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The folks at Compliance and Safety LLC
sent me a copy of this intriguing infographic regarding a select group of organizations who provide health and safety information and other services around the world. I noticed that the CCOHS
is listed as one of these organizations.
I also noted an interesting graph in the OHSA section that shows inspections vs workplace deaths per hundred thousand workers. I posted previously about Workplace Deaths in Canada
and indicated that we’re projected to kill 1200 Canadian workers by 2020.
* PLEASE NOTE: August 6, 2012 Update – The infographic below is an update from Compliance and Safety. They have updated the graphic; noting that no reliable data on frequency of safety inspections in Canada was available. It looks like the workplace fatality figure for Canada has also been amended.
A big thanks to the folks at Compliance and Safety for a job well done on the infographic and for giving me permission to post it on my site.
Cause safety to happen in your workplace today and every day…Andrew…a Canadian Safety Guy
I saw this video in a meeting today and thought it was hilarious and a wonderful analogy for the challenge of bringing people together on a common cause and moving them forward.
Safety can be a tough job sometimes…I’m just glad that I’m not a cat herder
Have some fun while you’re causing safety to happen today…Andrew…a Canadian Safety Guy
PS…a big thanks to the folks from EDS for their creativity and wonderful sense of humour
I’m in Newfoundland for a CSSE Chapter and Board of Directors meeting this week and got the chance to do a little sight seeing. I thought this scene was stunning and it reminds us to look ahead and under the surface – an important lesson for safety in the workplace.
Look out for icebergs in your travels and cause safety to happen in your workplace today and in the future…Andrew…a Canadian Safety Guy
I get a lot of people coming to my site after a search for hazard assessment forms, so I thought that I’d put together a simple one for people to consider.
The intent of a hazard assessment is really not that complex…it is an opportunity to pause and think about what you’re working on, what could harm you and how you’re going to control the hazards. The pdf below allows you to answer some basic questions about the hazards in your work.
A big picture hazard assessment should be done so that you know what general controls are necessary and what elements you need in your health and safety program. Assessing the consequence and likelihood of those hazards will help you to prioritize and plan.
Some types of work include a significant amount of variability and are often good candidates for a field level hazard assessment. In a FLHA, work, hazards and controls are discussed with the work team at the beginning of the shift so that everyone knows what’s going on and how to work safe. This process is valuable for capturing hazards based on changing conditions or for non-routine tasks.
Please take the time to assess your hazards and cause safety to happen today in your workplace….Andrew…a Canadian Safety Guy