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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 workers.


Saskatchewan Aligned Courses

The Safety in Schools SWIFT library features SK-aligned courses available to teachers and students in our province. Click here for Saskatchewan Curriculum Course Alignment! We have an exciting incentive from September – December 2022! Participate for your chance to win gift cards, here’s how: 

Teachers – Register your students for your chance to win a $100 Gift Card
Students – Master a course for your chance to win a $100 Gift Card
*Draw to be made in December – the more courses you take, the more chances you have to win! 

Below is a list of the offered courses:

Your Mental Health & Well-Being is available to students in any school in any province through the Safety in School’s online library. Mental health affects everything in a person’s life, including relationships, success in school, and even physical health. Anxiety, stress and change are a normal part of life that everyone faces, but how individuals deal with them can greatly impact mental health. This course is an excellent addition to Saskatchewan’s Health and Wellness Education curricula! 

This one-hour course is designed to help students develop mental health coping skills.

Upon completion of this online course, students should be able to:

  • Understand and define mental healthmental illness, and anxiety;
  • Describe some of the common causes and symptoms of anxiety;
  • Analyze and establish effective strategies for dealing with stress, anxiety and change and for helping others manage stress, anxiety and change;
  • Understand the benefits of helping themselves and others manage stress, anxiety and change; and,
  • Understand when and how to seek support for their mental health.

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) has aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling 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.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Determine your responsibilities and the responsibilities of your Employer and your Suppliers
  • Protect yourself from Hazardous Materials by being able to identify and interpret Supplier Labels
  • Distinguish between the need for and use of Supplier and Workplace Labels
  • Describe the purpose of Safety Data Sheets and be able to use them accordingly, and Identify the appropriate PPE by reading a Label or SDS

Knowing the hazards 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. This course has been designed to help you meet all regulatory and government requirements.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the responsibilities and importance of recognizing hazards
  • Define the methods, risks, and controls associated with hazard recognition
  • List the various physical, chemical, biological, psychological, and safety hazards and
  • Describe the process and steps of hazard evaluation

 

 

This course has been designed for anyone – parents, teachers and youth alike and uses the term “online mistreatment” when referring to “cyberbullying.” Online peer mistreatment is something we cannot eradicate, we can assist the one being hurt, we can help prevent it, we can reduce the harm and hopefully, we can reduce the number of students doing the harm.

We are all, young and old, navigating a new digital culture. It is our social responsibility to understand, take ownership and personal responsibility for ourselves and those around us so that we can all stay safe. We can mitigate the risks by making responsible and ethical decisions in the online world by developing a strong sense of “digital citizenship”.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize cyberbullying and online mistreatment
  • Identify a cyberbully, what they do and who they affect
  • Apply effective strategies to prevent mistreatment
  • Help reduce the harm
  • Develop a strong sense of digital citizenship and
  • Build resiliency for all

Managers, supervisors, and workers are all responsible for selecting and using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Legislative requirements and standards provide the framework for manufacturing and selecting PPE for different tasks and work environments. Following this regulatory framework will put you and others in situations where the equipment used provides the protection required for the job.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the major classes of PPE at the worksite and the main components of each
  • Understand your responsibilities regarding the selection and use of PPE
  • Identify and describe the most common PPE items that are required as part of a corporate health and safety program
  • Describe the inspection, care, and maintenance requirements of the equipment
  • Identify the importance of PPE
  • Identify the importance of appropriate eye, ear, head, foot, and hand protection
  • Define why appropriate PPE is imperative in a variety of situations
  • Describe the specific uses of PPE

SWIFT Learning developed this important course working closely with industry expert Stan Davis. Stan has worked as a social worker, child and family therapist, and trained Child Protective Workers. 

Earlier research on interventions focused on a distinction between bullying and peer conflict. Most definitions of bullying focus on the aggressor’s intent to harm, on repetition, and on a difference in the status of power between the two parties. Many people in this field now question whether we can ever tell what someone intends or whether we can be sure there is a power differential. More importantly, we know that harm can be done even if no harm is intended – or that harm can be done by people of equal status to us. Thus, in this course, we will focus on actions by peers which have the potential to do harm rather than just on “bullying” behaviors. We will call those actions: “Peer Mistreatments.”

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Strengthen positive, inclusive school environment
  • Use effective strategies to reduce mistreatment and increase helpful behaviors
  • Build resiliency for all
  • Support youth who are mistreated
  • Support positive actions by peers

The risk of fire is one of the greatest threats to health, safety, property, and the delivery of services. Fire prevention and protection programs promote an approach to fire safety and prevention that includes responsibilities for all employees regarding reducing fire hazards at their workplace. 

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the legislative guidelines related to fire prevention and protection
  • Describe the responsibilities of workers, supervisors, and managers related to fire prevention and protection
  • Identify the elements that can cause a fire
  • Classify fires and proper fire extinguisher use
  • List the basic elements of fire detection
  • Describe proper safety techniques for dealing with a fire
  • Identify the process for fire emergency response planning
  • Identify the elements of a fire prevention program
  • Describe how to safely evacuate a burning building
  • List the factors that contribute to the effective use of fire extinguishers
  • Describe how to safely evacuate a burning building

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. 

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the elements of cold stress
  • Recognize the hazards and health risks associated with working in cold environments
  • Understand wind chill factors and how cold stress may be measured in the workplace
  • List the symptoms and treatment for different types of cold stress
  • Identify human, medical, and job risk factors associated with cold stress management
  • Describe the body’s common reactions to cold stress
  • Understand simple strategies for controlling exposure to cold stress
  • List the exposure limits for work in cold environments

Ladders are used in a wide variety of tasks both at the work site and at home. There are many ladders, and this course will focus on those most utilized at work. It is easy to forget that there can be real and significant hazards associated with ladder use therefore, it is important that all workers and employers understand what those hazards are and how to avoid them. Safe work practices will be presented in this course that you can use to control the hazards associated with ladder use. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the legislative requirements surrounding ladder use and safety
  • Describe general rules for safe ladder use
  • Identify the different types of ladders
  • Describe safe work practices for the different types of ladders you will encounter


The provincial and federal governments have many rules that must be followed in the workplace before you start working, while you are on the job and when you leave your employer. You will find answers to questions about your employment responsibilities and entitlements on the job, including regulations for employment standards such as wages, termination and vacation pay, legislation on human rights and workplace health and safety, and privacy information.

This course is for workers who want to know more about employment rules in the workplace. It discusses legislation covering workers, their rights and responsibilities, and leaving the job temporarily or permanently.

Upon completion of this course, you will have a better understanding of:

  • Health and safety on the job
  • Human rights
  • Pay and deductions
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Leave, vacations and holidays
  • Pay records and earnings statement
  • Rest and break periods while working


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 101: Informational Webinar

This informational webinar provides a detailed overview of Safety in Schools and how to navigate the teacher dashboard. Join our safety advisors to learn more about the Safety in Schools organization and what our partnership with them means for Saskatchewan students! 


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