The Commission has developed promotional material to help young workers and their employers understand their roles and responsibilities when it comes to workplace safety. These materials are available free of charge.
The Commission also oversees the administration of Workplace Safety 3220, a course offered in many of the province’s high schools. Workplace Safety 3220, which was introduced in 1998, is a year-long course that covers a variety of topics, including:
- OH&S legislation;
- Workplace inspections;
- Accident/incident investigation; and
- Hazard recognition, evaluation and control.
The course also covers off-the-job safety situations, providing students with information on ATV and water safety, safety in the woods, drugs and sexual harassment.
The aim of the course is to encourage students to develop a positive attitude about their health and safety both on and off the job. When they enter the workforce, they should be motivated to practice and enforce safe work procedures and encourage others to do the same.
The Commission is available to provide presentations to young workers at schools or the workplace. Information booths can also be set up at young worker related conferences and job fairs.
For more information contact Prevention Services at 709-778-1552.
Youth Safety Awareness - As part of NAOSH (North American Occupational Safety and Health) Week, WHSCC invites all high school teachers throughout Newfoundland and Labrador to spend some time discussing young worker safety.
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Student Safety Video/Radio Contest