Forget Me Not Book Reviews

To give you a glimpse of what to expect from Forget Me Not, the first Canadian book to call for safer worksites through stories told by families hit by tragedy, we invited some bloggers to review it.

Please check following occupational health and safety blogs for Forget Me Not reviews and other informative articles about creating safer workplaces.

“… a wake-up call to create safer workplaces for all, including the most vulnerable. It includes stories from the families of people who died while working in mining, industrial, construction, electrical, auto shop, elevator, rail, fisheries, recreational, forestry, transportation, maintenance, agricultural, carpentry, iron working, municipal, and grounds keeping.”
~ Susan Main, April 26, 2011

“Why Forget Me Not is Important
Firstly, the 21 stories in the book are more than just statistics. They provide a narrative that the numbers cannot do justice to. This narrative actively engages the reader and draws them in to the impacts and the details surrounding the accident. This emotional engagement is key to good storytelling – especially when the story is one of tragedy.

Secondly, each story becomes a case study that can be used in a variety of safety promotion and training activities. Forget Me Not is a treasure trove of real events that can be combined with statistics, hazard and preventive action information to enhance the learning process.

Forget Me Not is also about hope. Not only does it tell the story of loss, it also tells us about what is needed to save lives and make work better for those still in the workplace. Through the tragedy and struggle to find the truth, many of the families have become staunch advocates for needed workplace safety improvements. They have joined the Threads of Life network and are there to help others who, unfortunately, will experience similar losses.

Finally, for those of us who practice safety or advocate for it, Forget Me Not is a solemn reminder of the incredible value of our work. It is a reminder, as well, of the need for us all to cherish and protect the people in our lives.”
~ Andrew Cooper, CHSC, April 24, 2011

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In the media

Surviving the loss: This new book features the story of a Barrie man killed at workplace; April 28 is day of mourning for workers killed on the job.
~ by Cheryl Browne, Special to The Barrie Examiner

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