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Young worker safety focus of new blog

Facts and tools to help caregivers prepare teens to safely enter the workforce

Watching your child head off to work can be exciting. It can also be scary. And with good reason.

Young workers aged 15 to 24 are at an increased risk of getting hurt on the job.

In 2022 alone, close to 35,000 were injured at work (Workplace Safety and Insurance Board) and 13 died on the job (Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada, National Work Injury/Disease Statistics Program).

In addition, they’re at a greater risk of having their employment rights violated, are more likely to feel pressure to perform, are reluctant to ask questions and fearful of raising concerns.

But it isn’t all bad news. With the right knowledge, teens can enter the workforce and take on new responsibilities safely.

And you can play a big part in making this happen.

First Job, Safe Job

Introducing First Job, Safe Job – a new blog designed to support parents and caregivers in their quest to keep the young workers in their lives safe on the job.

With a focus on making safety relevant, relatable, and interesting, First Job, Safe Job provides health and safety information and practical advice, along with creative ways to pass on these important messages.

Learn more.

Published February 13, 2024

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