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April is Dig Safe Month

In January 2015, we officially became a member of the Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA). The ABCGA is an open membership organization dedicated to improving worker safety, public safety, community safety, protection of the environment and preservation of the integrity of the infrastructure that provides goods and services that are essential to today’s society by
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Measuring Vulnerability

Measuring Vulnerability

An important element in combating workplace injuries and fatalities is understanding the different factors that increase a workers risk. To this end, Institute for Work & Health Scientist Dr. Peter Smith has developed a tool to measure the extent to which workers are vulnerable to occupational health and safety (OHS) risks. The tool frames OHS
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Join the Conversation!

Your teachers, your employers, your parents, non-profit and government agencies – we’re all invested in your safety. We teach you about your rights and responsibilities, the proper use of safety equipment, common risks and hazards, and how to look for hazards in your workplace. We repeat over and over again how important it is to
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Life Lessons – Learning the Hard Way: Available Now!

For five years, Safety in Schools has provided 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 young people
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The Deadline is Approaching! Get Your Submissions in Soon!

Don’t forget to send in your entries for our That’s Got to Hurt! Contests. By participating in either the video or essay contest, you have the chance to win up to $1500 – that’s a lot of dough! Your videos don’t need to be fancy, and your essay doesn’t need to be the next great
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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Welcome back, teachers and students! We hope that you all had a safe and happy holiday and that you have come back to school and work feeling refreshed. We are excited to get another semester under way helping students prepare for a safe and productive working life. Whether you are preparing for a work experience
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Life Lessons Course Launch Event!

Life Lessons Course Launch Event!

To celebrate the launch of our new Life Lessons – Learning the Hard Way course, we will be hosting a launch event in Calgary in February 2016. The event will feature remarks from Daniel Shoemaker, sampling of the videos that appear in the Life Lessons course, and a program update from your Safety in Schools team.
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Tips to Make Great Videos and Essays!

Tips to Make Great Videos and Essays!

Many of you are working hard on your submissions for our video and essay contests. We’ve put together a number of tips to help you make the best videos and write the best essays that you can. Check them out below! Also, don’t forget to download your video submission checklist and essay submission checklist. You
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Healthy Workplaces

It’s easy to forget about the “health” part of “Occupational Health and Safety” (OHS), but a safe and healthy workplace is about far more than just avoiding injury. On average, Canadians spend 60% of their waking hours at work. What happens at work can therefore have a huge impact on our overall health. Health can
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Protect Yourself from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

With winter upon us, we’re keeping windows and doors closed, heating our homes in a variety of ways, and using our vehicles perhaps more often than we do in summer. All of these things means we are at an increased risk of Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning. The image below shows you some of the different
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