SafetyDude Safety Tip of the Week
How can I serve you better?
For about a year and a half now, I have been developing and distributing the Safety Tips of the Week.
Their purpose is to educate and inform, but not annoy anyone.
My target has always been to address “Life Safety” issues instead of issues related to the workplace.
It is and has always been my belief that
“Safety is a Life event not just a work event”.
It is our personal appreciate and acceptance of Safety that we bring into the workplace.
I really enjoy developing and working on these weekly tips. However, I usually pull my hair out trying to decide what to write on.
For those of you who have met me, you know that I don’t have much hair left to pull out.
For those of you whom I haven’t had the honour of meeting yet, the picture above is a actual picture of me. Do I look like I can afford to lose anymore hair?
While I have a “stockpile” of tips in my database, I don’t want to use the same ones over and over again. I feel it prudent to only repeat the more important seasonal based messages.
So, help me help you!
I need ideas on what topics you would like me to write on.
These Safety Tips should not be about addressing my Safety issues, but about addressing issues that are affecting others.
If you have a suggested topic or if you have an important safety message that you think needs to be communicated, please drop me an email at Safetydude@operationsafety.ca
If you have a suggestion on how I can improve, please let me know. Feedback is the breakfast of Champions.
Introducing Inspiring Kids Today
Over the last few months, I have developed a close working relationship with an exciting new project called Inspiring Kids Today.
Inspiring Kids Today is a progressive and dynamic community organization with charitable objectives. Their mission is to help educate, motivate and inspire parents, families and kids to be the best they can be, with a focus on kids and healthy hearts.
One of their primary strategies has been to write, publish, print and circulate the "Inspiring News," an educational, motivational and inspirational publication designed to address and respond to social issues at a grass-roots level, that parents, families and kids deal with on a day-to-day basis.
For those of you who have read the recent Expert Panel Report on Health & Safety in the Workplace (a.k.a. The Tony Dean Report) there are several recommendations regarding changing social marketing tools and social standards and values regarding safety.
I will be working with Inspiring Kids Today on implementing a new project called Operation Kid Safety.
It is our thoughts (and supported by the Tony Dean Report) that we have to work with parents and kids to adjust their acceptance of safety starting at home.
Then when the kids enter into the workforce, they will bring with them an appreciation and acceptance towards safety rules and regulations. Please keep in mind that young workers still account for an unacceptable number of workplace injuries.
Here is example of our thought process. If we can elminate, reduce, or teach kids how to properly respond to and report bullying..... what will be the future impact in the workplace in elminating, reducing or controlling workplace harassment and violence.
Picture of the Week
Apparently, your NOT ALLOWED to have an emergency at this location!