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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

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 [...]

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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