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March 2007 - Posts

Is a visor-free Mats Sundin an endangered species in the NHL?

The Toronto Maple Leafs captain once wore a face shield but he's gone back to the age-old tradition of macho hockey players.Sundin is respected as a prolific goal scorer for more than a decade, one of Toronto's few gifted players who's rarely seen Read More...
Posted on March 28,2007

The Amazingly Stupid Race

One of the most ridiculous races of all time took place during NBA All-Star Week in Vegas in February: Charles Barkley, a 350-lb. former NBA All-Star player in his mid 40s, challenged NBA ref Dick Bavetta, 67, to a foot race. The bean pole-thin Bavetta Read More...
Posted on March 23,2007

The iPhone - fantastic technology, if you're standing still

"Turn on, tune in, drop out" uber-hippie Timothy Leary instructed the masses in the '60s…. now we've got Steve Jobs telling us the same, only this time it's turn on your iPhone, tune into your iTunes and drop out of the use of a keyboard or stylus! The Read More...
Posted on March 18,2007

You might not be a safety champion when...

You hide from confrontation about safety by avoiding areas of your facility. You plan to invest more in health and safety as soon as your sales increase. You met your H&S manager two years ago… what was his/her name again? You've given him/her four Read More...
Posted on March 14,2007

Too afraid to squeal: immigrants under-report accidents for lots of reasons

"We need to find solutions for the number of immigrant workers who fear reporting injuries in the workplace…" That was the call to action by a second-generation Romanian guy at an event I attended recently; about young people were gathered (with a Read More...
Posted on March 12,2007

Fly like a 200-lb bird... anything's possible with the right O.T.

My son and I traveled to Denver, Colorado to help an old friend of mine fix up a bungalow; after two days of tedious slugging, my 16-year-old persuaded me to take a break and try indoor skydiving. At my age, seeking a thrill like jumping into a vertical Read More...
Posted on March 7,2007

Live and learn - if you're lucky enough to live

I watched four men and one young apprentice scramble to finish tiling a roof on a new home in my neighborhood on a particularly blustery day recently. And to my horror (but not surprise), only one worker was wearing a hard hat or using fall restraint Read More...
Posted on March 3,2007
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