Posts Tagged hazard assessment

The Force and Hazardous Ingenuity

I remember the original Star Wars. Being a kid a playing with a light sabre, well I didn’t have a light sabre, but surprising what imagination and a little ingenuity can provide. To an eleven year old fluorescent light bulbs look a lot like a light sabre without the handle. I remember the Saturday afternoon […]

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Farm Safety

I grew up on a family farm, well actually in a small town, but we had a family farm. I know that seeding and harvest are very busy times! I know that we often look to cut corners to make our list of tasks go quicker. I was recently having lunch with a farmer and […]

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Footwear – Essential PPE

My wife calls me a centipede because I have so many shoes down by the door. I take the criticism on the chin since she’s absolutely right, but each pair of shoes seems to have its own purpose. As I walked down the hall I saw one of my co-workers sporting a pair of sandals […]

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Present Danger

They caught my attention because I could hear them enjoying their day just outside my window. There was three of them working together sharing a little camaraderie as they soaked up the sunshine. I admired their work and the fact they were working away without a care in the world. Their work was efficient and […]

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Unaddressed Hazards

At last year’s garage sale I was reminded of the result of not addressing a hazard. This really wasn’t a safety hazard, but actually a security hazard. It was the last couple of hours in our 2-day garage sale and we finally convinced our son to bring his Play Station Portable (PSP) into the garage […]

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Speak up for Safety!

This afternoon it was a beautiful outside so I decided to go for a walk. I was walking downtown Regina and came up to the intersection of Hamilton and 11th, but needed to wait for the walk light. The lady on my right was already standing on the edge of the curb waiting for the […]

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Odd Urinal Scenario

You know how it is when you see something and you just know that it’s a bad idea? Kind of like a parent watching your kids and you say “Watch out!” and the child is amazed you predicted they would wipe out. I saw something like that this week. It struck me as odd. It’s […]

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Widowmakers

I have a general rule that anything called a widowmaker should be given some respect. I would consider a widowmaker to be the UR of my HURT acronym for Causes of Injuries … an “Unware or Unaddressed Hazard” and “Respect for tool, process & environment”. For a forestry worker a widowmaker is a branch of […]

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Spring Blizzard?

I’ll start off by saying I don’t travel nearly as much as many of my clients. I have only travelled 2,000 km inside of a week on a couple of occasions. If you’re not battling fatigue or weather issues, travel is not usually that difficult. This week, the weather has made travel extremely treacherous. I […]

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Broken mirrors

One of the reasons I like living in Regina is it only takes me about 10 minutes to get to work each morning. In that 10 minute drive I have noticed at least 4 or 5 vehicles that have damaged side mirrors. It’s not the latest winter fad, but it’s happening because the streets have […]

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