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Deadly 7 of Safety: How the 80/20 Rule Can Accomplish More with Less

Author: 1lifeadmin | Posted on February 6, 2018

Born in Italy in 1848, Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto was an important philosopher and economist.  He observed that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by just 20% of the population. In the industries he investigated, 80% of the production came from 20% of the companies.[divider size=”15px”] This “universal truth” about the imbalance of inputs and outputs is what …

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Are you Walking on Thin Ice? Try The Simpler, Easier Program!

Author: 1lifeadmin | Posted on December 2, 2016

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 employee safety on your shoulders, …

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Shocking Electrical Factoids: POP QUIZ

Author: 1lifeadmin | Posted on September 13, 2016

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 lies in the amount of …

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Force Creates Resistance

Author: 1lifeadmin | Posted on August 30, 2016

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 agenda on another. Like the …

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Ask the Expert – Supervisor Training

Author: 1lifeadmin | Posted on August 16, 2016

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 a workplace incident but more …

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The Latest Mobile Safety App Strengthens Your Safety Management System

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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 with the involvement of workers. …

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Top Five Tips for Better New/Returning Worker Safety Orientations

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  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 a great experience for …

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Have You Defined your Safety Non Negotiables?

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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 was found guilty of four …

Real Reminders of the Importance of Worker Safety!

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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 attached to serve as fall …

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2015 Canadian Safety Leader of the Year Finalist

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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 accepted her award at a …