Do you ever feel like you’re banging your head against the wall trying to get the buy-in to create the changes your organization needs? As Health and Safety professionals we are constantly faced with challenging situations and one of the most common (and frustrating) ones is resistance.
If you’re a woman who works on-site like me (even if only occasionally), you know that it’s not the easiest of tasks, especially because more often than not we’re the only woman on the job site. If you’ve ever struggled on the job site, you definitely want to keep reading. I have compiled some very useful hot field tips to make working on site easier and (even) enjoyable into this guide just for you.
Do you want to build a Psychologically Healthy & Safe Workplace but are not sure how to go about it? The first thing you should know is that you don’t necessarily need to spend thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring in and add another module to your Health & Safety Management […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, Aimee dives deep into a common workplace challenge – why people sometimes don’t follow policies and procedures. It doesn’t matter the size of the organization, the organization has to ensure the health and safety of the employees. Now, when we think about that compliance standpoint, oftentimes policies and procedures […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, Kathryn Hart is joining me and we’re going to be chatting about project management and pre-project planning when it comes to Health and Safety. Kathryn has spent time as a project engineer, an assistant superintendent, a superintendent, and a project manager. If we wanted to ask someone questions about […]
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In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, we’re going to be diving into the fascinating world of the vagus nervous system and its connection to overall health and well-being. For a few years now, I’ve been dealing with some health issues. Nothing alarming, but daily life impacting. Regular doctors kept on telling me that I was […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, I’m talking with Jodi Huettner, a mechanical engineer with first-hand experience of the challenges faced by women on worksites due to ill-fitting and inadequate workwear. I have been waiting to talk to Jodi for a while. Every time I am at a conference or I’m looking for information about […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, I talk about 3 things that frustrate me as a health and safety professional. I have been really struggling to record this podcast episode. I initially wanted to talk about the 10 things that I hate about being a health and safety professional. But every time I turn the […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, join Aimee and Carole-Anne Chung to learn more about the claims management WCB process. Carole-Anne and I met years and years and years ago through WCB (Workers’ Compensation Board) claims management, through her consulting business, and through volunteering in the Alberta health and safety world. We’ve reconnected recently and […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, I dive into the fascinating world of perspective, emotional intelligence, and empathy. This topic came to my mind because when I’m interacting with other health and safety practitioners or professionals, one of the themes that continues to come up is “I’m right, they’re wrong. I know what I’m doing. […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, I’m talking with Erin Landry-Baker about the importance of effective change management not only in the health and safety industry but with all changes in general. I have stepped in a few landmines when it comes to change management. When I met Erin, I knew immediately that I wanted […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, Aimee talks about implementing document management systems that are effective, accurate, and compliant. What do you do with all of those directional and operational documents that have been created by putting your value of safety into action? We all know that a well organized banker’s box of documentation is […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, I’m talking with Christl Aggus about her journey as a health and safety consultant. We discuss the evolution of the health and safety profession and its future away from the current status quo towards a more global and kinder approach – where there is more trust in workers’ competence […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, Aimee highlights the importance of clean and functioning washrooms at worksites for worker health and morale. Going to the washroom is something we all do, every single day. Therefore, having access to clean and functioning washrooms on-site might seem like a no-brainer. This is very often not the case. […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, join Aimee and Lisa Marinic to learn all you need to know about industrial hygiene as a Health & Safety practitioner. When you’re going into Health & Safety and you’re going out into the field for the first time, it’s easy to notice safety hazards. They’re visible, clear, and […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, Aimee is talking about putting your values into action outside of the workplace. If you hold safety as a value, how is that impacting your decisions as a consumer outside of the workplace? This is a topic I’m very passionate about. I hold safety as a value, safety for […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, I’m talking with Olivia Augustin about learning English, writing emails, and being more inclusive. In our Health and Safety roles there are people we work with who have English as a second language, third language, fourth language, or more, and let’s face it, English is the suckiest language in […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, Aimee is walking you through ways to improve your communication about Health and Safety within your workplace. Are you having trouble getting the buy-in you need to create a healthy and safe workplace? Are the people at your organization saying your Health and Safety communications suck? Well, without an […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, Aimee is chatting with Brandy (Bossle) Zadoorian, CSP, ASP, CSD about Health & Safety in the manufacturing sector, volunteerism, certifications, and much more. In this episode, I have the opportunity to talk to Brandy, a fellow certified safety professional who loves being part of the Health & Safety community […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, Aimee is providing some important tips to help you set the right SMART strategic goals. If you’re not familiar with SMART as an acronym, it is a tool to help us set strategic goals. A SMART goal is simply a Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound goal. I see […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, join Aimee and Ashley Mckie to learn all you need to know about mergers & acquisitions as a Health & Safety practitioner. Businesses are in business to be in business, and pursuing mergers and acquisitions is one of the strategies that businesses can take to achieve that. So, as […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, Aimee is sharing simple but powerful tips to help you build and leverage your professional network with ease.
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, Aimee is chatting with Tiffany Castagno about business, buzzwords, culture, and much more. There are so many things in the business world that companies adopt because it’s something “the cool kids are doing” or their fear of missing out. What they don’t always stop to consider, though, is what […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, Aimee talks about what factors you should consider when updating and improving your manual.
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, Aimee has an invaluable conversation with Leigh-Ann Stewart, a fellow CRSP. There is never an exact copy-and-paste career path in the Health & Safety world. As I’ve touched on in previous episodes (i.e. Episode 5), there’s a wide range of possibilities out there and you must decide which one […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, Aimee shares how she takes control of her to-do list and manages her work-life balance. Have you ever had your whole work day planned out, only to get a million things piled on you as soon as you step into work? It truly sucks when your planned, controlled, and […]
Tune into today’s super fun episode, where Aimee hangs out with Constanza aka Technically a Tech, the Workwear Queen, and everyone’s worksite bestie. If you’re a woman who works on-site like me (even if only occasionally), you know how hard it is to find field workwear and safety gear that is size-inclusive, actually comfortable, durable, […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, Aimee talks about something that’s instrumental to a successful Health and Safety Program: allies. One of the most common factors for failure or setbacks when creating healthy and safe workplaces is isolation. Join me today as I share with you an anecdote about a safety advisor who has a […]
In episode 6 of the Transmit Safety Podcast, I sat down with a friend, Bunmi Ibitoye, and we chatted about the benefits of journaling to manage stress. Bunmi is a stress management and wellness coach with over seven years of professional experience within the public health sector, and I learned a lot during this interview. […]
In this interview episode of the Transmit Safety Podcast, Aimee and Bunmi talk about stress management.
Tune into today’s episode to hear all about Aimee’s career path in Organizational Health & Safety and find your own. As an OH&S contract trainer in the classroom, I often get asked about “What’s next?” or “Where do I go from here, now that I’m getting this type of training?”. Well, the simple answer is: […]
In today’s episode, join Aimee and Joan MacMillan to learn all you need to know about Psychological Health and Safety. We are currently facing a mental health epidemic at work. Meanwhile, the average health and safety practitioner is expected to know everything about everything and be able to implement all of it even without having […]
In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, Aimee brings up an ongoing conversation that’s essential for the continuous improvement of workplace Health & Safety. There are many ways that Health & Safety practitioners are required to collect, sort, and analyze data related to workplace Health & Safety. If you are like me and not the best […]
In a world where “business as usual” prioritizes profit over everything else, it’s really easy to fall into some pitfalls that will hurt your career or business in the long run. Knowing this, in this post, I’m bringing you some practical tools and tips to help you avoid these situations and level up your career […]
In the first interview episode of the Transmit Safety Podcast, Aimee and Sarah Williams talk about all things “Good Business.” Why isn’t doing business that is good for profit, people, and the planet equally the standard? Join Sarah and I as we talk about the importance of “walking the walk”, and work on redefining “business […]
The first episode of Transmit Safety introduces Aimee and Transmit Safety. Transmit Safety is a philosophy. It’s a mindset and intentional way of communicating occupational health and safety. I’m Aimee Arsenault, your host. Sure, I could start by telling you my work history and my educational background, but I think the most important part of […]
The Transmit Safety Podcast is here to help health and safety practitioners achieve a holistic approach to workplace health and safety to become impactful leaders and put the value of safety into action. With bi-weekly episodes, the mission is to simplify health and safety management and be a resource for practitioners working alone in their […]
“In this episode, long-time SJL lounger and friend of the show Aimee Arsenault joins the crew to teach us how to properly stalk clients on social… er… no. She joins us to teach us how her “boutique” style of safety consulting helps build a solution that is custom fit to a client’s needs. We also learn […]
“In this episode of The Do Good Business Podcast, we’re deep-diving into health and safety, and what that means for any business, of any size (yes, even you, solopreneur). In this episode, we’re talking about, what it actually means to have a “healthy and safe” workplace; how to fight off the temptation to cut corners […]
Join Aimee Arsenault as a guest speaker on the Safety Leaders Now Podcast with Joe Meadows.
Take what you know about health and safety programs and throw it away. Ok, maybe not everything, but generally, when I talk to business owners, the most significant comment is “safety is too expensive,” and I get it. I do. I want to shift your thinking about health and safety as a loss to value-generating. […]
People matter. Let’s take a look at 5 tips for an effective health & safety orientation process for new employees. Give Time. Give Space. Give Information. Give Understanding. Give Why.
5 Quick Tasks for any HSE professional that you can do today in under 5 minutes to get things done. Let’s do this 💪 ACTIVITY #1: Drink coffee.ACTIVITY #2: Drink coffee.ACTIVITY #3: Drink coffee.ACTIVITY #4: Drink coffee.ACTIVITY #5: Drink coffee. OK. Perhaps that’s a little too much ☕ for some. That being recognized, I would […]
I am sharing my three top tips for finding the “right” volunteer opportunity to give back in this post. So if you’re thinking about volunteering yet don’t know where to start, here are a few steps to consider taking to have a valuable experience. 1. Search your network. See who is an active volunteer within […]