New and young workers - health and safety resources

Topic: 
Young Workers
Supervision
Orientation
Musculoskeletal
General Safety
Language: 
English

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

New and young worker health and safety - employer checklist

New and young worker health and safety - supervisor checklist

New and young worker health and safety - parent-guardian checklist

New and young worker health and safety - worker checklist

Orientation checklist for new and young workers

Ministry of Labour Health and Safety Checklist

TRAINING

New and Young Worker Safety Workshops

Mandatory Awareness Training - Province of Ontario

WEBSITES 

New and young workers - Ministry of Labour

New and Young Workers - CCOHS

Ontario Skills Passport - Ministry of Education

My Safe Work

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

Will you think of Dave? - WSN video

Young worker health and safety videos - WSN YouTube channel

Student video contest winners - CCOHS

NEWS

Recent articles regarding new and young workers