Victimization and Safety Audit Expectations

(Transcribed from Video at 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 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 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|

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

(Transcribed from Video at 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|

The difference between Audits and Inspections in a Health and Safety environment

(Transcribed from Video at Most people get confused between a health and safety audit and an inspection. Basically, an inspection is done to monitor the status of health and safety hazards in the workplace. You walk around. You check over, under, around. You check workers to see if they're working safely and following the rules. [...]

2018-11-22T10:20:39-06:00September 27th, 2018|Safety Matters, Video|

Job Safety Analysis and your Health and Safety Program

(Transcribed from Video at Job safety analyses are hazards assessments that you conduct before you got out in the field. It is a step-by-step breakdown of the task or job and for each task, health and safety hazards are identified and control measures are put in place. Job safety analyses are an essential part of [...]

2018-11-22T10:20:39-06:00September 20th, 2018|Safety Matters, Video|

How and Why Interviews are part of an Audit

(Transcribed from Video at When it comes to the audit process, the auditors have to select the interviewees, not the company. They will work with the company in selecting the interviewees, in terms of the fact that they have to know who is there? Who isn't? Who has a good command of the English language, [...]

2018-11-22T10:20:39-06:00September 13th, 2018|Safety Matters, Video|

Avoiding Complacency

(Transcribed from Video at If you receive a high audit score, in your audit, do you not get complacent. Do not think you don't have to do an action plan. You don't have to work on your health and safety program. An audit is snapshot in time. It can change from one moment to the [...]

2018-11-22T10:20:40-06:00September 6th, 2018|Safety Matters, Video|

Purcell Enterprises talks about the components of a Health And Safety Audit (part 2)

(Transcribed from Video at The different components of the health and safety audit. Next, after hazard control, is inspections, where you monitor the health and safety status of your program, you check the hazards so there are no uncontrolled hazards, and you ensure that you are aware of the state of your organization. Then is [...]

2018-08-03T14:22:01-06:00August 30th, 2018|Safety Matters, Video|

Purcell Enterprises talks about the components of a Health And Safety Audit (part 1)

(Transcribed from Video at Every audit in Alberta is unique to the industry that it's in. There are 14 certifying partners in Alberta currently and each has their own health and safety audit. Basically, they've done an analysis that hazard identification and hazard control, regardless of what audit you use, is worth 33% of the [...]

2018-08-03T14:22:01-06:00August 22nd, 2018|Safety Matters, Video|