Does Occupational Health & Safety Regulatory Compliance Help or Hinder Safety?

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There currently exists an Apoptote (flattening of the curve), meaning we have not succeeded in eliminating the worst harm and fatalities despite all of this regulation. In fact, what modern safety science is showing, is that more regulation and compliance will not make us safer, more bureaucracy may actually be making us less safe. Much of this is associated with the on-going belief in older safety models presented by Heinrich in the safety dominos and pyramid, and also Reason with the Swiss Cheese model. These are linear cause-effect models that don’t hold true anymore.

Adaptive Capacity: 5 Lessons In High Reliability Leadership—from Fire Ground Incident Command for Healthcare, Business & Industry

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What is adaptive capacity? I will explore the idea of capacity in a system and explain how fire service incident command builds adaptive capacity, and how this can be translated into leadership principles.

April 23, 2020 - Sudbury, Ontario, Canada - Workplace Safety North - Mining Health & Safety Conference [Speaker]

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Injury rates with traditional safety systems using regulation and compliance have plateaued across all industries; and we still see catastrophic injuries and deaths. What can we share from within high risk and high reliability organizations that can help improve your chances of sending your workers home unharmed?

A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE (HOP) AND LEARNING TEAMS

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The New View gives us the terminology, the tone (the language) and the platform to disrupt the paradigms that hinder our ability to be transformational leaders. The choices we make today about how we ask questions, how we create rules, how we react to failure (how we treat people) will directly impact our business performance in the future.

How does an organization achieve recognition as the best?

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Recently I responded to this question when it was posed in a…

Quality, Patient Safety & Risk Reduction in Community Paramedicine

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CP programs are currently contributing to improved quality of care, patient safety and risk reduction. There are further identified areas where CP programs describe opportunities to further these goals. Ultimately, CP programs as part of an integrated primary healthcare team can provide a significant contribution to the patient’s lived experience resulting in improved overall quality of care, patient safety and risk reduction as part of a system that communicates well, collaborates, provides client and family interaction, measures quality for improvement and actively participates in prevention programs.

Drowsy and Dangerous? Fatigue in Paramedics: An Overview

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Fatigue is a complex phenomenon that has effects on physical characteristics, cognition, behaviours, and physical and mental health. Paramedicine crosses the boundaries of many high-risk industries, namely medicine, transport and aviation. The effects of fatigue on paramedics thus need to be explored and considered in order to begin to identify appropriate interventions and management strategies.

Leadership Perspective: Second Victims in Hamilton Murder Case, Paramedic Actions Questioned

Every person has ingrained bias’ based on their knowledge and experiences that lead to a varied perspective. No person can see the same incident, event or conversation through the same lens as another.

Just Culture: The Problem with Retributive Justice

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Building a just culture organisation is dependent on many factors. You can not just will your organisation to be fair and just. Building a just culture is built through painstakingly living your mission and values day in and day out.