We all know the right things to do to keep safe, so why aren’t we doing them?
Candace has developed a plethora of mantras throughout her 17 years in the safety industry – but none are as powerful, effective, or as energizing as her call to action for her audience to ‘SEE SOMETHING. SAY SOMETHING!’
By referencing the many contributing factors that led to her workplace incident, she ignites a desire in her audience to answer this call.
Candace uses her own experiences, and encourages her audience to join her by ‘logging into life’ and actively seek out situations where speaking up changes a life for the better.
Perhaps this is reminding someone to buckle up, or simply asking someone how they are doing.
Candace believes that it’s the little things done on a day to day basis that facilitate huge changes. By reminding people that until we achieve ZERO injuries, we can each do ‘one thing safer’ – a challenge accepted by audiences around the world.
It takes ‘Courage to care!’ Speaking up isn’t easy, and peer pressure isn’t something we leave behind when we finish high school – it’s a reality in our workplaces and can cause us to remain silent when our voices need to be heard. Candace encourages her audience to tap in to their “courage to care,” and to act on it, with the realization that each and every day, we all have the capacity to change a life – or maybe even save one.
Reduction in recordable injuries, a safety-focused, empowered, cohesive and engaged student body/workforce.
Candace uses her personal story of the loss of her left leg below the knee to address the details surrounding what went wrong in her situation…with the hope of making it right in yours. Holding strong in the belief that “no man is an island”, Candace explores how we as individuals can begin fostering positive attitudes and changing cultures within the realm of health and safety that can collectively contribute to injury reduction within our workplaces.
Candace has learned what she believes to be an important life lesson the hard way; ‘the first step in not getting hurt is knowing that you could be’. Candace’s presentation explores the details surrounding the loss of her left leg below the knee, while at the same time offers education and awareness in preventing needless workplace injuries and fatalities to her audience.
Half-price pedicures is a departure from the presentations is most-well known for. A humourous and uplifting discussion that focuses on the power of positivity and possibility, this inspirational account, recalls several pivotal moments throughout Candace’s recovery and beyond from a workplace incident that most certainly set the tone for the path she has been traveling on since losing a limb.
Candace is an injury prevention champion who lives her life with the knowledge that ‘tomorrow isn’t a guarantee for anyone’; a fact of life that motivates her to live it up today… and she encourages others to do the same. Candace believes that a positive attitude, a passion for what you believe in, education and the confidence to speak out are the main ingredients to the recipe for change of any kind! She has been invited to share her personal story on stages throughout North America and Europe, in an effort to promote the power of positive action in changing cultures.
Bridging the Gap: Exploring the Connection Between Psychological and Physical Safety
The relationship between our psychological and physical safety is being recognized, addressed, and appreciated now more than ever before.
Mental health challenges have always existed, however we are living and working in a world where discussions around these issues are being released from the shackles of stigma.
We have a clear understanding that tending to our state of mind to protect our state of being is no longer a “nice idea for some” — it’s imperative to all.
- How will we find the courage to exercise our rights in the workplace if we arrive feeling mentally defeated? We won’t.
- How can we be expected to speak up when something is happening that doesn’t feel right or safe, when we don’t feel respected or included in our workplace? We can’t.
- How do we identify physical hazards in our workplace when our heads are swimming with thoughts that are distracting us from being present and maintaining the focus required to work safely? We don’t.
Through “Bridging the Gap”, we explore these questions, while shining a light on the non-physical elements that are essential to a safe and healthy workplace.
- Mental health
- Psychological safety
- Invisible injury