Students particularly at risk of getting injured in workplace
Today, employers across the country welcome Grade 9 students into their workplaces as part of Take Our Kids to Work Day, and safety must be a priority, according to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
"Take Our Kids to Work Day is an exciting opportunity for students to explore future career opportunities available to them. For employers, this day comes with a responsibility to not only teach the importance of workplace safety but to ensure these students have a safe and rewarding experience,” said CCOHS president and CEO, Anne Tennier.
CCOHS says students are particularly at risk of getting injured in the workplace, often due to the fact that they lack relevant training and experience or do no fully understand the hazards.
Employers should take the time to hold a workplace orientation on health and safety with the visiting students.
Each year an estimated 200,000 students participate in Take Our Kids to Work Day across Canada. The event was launched in 1994.