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The following links list tools, publications, and other resources to help prevent young worker injuries and illnesses. These resources may not meet all the requirements for health and safety in British Columbia. Please check the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, and related materials for specific WorkSafeBC requirements.
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Additional information is available at the B.C. Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre.
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These amendments come into effect on July 26, 2007 and describe orientation and training requirements for young and new workers. Documents and links in this section will provide you with more information about the new Regulation, along with some useful tools to help your business implement the new Regulation.
Regulation Part 3
Guideline Part 3
Backgrounder for employers (PDF 141 KB)
Sample orientation checklist (PDF 39 KB) Also includes a "how to" section, and suggested additional topics to cover.
Sample orientation checklist A Word document you can easily adapt while creating a checklist specific to your worksite.
The Employers' Advisers Office is offering free seminars province-wide on the Young and New Worker Orientation and Training Regulation. To find out if there are any free seminars taking place in your area, please go to the Employers' Advisers Office Seminar Registration page and select Young/New Worker Orientation.
|Young Workers in Manufacturing (Video 6 min 39 s)
Michael Lovett lost his leg in a sawmill accident in 1999. He was just 18 years old. In this short video, Michael and a WorkSafeBC officer provide a perspective on what employers can - and should - do to prevent more tragedies like this.
In this new video, health and safety professionals, along with production managers, supervisors and staff from 13 different B.C. companies, share their experiences in orientation, training, and supervision of young workers.
Michael, Jennifer, John, and Nick all speak of losing their youth after suffering serious workplace accidents. Through dramatic recreations of these accidents and one-on-one discussions with the young people and their parents. Lost Youth tells four stories of lives forever altered.
This video is a documentary-drama that examines issues related to supervisor responsibility for workplace health and safety. The video graphically depicts the emotional, legal, and financial consequences of a fictionalized workplace accident that leads to the death of a young worker.
Young workers are often hard to reach, especially when it comes to workplace safety. Joe Who? is a valuable tool, giving young people a voice to speak to each other about the tragic consequences of workplace injuries, The play was written and performed by students from Matthew McNair Secondary School in Richmond. It offers a unique perspective on the challenges experienced by young workers in B.C.
Use this checklist when training young and new workers on health and safety in your workplace.
* PDF (299 KB)
All new workers need training in equipment use and safe work procedures. This pamphlet covers the basics in training new workers. Employer, supervisor, and worker responsibilities for developing and maintaining a safe workplace are outlined.
* PDF (120 KB)
* Print copies are available for purchase from the WorkSafeBC Store
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