Three Common Ways The “Safety Person” Becomes a Liability to Your Business

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

Are you a business owner that’s invested in a ‘safety person’ to take care of workplace safety? While this is a well intended and common practice, most business owners are unaware that they can be creating a liability for themselves and their company. Here are three common ways your ‘safety person’ can be creating a risk exposure for your business. …

10 Reasons Why the Best-Managed Companies Don’t Focus on Compliance or Documentation

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

Beating the drum of compliance & documentation is common amongst many Safety Managers & Coordinators. When hearing them speak with workers, I hear things like “You’re not documenting, we need to see the documentation.” They come by it honestly, because that’s how they are taught. It’s a tangible way for safety peeps to measure their success. However, here’s 10 reasons …

Fall/Winter Webinar Series

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We have teamed up with some of our accredited partners to bring you professional development to support continuous improvement in your team and business. Join 1Life & Arthur Gallagher Insurance as we team up for our upcoming Webinar: Managing Construction Risk: Bonding and Surety – How to become Bondable 1Life & Arthur Gallagher Insurance: October 13th 1:00 – 2:00 PM …

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 …

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 …

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

1Life Workplace Safety Solutions Workplace Safety and Health

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, …

It matters what leaders do: Safety Culture is shaped by the worst behaviour the leader is willing to tolerate

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

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 employees, while 85% can only …

Force Creates Resistance

1Life Workplace Safety Solutions Workplace Safety and Health

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 …

Ask the Expert – Supervisor Training

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

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 …

The Latest Mobile Safety App Strengthens Your Safety Management System

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

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. …