Tag Archives: safety leadership

Safety survivors (part 3): fire survivor turned safety advocate

This is the third post in our Safety survivors series. By sharing the stories of people who have survived serious injuries, we hope to demonstrate the devastating consequences that can arise from small lapses in safety awareness.

This week we hear from Spencer Beach, Continue reading

Safety survivors (part 2): workplace incident changes a young life forever

In this Safety survivors series we’re hearing from people who’ve been seriously injured, both on and off the job. They’ve discovered, to their cost, how important it is to fully evaluate risks and take steps to mitigate them, and now they’re sharing their stories so others can learn from their experiences. Continue reading

How to lead safety culture from the top

There are many reasons why you want your organization to have a good safety culture. Practical ones include the legal ramifications and cost of incidents; and the fact that profitability and performance are higher in an incident-free workplace. More intrinsic reasons include the emotional and psychological effects on everyone involved when someone is injured.

In the following video, Cameron MacGillivray, Enform’s president and CEO, explains the role that company leaders and managers play in creating a good safety culture within their organizations: Continue reading

Who does the thinking for your frontline workers?

One of the recurring themes we’ve seen on this blog is that risk factors are sometimes dismissed by frontline workers, with potentially catastrophic results. In previous posts we’ve examined several factors that contribute to this phenomenon, including a culture of denial, groupthink and the minimization of warning signs.

To find out more about why this happens, we spoke with Yvonne Thompson, of Change Innovators. Continue reading