In episode #15 of the No Harm Health and Safety Podcast, I visit STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) at the Calgary International Airport to learn all about the services they provide to industry. At the STARS base, I talk to Nicole Segstro, their Industry Client Services Manager.Read More
In episode #14 of the No Harm Health and Safety Podcast, I talk to Paul Andre, the Governing Board Chair of the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSA). We chat about upcoming changes to the CRSP certification, as well as a new certification - Canadian Registered Safety Technologist (CRST).Read More
In episode 13 of the No Harm Health and Safety Podcast, I return to Vernon, British Columbia to talk to Jeremy Vandekerkhove from the Vernon Search and Rescue Helicopter Winch Team.
We hope you will consider using this episode as inspiration for a safety moment within your organization, where you may want to talk about injury denial at one of your toolbox talks or staff meetings. You can paraphrase what you learn here, or simply play this episode during your meeting.Read More
Thousands of volunteers joined Habitat for Humanity's 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project to build 150 homes in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary during the week of July 10.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter built along side future homeowners and community volunteers in the Edmonton area and Winnipeg, with additional projects taking place across the country.
How did they handle the health and safety challenges with such a huge volunteer workforce?Read More
In episode 11 of the No Harm Health and Safety Podcast, host Marvin Polis visits Jeremy Vandekerkhove from the Vernon Search and Rescue Helicopter Winch Team. The work of these brave volunteers starts where the road ends.
When a standard ambulance can't get access to a remote accident scene, the Vernon Search and Rescue team flies into action.Read More
In episode 10 of the No Harm health and safety podcast, host Marvin Polis talks to Marcy Strong from VisionWorks Consulting. Marcy is an organizational effectiveness expert who has worked for national and multinational corporations.
The topic of this episode: Why is my HSE initiative not working?Read More
In episode 009 of the No Harm health and safety podcast, host Marvin Polis talks to Gerry Shimko, the Executive Director of the City of Edmonton's Traffic Safety Section. The topic: Vision Zero.
The City of Edmonton is the first major Canadian city to adopt Vision Zero, a global initiative to save lives and eliminate major injuries from motor vehicle collisions.Read More
In episode 008 of the No Harm health and safety podcast, host Marvin Polis talks to Lafarge's Western Canadian VP of Ready Mix, Bruce Willmer about their road safety initiatives and collaboration with the City of Edmonton on the global Vision Zero initiative.Read More
In episode 007 of the No Harm health and safety podcast, host Marvin Polis shadows some of the crews working at a recent turnaround at the Shell Scotford complex.
The Adopt a Crew initiative was conceived prior to one of their recent turnarounds as Shell acknowledged that building personal relationships is essential to a culture of caring and keeping everybody safe on site during this huge maintenance event.Read More
In episode 006 of the No Harm Health and Safety Podcast, host Marvin Polis returns to the Shuswap Lake System in British Columbia to talk to Pat Gau, Deputy Station Leader for the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue. The topic: Kids Don't Float!Read More
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In episode 005 of the No Harm Health and Safety Podcast, host Marvin Polis talks to Amanda Armstrong, CRSP from Clark Builders about the importance of HSE certifications in your career and how to go about getting certified.Read More
Here in western Canada, there’s a place along the TransCanada highway that’s a very popular vacation destination because of the vast lake system known as the Shuswaps. The town of Sicamous is at the centre of all this and it happens to be an extremely popular place for houseboats and all forms of water sports.
But what happens when visitors experience emergency health problems or accidents out on the lakes? With more than 1,000 miles of shoreline and few roads, who’s there to help?Read More
In this episode of the No Harm Health and Safety Podcast, Marvin talks to Rod Randolph, an educator for the Vision Zero traffic safety initiative.
Vision Zero began in Sweden in 1997 with the goal of eliminating death and serious injury due to traffic collisions. The initiative has now spread throughout the world.Read More
In episode 002 of the No Harm Health and Safety Podcast, learn about how fatigue affects professional drivers and the benefits of electronic log books.Read More
No Harm is the health and safety podcast for HSE professionals. We explore issues and initiatives to help you sharpen your professional skills and better understand emerging trends.Read More