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June 2022 Newsletter

2022-06-16T10:44:58-06:00

It's the end of the school year and we are here for it! This year has been long and tiring and we are ready for a sunny, fun-filled summer. Take a look at our June newsletter for updates about where the SafeGen team will be this summer, and what we have in store for next [...]

June 2022 Newsletter2022-06-16T10:44:58-06:00

Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

2022-06-09T13:23:53-06:00

As a new employee, you may have a lot of questions about what your rights and responsibilities are at your job. Learning the basics of OH & S legislation can benefit you in many ways; this knowledge will help to keep you safe at work, and help keep your coworkers safe as well. These laws [...]

Know Your Rights and Responsibilities2022-06-09T13:23:53-06:00

Electrical Safety Part Two: Don’t Get Zapped!

2022-04-14T10:36:03-06:00

In our first electrical safety blog, we focused on staying safe outside, and in this one we will fill in some gaps with information that will help you stay safe at work. Most jobs involve working with or around electricity. From mowing lawns to changing lightbulbs, to cleaning out a barn, you will likely run [...]

Electrical Safety Part Two: Don’t Get Zapped!2022-04-14T10:36:03-06:00

Animal Safety Basics

2022-03-17T13:55:01-06:00

If you’re handling or working near animals, you’ll know that animals are often unpredictable, and that just like humans, they are all individual in their reaction, and have different reactions to stress. Understanding animal behaviour and animal handling systems are crucial to avoiding injury on the farm. Most livestock injuries occur when people fall off [...]

Animal Safety Basics2022-03-17T13:55:01-06:00

March 2022 Newsletter

2022-03-07T13:24:34-07:00

Video contest updates, our newest partnership, and Click here to view the full newsletter.

March 2022 Newsletter2022-03-07T13:24:34-07:00

How to Beat the “January Blues”

2022-01-11T12:44:38-07:00

It’s cold out, the days are short, and school is back in session. Typically, people tend to be a little down after the holiday season, and January can be a hard month for many people. Dark mornings and unrealistic resolutions can also contribute to a feeling of being down or anxious. The point is, it’s [...]

How to Beat the “January Blues”2022-01-11T12:44:38-07:00

Thank you to our 2021 Supporters!

2021-12-14T14:06:18-07:00

Thank You for All of the Support As 2021 comes to a close, we would like to say a heartfelt thank-you to all of the individuals and organizations that have supported us this year. It is because of you that we can continue to deliver high quality workplace safety education to youth across Alberta. We [...]

Thank you to our 2021 Supporters!2021-12-14T14:06:18-07:00

SafeGen December 2021 Newsletter

2021-12-13T09:06:36-07:00

Season's greetings from SafeGen! Take a look at our December newsletter, and get a sneak peek of what's in store for next year. Click here to read the full newsletter.

SafeGen December 2021 Newsletter2021-12-13T09:06:36-07:00

SafeGen November 2021 Newsletter

2021-11-04T10:13:36-06:00

Please have a look at a snapshot of our November 2021 Newsletter. We have exciting things coming up - including our video contest, new partnerships, and more. To read the full newsletter, click here.

SafeGen November 2021 Newsletter2021-11-04T10:13:36-06:00

Our newest partner in safety education: Christian Labour Association of Canada

2021-10-18T08:52:43-06:00

SafeGen is pleased to announce our partnership with The Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC). Our mission is educating and empowering youth so they can take responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others, in the workplace. Based on this principle, CLAC and SafeGen have some together to help guide and protect Alberta’s [...]

Our newest partner in safety education: Christian Labour Association of Canada2021-10-18T08:52:43-06:00

Six Tips for a Better Sleep (Infographic)

2021-09-28T09:03:18-06:00

Do you: Nod off in class or at your desk? Feel unexplainably irritable or moody? Have trouble concentrating at school, home, or work? Keep getting sick for no reason? You might have problems with your sleep schedule. Getting the proper amount of sleep for your age is crucial to a happy, healthy life. It is recommended [...]

Six Tips for a Better Sleep (Infographic)2021-09-28T09:03:18-06:00

September 2021 Newsletter

2021-09-17T11:02:44-06:00

  HCS 3010 has been updated, and meet our 2020 Scholarship winner! To view the full newsletter, click here.  

September 2021 Newsletter2021-09-17T11:02:44-06:00

Over scheduling: Why it’s harmful, and what you can do to avoid it.

2021-07-20T10:16:28-06:00

If you’re like many people, your life is hectic and over scheduling is a constant worry. Teens are often extremely affected by this, as not only do they have their own schedules, but their family expectations as well. It’s a difficult habit to break, and can be detrimental to your psychological and physical wellbeing. How [...]

Over scheduling: Why it’s harmful, and what you can do to avoid it.2021-07-20T10:16:28-06:00

June 2021 Newsletter

2021-09-17T10:54:09-06:00

  Educator in-services are back, mental health course updates, and more. To view the full newsletter, click here.  

June 2021 Newsletter2021-09-17T10:54:09-06:00

Why is workplace safety education important for young workers?

2021-06-16T11:52:42-06:00

Educating young workers is our mission, and there’s a good reason why: these workers are still the most likely to get hurt at work. Youth aged 15-24 are entering the workforce with little to no safety education, and the most current statistics from the Government of Alberta(GOA) are showing that this is having a very [...]

Why is workplace safety education important for young workers?2021-06-16T11:52:42-06:00

Hazards in Retail (Infographic)

2021-05-21T09:02:03-06:00

Working in retail can be a great summer job, or a great career choice. We want to make sure that you are properly prepared to excel in this environment, so let’s look at some of the hazards, and how to avoid them. Slips, trips and falls account for many injuries in the retail space, mostly [...]

Hazards in Retail (Infographic)2021-05-21T09:02:03-06:00

Psychological Hazards in the Workplace (Infographic)

2021-05-04T10:57:56-06:00

Psychological hazards can be just as dangerous as physical hazards in the workplace, and should be mitigated with proper safety protocol and procedures. It is an employer's responsibility to reasonably ensure the health and safety of all workers at their worksite. "Psychological hazards are elements of the job or organizational practices that could pose a [...]

Psychological Hazards in the Workplace (Infographic)2021-05-04T10:57:56-06:00

April 2021 Newsletter

2021-04-26T14:11:00-06:00

  Take a look at our winning contest videos, and find out more about our virtual presentation. To view the full newsletter, click here.

April 2021 Newsletter2021-04-26T14:11:00-06:00

Digging Safely, at Home and at Work

2021-03-31T10:35:39-06:00

April is Dig Safe month so it’s time for a reminder about how to dig safely at home and at work. Spring in Alberta is an especially magical time, mainly because we never truly know what kind of weather we’ll step into day to day. So, when the sun’s out, we take those opportunities to [...]

Digging Safely, at Home and at Work2021-03-31T10:35:39-06:00

Join the SafeGen Board of Directors

2021-03-16T13:32:25-06:00

SafeGen is currently seeking new Directors to be a part of something big... For the past 25+ years, SafeGen (formerly the Job Safety Skills Society) has been advocating for and delivering workplace safety education for youth in Alberta. We have an opportunity for a like-minded individual to fill a position on our Board of Directors. [...]

Join the SafeGen Board of Directors2021-03-16T13:32:25-06:00

Facts About MSIs (Infographic)

2021-05-04T08:30:28-06:00

Musculoskeletal Injuries (MSIs) are the most common injuries for youth workers. They are often referred to as RSIs (Repetitive Strain Injuries), Repetitive Stress Disorders, and Cumulative Trauma Disorders. These injuries can be extremely painful, and although workers may not display symptoms of them right way, they can cause a lot of trouble in later life. [...]

Facts About MSIs (Infographic)2021-05-04T08:30:28-06:00

Top 10 Signs You are Stressed

2021-01-27T10:29:42-07:00

Stress is a normal feeling – everybody feels it at some point in their lives (now, possibly more than ever). But when does stress start to become a problem? You may feel stress over one particular thing, but often stress is like a glass of water: drops keep dripping in until the last one makes [...]

Top 10 Signs You are Stressed2021-01-27T10:29:42-07:00

Workplace Safety…at Home.

2021-01-11T11:59:49-07:00

Feeling stuck at home these days? If you’re like most Albertans, you are feeling a little cooped up, which leads to… home projects! Although we may be nearing the end of another lockdown, the urge to purge, rearrange, clean and organize might be prevalent in your home. You may not be able to go back [...]

Workplace Safety…at Home.2021-01-11T11:59:49-07:00

December 2020 News

2020-12-14T09:34:44-07:00

We're closing out 2020 with some exciting things on the horizon! Read our December newsletter for details.   Read more...

December 2020 News2020-12-14T09:34:44-07:00

Tips: Working in Cold Weather

2020-11-06T11:18:14-07:00

Working in cold temperatures is a not an option in Alberta. Many industries such as construction, service, and landscaping have to prepare their employees for the frigid temperatures in our province. From October to May, the chilly temperatures, snowfall, and windchill can be hazardous working conditions. Ensuring you have a solid cold weather plan in [...]

Tips: Working in Cold Weather2020-11-06T11:18:14-07:00

September 2020 News

2020-12-14T09:36:19-07:00

Read all about our upcoming video contest, new AGR 3000 manual, and our online courses that are perfect for in-school or at home learning.

September 2020 News2020-12-14T09:36:19-07:00

New and Improved AGR 3000 Course

2020-09-21T12:29:02-06:00

We are excited to announce the release of our new and improved AGR 3000: Agriculture Safety course! The course is available to educators and students across Alberta, now. The course is part of our successful JobSafe Program, which has educated over 115,000 students. It has been updated and contains the most current agriculture safety educational [...]

New and Improved AGR 3000 Course2020-09-21T12:29:02-06:00

Back-to-School Strategies for September

2020-08-19T11:40:44-06:00

There’s no doubt that the upcoming school year will be even stranger than the last in Alberta. Many students are being welcomed back in class at schools across the province, and others will be For those learning in school, things will look very different. As the government has mandated, students will be wearing masks in [...]

Back-to-School Strategies for September2020-08-19T11:40:44-06:00

Alberta Non-Profits Work Together to Address Youth Mental Health

2020-07-29T11:23:37-06:00

Support Young Worker Safety Month! We have teamed up with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division (CMHA, Alberta Division) and HeadsUp Alberta (young worker safety awareness group) to launch Young Worker Safety Month throughout August.  The online campaign will educate and engage young Albertans about mental health during the pandemic, and beyond. The posts [...]

Alberta Non-Profits Work Together to Address Youth Mental Health2020-07-29T11:23:37-06:00

LMS Maintenance

2020-07-23T09:32:32-06:00

The LMS servers are getting an upgrade! Please plan accordingly, we apologize for any inconvenience.

LMS Maintenance2020-07-23T09:32:32-06:00

Fit for Work FAQs

2020-06-24T11:00:18-06:00

Asking yourself these important questions and answering honestly is very important as a worker. It is one of your responsibilities to determine if you are fit for work on a daily basis. Check in to keep yourself and others safe. Q: Am I well rested? Did I go to bed late last night? Am I [...]

Fit for Work FAQs2020-06-24T11:00:18-06:00

Spring 2020 Newsletter

2020-06-18T11:49:26-06:00

Read the latest instalment of the SafeGen newsletter. In this edition, we talk about our GoFundMe campaign, the continuance of our courses, and more. And a special thank you goes out to teachers (at work AND at home) for a job well done this year! Read our newsletter now.

Spring 2020 Newsletter2020-06-18T11:49:26-06:00

Working Outdoors- Summer Hazards

2020-06-10T13:54:49-06:00

Working outside in the spring and summer comes with its own set of avoidable hazards. Taking some basic precautions will guarantee a safer environment for you and your peers. Alberta summers are short, so make the most of it and stay healthy.  

Working Outdoors- Summer Hazards2020-06-10T13:54:49-06:00

“I’m so stressed out!”

2020-05-22T10:41:12-06:00

Let’s be honest… when they announced school was moving to online learning this year, you might have been a little happy… “This is going to be awesome!”But after more than eight weeks of this, with no end in sight, it may be getting a little stressful for you. Learning high school courses on your own [...]

“I’m so stressed out!”2020-05-22T10:41:12-06:00

Safety & Health Week: At-home Activities

2020-05-04T09:11:48-06:00

To mark Safety & Health Week this year, we will have to consider that people are isolated and can’t participate in group projects. So why not shake it up a bit and do something that’s a little out of the box, but still shows your commitment to safety, and keeps you and your family safe [...]

Safety & Health Week: At-home Activities2020-05-04T09:11:48-06:00

Farm Hazards (Infographic)

2020-04-24T12:44:03-06:00

Every farm has hazards... do you know what they are? Every year workers in the agriculture industry are needlessly injured. Learn about some typical farm hazards (below) and how to avoid them.    

Farm Hazards (Infographic)2020-04-24T12:44:03-06:00

2019 Youth Workplace Safety Video Contest Winners

2020-04-07T12:01:04-06:00

In September, we announced the start of our very first Youth Workplace Safety Video Contest, open to youth in Alberta. The response was great, and we were amazed with the quality and originality of the videos. We would like to say thank you to the students who sacrificed their time and effort to make this [...]

2019 Youth Workplace Safety Video Contest Winners2020-04-07T12:01:04-06:00

Ten Tips for Stellar Online Learning

2020-04-03T11:52:44-06:00

As we are all finding out this year, sometimes online learning is the only option available to complete your school work. For some students, working only online will be a breeze; for others, it will be challenging. Whether it is your preferred method of study or not, there are some things you can do to [...]

Ten Tips for Stellar Online Learning2020-04-03T11:52:44-06:00

Top 5 Social Distancing Activities

2020-03-23T09:44:35-06:00

Staying home is a bit of a drag, but there are so many things you can do to fill your time that you may not have had time to do a couple of weeks ago. Pick up a good book. Grab something you've put off reading, or download something to your device. Learn a new [...]

Top 5 Social Distancing Activities2020-03-23T09:44:35-06:00

Update – SafeGen & COVID-19

2020-03-18T08:28:46-06:00

We just want to reassure all of you that although we are practicing social distancing, our courses are still online for students to complete at their own pace. The courses are free and worth one credit each when passed, which makes them a great option to pass the time at home! If you have a [...]

Update – SafeGen & COVID-192020-03-18T08:28:46-06:00

How to Avoid Respiratory Viruses (Infographic)

2020-03-18T08:33:46-06:00

With Corona virus (COVID-19) becoming a pandemic, we just wanted to take minute to remind everyone that viruses are avoidable. Let's review the best ways to keep from catching it, and how to keep others healthy too! For more information on Coronavirus click here.  

How to Avoid Respiratory Viruses (Infographic)2020-03-18T08:33:46-06:00

Job Safety Skills Society is now…

2020-02-06T12:01:57-07:00

For 25 years, the Job Safety Skills Society has been helping educate and empower Alberta youth ages 15-24 years with our free, accredited JobSafe Program. We wanted to do something special for our anniversary this year, and decided that a new brand would be a great way to celebrate. We are now SafeGen: Next generation [...]

Job Safety Skills Society is now…2020-02-06T12:01:57-07:00

Five Tips for Working in Cold Weather

2020-01-10T11:08:44-07:00

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 [...]

Five Tips for Working in Cold Weather2020-01-10T11:08:44-07:00

Happy Holidays from JSSS

2019-12-17T08:45:40-07:00

The end of the year is here and we have a lot of exciting news! Our gift to you: the updated HCS 3010 Manual The newest version of the HCS 3010: Workplace Safety Practices Instructor Manual is hot off the presses! The manual has been revised to include new and updated content, activities, video links, [...]

Happy Holidays from JSSS2019-12-17T08:45:40-07:00

Safety Tips for Santa

2019-12-12T14:26:09-07:00

It doesn't matter who you are, or where you work, safety is always important. Happy holidays from JSSS!

Safety Tips for Santa2019-12-12T14:26:09-07:00

“Put your jacket on!”, Don’t break your neck!”, and Other Winter Safety Tips for Teens

2019-12-05T11:45:43-07:00

If you’re a teenager living in Alberta, chances are you have been recruited by your guardians to do some extra outdoor winter chores. Once the weather turns you might actually miss mowing the lawn. Living in a harsh climate means that we need to prepare ourselves for cold, ice and snow – not only living [...]

“Put your jacket on!”, Don’t break your neck!”, and Other Winter Safety Tips for Teens2019-12-05T11:45:43-07:00

What Would You Do?

2019-12-03T12:39:01-07:00

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? [...]

What Would You Do?2019-12-03T12:39:01-07:00

Job Hazards: Restaurant (Infographic)

2019-10-23T12:04:24-06:00

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.

Job Hazards: Restaurant (Infographic)2019-10-23T12:04:24-06:00

Ten Tips to Support a Mentally Healthy Workplace

2019-10-10T12:24:45-06:00

October is Healthy Workplace Month and it’s a great time for employers to do a review of their mental health policies. Does the workplace encourage both physically and mentally healthy employees? Not only will staff be happier if they are in such an environment, companies can avoid major costs from disability leave as well. Here [...]

Ten Tips to Support a Mentally Healthy Workplace2019-10-10T12:24:45-06:00
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