New and Young Workers

First month on the job most dangerous

Workers at any age starting a new job, as well as young workers under age 24, are three times more likely to be injured during their first month at work. Successful businesses look at training new and young workers as an opportunity to instill a strong safety mindset. Good supervisors understand that a strong health and safety culture has a direct effect on the company’s reputation, morale, and overall productivity and revenue. It’s crucial to provide good training, ongoing coaching and supervision to new and young workers -- you could be saving a life.


New and young worker employer guide – Free WSN download includes new worker orientation checklist
Health, Safety and Your Job – Orientation Booklet




Mandatory Awareness Training - Province of Ontario


New and young workers - Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Mental Health

Bounceback Ontario - Free skill-building program
IncludeMe - Free workplace mental health app
StressAssess - Free app from Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers


New and young worker safety - Workplace Safety North
New worker safety in Canada infographic - Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety


New young worker industrial videos introduce health and safety topics - bilingual video series from Canadian Corrugated and Containboard Association