Take a look at these stats from 2017... Youth workers are the most vulnerable sector and continue to be injured on the job at an alarming rate. Entering the workforce with confidence and the tools to keep yourself and others safe can help prevent injuries and lost time.
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We all wish there was more summer fun to be had, but the start of the school year is a great time to set goals... Why not make one of them: get to school safely? “Back to school” not only signifies binders, calculators and collective groans from teens everywhere, but it also marks the start [...]
If you’re working or playing outdoors, it’s important to know basic electrical safety rules. Even one small misstep can lead to a potentially fatal outcome. Electrical fatalities and injuries can occur on the jobsite, while you’re camping or hanging out with friends, or even in your own back yard. Here are some tips that will [...]
Falling off of a ladder can not only put a huge cramp in your day, it can result in an injury that affects the rest of your life (or worse). Our HCS 3010 course has a whole unit dedicated to ladder safety, which will give you all of the tips and tricks you need to [...]
Positive mental health is something that everyone should strive for. Our state of mind affects everything we do, from school, to work, and even hanging out with our friends and family. Whether you have a mental illness or not, there are things you can do every day to feel better about yourself. Taking some time [...]
LMS Updates, Survey Results and Easter Greetings! Don't miss out on this edition of the JobSafe Newsletter. It's chock full of important updates, survey results, and more. Read the full newsletter here. Click here to visit our newsletter archive.
Q: Can I get a job if I am 12? A: You can get a job if you are 12 or under in an artistic endeavour, if your parents complete a Youth Permit. Artistic endeavours include: film, radio, video or television (including commercials) voice recordings for video and computer gaming theatre plays musical performances Q: [...]
We all know the feeling: you got caught up in your favourite show… you texted until 2 am with your BFF. Life happens, and sleep gets lost in the shuffle. Unfortunately, when sleep gets missed, the job site can become a danger zone. What happens to our bodies when we don’t get the rest we [...]
February 28, 2019 is International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day. These injuries are the largest cause of lost time for employers and employees across Canada, and can cause a huge amount of pain, not to mention disruptions in your everyday life. The good news is, they are easily avoidable if the proper precautions are [...]
2018 was an exciting year for the JobSafe crew. We updated our courses and implemented a user-friendly learning management system. We are looking forward to big things ahead in 2019! Click here to catch up with JSSS. View previous editions of our monthly JobSafe Newsletter.
Bullying in any situation is uncalled for and certainly not the fault of the victim. Unfortunately, in Canada one in six employees report being bullied at some point during their career. Workplace bullying encompasses everything from physical altercations to sexual harassment to verbal attacks. Everyone has the right to a safe work environment but unfortunately [...]
It’s the dreaded cold and flu season and many of us will contract this annoying and nasty virus at work. While we’d all like to be able to stay home and stop the spread of influenza, the fact is that the virus may have taken hold of you before you even notice the following common [...]
Our May 2018 JobSafe Newsletter is now available. Peek inside to see what's coming up with the Job Safety Skills Society in the spring and summer months! Click here to view previous editions of our monthly JobSafe Newsletter.
The Government of Alberta's Ministry of Labour is seeking input on impending changes to the province's Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act. The changes come about from the recently-passed Bill:30 An Act to Protect the Health and Wellbeing of Working Albertans. This new act amended and updated Alberta's OHS Act to ensure that workers benefit [...]
Support Seniors for Canadian Agriculture Safety Week! March 11-17, 2018 is Canadian Agriculture Safety Week. The Job Safety Skills Society is happy to promote such an important safety awareness event! The focus of the past three years has been on supporting farm family safety. The "Be an AgSafe Family" campaign began in 2016 with [...]
Click here for current Alberta Youth Employment Laws FAQs. May, 2018 - With the ringing in of the New Year, many long-anticipated changes to Alberta’s Employment Standards Code have taken effect. The Job Safety Skills Society would like to take this opportunity to outline the soon-to-be-imposed (as of May 1, 2018) changes to youth employment [...]
Vote for Youth Innovation for Safety! Voting polls for the 2017 Aviva Community Fund are now open. Register today at www.avivacommunityfund.org and cast up to 18 votes for the Job Safety Skills Society's Youth Innovation for Safety project. The polls close on Thursday, October 19, so be sure to get your votes in ASAP! [...]
Now that you've found your way to www.jobsafetyskills.com, you've probably noticed we've made some changes. With help from Edmonton-based web wizards Pderas Consulting Group, the JSSS has spent the past few months working away at revamping our website to reflect our progressive efforts towards better engaging our stakeholders and building our JobSafe community. Design and [...]
2017 has been a year of big changes and new initiatives for the Job Safety Skills Society. One of the first orders of business was to add a few much-needed new additions to JSSS’ team. Now that our new team has been assembled, we would like to cordially introduce each member. [...]
Please be advised that the JSSS’ offices at 101 Airport Road NW, Edmonton, AB will be closed from Friday, July 21 to Monday, August 21. Regular summer business hours will resume on Monday, August 21 at 8:30 a.m. Inquiries can be directed to email@example.com. JSSS staff appreciates your consideration and continued support, and we wish you [...]