Archive for category Toolbox Talks

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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Anger & Frustration

Two of the emotions you are bound to encounter when dealing with loss or the fallout from an injury are anger and frustration. My daughter came in the house visibly upset, “I’m so mad, I can’t believe what I just did!” My wife and I came running as my daughter continued, “I’m so stupid! … […]

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A Step Away From Disaster!

I have tweeted a number of times related to vehicle safety, but the harsh reality is that driving a vehicle is likely the most dangerous activity that most people engage in. The term “cutting corners” originated during the horse and buggy days when cutting a corner was quite dangerous. A similar danger would still exist […]

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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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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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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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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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