Legislation For Protecting Young Employees In The Workplace

You, as an employer, must be at the top of your game with the health and safety management system within your workplace. There are a number of things that you need to be sure of, to keep yourself, your workers and other people who visit your business place safe. Young workers in particular, may be particularly vulnerable to accidents and other such incidents.

  • You need to identify hazards and carry out a risk assessment, regardless of if they are full time workers or casual workers.
  • Make special arrangements to ensure health and safety based on the risk assessment, which may include special arrangements for the following: young workers or new recruits, recruitment agencies, work experience and placement organisers, vocational training organisers and more.
  • Ensure you give the necessary organisation which may include things like specific supervision arrangements and having supervisors with the competence and time to execute their duty.
  • Give the necessary organisation including specific supervision arrangements and give the most competent supervisors the opportunity to execute.
  • If you realize there are vulnerable individuals, you need to identify the special measures necessary for them.
  • Give information about the possible risks about their jobs and the prevention measures you have.
  • Give your young employees the necessary training, instruction and information on recruitment, if there is a change of job or a change in the workplace.
  • Protect particularly sensitive risk groups from the possible dangers that affect them.
  • Always consult with workers and their representatives so that you can let them participate in health and safety questions.

A safe work place is crucial and ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive. Since Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd.’s founding, their diverse team of certified health and safety professionals have taken great pride in their ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions. As a CPO approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your company’s safety requirements. Contact us today.





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