Whether you are a young worker, a parent of a young worker, a teacher or an employer, everyone wants to make sure that youth entering the workforce remain safe while at work.
Because of their relative inexperience in the workplace, workers between the ages of 15 and 24 are at increased risk of getting hurt, sick, or killed on the job. We want to protect young workers by educating them on the rights they have and the questions they can ask to stay safe.
The WSIB offers a variety of programs and resources that are geared towards making young workers aware of their rights and responsibilities in making their workplace safe.
- 7 Things You’d Better Know to Work Smart, Work Safe ( 414.2kb, PDF)
Introduces our Young Worker Awareness program to young workers and outlines your workplace rights, responsibilities and hazard recognition.
Health and Safety 101 is an e-course developed by the WSIB for young workers 24 years old and younger.
- Passport to Safety
Show your employer you are safety smart. Participate in the Passport to Safety, a national young worker health and safety test that gives you a transcript to prove that you have a basic understanding of what you need to protect yourself on the job.
- Worksmart Ontario
The Ministry of Labour’s website for young workers.