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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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NEW: The Hole You Dig – Ground Disturbance Gone Wrong

What does it mean for you, your coworkers and the community surrounding you when you damage an underground utility? What activities are you doing that could result in damaged to facilities under the ground that you may not have known were there? What can you do to reduce your chances of damaging an underground facility
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Air Quality and Your Health

*NOTE: Alberta Health Services has issued a Precautionary Air Quality Advisory for the Central Zone (July 10, 2017).* Air quality is an important factor in our daily health. Most of us enjoy very high air quality in our day to day lives, and we are fortunate that it is rare even in our largest urban
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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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