they can be applied to increase employee safety performance[divider size=”5px”]

•   The three types of stress and their effect on the employee health and safety and incident rates[divider size=”5px”]

•   An understanding of why not all stress is created equal, why the same stress effects employees differently and how it can be managed with a new model of change.[divider size=”15px”]

Theo is widely recognized as an industry leader and expert in workplace safety management systems. Over her career, she has worked around the world and with hundred of businesses as a consultant and keynote speaker with the mission of inspiring stronger and safer workplaces. With powerful stories that have the ability to touch and inspire, Theo is a master at inspiring owners, managers and workers into action. Safe workplaces equal reductions in loss along with improvements in productivity and quality, resulting in healthier employees and a more profitable and sustainable business.[divider size=”15px”]

Some of Theo’s milestones include Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, Canadian Safety Leader of the Year Finalist and three-time Canadian Society of Safety Engineering award recipient. She is the Founder, President and CEO of 1Life Workplace Safety Solutions Ltd., Manitoba’s only Safety Technology company. Theo is a Board Certified Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and a Certified Safety and Health Consultant (Canadian Society of Safety Engineering). She is a Certified NeuroChangeSolutions Consultant, personally trained by leading neuroscientist and New York Times best selling author, Dr Joe Dispenza.[divider size=”15px”]

Learn more about Theo and how you can have her inspire and motivate your team at your next Safety or Leadership event![divider size=”15px”]


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