News Archive2020-04-21T13:14:05-06:00

News Archive

Joining forces to stand up for safety!

Since 1995 SafeGen, (formerly known as The Job Safety Skills Society of Alberta), has proudly provided workplace safety education to students, teachers, schools and many school districts throughout the province of Alberta. We have provided [...]

Hierarchy of Hazard Controls 

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 [...]

April 2023 Newsletter

Lock in a paid internship with CAREERS today: get more info on how to step into the career you've been thinking about. Also, Careers in Energy tells us all about what it's like to work [...]

Let’s talk about… Fire Safety on the Farm

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 [...]

February 2023 Newsletter

Celebrate Agriculture Safety Week and Day in March, and a big thank you to our supporters. Read the full newsletter.  

Thank you to our 2022 Supporters!

Thank You for the Support We are extremely fortunate to have the best supporters and partners! We are truly grateful for your support and hope to continue working with al of you in the future. [...]

Alberta Jobs and Economy Advocates for Youth Safety

From L-R: SafeGen Treasurer James Wilson, SafeGen Board of Directors Chair Bruce Wilkinson, and Jobs, Economy and Northern Development Minister Brian Jean. Educating youth about workplace health and safety is a critical endeavour [...]

December 2022 Newsletter

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

November 2022 Newsletter

Make every month healthy workplace month, and take a look at some of the most common hazards at a fast food restaurant. Read the full newsletter here.  

Typical Hazards in Fast Food Restaurants

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 [...]

August 2022 Newsletter

School is back in session - and we have a brand new course! Find out all about our new mental health course and what's on tap for SafeGen. Read the full newsletter here.  

How to be a better communicator

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 [...]

Young Worker Safety Month 2022

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 [...]

June 2022 Newsletter

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 [...]

Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

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; [...]

Electrical Safety Part Two: Don’t Get Zapped!

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 [...]

Animal Safety Basics

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 [...]

March 2022 Newsletter

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

How to Beat the “January Blues”

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. [...]

Thank you to our 2021 Supporters!

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 [...]

SafeGen December 2021 Newsletter

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 November 2021 Newsletter

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.

Six Tips for a Better Sleep (Infographic)

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 [...]

September 2021 Newsletter

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

June 2021 Newsletter

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

Hazards in Retail (Infographic)

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 [...]

Psychological Hazards in the Workplace (Infographic)

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 [...]

April 2021 Newsletter

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

Digging Safely, at Home and at Work

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 [...]

Join the SafeGen Board of Directors

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 [...]

Facts About MSIs (Infographic)

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 [...]

Top 10 Signs You are Stressed

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 [...]

Workplace Safety…at Home.

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 [...]

December 2020 News

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

Tips: Working in Cold Weather

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, [...]

September 2020 News

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.

New and Improved AGR 3000 Course

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 [...]

Back-to-School Strategies for September

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 [...]

LMS Maintenance

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

Fit for Work FAQs

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 [...]

Spring 2020 Newsletter

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 [...]

Working Outdoors- Summer Hazards

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 [...]

“I’m so stressed out!”

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 [...]

Safety & Health Week: At-home Activities

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 [...]

Farm Hazards (Infographic)

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.    

2019 Youth Workplace Safety Video Contest Winners

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 [...]

Ten Tips for Stellar Online Learning

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 [...]

Top 5 Social Distancing Activities

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. [...]

Update – SafeGen & COVID-19

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 [...]

How to Avoid Respiratory Viruses (Infographic)

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 [...]

Job Safety Skills Society is now…

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 [...]

Five Tips for Working in Cold Weather

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 [...]

Happy Holidays from JSSS

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 [...]

Safety Tips for Santa

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

What Would You Do?

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 [...]

Job Hazards: Restaurant (Infographic)

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!   [...]

Ten Tips to Support a Mentally Healthy Workplace

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 [...]

7 Tips to Prepare Your Teen for their First Job

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 [...]

Fall 2019 JobSafe Newsletter

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.

Youth Employment Facts

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 [...]

August 29, 2019: LMS System Down for Maintenance

⚠️ 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 [...]

Back to High School: Get to School Safely

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? [...]

Electrical Safety: Don’t get zapped outside!

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 [...]

Ladder Safety Infographic

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 [...]

8 Strategies for Positive Mental Health

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 [...]

Spring 2019 JobSafe Newsletter

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 [...]

Youth Employment FAQs

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 [...]

Why it’s dangerous to be overtired at work

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, [...]

Preventing Repetitive Strain Injuries

The last day of February marks 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 [...]

JobSafe Newsletter – 2018 in Review

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 [...]

Bullying in the Workplace

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 [...]

Flu Prevention at Work

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 [...]

May 2018 JobSafe Newsletter

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 [...]

April 2018 JobSafe Newsletter

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

Call for Input: Changes to Alberta’s OHS Act

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 [...]

March 2018 JobSafe Newsletter

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!

It’s Canadian Agriculture Safety Week!

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 [...]

Changes to Alberta’s Youth Employment Laws

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 [...]

2017 December JobSafe Newsletter

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

Vote Now for Youth Innovation for Safety!

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 [...]

Welcome to Our New Website!

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 [...]

Introducing the Job Safety Skills Society Team

2017 has been a year of big changes and new initiatives for the Job Safety Skills Society. One of the first orders of business was to add a few much-needed new additions to JSSS’ [...]

JSSS Office Closure Notice

Please be advised that the JSSS’ offices at 101 Airport Road NW, Edmonton, AB will be closed from Friday, July 21 to Monday, August 21. Regular summer business hours will resume on Monday, August 21 [...]

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