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Telus Pitch: Carbon Safety Model

23rd June 2019

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 pitch on Tuesday, and had to find time to develop and submit it by today!

Mega thanks to:

  • John Boudreau at The Great Performance Group for identifying the opportunity and connecting me with Alvin Meledath
  • Alvin Meledath MBA & MScIM Candidate at VIU for coordinating and organizing a very last minute entry!
  • Ally Barabanow a Media Student at VIU who has done a fantastic job and worked hard to film and edit the pitch by deadline!

The pitch is below, and an outline of the Carbon Safety Model below the pitch.  Wish us luck!

The Pitch


The Model

I’ve been working with a few people trying to develop a model to help clients focus on developing a safety program from the hazard and risk management perspective outwards, and focusing on other key elements along the way.

The Foundation of The Model

  • Harm/Energy – the sources within the organizations control that can cause a degree of loss or harm
  • Targets – the people, equipment, plant, property or other valuable assets that may suffer loss or harm
  • IBC – What interventions, barriers, and controls (IBC’s) can be put in place to prevent the release of energy or harm, mitigate the release or harm, or protect the target from energy or harm?

Building Out a Program

Once the source of harm, or energy and targets are identified, and the group has developed and reviewed possible IBC’s, the next step is to start to look at how to build a program around these aspects of the model, and apply and monitor the IBC’s effectively.

  • Reasonable Expectations – what is it that the organization expects from the top down?  These expectations must be reasonable, achievable, and valuable.  They need to be defined, and monitored, as well as managed.
  • Interventions, barriers, and controls – what is it that the organization can do to apply  the identified IBC’s and mitigate, or eliminate the transfer of harm?  How will they be monitored to ensure they remain effective?
  • Safety definitions – what does the organization define as “Safety”?  Physical safety?  Physical health?  Mental health?  Wellness?  Spiritual safety?  The safety of the environment holistically or ecologically?
  • Knowledge – what knowledge is required by various stakeholders to manage IBC’s, maintain safety, and achieve reasonable expectations?
  • What influences, internal or external could cause positive or negative impacts to the program?  What could influence the degree of harm, transfer of harm, or impact on targets?  These need to be considered, and monitored.

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