- Inspirational story, to motivate others so they won’t get injured on the job
- Just A Second Ago
- Brad makes a massive contribution to changing, or strengthening, the safety culture
- Safety! Safety! Safety!
- Injuries caused by a workplace accident that was 100% preventable!
- Back-to-back explosions!! 100% preventable!!
Brad Livingston has survived what very few others have if any. He was not in just one explosion. He was involved, directly involved, in two back-to-back explosions!! Given a 5% chance of survival, his family being told he would not live through the second night, the amputation of both legs and both hands a possibility, Brad overcame all odds.
He credits his survival and recovery to God’s faithfulness, the never-ending support of family and friends, and Dr.’s, nurses, and therapists who treated and cared for Brad as if he was their only patient.
You will not soon forget his story, and it will almost certainly affect how you live your life every day afterward. Everything was all right. Now, I was lucky to be alive. At least, that’s what everyone kept saying. I wasn’t so sure.
While working as a welder helper at a natural gas well, some sparks got into a storage tank and, well, you can imagine the result.
How, and why, did it happen?
Pride; Perspectives; Shortcuts; Attitudes; Complacency!
Brad is living proof that when you have one or any combination of these ingredients, a very deadly potential exists.
Safety! Safety! Safety! It is stressed every day on the job.
We watch videos.
We give awards for safety achievements.
Still, accidents happen.
If you listen to Brad, you’ll learn the contributing factors to his accident, and you will understand why and how you should prevent them from becoming factors in your workplace.
Brad now travels to tell his inspirational story, to motivate others so they won’t get injured on the job, because, as he points out in a very powerful way, everyone needs to go home safe to their families at the end of the workday.
Brad overcame all odds. He credits his survival and recovery to God’s faithfulness, the never-ending support of family and friends, and Dr.’s, nurses and therapists who treated and cared for Brad as if he was their only patient. “It had taken only a second! In that second I had gone from a happy, healthy, athletic husband and father to a . . . . what?
Never since the accident have I been able to take part in what had been my favorite hobby for almost 2 decades – distance running; nor play any of the sports I always loved so much. That’s okay. What matters now is what I choose to do with what I have left.” You will not soon forget Brad’s story, “Just a Second Ago”, and it will almost certainly affect how you live your life every day afterward.
“…I’ve ever seen 500 people sit absolutely spell-bound and silent as they did in your presentation.”
“I have been a safety manager for many years and have heard many harrowing tales. But none have touched me as you have.”