Engaging young workers in a safety culture

Young workers are among the most vulnerable – and handing them a safety orientation binder isn’t enough
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/02/2015

The statistics paint a pretty clear picture: Teenagers are twice as likely as older workers to be injured on the job, and workers in their first four weeks on the job are four times more likely to be injured, according to the Institute for Work and Health and the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

Young workers are the most vulnerable, said Jessica DiSabatino, vice-president at MySafeWork in Toronto.