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What can you do safer?

Whether it’s at school, at work, at home or out with friends, we all have things that we do that aren’t as safe as they could be. Maybe you have a habit of checking your text messages while you’re driving. Maybe you have a tendency to try to lift/carry more than you should in one
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That’s Got to Hurt! Lessons from the Workplace

In June 2016, we announced the winning submissions from our That’s Got to Hurt! Video and Essay contests. After the winners were chosen, notified and announced, we set to work on developing our newest course, That’s Got to Hurt! Lessons from the Workplace, which was made available to students and teachers in August of 2016.
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Your Kids At Work – A Guide for Parents

As a parent, you want to raise your kids to be self-sufficient, capable and responsible adults. Summer and part-time jobs are a great way for young people to learn these things, all while earning their own money. Of course, it can also be a bit scary letting your kids out into the working world. No
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Focus on Ground Disturbance

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.                                  Elementary School Program Utilizing rural area school connections and Agriculture for Life
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Recognizing Your Vulnerability

Back in March 2016, we published a blog post titled “Measuring Vulnerability“. In it, we introduced you to some important research about worker vulnerability and what it means to young workers. With many young people starting temporary summer jobs, we think it is important to reiterate some of the ways that you are more vulnerable
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Heavy Machinery – It Always Wins

We have been making great progress on the development of our Heavy Machinery – It Always Wins course, thanks in no small part to our supporters who have provided the sites, machinery and workers necessary to capture film footage for the course. Our videographer, Tim Carlielle (Progressive Media Video) has been doing some fantastic work
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Essay and Video Contest Winners!

Throughout the 2015-2016 school year, we ran video and essay contests asking students to tell us about their experiences in the workplace. Students were asked to send in a short video or essay outlining a workplace incident or near-miss that they either experienced or witnessed, describing what went wrong and how it could have been
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New Course Development

New Course Development

For 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 reach
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Heavy Machinery – It Always Wins!

2016 is a big year for us at Safety in Schools. We launched our newest course, Life Lessons – Learning the Hard Way, in February and are now continuing work on the development of two more new courses. That’s Got to Hurt! Lessons from the Workplace will be based on real-life experiences of Safety in
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Electrical Safety Month

May is Electrical Safety Month. Electricity is something that we all use every day but many of us don’t fully understand. It is important that we all know the basics of how to stay safe, but it is especially important that anyone who works with electricity, either at work or at home, understands the risks
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