Candace Carnahan

Candace dramatically describes her tragedy and the safety lessons she learned from it. Her story will help your employees realize that the first step to not being injured is knowing that you can be injured.


Topics

Employees/Workforce, Safety/Security


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Candace Carnahan, a young college student, worked summers at a paper mill in her home town. She had worked at the mill three years and was comfortable with the work and familiar with the environment; so familiar that she thought nothing of taking an often used shortcut - stepping over an unguarded conveyor system that ran at floor level. But one day she stepped too short, catching her foot in the conveyor and eventually losing her left leg from the knee down.

Candace dramatically describes this tragedy and the safety lessons she learned from it. Her story will help your employees realize that the first step to not being injured is knowing that you can be injured.

Here are some of the highlighted learning outcomes of 'The First Step':

  1. To provide audiences with the understanding that workplace injuries and fatalities are not things that can only happen to 'other people'; quite the contrary, Candace's personal account of her injury is a true testament as to how 'the first step in not getting hurt, is know that you can be'. Workplace injuries can happen to you.
  2. To increase awareness to the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
  3. Encouraging audiences to engage in a 'culture change' movement, where unsafe work practices of any kind are not only against rule and regulations, but are socially unacceptable.

Candace's primary messages are directed towards increasing understanding that when it comes to injury in the workplace 'It Can Happen To You', while constantly reinforcing the attitude that 'Safey Is Everyone's Responsibility'.

Candace Carnahan is a unique and powerful speaker. Her many messages and positive energy resonate with audiences long after her presentation has come to an end.

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