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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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See me at your Teacher’s Convention!

See me at your Teacher’s Convention!

Teacher’s Convention season is something I look forward to every year. Having the opportunity to speak to teachers face to face about our program and where we are going is always a nice change of pace. Often, when I speak at a teacher’s convention, teachers drop by my sessions who I’ve spoken to on the
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Ground Disturbance in the Classroom

Working with partners from the Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA), Alberta One-Call, Alberta Ag for Life and TransCanada Pipelines, we are developing two complementary education programs that focus on the importance of safe digging and ground disturbance.                                 On top
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Stopping the Spread

With flu season in full force, halting the spread of germs is a key concern. Getting the flu is no picnic, but when you’re young and healthy it can often feel like it isn’t a big deal. While being sick in bed for a few days might not have a huge impact on your life,
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Slips, Trips and Falls: Winter Hazards

Wintertime is upon us and with it come added hazards. Road conditions are a major contributing factor in collisions during the winter months in Canada. For winter driving tips, check out this blog post. Driving on ice, snow and slush isn’t the only hazard we are faced with in the winter months. There are several
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Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Did you know that driving while tired can be just as dangerous as driving drunk? The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety studied drowsy driving habits in 2015. They asked participants how often they drove “so tired [they] had a hard time keeping [their] eyes open.” The report revealed: 32% of drivers reported driving drowsy at
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Real Experiences, Real Impact

One thing we have learned over the years here at Safety in Schools is that often the greatest impact can be made by sharing real life experiences. Our online courses are a great resource for learning about your rights and responsibilities in the workplace, as well as the rules, standards and guidelines that will keep
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