What is Worth It to you?

Our world is rapidly changing. Tasks that used to take weeks or months to complete are now done in mere hours thanks to modern technologies and processes. With all of this change around us, and the constant desire to do more, faster, it is easy to forget the importance of slowing down to do things right – to do things safely.

This is why the WSCC created our Worth It campaign last winter – to challenge all of us, yes, me included, to stop and think about what is important in our lives, and what joys we would miss if we suffered an injury while on the job.

Answering these questions is not always easy and the answers are as unique and personal as each one of us. For me, family is my number one motivator. My family is Worth It to me. I could not imagine missing out on adventures with my grandchildren, or them growing up without Grandpa cheering them on. Family: the reason I work safely each day.

What is Worth It to you?

To help us all answer this question, and to ignite some very important discussions about work place safety, the WSCC has a year full of surprises planned. If your Northern community has a coffee shop or café, you may already notice our Ready to Work Yet? coffee sleeves. These bright sleeves protect our hands, while challenging us to take a picture of us being safe at work, and to share it with our peers on social media. We need your help to spread the word, and encourage everyone to work safely. We ask you to participate in our coffee sleeve contest, share your stories and pictures with us and your friends, and together, help ensure safe Northern workplaces for everyone.

And, that is just the start. As the year progresses, we will continue to get the Worth It message out across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut using traditional and innovative communications methods. I encourage you to have a little fun with us this year as we have some very serious conversations. And above all, remember, working safely each day is Worth It! Remember safety is everyone’s responsibility. DG


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