52, 71, 124? How many Manitoba Companies Were Issued Stop Work Orders This Summer?
If you guessed 124 you’re right! Stop Work, means NO WORK and NO PRODUCTION! What would it cost for your workplace to be shut down for a day? A week? How would you meet production deadlines and customer expectations? Would you incur contractual penalties? A manufacturing client faces penalties in the rage of $200,000 if […]Read More
Webinar: “But I Thought He Was Trained!” – How to Ensure your Power Mobile Equipment Operators are CompetentRead More
5 Simple Steps to Simpler, Easier Workplace Safety – So Employees Will Actually WANT TO DO IT!
DID YOU KNOW when employees are confused or overwhelmed with information they will shut down? For effective safety management, sometimes LESS is MORE! Here’s 5 Simple Steps to make Workplace Safety simple, easy and even fun so employees will want to make safety a priority! 1. Identify and understand your credible risk. In general 20% […]Read More
Are you Walking on Thin Ice? Try The Simpler, Easier Program!
The Simpler, Easier Program™ was created for organizations just like yours to do the "heavy lifting of safety management" so you can get more boots on the ground. Keeping up with regulations, ensuring worker safety, competent training, due diligence, record keeping, working within budget constraints, competing for production time… sound familiar? With the responsibility for […]Read More
Shocking Electrical Factoids: POP QUIZ
Which are true or false? A shock of 100 volts can be just as deadly as a shock of 10,000 volts. People have been electrocuted by household appliances using currents of 110 volts. In the workplace, workers have been electrocuted by as little as 42 volts of direct current. The real measure of shock’s intensity […]Read More
It matters what leaders do: Safety Culture is shaped by the worst behaviour the leader is willing to tolerate
What might be changed if one were to ask the question “What is the worst safety behaviour tolerated in our organization and what action needs to be taken to change it?” As you ponder that question consider the wise words of Dr. W Demming: “Only 15% of your company’s problems can be controlled by individual […]Read More
Force Creates Resistance
Force creates resistance. Whether it’s your spouse, your kids or safety in the workplace; Newton’s Third Law applies. And since it’s NATURAL LAW; like a plant growing towards the sun, there’s no arguing with it… as much as our ego might like to. Yet we see it all the time, one forcing their views or […]Read More
Ask the Expert – Supervisor Training
Q: As an employer, do I need to have a formal training plan for my supervisors? Theo Heineman, CRSP, CHSC, B.Sc.Ag.President & CEO, 1Life Workplace Safety Solutions Ltd. A: YES. You must provide formal training to all employees that direct the work of others. Not only to mitigate risk of liability in the event of […]Read More