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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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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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