The Ontario Ministry of Labour has announced a new safety blitz starting in May will focus on young and new workers. Inspectors will be checking young and new workers:
- Are properly oriented, trained and supervised on jobs.
- Meet minimum age requirements
- Are protected by safety measures to prevent injuries.
They state this blitz will be focusing on workplaces where young adults are frequently employed, including stores, wholesales, restaurants and vehicle sales.
“Young and new workers in Ontario are up to four times more likely to be injured during the first month on the job than at any other time. Ontario is committed to eliminating workplace injuries. All workers have the right to come home from work each day to their families, safe and sound.”
– Peter Fonseca
Minister of Labour