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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, was made available to all Safety in Schools users in March of 2019. This course was built using SWIFT Learning software and can be found under the SWIFT tab on teachers’ Manage Enrollments pages. This course is a great addition to your safety curriculum for shop classes and
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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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2017 Canadian DIRT Report

Ground Disturbance is an important aspect of workplace safety that is gaining more attention all the time. Last year, 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 Canadian DIRT Report can add
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