Do you hire summer students? Young workers are an asset to your workplace ― coming in with enthusiasm, fresh eyes, and new ideas.
However, many young workers tend not to ask questions about their safety at work because they are eager to please, want to make a good impression and are afraid of losing their job. This hesitation can have serious consequences. New workers have five to seven times the risk of injury than other workers in the first four weeks of a new job.
As an employer, you can offer your summer students a good work experience while also protecting them from injury on the job.
Here's what to do
Employers must ensure that every new worker is provided with a safety and health orientation and is trained to protect themselves from hazards that they may encounter in the course of their duties.
Visit safemanitoba.com for more information on new/young worker safety.
Content provided by Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba, a partner in our Healthy Workplaces program.