Asbestos presents a potential health hazard to workers at many work sites. It has been used in a variety of applications because of its strength and unique fire and chemical resistant properties.
Exposure to asbestos has been linked to serious health problems for many years. To ensure protection against exposure to asbestos, both workers and employers must be aware of its properties, how it affects the body and what special precautions are required when asbestos is present at the work site. Read the resource below for more information on asbestos. Inlcuding its properites, effects, controlling the exposure and employer and worker responsibilities.
This course replaces the former CPT; Computer Production Technology course.
A Kindersley Composite School Student recently won second place in the WorkSafe Saskatchewan 2012 Youth Video Contest. The contest is an initiative by WorkSafe Saskatchewan to raise awareness and knowledge among youth about workplace health and safety issues. Students from across Saskatchewan were invited to submit an original 3-minute video on workplace safety.
A WorkSafe Saskatchewan committee adjudicated nominations based on the students’ creativity and originality in story development, production value, video effects and the video’s overall workplace health and safety message.
Grade 12 student, Vanessa Klassen took second place with her video “Life is Not a Video Game”, that was submitted by teacher Lisa Padberg. As the second place winner she receives $700 and KCS will receive $1000.00. The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board will present the student and school prizes in June.
Saskatchewan statistics indicate that youth (aged 15-24) are 20 per cent to 30 per cent more likely to have an injury than workers of any other age are. WorkSafe Saskatchewan’s youth strategy is to educate and influence the health and safety beliefs and behaviours of youth to achieve a reduction in injuries.
2013 video contest information will be available in August.
For more information, visit: http://www.worksafesask.ca/
Welding can be a dangerous, life threatening, and dirty job, or a safe, rewarding, and well paying career. Whether one is learning to walk, ride a bicycle, play hockey, football, or just about any other activity you can think of, safety should be your first consideration, regardless of the task that one chooses to challenge. Unfortunately a lot of us humans tend to treat safety the way we treat the instruction manual that came with the new TV. We simply choose to ignore its existence until something goes wrong. The following tips represent some of the many safety recommendations that could save lives, including yours
Fire and explosion hazards in the use of oxygen. This leaflet provides information on the fire and explosion hazards in the use of oxygen. It is for anyone who uses oxygen gas in cylinders.
Manganism is a condition that occurs when someone has been exposed to toxic levels of manganese. Symptoms tend to mimic Parkinson's Disease and include gait disturbances, clumsiness, tremors, speech disturbances, and psychological disturbances. **Metal fume fever is a temporary condition caused by inhaling manganese fumes. Symptoms typically include chills, fever, upset stomach, vomiting, and dryness of the throat, cough, weakness, and achiness.
The 18-year-old critically injured in an explosion Thursday at an Ottawa high school has died from his injuries, CBC News has learned. The 18-year-old student critically injured in an explosion Thursday at an Ottawa high school has died from his injuries. CBC News has confirmed that Eric Leighton died Thursday evening in hospital, following an explosion during an auto shop class at Mother Teresa Catholic High School. Emergency crews were called to the scene at 10:40 a.m. Thursday morning after an empty 55 US gallon drum containing oil residue exploded in the school's auto shop class, according to a joint statement from Ottawa police, fire services and paramedics. Read attached article for more.
Auto Body is considered to be a "pure" course. When modules from different PAA courses are combined, a "survey' course is created.
The following link will get you to the Safetycare video website:
Note: Safetycare videos must be played on a Windows Media Player. For this reason they will not work on a MAC.
The Saskatchewan Green Certificate Farm Training Program is an apprenticeship-style, on-farm skill training program. The program provides a practical hands-on training curriculum for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the agricultural industry. Upon course completion, trainees are awarded a certificate of completion from the Ministry of Agriculture. For more information, criteria, how to apply and much more go to the following site: Saskatchewan – Green Certificate Farm Training Program
The following is a unit plan for Food Studies 7. It includes outcomes on the following:
- FS7.1 To apply independent learning skills in the preparation of nutritious foods
- FS7.2 To understand and practice safety in the preparation of and storage of food
- FS7.3 To apply independent learning skills for basic baking
- FS7.4 To apply independent learning skills for basic cooking
Rubrics, assessments and evaluation overview is also included in the unit plan.
Students entering grade seven will be required to take at least three Practical and Applied Arts (PAA) survey courses before completing grade nine:
- Only modules from PAA curricula can be used in PAA survey courses. Modules must be used from three different curricula.
- Appropriate safety concepts should be integrated throughout survey courses.
- Each course must be a minimum of 50 hours.
- Modules for suggested Middle Level courses are generally from introductory level modules, although intermediate modules may also be used, providing the prerequisites are met.
- Some modules should not be used in Middle Level survey courses for safety or reasons of developmental appropriateness.
The following is a unit plan for Life Transitions 7. The following outcomes are covered:
- LTR7.1 To develop an understanding of stress and how to manage it
- LTR7.2 To acquire and practice the skills needed to progress from dependence to independence and setting personal goals to create balance in their lives
Rubrics, assessments and overviews are also included with the unit plan.