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Glooscap First Nation Continuing to Demonstrate Leadership in Safety Culture

Wed, 06/19/2019

Corporate culture change is very challenging and difficult, but Stacey Maguire, Glooscap Occupational Health and Safety Officer, with the support of the Glooscap First Nation Chief and Council, managers and staff, have undertaken this challenge with great enthusiasm and commitment. With the support of SayleGroup Inc., this change began to take seed and grow.

Glooscap's commitment is exemplified by the recent completion of OHS training by all 63 staff and council members in Nova Scotia. By completing this important education initiative - one that has not only helped to ensure OHS due diligence, but has raised awareness around the fundamentals of developing a Safety Culture to support workplace health and safety, there is a common commitment and understanding of the importance and benefit of having an established OHS corporate culture.

Additionally, Glooscap has shown their positive beliefs, attitudes and practices toward workplace health and safety, as well as their commitment and support for continuous improvement. Organizations who take a proactive approach to educating their people are commonly seen as leaders in this realm. These actions often have a cascade effect - they influence and encourage others to do the same. At the end of the day, everyone should be able to go to work, do their job well and get home safe. Education is a key part in making this a reality for all. This will also benefit the families of the workers as their OHS skills are transferable from the workplace to home.

Our Safety Culture 100 online course, which was completed by Glooscap, is a useful tool to easily educate your entire workforce on the essential aspects of health and safety (including mental health), worker rights, responsibilities and awareness. The program comes with a 2-year certificate upon successful completion. This ultimately helps to ensure employee competence and employer due diligence.

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