Health and safety

Clear Language Driver's Guide – Cars and light trucks (2013)

Prepared by Literacy Alberta and based on the province’s official driver’s guide, this guide has been written in clear language that is easy to understand.

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2014-04-10

Work Ability: Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace (2013)

This magazine is part of a campaign by the PEI Literacy Alliance to promote improving the essential skills of workers in Prince Edward Island.

It includes articles on the link between literacy and health and safety in the workplace; how a Charlottetown hotel is building a culture of learning in its workplace; myths and facts about literacy and essential skills (LES); and a who’s who of players in the province’s LES community.

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2013-08-08

Can workplace learning create healthier employees? (2006)

Lessons in Learning – March 31, 2006

This paper examines whether workplace wellness programs can actually improve employees’ health and wellbeing, while enhancing an organization’s bottom line. Specifically, the authors looked at innovative workplace health and safety practices in 12 Canadian firms, both large and small, in a variety of sectors.

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2013-03-22

Essential Skills as a Predictor of Safety Performance Among CPPI-certified Petroleum Professional Drivers in Alberta (2004)

Report on a Pilot Project

This report describes a pilot project undertaken by the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC) and the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute (CPPI) to determine whether there might be a correlation between the skill levels that professional petroleum drivers have in reading, document use, and numeracy, and the likelihood of having safety incidents.

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2012-11-16

Mixed Messages: How to choose among conflicting information to support healthy development in young children (2008)

Lessons in Learning – May 29, 2008

Today’s parents are faced with a bewildering amount of information on how to promote the health of their young children. Often, the messages they receive are contradictory, the authors of this paper point out. For instance, messages about safety may conflict with advice on promoting vigorous outdoor activity.

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2012-07-27

How to Prepare for an Emergency (2012)

An information brochure for adults with low English literacy

This is one in a series of easy-to-read booklets prepared by the Calgary-based Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova), an agency that helps people with disabilities as well as the community at large.

The authors define an emergency and provide examples of difference types of emergencies. They explain how to make an emergency plan; how to make an emergency kit; and what to do to make the home safer.

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2012-04-10

The bottom line, No. 15 (2002)

June 2002

The lead article in this issue describes a Calgary company’s initiatives to help employees whose first language is Vietnamese improve their command of English with the goal of making the workplace safer.

Another article describes Applications of Working and Learning (AWAL), a one-day professional development activity to help teachers show students how the curriculum they are learning in the classroom is used in the workplace.

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2011-07-05

Keeping Safe (2010)

This e-book is part of a series called Best of the Reader, which consists of stories from The Westcoast Reader, a newspaper for adults trying to improve their English reading skills.

Each story is accompanied by exercises to help learners improve both their reading skills and their grasp of English. The material can be used by a learner on his own or by a teacher in a classroom.

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2010-12-14

English-Language Training at Robinson Paperboard Packaging: Learning for Safety (2009)

Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Robinson Paperboard Packaging produces tubes, cans and boxes used in the cosmetics, confectionery and other industries. More than 90 per cent of its employees are recent immigrants from South Asia and Eastern Europe.

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2010-11-26

Omega 2000 Cribbing Inc.: Forming the Foundation of Safety (2009)

Based in Calgary, Alberta, Omega 2000 Cribbing Inc. builds foundations for houses. The company has a strong interest in workplace education, with training focused on three distinct areas: apprenticeship training for journeymen carpenters; health and safety specialization for company officers; and basic skills such as literacy and numeracy for those lacking a solid foundation in those areas.

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2010-11-26

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