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2023 Youth Workplace Safety Video Contest Winners

2023-06-15T19:21:09-06:00

Our 2023 Youth Workplace Safety Video Contest was a huge success! We loved all of the videos and how each one had something unique to share. We would like to say thank you to the students who sacrificed their time and effort to make this contest a success! And a huge shout out to the [...]

2023 Youth Workplace Safety Video Contest Winners2023-06-15T19:21:09-06:00

Hierarchy of Hazard Controls 

2023-04-20T10:59:13-06:00

Educating yourself about safety and health on the worksite is the first step to keeping yourself and others safe. This critical education will help you empower yourself and learn to identify hazards. Then, using the hierarchy of controls, we need to figure out how to best assess the hazards around us. Let’s go through the [...]

Hierarchy of Hazard Controls 2023-04-20T10:59:13-06:00

Careers in Energy: Helping youth make informed decisions about their career paths

2023-04-11T13:42:47-06:00

and Careers in Energy is a trusted SafeGen partner, and we want to share what they're all about!  As a high school student, are you interested in finding a career that will help make a difference in the world? Do you want to be part of the solution to our planet’s energy challenges? Look no [...]

Careers in Energy: Helping youth make informed decisions about their career paths2023-04-11T13:42:47-06:00

Let’s talk about… Fire Safety on the Farm

2023-03-17T11:02:21-06:00

Fire safety education is critical when you are working in an agricultural setting. Farms are unique environments, which means they have their own unique hazards. Fire is a definite enemy on the farm – one that could change many people’s lives in an instant. It is very important to know what the fire hazards on [...]

Let’s talk about… Fire Safety on the Farm2023-03-17T11:02:21-06:00

New Worker Checklist: Questions to ask your boss

2023-01-12T09:04:00-07:00

Starting a new job (especially your first job) is exciting, and there is a lot of information for you to absorb. A new job also brings new workplace hazards that you may not be aware of. Young workers (ages 15-24) are among the most likely to get hurt on the job, and one of the [...]

New Worker Checklist: Questions to ask your boss2023-01-12T09:04:00-07:00

December 2022 Newsletter

2023-01-10T10:33:50-07:00

Stay informed about SafeGen, and remember to stay warm working outside! Read the full newsletter here.    

December 2022 Newsletter2023-01-10T10:33:50-07:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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