Model Young Worker Safety Policy

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BENEFITS

Once again, it’s that time of year when many companies are adding “young workers”—that is, those 25 and under—to their staffs. Many studies have shown that workers who are new and/or young are especially vulnerable to injury on the job.  So it’s important that you pay special attention to this part of your workforce.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Adapt this model policy for your workplace, the OHS program and the OHS laws in your jurisdiction, including any special requirements for young and/or new workers. Train all employees, including workers, supervisors and management on the policy.

OTHER RESOURCES:

New & Young Worker Compliance Centre

Implement a Safety Mentor Program to Protect Vulnerable Workers

Model Mentor Program Policy

Model Mentor Program Evaluation Form

10 Questions New & Young Workers Need Answered (Not a Safety Smart subscriber? Sign up for a free trial.)