Workplace Safety Speaker Martin Lesperance Still Works As A Full Time Firefighter/emr So There Is No Shortage Of Material For His Talks. He Sees First Hand And On A Daily Basis The Results That Happen From A Split Second Of Carelessness.
Safety expert and paramedic/firefighter Martin Lesperance has worked with safety for 25 years. He designed safety programs for major companies and instructed the Emergency Medical Technician program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (S.A.I.T).
Martin owns Inter Provincial Safety Resources Ltd., a safety training company that works with both large and small companies.
Martin authored Kids for Keeps: Preventing Injuries to Children and is a recognized expert in safety and injury prevention. His second book I Won’t’ Be In To Work Today: Preventing Injuries at Home and at Play deals with habits causing injuries at home.
He’s been on numerous television and radio shows in Canada and has been featured in many newspaper and magazine articles.
Martin was also a silver medallist in Amateur Boxing at the Canada Winter Games in 1971. He also competed in the World FireFighter Games in the Toughest FireFighter Alive competition.
I Won’t be in to Work Today!
Preventing Injuries at Home, Work and Play
More people are injured off the job than on the job. This can decrease your organization’s competitiveness. If you are self-employed, an injury can financially ruin you. Martin’s talk will help make you more aware that safety should be a twenty-four hour concern.
Martin uses real-life situations with stories of emergency incidents he has attended. Some are very serious; others are unbelievable, but believe them, because they really did happen.
The audience will learn:
Why We Must “Think Before We Act”
If You Notice a Dangerous Situation, Fix It Now!
The Ripple Effect Of Injuries
Why Unsafe equals Selfish
Why We Wear “PPE”
Accidents Aren’t “Just One Of Those Things”
That safety should be a 24 hour concern
Even a small fall can have devastating results
This talk has made safety a priority for thousands of employees.
What Do You Mean I’m Stressed?
Recognizing and Managing Your Stress
What’s the difference between your response to stress and a firefighter’s? Nothing! Stress is stress and it doesn’t matter what the cause is. It does the same thing to your body.
As a firefighter and paramedic, Martin has dealt with hundreds of people who have died or become seriously ill because of their stress. Don’t let stress negatively impact you or your employees.
Unfortunately many of these people have died or become seriously ill as a result of stress; now he is helping people deal with stress before it becomes a problem.
Martin’s presentation on stress is based on the information in his book of the same title. He takes a complex subject and turns it into an easy-to-understand, entertaining, and practical talk packed with information your employees can appreciate and put to use immediately.
Not only will his firefighter and ambulance stories keep your employees entertained, he’ll also show how to recognize and deal effectively with stress now instead of before it becomes a major problem.
what is stress
the cost of stress
what stress does to your body
why stress is a killer
how to recognize it in yourself
how to manages your stress, and more.
Management Has To Be Involved
A Business Argument For Off-the-job Safety and Medical Emergency Awareness
In most industries, off-the-job injuries VASTLY outnumber on-the-job injuries, yet all the resources are spent on preventing on-the-job injuries.
The New Realities are:
Every injury has a tremendous ripple effect. Organizations pay for injuries and medical emergencies wherever they happen. Most emergencies happen off-the-job and while millions of dollars are spent on preventing on-the-job injuries, little or nothing is spent on preventing off-the-job injuries.
If organizations do not invest in prevention, they will continue to invest aggressively in failure costs. In the past, emphasis was placed on managing injury, illness and disability.
The future is prevention.
20% of a health care plan’s cases account for 80% of health care expenses. If the expensive 20% of the cases can be reduced by awareness, many of the problems and costs such as cost containment, cost shifting and return to work programs will be reduced.
Organizations can manage their own destiny by seeking out and addressing the cause of their benefit costs.
In this entertaining and informative talk, Martin will give you examples of injuries he has attended and how easily these injuries could have been prevented. He will point out how these injuries affected the bottom line of the employers of the injured people. A business argument for off-the-job safety and medical awareness will show you how your organization can operate as a profit centre.
“Our feedback on this session was very complimentary to your presentation skills and wealth of knowledge in this area.
As you are aware, delegates to our conference were comprised of risk managers from major corporations and Governments from across Canada, the U.S. and Eastern Europe. Despite diverse backgrounds, delegates obtained helpful information and many useful tips on injury prevention to bring back to their organizations.”
Canadian Risk Management Conference
“Your presentation style had a very dramatic impact on the messages you delivered. Many people will recall the situations during your presentation and I am positive that these situations will make them think “twice” before proceeding in an unsafe manner. Mission accomplished!”
A.W. Aaron Schell
“…I was overwhelmed by the positive comments they provided after your presentation. To list them all here would take all night to type, but the general feeling was that it was a great message, applicable to us in both the workplace and home.
…I’ve been to hundreds of safety presentations throughout my career, but few have been as thought-provoking and entertaining as yours.
I would gladly recommend you to other companies who are looking at increasing the focus on safety relating to their employees and their families.”
Brian A. Kalin
Canadian National Railway
“Everyone I have spoken with was touched in some way by your stories. Your first hand experience provided a glimpse into the consequences of our actions, and make a point that it affects many other people than just ourselves. Your delivery was excellent – just the right combination of humor mixed in with the very sobering stories.”
Nevada Power Company
“On behalf of the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board, and the participants at Inside Workers’ Compensation, thank you for bringing your humor, sound advice and common sense to our recent WCB Institute.”
Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board
“I would like to thank you for the excellent presentation you gave NOVA Gas Systems Design employees. NOVA is committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Your presentation and book have helped us to meet this commitment.”
NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.
“You captivated our attendees and created quite a buzz at our station. One point especially hit home was that “Accidents (injuries) are predictable and preventable events and they don’t have to happen”. All too often you hear employees state that getting injured on the job will eventually happen and is just one of those accepted risks. But after your presentation workers stated they definitely felt differently about that misconception.”