Dan the Safety Man Comiskey

Dan Comiskey played football in the Canadian Football League for 13 years, where he was coached by over 40 different professional coaches. All of these coaches were behaviour change specialists, and helped Dan become an expert in the fundamentals of habit change.

Dan retired from the Canadian Football League in 2010 where he was a perennial all-star and a two time Grey Cup champion. Dan has co-written “The Truth About Success”, “Enduring Principles of Leadership”, “My Rules”, and “Professional Coaching”. Dan has spent the last 5 years working in Heavy oil as a behavioural safety specialist. He is passionate about injury prevention and safety awareness.

Since his retirement from the Canadian Football League in 2010 Dan has dedicated his time working for heavy oil in northern Alberta. This career path lead to a position in behavioral safety and has allowed Dan to further his work Safety Culture. Throughout his work on his last project, the team had a combined 2.7 million man hours with no loss time incidents. As a startup project in the northern part of Alberta this was a point of pride for everyone involved.

Dan has a very personal perspective on the importance of safe production.

Through his football career Dan suffered multiple concussions, a ruptured triceps, a torn calf, and a broken leg, all in the last 5 years. Dan’s step-brother was lost while working as a power lineman in Ontario. This was a turning point as Dan began to grasp the importance of intervention and lead Dan to career in Safety.

Dan has spent his entire career honing his skills as a philanthropist and public speaker. He has been the honourable Chairperson for both the Canadian Cancer Society and the Kidney Foundation of Canada. He has spearheaded numerous Charity Drives for these organizations, as well as for the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. For his work in the community, Dan has been honoured twice with the CFL’s Tom Pate nomination. This prestigious award is given for the unique combination of outstanding sportsmanship and dedication to the league and community.

Dan’s involvement as a leader both in football and heavy oil has established him as a sought after speaker.

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