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The U.S. State Department's report on the Keystone XL pipeline indicates that it would be the safest pipeline ever built in the United States if TransCanada agreed to 59 additional safety and environmental protection conditions. TransCanada did agree to these additional safety conditions posed by the U.S. State Department, but how does the…Continue
Posted by Chris on February 18, 2014 at 12:04pm
When it comes to getting staff to remember your important safety messages, using a safety slogan can be an effective way of getting the message through.
But not all safety slogans cut it. A lot of them are quite bland and well, just not catchy. Given that we're bombarded with around 3,000 messages a day, your safety slogan will become invisible and ineffective pretty quickly.
To ensure that your…
Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on February 14, 2014 at 10:27pm
One of the major frustrations of being a safety leader is that it's often difficult to get your safety messages understood and acted upon correctly.
It can be very challenging when you have language and geography barriers, age differences and people just not listening because they suffer from the highly contagious "it won"t happen to me" bias or "I've heard this all before" contagion.
Then, there is the issue of trying to get people to listen to what is said,…Continue
Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on February 14, 2014 at 10:05pm
In the Industrial age, factories in the western world broke down tasks into smaller tasks so that low paid, uneducated workers could follow simple instructions.
Compliant staff carried out mind-numblingly boring jobs and factory owners had what they wanted - an obedient low-paid workforce. Employees were effectively "cogs in a machine" as Seth Godin points out in the book …Continue
Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on February 2, 2014 at 9:45pm
How can we keep confined space hazards top of mind in the workplace? There is no doubt that confined spaces are both a common occurance at a job site, and one where the potential for safety issues to develop are ripe. Do people understand what they need to do to ensure injury doesn’t happen?
One of the largest challenges when dealing with confined spaces is the infrequency of the situation--a worker may spend a full-day within the confined space and then not work again in this…Continue
Posted by Chris on January 27, 2014 at 12:30pm
ISQEM would like to share unique articles with everyone from our safety blog which includes articles on safety management, leadership and other tips for the safety profession. We keep our ISQEM blog down to relevant articles that help the safety professional in their career development.
Many of the articles have had great reviews on other safety forums and websites due to them being factual and realistic in there approach…Continue
Posted by Wayne Harris on January 21, 2014 at 7:49pm
Posted by Ken Oswald on January 8, 2014 at 5:29pm
In an effort to be statistically transparent, ISNetworld® has released a Canadian specific Owner Client Peergroup Benchmarking report. This report is meant to be a tool where Canadian Owner Clients can benchmark their contractors’ health and safety performance against other Owner Client contractors within the same industries.…
Posted by Chris on December 20, 2013 at 1:48pm
Many of us have already planned our objectives and approach for 2014. If you haven’t then you might be starting the New Year at a disadvantage. It’s no good running the same old approach over and over again. People need variety and they need to be engaged.
So why not share with other members of this safety community your ideas for 2014 in engaging employees in safety.…Continue
If you've found yourself in the position of pondering whether or not a workplace injury was caused by your employer’s negligence, then you’re not alone. There are an innumerable amount of workplace injuries, ranging from minor to extremely serious, that happen every day.
What commonly leads to…Continue
Posted by Lee Kirton on December 6, 2013 at 7:30am