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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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Know the Signs of Heat Stress

It’s going to be a hot Stampede! Those of us living in Southern Alberta will be taking part in many Calgary Stampede-related activities over the course of the next week. Though the forecast is a bit milder than last year and includes some rain, we are in for a couple of very sunny, very hot
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Bringing Safety into Your School

Safety in Schools does more than provide workplace safety training. We actively engage young people in the conversation about safety and why it is important. By bringing speakers with a variety of perspectives into schools, we are able to build an important connection between the concepts explored through our course-ware and their real-life application. We
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Skills Alberta Provincial Skills Competition

Come visit our booth at the 2015 Provincial Skills Canada Competition, May 13-14 at the Edmonton Expo Centre! Each year, we host a booth at the Skills Competition, taking advantage of an excellent opportunity to engage with teachers and students, as well as industry representatives from across the province. The competition brings together education and
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North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week – May 1 to 7, 2016

        NAOSH Week is a community based approach to encouraging safe work practices and a focus on health and safety in the workplace, across North America. The goal is to focus employers, employees, partners and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in
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National Day of Mourning

Each year, Canadians mark April 28 as the National Day of Mourning, to honour and remember those whose lives have been forever altered by a workplace tragedy. Memorial events are held across Canada and around the world. It is important to remember the live lost and the lives changed, both to respect those who have
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Working Around Powered Mobile Equipment

Working Around Powered Mobile Equipment

The Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) recently produced this video that outlines the dangers of working around mobile equipment. It’s important to understand, especially as a young, inexperienced worker, that machinery ALWAYS wins. Check it out!

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