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Time passes; wounds mend

On November 22, 2011 it was 3 years since my injury. At first I measured distance from my injury in hours, then days and now finally years. I suppose it’s long enough to forget certain aspects, but short enough to remember the impact. Time heals wounds, but often it’s the scars that remind us of […]

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Was it a Freak Accident?

Words people use can have a significant impact on us. Of course you’re all familiar with “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me”, but have you heard that “Death and Life are in the power of the tongue”? There is a lot of power in words. After an injury […]

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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. Falls are the most common cause of injuries. I know that I have taken unwarranted risks in the past that could’ve resulted in falling from a significant height. I realize that there are many […]

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Bell Pepper Breakfast & Safety Programs

It might seem like a strange correlation, but allow me some leeway and I’ll explain how Bell Peppers and Safety Programs relate. This story starts back in the spring because in order to get a harvest one must first sow seeds. My first step in the process was to purchase a plant from Wayne Ward’s […]

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You givin’ me the Finger?

Okay you’ve all noticed it … some of you have even been brave enough to say it. I have to watch how I wave to people because of it. The newly adjusted configuration of my hand looks like I’m constantly giving the finger, flippin’ the bird or givin’ the Trudeau salute. I felt kind of […]

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“What separates people … is not the presence or absence of difficulty, but how they deal with the inevitable difficulties of life.” – states Jim Collins in his book Good to Great. Part of “dealing with difficulties” is training yourself how to adapt to the limitations that have been placed upon you. Some people say […]

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How serious is a Hand injury?

Warning – You may prefer to skip this blog if you have a weak stomach since it contains graphic photos and a video of my hand injury.  It may be unlikely that you would die from a hand injury, but a hand injury can have a very significant impact on your life. Stop to consider the importance […]

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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 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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