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Typical Hazards in Fast Food Restaurants

2022-10-27T10:01:19-06:00

Fast food restaurants are a pretty usual first job. They offer short shift times, a fast-paced environment, and the chance to dive into a customer service position. But did you know that food service jobs are also high on the list for injuries and lost-time claims for young workers? Educating yourself about typical workplace hazards [...]

Typical Hazards in Fast Food Restaurants2022-10-27T10:01:19-06:00

SafeGen Releases New Online Youth Mental Health Course for the Workplace for Alberta Youth

2022-08-31T09:39:27-06:00

SafeGen has added a new course to complement our already popular JobSafe Program: Mental Health in the Workplace. The course will be offered online, throughout Alberta, at no cost. The purpose of SafeGen’s new course is for youth aged 15-24 to develop strategies for recognizing psychological risks and hazards, and to teach them to be [...]

SafeGen Releases New Online Youth Mental Health Course for the Workplace for Alberta Youth2022-08-31T09:39:27-06:00

How to be a better communicator

2022-08-08T14:24:51-06:00

Have you ever stopped to think about what kind of communicator you are? Or what qualities a good communicator has? Sometimes, we don’t think about how our messages are being perceived, or how to better get our point across, or even be involved in a productive conversation. But we are communicating with people on a [...]

How to be a better communicator2022-08-08T14:24:51-06:00

Young Worker Safety Month 2022

2022-08-02T12:54:40-06:00

Exploring Communications: Young Worker Safety Month The third annual Young Worker Safety Month (#YWSM2022) will is back with more health and safety tips, and another prize package for one lucky Alberta youth. SafeGen, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division (CMHA, Alberta Division) and HeadsUp Alberta (young worker safety awareness group), have again partnered to [...]

Young Worker Safety Month 20222022-08-02T12:54:40-06:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

Bullying in the Workplace

2019-01-28T21:16:12-07:00

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 Workplace2019-01-28T21:16:12-07:00
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