Are you in danger

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This year, thousands of youths across Canada will get jobs in small and medium-sized businesses, and at institutions such as hospitals and schools.

Some will be ambassadors for community festivals, while others will create Web pages for local businesses. Entrepreneurial youth will create their own jobs or will volunteer to help with hundreds of community projects.

It is important for young Canadians to be aware of health and safety issues in the workplace, especially as they begin their summer jobs. Both employers and employees have responsibilities when it comes to health and safety in the workplace.

Why is health and safety awareness important

Myths and realities


You have three fundamental rights

Employer and employee responsibilities

Employer responsibilities

Employee responsibilities

Observation, learning, and experience are key to recognizing potential safety hazards in the workplace!

For more information on health and safety in the workplace, visit the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) website.

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