Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE)
Canada’s Safety, Health and Environmental Practitioners
CSSE Canadian Journal of Occupational Health & Safety (CJOHS) – Premiere Issue
In line with CSSE’s new vision of shaping the safety profession in Canada by working collaboratively with our partners and members, and on behalf of the CSSE Board of Directors, I am pleased to present the premiere issue of the CSSE Canadian Journal of Occupational Health & Safety (CJOHS). The journal is intended to fill a niche in the occupational health and safety field in Canada, presenting leading-edge research papers and articles in the OHSE field.
Here is a brief overview of the exciting articles included in this issue:
Drew Douglas, from the Chippewas of Rama First Nation (Rama), explains how their traditional teachings and culture have been fused to create a vision of health and safety which is represented by their Health and Safety Visioning Wheel, in Kawaabandizwin: Looking Out for Everyone and Everything.
In The Value Proposition for the Occupational Safety and Health Professional: A Review of Literature, sponsored by the CSSE, author David Borys, Ph.D., reveals two themes that emerged from a literature review: the importance of the line of report and the personal attributes of the occupational safety and health professional. The finding suggests that knowledge, without power and the ability to influence senior decision-makers, may negatively impact the occupational safety and health professional’s ability to add value.
Authors Ben Amick and Michael Swift, in The Search for Leading Indicators of OHS Performance: IWH Eight-Item Questionnaire May Predict Future Claims Rates, identify leading indicators in OHS that are gaining momentum. In a promising development, an eight-item questionnaire jointly developed by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and safety professionals at Ontario’s health and safety associations has been found to be predictive of workers’ compensation claims rates three years down the road in a sample of Ontario workplaces.
Click here to read the premiere issue of the CSSE Canadian Journal of Occupational Health & Safety.
Jim Hopkins, CHSC