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Young Workers Zone


As a teacher, you play an important role in developing awareness of workplace health and safety issues in young people.

I want to help, so where can I find reliable information? Are there any activities I can use to help educate my students?

As an educator of young people you are in a great position to spread the word...the word about the importance of workplace health & safety. Use the following resources to educate yourself and your students about their rights & responsibilities, hazards that apply to their particular job, questions they should ask, etc.


Health and Safety: Teaching Tools

Notes, activities, handouts, slides, tests and links to assist teachers

Stand Up 2 Bullying: Tips to help make your school safer, from the Canadian Red Cross.

What Laws Apply to You? – It all depends on your job's location and the nature of your work.

The Real World – It could happen to anyone. And unfortunately for these young workers it did.

Helping Hands – Volunteering? You face the same hazards as a paid employee.

Teachers...It's Your Responsibility – Exactly where do your responsibilities start and end?

Spread the Word – Posters, video clips, games and quizzes on workplace health & safety.

Looking for More? – Other reliable sources of health & safety info.

Digging Deeper – Need more information for a project or report? Dig Deeper into health & safety using these additional resources.

Now What? – Advice and direction on handling things that happen at work.

Rules to Work By – Eight basic rules to keep you safe and healthy on the job.

Initiatives & Programs – Engage young people's ideas and energy with these health & safety programs.

Kidz Korner – Material that promotes safe play and healthy lifestyle for the young ones.

Job Search – Agencies and centres that can help you find your first job or a new job.

Tips for Young Workers – Keeps these tips in mind to stay safe while on the job.

Employee Rights – Every worker in Canada has three rights. Do you know what they are?

Job Hazards – Descriptions and hazards of jobs commonly held by young people.

It's Your Job - Student Video Contest

Use your creativity to develop an original video that can be used in social media to illustrate the importance of working safely on the job.

Win Cash and Provincial and National Kudos
Scholarship Opportunity
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