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August 2022 Newsletter

2022-08-31T10:09:56-06:00

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.  

August 2022 Newsletter2022-08-31T10:09:56-06:00

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

Youth Day YEG – 2022

2022-07-22T14:21:20-06:00

Join SOS Safety Magazine, MetCredit, and 96.3 The Breeze for Youth Day Edmonton 2022 at Castle Downs Spray Park on Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 12PM - 11PM! #YouthDayYEG SafeGen will be onsite and ready to introduce you to the exciting world of workplace safety! Youth Day Edmonton is FREE, all-ages, and includes bouncy castles, [...]

Youth Day YEG – 20222022-07-22T14:21:20-06:00

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

June 2022 Newsletter

2022-06-16T10:44:58-06:00

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 newsletter for updates about where the SafeGen team will be this summer, and what we have in store for next [...]

June 2022 Newsletter2022-06-16T10:44:58-06:00

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

RSI Awareness Day 2022

2022-01-24T13:13:30-07:00

Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) can happen from even the simplest of daily tasks. RSIs are a type of Musculoskeletal injury (MSI), which are the most common injuries among Alberta's young workers. Continual repetition of gripping, holding, bending, twisting, clenching, and reaching at your place of work can result in painful and lifelong injuries. Today, take [...]

RSI Awareness Day 20222022-01-24T13:13:30-07:00

National Injury Prevention Day 2021

2021-06-17T10:41:56-06:00

July 5th is National Injury Prevention Day. Join us in promoting awarenesses about injury prevention, and why it's so important to be diligent in injury prevention. At SafeGen, we work to educate youth about workplace injury prevention, and the effects that even a seemingly small accident can have on your life. We encourage everyone to [...]

National Injury Prevention Day 20212021-06-17T10:41:56-06:00

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

World Health Day 2021

2021-03-25T11:35:46-06:00

This year's theme is "Building a fairer, healthier world". Not everyone has access to health and education services, and we want to help highlight this, and ensure that at least our young workers in Alberta, and all youth have the same access to workplace safety education to keep themselves healthy and safe. Let's band together [...]

World Health Day 20212021-03-25T11:35:46-06:00

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

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2021

2021-03-15T11:19:35-06:00

  Each year in Canada, more than 100 adults and children are killed in agricultural settings. Safety education and awareness is crucial on farms, and this week is a chance to learn more about keeping yourself and others safe in these situations. The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association offers free safety and health resources specific to [...]

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 20212021-03-15T11:19:35-06:00

Working Stronger 2021 – CMHA, Alberta Division

2021-02-19T10:36:46-07:00

"The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Alberta Division is hosting their virtual workplace mental health conference on March 9 & 10, 2021. Working Stronger is designed to help Alberta’s employers create and maintain mentally healthy workplaces despite the obstacles we’ve experienced in 2021." Healthy employees create resilient workplaces, which is why the CMHA, Alberta Division has [...]

Working Stronger 2021 – CMHA, Alberta Division2021-02-19T10:36:46-07:00

RSI Awareness Day 2021

2021-02-19T10:16:36-07:00

Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) can happen from even the simplest of daily tasks. RSIs are a type of Musculoskeletal injury (MSI), which are the most common injuries among Alberta's young workers. Continual repetition of gripping, holding, bending, twisting, clenching, and reaching at your place of work can result in painful and lifelong injuries. Today, take [...]

RSI Awareness Day 20212021-02-19T10:16:36-07:00

International Day of Education

2020-12-17T09:55:21-07:00

January 24, 2021 is the International Day of Education. Created by the United Nations, this day signifies the adoption of Article 26 in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to make primary education available to all. In 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child declared that countries must make higher education accessible to [...]

International Day of Education2020-12-17T09:55:21-07:00

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

Young Worker Safety Month

2020-07-29T11:01:49-06:00

Young Worker Safety Month is a partnership between SafeGen, HeadsUp, and CMHA, Alberta Division. We will chat about workplace safety with a focus on mental health, and run an Instagram contest for amazing prizes! Check back at the end of July to see all of the details and how you can enter to win.

Young Worker Safety Month2020-07-29T11:01:49-06:00

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

Virtual Safety Day 2020

2020-05-12T10:40:17-06:00

Join us as we celebrate a virtual safety day! The annual Community Safety Day usually takes place in Rocky Mountain House, but this year they organizers are bringing you all the safety knowledge and info virtually. The event will feature dozens of organizations (including SafeGen) and educational components, as well as videos and prizes! Safety [...]

Virtual Safety Day 20202020-05-12T10:40:17-06:00

Dig Safe Month 2020

2020-04-14T09:28:13-06:00

April is Dig Safe month - make sure you dig with C.A.R.E. Call or Click Before You Dig Allow required time for Marking (2–3 business days, possibly more at the current time) Respect the marks (Lines are marked by flags, paint or other markers) Excavate carefully (Hand dig to determine the exact location of underground utilities) [...]

Dig Safe Month 20202020-04-14T09:28:13-06:00

Alberta H&S Conference 2020

2019-12-12T11:17:08-07:00

February 6 & 7, 2020 Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel & Conference Centre Banff, AB Theme: Success through Adaptation Experience a wide variety of health and safety speakers and exhibitors at this year's health and safety conference. The full program guide is available on the conference website.

Alberta H&S Conference 20202019-12-12T11:17:08-07:00

World Teachers’ Day 2019

2019-08-21T12:38:52-06:00

Where would we be without teachers? They make a vital contribution not only to education, but to society. Today, celebrate the contributions of educators throughout Alberta, and the world! Spread the love: #bestWTDever        

World Teachers’ Day 20192019-08-21T12:38:52-06:00

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

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
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