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
The Latest Mobile Safety App Strengthens Your Safety Management System
A Safety Management System is a form of quality assurance where there is clear accountability for safety outcomes. It is a formal documented system where operations are defined by written procedures and standardized practices. An effective Safety Management System is SIMPLE, but not necessarily easy. It involves: Setting clear standards. Establishing meaningful policies and procedures […]Read More
DigiGirlz April 6, 2016
An exciting opportunity for high school girls to learn about careers in technology. I am thrilled and honored by Microsoft’s invitation to participate as the opening keynote speaker at the 2016 Digigirlz event in Winnipeg as example of a female who is successful in the science and technology field. I look forward to kicking of […]Read More
Top Five Tips for Better New/Returning Worker Safety Orientations
Spring has spring and that means new and returning workers for many organizations. Did you know that new workers have 5 to 7 times the risk of injury in the first 4 weeks of a new job? Seasonal work like construction, landscaping and hospitality typically has credible safety and health risks. A cornerstone to both […]Read More
Have You Defined your Safety Non Negotiables?
Five workers employed by Metron Construction fell more than 100 feet to the ground when the swing stage they were working on suddenly collapsed. None of those workers was attached to a lifeline as required both by law and industry practice. Four workers died and the fifth was seriously injured. Vadim Kazenelson, the project manager […]Read More
Real Reminders of the Importance of Worker Safety!
Construction Manager to Serve Jail Time for Worker Deaths. Ongoing decisions from the Metron Construction tragedy continue to set precedents in Canadian health and safety law. Near the end of the working day on Christmas Eve 2009, six workers were on a swing stage when it collapsed. With only two safety harnesses with a lanyard […]Read More
2015 Canadian Safety Leader of the Year Finalist
Canadian Occupational Safety (http://www.cos-mag.com/home.html) launched its Safety Leader of the Year award in 2006 to find and recognize the individual who best exemplifies leadership and vision in the world of occupational health and safety in Canada. 1Life is very proud and grateful that our President, Theo Heineman was recognized as one of three finalists. Theo […]Read More
Manitoba Lumber Manufacturer Fined $26,502
May 2013, a worker for Swan River lumber manufacturer was seriously injured while operating a wood edger. A log was fed incorrectly causing it to jam. When the worker reversed the machine to realign the log, a slab of wood shot out of the machine impaling the worker’s left thigh. According to reports, Safe Work […]Read More
How Are You Managing the Working Alone Dilemma?
Do you have workers that work alone or in isolation? Did you know that even if your employee is working where other people are present but who are not from your workplace, they are technically working alone? Employees who work alone or in isolation tend to be more vulnerable than those who have co-workers present. […]Read More