Safe Choice Safety

Safety Programs Atlantic Canada

October 2013

Posted on Oct 1, 2013

October Programs

Our youth program offerings are in full swing for the 2013-2014 school year. We also have programs taking place in organizations across Nova Scotia.

Visit our Upcoming Programs section to find a program coming soon near you, or Contact Us to organize a program for your school, group or organization.

What’s New?

October 2013 is a big month for SafeChoice!

As promised in our September e-Newsletter, we are very pleased to launch a fresh new look to our logo and website along with new online registration and payment options for all our course offerings. We would like to thank the team at Marketing Integrity for all their help and support in this endeavour.

To help balance the demand for our in-school program offerings in particular, SafeChoice has hired several new trainers within the Halifax Regional Municipality. We are also very pleased to welcome Sharon Murphy to the team as our new program coordinator. Sharon is a paramedic who just moved back to Nova Scotia from Ireland to pursue a career in the health and safety field. Welcome, Sharon!

On the Horizon

In addition to preparing to expand our most popular Youth Programs into New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island, SafeChoice will also begin hosting online safety training in January 2014. Program offerings will include, but not limited to, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS), Canada Labour Code Part II, Lock-Out Tag-Out, and Fall Protection.

Safety Minute

It’s almost time for ghosts and goblins everywhere to scare up some treats! The real trick is to stay safe while still enjoying all the things that make Halloween so much fun. Things like candles, creative costumes, and the dark itself are what give Halloween its spooky appeal. Here are just a few things you can do to keep the creep while staying safe this year:

  • Avoid any type of flame by substituting candles with glow sticks or battery powered candles. Wigs and costumes are highly flammable and both of these options are perfect for illuminating Jack-O-Lanterns.
  • Prepare for the dark with lighter coloured clothing and reflective surfaces. What better way to decorate a cape, than with magical glowing tape.
  • A flashlight can be a perfect costume accessory, like a protective light saber, and makes night-time travelling safer. It also helps you spot a ghost or goblin trying to catch you off guard!

Happy Halloween!

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