Posts Tagged safety speaker

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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I missed my Anniversary!

Well, it finally happened. November 22 was my anniversary and I forgot to celebrate it. The day came and went and I didn’t even realize until nearly a week had passed. Whether you believe it or not, it was a good thing. Most of you are likely thinking I was in the doghouse on this […]

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My Favourite Nurse

Last fall I had the opportunity to speak for Sun Country Health Region in Weyburn at their Patient Safety Conference. Before I spoke I was able to listen to the harrowing story of an electrocution survivor. There were multiple times through his presentation that he talked about his “favourite nurse”. I made a mental note […]

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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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Young Workers

Think back to your first months on a new job. Did your desire to please your boss or to show your competence exceed your ability? Were you adequately trained to take on the tasks that you were required to do? Often young workers feel pressure to perform in roles that are unfamiliar and as a […]

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Time to Spring Forward?

This story is part 2 of my Daylight Savings Time Series … 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. In the past I have stated that “Being safe isn’t about living with a complete lack of risk, […]

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Injury Aftermath

Injury Aftermath is an in-depth exploration of the emotional impact of an injury. The physical impacts are usually felt immediately, but often emotional trauma lives long beyond the physical wounds. Injury Aftermath dares to explore and expose the emotional journey embarked upon when a serious injury occurs. My journey began on November 22, 2008. It seemed […]

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Gratitude

Part of my STOP Cutting Corners presentation is the revealing of an emotional journey that comes about when dealing with a serious injury. Although the journey started with Disbelief, Anger and Frustration, the final destination I leave audiences with is “Gratitude”. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to share with as many people […]

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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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