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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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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 РIt Always Wins In May of 2017, we published our newest course, Heavy Machinery РIt
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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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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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April is Dig Safe Month!

Hidden from public view are complex networks of buried cables, wires, pipelines, water mains and sewer lines. This infrastructure delivers heat, electricity, water, phones and Internet access to your homes and offices, making modern life possible. Although these networks are more extensive in cities and towns, buried infrastructure, such as transmission pipelines, also traverses great
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ABCGA 2017 Dig Safe Conference

Once again, we will be participating in the annual Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA) Dig Safe Conference in April. This year’s conference is being held at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer on April 3 and 4, 2017. The main conference day (April 4) will include several discussion sessions on various topics as well as
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Alberta OH&S Incidents – February 2017

Every month, Alberta OH&S sends out an e-news bulletin with relevant information for employers, workers and others regarding workplace safety in the province. Included in some of these reports are incident summaries consisting of injuries or fatalities that have been recently reported. It is so important that we learn from the experiences of others as
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Understanding Vulnerability To Reduce Injuries

In March of 2016, we published a blog post that introduced our readers to an OHS Vulnerability Measure tool that was developed by researchers at the Institute for Work & Health in Ontario, lead by Dr. Peter Smith. The tool uses a questionnaire to determine worker vulnerability along four dimensions: level of hazards faced by
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