Safety in Schools Blog

Bullying and Harassment Don’t Belong Anywhere

Today, February 27, is Pink Shirt Day across Canada. Pink Shirt Day focuses on the impact bullying has on kids at school and it is an important initiative – 1 in 5 kids are affected by bullying. This year’s focus is on the growing issue of cyber bullying. But did you know that bullying doesn’t
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Changes to Alberta OH&S Awareness Course

With recent changes to the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, our course provider has made updates to our course material to reflect these changes. Now when you log into the course you will see the following menu: To view the full course material, please select both of these options. The option to view just
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2017 Canadian DIRT Report

Ground Disturbance is an important aspect of workplace safety that is gaining more attention all the time. Last year, we published a new course called “The Hole You Dig: Ground Disturbance Gone Wrong” to help students understand the importance of digging safely and avoiding causing damage to underground facilitites. The Canadian DIRT Report can add
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New Course! Propane and Natural Gas Safety at Home

In September 2018, we launched a new course aimed at teaching young people how to use, store and transport propane and natural gas safely.  This course was built using SWIFT Learning software and can be found under our SWIFT library on Teachers’ Manage Enrollments pages. Propane and Natural Gas Safety at Home includes barbecue safety,
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Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act Changes

Changes to the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act came into effect on June 1, 2018. These changes enshrine workers three basic rights in the workplace: Right to Know Right to Participate Right to Refuse The changes also expand on the obligations of work site parties, including employers, workers, supervisors, contractors and others. See this
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Staying Safe at Your Summer Job

Many young people across the country take on temporary jobs each summer. Working part time through the school year or taking on temporary work during the summer are great ways to build up your savings while you’re still living at home, perhaps for future tuition, or just to earn some fun money to spend when
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April 28 – National Day of Mourning

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 the Canadian
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Fatigue is Impairment

Today is World Sleep Day! What better opportunity to remind ourselves of the importance of being well-rested and well-fed? Feeling tired is something that we tend to accept as normal and don’t think a whole lot about unless it is extreme, but the truth is that insufficient sleep, over-exertion and other forms of fatigue can
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I Can Dig Safe

Our friends at the Canadian Common Ground Alliance have made incredible progress over the past year in pushing new legislation forward that supports increased registration of underground infrastructure and requires persons undertaking ground disturbance to make a locate request before digging. There have been a lot of projects, initiatives and campaigns over the last year
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Steps for Life 2018

Each year, the Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support, known as Threads of Life, hosts their flagship fundraiser Steps for Life. This unique Canadian charity supports the healing journey of families who have suffered from a workplace fatality, traumatic life-altering injury, or occupational disease. Threads of Life currently supports more than 2,000 family members across
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