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Web site aims to educate young workers about dangers in the workplace
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/13/2003

G

etting young workers to care about health and safety can be one of the biggest hurdles in creating a healthy workplace. Summer students and young graduates are so nervous and excited about the first day on the job and earning a paycheque that health and safety concerns are often the furthest thing from their minds.

But a new Web site hopes to educate young workers about the dangers in every workplace, and what their rights and responsibilities are. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has worked with youth from across the country to build Job One (http://job-one.ccohs.ca), a site designed to attract youth and teach them about health and safety.