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Heads Up AB Halloween Horror Movie Trailer

Heads Up AB Halloween Horror Movie Trailer

Heads Up AB does some great work producing resources such as videos, posters and a blog that focus on teaching young workers the importance of safety. Check out their newest video below! The Heads Up: Young Worker Safety campaign is all about making sure you know about safety in the workplace. Horror movies are scary.
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Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is the leading cause of motor vehicle collisions on our roads today, far surpassing even drunk driving. The problem with distracted driving is that most of the time, it feels like no big deal. Everyone KNOWS driving drunk is stupid and reckless. Everyone KNOWS that driving way too fast is dangerous. Everyone KNOWS
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Lieutenant Governor Launches SPIRIT of Vimy Contest!

Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Lois Mitchell, has launched a new educational program to foster greater public awareness of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This First World War battle has long been considered a significant event in the birth of Canada as a nation. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of this historic battle. The program includes
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Back to School Safety

It’s that time again – time to head back to the classroom and begin a new school year. You’ve just spent a couple of months relaxing, working, and hanging out with friends. It’s normal to get out of sync with some of your school year habits during the summer months, but that can lead to
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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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