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Support New and/or Young Workers

There are many benefits to opening your door to new or young workers.  Whether you’ve  just hired new and/or young workers starting out in their first jobs or you’re taking on summer students, think about what you can do to create a healthy work environment for them.

To get started, consider visiting the Ministry of Labour webpage about young workers.  It’s  filled with information for young workers and their employers.

The Public Services Health and Safety Association has resources too that focus on protecting young and vulnerable workers.

And since we’re heading into summer (eventually!), the Institute for Work and Health published a report in 2013 showing that young and new workers are most affected by heat stress.  In preparation for the summer months, consider what you might be able to do to reduce the risk of heat stress.

Source:  Peterborough County-City Health Unit

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