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Communicating in a Crisis

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Stories of Hope

Meet the faces behind the statistics

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Working to heal families and bring an end to workplace tragedies

Stories of Hope

Threads of Life participants and supporters are working to prevent future tragedies by telling their stories and making sure everyone understands why workplace safety is important.

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“Many times I have questioned whether it was worth it to go through the pain of all the procedures, of the constant memories, the flash backs and the uncertainty of whether I would get back to the person I was before the incident. I feel like I’ve lost 10 years. Then I think of the day I was present at my first family forum. At dinner that first night there is a ceremony of remembrance, where the family members of individuals affected by workplace injuries, occupational illness and fatalities honour the memory of their loved ones and the event that changed their lives forever. During that ceremony I realized that my family wasn’t on its own. I wasn’t on my own. Other people were feeling the things we were feeling, they were going through similar situations and dealing with the same situations we were.”

-Nevin Di Julio was injured by a spill of burning hot oil at a potato processing plant

If today is an average working day in Canada

Three workers die today

3 Canadian workers will be killed on the job or die as a result of occupational disease

Hundreds injured today

Hundreds will be seriously injured or made ill because of work

Thousands affected today

Thousands of families, communities and workplaces will be affected

“I cherish those moments”

“I cherish those moments”

Just a couple of weeks after this year’s Steps for Life walk in Sarnia, a worker at a local business was killed on the job. For Mark Roehler, chairman of the Sarnia walk committee, it was a sad reminder of why  the walk – and the work of the volunteers – is so...

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Miss you, Dad

Miss you, Dad

Remembering relationships cut short by workplace tragedy The connection between a father and daughter can be a very special one. The connection evolves and matures through the years, but even when she is a fully independent adult, somehow a daughter is still “Daddy’s...

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Monday mornings are a fresh start for health and safety

Monday mornings are a fresh start for health and safety

My company policy, like many, states Monday mornings are orientations for all new staff hired on that week. Monday mornings are a day to build anew, refresh, and reiterate the importance of working safely. Monday mornings are the beginning of a strong foundation of a...

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