Young workers, aged 15-24, bring energy and fresh ideas to a workplace but they are three to four times more likely to be hurt on the job within the first six months of employment than the average Canadian worker.* In addition to learning new job skills, young workers may:
Let's talk safety. Every day.
WorkSafeNB asks you to make safety part of everyday conversation. By encouraging daily discussion, you build a workplace where young workers feel comfortable asking questions and sharing safety concerns.
Young workers need your help.
You are legally obligated to provide training and orientation for new workers. For you, as an employer of young workers, it means understanding their particular needs, and providing the training, supervision and support that meets these needs.
The following resources will help:
WorkSafeNB Guide to OHS Legislation (app and website)
* Institute for Work and Health (Ontario)