Foresight vs. Hindsight

Foresight vs. Hindsight

It happened again yesterday: a worker was killed on the job. Three times yesterday, actually, if statistics hold out. A whole bunch more were seriously injured. Some hazards are hard to anticipate. They may be new, complicated and costly to control. But so many – SO...
Have Fun Raising Funds!

Have Fun Raising Funds!

How YOU Can Support Families of Workplace Tragedy? by Lorna Catrambone and Lynn Danbrook Each year, Threads of Life is grateful to organizations across Canada for hosting events that raise funds for, and awareness of, Threads of Life. We have received the proceeds...
Suicide and the workplace

Suicide and the workplace

In Canada suicide is the leading cause of injury-related deaths. One of the highest-risk groups for suicide are working-aged men and women. The impact of a death by suicide is tremendous on the family and friends, but also in the workplace. September 10th is World...
A life-altering summer job

A life-altering summer job

Each year hundreds of high school students from all across Canada begin working for the summer, and for many this will be their first “real” job. Fifteen years ago, I was beginning my summer job at a golf resort on Prince Edward Island; I did not realize at the time...