New and Young Worker Tool Kit
A Guide for Employers

They can be young, they can be new to a particular job, or they can be seasonal workers hired during a peak period. Did you know workers new to a job are three times more likely to be injured during the first month on the job than more experienced workers?

To raise awareness and increase compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) will conduct a province-wide inspection initiative focusing on new and young workers from July 15 – August 30, 2019. To help you prepare, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) has created a free digital New and Young Worker Safety Tool Kit with resources to keep new and young workers safe.

What’s inside the Tool Kit:

  • WSPS & MOL New and Young Worker Webinar - video and slides (from May 31, 2019)
  • Job aids to help build awareness
  • Information sheets on orientation and training, and supervisor competencies
  • Awareness poster on young workers
  • Video on effective supervisors
  • Link to Bring Safety Home - This site provides free resources to help start the conversation with young people about the importance of safety in the workplace