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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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Alberta OH&S Incidents – January 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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Looking Forward to a Great 2017!

Looking Forward to a Great 2017!

We hope that you all had a wonderful break over the holidays and are ready to make 2017 a fantastic year! It’s hard to believe we are already at the halfway point of this school year. We have had a busy first half, including a successful round of school visits around Calgary and the surrounding
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Have a Safe and Happy Holiday!

As we close off another calendar year with festive fun, we are wishing you all a very happy holiday season. Let’s all commit to enjoying the season safely and coming back to school and work healthy and refreshed (and, ok, maybe a little more sugar-filled than usual!) If you are traveling, make sure your vehicle
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Safety in Schools Annual Report

For over five years, Safety in Schools has focused on providing young workers with the knowledge that they need to stay safe at work by offering free, industry-recognized safety training through Alberta schools. We recognize that there is more to keeping our young people safe than teaching the facts. We need to change attitudes and
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It’s About to Get C-C-C-C-Cold!

Various parts of the province are going to be hit with temperatures below -20°C this coming week, and that doesn’t account for things like wind chill and moisture in the air. Extreme cold is a major risk factor for our health and safety, especially for those who work outside or in unheated sites. If you
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Alberta OH&S Incidents – December 2016

Alberta OH&S Incidents – December 2016

Every month, Alberta OH&S send 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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Invitation for Teacher’s to Participate in Clean Energy Solution

Solar Biocells is a  group of scientists, students and education researchers who have developed an affordable solution for the generation of climate neutral fuels. They are developing a fun, hands-on educational package about solar biocells that combines experiential learning, online learning and collaboration with other students from different schools. The Solar Biocells educational package will
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