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ACDS ACDS

Community Disability Services Staff Safety Toolkit
The entire purpose of this document is to build organizational capacity for service providers to enhance the skills, knowledge and safety of staff supporting individuals with developmental disabilities.

Alberta Labour Alberta Labour

How to Work Safely and Stay Healthy No Unsafe Lifts – The No Unsafe Lift Workbook is designed to provide a provincial framework for healthcare employers to develop and implement comprehensive musculoskeletal injury prevention program for their facilities.

American Red Cross American Red Cross

Being Prepared Means Planning Ahead Emergencies can happen at a moment's notice. Mobility problems and hearing, learning, or seeing disabilities can add complication. It is important to plan ahead so you are better prepared for any urgent situation. Our booklet Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs gives tips on getting informed, making a plan, assembling a kit, and keeping your plans up to date. These tips provide people with disabilities and their caregivers with guidance in managing communications, equipment, pets and home hazards. The materials were co-authored by the American Red Cross and Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is a Canadian federal government agency based in Hamilton, Ontario, which serves to support the vision of eliminating all Canadian work-related illnesses and injuries.

Health and Safety for Managers and Supervisors (E-course) Managers and supervisors have the front-line responsibility to protect workers and keep the workplace safe. In this online course, learn how to recognize hazards and take effective preventive actions to prevent injuries and foster a safety culture at your workplace

Centre for Research on Work Disability Centre for Research on Work Disability

Leaving Some Behind: What Happens When Workers Get Sick
IRPP report on the income and employment challenges experienced by Canadians living with illness

City of Edmonton Employee - Measuring Up Edmonton Toolkit. City of Edmonton Employee - Measuring Up Edmonton Toolkit.

Measuring Up Edmonton Toolkit. The purpose of the toolkit is to help with assessing and improving accessibility and inclusion in any environment. The information collected in the toolkit is for personal use to identify areas of potential improvement, or highlight existing efforts to be barrier free. The toolkit helps to raise awareness of universal design and enforce its affect on how we work, play and live

Disability Safe Disability Safe

Hazards and Risks
There are a range of known hazards within the disability services sector which may impose a risk to employees and clients alike.  To reduce the risk of injury employers are required to implement risk assessment and control systems within their workplace.  There are a range of known control strategies for each of the hazards listed in the menu

Parachute Canada Parachute Canada

Parachute is a national, charitable organization, that wants to bring attention to the issue of preventable injury and to help Canadians reduce their risks of injury and enjoy long lives lived to the fullest. This site is packed full of great resources and research related to injury prevention!

Parachute Initiative Gives You Online Access!Parachute currently offers e-learning in two areas. Concussion learning is available for athletes, parents and educators to understand how to prevent, recognize and manage concussions. Workplace safety learning is available through Passport to Safety  an online national safety test, certification and transcript program for workers. Those who complete a test receive a 'certificate' or 'passport' which acknowledges and verifies the student’s basic level of workplace health and safety knowledge.

Economic Burden of Injury reports Canada Released in August 2009, The Economic Burden of Injury in Canada updates and builds on the original 1998 report, outlining the enormous costs of both intentional and unintentional injuries and breaking the data down by province as well as nationally. The study revealed that injury costs Canadians $19.8 billion annually – more than $600 for each man, woman and child in the country. In fact, injury – from falls, traffic, drowning, suicide, violence and other means – remains the leading cause of death for Canadians aged one to 44, taking the lives of 13,667 people in 2004.

Safety Awakenings Safety Awakenings

Safety videos
Can be used for new hire safety orientation and for regularly scheduled employee safety meetings.1,000 free downloadable workplace safety and health (OSHA) videos

West Bend West Bend

Safety Tip Library
These safety tips have been developed for non-profit and community organizations to ensure that these injuries are prevented in the future.
Occupational Violence Prevention
Preventing Pinkeye Outbreaks
Proper Blood Clean Up
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning