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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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Call for Feedback: Enter to Win an iPad Mini!

As we enter the 2014/2015 school year, we are looking for feedback from students and teachers. We want to reach as many students across the province as possible. To meet this goal, we need to know what is working well for students and educators and what we can do better. You can help us improve
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New Anti-Spam Legislation

New Anti-Spam Legislation

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation Effective July 1st, Canada has new anti-spam legislation, which requires us to alter our communication practices. In order to receive our quarterly newsletter, aimed at keeping you informed on the work that we are doing to promote young worker safety, after the new legislation comes into effect, please subscribe to our mailing
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National Day of Mourning – April 28

In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress first declared April 28th Canada’s Day of Mourning – a time when workers, families, employers, and others across Canada come together to remember those who were injured, disabled, or have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational diseases. 188 workers in Alberta died as a result of workplace
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