October 27, 2015 – Hamilton, ON – Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
On November 4, 2015, grade nine students (Senior 1 in Manitoba and Secondary III in Quebec) across Canada will visit the workplace of a parent, relative or friend as part of the Learning Partnership’s national Take Our Kids to Work™ day.
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) reminds all organizations involved to make safety a priority on this day and to take extra care to protect the visiting students from any hazards that may be present in the workplace.
In preparation for Take Our Kids to Work™ day, CCOHS recommends employers take the time to hold a workplace orientation with the students that focuses on health and safety issues relevant to that environment.
Free workplace health and safety resources are available on the CCOHS website to help workplaces promote safety to students and young workers alike.
- The New Worker Safety in Canada infographic outlines what employers can do, covers safety tips for workers and their three rights, and highlights the components of effective training methods.
- The free webinar, Ages and Stages: Working Safety and Well Together, outlines what organizations need to keep in mind when developing workplace health and safety orientation, health communication and related programs, so that everyone, at any age or stage, can stay safe and well and succeed at work.
- The New Worker Orientation Checklist offers workplaces a guide on how to provide training to workers.
- The Young Workers Zone is a website dedicated to providing free and easy access to a comprehensive collection of credible resources in Canada for keeping kids safe on the job.
- More information about the Take Our Kids to Work™ program can be found on The Learning Partnership website.