Preparing for Take Our Kids to Work day 2015

Friday October 30, 2015
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Oct. 30, 2015 - Next Wednesday, Grade 9 students across Canada will visit the workplace of a parent, relative or friend as part of the Learning Partnership’s national Take Our Kids to Work day.

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) reminds all organizations involved to make safety a priority on this day and to take extra care to protect the visiting students from any hazards that may be present in the workplace.

In preparation for Take Our Kids to Work day, CCOHS recommends employers take the time to hold a workplace orientation with the students that focuses on health and safety issues relevant to that environment.

Free workplace health and safety resources are available on the CCOHS website to help workplaces promote safety to students and young workers alike, including:

• The New Worker Safety in Canada infographic that outlines what employers can do, covers safety tips for workers and their three rights, and highlights components for effective training,
• A free webinar, Ages and Stages: Working Safety and Well Together, outlines what organizations need to keep in mind when developing workplace health and safety orientation, health communication and related programs,
• The New Worker Orientation Checklist offers workplaces a guide on how to provide training to workers, and
• The Young Workers Zone is a website dedicated to a comprehensive collection of Canadian resources for keeping kids safe on the job.

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