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The CCSA wants to ensure that leaders in our industry are always up-to-date on what is happening in the continuing care and senior supportive living industries.

Award-winning hotel explains H&S success

June 13, 2017
Human Resources Director New Zealand- Nicola Middlemiss 

The HR head of an award-winning Queenstown company has spoken out about the firm’s approach to health and safety, saying employees are integral to its ongoing success.

“It’s about employee behaviour and the opportunities available to them to be part of making their workplace better,” says Kerryn Boniface, people and culture leader at The Rees Hotel.

“It’s a shared workplace where we can all contribute and make every aspect of the job safer and so much more enjoyable,” he continues.

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Trends in health and safety for 2017

January 13, 2017
Canadian Occupational Safety


Is behaviour-based safety on the way out?

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Workplace injury rates at all-time low in 2015: WorkplaceNL

May 12, 2016
Canadian Occupational Safety


Newfoundland and Labrador’s lost-time incidence rate has dropped to an all-time low of 1.5 per 100 workers in 2015.
The rate, which has held steady for the past three years, looks at lost time due to workplace injury or illness. The rate decreased in nine industries, increased in two industries, and remained the same in one industry.

To put it in context, the drop means there were approximately 200 fewer workers requiring health-care only assistance and 260 fewer workers with short-term claims in 2015 versus the previous year, WorkplaceNL reports.

Workers aged 15 to 24 years reported 1.4 lost-time incidents per 100 workers in 2015, a drop of 18 per cent from five years ago.

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Also an area of concern is that violence in the workplace is on the rise in the province. Lost-time incidents related to assaults or other violent acts in the workplace rose by 69 per cent when compared to rates five years ago. The statistic works out to approximately 7.6 per 10,000 workers experiencing lost time due to violence in the workplace.
 

Read the full article at http://goo.gl/EZW5Yd

Creating Value: How OHS Is Being Integrated into Financial Reporting and Why You Should Care

January 11, 2015
EHS Today - Sandy Smith

More and more businesses are integrating health and safety data into reports about financial performance, even in countries like the United States, where the Securities and Exchange Commission doesn’t mandate including it.

Terms like “sustainability” and “corporate social responsibility” are not new. They’ve been around for 20 years or more. What is new is the financial investment community’s recognition of the value of collecting and reporting material non-financial information as part of the measurement of organizational value.

More and more, corporations are recognizing that material non-financial information is important to investors and analysts. While they may have declined to participate in sustainability reporting a few years ago, corporations are discovering that the long-term viability of their operations is being judged not only on profitability, but on non-financial factors as well. This means that a growing number of organizations are including occupational safety and health data in “integrated” reports that include financial and non-financial information.

Read more: http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/creating-value-how-occupational-health-and-safety-being-integrated-financial-repor