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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…

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

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…2020-02-06T12:01:57-06:00

Five Tips for Working in Cold Weather

2020-01-10T11:08:44-06:00

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 Weather2020-01-10T11:08:44-06:00

Happy Holidays from JSSS

2019-12-17T08:45:40-06:00

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 JSSS2019-12-17T08:45:40-06:00

Safety Tips for Santa

2019-12-12T14:26:09-06:00

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

Safety Tips for Santa2019-12-12T14:26:09-06:00

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

2019-12-05T11:45:43-06:00

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 Teens2019-12-05T11:45:43-06:00

What Would You Do?

2019-12-03T12:39:01-06:00

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?2019-12-03T12:39:01-06:00

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

7 Tips to Prepare Your Teen for their First Job

2019-09-24T13:50:22-06:00

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 [...]

7 Tips to Prepare Your Teen for their First Job2019-09-24T13:50:22-06:00

Fall 2019 JobSafe Newsletter

2019-09-17T09:16:14-06:00

In this edition of JobSafe News: Oldest courses being decommissioned, info on staying stress free this school year, and the announcement of our 1st annual Youth Workplace Safety Video Contest! Read our full newsletter here.

Fall 2019 JobSafe Newsletter2019-09-17T09:16:14-06:00

Youth Employment Facts

2019-09-16T08:51:58-06:00

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.

Youth Employment Facts2019-09-16T08:51:58-06:00

August 29, 2019: LMS System Down for Maintenance

2019-08-29T11:58:16-06:00

⚠️ Attention teachers and students: The company that hosts our learning management system is doing system maintenance today. Please try logging in later today or tomorrow morning. Thanks for your patience, and sorry for the inconvenience! Please email us at info@jsss.ca with any questions/concerns.

August 29, 2019: LMS System Down for Maintenance2019-08-29T11:58:16-06:00

Back to High School: Get to School Safely

2019-08-22T11:09:47-06:00

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 [...]

Back to High School: Get to School Safely2019-08-22T11:09:47-06:00

Electrical Safety: Don’t get zapped outside!

2019-07-25T10:29:27-06:00

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 [...]

Electrical Safety: Don’t get zapped outside!2019-07-25T10:29:27-06:00

Ladder Safety Infographic

2019-05-28T12:08:21-06:00

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 [...]

Ladder Safety Infographic2019-05-28T12:08:21-06:00

8 Strategies for Positive Mental Health

2019-05-06T13:21:30-06:00

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 [...]

8 Strategies for Positive Mental Health2019-05-06T13:21:30-06:00

Spring 2019 JobSafe Newsletter

2019-04-18T08:50:08-06:00

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.

Spring 2019 JobSafe Newsletter2019-04-18T08:50:08-06:00

Youth Employment FAQs

2019-04-12T08:50:11-06:00

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: [...]

Youth Employment FAQs2019-04-12T08:50:11-06:00

Why it’s dangerous to be overtired at work

2019-03-14T09:18:13-06:00

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 [...]

Why it’s dangerous to be overtired at work2019-03-14T09:18:13-06:00

Preventing Repetitive Strain Injuries

2019-02-28T16:27:35-06:00

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 [...]

Preventing Repetitive Strain Injuries2019-02-28T16:27:35-06:00

JobSafe Newsletter – 2018 in Review

2019-02-21T16:20:53-06:00

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.

JobSafe Newsletter – 2018 in Review2019-02-21T16:20:53-06:00

Bullying in the Workplace

2019-01-28T21:16:12-06:00

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 [...]

Bullying in the Workplace2019-01-28T21:16:12-06:00

Flu Prevention at Work

2019-01-14T18:09:57-06:00

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 [...]

Flu Prevention at Work2019-01-14T18:09:57-06:00

May 2018 JobSafe Newsletter

2018-05-24T19:30:29-06:00

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.

May 2018 JobSafe Newsletter2018-05-24T19:30:29-06:00

April 2018 JobSafe Newsletter

2018-04-23T21:12:47-06:00

Our April 2018 JobSafe Newsletter is now available. Peek inside to see what's in store with the Job Safety Skills Society this spring!

April 2018 JobSafe Newsletter2018-04-23T21:12:47-06:00

Call for Input: Changes to Alberta’s OHS Act

2018-03-26T20:42:21-06:00

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 [...]

Call for Input: Changes to Alberta’s OHS Act2018-03-26T20:42:21-06:00

March 2018 JobSafe Newsletter

2018-03-19T15:33:38-06:00

Our March 2018 JobSafe Newsletter is now available. This month, we celebrate Canadian Agriculture Safety Week, announce our call for volunteers for the 2018 JSSS casino, and more!

March 2018 JobSafe Newsletter2018-03-19T15:33:38-06:00

It’s Canadian Agriculture Safety Week!

2018-03-13T21:47:16-06:00

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 [...]

It’s Canadian Agriculture Safety Week!2018-03-13T21:47:16-06:00

2018 February JobSafe Newsletter

2018-03-05T20:19:09-06:00

The 2018 February JobSafe Newsletter is now available. View it here to learn what's new with us this month!

2018 February JobSafe Newsletter2018-03-05T20:19:09-06:00

2018 January JobSafe Newsletter

2018-02-27T17:08:43-06:00

The 2018 January JobSafe Newsletter is now available. View it here to learn what's in store for the New Year!

2018 January JobSafe Newsletter2018-02-27T17:08:43-06:00

Changes to Alberta’s Youth Employment Laws

2019-08-30T09:54:49-06:00

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 [...]

Changes to Alberta’s Youth Employment Laws2019-08-30T09:54:49-06:00

2017 December JobSafe Newsletter

2018-02-27T17:21:10-06:00

The 2017 December JobSafe Newsletter is now available. View it here for some holiday cheer and updates on our new Learning Management System (LMS)!

2017 December JobSafe Newsletter2018-02-27T17:21:10-06:00

Vote Now for Youth Innovation for Safety!

2017-10-16T14:28:16-06:00

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!   [...]

Vote Now for Youth Innovation for Safety!2017-10-16T14:28:16-06:00

Welcome to Our New Website!

2017-10-04T18:27:59-06:00

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 [...]

Welcome to Our New Website!2017-10-04T18:27:59-06:00