Posts Tagged safety culture

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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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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Spirit of Giving in 2013!

It’s the dawn of a brand new year! How is 2013 going to be different than 2012? How will you choose to impact those around you? As a motivational and safety speaker I have an awesome opportunity to impact people in a positive way. Other than raising my kids, speaking is the most rewarding opportunity […]

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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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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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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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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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Prairie Sandbagging

Along with the election talk a big topic on the Prairies is sandbagging and flood preparation. After a very wet 2010 people want to prepare for what 2011 has in store as the snow begins to melt and waters begin to rise. Sandbagging is a temporary preventative measure that helps to combat the rise of […]

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Safety Culture in Hockey?

It appears the National Hockey League is not concerned about the Safety Culture it is nurturing by refusing to address the violent hits that are occurring in professional hockey. During the 2011 hockey season Sidney Crosby has been suffering from symptoms of a concussion and has clearly voiced his concern over the frequency of violent […]

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