Posts Tagged injury prevention

Minus 49

It was minus 49 degrees with the wind-chill this morning. Brrrr. That’s crazy cold. It’s not quite to the point where you could throw water into the air and it comes down as ice, but that doesn’t feel too far away. It’s one of the days your tires feel like squares as you drive to […]

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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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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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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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Drowning Prevention Week

Have you been encouraging water safety on drowning prevention week? I was at Last Mountain Lake for a little while this past weekend and the water was a great way to cool off. We also had a chance to get to Massey Pool which is an outdoor pool in South Regina. Since the water is […]

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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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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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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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