fbpx

Fall Prevention Month 2021

2021-10-25T10:31:58-06:00

Slips, trips and falls are a major hazard in the workplace. Falls are one of the top three causes of injury in youth on the job. November is fall prevention month, and we want to remind all of you to identify common hazards at work, so you can avoid an incident or injury. Clean up [...]

Fall Prevention Month 20212021-10-25T10:31:58-06:00

Our newest partner in safety education: Christian Labour Association of Canada

2021-10-18T08:52:43-06:00

SafeGen is pleased to announce our partnership with The Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC). Our mission is educating and empowering youth so they can take responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others, in the workplace. Based on this principle, CLAC and SafeGen have some together to help guide and protect Alberta’s [...]

Our newest partner in safety education: Christian Labour Association of Canada2021-10-18T08:52:43-06:00

September 2021 Newsletter

2021-09-17T11:02:44-06:00

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

September 2021 Newsletter2021-09-17T11:02:44-06:00

Young Worker Safety Month 2021

2021-07-22T14:15:01-06:00

Young Worker Safety Month is back, and this year the theme is: Finding Your New Normal: Self-Care Tips for Young Workers The second annual Young Worker Safety Month (YWSM 2021) will be launched throughout Alberta this August. SafeGen (formerly Job Safety Skills Society) has again teamed up with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division [...]

Young Worker Safety Month 20212021-07-22T14:15:01-06:00

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

June 2021 Newsletter

2021-09-17T10:54:09-06:00

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

June 2021 Newsletter2021-09-17T10:54:09-06:00

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

Safety and Health Week 2021

2021-04-19T10:27:43-06:00

Safety and Health week is a time to celebrate workplace safety education and training, and renew your commitment to safety! What is one thing you could do as community member, employee or employer, to prevent injury and illness in the workplace and at home? Here are a few ideas: Sunday: Make sure your garage is [...]

Safety and Health Week 20212021-04-19T10:27:43-06:00

April 2021 Newsletter

2021-04-26T14:11:00-06:00

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

April 2021 Newsletter2021-04-26T14:11:00-06:00

Dig Safe Month – 2021

2021-03-25T11:36:32-06:00

April is Dig Safe Month! Safe digging practices are a must. Contact with underground lines or wires could cause major damage, and potentially, death. Since April is the start of the dig season, it's time to refresh your knowledge about how to stay safe as a worker, home owner, or contractor. The first step in [...]

Dig Safe Month – 20212021-03-25T11:36:32-06:00

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

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

December 2020 News

2020-12-14T09:34:44-07:00

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

December 2020 News2020-12-14T09:34:44-07:00

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

Day of Mourning 2020

2020-03-19T12:32:30-06:00

In 2019, there were 165 deaths in Alberta from workplace injury and illness. Annually on April 28 we remember those people and use their deaths as a reminder to commit to workplace safety awareness. Our thoughts are with those families and friends affected by these deaths. By working together with government, students, employers, educators and [...]

Day of Mourning 20202020-03-19T12:32:30-06:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preventing Repetitive Strain Injuries

2021-02-17T11:25:03-07:00

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 pain, not to mention disruptions in your everyday life. The good news is, they are easily avoidable if the proper [...]

Preventing Repetitive Strain Injuries2021-02-17T11:25:03-07:00

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
Go to Top