“Cutting Corners”

“Cutting Corners”

Dan Shoemaker was the speaker that had the most effect on me because the way he described how his oil rig crew disregarded safety in favor of getting the work done efficiently really mirrored the way that people work on a farm sometimes. His story of how he was injured struck me because I know that sometimes on the farm we follow the same mindset “bypass safety features because we’re smart enough to not get hurt” and usually a close call isn’t enough for us to realize that the safety measures are there for a reason and no amount of time saved is enough to be worth the possible injuries. It was encouraging to see how he recovered from his injury but still frightening to see another story of how it could happen to anyone, especially those who may cut corners to save time.

Anonymous Student,
Lethbridge AB

School Speaking Tours
2019-10-17T11:44:24-06:00

Anonymous Student,
Lethbridge AB

Dan Shoemaker was the speaker that had the most effect on me because the way he described how his oil rig crew disregarded safety in favor of getting the work done efficiently really mirrored the way that people work on a farm sometimes. His story of how he was injured struck me because I know that sometimes on the farm we follow the same mindset “bypass safety features because we’re smart enough to not get hurt” and usually a close call isn’t enough for us to realize that the safety measures are there for a reason and no amount of time saved is enough to be worth the possible injuries. It was encouraging to see how he recovered from his injury but still frightening to see another story of how it could happen to anyone, especially those who may cut corners to save time.