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End of Year Report

2018-2019 was another year of consistent growth for Safety in Schools, both in Alberta and into neighbouring provinces. Along with consistent growth in our program usage this year, we developed two more courses and completed another successful school tour. By the Numbers From June 2018 to June 2019, we experienced a 15% increase in the
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Safety in Schools Supports Healing and Incident Prevention Through Creative Sentencing

What is Creative Sentencing? Creative Sentencing has existed for decades but was largely confined to the environmental field. It was applied in a few OHS cases in Alberta in 2000 but gained momentum around 2014 as solutions were examined to prevent incidents and deaths. Creative Sentencing is rooted in Restorative Justice, which emphasizes repairing the
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Air Quality and Your Health

Air quality is an important factor in our daily health. Most of us enjoy very high air quality in our day to day lives, and we are fortunate that it is rare even in our largest urban centres during rush hour for air quality to be low enough to be noticeable. However, during wildfire season
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#CRSW2019: Distracted Driving

Chances are when you hear “distracted driving,” you think of texting. While texting is certainly one of the most common and most dangerous distractions, there are plenty of other habits that you need to be aware of and make the effort to avoid. GPS units, smartwatches, reading, eating, drinking, smoking, grooming, adjusting music, goofing around
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Canada Safe Driving Week

May 14-20, 2019 is Canada Road Safety Week. This initiative led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP)’s Traffic Safety Committee is designed to promote safe driving behaviours in order to save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. Did you know that Canada has one of the highest motor vehicle fatality rates
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May 5-11 is North American Occupational Safety and Health Week!

On Canada’s National Day of Mourning on April 28, we recognized and mourned for all of those families whose lives have been turned upside down due to workplace fatalities and severe workplace injuries. We do this because it is important to recognize and talk about the tragic outcomes that can and do result from unsafe
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National Day of Mourning

April 28 Now an international observance as a day of mourning for workers killed, injured or made ill by their job, the declaration of April 28th as the Day of Mourning began here in Canada. In 1984, unions in Sudbury, Ontario, adopted the day as one to publicly acknowledge workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths, and
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April Dig Safe Month

Each April, Common Ground Alliances across North America, including the Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA) and the members of its provincial counterparts, raise awareness about damage prevention and promote safe digging practices as part of Dig Safe Month. Dig Safe Month coincides with the unofficial start of the spring digging season and this campaign serves
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New Course! Tragedy at the Quarry

Our newest course, Tragedy at the Quarry, was made available to all Safety in Schools users in March of 2019. This course was built using SWIFT Learning software and can be found under the SWIFT tab on teachers’ Manage Enrollments pages. This course is a great addition to your safety curriculum for shop classes and
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Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day

RSI Awareness Day is February 29th. As the only “non-repetitive” day of the year, it’s the ideal date to devote to raising awareness of repetitive strain injuries (RSI). In years like this when there is no February 29, we observe RSI Awareness Day on February 28. What Are Repetitive Strain Injuries? RSI is a general
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