If you’re working outside in Alberta winters, your priority is always to stay safe… and warm! Extreme cold weather can lead to issues such as frostbite hypothermia. It is possible to stay toasty, even on the chilliest of days if you plan ahead. Before stepping outside, make sure you check the temperature and factor in [...]
JSSS has released a three-part video series that poses the question for teens: What would you do in this situation? Watch as three friends, Ella, Tim and Greg, navigate their first jobs and are presented with common hazardous situations. Will they put their JobSafe training to use? [...]
Take a look at some common job hazards in a restaurant. Whether you're in a cooking, cleaning, or service role, all of these hazards may apply. Know how to avoid them, and stay safe! For more information on job hazards, visit our job safety resources page.
Focusing on mental health awareness in the workplace in 2020, Healthy Workplace month takes place between October 1-31, 2020. Mental health in the workplace is just as important as physical health and safety. How is your workplace promoting healthy lifestyles? For tips, visit the HealthyWorkplaceMonth.ca site and improve health and safety in your workplace this [...]
Your teen may take workplace safety courses in school, and they will definitely get advice from their working friends. But as a parent, what can you do to prepare your son or daughter for their first job? Learn what their rights are as young workers, and make sure they know them as well. You can [...]
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 [...]
Have fun and compete in what you do best at Skills Canada Alberta (SCA) Competition on May 8- 9, 2019. The event will take place at the Edmonton Expo Centre and will feature informative presentations, Try-A-Trades®, exhibitors in Skill City, and some good old fashioned competition. Skills Canada offers students the chance to shine in [...]
Spread safety awareness throughout your workplace, and beyond. We can all work towards preventing illness and injury in the workplace, and Health and Safety Week is the perfect time to educate ourselves and those around us about safety in the home and on the job.
Help support the families of workplace tragedy victims by lacing up in May! The Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support, (Threads of Life) is a Canadian registered charity dedicated to supporting families after a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease. It's so easy to get involved... STEPS: Visit the Steps For Life website. Find [...]
Every year on April 28, we remember those who have lost their lives, been injured or taken ill in workplace tragedies. Although this is a day to remember, it is also a day to pledge and renew our commitment to workplace health and safety to prevent further illnesses and death. We at JSSS pledge our [...]
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: [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]