Category: Personal stories

Here is an excerpt.  The big ceiling fans at the pool were blowing down during our warm-up for seniors’ aquafit, and one older lady was clearly not happy about the breeze. I was by far the youngest in the rowdy drop-in group, having joined on a dare from my friend. Usually we swam laps, but — […]

“How do you speak up for safety?” That’s the theme of WorkSafeBC’s 2017 Student safety video contest. The contest challenges B.C. students in Grades 8 to 12 to answer this question in a creative video, then post it on YouTube, where people can vote for their favourites. All styles of video — drama, comedy, documentary, music […]

It’s really hard to watch — but so worth watching. A powerful new video tells the story of a young worker who was badly injured in a restaurant kitchen. Matthew Bowcott was 19 when he slipped on a wet kitchen floor while carrying a big container of boiling cooking oil to a disposal bin. He […]

“Take the time to think about what you are doing and pay attention to the task at hand as if it was your first time,” says Devon Smith, who shares the story of her injury to help others prevent it from happening to them.

Traffic flagger Lindsey Ramsden describes her frustration with “…the people on their cel phones and the people who are too busy trying to get to work too fast to notice that I’m standing right there.”

Please take a moment to think about 52-year-old Amarjit Kaur Bal, 41-year-old Sukhvinder Kaur Punia, and 31-year-old Sarbjit Kaur Sidhu. They died in an overcrowded van in 2007 on their way to work at a farm.

A caregiver told me about a very scary experience driving a client who got so agitated that he opened the door of the moving car and jumped out into traffic.