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Making Informed Decisions: Workplace Safety for Young Workers

This title is a part of the series Workplace Safety Series

Catalogue Number:  MCI080
Producer:  McIntyre Media Inc.
Producing Agencies:  McIntyre Media Inc.
Subject:  Guidance, Safety, Tech/Voc
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2015
Running Time:  18:45
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Workplace experience is a much needed and rewarding situation for students. With the opportunities that co-op placements, apprenticeships, job shadows and internships bring, students have even more chances to succeed with a competitive edge. They are given the opportunity to learn and show their ‘know-how’ in the real world. As a result, the importance of preparing students to work safely, as required by the Ministry/Department of Education, is greater than ever.

This new Canadian-produced program introduces students to the principles of workplace safety and health. It is aimed at high school and post-secondary students as a preparation for the world of work and is particularly relevant for those undertaking some form of work experience. Produced in consultation with various Canadian safety consultants, students are given important, potentially life-saving information on their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.

Each and every worker in Canada has three rights-- the right to know, the right to participate, and the right to refuse unsafe work. Every worker has responsibilities as well - the responsibility to work safely, to report hazards, and to use or wear protective devices. These rights and responsibilities, along with important safety and hazard information, are outlined in the program to help students make informed decisions, and learn to protect themselves and those around them by working smart.

Includes information on WHMIS and GHS.


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