Young Worker Resources

Please find below a list of resources for young workers. Young workers are at the front of the line when it comes to workplace vulnerability. One-third of workplace injuries reported are from young workers. To find out more about how you can request a workshop for your school or workplace for young workers, see Young Worker Awareness Program.

WorkSafe BC

Resource Information & Interactive feedback on Young Workers’ H&S Rights in BC

  • Emergency & Accident Reporting: 1-888-621-7233 (Free)
  • Prevention Information: 1-888-621-7233 (Free)
  • Emergency After Hours: 1-866-922-4357 (Free)
  • Prevention Information (Lower Mainland): 604-726-3100 (Free)

Provincial Legislation (Young or New Worker Training)

This legislations explains specific rights that young workers have under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Click below for more information.

Safe Work - Workers Compensation Board Manitoba

WBC Manitoba has many resources for young worker occupational health and safety. Check out their resources here.

Manitoba: 10 Questions to Ask Your Employer

WorkSafe Alberta - "Bloody Lucky"

Various videos from WorkSafe Alberta for young people:

ASSE Youth Worker Zombie Game

The new ASSE game is free and features the imaginary evil "BodgeDab" industries. Players find themselves helping their co-workers avoid becoming a "zombie" by finding tools and information from embedded professionals to stay safe on the job.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety - Young Worker Zone Game

Find resources and information from the Canadian OH&S Centre here.

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