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In addition to our extensive HSE library donated by SWIFT Learning, SiS has also developed many courses based on actual workplace accidents and deaths.  We work closely with the Alberta Government through their creative sentencing program and other stakeholders to develop courses designed to prevent similar tragedies from occurring again. 

We begin with gaining an understanding of the circumstances that led to the incident often speaking with the company that was responsible for the incident. This understanding allows us to develop a program that identifies what measures and actions could have been implemented to prevent a similar accident from happening again. 

 We often have an opportunity to speak directly with the victim. There are few things more impactful then hearing a workplace victim describe their accident and its lasting impact on them and their loved ones.  These are the “lucky ones” that lived to tell their story.

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Quality Content for Everyone

Since 2015, our Safety in Schools team has developed multiple courses in-house that complement our SWIFT Learning Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Library with experience-focused content.

We have now made some of this content more accessible to the public by making several of our custom courses available on our website without the need to log into an account.

Your Mental Health and Well-Being

Developed in partnership with Service Hospitality, 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 have a big impact on mental health.

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 health, mental 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.

Your Mental Health and Well-Being is an excellent addition to Saskatchewan’s Health Education and Wellness Education curricula.

This course was developed using the SWIFT Learning platform and can be found in our SWIFT library.

Heavy Machinery – It Always Wins

This 30-minute course introduces students to the dangers of working with or around heavy machinery.

Students taking this course will learn about the importance of conducting a proper Job Hazard Analysis, communicating effectively with Equipment Operators, and other important things to know in order to stay safe around this kind of equipment. Students are then taken through a series of case studies of real-life incidents in which people were severely injured or killed working with Heavy Machinery. Learning from the real-life experiences of others helps students to understand that safety is not just an abstract idea or a box to tick in the morning.

We recommend this course as an addition to your safety curriculum in high school shop classes, and to any student who is interested in or about to begin any job that involves working with or near heavy machinery.

This course was developed using the SWIFT Learning platform and can be found in our SWIFT library.

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Introduction to Automotive Shop Safety

This 30-minute course introduces students to the common hazards that they will encounter working in a retail or commercial automotive repair shop, common injuries sustained in this industry, and their shared responsibility with their employer when it comes to workplace safety.

Students are given examples of what a safe and responsible workplace looks like and the types of information that they should expect to be given during their training and orientation when beginning a new job at an automotive repair shop. The course utilizes a case study of a severe injury sustained by a 17-year-old worker in a retail automotive shop to drive home the importance of working safely and the consequences that can occur when you don’t.

We recommend this course as an addition to your safety curriculum in high school shop classes, and to any student who is interested in or about to begin any job that involves working in a retail or commercial automotive repair shop.

This course can also be accessed by creating a profile under the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) Learning Management System.

This course was developed using the SWIFT Learning platform and can be found in our SWIFT library.

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The Hole You Dig: Ground Disturbance Gone Wrong

This course was developed in partnership with the Alberta Common Ground Alliance.

After a brief introduction to ground disturbance and locates, this course focuses on the widespread impact that digging gone wrong can have on the surrounding community, residents, and businesses.

We recommend this course to any student who may take part in projects at home or at work which involve digging of any kind.

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That’s Got to Hurt! Lessons from the Workplace

This 30 minute course is the result of a series of contests that we ran throughout 2015 and 2016.

Students sent in essays and videos to us describing a workplace incident that they either witnessed or experienced and what they learned from that experience. This course is easily relatable to young workers, as it features the real-life experiences of people their own age in workplaces similar to their own.

We recommend this course as an addition to your CALM curriculum, and to any student who is about to begin working.

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Life Lessons – Learning the Hard Way

This 30-minute course was designed by your Safety in Schools team to give students a look into the real lives of people who have suffered workplace injuries and fatalities and their loved ones.

This course introduces students to some of their basic rights and responsibilities in the workplace and then takes them through three filmed interviews by two people who suffered severe workplace injuries as young workers, as well as one father who lost his son in a preventable falling incident at an Alberta worksite.

We recommend this course as an addition to your CALM curriculum, and to any student who is about to begin working.

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Digger’s Guide to Safe Bone Burying

This course was developed in partnership with the Alberta Common Ground Alliance and was our first foray into developing resources for elementary school aged children.

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of safe digging and the need to CALL or CLICK before you dig.

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Propane and Natural Gas Safety at Home

This 30-minute course teaches young people how to use, store and transport propane and natural gas safely. The course includes barbecue safety, transportation and storage, signs of carbon monoxide poisoning, the differences between propane and natural gas and more. The course also includes a look at some real-life incidents that have occurred when people did not take proper precautions.

This course was developed using the SWIFT Learning platform and can be found in our SWIFT library.

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Tragedy at the Quarry

This 50-minute course introduces students to common hazards, injuries and fatalities in the gravel crushing industry and how to mitigate those risks, with a significant focus on the importance of equipment guarding and training.

The course centres on the case study of a real-life fatality that serves as a tragic reminder of the severity of impact when something goes wrong in this kind of industry. In the course, students will see filmed interviews with the mother of a 15-year-old worker killed on an Alberta gravel crushing site as well as the owner of the company at which the fatality occurred.

This course was developed using the SWIFT Learning platform and can be found in our SWIFT library.

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The SiS Path to Success is Easy and it’s FREE!

Donate to SiS

No amount is too small to help us support young people to stay safe at work, school, home and at play!