Garage Sale Safety

I’m quite certain that Regina, Saskatchewan is the center of the Garage Sale universe. On a particularly busy Friday or Saturday you would be able to find over 100 garage sales in the city of Regina. We just had a garage sale this past weekend and it always feels good to get rid of things and […]

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Acceptance

Acceptance is likely the most difficult stage of the grieving process. Without accepting that you have changed or that the changes imposed on you have taken place you cannot begin to adapt or triumph over it. Often acceptance is inaccurately viewed as defeat, but it should be viewed as victory. My right hand was my […]

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What makes a Great Safety Presentation?

Thinking back to presentations that I’ve witnessed I feel all of the following components are true of the best presentations. It has to be memorable. The idea of any presentation is to assist you in your in thinking about something. Maybe it’s a new approach that you haven’t thought of or it could be reinforcing methods you […]

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Complacency – A Natural Human Tendency?

Dictionary.com defines com·pla·cen·cy [kuhm-pley-suhn-see] as a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation or condition. With the Canadian federal election around the corner it has been mentioned numerous times that Canadians show complacency by not getting out […]

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Prairie Sandbagging

Along with the election talk a big topic on the Prairies is sandbagging and flood preparation. After a very wet 2010 people want to prepare for what 2011 has in store as the snow begins to melt and waters begin to rise. Sandbagging is a temporary preventative measure that helps to combat the rise of […]

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Fear – Friend or Foe

November 22, 2001 … I stand on the edge of the Batoka Gorge in Zambia Africa beholding the majesty of a spectacular canyon etched out of the rock by the river below. 54 metres separate me from the bottom of the canyon down the sheer rock face. I see opportunity. An opportunity for an experience […]

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Perspective Waiting to be Noticed

One of the biggest tools in addressing an obstacle or injury is perspective. Often the obstacle is obstructing your view from everything else. It takes a predominant position and calls out to your consciousness, blocking everything beyond its view. Perhaps my last blog was even a little representative of a loss of perspective. Perspective is […]

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Safety Culture in Hockey?

It appears the National Hockey League is not concerned about the Safety Culture it is nurturing by refusing to address the violent hits that are occurring in professional hockey. During the 2011 hockey season Sidney Crosby has been suffering from symptoms of a concussion and has clearly voiced his concern over the frequency of violent […]

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Stop Cutting Corners!

“Cutting Corners” is defined as removing part of a process while attempting to achieve the original result. Usually it is done to save time, effort or money, but often it results in an unsafe practice.

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