OHS Canada Magazine

SAFESTART is Now an Alberta Education Authorized Resource for All Areas of Career and Technology Studies

April 2, 2009

Health & Safety

BELLEVILLE, ON Alberta teachers in Career and Technology Studies (CTS) can now access one of the world’s leading resources for safety awareness and skills training. SAFESTART has recently been recognized as an authorized resource for all areas of CTS in Alberta.

As quoted by the Alberta Education Authorized Resources Database, “The program aims to create a culture of safety awareness by changing personal behaviour and attitudes toward safety. The content focuses on four personal statesrushing, frustration, fatigue and complacencythat can cause or contribute to the following critical errors that increase the risk of injury: eyes not on task, mind not on task, line of fire and balance/traction/grip. This teacher resource series presents health and safety instruction through five modules that include content and occupational scenarios.”

Copies of the resource are available for review at the Alberta Education Library and the Alberta Regional Resource Centres, and more information is online at www.education.alberta.ca

Created in 1998 by Electrolab Training Systems, SafeStart has been implemented in 37 countries, 25 languages, more than 1,500 sites, 750 companies and has helped over one million people stay safe at work, at home and on the road.

Detailed information about SafeStart can be found at:


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