TORONTO – The Ontario Ministry of Labour will run a province-wide new and young worker inspection initiative from July 15 – August 30, 2019.
Be prepared for an inspection. Join WSPS and the Ministry of Labour for a complimentary awareness webinar to help workplaces get ready for the initiative, learn more about keeping new and young workers safe and get links to free resources. The webinar will include a Q&A period. Register today!
New & Young WorkerFacts:
According to the Ministry of Labour:
Workers new to a job are three times more likely to be injured during the first month on the job than more experienced workers.
Between 2011 and 2015, 33 young workers aged 15 to 24 died in work-related incidents, according to WSIB statistics.
In 2015, five young workers died.
Between 2011 and 2015, the WSIB approved 31,689 lost-time claims from young workers.