They Just Don’t Listen

It’s amazing.  You tell them something and it’s like they’re deaf; like they haven’t heard a word you said. They just keep going over the same points as if you didn’t hear them the first time.  You know who I’m talking about: parents of course. Surprised? ...

Eager to please. But at what cost?

For many young workers, having a part time job can be the difference between being able to pay for tuition or not.  This past year saw a reduction of available jobs for young people.  The shuttering of retail chains like Target, Future Shop, Jacob, Mexx...

Work/School/Life Balance

It’s September and your young worker kid has to balance their part time job with school. Not to mention life. Are they prepared to make the transition? They say ‘there are only so many hours in the day’, but try telling that to a young person...

Monkey See. Monkey Do.

Your young worker comes home from their first day on the job. You are comforted by the fact that they are being taken under the wing of an older, experienced manager. Should you be? Why shouldn’t you? It would be fair to assume that someone who...

Checking in with Your Young Worker

They’ve been at their summer job for quite a while. When was the last time you discussed their day to day from a health and safety perspective? Hopefully, when your young worker child started their job, you got a sense of health and safety attitudes and...

Life Altering Hazards Invisible to the Naked Eye

You’re grateful that your child comes home without a scratch. Should you be? They walk in the door exhausted from a hard day at their very first job. You’re pleased to see them so engaged and committed to a process that will be a big part...

Refusing Unsafe Work: A Team Effort

Helping your young worker understand there is support in place should they face what they believe is unsafe. You’ve raised a smart kid. They know climbing a ladder that is broken is risky; that spraying chemicals without a mask is dangerous. They also know they have...

Boys and Risk: The Reality of Reality TV

There is one glaring fact that needs to be known about young adult males: They constitute 90% of all reported workplace injuries. I use the word ‘reported’ since it is impossible to say how many go unreported. Are they as risk averse as females? Not remotely....