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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!

2014 Was a Year of Milestones for Safety in Schools

Between January 2013 and January 2014, the number of schools registered with us grew by more than 60%, from 115 to 185. We are now operating in 80% of the Public and 70% of the Catholic school districts in Alberta, as well as several Charter, Private and Francophone schools. This past year we also registered
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Wrapping Up a Successful School Tour

We have wrapped up the first leg of our speaking tour of Alberta high schools. During the week of November 17-21, we visited schools in Calgary and Fort McMurray with Candace Carnahan to speak with students about why safety is so important in the workplace, and in life, and what they can do to keep
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Refusing Unsafe Work: Not Just a Right, It’s Your Duty

We often talk about the Right to Refuse unsafe work, and encourage workers of all ages to exercise that right. But did you know that this is not just a right, it is a legal obligation that you hold as an employee? Section 35 of the Alberta OH&S Act states that: (1) No worker shall
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Teen Driver Safety Week – October 19-25

This week, we acknowledge Teen Driver Safety Week, an initiative with roots in the United States that Parachute Canada promotes throughout Canada as part of ProjectGearshift. Young drivers account for a disproportionate amount of fatalities and injuries on the road. Although drivers between the ages of 16 and 24 account for only 13% licensed drivers
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2014 Safety in Schools Industry Reception

Thank You! Thank you to everyone who attended our 2014 Industry Reception on September 18. Our team had a wonderful time speaking with various guests about our program and hearing from Evan Woolley, Deputy Mayor/Councillor for Ward 8, Wayne Spiers of SafetyBoss, students from Western Canada High School who have used our program and one of
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Welcome Back!

Welcome back, students and teachers! We hope that you all had a fun, safe summer break. We look forward to another successful year of providing vital workplace safety courses to students and we hope that you are too! As we enter the 2014-2015 school year, we would like to thank all of the teachers who
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Safety in Schools Sees Continued Growth

Over three years of operation, Safety in Schools has grown from a presence in one school with seven students to more than 160 schools with over 20,000 course enrollments, adding new schools and new students regularly. We have also recently started working with parent groups and representatives of Alberta Education to provide access to home-school
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