Young Workers

At WorkplaceNL, we believe that in trying to build a positive safety culture, there is no better place to start than with our province’s youth and young workers. We have a number of programs aimed at helping young workers develop positive safety habits early in their careers.

Occupational Health and Safety 3203 High School Course

The OHS 3203 high school course is available in all schools throughout the province. Students completing the course are certified in first-aid, certified as an OHS Committee member and receive Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training. 

Click here to view the OHS 3203 text book.

Young Worker OHS Course

The Young Worker Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Course was developed to help young workers entering the workforce better understand health and safety principles and practices. The course meets all of the health and safety related learning outcomes in the Career Development 2201 curriculum. Career Development 2201 is a mandatory high school course, meaning every high school student will have an opportunity to complete the Young Worker OHS Course. This opportunity could have a significant impact on the working lives of all young workers.

Employers can also use this online course in their orientation programs when on-boarding young workers.

You can complete the online course, any time and at no cost, via WorkplaceNL’s Certification Training Registry.

Student Safety Video/Radio Ad Contest

Our annual Student Safety Video/Radio Ad Contest encourages students to share their thoughts on workplace safety and injury prevention. It’s open to grade 7-12 students, and winners receive a $1,000 cash prize and a plaque for their school. Learn more.

Click here to view previous Student Safety Video/Radio Contest Award winners.

WorkplaceNL Safe Student Award

2022 Safe Student and Educator Poster

The WorkplaceNL Safe Student Award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to promoting and advancing health and safety at their school and in their community. This contest is open to students in grade 7-12, and the winning student will receive $1,000. Nominations can be submitted by teachers, parents, fellow students, and community leaders.

Closing date for nominations is May 12, 2022.

Health and Safety Educator Award

The Health and Safety Educator of the Year Award recognizes educators who have demonstrated a commitment to the promotion and advancement of young worker health and safety. Winners of this award will receive $500, a plaque and $500 worth of health and safety equipment and supplies for their school. Nominations for this award can be submitted by the Department of Education, school administrators, peers, and students.

Closing date for nominations is May 12, 2022.

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