New and Young Workers

Photos of young workers, supervisors, employers, and parents

First month on the job most dangerous

Workers at any age starting a new job, as well as young workers under age 24, are three times more likely to be injured during their first month at work. Successful businesses look at training new and young workers as an opportunity to instill a strong safety mindset. Good supervisors understand that a strong health and safety culture has a direct effect on the company’s reputation, morale, and overall productivity and revenue, so it’s crucial to provide good training, ongoing coaching and supervision to new and young workers -- you could be saving a life.

Guidelines 

New and young worker employer guide – Free download includes new worker orientation checklist
 
Health, Safety and Your Job – Orientation Booklet

Checklists

 
 
 
 
 

Training

 
 
 
Mandatory Awareness Training - Province of Ontario

Websites 

New and young workers - Ministry of Labour
 
 
Ontario Skills Passport - Ministry of Education
 

Mental Health

Bounceback Ontario - Free skill-building program
 
IncludeMe - Free workplace mental health app
 
StressAssess - Free app from Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers
 

Posters

New and young worker safety - Workplace Safety North
 
New worker safety in Canada infographic - Canadian Centre for Occcupational Health and Safety

Videos

New young worker industrial videos introduce health and safety topics - bilingual video series from Canadian Corrugated and Containboard Association
 
 
 

News