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Make Sure Your Health and Safety Plan Covers Medical Marijuana

(Transcribed from Video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJpRJg2P6hIvx7JAQsRAxQ) I'm frequently asked if there's any updates to the cannabis program, and I have to say that you should check your drug and alcohol policy and make sure that it includes medical marijuana because medical marijuana is legal. However, there's zero tolerance for safety-sensitive positions and it's important that you have [...]

2019-03-14T15:58:33-06:00March 20th, 2019|Safety Matters, Video|

Purpose, Autonomy and Mastery

(Transcribed from Video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJpRJg2P6hIvx7JAQsRAxQ) Purpose, autonomy, mastery. Purpose leads to autonomy. Autonomy leads to mastery, which leads to purpose. It's a virtuous cycle. So what I'm saying is that we have to cease treating workers as children, and we have to treat them as autonomous adults that will do the right thing 80 to 90% [...]

2019-01-28T11:39:49-06:00March 13th, 2019|Safety Matters, Video|

Safety Motivation and Expectations

(Transcribed from Video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJpRJg2P6hIvx7JAQsRAxQ) Modern theory today says there are three ways to influence people, to motivate people. 'Cause motivation is intrinsic. It's self-generated. You can manipulate, you can force, or the best outcome is you can positively influence people to do the right thing when nobody's watching. For example, they drive the speed limit, [...]

2019-01-28T11:33:59-06:00March 6th, 2019|Business, Safety Matters, Video|

Victimization and Safety Audit Expectations

(Transcribed from Video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJpRJg2P6hIvx7JAQsRAxQ) As Steve Covey says, "You manage things, not people." Compliance to rules means to conform, submit, or adapt as required, and it results in a loss of control. How do you react when you have a loss of control? You resist in any way possible, subtly or overt, and you become [...]

2019-02-06T10:58:02-06:00February 27th, 2019|Safety Matters, Video, workplace|

The Command and Control Paradigm

(Transcribed from Video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJpRJg2P6hIvx7JAQsRAxQ) Command and control is the new paradigm in Alberta. Actually, it's a very old paradigm. It has existed since forever. And that is where you command and control your workers. You command and control your auditors. You basically tell them what to do, and they have to adapt, submit and follow [...]

2019-02-06T10:56:52-06:00February 13th, 2019|Safety Matters, Video|

Company Lifespans are getting Shorter

(Transcribed from Video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJpRJg2P6hIvx7JAQsRAxQ) In 10 years' time, 40% of the top companies in North America will cease to exist. They will fail. The rate of change is accelerating at a breakneck pace, and basically what is happening is the life of a company is shorter and shorter and shorter. My children of the Millennial [...]

2019-02-06T10:56:01-06:00February 6th, 2019|Business, Video|

Safety and Workplace Discipline

(Transcribed from Video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJpRJg2P6hIvx7JAQsRAxQ) In the early 19th century, one in four women died in childbirth in hospitals. Actually, sometimes it was up to 100%. That was a paradigm or normal in the 19th century. That was reality, to 19th century people. They didn't think it could be changed. Today, the leading cause of accidental [...]

2019-01-28T10:51:55-06:00January 30th, 2019|Safety Matters|

A look at the Ten elements of the AASP Alberta Parnerships Health and Safety Audits

(Transcribed from Video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJpRJg2P6hIvx7JAQsRAxQ) The 10 elements of the AASP audit. Element 1 which is management, leadership, and commitment. This has not changed other than the health and safety policy has to have three items. It has to have a phrase, which encompasses all parties and it has to meet the legislation and it has [...]

2019-01-28T10:23:07-06:00January 11th, 2019|Safety Matters, Video|

What has changed for the 2019 Alberta Safety Audit Process?

(Transcribed from Video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJpRJg2P6hIvx7JAQsRAxQ) People have asked me how you can prepare for the 2-19 Partnerships' audit. It's changed massively from this year. There's going to be two new sections. There's going to be a section on health and safety committees because health and safety committees, as of June 1st, 2-18 are mandatory in Alberta. [...]

2018-11-22T10:20:32-06:00December 27th, 2018|Safety Matters|

Competency Based Training in Alberta Industry Safety

(Transcribed from Video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJpRJg2P6hIvx7JAQsRAxQ) Some people have asked me under the 219, January first partnerships audit, is there gonna be more emphasis on competency based training? - You bet! There will be, so you want to make sure you have a good system in place. You should identify new workers, either with green hardhats or [...]

2018-11-22T10:20:33-06:00December 20th, 2018|Safety Matters|