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Air Quality and Your Health

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 centres during rush hour for air quality to be low enough to be noticeable. However, during wildfire season
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#CRSW2019: Distracted Driving

Chances are when you hear “distracted driving,” you think of texting. While texting is certainly one of the most common and most dangerous distractions, there are plenty of other habits that you need to be aware of and make the effort to avoid. GPS units, smartwatches, reading, eating, drinking, smoking, grooming, adjusting music, goofing around
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Canada Safe Driving Week

May 14-20, 2019 is Canada Road Safety Week. This initiative led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP)’s Traffic Safety Committee is designed to promote safe driving behaviours in order to save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. Did you know that Canada has one of the highest motor vehicle fatality rates
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May 5-11 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 and severe workplace injuries. We do this because it is important to recognize and talk about the tragic outcomes that can and do result from unsafe
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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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