WorkplaceSafety_logo_smThe following are some examples of keynotes Paul has delivered on the topic of Workplace Safety:

  • Respect in the Workplace: How to Inspire It; How To Do It; How to Measure It
  • Reaching a New Standard for Workplace Safety: From Compliance to Commitment
  • Young Worker Safety: Why young people get hurt at work and how what we can stop it
  • The Courage to Care: ”If You SEE Something, SAY Something” – the Carnahan way
  • Educate the By-Stander: The antidote to bullying and abuse

While people all over the country take this issue so seriously, and while so many of us having been hard at work on making workplaces healthier and safer, we must face up to the realities: we have further to go than most Canadians realize.

  • Each year in Canada approximately one million people are injured and thousands more become sick or diseased by their work
  • In 2008 approximately three occupational fatalities occurred each day of the year
  • The number of workplace deaths has risen over the last two decades (45%)
  • The number of predictable and preventable deaths is on the rise
  • As early as 2003, Canada had the fifth highest incidence of workplace fatalities among the 29 OECD countries ranked. Of the bottom five, Canada is much further developed than the others
    Young people and new hires are more at risk of injury on the job
  • More than 50% of injured workers under the age of 25 were hurt in the first six months on the job
  • Over a period of 20 years and not accounting for inflation, the cost for injuries is $380 billion

Every injury yet to happen potentially includes our family members and friends who are still at risk. Each “statistic” is a face; the face of a human being that someone else loves. In this session, Paul gives a face to workplace injury. His passion in this field started with the death of his son Sean in 1994.  Through this session audience members:

  • Understand and find the courage to care
  • Recognize they can make a difference in the lives of their co-workers
  • Learn what young people need to know to be safe and what we need to do to keep them that way
  • Realize that when we see something, we must say something
  • Move from being by-standers to informed up-standers.
  • Recognize their own strengths as influencers and empower those around them
  • Apply a formula for lessons learned