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Hoping, Coping, And A COVID-19 Second Wave

The challenges of COVID-19 fatigue, hoping and coping.


Beard It All Before

What’s the risk of beards and respirators? Does a beard seriously compromise the functionality of a mask? We know respirator face masks have long been a part of working safely. …

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Infectious Disease Specialist: Dr. Ayukekbong

Dr. Ayukekbong is an infectious disease specialist on Vancouver Island.  He kindly took some time out of his schedule, and his birthday, earlier this week to chat about the COVID-19…

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COVID-19 Restrictions and Negligence

As B.C. trends in the right direction with COVID-19 cases, restrictions may be lifted. What legal and ethical decisions must be made prior to businesses opening up?


COVID-19 B.C. Back To Work?

If B.C. continues to flatten the curve, and we continue to see a reduction in new cases, and increase in closed cases.  When might B.C. begin to return to work? …

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BC Might Be Flattening The Curve

While it’s still early, it looks like BC might be flattening the curve, for now, but Easter could be an issue. With nice weather and Easter coming, now is not…

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Workplace Roles In Flattening The Curve

I’m not sure if the health and safety of humans, organizations, and our economy have ever been so transparently and clearly linked, or globally connected. In B.C we had 970…

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Managing Business and Human Health – COVID-19

How are you managing the health of your business, and it’s employees as COVID-19 in Canada escalates in it’s risk level?  If your business was shut down for the next…

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COVID-19 Impacts – Consider The Risk

COVID-19, or the Coronavirus as many also know it, is ramping  up in it’s significance here in BC, Canada, and the rest of the world.  The World Health Organization has…

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Safety, Beards, and Science

The Environmental Medicine and Physiology Unit (EMPU) at Simon Fraser University is looking for bearded volunteers to undertake some safety research on beards and respirators.  Want to contribute to the…

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Entrepreneurs: Beware The Burnout

The World Health Organization has classified Burnout as an Occupational Phenomenon.  It can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. I often mention that I’ve worked for a number of entrepreneurs over…

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One Year In

In September 2018 I had my first batch of Carbon Safety Solutions business cards printed, and started to network my butt off on beautiful Vancouver Island, full of optimism and…

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Suicide, A Serious Conversation

Safety is about people, protecting people’s health, and saving lives.  It’s not always the working at height, or the confined spaces that are the risks. On September 10th every year,…

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Lean Safety

Many years ago I was introduced to the concept of continual improvement while I worked for Johnson Controls, who made seats for Toyota.  I was introduced to Kaizen manufacturing, the…

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Wellness Bank

Just a thought from some recent conversations around mental health. Wellness is like a bank. You have a finite amount of wellness, and when you have challenging times, you withdraw…

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Identifying a Safe Workplace

I often have discussions with colleagues, clients, and potential clients around safety in their organization.  Often they will say they have a good safety program, or culture.  When I hear…

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Telus Pitch: Carbon Safety Model

Wish Carbon Safety luck as our Telus Pitch submission goes in today.  I know I know, I should have been looking more at the camera!  I only heard about the…

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Adventure and Adversity

The last 4 weeks have been busy. Here’s a thought that’s gone through my head. “Adventure is a venture with adversity” Adversity has been on my mind for the last…

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Understanding Toxic Stress

We all cope with stress on some level, and we all have our own way of doing so.  The workplace is often considered a source of stress, and work based…

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Wellness Benefits

We’ve heard of tech companies such as Facebook and Google that are famous for their over the top employee benefits.  Open all day salad bars, nap pods, gourmet chef cuisine,…

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Mental Health, Work, and Wellness

How’s your mental health?  In 2000 I left British Columbia’s beautiful outdoors, a good job in Richmond BC, friends and family to get back together with an ex-girlfriend in Scotland…

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Digesting Nutrition at Work

Take some time to digest what nutritionist Tricia Pearson has to say about nutrition and work, and how we can improve our wellness at work and at home.  What we…

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Tired of Fatigue?

Sometimes you may realize you’re tired. Sometimes you don’t, or just push through. Sometimes the consequences are less than ideal. When was the last time you had a good night’s…

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Client Engagement: Managing Workplace Hazards and Risks

As part of my role as a safety professional, I need to help identify hazards in the workplace.  It’s kind of the starting point for almost any organization.  It’s almost…

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New Canadian Resource for Occupational Diseases

A new safety resource has been made available in Canada. It is a joint venture between The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) and the Canadian Centre for Occupational…

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Let’s Talk Let’s Listen

Today is the day Bell and many others have chosen to put a spotlight on mental health. It’s something that affects most of us, in some capacity. Whether we ourselves…

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Thinking About Safety Differently

Grab a beverage, take a few minutes.  This is going to be a little long for a blogpost, but I’m about to bare a tortured soul. Safety Differently, Safety-II, Human…

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Cannabis Considerations

October 17th 2018 is a day many have circled on their calendars here in BC, and across Canada.  On October 17th the Cannabis Act comes into force legalizing non-medicinal cannabis….

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The Carbon Safety Ethos

Hello and thank you for checking in on our first blog post. We intend on providing a monthly post on topics relevant to health, safety, and environmental management. I’d like…

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