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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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We’ve Extended the Deadline!

We have decided to extend the deadline for our ongoing video, essay and social media contests to allow students a bit more time to enter! May 31 is the new deadline for students to get their entries in for our Video and Essay contests. By participating in either contest, you can win up to $1500!
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Fort McMurray Fire Situation

We were deeply saddened to hear about the ongoing wildfire situation in Fort McMurray and  the surrounding area. Having visited that community several times over the past couple of years, our staff have grown fond of the city and the beauty of the boreal forest that grows within and surrounding it. Fort McMurray is a
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NAOSH Week, May 1 – 7, 2016!

NAOSH Week, May 1 – 7, 2016!

        May 1-7 is North American Occupational Safety and Health Week! On Canada’s National Day of Mourning on April 28, we recognized and mourned for all of those families whose lives have been turned upside down due to workplace fatalities. Throughout this past year, we have been working on a series of
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April 28 – National Day of Mourning

Each year on April 28, we pause for a moment to honour and remember those lives that have been forever changed by a workplace fatality, and to renew our commitment to workplace health and safety. In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress first declared April 28th Canada’s Day of Mourning. This year (2016) marks its 32nd
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Partners in Safety of First Nations Youth

On Friday, April 8, 2016 we partnered up with TransCanada Pipelines to deliver 50 laptops to the Siksika First Nation High School that were donated by TransCanada. These laptops will allow more Siksika Nation students to access Safety in Schools courses as well as many other educational opportunities. We are excited to be part of
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Steps for Life Walks

Each year, the Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support, known as Threads of Life, hosts their flagship fundraiser Steps for Life. This unique Canadian charity supports the healing journey of families who have suffered from a workplace fatality, traumatic life-altering injury, or occupational disease. Threads of Life currently supports more than 2,000 family members across
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