Young and New Workers
Young and new workers
Why specific requirements for young and new workers?
Young and new workers need special attention because they are at more risk of injury than their older or more experienced counterparts. The injury rate for young workers, especially young male workers, is much higher than that of the overall population
This is an excerpt from Part 3 of the Regulation, which deals with training and orientation for young and new workers.
YOUNG OR NEW WORKERS
Definitions 3.22 In sections 3.23 to 3.25: “new worker” means any worker who is
- new to the workplace,
- returning to a workplace where the hazards in that workplace have changed during the worker’s absence,
- affected by a change in the hazards of a workplace, or
- relocated to a new workplace if the hazards in that workplace are different from the hazards in the worker’s previous workplace;
“young worker” means any worker who is under 25 years of age.
Young or new worker orientation and training
3.23 (1) An employer must ensure that before a young or new worker begins work in a workplace, the young or new worker is given health and safety orientation and training specific to that young or new worker’s workplace.
Documentation 3.25 An employer must keep records of all orientation and training provided under sections 3.23 and 3.24.
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for supervisors, joint health and safety committee members, worker health and safety representatives, and business owners or operators who wish to improve health and safety knowledge in their workplace.
This 2.5 hour course qualifies for the Workers Compensation Act Section 135 training entitlement for joint health and safety committee members or work representatives.
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