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National Day of Mourning

April 28 Now an international observance as a day of mourning for workers killed, injured or made ill by their job, the declaration of April 28th as the Day of Mourning began here in Canada. In 1984, unions in Sudbury, Ontario, adopted the day as one to publicly acknowledge workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths, and
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April Dig Safe Month

Each April, Common Ground Alliances across North America, including the Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA) and the members of its provincial counterparts, raise awareness about damage prevention and promote safe digging practices as part of Dig Safe Month. Dig Safe Month coincides with the unofficial start of the spring digging season and this campaign serves
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New Course! Tragedy at the Quarry

Our newest course, Tragedy at the Quarry, is now available to all Safety in Schools users! Tragedy begins with an introduction to working in the gravel crushing industry, common hazards in that industry, and advice for how to stay safe working on that kind of job site with a significant focus on the importance of
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Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day

RSI Awareness Day is February 29th. As the only “non-repetitive” day of the year, it’s the ideal date to devote to raising awareness of repetitive strain injuries (RSI). In years like this when there is no February 29, we observe RSI Awareness Day on February 28. What Are Repetitive Strain Injuries? RSI is a general
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Bullying and Harassment Don’t Belong Anywhere

Today, February 27, is Pink Shirt Day across Canada. Pink Shirt Day focuses on the impact bullying has on kids at school and it is an important initiative – 1 in 5 kids are affected by bullying. This year’s focus is on the growing issue of cyber bullying. But did you know that bullying doesn’t
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Changes to Alberta OH&S Awareness Course

With recent changes to the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, our course provider has made updates to our course material to reflect these changes. Now when you log into the course you will see the following menu: To view the full course material, please select both of these options. The option to view just
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2017 Canadian DIRT Report

Ground Disturbance is an important aspect of workplace safety that is gaining more attention all the time. Last year, we published a new course called “The Hole You Dig: Ground Disturbance Gone Wrong” to help students understand the importance of digging safely and avoiding causing damage to underground facilitites. The Canadian DIRT Report can add
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New Course! Propane and Natural Gas Safety at Home

In September, we launched a new course aimed at teaching young people how to use, store and transport propane and natural gas safely.  This course is available on our THRIL Library to all Safety in Schools users. Propane and Natural Gas Safety at Home includes barbecue safety, transportation and storage, signs of carbon monoxide poisoning,
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Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act Changes

Changes to the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act came into effect on June 1, 2018. These changes enshrine workers three basic rights in the workplace: Right to Know Right to Participate Right to Refuse The changes also expand on the obligations of work site parties, including employers, workers, supervisors, contractors and others. See this
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Staying Safe at Your Summer Job

Many young people across the country take on temporary jobs each summer. Working part time through the school year or taking on temporary work during the summer are great ways to build up your savings while you’re still living at home, perhaps for future tuition, or just to earn some fun money to spend when
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