It’s Time to Check In
It’s Time to Check In

We tend to relate to the concept of ‘checking in’ in the context of air travel. It makes a lot of sense to check in, well in advance so we have less stress later on. The same thing applies to enabling our young worker children...

You’re lucky to have a job. And they’re lucky to have you.
You’re lucky to have a job. And they’re lucky to have you.

The importance of making our kids recognize that their contribution to their workplaces needs to be reciprocated with safe working conditions. You’d think they won a lottery. The reaction some young people have when they get the call that they’ve been hired for a summer job is...

Protecting one's hearing has always been important
Listen Up or You Might not Hear a Thing

Protecting one's hearing has always been important, but never has a generation been more at risk for permanent hearing loss than your kid’s. Many of us can remember our ears ringing after leaving a Bon Jovi concert or maybe Backstreet Boys depending on how old you...

Teen Construction Summer Job
Make sure they volunteer their services – not their lives

Volunteering is certainly one of the noblest things we can do in our communities. In fact, many organizations couldn’t survive without the support of volunteers. An excellent program in place in Ontario requires that high school students complete volunteer hours by the time they graduate. This...

Standing Up for Sitting Down
Standing Up for Sitting Down

The temperatures are hitting the thirties. Your kid is heading out the door to their job working outdoors. Are you telling them what they already know and possibly not what they need to know? We pass them all the time through the summer months. Young workers...

Guiding New and Young Workers to Safety

“Safe workers aren’t born. They’re taught.” This, according to a New and Young Worker Employer Guide developed by Workplace Safety North (WSN).  The fact is, new and young workers in Ontario are four times more likely to be injured on the job on the first month...

Marijuana: A Growing Workplace Hazard for Young Workers

‘It’s what the guys are doing on their breaks,’ according to one high school student working at a franchise of a national grocery store chain. And he’s not talking about resting their tired backs from all the boxes of soup cans they’ve restocked on to...

Traffic Control and Young Workers

At many construction and utility sites, young workers are often chosen for traffic control jobs in the summer. Doing traffic control may seem like the perfect summer job for a high school, college, or university student. They get to be outside all day, work in...