Ground Disturbance in the Classroom

Working with partners from the Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA), Alberta One-Call, Alberta Ag for Life and TransCanada Pipelines, we are developing two complementary education programs that focus on the importance of safe digging and ground disturbance.

 

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On top of developing our online resources, we have partnered up with Ag for Life and the ABCGA to deliver ground disturbance education sessions at Ag for Life events across the province, such as their Jr. to Sr. High School targeted Young Farm Worker Safety Days.

We have delivered these in-school sessions at two YFWS Days to date, with several more on the schedule for coming months. In September, Sara delivered a ground disturbance session along with a representative from the ABCGA/Alberta One-Call in Pigeon Lake to groups of grade 7-9’s. Then again in November, she delivered sessions to groups of grade 10-12’s at Three Hill’s School.

Thanks to Ag for Life for getting us involved in these events. Having the opportunity to speak face to face with students about important safety issues such as ground disturbance makes a huge difference in getting those messages across. Between our Ag for Life sessions and our injured worker speaking sessions, we are able to reach students in a meaningful way that complements the online learning resources that we offer through schools.

Sara delivers a YFWS Day session in Pigeon Lake.

Sara delivers a YFWS Day session in Pigeon Lake.

Sara delivers a YFWS Day session in Three Hills.

Sara delivers a YFWS Day session in Three Hills.