Behavioural analytics help boost safety

SaskPower sees results through safety profiles, communication, metrics
By Eric Irwin
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/17/2017

In the power utility industry, power-line technicians work in and around potentially dangerous situations every day. A lack of proper supervision and a strict adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs) can mean unsafe practices and lead to a significant number of accidents and injuries.

Accidents, beyond the human suffering component, increase liability insurance costs, drive up Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) premiums, and result in more frequent government inspections or mandated closures. This translates into a substantial impact on a company’s bottom line.

So, it makes sense that organizations such as SaskPower are working to reduce the number of workplace accidents by making safety a matter of corporate culture.