Bridging the safety gap for vulnerable young workers using youth employment centres

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Dr. Curtis Breslin, Matt Wood, Dr. Cameron Mustard
Institute for Work & Health and Ontario Association of Youth Employment Centres

Young people aged 16 to 24 years who are out of school (and especially those with less than a high school diploma) are at a particularly elevated risk of work injury. To determine the optimal way to improve occupational health and safety (OHS) for this “high risk” subgroup, the Institute for Work & Health collaborated with the Ontario Association of Youth Employment Centres (OEYAC) to conduct an online survey through youth employment centres across Ontario. This plenary will outline the main findings of this survey and discuss recommendations for employers and policy-makers in Ontario. Read the report.