Iqaluit, NU (April 29, 2022) – The Workers’ Safety & Compensation Commission (WSCC) is pleased to mark Safety and Health Week 2022 by highlighting workplace safety for new and young workers.
Safety & Health Week is an event celebrated from May 1-7 across North America that highlights the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace and communities.
WSCC’s safety team will be visiting schools and employers across Nunavut and the Northwest Territories throughout the week to share information designed to prepare new and young workers to safely enter the workforce. WSCC will also be hosting industry-specific Zoom sessions for employers who frequently hire young workers.
“Workers under the age of 25 are often at a greater risk for workplace injuries. It is vital to make sure they have the basic knowledge they need to start their working lives safely,” said Debbie Molloy, WSCC President and CEO.
“Safety and Health Week is an excellent opportunity to highlight WSCC’s young worker safety resources that make up our Young Workers’ Program. Resources like our Young and New Worker Safety Orientation Guide, and our Ready to Work Checklist for Young Workers offer essential safety information for both young workers and those who employ them. There is also useful material available to help parents, teachers, instructors and anyone working with youth to help them prepare for their first job”
To learn more about Safety and Health Week 2022 events and how you can participate, visit: https://www.wscc.nt.ca/occupational-health-safety/events/naosh-week.
Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Northwest Territories and Nunavut
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