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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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April Dig Safe Month

April is designated National Dig Safe Month across Canada. Each year, during April, the Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA), Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA), other provincial CGAs and their members raise awareness about damage prevention and promote safe digging practices. Dig Safe Month coincides with the unofficial start of the spring digging season and this
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Fatigue is Impairment

Today is World Sleep Day! What better opportunity to remind ourselves of the importance of being well-rested and well-fed? Feeling tired is something that we tend to accept as normal and don’t think a whole lot about unless it is extreme, but the truth is that insufficient sleep, over-exertion and other forms of fatigue can
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I Can Dig Safe

Our friends at the Canadian Common Ground Alliance have made incredible progress over the past year in pushing new legislation forward that supports increased registration of underground infrastructure and requires persons undertaking ground disturbance to make a locate request before digging. There have been a lot of projects, initiatives and campaigns over the last year
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Steps for Life 2018

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 more than 2,000 family members across
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Carbon Monoxide (CO)

Over the past few weeks, there have been multiple fatalities in Alberta resulting from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning  in vehicles. Each of these tragedies have left families, friends and communities to cope with unimaginable grief. The one positive that we can take from these events is the opportunity to educate ourselves and others about the
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2016 DIRT Report

Ground Disturbance is an important aspect of workplace safety that is gaining more attention all the time. Recently, 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 Western Canada DIRT Report can add
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NEW: Introduction to Automotive Shop Safety

Earlier this year, we partnered up with the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) to design and deliver a new course focused on new workers entering the automotive industry. This course is now available to all Safety in Schools users, as well as AMTA members. Introduction to Automotive Shop Safety  provides students with an overview of
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