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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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Life Lessons – Learning the Hard Way, available soon!

Throughout the last year, through our newsletters and social media, you may have heard about a new course that we are launching in the new year called Life Lessons – Learning the Hard Way. We are excited to announce that this course is on track to be available to all Safety in Schools users in
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Shoveling Snow – Risks and Hazards

Many of you have responsibilities at home and for some of you, that probably includes shoveling sidewalks and/or driveways during the winter. Perhaps you even shovel snow for some of your neighbours as a favour or for some extra cash. It seems like a simple task for someone young and fit, but like anything else
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Driving in Winter Conditions

You may recall our recent post about the Duty to Refuse Unsafe Work. In that post, we reminded readers that in the province of Alberta, refusing to do unsafe work is not just a right – it is a legal duty that all Alberta workers hold. Did you know that an extreme winter storm is
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That’s Got to Hurt! – Lessons from the Workplace

With the pending launch of our newest course, Life Lessons – Learning the Hard Way , we have now turned our focus to our next two course development projects, Heavy Machinery – It Always Wins and That’s Got to Hurt! – Lessons from the Workplace. You can learn more about the Heavy Machinery initiative in
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