The Neuroscience of Safety, Wellness and Culture Change

Build and maintain resilience through challenging times

Focus Area #1. Neuroscience; The Future of Safety Management

Every year, organizations invest billions of dollars in new safety initiatives that fail to produce desired results.

Despite innovations in safety engineering, PPE and massive investments in training, workplace incidents in general are not dropping. On top of that, evolving safety habits and culture for most organizations is a never-ending challenge.

The primary reason is the inability to produce the sustained change required to have lasting impact on human behaviour. True and lasting change requires becoming aware of and changing habits and beliefs stored mostly in the unconscious mind.

Research shows that understanding and applying the principles of neuroscience holds the key for safety management success.

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We help organizations understand what neuroscience is and the connection between stress, workplace incidents and MSI injuries. We also help you understand how people's past experiences shape beliefs and behaviours in the present and why habits are difficult to break as well as the simple system to break them so that new ones can be created.

Clients are shown how to use an understanding of neuroscience to foster a safety culture that drives employee wellbeing and business profitability.

Using the fact that 90% of safety training is lost in 7 days we teach organizations what they can do about it to create better return on investments in their organizational training and development.

Our facilitators have been personally trained by researcher, neuroscientist, and best-selling author, Dr. Joe Dispenza.

Focus Area #2: Building and Maintaining Employee Resilience

The Mental Health Commission of Canada reported that 1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental health problem or illness each year with stress cited as a primary cause. This results in increased employee errors and absenteeism that in turn have a ripple effect on business performance.

We teach organizations an understanding of the stress response and how it can become an addition (in people and organizations) as well as the impact of stress on mental health, immune system function and absenteeism. We provide an understanding of the connection between stress and workplace incidents including violence and harassment so that they can be better managed / mitigated in the future.

We help organizations build a model of understanding for managing stress and building resilience, regardless of the external environment, and that it is a skill that can be learned. Also taught is how you can support your employees to build and maintain resilience through challenging times.

This is a research-based using sources such as the HeartMath Institute.