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As someone who has worked in the social services industry for a decade, I have come to appreciate companies who choose to help their community. Hull Services, where I worked assisting children and families, would not have been able to operate without the assistance of many sponsors and volunteers in the Calgary community. Although my career path has taken a turn in recent years, I am still eager to keep community spirit alive. At Kasa Consulting, Cam and I have committed to helping our community in a variety of ways, and look forward do doing more as our company grows and evolves.
One of the ways in which we support our community is through sponsoring sports teams. One of our employees, Alex Entz, plays on a Fernie softball team called Faces Loaded, and with our assistance, they were able to obtain new team jerseys. We also sponsor a basketball team in the Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association, as a way of showing one of our valued clients – Colter Energy Services – that we support them in more than their health and safety initiatives.
Another way we show our commitment to community is through donating necessary goods for the less fortunate in Calgary and Edmonton. One of our clients, DistributionNOW, spends a considerable amount of time every year collecting donations on behalf of Inn from the Cold. Inn from the Cold is an organization that collects warm clothing, accessories, diapers, and toiletries for those in need, and thanks to DistributionNOW, we have been made aware of this great organization that we have supported for the past few years.
Finally, I am a member of Calgary Women in Energy (CWIE). As part of this group, I have assisted in many of their planned, charitable events. Over the years of my involvement with the CWIE, I have served lunch and dinner at the Calgary Drop-in Centre, participated in a blood drive with Canadian Blood Services, volunteered at a charity golf tournament for the Louise Dean School, a school which allows young mothers, both current and expectant, to complete their education, and taken part in a Stuff-A-Purse drive for women in need.
Volunteering is something the Kasa team does throughout the year. If you would like to participate in any of the initiatives we are currently involved in, or will be involved in, or if you would like to include Kasa in any of your community spirit initiatives, please feel free to call or email me anytime.
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Kasa Consulting, a full-service health and safety consulting and auditing company that services Alberta, Saskatchewan, BC, and Ontario, is currently looking to fill the full-time position of Senior Health and Safety Consultant. The position requires at least 5 years health & safety experience. Preference will be given to those with previous health and safety consulting experience and a safety designation, such as CRSP, CHSC; or CSP. We are a forward thinking organization seeking to provide our clients with the most up to date techniques within the Health & Safety industry.
Please forward all resume to Christy@Kasaconsulting.ca
Looking to join a great team?
Hiring intermediate safety administrator/consultants to join our quick paced environment.
If your ready for a career in safety, we have a job for you! Must be able to work independently and manage a diverse group of clientele with all of their safety needs.
Please send all resumes to Christy@kasaconsulting.ca
Kasa Consulting is currently looking for hardworking, highly independent, positive individuals for numerous areas within our organization! Positions currently open include:
Jr. Administrator: no health and safety experience necessary. University Degree is considered beneficial. Strong computer and writings skills are a must.
Field Safety: Highly skilled Health and safety consultants needed for field supervision work within Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Enform/AASP Auditors: Looking for both full time and Contract positions. Must be an approved external auditor.
Health and Safety Consultants: Consultants with Health and Safety experience are required for both Edmonton and Calgary areas. CRSP is preferred.
Do you think you might fit the mold? Please forward all resumes to Christy@Kasaconsulting.ca
As a health and safety auditor there are so many times I review company’s incident investigations and become frustrated with the effort put forth. Improperly completely investigations, beg the question “why bother? Yet a properly completed investigation can bring about meaningful change and a healthier, safer work site. Reasons to investigate a workplace incident include:
It is important to note, incidents that involve no injury or property damage should still be investigated to determine the hazards that should be corrected, and to identify trends and needs.
Why look for the root cause?
An investigator who believes that accidents are caused by unsafe conditions will likely try to uncover conditions as causes. On the other hand, one who believes they are caused by unsafe acts will attempt to find the human errors that are causes. Therefore, it is necessary to examine some underlying factors in a chain of events that ends in an accident.
The important point is that even in the most seemingly straightforward accidents, seldom, if ever, is there only a single cause. For example, an “investigation” which concludes that an accident was due to worker carelessness, and goes no further, fails to seek answers to several important questions such as:
An inquiry that answers these and related questions will probably reveal conditions that are more open to correction than attempts to prevent “carelessness”.
What are the steps involved in investigating an accident?
The accident investigation process involves the following steps:
As little time as possible should be lost between the moment of an accident or near miss and the beginning of the investigation. In this way, one is most likely to be able to observe the conditions as they were at the time, prevent disturbance of evidence, and identify witnesses. The tools that members of the investigating team may need (pencil, paper, camera, tape measure, etc.) should be immediately available so that no time is wasted.
Why should recommendations be made?
The next step is to come up with a set of well-considered recommendations designed to prevent recurrences of similar accidents. Recommendations should:
Resist the temptation to make only general recommendations to save time and effort. For example, you have determined that a blind corner contributed to an accident. Rather than just recommending “eliminate blind corners” it would be better to suggest:
Never make recommendations about disciplining a person or persons who may have been at fault. This would not only be counter to the real purpose of the investigation, but it would jeopardize the chances for a free flow of information in future accident investigations.
The Written Report
If your organization has a standard form that must be used, you will have little choice in the form that your written report is to be presented. Nevertheless, you should be aware of, and try to overcome, shortcomings that might impede the reports professionalism, and overall completeness.
Your previously prepared draft of the sequence of events can now be used to describe what happened. Remember that readers of your report do not have the intimate knowledge of the accident that you have, so include all pertinent detail. Photographs and diagrams may save many words of description. Identify clearly where evidence is based on certain facts, eyewitness accounts, or your assumptions.
The last and most important step of the investigation is to communicate your findings with everyone throughout the company, but most importantly managers. Present the information ‘in context’ so everyone understands how the accident occurred and the actions in place to prevent it from happening again.