Young workers

The winners of WorkSafeBC’s Student Safety video contest have been announced and they are all excellent.  Short, to the point and even fun.

My favourite was New Kid, Know Kid – the last second says it all.  Go here to see the whole list.

Young workers need special attention.  Why?  Because they are often very inexperienced and eager to please; supervisors assume they know more than they do and companies provide inadequate training – the result being this group suffers more injuries than average.

Many companies take on new young workers at this time of year, albeit sometimes just for a few months.

If you are employing young workers, please take care of them as if they were your own children.