The Neuroscience of MSI Injuries – The Link Between Psychosocial Risk Factors and Musculoskeletal Injury

Xanthia Coates Safety Leadership, Uncategorized, Workplace Safety and Health

Chronic stress is a lot like a motor that is revved too high for too long, and after a period of time, it can have a cascading effect on the body. Statistics provided by the Mental Health Commission of Canada show that one in five Canadians experience a mental health problem or illness each year, with stress and trauma sited …

The Neuroscience of Safety Habits

Xanthia Coates Article Home Page, Safety Leadership, Safety Training, Workplace Safety and Health

One of the most challenging aspects of safety management is changing employee’s safety habits.   At best; it’s exhausting, and at worst; initiatives don’t seem to work at all! However, when we understand what a habit is and how it develops, we can use this understanding to help employees change their “bad” habits more easily.   The dictionary defines habit …

Manitoba Workplace Safety Fines Have Doubled – Our Recipe For Due Diligence

Xanthia Coates 1Life News, Environment Safety and News, Uncategorized, Workplace Safety and Health

Maximum prosecution fines for offences under the Act have been increased from $250,000 for a first offence to $500,000, and from $500,000 for a second or subsequent offence to $1,000,000. See all amendments here We have walked through the worst of the worst with owners when it comes to workplace safety issues; fatalities, prosecutions, debilitating WCB costs, and more. These …

Workplace Happiness as a Leading Indicator?

Xanthia Coates Safety Leadership, Safety Training, Workplace Safety and Health

  In safety management, leading indicators are highly valuable predictors of future losses to people, property, process and the environment. They are early warning signs of potential safety management system failures and give organizations the opportunity to identify and control deficiencies before they result in incidents. Typical examples of leading indicators include: hazard and near-miss reporting; the amount of time …

The Business Case for Workplace Happiness

Joelle McMillan 1Life News, Safety Leadership, Workplace Safety and Health

Scientific studies show that productivity, creativity, and profits directly correlate to the level of well-being experienced by employees in an organization. A Health Canada study showed that a stressful work culture creates three times the risk of heart attacks, two to three times the mental health problems and two times the number of conflicts. A study by Eastern Kentucky University …

A Coronavirus Survival Guide For Manitoba Business

Joelle McMillan 1Life News, COVID-19, Environment Safety and News, Workplace Safety and Health

MANITOBA BUSINESS MATTERS   As the backbone of the Manitoba economy, our small businesses must remain agile and proactive as the COVID-19 situation unfolds. Having timely access to policy changes, programs, expert insights and news as quickly as possible is critical—and that’s where Manitoba Business Matters can help. Together with Western Economic Diversification Canada, the Province of Manitoba, and pillars …

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Employer Questions: COVID-19 Work Refusal

1Life Workplace Safety Solutions Article Home Page, COVID-19, Workplace Safety and Health

How do you deal with an employee’s COVID-19 work refusal? Our partner, People First HR Services, featured our President, Theo Heineman, in its January newsletter discussing that very topic. It’s a very informative newsletter for employers and employees about health and safety during COVID-19. In the newsletter, Theo discusses: How employers can access helpful COVID-19 Health and Safety Planning kits …

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Neuroscience: The New Frontier in Safety Management

1Life Workplace Safety Solutions Safety Training, Webinars, Workplace Safety and Health

Every year, organizations invest billions in new safety initiatives that fail to produce the desired results. Why? The primary reason is a misunderstanding of how to produce sustained change. In this webinar, we discuss the latest research in neuroscience, how it applies to the field of workplace safety management, and the link between stress and incident rates and mental health. …

5 Ways to Build Resilience and Productivity in Times of Change

1Life Workplace Safety Solutions Safety Training, Workplace Safety and Health

Human beings possess an innate primitive survival mechanism to be constantly scanning the environment for what can cause harm. This goes back to the days when early humans were exposed to the constant threat of wild animals and other tribes. When feeling threatened or afraid, the amygdala (in the brain) activates the fight or flight response by releasing stress hormones …