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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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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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