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Shop Teachers: You Asked, We Listened!

Over the years, we have heard requests from various shop teachers for more courses that are relevant to the skills they are teaching in their shops. We are proud to announce that we have answered these requests! Heavy Machinery – It Always Wins In May of 2017, we published our newest course, Heavy Machinery – It
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Making an Impact in the Classroom

Over the years, we have learned that to make a real impact on the way young people think about safety, we need to do more than simply teach them how to stay safe. We need to convince them that workplace safety isn’t an afterthought or something that can be ignored. We have learned that the
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CALL or CLICK Before You Dig!

April was Dig Safe Month in Canada, but now that the weather is getting warmer and many people will be starting new projects, it is a good time to remind people to CALL or CLICK before you dig. Whether you are putting in a fence, building a new deck, putting in a garden, or undertaking
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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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We’re Ready to Launch!

Your Safety in Schools team is pleased to announce the launch of our newest course, Heavy Machinery – It Always Wins. This course focuses on the very real dangers of working with and around heavy machinery. Basing lessons off of real-life injuries and fatalities, Heavy Machinery gives students a real-life look at the severe consequences
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Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency Preparedness Week runs May 7 – 13. It is an annual event that is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces and territories. That it runs the same week as NAOSH Week is quite appropriate. While NAOSH week focuses on occupational safety and health, Emergency Preparedness Week highlights the importance
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NAOSH Week, May 7-13

        May 7-13 is North American Occupational Safety and Health Week! On Canada’s National Day of Mourning on April 28, we recognized and mourned for all of those families whose lives have been turned upside down due to workplace fatalities. Throughout these past couple of years, we have been working on a
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April 28 – National Day of Mourning

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 the Canadian
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April is Dig Safe Month!

Hidden from public view are complex networks of buried cables, wires, pipelines, water mains and sewer lines. This infrastructure delivers heat, electricity, water, phones and Internet access to your homes and offices, making modern life possible. Although these networks are more extensive in cities and towns, buried infrastructure, such as transmission pipelines, also traverses great
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Steps for Life 2017

***Early Bird Pricing Ends April 15!*** Each year, the Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support, known as Threads of Life, hosts their flagship fundraiser Steps for Life. This unique Canadian charity supports the healing journey of families who have suffered from a workplace fatality, traumatic life-altering injury, or occupational disease. Threads of Life currently supports
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