Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Symbol of the Government of Canada
Young Workers Zone

for Young Workers

As a young person entering the work force you probably have lots of questions about your first job.

How much will I get paid? Can I refuse unsafe work?

You've got a job. Or you're getting ready to join the work world. Either way, it's important to be prepared. Here's your health and safety checklist. Check out these resources so you can be ready for anything you may come across on the job.

Stand Up 2 Bullying : Information, video clips, quizzes and tips to empower you against bullying 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.

Be Prepared – Things you should know before you start your job.

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

Details, Details – All the fine print about hours, wages, vacation time, etc.

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.

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
OSH Answers - for all your workplace health and safety
Ask an OSH Expert. 1-800-668-4284. inquiries@ccohs.ca