On Wednesday September 30, 2015, Saskatchewan Association of Agricultural Societies and Exhibitions (SAASE), Moose Jaw Exhibition Company, Progressive Agriculture Foundation, Community Initiatives Fund (CIF), Ministry of Agricultural, SaskPower, Farm Credit Cooperation, and Prairie South Schools hosted a Safety Day at the Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds. We had 500 grade 7 and 8 students attend.
The day was designed for students to be exposed to safety hazards in which they may encounter in the work place and their daily lives. Students participated in 12 interactive stations. Thank you to:
Brian Swanson (Germs and Food Safe)
Roxy Johnston (Age 19 Challenge)
Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association
South Country Equipment
Barry Stewart ( Internet/Smart Phone Safety)
Moose Jaw Fire Department
Moose Jaw City Police
Clarke Baker, Shelia Bundus, and Linda Miller (Bus Safety)
Emergency Medical Services
Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board
Curtis Weber (http://www.curtisweber.ca/) provided a keynote talk highlighting his tragic, life-changing, and near fatal experience that occurred while working at the age of 17years. Curtis left the students and adults in the room with a message of knowing your rights as a worker:
The right to know the hazards at work and how to control them
The right to find and control workplace hazards
The right to refuse work, which you believe is unusually dangerous.
Eric Campbell, teacher at Sunningdale School, captured a sample of the day through his student’s eyes.