Eye Injury Prevention

July is Eye Injury Prevention month. Are you are cutting corners that may leave you susceptible to an eye injury? Are there times you’re not wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)? Think of how you use your eyes to understand so much of the world around you. Think of the beauty your eyes capture. Saskatchewan […]

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A Sense of Loss

Often an injury can result in a sense of loss. How can you describe a sense of loss? There is a sense of knowing that no matter what you do things will never be the same. It is a feeling that grows as your mind gets time to play out the scenarios and the domino […]

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Rate Your Pain

Someone once told me there is no limit to pain, just when you think you’ve experienced as much as you can endure more pain can be added. I actually don’t hold this to be true because I believe your brain begins to outsmart the pain by numbing the senses, but I can attest that pain […]

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Respect your body

Have you ever sacrificed your body for the sake of something else? Putting yourself in harm’s way so something else doesn’t get broken. This seems to be quite common place in sports, but I think it extends beyond just the arenas. Recently I was helping a friend move and we were doing our best to […]

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Young Workers

Think back to your first months on a new job. Did your desire to please your boss or to show your competence exceed your ability? Were you adequately trained to take on the tasks that you were required to do? Often young workers feel pressure to perform in roles that are unfamiliar and as a […]

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Time to Spring Forward?

This story is part 2 of my Daylight Savings Time Series … Spring Forward; Fall Back Saskatchewan is a province that doesn’t observe Daylight Savings Time and our safety statistics indicate we often don’t observe safety hazards. In the past I have stated that “Being safe isn’t about living with a complete lack of risk, […]

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Injury Aftermath

Injury Aftermath is an in-depth exploration of the emotional impact of an injury. The physical impacts are usually felt immediately, but often emotional trauma lives long beyond the physical wounds. Injury Aftermath dares to explore and expose the emotional journey embarked upon when a serious injury occurs. My journey began on November 22, 2008. It seemed […]

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Defensive Safety

There are times when the prevention of an injury may lie in someone else’s hands. Protecting yourself from these types of injuries is similar to defensive driving in that you always have to pay attention for other situations around you. This was common practice for me as a motorcyclist and then as a cyclist knowing […]

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Invisible Pedestrians

I’m guilty of it and, I’m guessing, so are a lot of you … I’m not proud of it but sometimes I go to work wearing a black or dark coloured jacket. Once in a while I’ll even wear a dark jacket with dark pants. The title of this story should help you figure out […]

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Thrill Seekers

One of my earlier blogs spoke of how fear can be completely debilitating. I was using an experience I had back in 2001 to demonstrate this point. More specifically, I was in Zimbabwe Africa at Victoria Falls. There were a couple of activities I engaged in that I likely wouldn’t have been at liberty to […]

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