Safety in Schools Blog

New Course! Propane and Natural Gas Safety at Home

In September 2018, we launched a new course aimed at teaching young people how to use, store and transport propane and natural gas safely.  This course was built using SWIFT Learning software and can be found under our SWIFT library on Teachers’ Manage Enrollments pages. Propane and Natural Gas Safety at Home includes barbecue safety,
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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 28 – National Day of Mourning

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 the Canadian
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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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