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New Course! Propane and Natural Gas Safety at Home

In September 2018, we launched a new course aimed at teaching young people how to use, store and transport propane and natural gas safely.  This course was built using SWIFT Learning software and can be found under our SWIFT library on Teachers’ Manage Enrollments pages.

Propane and Natural Gas Safety at Home includes barbecue safety, transportation and storage, signs of carbon monoxide poisoning, the differences between propane and natural gas and more. The course also includes a look at some real-life incidents that have occured when people did not take proper precautions.

Funded Through Creative Sentencing

The development of Propane Safety at home was part of a joint initiative between the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) and Safety in Schools, funded through the Alberta Creative Sentencing program.

Creative Sentencing allows defense and prosecution teams in OHS proceedings to submit a joint proposal to the court to divert the money collected from a fine to projects aimed to prevent similar incidents from occurring.

For their part in this project, the ACSA developed a new module called “Propane on the Worksite”, which they have made available to Albertans at no cost. This module was also included as part of their Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) Basic courseware release in 2019.

Accessing CSTS for Free

The ACSA’s Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) is an online training program that goes over a variety of health and safety topics and has become a pre-entry requirement for many construction industry worksites in Alberta. If you are planning or even thinking of beginning work in a construction realted industry, taking CSTS is an important first step.

To request free access to CSTS for your students, teachers can call ACSA Client Services at 1.800.661.ACSA (1.800.661.2272). You will receive a form to add a facilitator and sign a contract for CSTS distribution. Shortly after returning the signed forms, you will receive a user guide for the system and be able to distribute the course.  

Students – talk to your teachers about gaining access to this program.