Posts Tagged preventable injury

A life-altering injury

What does a life-altering injury look like? An injury looks different from many different vantage points. Last year I was “handed” a huge compliment, “If anyone asked me what a life altering injury looks like I will tell them about your story.” The goal of my crusade is to provide a deep enough glimpse of […]

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Just Visiting an Injury

On December 17, 2015 I went in for third operation on my hand. For seven years I had a stitch poking into my skin from inside my thumb knuckle. Every time I bumped or brushed my thumb it was like getting poked with a toothpick, or maybe more like a fork. The stitches required at […]

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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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Looking for Trouble

Have you ever seen someone’s actions and thought “He’s just looking for trouble!” or “What does she think she’s gaining by doing that?” Yesterday I was ready to leave the parking lot, but I needed to wait until a sporty little black Subaru Impreza went past. In an effort to impress, the driver of the […]

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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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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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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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HURT

It has been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I think the metric safety equivalent might be a gram of safety prevention avoids a pile of HURT. HURT is an acronym I created a couple years ago that defines the most common causes of preventable injuries. Causes of Preventable […]

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Look Before You Leap

Looking back there are likely things that happened in your life that you sit and ponder how different life could’ve been. One of those instances for me was the summer before I turned 21. It was one of those actions that completely defy logic. Something that you can’t really make sense of no matter how […]

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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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