Young Workers

Did you know that...

  • Workers with less experience are more likely to be injured than those with a year or more of experience?
  • Workers under the age of 25 are more likely to be injured on the job than older workers?

If you are a new and young worker, or an employer, supervisor, parent or educator of new and young workers, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) offers many resources designed specifically for you.

This section of the OHS website provides access to information specifically developed for new and young workers, as well as general health and safety information.

Workers

  • Bloodylucky
    Videos and information on reminding young working Albertans that injuries and fatalities can be only moments away.

  • High School Video Contest
    Students showcase their creativity through videos demonstrating safe work practices.

  • It’ll Never Happen to Me
    Learn from the tragedies of other young workers and find out if you are at risk at your job.

  • Other Helpful Resources
    Occupational health and safety publications, eLearning programs and website links.

  • Workers Rights and Responsibilities
    Information on your rights and how Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Employment Standards legislation affect you.

  • Workplace Hazards
    Information on how to identify hazards in your workplace.

Employers

  • Employer Responsibilities
    Information on Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Employment Standards legislation.

  • Injury Cost Calculator
    A valuable tool to help determine the costs of a workplace injury or illness.

  • Other Helpful Resources
    Many resources are available free of charge to assist you in keeping young workers healthy and safe, including the Work Safe Passport.

  • Tips for Employers and Supervisors
    Tip sheets on how to prevent injuries by creating a safe and healthy work environment for young workers.

Parents

  • Employment Standards
    Information on Alberta’s Employment Standards legislation.

  • Parents Speaking Out
    Videos and campaigns aimed at parents of new and young workers.

  • Tips for Parents
    Tip sheets on how to prevent injuries by creating a safe and healthy work environment for young workers.

Educators

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Modified: 2014-09-17
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Contact OHS

1-866-415-8690 (toll-free)
780-415-8690 (Edmonton)

TTY: 780-427-9999 (Edmonton)
TTY: 1-800-232-7215

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Related information

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