Safety Moment - "Injury denial affects outcomes" says Vernon Search and Rescue team lead (No Harm Podcast Episode 13)

In episode 13 of the No Harm Health and Safety Podcast, I return to Vernon, British Columbia to talk to Jeremy Vandekerkhove from the Vernon Search and Rescue Helicopter Winch Team.

We hope you will consider using this episode as inspiration for a safety moment within your organization, where you may want to talk about injury denial at one of your toolbox talks or staff meetings. You can paraphrase what you learn here, or simply play this episode during your meeting.

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Marvin Polis
How President Carter & 1,200 Habitat for Humanity volunteers build safely (No Harm Podcast Episode 12)

Thousands of volunteers joined Habitat for Humanity's 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project to build 150 homes in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary during the week of July 10.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter built along side future homeowners and community volunteers in the Edmonton area and Winnipeg, with additional projects taking place across the country.

How did they handle the health and safety challenges with such a huge volunteer workforce?

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Shell Adopt a Crew improves safety performance during major turnaround (No Harm Podcast Episode 007)

In episode 007 of the No Harm health and safety podcast, host Marvin Polis shadows some of the crews working at a recent turnaround at the Shell Scotford complex.

The Adopt a Crew initiative was conceived prior to one of their recent turnarounds as Shell acknowledged that building personal relationships is essential to a culture of caring and keeping everybody safe on site during this huge maintenance event.

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First Responders Part 1: Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (No Harm Podcast Episode 004)

Here in western Canada, there’s a place along the TransCanada highway that’s a very popular vacation destination because of the vast lake system known as the Shuswaps. The town of Sicamous is at the centre of all this and it happens to be an extremely popular place for houseboats and all forms of water sports.

But what happens when visitors experience emergency health problems or accidents out on the lakes? With more than 1,000 miles of shoreline and few roads, who’s there to help?

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