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Ryan Durling, 21

Ryan Durling, 21

Ryan was the youngest of three and loved his siblings dearly. He was closest in age to his brother, Mitchell and they were inseparable when they were young. The two could always be found out searching for mud holes with the four wheelers in the summer and hunting rabbits in the winter.

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Threads of Life Scholarship – Helping to make dreams and futures come true

Threads of Life Scholarship – Helping to make dreams and futures come true

When a family is shaken by a workplace tragedy, so many aspects of their individual and shared lives can be affected: emotional, spiritual, physical, and financial included. The Threads of Life Scholarship – made possible through the generous support and funding of the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) – is a significant support to Threads of Life families, including young workers, looking to build a future through post-secondary education.

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Learning to love who I became

Learning to love who I became

I’m a father to six children and have worked hard since I was about 13 years old. I really enjoyed working over the years. I worked in the oil fields for three years and went on to do sheet metal work for over 25 years. I would work six to seven days a week and eight to sometimes 16 hour days.

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Threads of Life families call for better safety for young workers

Threads of Life families call for better safety for young workers

2022 seems like an ideal time to be a student or young worker looking for a job. There are ‘help wanted’ signs everywhere, and employers are desperate to fill vacant positions. First job opportunities are a great chance to grow, and it’s vital that health and safety is the first thing new and young workers learn. Sadly, for some employers, it’s not even on the list.

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Imagining a wonderful world

Imagining a wonderful world

Here we are once more marking Safety and Health Week. Companies and organizations across Canada, the United States and Mexico come together to create awareness of workplace safety. One question that’s always on my mind: Why do we need a special day or a special week? Every day is about promoting a safe and healthy work environment for all workers. Imagine that world for a moment. Remember the song by Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World this would be.

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