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Cade Sprackman Safety Day


June 12th, 2018

For Immediate Release
June 11, 2018

Hudson Bay, SK - Cade Sprackman Safety Day in Hudson Bay

Cade Sprackman was raised and educated in Hudson Bay. He was a creative and imaginative young man who loved the arts as well as gaming and cinema. He aspired to one day work in the arts as a cinema director.

On January 27th, 2015, Cade lost his life at his place of work. Michelle Sprackman, Cade’s mom, said, “I remember him and I talking about what sort of work he would be doing. I asked him about safety and he assured me it was safe. I will never forget the night the RCMP came to the door with news that Cade had died. All they could tell me was that it was an industrial accident that had happened at work. They knew no details.”

A video on Cade's story can be viewed on YouTube.

On June 12th, the Saskatchewan Safety Council is hosting the first annual ‘Cade Sprackman Safety Day’ at Hudson Bay Community School. In advance of the event, students will have completed online safety training through the Career Safety Education program. The event will consist of hands-on training with a digital fire extinguisher simulator and presentations on safe workplaces from the Saskatchewan Safety Council and the Safety Manager from Weyerhauser.

Michelle has advocated for youth safety in the workplace and supports Career Safety Education for youth. “Career safety education is so vitally important. Cade naively saw his workplace as safe as he had nothing to compare it to. We all think that someone has our back; that systems are in place to keep us safe. Systems are only as good as the people behind them and people are fallible. Just like we have to be defensive drivers today, we have to be defensive on the worksite as well”

Career Safety Education encourages the development of awareness, attitudes and habits which result in a culture of safety effecting both workplace and home life. By working together with generous partners, we are able to sponsor the training to make it free for youth between 14 and 21 years of age. All youth between 14 to 21 years of age in Saskatchewan are eligible to register and take Career Safety Education.

Merissa Scarlett, Community Relations Coordinator, at the Saskatchewan Safety Council is appreciative that the Sprackman Family is sharing their story. “Cade Sprackman is every youth in this province. He had big dreams and aspired to fulfil them. Youth and parents need to know Cade and work to promote safety for youth at work. We are thankful that Cade is being honoured in this manner to prevent other youth injuries and fatalities."

The Saskatchewan Safety Council is planning to make this event an annual occurrence in Hudson Bay. We invite individuals and organizations interested in supporting the events by doing so through donations to or membership in the Saskatchewan Safety Council, sponsorship, or volunteering.

Cade Sprackman Safety Day Schedule:
• 9:00 AM-9:30 AM: Opening Remarks
• 9:30 AM-12:15 PM: Intro to Fire Extinguisher Training
• 12:15 PM-1:07 PM: Lunch Break
• 1:07 PM-2:15 PM: Intro to Fire Extinguisher Training
• 2:30 PM-3:00 PM: Weyerhauser Presentation
• 3:00 PM-3:05 PM: Closing remarks

ABOUT THE SASKATCHEWAN SAFETY COUNCIL 
Since 1955, the Saskatchewan Safety Council, a non-profit registered charity, has been dedicated to the prevention of injury in Saskatchewan . . . at home, at play, and at work.

Funded through donations, membership contributions, sponsorships, grants, and the distribution of its safety programs and materials, the revenues generated by the Safety Council are invested within the province of Saskatchewan to further promote safety.

Media Contact:
Merissa Scarlett: mscarlett@sasksafety.org
306.209.6389

Posted on June 12th, 2018