The Resource Hub

Features Resources: Ontario


 Featured Resources: Manitoba
  • Spot The Zombie Manitoba is a campaign set up by Safe Work Manitoba and has a interesting twist by asking youth to “spot the zombie” in the work place. They have a variety of resources with a very interactive and awesome spot the hazard bootcamp. You can also try out their cool zomify yourself application and download your own workplace survival kit. 
  • Hear them featured on The #WorkRightCA Podcast here.

Featured Resources: Saskatchewan 


  • The Government of Saskatchewan has created a great Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course. Completing this Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course will help you learn about your rights and responsibilities for health and safety and labor standards — before you start work. Knowing how to look out for yourself can help you to have safe and fair work experiences.
    Remember, if you are 14 or 15 years of age and want to work in Saskatchewan, you will need to provide your employer with proof (a Certificate of Completion) that you have successfully completed this Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course before you start work.
  • Hear them here on The #WorkRightCA Podcast.

 Featured Resources: Alberta
  • In 2013, more than 7,000 young workers aged 15-24 suffered injuries on the job in Alberta. There are a number of ways you can stay safe at work, and Heads Up is there to help with a number of great safety posters and resources…and also some really cool contests!
  • Hear them on The #WorkRightCA Podcast here.
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  • The Job Safety Skills Society (JSSS) is a registered not-for-profit organization in partnership with educators, industry, government, and the community at larger, the JSSS is committed to:
    • Addressing the unacceptable number of workplace injuries and fatalities among young workers, and
    • Ensure young workers are properly trained for safety before they enter the workforce.
  • You can hear them featured on The #WorkRightCA Podcast right here.

 Featured Resources: British Columbia

Alive After Five

  • Since 2003, the BCFED Health and Safety Center has offered  Alive After Five, a program that delivers workshops to young workers in high schools and employment programs in communities across British Columbia.
    Students learn about their rights under the Workers Compensation Act and OH&S Regulations and how to exercise their rights on the job. The workshop also exposes students to roles and responsibilities of the employer, supervisor and workers by using real-life case studies.
  • You can hear member Dustin Burns on The #WorkRightCA Podcast here.


  • WorkSafeBC has many incredible videos and resources, including  information on topics like young workers behind the wheel, apprenticeships,  and bullying and harassment.
    WorkSafeBC is also home to the Young Workers Speakers Network, a network of engaging people who can talk to your school about health and safety and young worker issues.
  • Listen to Nick Perry here on The WorkRightCA Podcast.

star_1280Make sure to check out the Info For Young Workers page for the employment standards that regulate your conditions of work as defined by your own provincial or territorial ministry of labor. And Check back often as we discover and share more great Canadian resources.

 More great national and provincial resources:


Government of Canada


Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: Young Workers Zone

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Parachute Canada: Passport To Safety


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

  • OHCOW provides comprehensive occupational health services – to workers concerned about work-related health conditions and to workers, unions and employers who need support to prevent these health conditions from developing. OHCOW services are free of charge.



Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB)

  • WSIB provides no-fault workers’ compensation and promotes workplace health and safety. For information about claims forms, health issues, return-to-work programs, and links to other health and safety organizations.



Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC)

  • As Ontario’s designated health and safety training center, the WHSC provides training for workers, their representatives and employers from every sector and region of the province.


Institute for Work & Health (IWH)

  • IWH is an independent, not-for-profit research organization that aims to protect and improve the health of working people by providing useful, relevant research to workers, employers, occupational health and safety professionals, disability management professionals, clinicians, policy-makers and more.





WorkSmart Ontario



Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Young Worker Awareness Program

  • Ontario high school program – trained instructors come to high schools; presentation and classroom instruction components
  • Gives students information to protect their health and safety on the job
  • Health and Safety Quiz



Health and Safety 101

  • E-course developed by the Work Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario (WSIB), aims to inform workers 24 years old and younger about workplace health
  • Preparation for the Passport to Safety test (shows that you have a basic knowledge of workplace health/safety)


Green Hand program (Enform)

  • Green workers (green hands in the oil/gas industry) – young, new, and inexperienced workers
  • Identification of new workers – green hard hat, or green hand sticker on their hard hat
  • Green hands are not expected to:
    • Do their tasks as efficiently as an experienced worker
    • Know site-specific practices and procedures
    • Be familiar with site “permit to work” or similar company specific controls for keeping the workplace safe
    • Be familiar with operations, especially in an emergency
    • Know tasks hazards and activity related hazards or how to manage them


Young Worker Focus Report (2011)

  • A report on issues facing young workers in BC – how and why they’re getting hurt, and responsibilities for preventing young worker injuries



Health & Safety Ontario

Health & Safety Ontario comprises four health and safety associations working together to get Ontario’s workers home safely and achieve our goal of zero work-related injuries, illness and fatalities.



Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA)

  • IHSA comprises the former Construction Safety Association of Ontario, Electrical & Utilities Safety Association of Ontario, and Transportation Health and Safety Association of Ontario.
  • Serves: construction, electrical and utilities, aggregates, natural gas, ready-mix concrete and transportation.