Safety In Schools

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Committed to the Safety of Young Workers

The Safety in Schools Foundation is a registered non-profit organization committed to providing young workers across Canada with the opportunity to learn the basics of workplace safety. Formed by industry to address the high rate of workplace injuries among workers between the ages of 15 and 24, Safety in Schools delivers free online, industry-recognized workplace safety courses to high school students at participating schools, along with support for teachers and school administrators. Our goal is to prepare every young person entering the workforce with the knowledge to recognize and avoid hazards, regardless of which career path they choose or the industry they work in.

Partnership

Service Hospitality in partnership with Safety in Schools began a pilot program, offering four Saskatchewan aligned courses through the Regina Catholic School Division that kicked off in the fall of 2017. Workplace safety training is essential for high school students before they enter the workforce, so they are aware of the hazards in the workplace and their basic rights as a worker.


Saskatchewan Aligned Courses

Now Available: Your Mental Health & Well-Being Online Course-Your Mental Health & Well-Being is available to students in any school in any province through the Safety in School’s online library. This course is an excellent addition to Saskatchewan’s Health and Wellness Education curricula! 


SWIFT library features 10 SK-aligned courses available to teachers and students in SK. Click here for Saskatchewan Curriculum Course Alignment! Below is a list of the offered courses:

  • Bear Safety Awareness – 1 hr online course If you are working in the North American wilderness, there is a possibility that you may encounter a bear. Seeing a bear in the wild can be exciting, but bears can be very dangerous if you do not know how to react. This course will help you learn about bears and how best to respect them in their natural habitat. This will help to ensure your safety as you work in bear country.
  • Cold Stress Awareness – 1 hr online course In many different industries there are jobs that are undertaken in cold environments, which can lead to frostbite, hypothermia, and even death. This course includes information on types of cold stress, symptoms, treatment, and controls and strategies for managing cold stress.
  • Fall Protection Equipment – 2 hr online course You are responsible for selecting and using Fall Protection Equipment (FPE) when it is required for your duties. This course will introduce you to FPE requirements and usage and, help you meet all regulatory and government requirements.
  • Hazard Recognition – 2 hr online course Knowing where the hazards are in your workplace is important to creating a safe environment. Recognizing hazards and how they can affect you, and others around you will help you to eliminate and/or control the risk of accidents in your workplace.
  • Heat Illness Awareness – 1 hr online course In many different industries there are jobs that have a risk of heat illness, which includes heat rash and more serious illness, such as heat stroke, that can result in death. This course includes information on types of heat illness, symptoms, treatment, and controls and strategies for managing heat stress.
  • Job Safety Analysis – 1 hr online course Employers are required to identify workplace hazards and protect their employees from harm. Furthermore, employees have the right to know about the hazards in their jobs and how to protect themselves. One way to accomplish this is to conduct a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) on any tasks that concern the safety of employees.
  • Personal Protective Equipment – 1 hr online course Managers, supervisors, and workers all have responsibilities with respect to the selection and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Legislative requirements and standards provide the framework for the manufacturing and selection of PPE for different tasks and work environments. By following this regulatory framework you will put yourself, and others, in situations in which the equipment used provides the protection required for the job.
  • WHMIS 1988 – 2015 (GHS) – 2 hr course The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) has aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) to reflect elements of a United Nations initiative. The updated WHMIS program is Canadian legislation that ensures all workers are informed about the chemicals and other hazardous materials they use or may be exposed to.
  • Wildlife Awareness – 3 hr online course If you are working in the North American wilderness there is a possibility that you may encounter wild animals, reptiles, insects, and plants. This course will teach you what you need to know to stay safe.
  • Workstation Ergonomics – 1 hr online course Ergonomics is the science of designing a workspace around the needs of the worker. Designing your workstation, and workflow, using ergonomic principles is essential to help prevent injury, improve productivity, and reduce stress.

If you are interested in implementing any of the Safety in Schools’ programs into your classroom or facility, you can register below: 

Click Here for the Administrative Guide for Teachers

*The Administrative Guide for Teachers provides step-by-step instructions with screenshots to help teachers navigate the Safety in Schools system.


Service Hospitality TV Presents: Back to School with Safety in Schools

Youth in Saskatchewan are getting hurt at work – if you’re an educator, YOU can make a difference! See what these Saskatchewan teachers had to say about their experience using the Safety in Schools Programming in our latest Service Hospitality TV video: 


Safety In Schools Newsletter

The Safety in Schools team publishes a newsletter four times a year – summer, fall, spring, and winter, to coincide with the academic calendar. Their newsletter is devoted to keeping their users and supporters informed of their activities, goals and successes and will also at times contain contests, testimonials and upcoming events.

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