Young, new and migrant workers need special attention because it has been shown that they are at more risk of injury than their older or more experienced counterparts, especially in the first four to six months of employment.
In this free webinar, Jan Chappel from CCOHS will discuss how experience has shown that a successful training or outreach program will:
Cover the overall training needs (health and safety rights and responsibilities, hazard recognition and control, preparing for emergencies),
Recognize the difference between education and training, and
Incorporate best practice approach for reaching young, new or migrant workers and acknowledge the differences between these groups.
Tailored, audience-specific approaches that match the needs of the workers are best at achieving higher awareness for health and safety, and fewer accidents or incidents.
About the Presenter
Jan Chappel is a Senior Technical Specialist with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and is a project leader and author for OSH Answers (fact sheets) and publications.
She also works on a variety of projects including creating e-learning courses, developing OSH educational material for teachers in Ontario and Costa Rica, and projects such as healthy workplaces and designing a national web site for young workers in Canada.
Jan has a background in both Occupational Hygiene from the University of Toronto (MHSc) and Health Studies from the University of Waterloo.
This webinar was presented on May 3, 2011, as part of North American Occupational Safety and Health Week 2011.