Northwest Territories Launches New Youth Safety Leadership Program

The program includes e-learning modules focused on safety training, peer collaboration and leadership skills. Participants will take part in volunteer projects in their home communities and work with local safety managers and business mentors.

“This is a great first step for anyone looking to explore a career in security or for those simply working to secure a safer future in any industry,” Chinna said.

In 2021, WorkSafeBC accepted 7,125 workplace injury claims from young workers. In April, British Columbia identified construction, forestry, food processing, oil/gas and electricity, and asbestos abatement, among others, as having hazardous work regulations for young people. . The province has also proposed a framework that outlines the types of jobs that could be defined as dangerous and unsuitable for young workers, and is interested in hearing feedback from stakeholders.

Before the end of April, the WSCC of the Northwest Territories launched an online Young Worker Safety Certificate course, designed to prepare new and young workers to safely enter the labor market. work.

In May, the WSCC visited schools and employers in the Northwest Territories throughout the week to share the lesson. He also hosted industry-specific Zoom sessions for employers who frequently hire younger workers.

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